August 6, 2019 - In This Issue:
Intended Use Plan
This is a reminder that the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the Department of Health (DOH) are seeking comments from the public regarding the Draft 2020 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The Draft IUPs are available at .

A joint public meeting and hearing to review the Draft 2020 CWSRF IUP and DWSRF IUP and to accept public comments on the IUPs will be held on  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the William K. Sanford Town Library, located at 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY. Public notices of this meeting and hearing were published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) and in the State Register on July 24, 2019.

Written comments will be accepted on the Draft 2020 IUPs until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Written comments on the Draft 2020 CWSRF IUP should be submitted to:
Mr. Timothy P. Burns, P.E.
Director, Division of Engineering & Program Management, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2997
FAX: (518) 402-6954, E-mail:
If you need additional information on the Draft 2020 CWSRF IUP or have questions on financing through the CWSRF program, please call Mr. Dwight Brown, SRF Program Services Coordinator, at (518) 402-7396.

Written comments on the Draft 2020 DWSRF IUP should be submitted to:
Mr. Michael Montysko, P.E.
Design Section Chief, Bureau of Water Supply Protection, New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Rm. 1135, Albany, New York 12237
FAX: (518) 402-7599, E-mail: (If sent by email please put "Draft IUP comment" in the subject line.)

If you need additional information on the Draft 2020 DWSRF IUP or have questions on financing through the DWSRF program, please call Mr. Michael Montysko, P.E., Design Section Chief, at (518) 402-7650.

Thank You, The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Members in the News
Jeannette A. Brown Named Distinguished ASCE Member Class of 2019
Jeanette A. Brown, P.E., D.WRE, BCEE, F.ASCE, F.WEF, currently a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2019 class of Distinguished Members for exemplifying the role  of  the engineer in society through mentoring, research, leadership in multiple organizations, servic es, and  encouragement to others to similarly serve and develop professionally.

Brown teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Manhattan College. She has achieved eminence in the field through her passionate spreading of the concerns around environmental engineering. This includes exhorting  students and others she works with to pursue their professional certification and continue professional development.

She was previously executive director for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (SWPCA), in Connecticut. Most notable among the significant improvements her research helped bring to wastewater treatment was the "Stamford Baffle" for secondary clarifiers. This technology has been incorporated into the design of clarifiers throughout the United States as well as other countries. Brown also showed through in-plant research that secondary treatment plants could be modified at little or no capital cost to remove considerable amounts of nitrogen. Additionally, she introduced the concept of gasification of dried wastewater residuals and proved its efficacy as an alternate solids disposal technology.

Brown's service to ASCE started when she served as secretary of the Water Pollution Management Committee in 1991 and as its vice chair the following year. She was then chair of the Sludge Management Technical Committee beginning in 1992, technical co-chair of the Montreal EED Conference in 1993, Steering Committee member of the Boulder, CO, EED Conference in 1994, and a principal contributing author for the Conveyance of Water and Wastewater Residuals monograph in 1999. She was chair of the Wastewater and Stormwater subcommittee of the Wastewater Infrastructure Security Standards Committee, 2002-present, serving too on the National Water Policy Board and Report Card Advisory Council. She was Presidential Appointee to the EWRI Governing Board, and became EWRI president in 2008. She is currently a member of the EWRI Residuals Management Committee. She is also on the Board of the Water Research Foundation, and a member of the WEFTEC Program Committee. She was the first woman president of EWRI and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). She also served as president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

She is a Board-certified Environmental Engineer through AAEES and a Diplomate in the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. A registered professional engineer in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, she is also a Fellow of ASCE and WEF. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including ASCE's State-of-the-Art Award, the CT Governor's Environment 2000 Award for contributions to improving the water quality of Long Island Sound, the Cleary Award (AAEES, 2008), the Distinguished Career Award (Manhattan College, 2011), EWRI's Service to the Institute (ASCE/EWRI, 2012), and EWRI's Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).

Brown is an authority on biological nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment plants and biosolids treatment and management, and has published and presented many papers globally on these topics. She has been contributing author on many Manuals of Practice for both WEF and ASCE.

Douglas J. Daley Receives Award
Douglas J. Daley '82, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering and director of the SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies, received the 2019 ESF College Foundation Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching.

Lauren Livermore Recognized with 40-Under-40 Award
Congratulations to Lauren Livermore, NYWEA's Vice President from Barton & Loguidice. She is being honored as one of CNY Business Journal's "40-Under-40". The award recognizes 40 young leaders under the age of 40 who excel in the workplace, volunteer, and give back to the CNY community.

Thank you,  Lauren, for all you do for NYWEA and the Central NY community!

Congratulations to each one of you!
News Updates
Drinking Water
Leadership Opportunity
Vice President-Elect. How would you like to be President of NYWEA in 2023?
If you are interested in a long-term, career-enriching opportunity, please consider applying for this important position. All members are eligible to apply. Please submit your resume with a cover letter that highlights any of the attribute areas listed in the  Officer Responsibilities to: Patricia Cerro-Reehil, Executive Director at  by August 15.
Call for Applications! Deadline Extended to Wednesday, September 11
Reduce WRRF Energy Costs by 5%!

Click here to check out this Youtube video to see what NYWEA members have to say about this important program!

"Strategic Energy Management Pilot Program for Water Resource Recovery Facilities"
Strategic Energy Management (SEM) results in continuously improving energy performance and long-term energy, cost, and carbon savings. Participation in the pilot will be cost-shared 100% by NYSERDA. The pilot includes training, coaching, on-site activities, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. Plants must spend a minimum of $200,000 annually on energy (all fuels).  

Contact Kathleen O'Connor (NYSERDA) for information at or (518) 862-1090 ext. 3422.
Sharpening the Saw
Summer is a great time for learning! Check out the Member Education 
Committee events in your area!
August 14 
Strategic Energy Management
Washington County Municipal Center, Building B, 2nd Floor Classroom, 
383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY

September 4 
Collection Systems - Inflow and Infiltration
Civil Defense Training Facility, 7220 NY Route 54, Bath, NY

September 12 
NYC Watershed Science & Technical Conference "Clean Water Through Protection and Partnership"
Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties, NY

September 18 
Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators
Utica College, Economic Crime & Justice Building, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY

September 19 
Nitrogen Removal
Utica College, Economic Crime & Justice Building, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY

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