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ENB - Region 4 Notices 8/12/2015

Public Notice

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

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 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26th, at the Schoharie Watershed Office, 6049 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of activities conducted pursuant to the SPDES permit.

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

Contact: Kimberlee Kane, NYC DEP, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 773-4473, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Otsego County - The Village of Milford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Milford Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of deteriorated water main and the installation of a new water supply production well. The project includes the replacement of approximately 12,000 linear feet of water distribution main as well as the connection of the new Willsey production well. The new well is intended to provide the water system with better quality water as well as providing the system with a redundant source. The well will be connected to the system with the construction of a new well control building which will include disinfection chemical injection equipment. The project is located at various locations in the Village of Milford, New York.

Contact: Nicholas Green, P.E., Lamont Engineers, P.C., P.O. Box 610, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 234-4028, E-mail:

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Schoharie County - The Town of Conesville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Manor Kill Stream Restoration and Recreational Access will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The watercourse was eroded and changed course during Tropical Storm Irene. The restoration project will involve the discharge of fill material into 0.83 acres of waters of the United States, (0.83 acres of stream channel and 0.0 acres of wetlands) to facilitate the restoration of 1,500 linear feet of stream channel, including the relocation back to its former position of 650 linear feet of stream channel. The need to raise the channel and replace material that was lost due to erosion and scour along the banks is expected to require approximately 2,000 cubic yards. This is roughly equivalent to the volume of rock expected to be imported to provide bank armoring and channel stability, therefore the project should not result in any net cut or fill. Excavation will be accomplished using excavators, bulldozers and off-road dump trucks. The project is located along New York State Route 990V near the Conesville Firehouse in the Town of Conesville, New York.

The conditions are:

In addition, an approximately 1.6 acre riparian zone would be established along the reconfigured channel using bioengineering methods including 650 linear feet of bank treated with live stakes and 90 potted trees and shrubs. Seeding and mulching will include native riparian and wetland seed mixes.

Dewatering will be accomplished through the use of a diversion channel to the south of active work area, in a historic flood channel of the river, and through the use of a sump pit if groundwater is encountered.

Contact: Bill Federice, Town of Conesville, 1306 NYS Route 990V, Gilboa, NY 12076, Phone: (607) 588-7211, E-mail:

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