Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The DEC announces the extension of the Open Application Period until January 5, 2007 for the Landowner Incentive Program: Grassland Protection and Management.
Private landowners can apply for technical guidance and financial incentives for the protection of at-risk grassland species on their land. Eligibility is limited to privately-owned land within portions of following counties: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Otsego, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tompkins, Ulster, Washington, Warren, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
Eligible landowners will compete for funding, set at $55 or $60 per acre per year to conduct the prescribed grassland management. The higher rate will be applied for parcels of land located within 25 miles of large urban areas (population of more than 100,000), reflecting higher soil rental rates near population centers.
The deadline for pre-application submission has been extended to January 5, 2007.
Marcelo J. del Puerto
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12223-4750
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180-2216
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
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
Draft Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 28, 2006 was published in the November 15, 2006 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #1 closed on November 30, 2006. The New York State Department of Health received no public comments pertaining to this amendment. Therefore, the amendment to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan is final as shown below:
"The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) amended the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) dated September 28, 2006 to add a project to the Project Readiness List. A project description and explanation of the reason for the change are included in the table below:
|Borrower||County||Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|Hudson (C)||Columbia||New Surface
Storage (phase 2 of DWSRF #16251)
|17288||Not in IUP||$1,000,000||Place the project on the readiness list with a score of 2205. This project appeared on the draft IUP readiness list at a score of 2205 but was excluded from the final IUP readiness list due to a database input error.|
The Department has determined that the project addition is necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. Although we have altered the project priority rankings to accommodate the addition of a project, the project addition will not adversely affect any other project on the IUP Project Readiness List above the funding line. Except for the above-noted change, there are no other changes to projects listed on the Project Readiness List or to the project priority rankings."
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.