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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/29/2010

Albany County

Applicant:

William Biers

Facility:

Biers Pond
Biers Rd
Coeymans, NY

Application ID:

4-0124-00119/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Coeymans, Albany County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes the construction of an approximately 2-acre pond to serve as a water supply for livestock. Construction of the pond will necessitate excavating the site through siltstone bedrock to a depth of approximately 25 feet utilizing controlled blasting. The proposed life of mine area is approximately 7.1 acres of an overall 100-acre parcel. The site is located on the east side of Biers Road approximately 1 mile south of County Route 108 (Copeland Hill Road.)

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jan 28, 2011.

Contact:

Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Paulsen Development Company of Albany LLC
5 Palisades Dr Ste 310
Albany, NY 12205

Facility:

Cornerstone Meadows Phase II
448 Boght Rd Off Vliet St Ext
Colonie, NY

Application ID:

4-0126-00713/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Colonie, Albany County


Project Description:

The proposed action involves the development of Phase II of the Cornerstone Meadows Subdivision located at 448 Boght Road. Phase I of the subdivision was approved in 2009 and included 14 residential lots on 8.91 acres. Phase II includes 33 residential lots on the remaining 26.25 acre portion of the overall 35.16 acre property.

Construction of Phase II of the subdivision will result in permanent impacts to approximately 0.336 acre of regulated federal wetlands. Mitigation for the proposed impacts to wetlands involves deed restricting approximately 7.6 acres on the property, which includes the remaining wetlands within the development area, and the creation of 0.53 acre of new wetlands.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Colonie Town Planning Board

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 Jan 13, 2011.

Contact:

Karen M Gaidasz
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Delaware County

Applicant:

Johnston & Rhodes Bluestone Co
Bridge St
East Branch, NY 13756

Facility:

Johnston & Rhodes-Shinhopple Quarry
St Rte 30 & Trout Brook Rd
Colchester, NY 13755

Application ID:

4-1224-00022/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Colchester, Delaware County


Project Description:

The project sponsor proposes to operate a 13.8 acre life-of-mine consolidated surface bluestone mine. There is an increase in the original Life of Mine of 9.8 acres by 4 acres, 0.6 acres are due to better surveying and the remaining 3.6 acres are due to area affected outside the Life of Mine, for a total of 13.8 acres to be affected during this permit term (5 years). The existing mine has been mined since circa 1890 as a source of bluestone and road base by previous owners. There will be drilling and controlled blasting required to remove stone. There will also be use of saws to split stone, and on-site crushing.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Jan 28, 2011.

Contact:

Jamie G Lacko
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Greene County

Applicant:

Cairo-Leeds LLC
710 Ira Vail Rd
South Cairo, NY 12482

Facility:

Buddhist Temple of America
710 Ira Vail Rd
Cairo, NY

Application ID:

4-1924-00244/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Cairo, Greene County


Project Description:

The proposed project consists of four aspects: 1) removal of approximately 700 cubic yards of sediment for pond maintenance; 2) stabilization of temple island with the addition of 15 cubic yards of stone rip-rap; 3) construction of a water impoundment feature along the pond outlet at the site of a breached beaver dam to maintain water levels; and 4) replacement of an existing triple culvert with a larger elliptical culvert to restore function and prevent flooding. The water impoundment feature will be constructed with a 1 on 5 slope to allow for the passage of aquatic organisms, and appropriate pollution controls will be required for all in-water work. The project is located off Ira Vail Road in the town of Cairo, Greene County.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jan 13, 2011.

Contact:

Sarah H Evans
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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