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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/21/2011

Public Meeting Notice

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting (rescheduled)

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at the Windham Town Hall, 371 Route 296, Hensonville NY 12439. NYC DEP and its partners will discuss the progress of several projects in the Schoharie Reservoir watershed.

The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcome.

Contact: Kimberlee Kane, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 773-4473, E-mail: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.

Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing / Complete Application

Carver Stone and Gravel, LLC. - Masick Mine
Address: 494 Western Turnpike, Altamont, NY 12009

Permits applied for and application numbers: Mined Land Reclamation DEC ID # 4-4338-00004/00009

Project description and location:
The applicant has applied for a renewal and modification to an existing Mined Land Reclamation Permit for an existing rock quarry. The applicant proposes to increase the Life of Mine Boundary (LOMB) at its 77.6 acre Masick Mine by approximately 40 acres. The quarry is located in the Town of Middleburgh at the end of Cedar Lane on the east side of NYS Route 30. The expansion extends the LOMB eastward to the National Grid Power line right of way encompassing approximately 26 acres. The remaining 14 acre increase in the LOMB results from inclusion of existing internal roads an importation area and appurtenant features. The application also includes the conversion of an 18 acre topsoil and overburden storage area within the current LOMB to active mining. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and supporting documentation are available at the Town of Middleburgh Town Hall, 143 Railroad Avenue, Middleburgh, NY 12122, Town of Schoharie temporary Town Hall location, 114 Fort Road, Schoharie NY 12157, (Jack Miller's Tractor & Truck Inc, Old Shop Location), and the NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014. In addition, pursuant to recent SEQR amendments, effective February 26, 2006, all Draft EIS are required to be posted on the world wide web for accessibility by interested parties. Therefore, the full Draft EIS is available online for review at: http://portofcoeymans.com/download/DEISJune2011Complete-Website.pdf

A Legislative Public Hearing has been set for Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the Middleburgh Elementary School Cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to receive public comments on this project.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

SEQR - 3 - Project is a Type 1 action and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. A coordinated review has been performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 4

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
SHPA - 1 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.

Availability for Public Comment:
The application may be reviewed at the address below.

Written comments on the project must be submitted to the Contact Person by no later than November 5, 2011.

Contact: James Eldred, NYSDEC - Region 4, Environmental Permits, 130 North Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014, Phone: (518) 357-2456, Fax: (518) 357-2460, E-mail: dep.r4@dec.ny.gov.

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The Town of Copake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Copake Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Copake, NY. The Comprehensive Plan addresses the following issues: Strengthening community interaction and quality of life; preserving active agriculture and prime agricultural lands; revitalizing the Town's hamlets; preserving open space and natural resources; providing efficient public governance and Town services including recreation; planning for sustainable economic growth; planning for sustainable local land use; and preserving community character and historic resources. The plan includes a community profile of existing conditions, a vision statement, planning principles, goals and actions (including potential projects and uses) and recommended steps and techniques for implementing the Comprehensive Plan over a twenty year period. A public hearing was conducted on the Comprehensive Plan by the Town of Copake Town Board on September 8, 2011 at which time a negative declaration was issued and the plan was unanimously adopted. The project is located throughout the Town of Copake, New York.

Contact: Reginald Conway, Town of Copake, 230 Mountainview Road, Copake, NY 12516, Phone: (518) 329-1234, E-mail: reggiecrowley1953@msn.com.

Rensselaer County - The Town Board of the Town of Nassau, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law No. 2 of 2011 - Town of Nassau Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a new Zoning Law for the Town of Nassau in accordance with the goals and objectives set forth in the Town of Nassau Comprehensive Plan, and pursuant to New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, Article 2, Section 10, et. seq., Article 16 of New York State Town Law. The purpose of this action is to protect and promote public health, safety,comfort, convenience and economy, and natural, agricultural, and cultural resources, aesthetics, and the general welfare of the residents and property owners of the Town of Nassau. The Zoning Law updates administrative and enforcement procedures, establishes a new aquifer protection overlay district, prohibits commercial excavation or mining, provides the regulations and criteria on certain uses and consolidates recent laws setting forth various land use regulations. The project action affects all land outside of Villages within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Nassau, New York.

Contact: David Fleming, Town of Nassau, 29 Church Street, P.O. Box 587, Nassau, NY 12123, Phone: (518) 766-3599, E-mail: supervisor@townofnassau.org.

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