Consolidated SPDES Renewals
This notice announces the availability of the Draft New York State 2004 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters. The list identifies those waters that do not support appropriate uses and that require and are scheduled for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development. Public comment on the list will be accepted for 45 days, through March 12, 2004.
BACKGROUND: The Federal Clean Water Act requires states to periodically assess and report on the quality of waters in their state. Section 303(d) of the Act also requires states to identify Impaired Waters, where specific designated uses are not fully supported. For these Impaired Waters, states must consider the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other strategy to reduce the input of the specific pollutant(s) that restrict waterbody uses, in order to restore and protect such uses. Additionally, the state is required to develop a Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) to outline its process for monitoring and assessing the quality of New York State waters. The CALM describes the water quality assessment and Section 303(d) listing process in order to improve the consistency of assessment and listing decisions.
INFORMATION: Copies of the Draft New York State 2004 Section 303(d) List can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Research by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at 518-402-8179. An electronic version of the list can also be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The list is also expected to be available on the NYSDEC website at during the comment period at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/303dcalm.html.
Public comments regarding the Section 303(d) List should be mailed to the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Research at the above address.
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 9-0105 and 11-2101, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:
Notice of Proposed Consensus Rule Making for 6 NYCRR Sections 51.6 and 190.8 to prohibit underage drinking on State lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
For further information contact:
Andrew T. Jacob
New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Division of Forest Protection and Fire Management
625 Broadway, 8th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-2560
Phone: (518) 402-8839
Pursuant to the provisions of Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, and 19-0311, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that amendments to 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-2, Reasonably Available Control Technology for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx RACT) and Subpart 201-3, Exemptions and Trivial Activities, have been adopted. This adoption was filed with the NYS Department of State on January 12, 2004 to be effective February 11, 2004.
The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen from stationary internal combustion engines.
NYSDEC Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3254
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
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
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
Draft Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 24, 2003 was published in the December 31, 2003 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #1 closed on January 15, 2004. The New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to this amendment. Therefore, the amendment to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan is final as shown below:
"The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 24, 2003, to adjust the estimated project costs for twelve DWSRF projects listed in the Project Readiness List. A project description and explanation of the reason for the cost increases are included in the table below:
|Borrower||County||Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|Yates||Eliminate public water supplies with surface water treatment rule violations by extending distribution and consolidating public water supplies.||17078||$3,441,500||$3,741,500||The increased cost is necessary to cover the loss of Rural Development funding which was expected.|
|(T) Sheridan||Chautauqua||Extend distribution to serve private contaminated wells and consolidate public water supplies.||17059||$1,600,000||$1,700,000||The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
|(T) Perrysburg||Cattaraugus||Create a new system to serve area with private contaminated wells and consolidate public water supplies, eliminating past E. Coli detections.||17040||$524,700||$1,200,000||The increased cost is necessary to cover the loss of Rural Development funding which was expected.|
|(V) Arkport||Steuben||Phase 2 of DWSRF #15563, upgrade water treatment plant, install new ground water source, transmission line and storage.||17283||$350,000||$1,100,000||Since the original application the Village's spring source has been determined to be GWUDI. The difference in cost is necessary to cover the addition of filtration equipment in the water treatment plant.|
|(T) Perrysburg||Cattaraugus||Upgrade water treatment plant and ground water source, install new transmission line and extend distribution.||17192||$988,500||$1,880,000||The increased cost is necessary to cover the loss of Rural Development funding which was expected.|
|(V) Richmondville||Schoharie||Phase 2 of Project #15238, upgrade distribution system.||17150||$338,000||$369,612||The cost increase is due to increased construction costs, higher than the original estimates.|
|(T) Alexandria||Jefferson||Extend distribution to serve private contaminated wells and consolidate public water supplies||17045||$4,841,824||$7,235,436||The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
|Wellesley Island Water Corp.||Jefferson||Construct new treatment facility to comply with the SWTR||16339||$1,013,151||$2,336,000||The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
|(T) Volney||Oswego||Extend distribution to serve private contaminated wells and consolidate public water supplies||17099||$3,185,252||$3,730,000||The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
|(T) Kirkland||Oneida||Extend distribution to serve private contaminated wells and consolidate public water supplies||16889||$1,578,872||$1,900,000||The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
|(V) Unionville||Orange||Construct new water treatment plant, ground water source, storage. Upgrade pump station and distribution system||16711||$732,195||$1,200,000||The cost increase is due to increased construction costs higher then the original estimates.|
|(T) Newstead||Erie||Construct new storage and extend distribution system to consolidate systems.||16087||$6,280,000||$6,574,000||The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
The Department has determined that the project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. These project cost increases will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. 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."
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.