ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Safe Drinking Water Act Grant Program For New York City Watershed Protection

Request for Proposals for Water Quality Improvement Projects : New York City Watershed

The New York City Watershed Protection Program will be advanced through funding from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act Grant Program. For federal fiscal year (FFY) 2005, $1.0 million will be available for Non-Point Source Abatement; Assessment, Planning and Research; and Outreach and Education projects in the New York City Watershed.

The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was enacted to protect the quality of drinking water in the United States of America. The New York City Watershed Protection Program provides financial assistance for projects as a part of the watershed program for protection and enhancement of the quality of source waters of the New York City water supply system. Projects include those that demonstrate, assess, or provide for comprehensive monitoring and surveillance and those that are necessary to comply with the criteria for avoiding filtration. The SDWA Grant Program is administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as part of the Department’s Water Quality Improvement Projects: New York City Watershed Protection Program.

All projects must meet the primary goal, to protect and enhance the quality or quantity of the New York City water supply, while preserving and enhancing the economic and social character of the communities in the New York City (NYC) Watershed. The proposed projects must be within the NYC Watershed. The NYC Watershed is defined as the land area within the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess, that contribute to the water supply system of NYC. Construction projects are not eligible.

A new WQIP 2005 Application Form must be submitted to be considered for funding. Applications from previous years will not be carried over.

Application materials for Water Quality Improvement Projects have been mailed to each municipality in the watershed. Copies are also available by calling DEC's Division of Water (518) 402–8164 or visiting DEC's website at www.dec.state.ny.us . All project applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2005.


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Town Board of the Town of Berne, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Berne Zoning Ordinance Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments which are consistent with the adopted Town of Berne Comprehensive Plan (April 1992) which directs the Town to preserve and enhance small town rural quality.

Contact: Kevin Crosier, Town of Berne, P.O. Box 57, Berne, NY 12023, phone: (518) 872-1448.


Columbia County - The Town of New Lebanon Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of New Lebanon Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a comprehensive plan which includes a summary of public input; a profile of physical, cultural and natural resources of the Town; GIS maps, data and analysis; a vision statement; a set of goals; and a series of recommendations to guide growth and development in the Town.

Contact: Supervisor Wheeler, P. O. Box 328, New Lebanon, New York 12125, phone: (518) 794-8888.