Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2003 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control Projects, dated September 2002, has been amended. A notice published in the April 30, 2003 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) announced the availability of draft Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2003 CWSRF IUP which discussed adjustments to the sources and uses of funds. These fund adjustments will be used to finance cost increases to projects on the final CWSRF IUP Annual Project Priority List and to finance new projects added to the amended Annual List. Copies of the draft amendment were mailed to those applicants with projects on the amended Annual and Multi-Year Lists. Written comments on the draft were to be submitted by Friday, May 16, 2003. No public comments were received that affected projects to be funded in the current IUP financing period or necessitated revision of the amendment. Based on EFC’s project application reviews, changes in the IUP amounts of three (3) projects in Category B of the Annual List have been adjusted in this final amendment. These net adjustments have no impact on other projects nor on the totals in the amendment. Therefore, Amendment No. 1 to the FFY 2003 CWSRF IUP is final.
Copies of the final Amendment No. 1 can be requested by calling the EFC toll-free line at (800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or at (518) 402-7433. Amendment No. 1 will also be available on the EFC web site at www.nysefc.org (click on “What’s New” or “Clean Water”).
Applications are now available for the New York State Tenth Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The awards program was established to recognize pollution prevention efforts by NYS organizations.
Applicants can compete in one of the following three categories:
1) facilities generating waste and pollution: this category is for industrial, commercial or institutional facilities; federal, state and local governments; and educational institutions that generate waste and pollution; small (100 or fewer employees), mid-size (more than 100 and fewer than 500 employees), large (more than 500 employees)
2) technical assistance providers: this category is for environmental, community and civic organizations; trade associations or other business/industry groups; federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and other public or private entities; and
3) organizations committed to continuous improvement: this category is for organizations that demonstrate a longer term commitment to pollution prevention and continue to develop and implement pollution prevention programs and achieve results.
Nominations for awards will be made to Governor Pataki by the Department of Environmental Conservation based on recommendations from a selection committee.
Criteria to be considered for the applicants include: waste volume/toxicity reduction, overall environmental benefits, environmental justice, overall economic benefits, improvement in worker safety, innovations in technology, process or education program, level of management commitment, and transferability.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Presentation of the awards are scheduled to be presented at the NYS Recycling and Pollution Prevention Conference to be held in October, 2003 in Albany. The winners will be notified a week prior to the presentation of the awards. The deadline to apply for the awards is June 30, 2003. The application package is available through the DEC’s website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/p2gov.html
Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards should contact Mr. Carlos Montes at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, telephone (518) 402-9476, Fax (518) 402-9168, email: firstname.lastname@example.org