Consolidated SPDES Renewals
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 #2 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan issued September 28, 2006 was published in the January 17, 2007 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin. The comment period for the Draft Amendment #2 closed on February 1, 2007. 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 adjust the estimated project cost for one DWSRF project and revise the project description for two DWSRF projects listed on the Project Readiness List. The revised project descriptions and an explanation of the reason for the cost increase are included in the table below:
|Borrower||County||Project Description||DWSRF #||Current IUP Cost||Proposed IUP Cost||Explanation|
|(V) Mannsville||Jefferson||New SWTR
New Distribution System
|17103||$800,000||$950,000||The cost increase is a result of an
update of the original project
estimate by the engineer.
|(T) Paris||Oneida||New Ground Water
|17487||$3,100,000||$3,100,000||Revised project description from
new inter-connection to new
ground water source.
New Ground Water Source,
Upgrade Distribution System,
|15080||$6,850,000||$6,850,000||Revised project description to
include replacement of an existing
storage tank as indicated in the
endorsed engineering report.
The Department has determined that the revised project descriptions and project cost increase are necessary, reasonable and consistent with the original project concept. In addition, the scope of the projects has not changed, nor have we altered the project priority rankings in any way. The project cost increase 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.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is soliciting public comments on a Draft Sportfishing Restoration and Spending Plan for the Lake Ontario System. The Draft Plan proposes ways to restore/enhance recreational fishing and fisheries in the New York waters of the lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and their tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable to fish (hereafter referred to as the Lake Ontario system).
Funds for this restoration are available from a settlement of the State’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) claim for the Lake Ontario system. The Occidental Chemical Corporation agreed to pay the State $12 million in five equal payments over four years. The settlement was based on an assessment of the damages to the State’s natural resources, in particular a loss of recreational fishing benefits resulting from the imposition of fish consumption advisories because of the presence of contaminants in Lake Ontario fish. The proceeds of the settlement will be used to restore/enhance sportfishing and the injured natural resources.
Copies of the Draft Plan can be viewed or downloaded from; www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/fish/lkontactivities.html or from NYSDEC Regional Headquarters in Watertown, Syracuse, Avon and Buffalo. Public meetings are scheduled as follows:
|6||Ogdensburg||7:00 PM||2-12-2007||St.Lawrence Valley Sportsmens Club Route 37
Red Mills, NY
|6||Watertown||7:00 PM||2-13-2007||Watertown State Office Building
First Floor Conference Room
317 Washington St.
|7||Mexico||7:00 PM||2-14-2007||Mexico H.S. Auditorium
|8||Rochester||7:00PM||2-7-2007||RIT campus, Carlson Aud., Imaging
Science Bldg. 1 Lomb Memorial Drive
|9||Lewiston||7:00 PM||2-15-2007||Lewiston-Porter H.S.
4061 Creek Road
All interested parties are encouraged to use [website] for both reviewing the Draft Plan and for submitting comments. Conventional written comments should be mailed to:
Mr. Christopher J. Balk
Lake Ontario Natural Resource Damages Coordinator
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
P.O. Box 292
Cape Vincent, New York 13618
All comments must be received by 3-20-2007.