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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/05/2007

Albany County

Applicant:

NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12232

Facility:

St Rte 7 & 2 Bridge Over I-87
St Rte 7 and I-87 (EXITS 5 & 6)
Latham, NY

Application ID:

4-0126-00657/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Colonie, Albany County


Project Description:

The Department of Transportation proposes to replace the bridge which carries State Routes 7 and 2 over interstate I-87. Additional work will involve modifying and extending acceleration/deceleration lanes between Exits 5 and 6, and reconstruction of Route 7 between Erin Drive and Wade Road. The project will involve permanent impacts to 3.4 acres of wetlands and temporary impacts to 1.1.acres of wetlands. As compensatory mitigation for the wetland impacts associated with this project the DOT proposes to create 3.5 acres of mixed forested and shrub wetland in a field on the south side of the Mohawk River, just west of the ramp connecting NYS Thruway Exit 26 and State Route 5-S in the Town of Rotterdam. The mitigation work will be authorized under a separate permit application (DEC number 4-4228-00263/00001).

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 21, 2007.

Contact:

Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Schenectady County

Applicant:

Rotterdam Square NY Ltd Partnership
1265 Scottsville Rd
Rochester, NY 14624 -5125

Facility:

Rotterdam Square Mall
93 West Campbell Rd
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Application ID:

4-4228-00046/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Rotterdam, Schenectady County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes an existing discharge of stormwater to the Poentic Kill, a class B waterbody, from an existing stormwater detention basin, at the applicants Shopping Center facility located at 93 West Campbell Road, in the Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County. The applicant has been required to submit an application to modify the permit under the Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy implemented by the Department. It is proposed that the permit be updated to allow the parameter for monitoring "Sodium Chloride" to be changed to "Chloride", the discharge limit for Total Suspended Solids to be increased from 10 mg/l to 40 mg/l and various administrative updates. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit until Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for, or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office. SPDES #NY-0109614.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 04, 2008.

Contact:

James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


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