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ENB - Region 4 Notices 06/16/2010

Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The Town of HamdenTown Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Hamden Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Town of Hamen's Town Comprehensive Plan. The plan describes goals and objectives for maintaining the Town's rural character while supporting the agricultural traditions and economy of the town. The planning process has included public meetings and a public opinion survey. A number of goals and objectives have been identified and an action plan has been established to help to achieve them. The project is located throughout the Town of Hamden, New York.

Contact: Wayne Marshfield, Town of Hamden, Covert Hollow Road, Hamden, NY 13782, Phone: (607) 746-6660, E-mail: wayne@delhitel.net.

Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delaware Bulldozing Corp., Mined Land Reclamation Permit Modification, Rama Pit One will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing 12.5 acre life of mine surface unconsolidated sand and gravel mine by 4.67 for a total life of mine of 17.17 acres of which 12.32 acres is authorized to be disturbed for mining and 1 acre will be used for a topsoil manufacturing area during the coming permit term (5 years). No other changes to the mining operations are proposed. The project is located on County Route 16 in the Town of Delhi, New York.

Contact: Martha Wood, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office, 6561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7741.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Delaware, Green and Schoharie Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Extended New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to continue the watershed Land Acquisition Program (LAP) in the watersheds that constitute the New York City surface water supply system through the year 2022. With the expiration of the existing Public Water Supply Permit (WSP) in January 2012, NYC DEP submitted an application for a new 10 year WSP on January 21, 2010, seeking permit approval prior to January 2012 to continue LAP through the year 2022.

The goal of LAP is to acquire fee simple and conservation easement interests to protect environmentally-sensitive land in the New York City (City) watershed as a part of the City's Watershed Protection Program. LAP is a key component of the City's efforts to continue to provide high quality drinking water without filtration from the Catskill-Delaware (Cat-Del) System, which provides water to over 9 million residents of the City and nearby communities in New York State. Since its creation in the 1990s, LAP has protected, through acquisition, over 108,000 acres of land in the 1 million-acre Cat-Del System and over 2,000 acres of land in the Croton System. The land and easements acquired are to be maintained in perpetuity as open space for watershed protection. Together with lands protected by the State and other entities, these acquisitions have raised the level of permanently protected land in the Cat-Del System from 24 percent in 1997 to 34 percent today. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared to support the application for the new WSP. It is anticipated that the future WSP would continue to authorize land acquisition in the watersheds for water quality protection purposes. The Draft EIS is available for inspection by the public on the DEP website: www.nyc.gov/dep. To request a CD or hard copy of the Draft EIS or a list of repositories, please contact the person listed below.

The project is located in the New York City drinking watershed in the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester, New York.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.gov.

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