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ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD MEETING

The State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 2:00 p.m., March 1, 2006 in Room 129B of the Department’s main offices at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.

The Environmental Board will consider the following rulemaking actions of the Department of Environmental Conservation:

This meeting is open to the public.

Ruth L. Earl
Executive Secretary
State Environmental Board


Public Notice

This notice announces the availability of the Draft New York State 2006 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters. The list identifies those waters that do not support appropriate uses and that require and are scheduled for development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other restoration strategy. Public comment on the list will be accepted for 30 days, through March 17, 2006.

BACKGROUND: The Federal Clean Water Act requires states to periodically assess and report on the quality of waters in their state. Section 303(d) of the Act also requires states to identify Impaired Waters, where specific designated uses are not fully supported. For these Impaired Waters, states must consider the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or other more appropriate strategy to reduce the input of the specific pollutant(s) that restrict waterbody uses, in order to restore and protect such uses. Additionally, the state is required to develop a Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) to outline its process for monitoring and assessing the quality of New York State waters. The CALM describes the water quality assessment and Section 303(d) listing process in order to improve the consistency of assessment and listing decisions.

INFORMATION: Copies of the Draft New York State 2004 Section 303(d) List can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at 518-402-8179. An electronic version of the list can also be requested by email to dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. The list will be available on the NYSDEC website during the comment period at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/303d2006.pdf.

Public comments regarding the Section 303(d) List should be mailed to the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management at the above address.


Public Notice

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control

Public Meeting and Hearing on CWSRF Proposed Regulation Revisions

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are proposing to amend the New York State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Regulations, currently codified under 6 NYCRR Part 649 (DEC CWSRF Regulations) and 21 NYCRR Part 2602 (EFC CWSRF Regulations). The CWSRF program was created and is jointly administered by DEC and EFC pursuant to Chapter 565 of the Laws of 1989, and as further amended by Chapters 55 and 645 of the Laws of 1992.

The proposed revisions conform DEC’s and EFC’s CWSRF regulations to current administrative purposes and practices. The revisions also update the Project Priority System (PPS) for the purpose of ensuring equitable statewide treatment of funding priorities and integrate the water quality objectives as set forth in the Clean Water Act (CWA) Sections 212, 319 and 320.

The proposed DEC and EFC CWSRF revised regulations were filed with the Department of State. The notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the State Register on February 15, 2006.

A public meeting and hearing on the proposed amendments to the DEC and EFC CWSRF regulations will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 3, 2006, in the Stedman Room at the William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, N.Y. (Exit 4 off I-87, ¼ mile east on Albany Shaker Road, (518) 458-9274), Town of Colonie, Albany County. The hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with mobility impairments. Interpreter services will be made available to hearing impaired persons, at no charge, upon prior written request to EFC.

A hearing notice and summaries of the proposed DEC and EFC CWSRF regulation revisions will be mailed to representatives of municipalities with projects in the CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) Multi-Year List, advisors, consulting firms, and other interested parties. The DEC and EFC CWSRF regulation revisions are available on the EFC web page at www.nysefc.org, click on “Proposed CWSRF Regulation Revisions”.

For a copy of the proposed DEC or EFC CWSRF regulation revisions, or 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
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
(800) 882-9721 (within NYS only) or (518) 402-7433
FAX: (518) 402-7456

The comment period for these regulations will remain open through close of business on Monday, April 10, 2006. Written comments should be addressed to both:

Ms. Judith Avent
Deputy General Counsel
Legal Division New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207-2997
FAX: (518) 402-6972

AND

Mr. Richard E. Draper
Director, Bureau of Water Permits
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-3505
FAX: (518) 402-9029


Public Notice

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
and
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway
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 27, 2005 to add a project to the Project Readiness List and to adjust the estimated project cost for three 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) Brasher St. Lawrence Extend system to serve area with private contaminated wells, consolidate public water supply, eliminate public water supply with past total coliform detection 17105 $0 $512,791 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. Current cost reads zero due to project’s short term funding of $1,447,000. The proposed IUP cost is that above the short term closed amount.
(T) Richland Oswego New system to serve area with private contaminated wells, consolidate public water supply that is in violation of the Surface Water Treatment Rule 16010 $0 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
(V) Marathon Cortland New groundwater source and distribution system 15586 $930,000 $1,377,186 The cost increase is the result of additional hydro-geological studies and increased material and labor costs since original estimates in June 2002.
(V) Kiryas Joel Orange Water supply expansion and improvements (new wells and well fields). Consolidation with police barracks, new ground water source, new system consolidation 16752 Not in IUP $2,100,000 The Project was deleted in error from the IUP after the repayment of the short term funding. This amendment is to place the project back on the readiness list with a score of 155 points.

The Department has determined that the project addition and project cost increases are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed. Although we have altered the project priority rankings to accommodate the project addition, the project addition and 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 project addition and project cost increases will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on March 2, 2006 and should be filed with:

Mr. John M. Dunn, P.E.
Acting Director
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.