Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The sixth (and probably final) meeting of the Invasive Species Task Force (ISTF) will be a one-day meeting in Albany. It will convene from 10:00 to 1:00 on October 26th in the Pride of New York Room at the Department of Agriculture and Markets Headquarters, 10 B Airline Drive. The ISTF is a seventeen-member task force that is charged with assessing the problems associated with invasive species throughout New York State and reporting both findings and recommendations to Governor Pataki and the Legislature by November 2005. The ISTF was created by legislation signed by Governor Pataki in July 2003.
The agenda will include: a summary of the public comments received about the Draft Report of the New York State Invasive Species Task Force and a discussion of changes to that document. The Steering Committee will provide recommendations on both potential changes and rollout of the Final Report to the Governor, Legislature and public.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Final FFY 2006 Intended Use Plan (IUP)
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have prepared the final Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2006 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The IUP includes a list of projects that could receive low interest financing between October 1, 2005 and September 30, 2006.
New projects may be added to the IUP Annual and Multi-Year Project Priority Lists as they are identified by municipalities and not-for-profit land acquisition organizations interested in CWSRF financing, subject to availability of sufficient funds. Notification of amendments to the final IUP will also be published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB).
Copies of the final 2006 CWSRF IUP are being mailed to certain municipal officials, advisors, consulting firms, and other interested parties. Copies are also available at New York State Documents Depository Libraries. The CWSRF IUP is available on the EFC “web page” at www.nysefc.org/clean water/2006 IUP - final IUP.
For a copy of the final FFY 2006 CWSRF IUP, assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on the CWSRF program, please contact:
Mr. David Morseman
SRF Program Services Coordinator
Division of Engineering and Program Management
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Albany, New York 12207-2997
(800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
FAX: (518) 402-7456
Information on the Clean Water SRF and other EFC programs can be viewed on the World Wide Web at: http://www.nysefc.org
The regulations at 6 NYCRR 601.5(f)(12) require that aquifer pump test results be submitted as part of any Water Supply Application involving a new or additional groundwater source. In order to accurately define a public water supply well's pumping capabilities, in 1994 the Division of Water created a policy on recommended pump test procedures. Now this policy has been updated with current scientific knowledge regarding hydrogeologic understanding of aquifers, and to eliminate some conflicts that existed with New York State Department of Health protocols. This revised policy will result in a more accurate understanding of the aquifers being utilized for public water supply and thus lessen the possibility that an aquifer is over pumped or faces problems during periods of drought. The new procedures are available at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/watersupply.html
Contact: - James Garry, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, phone: (518) 402-8212.
New York State Department of State
41 State Street, 9th floor
Albany NY, 12231
Environmental Protection Fund
New York State Quality Communities Program 2005-2006
Eligible applicants: Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Local Public Authorities, Public Benefit Corporations, Indian Tribes/Nations, and Not-for-Profit Corporations.
Funds are available for planning projects which revitalize downtowns, develop strong economies and protect environmental resources. Eligible applicants may apply for grants by submitting proposals that incorporate one or more of the following programs: Intermunicipal Growth, Community Growth, Community Open Space, Mountain Communities and Community Center.
Request for Applications and forms along with other pertinent information are available for downloading from the: Quality Communities Clearinghouse Web site: www.qualitycommunities.org,. For other information please call, 518-473-3355 or email QC@dos.state.ny.us.
Application Deadline has been extended to DECEMBER 5, 2005