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ENB - Region 4 Notices

Public Meeting Notice

Shandaken Tunnel Outlet SPDES Permit General Meeting - February 27, 2008

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) hereby gives notice that a meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday February 27, 2008, at the DEP office located at 71 Smith Avenue in Kingston, New York.

The meeting is being held in accordance with State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Discharge Permit No. NY-026-8151, for the Shandaken Tunnel Outlet. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of several projects in the Catskill watershed region. Public input is welcome.

The meeting is open to the public.

Contact: Erika Boetsch, NYC DEP BWS, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 773-4521, E-mail: eboetsch@dep.nyc.gov.

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Albany County Airport Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Runway 10 Tree Obstruction Removal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves tree obstruction removal to clear the 34:1 Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 77 approach surfaces. The project would involve selective removal of trees on a total of approximately 73 acres of land. The tree removal and subsequent maintenance of the tree removal areas would require avigation easements on 28 privately owned properties with tree obstructions. The project is located at 737 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, New York.

Contact: John O'Donnell, Albany County Airptort Authority, Phone: (518) 242-2238, E-mail: jdonnell@albanyairport.com.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rensselaer County - The City of Rensselaer Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marx Properties Riverfront Redevelopment may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Copies of the draft scope (and completed EAF) will be available for review at accessible locations as well as electronically. The lead agency will hold at least one publicly noticed hearing where oral comments will be accepted in addition to an open period for written comment. Those interested in receiving direct notice of scheduled meetings or available materials should submit a request with contact information to the address below. The action involves the applicant's, Marx Properties, proposal to construct a mixed use waterfront district (shorelines to be reconfigured and engineered with public esplanade) for the following site plan program elements: 515 residential units, 165,000 square feet of retail space, 250,000 square feet of office space, 1,830 parking spaces and 300 hotel rooms. The project is located on the grounds of the former Rensselaer High School, on the east shore of the Hudson River roughly between the Dunn Memorial Bridge and the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge and opposite the City of Albany's riverfront amphitheater. The local address of the site is 575 Broadway, Rensselaer, New York.

Contact: Marybeth Petit, City of Rensselaer Planning & Development Agency, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 465-1693, E-mail: crenplan@gmail.com.

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