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ENB - Region 4 Notices 08/04/2010

Negative Declaration

Otsego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Otsego RA #9; D-20; Site Preparation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a herbicide reduction of non-commercial tree species and undesirable low value tree species consisting of beech, striped maple and shrubs to prepare the site for planting with larch. The action is to take place on 15 acres, presently occupied by a stand of red pine. The red pine has reached maturity and has started to decline. This action will remove the target vegetation on the site for a period of time sufficient to allow the planted larch to attain sufficient size to dominate and fully occupy the site. The only vegetation to be removed is non-threatened or non-endangered species. The project is located on Otsego Reforestation Area #9; Stand D-20; approximately four miles north of East Worcester in the Town of Decatur, New York.

Contact: Paul Wenner, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7365.


Rensselaer County - The Troy City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning of a Portion of Oakwood Cemetary will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of approximately 50 acres of vacant land from Conservation to Planned Development. The zoning change would allow the construction of residential units. The project is located in the City of Troy, New York.

Contact: Sondra A. Little, City of Troy, Phone: (518) 279-7166 or Russ Reeeves, City of Troy, Phone: (518) 279-7173.


Schoharie County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Culvert Replacement Block 2010-2011 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement or rehabilitation of six deficient culverts in the following locations: NYS Route 369, Broome County, NYS Route 206, Broome County, NYS Route 10, Schoharie County, NYS Route 990V, Schoharie County, NYS Route 17C, Tioga County. One culvert is adjacent to a site, which is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact: Rick Sperski, NYS DOT, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The City of Troy Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Euclid Avenue Subdivision Site Plan Approval will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the subdivision of 14 acres into 13 single family residential building lots ranging in size from 0.4 acres to 1.67 acres. The project is located on Euclid Avenue in the City of Troy, New York.

The conditions are:

1. No zoning changes are requested.
2. There is no acquisition, sale or lease of land by a state or local agency.
3. The proposed action does not exceed any of the thresholds for new residential units as described in section §617.4(5) of SEQRA.
4. The proposed action is not a nonagricultural use occurring wholly or partially within an agricultural district.
5. The proposed action is not occurring wholly or partially within or adjacent to any historic sites or structures.
6. The proposed action does not exceed 25 percent of any threshold identified in section §617.4 of SEQRA which occurs wholly or partially within or substantially contiguous to publicly owned or operated parkland recreation area, or designated open space.

Contact: Contact: Sondra A. Little, City of Troy, One Monument Square, Troy, NY 12180, Phone: (518) 279-7166.



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