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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 28, 2006 to add a project to the Project Readiness List, to adjust the estimated project cost for three DWSRF projects and to revise the project score for one DWSRF project listed on the Project Readiness List. Project descriptions and explanations of the reason for the cost increases and scoring change are included in the table below:

Borrower County Project Description DWSRF # Current IUP Cost Proposed IUP Cost Explanation
(V) Ellisburg Jefferson Extend Distribution System, New System Consolidation 17201 $2,992,700 $3,945,000 The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer.
(C) Peekskill Westchester New water treatment plant. Phase 2 of 17152 17520 $9,000,000 $14,400,000 Place the project on the readiness list with a score of 2080. This project was received prior to the submittal deadline for the final IUP and placed only on the multiyear list due to a data input error. The increase in cost is based on the actual construction bids that were received.
(T) Lafayette Onondaga Connection with OCWA for GUDI source compliance., Upgrade Distribution System, New Interconnection 17480 $1,441,900 $1,441,900 Score increase to reflect Short Term financing closing. The project was listed at 110 points in the final IUP and with this amendment it is listed at 1110 points.
T) Campbell Steuben New Groundwater Source, New Storage, New Distribution System 16289 $0
($2,892,300 short term amount closed)
$627,821
($3,520,121will be the total long term financing amount)
The cost increase is a result of an update of the original project estimate by the engineer. The current cost is $0 since it reflects that the original project cost of $2,892,300 was provided in a short term financing to the community.

The Department has determined that the project addition, project cost increases, and project scoring revision are necessary and reasonable. Although the project priority rankings were altered to accommodate the addition of one project and the scoring revision of one project, these project changes 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, DWSRF project cost increases, and DWSRF project scoring revision will be accepted by fax or mail until close of business on May 10, 2007 and should be filed with:

Mr. Victor E. Pisani
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.


Public Notice

This notice announces the availability of a Draft Annual Report by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), pursuant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-02-02. The Draft Annual Report documents NYSDOT’s Stormwater Management Program for the Reporting Period of March 10, 2006 to March 9, 2007.

The NYSDOT is making this draft document available for public comment for a period of 30 days, ending May 24, 2007. Interested parties may provide their comments to NYSDOT via the mail or e-mail to be considered in finalizing the document.

BACKGROUND: SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), GP-02-02, requires that agencies or municipalities identified as Regulated Small MS4s must develop a Stormwater Management Program to address six Minimum Control Measures. This public notice serves to comply with NYSDOT’s “Public Involvement/Participation” Minimum Control Measure.

INFORMATION: Copies of the Draft Annual Report can be obtained by contacting the NYSDOT Environmental Analysis by mail at POD 41, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, or by phone at 518-457-5672. Printed copies of the Annual Report will be available for review at all 11 Regional NYSDOT Offices. The Annual Report is also available on the NYSDOT Stormwater Management webpage during the comment period at: https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/divisions/engineering/environmental-analysis/water-ecology/stormwater-management

Mail comments to:
David R. Graves, New York State Department of Transportation, Environmental Analysis, POD 41, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232 E-mail: Stormwater@dot.state.ny.us - Subject Line: Comments – Draft Annual Report


Public Notice

DEC Announces Fourth Annual Environmental Excellence Awards
Applications Available

Applications are now available for New York State’s Fourth Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. This award program recognizes New York’s environmental and conservation leaders who are solving environmental challenges through innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or creative partnerships. Eligible applicants include: businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government (local, state and federal), educational institutions and individuals. To be considered, a project application must result in an environmental benefit beyond what could have been achieved by using standard techniques or complying with regulatory requirements.

The Department is interested in projects that are contributing to the sustainable use of New York’s natural resources or are developing and delivering education programs that advance sustainability and innovation and positively contribute to a trained workforce. The program will also consider projects that address pollution prevention, manufacturing process improvements, energy efficiency, environmental justice, waste reduction and recycling, stormwater management, watershed planning, natural resource and habitat protection and restoration, land conservation, and other environmental protection and restoration initiatives. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they are a leader in their field.

Review criteria will include an assessment of: the environmental benefits; the economic benefits; the innovative approach of the project; the advancement of sustainability; how creative partnerships were created or strengthened by the project; the demonstration of leadership and management commitment to the environment; the demonstration of transferability and the demonstration that practices go beyond standard techniques or compliance requirements. In order to be considered for an award, an applicant must be in compliance with New York Environmental Conservation Law, applicable permits and local laws.

IMPORTANT: Applications must be postmarked by Friday June 1, 2007. The awards are scheduled to be presented in the fall of 2007.

The 2007 application brochure is available through the DEC’s website: www.dec.state.ny.us, by looking under the "Subject Index" button and selecting "E" or by doing a search for "Environmental Excellence Awards."

Anyone interested in obtaining more information regarding the application and criteria for the awards, should contact Michelle Hinman at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, telephone (518) 402-9469, fax (518) 402-9168, email depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us.