Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Public Notice of Review and Comment for the Draft "Survey to Describe Concentrations Ranges for Selected Analytes in Rural New York State Surface Soils."
On October 7, 2003, Governor Pataki signed into law comprehensive Superfund/Brownfield legislation that included a new Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). The goal of this new program is to enhance private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to reduce development pressure on "greenfields". The BCP is administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
The BCP requires that the DEC, in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (DOH), develop regulations that create an approach to remediation of contamination at brownfields. The regulations will include contaminant-specific soil cleanup objectives for soils that are based on a site's current, intended or reasonably anticipated future use. The law allows background soil levels in rural areas to be considered in the development of these soil cleanup objectives.
As part of the ongoing development of the soil cleanup objectives, the agencies have prepared a draft document entitled "Survey to Describe Concentration Ranges for Selected Analytes in Rural New York State Surface Soils" which is intended to generate data on contaminant levels in rural surface soils. The draft document is available at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/superfund/index.html.
DEC and DOH are seeking input on the draft document. Comment is sought from interested parties including consultants, risk assessors, environmental organizations, potential developers of contaminated property and others.
Comments should be submitted in writing, providing the technical and/or scientific rationale for the comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be accepted through June 18, 2004.
For more information about the proposed study, the development of soil cleanup objectives process, or to be put on the mailing list to receive information about this topics, please send an email to the address above or call 1-800-458-1158, extension 27530. There will be three public information workshops relative to the BCP held across the state in late May and early June. Information about the BCP and the workshops is available on the DEC website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bcp
Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 3-0301 and 11-0511, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:
Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Section 180.9 relating to fish dangerous to fish populations. This notice will be published in issue 22 of the State Register, dated 6/2/2004.
For further information contact:
William J. Culligan, Bureau of Fisheries
Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit
178 Point Drive North
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Telephone: (716)366-0228 E-mail: email@example.com
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
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 24, 2003, to adjust the estimated project cost for nine 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:
|Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|Suffolk County Water Authority||Suffolk||Wayne Court Well #1, Huntington (T), New Ground Water Source||17235||$424,360||$810,725||The cost increase is the result of a modification of the project scope to include the construction of a control building that is necessary for the control of the well but was not included in the original project submittal. There is no impact to SEQRA since SEQRA covered the inclusion of the proposed building.|
|SCWA||Suffolk||Old Dock Road Well #1, Smithtown (T), New Ground Water Source||17242||$424,360||$522,075||The cost increase is the result of higher project construction bid prices than originally estimated.|
|SCWA||Suffolk||Edgewood Avenue Well #4, Smithtown (T), New Ground Water Source||17248||$424,360||$470,525||The cost increase is the result of higher project construction bid prices than originally estimated.|
|(T) Mt. Pleasant||Westchester||Upgrade water treatment plant||17130||$2,660,000||$5,650,000||The cost increase is the due to the applicant's decision to include refinancing of an approximate $2.4 million bond which was taken out for the work. Originally the Town had only anticipated financing the remaining costs associated for the project and did not include refinancing the bond. In addition, the actual construction costs of the water treatment plant work exceeded the original estimates by approximately $600,000 due to unforeseen required changes in the project during the renovation.|
|(T) Ellisburg||Jefferson||Extend distribution to serve area with private contaminated wells and consolidate public water supplies.||17202||$3,726,000||$4,286,900||The cost increase is the result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer. It is attributed to inflation and an increase in material costs, including the significant increase in steel prices since the original project estimate.|
|(T) Lewis||Essex||Install new ground water source, upgrade water treatment plant, replacement of transmission and distribution mains.||15839||$1,180,013||$1,300,000||The cost increase is the result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.|
|(C) Mechanicville||Saratoga||New Water Treatment Plant||15284||$4,900,350||$6,106,272||The cost increase is the result of higher project construction bid prices than originally estimated.|
|(T) Patterson||Putnum||Upgrade Ground Water Source, Upgrade Distribution System||16985||$289,000||$385,000||The actual construction costs exceeded original estimates for this project.|
|(T) Forestport||Oneida||Install new ground water source, upgrade distribution mains.||15562||$2,670,000||$3,150,000||The cost increase is the result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer. It is attributed to inflation and an increase in material costs, including the significant increase in steel prices since the original project estimate.|
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. A portion of the proposed IUP cost increase for the Suffolk County Water Authority projects is related to required borrower debt service reserve funds that do not receive subsidy from the DWSRF. 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 increases will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on June 3, 2004 and should be filed with:
Mr. Michael E. Burke, P.E.
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.