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ENB - Region 4 Notices 6/3/2009

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Berry Pond LLC Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the mining of a 29 acre life of mine sand and gravel mine over an estimated 5 to 10 year period removing approximately 1.5 million tons of material. The project is located at 907 Livingston-Church Road in the Town of Taghkanic, New York.

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

Rensselaer County - The Town of Sand Lake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Western Burden Lake Sanitary Sewer will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition, construction and installation of a low pressure grinder pump system serving the residents located within the portion of the existing Town of Sand Lake Sanitary Sewer District No. 1 consisting of the properties along Burden Lake Road from the existing manhole MH 37 (installed as part of Contract No. 5 in 1977). The project is located in the travel lane of Burden Lake Road approximately 810 feet north of the intersection of Brook Spring Avenue and Burden Lake Road, proceeding south to the intersection of Burden Lake Road and Brook Spring Avenue Down, then easterly along Brook Spring Avenue to the intersection of Andrew Way, and northerly along Andrew Way until its end in the Town of Sand Lake, New York.

Contact: Steve Robelotto, Town of Sand Lake, Town Hall, P.O. Box 273, Sand Lake, NY 12153, Phone: (518) 674-2344, E-mail: super@sand-lake.us.

Rensselaer County - The Town Board of the Town Poestenkill, as lead agency, has determined that the Proposed Water District No. 1 of the Town of Poestenkill will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a Water District to provide water to a total of 672 residential, commercial and light industrial users within said proposal District; a proposed installation of approximately 53,329 linear feet of 8 inch water main; and approximately 34,003 linear feet of 12 inch water main (approximately 16 miles total) along several roads throughout the Town of Poestenkill and North Greenbush. Currently, no municipal water systems exist within the Town of Poestenkill and each of the properties to be served within the proposed Water District is served by individual well or wells. The proposed District will include fire hydrants, booster pump stations and possibly chlorination facilities and will provide a source of water for fire protection for everyone in the District. The project is located on Synder's Lake Road from the North Greenbush Town line to Weatherwax Road, a portion of Weatherwax Road to State Highway Route 355, Route 355 to the North Greenbush townline, Spring Avenue Extension, the entire Hamlet area of Poestenkill and portion of State Highway 351 in the Town of Poestenkill, New York.

Contact: Margaret Y. Schmidt, Town of Poestenkill, Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davis Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140, Phone: (518) 283-5100, E-mail: suppoest@nycap.rr.com.

Notice of Completion of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Notice of Complete Application
Notice of Public Comment Period
Notice of Legislative Public Comment Hearing

Project Title: Grande Stone Quarry (also known as High Hill Pit)

NYS DEC ID #: 4-1928-00019/00001 and 4-1928-00019/00009

Applicant: Grande Stone Quarry, LLC

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

Project Description: The proposed 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 currently undisturbed area between the life-of-mine and the property owner along the eastern property boundary will remain undisturbed as a buffer and vegetative screen, and will be prohibited from future mining or clearing activities by deed restriction and permit condition. The project is located off Route 81 in the Town of Coxsackie approximately one half mile east of the hamlet of Earlton in the Town of Coxsackie, Greene County, New York.

Permits: The applicant has applied for a New York State Mined Land Reclamation permit modification under regulations 6 NYCRR Part 420; NYS DEC application #4-1928-00019/00001. The applicant has also applied for a NYS Air Facility Permit NYS DEC application #4-1928-00019/00009.

Written Comment Period and Public Hearing: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to comment on the application during the written comment period which ends at close of business on July 3, 2009. A Legislative Public Comment Hearing on the application will be held to receive unsworn statements from the public on July 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coxsackie Town Hall.

Written comments are to be submitted to the attention of: Sarah H. Evans, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.

This hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services may also be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to the Regional Permit Administrator named below, no less than one week prior to the hearing, pursuant to SAPA § 202(1).

All persons having an interest in this project are urged to attend or be represented either individually or collectively.

Following the hearing, the Department will make a determination on whether substantive or significant issues have been raised as defined in 6NYCRR Part 621 Uniform Procedures and an Adjudicatory Hearing Issues Conference should be scheduled before an Administrative Law Judge. In order to raise substantive and significant issues written comments expressing objections to or opposition to the application must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to deny or impose significant permit conditions on the project.

Note: The Department reserves the right to cancel the Legislative Public Hearing scheduled for July 8, 2009, if no written comments or requests for public hearing are received by Close of Business on July 3, 2009.

Document Availability: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for this project is available for review at the following locations:

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

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

3) NYS DEC - Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306

In addition, all Draft Environmental Impact Statements are required to be posted on the world wide web for review. Therefore, the full DEIS is available online at: http://www.continentalplacer.com/deis.html for review.

Statutory and Regulatory Provisions: This application was filed and reviewed pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 3, Title 3 (General Functions), Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review), and Article 70 (Uniform Procedures); and pursuant to Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6NYCRR) Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review), Part 621 (Uniform Procedures), Part 420 (Mined Land Reclamation), and Part 201 Subpart 201-5 (State Facility Permits).

Contact: Sarah H. Evans, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2455.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed City of Albany, Rapp Road Landfill Expansion. The Final EIS and project related documents may be reviewed at the following locations during normal business hours:

1) City of Albany, Office of General Services, 1 Connors Blvd., Albany, NY 12205

2) City of Albany, Main Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210

3) Town of Colonie - William K. Sanford Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211

4) NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

In addition, the FEIS documents are posted on the world wide web for accessibility by interested parties on the Capital Region Solid Waste Management Partnership website at: http://www.capitalregionlandfill.com.

The action involves the expansion of the existing City of Albany landfill, located on Rapp Road, onto City-owned lands located east of the existing landfill. The proposed expansion, commonly referred to as the "Eastern Expansion", will allow the City to continue to meet the solid waste disposal needs of City residents and businesses as well as the communities that make up the Capital Region Solid Waste Management Partnership (CRSWMP) and the Capital Region as a whole.

The main components of the landfill expansion include a landfill liner system, leachate collection and removal system and a landfill gas control system. The expansion of the landfill involves an overfill of approximately 23 acres of the existing landfill, and a lateral expansion of approximately 15 acres that includes 7 acres within the existing landfill operations area (disturbed/developed lands) and 8 acres within undeveloped City-owned property directly to the northeast. The City proposes to relocate existing landfill infrastructure including offices, the recycling building, and other accessory uses to several privately-owned parcels totaling approximately 3.5 acres located directly east of the landfill entrance road. The proposed expansion would provide a capacity of approximately two million tons and is projected to extend the life of the current landfill for approximately 6.5 years.

The project is located on the west side of Rapp Road, north of Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway) in the City of Albany, New York.

Contact: Angelo Marcuccio, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, New York 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2069.

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