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Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control
Final CWSRF Regulation Revisions

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) have amended the New York State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Regulations. The amended regulations are 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 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 final DEC and EFC CWSRF revised regulations were filed with the Department of State. The notice of final rulemaking will be published in the State Register on May 31, 2006.

A notice of availability of the final DEC and EFC CWSRF revised regulations 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 final revised regulations are available on the EFC web page at www.nysefc.org, click on “Clean Water State Revolving Fund”.

For a copy of the final DEC or EFC CWSRF regulations, 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

Notice of Public Comment Period Extension

Proposed Heightened Permit Requirements For MS4s In The East Of Hudson Watershed

In response to several request from individuals involved or interested in the Proposed Heightened Permit Requirements For MS4s In The East Of Hudson Watershed, the Department has extended the public comment period for 60 days to provide all interested individuals with additional time to review and submit comments on the Proposed Heightened Permit Requirements.

Part III.B.2 of the MS4 State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit (GP-02-02) requires an MS4 with discharges to an approved TMDL waterbody, that is not meeting the TMDL stormwater (load) allocations, to modify its SWMP to ensure that the reduction of the pollutant of concern specified in the TMDL is achieved. The permit requires that modifications to the SWMP be considered for each of the six minimum measures.

For the owners of regulated municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) in the East of Hudson Watershed, the Department (DEC) has developed heightened requirements that, if the MS4s implement as part of their Storm Water Management Program (SWMP), they will be presumed to be in compliance with the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Strategy requirements in Part III.B.2 of the General Permit (GP-02-02).

To view the original Environmental News Bulletin announcement that was posted on March 22, 2006 please click on the following link: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2006/20060322/not0.html

Public Comment Period Extension - The comment period runs until June 19, 2006.

Please send all comments to David Gasper, P.E. at djgasper@gw.dec.state.ny.us or NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505.