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ENB - Region 4 Notices 8/13/2008

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.

Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The Schodack Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schodack Highway Garage Area Water System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Construction of approximately 17,000 feet of 12" and 1,400 feet of 8" water main, 14 fire hydrants, 4 residential services, a small above-ground structure for pumping and chlorination and connection to 2 existing wells owned by the Town of Schodack. The water main will be installed adjacent to state and county highway primarily within public right-of-way. No wetlands or protected streams will be disturbed by the project. The project is located along on Route 20 in the Town of Schodack, New York.

Contact: Beth Knauf Secor, Town of Schodack, P.O. Box 436, East Schodack, NY 12063, Phone: (518) 477-7918.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grande Stone Quarry expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the Scoping Outline will be accepted until the close of business on September 12, 2008. Copies of the Positive Declaration, the draft Scoping Outline, the Mined Land Use Plan and accompanying maps are available for review at:

Town of Coxsackie, Town Hall, 16 Reed Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051

Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051

NYS DEC Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

Additional copies of the Scoping Outline may also be obtained by contacting Grande Stone Quarry by calling: (518) 664-5286 or the NYS DEC - Region 4 Office by calling: (518) 357-2069. Copies of the Mined Land Use Plan may be obtained from the NYS DEC through standard Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) procedures.

The action involves the expansion of an existing permitted 37.6 acre hard rock quarry by an additional 200 feet in depth only. The expansion will not increase the life of mine area, but will increase the depth of the mine by 200 feet, increasing by 15 million tons, the amount of material to be removed over approximately a 29 year period, depending on market demand. The project is located off Route 81 approximately ½ mile west of Earlton in the Town of Coxsackie, New York.

Contact: Sara Evans, NYS DEC - Region 4, 1130 North Wescott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2069.

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