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ENB - Region 4 Notices 4/22/2009

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Vincent Molinari Pond Mining Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a 6 acre pond with 9.5 acres of total disturbance within a 15.7 acre Life of Mine area occurring in a total of 4 mining phases. Operation will include the use of portable processing. The project is located on Carpenter Road in the Town of Ghent, New York.

Contact: Michael T. Higgins, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Wescott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2069.



Greene County - The Town of Ashland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Public Water Supply System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to develop a public water supply to serve the center of the Hamlet of Ashland. This project would include the following:

1. Drilling and development of two or more water supply wells.
2. Construction of a pump and control building to house mechanical and disinfection equipment.
3. Installation of water mains, valves, hydrants and appurtenant utilities.
4. Construction of a water storage reservoir.

The project is located at 12094 Route 23 in the Town of Ashland, New York.

Contact: Richard Tompkins, Town of Ashland, P.O. Box 129, Ashland, NY 12407, Phone: (518) 734-3636, E-mail: ashadmin@mhcable.com.


Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed William E. Dailey, Inc. - Hoosick Mine Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of 3.4 acres to an existing 58.5 acre life of mine limestone mine, to be used for topsoil and overburden storage only. The new life of mine area will be 61.9 acres, with 33.9 acres affected this permit term. The project is located on Farmers Inn Road at Route 7 in the Town of Hoosick, New York.

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


Schenectady County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rotterdam Hills Mine Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to renew and modify an existing mining permit. Approximately .4 acre is proposed to be added in the northeastern corner of the mine, resulting in a new Life of Mine acreage of 10.7 acres. No other changes to the mining operation are requested. The project is located on Old Duanesburg Road and Fuez Road in the Town of Rotterdam, New York.

Contact: Patricia Pinder, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Wescott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2452, E-mail: papinder@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Delaware, Greene and Schoharie Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the Proposed Amendments to the Rules for the Recreational Use of Water Supply Lands and Waters, allowing Recreational Boating will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of proposed rules which will provide expanded recreational boating opportunities to the public in areas specifically designated for such use by the NYC DEP by allowing additional types of boats to be used without the requirement that occupants of these boats be engaged in fishing. The amendments have been written to allow NYC DEP to designate Recreational Boating Areas at City-owned reservoirs or portions thereof, after compliance with site specific environmental reviews of each potential recreational boating area. The proposed rules also eliminate the requirement for a NYC DEP Hunt Tag because existing requirements by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) as well as the requirement to obtain a NYC DEP Access Permit would provide sufficient information to NYC DEP regarding recreational usership of NYC DEP lands. All recreational activities would be conducted in a manner that would ensure appropriate protections are in place to protect water quality and ensure security. The proposed rules would apply to all water supply lands and reservoirs owned by the City of New York in Delaware, Sullivan, Green, Schoharie, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties, New York.

Contact: Mark Page Jr., NYC DEP - Office of Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4395, E-mail: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.



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