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ENB - Region 4 Notices 6/1/2011

Negative Declaration

Greene County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Culvert Repair / Replace Culvert C 130124 in the Town of Ashland will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the repair of large culvert C 130124. The existing deteriorating concrete roof slab will be removed and replaced with a new cast-in-place concrete roof slab. Built-up sediment and debris will be removed from the stream channel and culvert invert to restore the original hydraulic capacity. The project is located on State Route 23 in the Town of Ashland, New York.

Contact: Paul Korowajczyk, NYS DOT, 328 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, Phone: (518) 388-0243.


Positive Declaration

Greene County - The Greene County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fountain Flats Park may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves an environmental review by the Greene County IDA of an area incorporating the lands between Bronck Mill Road to the west, Peter Bronck Road to the south, US Route 9W to the east, and the vicinity of Smith Road to the north in the Town of Coxsackie, New York. The study area encompasses over 270 acres for a mixed use business park and senior/workforce housing development. In contemplation of this action, the Greene County IDA is initiating the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process. Part I of the Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) has been prepared in as complete a manner as possible for the purpose of determining the applicability of SEQR and the lead agency for the environmental review. Given that the focus of the action is development and/or acquisition of land for a mixed use business park and senior/workforce housing development, the scale of such development is likely to be considered a Type I action by the lead agency, with a positive declaration and preparation of a draft generic environmental impact statement (GEIS). At this time, only conceptual land use information is available; therefore, the EAF is necessarily lacking in specifics. The purpose of the GEIS is to conduct a range of studies and analysis that will identify existing conditions within the study area including geology, water resources, air resources, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, transportation, land use and zoning, and community services and character. A number of conceptual master plans for development of a mixed use business park and senior/workforce housing project will be developed, the impacts and mitigations of which will be evaluated in the GEIS. The study area is large, providing an opportunity to broadly assess cumulative impacts on natural systems and infrastructure. Issues such as sensitive species habitat, water and sewer and transportation will be evaluated on a broad basis as part of the GEIS process.

Contact: Alexander Mathes, Greene County IDA, 270 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051, Phone: (518) 731-5500, E-mail: mathes@greenebusinessalliance.com.



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