ENB - STATEWIDE NOTICES

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Public Notice

DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-2216
and
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997

MUNICIPALITIES AND OWNERS/OPERATORS OF PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) propose to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 26, 2002, to add to the Project Readiness List a project that meets the eligibility for emergency financing pursuant to Section 4 of the IUP. A project description and explanation of the reason for adding this project to the IUP are included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # IUP Cost Explanation
Rainbow Water Putnam Rebuilding of the pump house and hydropneumatic pressure system that was destroyed when a 3000 gallon hydropneumatic tank ruptured due to over -pressurization of the 40 year old system. 17274 $300,000 A 3000 gallon hydropneumatic water tank ruptured, completely destroying the pump house, hydropneumatic tank and appurtenances resulting in an imminent public health threat. The system is under a boil water order and currently operating with temporary repairs until the hydropneumatic pressure system and well house can be rebuilt.

The Department has determined that the addition of this project will not adversely affect any other project listed on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. In addition, we have not altered the project priority rankings in any way. Except for the above-noted change, there is no other change to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.

Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF project cost increase will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on August 14, 2003 and should be filed with:

Mr. Michael E. Burke, P.E.
Director
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 400
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Fax Number: (518) 402-7659

The revised Project Readiness List may be obtained by calling DOH's toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.


Notice Of Availability Of The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) For Pathogens In Oyster Bay Harbor And Mill Neck Creek

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), with the assistance of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and their consultants, has completed the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) analysis for pathogens in Oyster Bay Harbor and Mill Neck Creek. The proposed TMDL identifies sources of pathogens to these water bodies and the reductions necessary to restore and protect water quality in order to return the designated use of shellfishing to them. This notice announces the availability of the proposed TMDL for Oyster Bay Harbor and Mill Neck Creek for public review and comment. A thirty day public review period has been established during which written comments may be submitted on the TMDL. Details regarding availability of information and comment submission are presented below.

INFORMATION: The proposed TMDL entitled "Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Loads for Shellfish Waters in Oyster Bay Harbor and Mill Neck Creek" dated July 2003. This document is available at the following website:www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/tmdl.html, or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Water Assessment and Management, by phone at 518-402-8179 or mail at NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3502.

COMMENTS: Comments on the Oyster Bay Harbor and Mill Neck Creek TMDL and NYSDEC's decisions will be accepted until September 2, 2003. Comments will be considered in finalizing the TMDL which will be submitted to USEPA Region 2 for review and approval. Please submit comments to : Jeff Myers, P.E., Director, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management, NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3502


Public Notice

The Health Research Science Board has approved a request for pesticide registry and pesticide application information maintained by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The request was made by Dr. Tammo Steenhuis of the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering of Cornell University. The abstract from the proposal follows. “NYS DEC and others have expressed an interest in a survey of representative areas in upstate New York to determine the occurrence and extent of pesticide contamination of groundwater. Of particular interest are ‘worst case’ areas where significant pesticide use coincides with shallow aquifers, presenting elevated contamination risks. The results of this survey would contribute to an assessment (by DEC and others) of the human exposure risk from pesticides in groundwater. The first year of work is a pilot-scale program, focused on a single shallow aquifer system in the Cortland Valley. The Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District has agreed to cooperate in this undertaking. Also included in the first year is the draft design of an upstate-wide groundwater survey, based on the experience of the pilot program."

Contact: Nancy Kim, Ph.D. (518-402-7511), New York State Department of Health, Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216.


Program Policy Review and Comment

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared the draft Program Policy: "Extending the Term of a Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP) Planning Period."

This draft Policy would provide guidance to Department staff and local solid waste management planning units on the options available to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of LSWMPs after the end of the planning period originally established in their Department-approved LSWMP.

The draft Policy can be obtained from Michael McTague, NYSDEC, 9th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7250, telephone 518-402-8711. It is also available in each of the Department’s nine Regional Offices from the Regional Solid & Hazardous Materials Engineer, and may be accessed at the following website: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/regs/index.html

Written comments on the draft program policy will be accepted for 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. Written comments should be addressed to James Sanford, Section Chief, Planning & Analysis Section, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, at the above address.


Legal Notice Of Availability

The USDA, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) Program in consultation and coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a Pre-Decisional Environmental Assessment (EA) titled, "Reducing ring-billed gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull and double-crested cormorant damage through an integrated wildlife damage management program in the State of New York." The proposed action is for WS to implement an integrated wildlife damage management program to reduce damage associated with ringed-billed gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull, and double-crested cormorant damage to property, agricultural and natural resources, and public health and safety on all lands in New York where a need exists, funding is available, and a request is received. The EA analyzes potential environmental effects of conducting alternative strategies for reducing ring-billed gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull, and double-crested cormorant damage, and identifies and analyzes issues and alternative strategies. Comments should be submitted to USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services at the address below and post marked and sent no later than September 1, 2003.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of the EA by contacting USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, 1930 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033 or by phone: (518) 477-4837 or Fax: (518) 477-4899.


Notice Of Adoption

ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO AIR REGULATIONS

Pursuant to the provisions of Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-0306-a, 71-2103, and 71-2105, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, and Part 210, Emissions and Labeling Requirements for Personal Watercraft Engines, have been adopted. This adoption was filed with the NYS Department of State on July 7, 2003 to be effective August 8, 2003.

The purpose of this rulemaking is to establish an emissions reduction program for new personal watercraft engines.

Joseph Iannotti
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3255
Phone: (518) 402-8292
e-mail: jjiannot@gw.dec.state.ny.us