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ENB - Region 4 Notices 8/27/2008

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The University at Albany, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Office Research and Technology Building and Clean Room Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 225,000 square foot Office, Research & Technology Building, a 15,000 square foot Clean Room Addition, a possible 3,500 square foot Central Utility Building, 346 new parking spaces, and related site improvements. Proposed parking garage will increase from a facility for up to 400 cars to one for up to 550 cars, and the number of employees will increase from 400 to 800. The project is located at 255 Fuller Road in Albany, New York

Contact: Randal Olocki, Albany University, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, Phone: (518)442-3434, E-mail: rolocki@uamail.albany.edu.



Otsego County - The Town of Springfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Glimmerglass Opera Rehearsal Hall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 3,869 square foot rehearsal hall, subject to Site Plan conditions. The project is located at 7300 State Highway 80 in the Town of Springfield, New York.

Contact: Mary Clarke, Town of Springfield, 283 Mill Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Phone: (607) 547-2735, E-mail: marytom@logical.net.


Otsego County - The Town of Oneonta, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East Street Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a phased project consisting of two phases. Phase 1 will consist of nine (9) single family residential lots (Lots 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12), 1+ acre each, with on-site water supply and wastewater systems and will include the construction and reconstruction of approximately 4,000 linear feet of road as well as drainage and stormwater improvements. Phase 2 will consist of two (2) single family residential lots (Lots 2 and 4), 1+ acre each, with on-site water supply and wastewater systems; a complex of three (3) 10 unit condominium apartments on two (2) lots (Lots 1 and A) totaling 3.17 ± acres that will require the extension of water distribution main and sewage collection piping from the City of Oneonta systems into the town and the construction of access driveways, parking areas as well as drainage and stormwater improvements; and one (1) lot (Lot B), 1+ acre, that will remain vacant. The project is located on East Street at Bugbee Road approximately 1.1 miles north of NYS Route 7 in the Town and City of Oneonta, New York.

Contact: Robert T. Wood, Town of Oneonta, P.O. Box A, West Oneonta, NY 13861-0220, Phone: (607) 432-2900.


Positive Declaration

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Modernization of Lafarge Cement Facility Ravena Plant may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposal to modernize the existing Lafarge cement facility, replacing the existing wet manufacturing process with a dry manufacturing process. The proposed modernization includes the construction of a new tower of 525 feet, and increased carbon monoxide emissions. Other emissions and operations such as water use, effluent discharge, and generation of solid waste will decrease or remain relatively unchanged. The project is located east of Route 9W approximately 2.125 miles north of the intersection of Route 143 and Route 9W in the Town of Coeymans, New York.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rensselaer County - The Town of East Greenbush Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Greenbush Marina DEIS. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 10, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of East Greenbush Town Hall. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 24, 2008. The action involves a full service marina facility, designed to provide recreational access to the Hudson River for all boaters who reside within the Town of East Greenbush, and the general public. The proposed Marina site is to be constructed on an unimproved 24.95 acre site located on the east bank of the Hudson River. On the east, the site has frontage along Riverside Avenue Extension, also known as American Oil Road. The Hess Oil Storage Facility at 367 American Oil Road, Rensselaer, New York 12144, is immediately adjacent to the south side of the site. The Sprague Oil Storage Facility on Riverside Avenue is immediately adjacent to the north side of the site. The project is located on Riverside Extension in the Town of East Greenbush, New York.

Contact: James Moore, Town of East Greenbush Town Board, Phone: (518) 694-4011, E-mail: jimmoore@nycap.rr.com.





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