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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/27/2010

Albany County

Applicant:

NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Blvd
PO Box 189
Albany, NY 12209 -0189

Facility:

I-87 NYS Thruway
Between MP141.3 and Mp 148.0 Interchanges 23 - 24
Bethlehem, NY

Application ID:

4-0199-00031/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County


Project Description:

Reconstruction and improvement of the northbound and southbound sides of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) from Interchange 23 to Interchange 24 for a length of approximately 6.74 miles. The project includes full depth reconstruction of the Thruway mainline and the construction of a permanent third travel lane within the median in each direction between Exits 23 and 24.

The work will also include flattening of roadside slopes, improvements to the drainage system, replacing culvert pipe and end sections, and extending culverts where necessary.


This section of highway is being upgraded to meet current interstate highway standards and increase overall safety and capacity. Specifically, the project will alleviate traffic congestion, increase mobility, reduce delays, improve pavement conditions and potentially improve emergency response times.

The project will involve permanent impacts to approximately 0.88 acre of wetlands and other waters of the U.S., including 0.005 acre of a Freshwater Wetland. In addition, the project will temporarily impact 0.86 acre of wetlands and other waters of the U.S. Included in these impacts are permanent impacts to 328 linear feet of stream channel and temporary impacts to 178 linear feet of stream channel. The proposed impacts will be mitigated through the creation and enhancement of approximately 1.76 acres of wetlands located within the Thruway right-of-way.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Thruway Authority

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 26, 2010.

Contact:

Karen M Gaidasz
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Columbia County

Applicant:

John T Scheriff

Facility:

Scheriff Property
14 Hawley Rd
Niverville, NY 12130

Application ID:

4-1044-00299/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Kinderhook, Columbia County


Project Description:

The applicant is proposing to dredge approximately 900 cubic yards of sediment/silt from a small pond which is adjacent to and hydraulically connected as a finger to Kinderhook Lake. The sediment will be removed during the Kinderhook Lake winter draw down period enabling the sediment to be removed when the pond is lacking standing water. The sediment will be placed in an upland area behind silt fence to de-water prior to being removed off site. The site is located on the east side of Hawley Road adjacent to Stonewood Drive.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 12, 2010.

Contact:

Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


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