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ENB - Region 4 Notices

Public Notice

Shandaken Tunnel Outlet SPDES Permit General Meeting - August 26, 2008

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) hereby gives notice that a meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday August 26, 2008, at the NYC DEP office located at 71 Smith Avenue in Kingston, NY.

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.

County: Greene

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Temporary Revokable Permit (TRP) - Pine Orchard Athletic Club

Contact Person: Frank Parks, Senior Forester

Address: NYS DEC - Stamford Sub Office
65561 State Hwy. 10, Suite 1
Jefferson Road
Stamford, NY 12167-9503

Phone: (607) 652-7365
Fax: (607) 652-2342

Project Location: Escarpment Trail, Towns of Windham, Jewett, Hunter, Haines Falls, Greene County

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation has approved a TRP application (#4812) to allow the Pine Orchard Athletic Club to conduct the Annual Escarpment Trail Run.

Comments will be accepted until July 16, 2008.

Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The Town Board of East Greenbush, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Updates to the Town of East Greenbush Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to update and amend the Town of East Greenebush zoning code and district map with substantial changes which include most individual districts as well as town-wide changes to reflect the 2006 Comprehensive Plan. These changes include the addition of a new B-1 General Business Mixed Use district, changes to zoning district boundaries and areas; modifications to permitted uses and area and bulk regulations in several districts; modifications to permitted residential densities, particularly in the Residential-Buffer (RB) district; and new town-wide standards for parking, landscaping, lighting and signage. The project is located town-wide in the Town of East Greenbush, New York.

Contact: Michael Allen, Phone: (518) 583-4335, E-mail: mallen@behanplanning.com.

Schenectady County - The Schenectady County IDA, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Electric Company Building 53 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of an approximately 214,104 square foot 6 story building and construction of a 7,477 square foot addition to the existing facility, which is known as Building 53 located in downtown Schenectady. The building will be used for product development associated wind energy and alternative energy products. The project involves the acquisition and installation of certain furniture and equipment for use in support of product development at the facility. The project is located at 1 River Road in the city of Schenectady, New York.

Contact: Jayme B. Lahut, Schenectady County IDA, Phone: (518) 377-1109, ext. 102, E-mail: jlahut@schenectadymetroplex.org.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Modification to the Existing Mining Permit for Troy Sand and Gravel. The action involves the modification of an existing permit which includes a reduction in the existing bedrock excavation area from 85 acres to 62 acres, and lower the mine floor from 530 feet above mean sea level to 430 feet above mean sea level and mine below the water table in a 35 acre area of the existing quarry. A copy of the Final EIS may be viewed at the Town of Sand Lake Town Clerk's Office, Town of Sand Lake Library, or online at www.griggs-lang/westsandlake The project is located on Route 43, east of Route 150, in the Town of Sand Lake, New York.

Contact: Nancy Baker, NYS DEC - Region 4, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2452, E-mail: nmbaker@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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