Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Availability of State Funds
Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) accepts applications from municipalities on an ongoing basis for funding under the Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) State Assistance Program. Both programs provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to local governments for eligible project costs, with reimbursement limited to $2.0 million per project. Anticipated funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is subject to annual legislative appropriations.
These funds are available to municipalities including: counties, cities, towns, villages, local public authorities, local public benefit corporations, school districts, supervisory districts and improvement districts, Native American tribes or Nations residing in New York State, or any combination of the above.
DESCRIPTION OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
MWRR Recycling Capital Projects - The Department is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through purchasing equipment or construction of recycling and composting facilities. Some examples are: construction of municipally-owned materials recycling facilities and composting facilities; recycling containers and recycling vehicles.
MWRR Recycling Coordinator Projects - The Department is authorized to provide State assistance to communities for Recycling Coordinator salaries and public education programs to expand local recycling and waste reduction programs and increase participation in those programs.
Household Hazardous Waste Projects - The Department is authorized to provide funding to communities for HHW collection days and construction of permanent HHW collection facilities in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.
Applications are available on-line at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/dshm/redrecy/sap.htm or you may call (518) 402-8706 to request a paper copy of the applications.
Contact: Sharon Smith, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7253, phone: (518) 402.8705, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant: NYS Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road
Albany, New York 12232
Facility: All State Highways and Related Structures
Application IDs: 0-0000-01129/00001 through 0-0000-01133/00001
Permit Applied For: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands General Permit
Project Is Located: Statewide
The NYS Department of Transportation has applied for the renewal of five (5) Freshwater Wetland General Permits for the following activities:
1. Bank and channel stabilization activities associated with existing transportation facilities,
2. Minor earth fills associated with the rehabilitation or replacement of existing transportation facilities,
3. Utility line installation and/or repair,
4. Rehabilitation or replacement of existing transportation facilities (requiring no configuration or alignment changes or earth fill in wetlands or adjacent areas),
5. Clearing, grubbing, grading and minor fills associated with survey and/or exploratory activities.
The permitted activities have been determined to have no significant environmental impacts.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the contact person no later than February 15, 2006.
Contact: Debra Ludwig Dunbrook
Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233 - 1750
Phone: (518) 402-9153