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ENB - Region 4 Notices 12/2/2009

Public Notice

Notice of Recision of Notice of Complete Application and SEQR Negative Declaration


Albany Energy LLC
5087 Junction RD
Lockport, NY 14094


Albany Landfill Gas To Energy Facility
Rapp Rd.
Albany, NY

Application ID#: 4-0101-00426/00001

Permits Applied For: Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project Description: On April 23, 2009, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) received a Title V 6NYCRR Part 201 permit application from Albany Energy LLC to construct a landfill gas to energy facility at the City of Albany Landfill. The proposed facility is designed to recover methane gas generated by the landfill and to use those gasses to fuel four lean burn internal combustion engines that will generate electricity.

On November 6, 2008 and November 9, 2009, NYS DEC issued a SEQR Negative Declaration and a Notice of Complete Application respectively, for this application.

On November 23, 2009, NYS DEC rescinded the SEQR Negative Declaration and Notice of Complete Application because of the failure to consider all the potential impacts as part of the SEQRA review. This application will remain incomplete until further notice.

Contact: Angelo Marcuccio, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2069

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The City of Cohoes, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Vliet Street Waterline Replacement and Sewer Separation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of approximately 1,500 linear feet of water service. Also proposed is the separation of sanitary and storm sewers along the Vliet Street corridor. This work will include the installation of a new storm sewer line that will be located adjacent to the new waterline, likely within a common trench. All work will be within the right-of-way of Vliet Street. The project is located along Vliet Street between Harmony Street and Garner Street in the City of Cohoes, New York.

Contact: John T. McDonald III, 97 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047, Phone: (518) 233-2119, E-mail: mayor@ci.cohoes.ny.us.

Delaware County - The Town of Meredith Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SBA/AT&T Telecommunications Facility Gesell Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 160 foot self-supporting cellular tower and related equipment. The proposal includes one antenna array for use by AT&T with the ability to place 4 additional arrays to allow future co-location by other providers. The project also involves the installation of a 12 foot wide, 1,446 foot long gravel drive to provide access from Gesell Road to an approximate 50 foot x 50 foot gravel compound area and the new cell tower. Electric and telephone will also be installed along the gravel drive to provide service to the new tower. The project is located on Gesell Road in the Town of Meredith, New York.

Contact: Will Outsen, Town of Meredith, P.O. Box 116, Meredith, NY 13806, Phone: (607) 746-2431.

Delaware County - The Town of Hancock Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Hancock Subdivision Regulation Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a comprehensive update of the Town of Hancock's Subdivision Regulations. This update included provisions relating to development standards, boundary line adjustments, storm water management, and numerous other aspects of land subdivision. The update involved the following major revisions to the current law: the updates will be adopted under the authority provided to the Town by New York State Town Law, Municipal Home Rule Law; provisions requiring final subdivision plans to be submitted within six months of preliminary approval will be superseded to provide for extensions of up to three years under a phasing plan and to protect applications from changes in the subdivision law during this period; clarifying SEQRA procedures; exempting boundary line adjustments and natural divisions; allowing escrowed fees for Town experts; adding and clarifying certain definitions; eliminating "Simple Subdivisions"; allowing for phased subdivisions; substituting a Town Engineer for the Road Review Committee; updating stormwater management provisions to follow new law; providing for stormwater management system maintenance; and adding lake access provisions. The project is located throughout the Town of Hancock, New York.

Contact: Samuel N. Rowe, Town of Hancock, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, NY 13783, Phone: (607) 637-3651, E-mail: thetown@hancock.net.

Delaware County - The Town of Tompkins Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Town of Tompkins Subdivision Regulations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the Town of Tompkins Subdivision Regulations with respect to allowable material that can be used for the top portion of any new road bed and this shall be adhered to prior to any road being considered for takeover by the town. Proper procedure for amending the regulations was followed, e.g. a public hearing was held, NYS General Municipal Law 239 referral occurred and SEQRA was completed. The project is located throughout the Town of Tompkins, New York.

Contact: William Layton, Town of Tompkins, 148 Bridge Street, Trout Creek, NY 13847, Phone: (607) 865-5694, E-mail: bkl@citlink.net.

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