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ENB - Region 4 Notices 11/03/2010

Negative Declaration

Delaware, Greene and Schoharie Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to the Rules for the Recreational Use of Water Supply Lands and Waters, allowing Recreational Boating will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the NYC DEP to amend Title 15, Chapter 16 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY), the existing rules governing the recreational use of over 112, 000 acres of New York City water supply lands and waters (Existing Rules).

The Proposed Rules would govern permissible recreational uses of all water supply lands and waters owned by the City of New York. The regulated community would be all persons accessing City-owned water supply lands, lakes, and reservoirs located in Delaware, Sullivan, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester counties, for purposes of recreation. The Proposed Rules continue to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to protect water quality and ensure security.

The purpose of these proposed rules is to expand year-round boating to the Kensico and New Croton Reservoirs, change the definition of "Group" to fill an inadvertent gap between the number of people an Access Permit holder may sponsor as guests and the number of people necessary to require a Group Access Permit, prohibit certain fishing equipment due to the threat of invasive species, indicate the maximum amount that can be charged to retrieve a boat that has been removed from the water, stored by NYC DEP and eventually becomes the property of not claimed before 90 days, limit boaters' abilities to change Boat Storage Areas to facilitate NYC DEP's management of Boat Storage Areas, enable all recreational boaters to use steam cleaning facilities other than those belonging to NYC DEP, and include an Access Permit penalty schedule.

The proposed rules are derived from historical recreational uses of the lands that are recognized in the New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement dated January 21, 1997. The City does not assume any liability for the recreational use by the public of its lands and waters beyond that provided in General Obligation Law §9-103.

For more information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/environmental_reviews/recrules.shtml.

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: Mark Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4395, E-mail: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Outdoor Furnaces and Outdoor Wood Burning Boilers will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of a new Town Code that would prohibit the use of outdoor furnaces and outdoor wood burning boilers within the Town of Niskayuna. By October 1, 2011 all existing outdoor furnaces and wood burning boilers would have to comply to the new regulations as set forth in the new Town Code. The project is located throughout the Town of Niskayuna, New York.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, Phone: (518) 386-4530.


Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Giniecki Condominiums will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of 8.63 acres into 52 condominium units in 13 buildings with roads, utilities, landscaping and stormwater management facilities. The project is located 3712 Consaul Road in the Town of Niskayuna, New York.


Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, Phone: (518) 386-4530.


Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Xtramart Convenience Store will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of an existing gas station with fuel island canopy and the construction of a new 2,992 square foot gas station/convenience store with a canopied 12 pump gas station. The project is located at 3159 Troy Road in the Town of Niskayuna, New York.


Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, Phone: (518) 386-4530.



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