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NYS Conference of Environmental Health Directors 2013 Fall Meeting. Bureau of Water Supply Protection Bureau and Regulatory Updates October 8, 2013. Roger C. Sokol, Ph.D. Director. BWSP Update Topics. DWSRF Storm Mitigation Loan Program Technical Assistance/Circuit Rider Contract
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
Bureau and Regulatory Updates
October 8, 2013
Roger C. Sokol, Ph.D.
FFY 2014 DWSRF Final IUP is posted at www.nysefc.org
Funding Capacity for FFY 2014 is estimated at $426 million
Subsidized Funding Line is at 130 points
Changes in program for FFY 2014:
All new listing forms require submittal of a Smart Growth check list
Attachment IV of the IUP for copy of check list
Integration of the Storm Mitigation Loan Program
Attachment X of the IUP for information and listing form
THANK YOU! for Continued Processing of VA/ERPs
About One-half of the ~ 330 VA/ERPs Required by Law are Due in 2013
Of these, about one-half have been received at BWSP
Most of These Approved or Conditionally Approved
Remainder under Review
Please continue to Review and Process
Schedule of actual “Due” dates has been sent out to field coordinators
Reminder when mailing please stamp “confidential”
The BWSP is looking to re-energize the Capacity Development Program.
How can the Capacity Development Program be implemented more efficiently and effectively throughout New York State?
Please provide us with feedback and ideas on improving, integrating and streamlining the Capacity Development Program
Revisions to the Capacity Development Program are expected to be implemented sometime in late 2014.
Value of Water Brochure Created by the Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee.
Message: Provides information on the Value of Water and what it takes to deliver the service.
Available for download at: efc.syracusecoe.org/WWEO
NYS OEM Emergency Stockpile Water System Equipment upgrades
Retrofitting two DE units onto Trailers
Pending purchase of Three Trailer-Mounted Filtrations Units (Cartridges & UVs)
Trailer Mounted Cartridge & RO Unit
Meetings with OEM, NYWARN,and NYRWA regarding staging, deployments, O&M
National Interest in Understanding Private Well Quality and Public Health
Department applied for and was just awarded a CDC EHS-Net Water Well grant (“risk assessment”)
Thanks for completing last spring’s Survey Monkey and letters of support
Objective is to assess private wells relative to their vulnerabilities and public health protection
The two-year effort will assemble available data into a database which will then be evaluated.
SDWA Amendment on “Lead-Free” Becomes Effective January 4, 2014
“Lead-free” will mean:
Solder and flux no more than 0.2 percent lead
Pipes, pipe fittings, appurtenances, fixtures no more than 0.25 percent lead in “wetted surfaces”
Covers Repairs and Replacement
Draft Reduction Of Lead In Drinking Water Act Frequently Asked Questions Please send comments to LeadFreeAct@epa.gov
The “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act was enacted on January 4, 2011 to amend Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA or Act) respecting the use and introduction into commerce of lead pipes, plumbing fittings or fixtures, solder and flux. The Act established a prospective effective date of January 4, 2014, which provided a three year timeframe for affected parties to transition to the new requirements. In anticipation of these changes taking effec ….
- One had well field and UV unit flooded (Six feet)
- Three kept Advisories local per quick valving & isolation decisions
• One system with Water Conservation Only per extensive “Tanker Brigade”
PWS operators should have a working knowledge of key isolation valves and their locations
Recommended Standards stream-crossing reqt (5 feet below stream-bed), valve reqts, flood-proofing, and redundancy all make eminent sense
Approved Bulk Haulers are WonderfulLessons Learned