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ENB - Region 4 Notices 11/26/2008

Negative Declaration

Greene County - The Town of Ashland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hamlet of Ashland Community Wastewater Management Program and Stormwater Retrofit Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of the Hamlet of Ashland Community Wastewater Management Program (CWMP) to eliminate inadequate individual on-site septic systems that are currently failing or may fail in the future and the Stormwater Retrofit Program to address water quality issues in the New York City Watershed. The purpose of the project is to improve and protect the water quality of the Schoharie Reservoir Watershed and the New York City Water Supply and to allow the Hamlet of Ashland to survive and address future development needs. The system will be designed in accordance with the New York City Memorandum of Agreement with Watershed Towns, Ten States Standards, 1988 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) Rules and Regulations.

The project will consist of a small diameter gravity sewer collection system and a sand filter wastewater treatment plant with a projected design average wastewater flow of 26,000 gallons per day (gpd). The project will serve approximately 87 properties, including homes, commercial/institutional facilities, and vacant properties. To ensure that future growth can be adequately served by the proposed wastewater facilities, formation of a sewer district, adoption of a sewer use ordinance and development of a wastewater capacity monitoring system are included. To assist the community in providing adequate operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system, the Town will enter into an operation and maintenance agreement with NYC DEP. The project is located in the Hamlet of Ashland, New York.

Contact: Judy Pangman, Lamont Engineers, 548 Main Street, P.O. Box 610, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 234-4028.


Rensselaer County - The Schodack Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of Water Transmission Main will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of approximately 7,100 feet of 16 inch water main, hydrants, valves and appurtenances to connect the
Town's well field with its existing water transmission system within an existing water district. Approximately 50% of the water main route is within an inactive gravel main; another 25% traverses meadow/brushland, woodland and paved road and roadside turf. Pasture comprises the remainder. The project is located in the Town of Schodack, New York adjacent to the I 90/US Route 9 and 20 interchange.

Contact: Beth Knauf Secor, Town of Schodack, P.O. Box 436, East Schodack, NY 12063, Phone: (518) 477-7918, E-mail: bethk.secor@schodack.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Albany County - The City of Albany Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rezoning of 124-128R Washington Avenue Extension (Residence Inn Hotel). The action involves the rezoning from R-1B (Single-Family Medium-Density Residential) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) to permit the construction and operation of a 124 room hotel, accessory parking and associated improvements. The project is located 124-128R Washington Avenue Extension in the City of Albany, New York. The Supplemental draft EIS and Supplemental final EIS are posted on the City of Albany website: www.albanyny.gov.

Contact: Richard Nicholson, City of Albany, Department of Development and Planning, 21 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 434-2532, ext.29, E-mail: nichor@ci.albany.ny.us.



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