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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/7/2011

Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The East Greenbush Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Michaels View Residential Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for thirty eight (38) lots for single family homes, one (1) lot for a sewage pump station to be conveyed to the Town and two (2) lots for stormwater facilities to be conveyed to the Town of East Greenbush all situated on 67.43 acres. The project will require the extension of town water and sewer to the project site and will have on-site stormwater management providing water quality / quantity controls. The project is located on Michaels Road in the Town of East Greenbush, New York.

Contact: Dean Kennedy, Town of East Greenbush, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 694-4011.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Schoharie County - The Sharon / Sharon Springs Joint Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rockville Ridge may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on September 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the 129 Main Street, Sharon Springs, NY 13459.

The action involves an application for special use permit and commercial site plan approval to utilize 21.5 acres located in the Village of Sharon Springs as a park for ATV, dirt bike and go-cart recreational activities with a request for up to 150 riders permitted on the property and parking for approximately 30 motor vehicles with trailers attached. No new excavation of the site is proposed as trails already exist. No new lighting is proposed. Portable/Temporary sanitary facilities are proposed for patrons' use. Fifteen percent or greater of the proposed project is situated on slopes. Bowmaker's Pond and Clausen Pond as well as designated wetlands are contiguous to the project area. Runoff to these bodies of water is a potential large impact of the proposed project. Project is anticipated to cause siltation or other discharge into existing water bodies. Proposed project will routinely produce noise that exceeds the local ambient noise levels as well as odors and vibrations. Arrangements, if any, for the disposal of solid waste generated by the project are unknown. Intensity and frequency of herbicide and pesticide use, if any, are unknown. Total anticipated water usage per day is unknown. Increased demand for community services is anticipated; whether existing capacity is sufficient to handle the projected demand is unknown. The proposed project will affect air quality with dust and hydrocarbons resultant from ATV use. The proposed land use would be in sharp contrast to current surrounding land use, and therefore, will affect aesthetic resources. The project is anticipated to have a small to moderate impact on the quality and quantity of open space and other recreational opportunities. The proposed project may cause a risk of explosion or release of hazardous substances in the event of accident or upset conditions, or there may be a chronic low level discharge or emission. The proposed land use is in conflict with officially adopted plans and goals. The project is located at 594 NYS Highway Route 20 in Sharon Springs, New York.

Contact: Raymond Parsons, Sharon / Sharon Springs Joint Planning Board, P.O. Box 217, Sharon Springs, NY 13459, Phone: (518) 284-2625.

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