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ENB - Region 4 Notices 05/26/2010

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Town of Bethlehem Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blessings Corner - Planned Development District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a Planned Development District zoning district for an 11.53 ± acres parcel of land. Current zoning of the project site is Residential A Zoning District. The applicant is seeking a PDD zoning classification, pursuant to §128-40 of the Town Zoning Code, to allow for the construction of 52 residential condominium units. An existing single-family home currently exists on the site and will be demolished as part of the project.

In accordance with the stated goals of the Town's Comprehensive Plan, this project identifies with the stated goal of the Comprehensive Plan by providing the opportunity for the development of a variety of housing options to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse population. Based on a US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) jurisdictional determination letter, dated May 29, 2009 there are 4.07 acres of ACOE jurisdictional wetlands, 0.03 acres of isolated wetlands, and 1,232 linear feet of stream channel. The wetlands and stream channel will be protected and will not be impacted as part of the project. The site is served by municipal water and sanitary sewer system. The existing drainage pattern and discharge points will be retained. During the site plan review process, a full Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) will be required per the requirements included in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges.

The project is located at 572 Russell Road in the northwest corner of Russell and Krumkill Roads in the Town of Bethlehem, New York.

Contact: Michael Morelli, Town of Bethlehem, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054, Phone: (518) 439-4955 ext. 1189.


Otsego County - The Town of Hartwick Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of an Update to the Town of Hartwick's Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an update to the Town of Hartwick's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a document intended to guide decision-making at the town, county, regional and state levels. The Comprehensive Plan provides:

• An overall vision for the future of the town.
• The identification of current community issues, assets and opportunities.
• Strategies for addressing issues and opportunities.
• Goals and objectives in carrying out strategies.
• Recommendations for further action in achieving stated goals and objectives.

The Comprehensive Plan does not commit the Town or any other stakeholder to undertake, approve or fund any specific action or actions at this time. The adoption of the Comprehensive Plan is an administrative action and is not a site specific project. However, it is recognized that as future implementation of the plans recommendations, actions, policies and/or site specific projects are specifically undertaken, additional SEQRA review may be warranted at that time.

The project is located throughout the Town of Hartwick, New York.

Contact: Tavis Austin, P.O. Box 275, Hartwick, NY 13348, Phone: (607) 293-8253, E-mail: htownhall@stny.rr.com.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SA Dunn Sand and Gravel, Dunn Pit/C&D Operation may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted June 25, 2010. Copies of the Draft Scoping Outline and the mining maps are available for review at:

• Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144
• North Greenbush Public Library, 141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198
• NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

Additional copies of the Draft Scoping Outline may also be obtained by contacting the NYS DEC - Region 4 Office at (518) 357-2452.

The action involves the conversion of a 57.9 acre life of mine, sand and gravel mine, into a 71 acre Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris disposal site, to be operated in 13 phases. The project is located on Partition Street Extension in the City of Rensselaer and Town of North Greenbush, New York.

Contact: Nancy M. Baker, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2452.



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