Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 11-0307, 11-0903, 11-0905, 11-0909 and 11-0917, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:
Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Section 2.30 relating to migratory game birds. This rule adoption will be published in issue 50 of the State Register, dated 12/15/2004 and will be effective upon publication.
For further information contact:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Wildlife
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8866
Availability of a Pre-Decisional Environmental Assessment prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture titled "Reducing Pigeon, Starling, House Sparrow, Blackbird, and Crow Damage through an Integrated Wildlife Damage Management Program in the State of New York," in consultation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) Program in consultation and coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has developed a Pre-Decisional Environmental Assessment (PDEA) titled "Reducing Pigeon, Starling, House Sparrow, Blackbird, and Crow 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 pigeons, starlings, sparrows, blackbirds, and crows to property, agricultural and natural resources, and public health and safety on all land classes in New York where a need exists, funding is available, and a request is received. This PDEA analyzes potential environmental effects of conducting alternative strategies for reducing pigeon, starling, sparrow, blackbird, and crow damage and identifies and analyzes issues and alternative strategies. WS is requesting public comments on this PDEA.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the PDEA by sending a request along with their name and mailing address to USDA, APHIS, WS, 1930 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033. For further information you may call (518) 477-4837. Written comments must be postmarked no later than December 29, 2004 to receive full consideration prior to the decision.
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 27, 2004, to correct the system name, borrower name, and county name for two DWSRF projects and to adjust the estimated project cost for two DWSRF projects listed on the Project Readiness List. A project description and explanation of the reason for each change and cost increase are included in the table below:
|Borrower||County||Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|(T) Volney||Oswego||New system to serve an area with private contaminated wells, system consolidation.||17099||$3,330,000||$4,221,000||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 a significant increase in steel prices since the original project estimate.|
|(T) Andes||Delaware||Phase 3 of project#15916. Upgrade Distribution System||17423||$104,648||$104,648||The project was incorrectly listed under Greene County. The amendment for this project is to list it under Delaware County. Also there was no borrower listed in the IUP. The borrower for the project is amended to be Andes (T) and the system name is amended to be Andes Town Water District 1 due to the dissolution of the Village of Andes.|
|NYCMWFA||New York City||Croton Filtration Plant. New Surface Water Treatment Rule Compliance Facility||16479||$38,298,000||$38,298,000||The projectís System Name was incorrectly listed as New York City- Catskill/Delaware System. The amendment for this project is to list the system name as New York City-Croton System.|
|(T) Bangor||Franklin||Replace existing GUDI source with new wells. Provide service for existing homes on private contaminated wells, and new storage and distribution System||17390||$1,295,000||$2,840,000||The cost increase is the result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer. It is attributed to a refined cost estimate, inflation and an increase in material costs since the original project estimate. In addition, the original conceptual area of service has been increased to include additional homes with private contaminated wells then those in the original preapplication.|
The Department has determined that the name changes and 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. The 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 changes, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings.
Written statements or comments on the above DWSRF name changes and project cost increases will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on December 23, 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 DOHís toll free information line at 1-800-458-1158, extension 27676 (within New York State only) or (518) 402-7676.