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ENB - Region 4 Notices 6/15/2011

Negative Declaration

Otsego County - The Town of Springfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Springfield Local Law No.1 of 2011, Protection of Rural Environment Local Law of the Town of Springfield will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law entitled, "Protection of Rural Environment Local Law of the Town of Springfield." Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, Articles 2 and 3, and pursuant to Article 2 of the New York State Statute of Local Governments, the Town of Springfield proposes this local law to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, and to protect the Town's physical and visual environment, to address negative environmental impacts typically associated with heavy industry (as defined in the proposed law) in this rural and agricultural community, and to maintain the function and character of rural roads in Springfield. More specifically, this local law will prohibit new heavy industry in order to protect aquifers from pollution, protect streams, reduce traffic and road impacts that are associated with heavy industrial uses, protect the significant historical resources of the Glimmerglass Historic District (including Hyde Hall), protect agriculture and farmlands, ensure that new development is consistent in maintaining rural character, and protect the other environmental resources identified and discussed in the Town of Springfield's Comprehensive Plan (adopted August 2009). (Note that the Town of Springfield was included in the 2002 Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Capacities of the Cooperstown Region. This document includes inventory, analysis, and mitigation measures recommended to prevent or mitigate negative environmental impacts. It provides additional information on the environmental setting in the Town of Springfield, among other topics useful to the Town in evaluating potential environmental impacts). The project is located throughout the Town of Springfield, New York.

Contact: William Elsey, Town of Springfield, P.O. Box 235, Springfield Center, NY 13468, Phone: (607) 547-5171, E-mail: springfieldsupervisor@gmail.com.

Rensselaer County - The City of Rensselaer Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sewer Infrastructure Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the separation of combined sewers into separate sanitary sewage and storm sewer lines to address combined sewage overflow issues. The work will be performed in or adjacent to existing public roadways. The project is located along the Broadway and Washington Street corridors in the City of Rensselaer, New York.

Contact: Sarah Stern Crowell, City of Rensselaer, 82 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 465-1693, E-mail: sarah.crowell@rensselaerny.gov.

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