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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/25/2009

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Reports of Administration Use of Motor Vehicles and Aircraft in the Forest Preserve.

In compliance with NYS DEC Commissioner Policy 17, the activity logs documenting the administrative use of motor vehicles and aircraft within the Forest Preserve in NYS DEC - Region 5 for the first, second and third quarters of 2009 are available for review.

Contact: Thomas D. Martin, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, 1115 NYS Route 86, P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, Fax: (518) 897-1370.



Extension of Public Comment Period for the Acceptance of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Agreement to Modify Working Forest Conservation Easements Held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) on Lands Owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund III, LP, Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Section 49-0307(3)(a)

The notice of acceptance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) appeared in the November 11, 2009 Environmental Notice Bulletin. Since that time it has become necessary to make some formatting and non-technical clarifications to the DEIS in addition to making reference material more easily accessible for public review of the DEIS, including the addition of a map showing the properties and the proposed land to be exchanged. As a result of these additions the comments will be accepted until December 28, 2009.

Copies of this DEIS can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. This DEIS is also available on the NYS DEC website at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/59344.html.

Written comments are welcome and should be sent to the contact person listed below until December 28, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

The project is located in the Towns of Waverly, Santa Clara and Duane in Franklin County; the Towns of Croghan and Watson in Lewis County; and the Towns of Hopkinton, Clifton and Clare in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Contact: Heather Carl, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4250, Phone: (518) 408-5511, E-mail: HFF3DEIS@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Market Center at Railroad Place will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 2 lot subdivision and the construction of a 6 story multi-use building with the first level consisting of commercial (retail, grocery) space and the remaining 5 floors to be divided into 124 apartment units. The project will extend municipal storm and sanitary sewer along Railroad Place from Church Street. The project includes a 1 level parking structure to provide 152 off-street parking spaces. The project is located at Railroad Place and Division Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Jaclyn Hakes, Saratoga Springs City Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: (518) 587-3550.


Saratoga County - The City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greentree Farm - Staff Dormitory will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 6,221 square foot dormitory and a 52 space gravel parking lot. The project is located at 36 Nelson Avenue in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Jaclyn Hakes, Saratoga Springs City Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: (518) 587-3550.


Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Battleview Farms LLC Minor Resubdivision #3-09 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the resubdivision of a farm tract in the Washington County AG District No. 3 for the purpose of creating one single family residential lot, creating the second new building site on this farm since the creation of the AG District. The farm tract also lies within an AG area of the Town Land Use Plan Map and within Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area 1. The proposed lot will potentially remove 12 acres from agricultural use, but is planned for continued pasture or for crops. Local viewsheds from the highway will be moderately impacted as the potential single family residence is proposed for the shale hill area at the southeast corner of Wrights Road and County Route 113 and across from the main farmstead. The lot is bounded on the north and east by a stream which flows to the Hudson River. Engineered septic plans have been submitted for on-site retention of run-off. The introduction of a residence in this location will provide a visual grouping of houses, creating the least impact on the viewshed of the Hudson River Valley other than the alternative of no new residences. The area is characterized by cropland. Organic farmland adjoins the property on the south. The entire farm tract extends west from the Hudson River across County Route 113, and along both sides of Wrights Road. The proposed lot will extend along the south line of the farm, from the Hudson River across County Route 113 to include the southeast corner hill at the intersection with Wrights Road in the Town of Easton, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Town of Easton, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 692-2678.


Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Billings-Schultz Minor Resubdivision # 8-09 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the resubdivision of a farm tract in the Washington County AG District No. 3 for the purpose of increasing the size of a previously approved lot, adding land along the lot's south line from the adjoining pasture on the main farm tract. The farm tract lies within Washington County AG District No.3, within an AG area of the Town Land Use Plan Map and within Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area 1. Local viewsheds will be minimally impacted. Continued use of the land for pasture is planned for the section being subdivided. The project is located along the east side of NYS Route 40S, north of the intersection with Burton Road in the Town of Easton, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Town of Easton, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 692-2678.






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