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ENB - Region 4 Notices 3/9/2016

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Albany Water Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Elberon Place Combine Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement and Flood Mitigation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The City of Albany has historically experienced flooding issues throughout the Beaver Creek sewershed; with frequent and substantial damages occurring along Elberon Place which often becomes become inundated during periods of heavy rainfall. This results in the potential for combined stormwater and wastewater flows inundating the low-lying area; causing flood damage to public and private properties and creating potential health hazards to the public. The most recent flooding event occurred along Elberon Place on August 5, 2014 when heavy rains resulted in flood levels that caused significant flood damages to both residences and automobiles in the street.

The project will construct a separate, dedicated storm sewer along Elberon Place to convey stormwater flows to Washington Park Lake. The project will collect and store stormwater runoff from Elberon Place (local drainage area of approximately 10 acres), as well as up-gradient flows collected along Quail Street and/or conveyed through the City street system. The existing outlet control structure for the lake will be reconstructed as part of this project. the project is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Albany Pool Long Term Control Plan.

The project is located along Elberon Place from Quail Street to Washington Park Lake in the City of Albany, New York.

Contact: Joseph Coffey, Jr., Albany Water Board, 10 North Enterprise Drive, Albany, NY 12204, Phone: (518) 434-5300, E-mail: jcoffey@albanyny.gov.


Albany County - The Albany Water Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hansen Alley and Ryckman Alley Overflow Abatement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. To provide abatement of system surcharging and flooding in Hansen Alley, flows collected along Hansen Alley will be diverted to an underground infiltration gallery located in Woodlawn Park. Flow will be diverted through a series of pipes and structures that will run south along West Erie Street and then southeast along Woodlawn Avenue. The existing underground detention system in the alley and proposed underground infiltration gallery will capture, detain, and infiltrate flows from the Hansen Alley watershed area.

Abatement of system surcharging and flooding in Ryckman Alley will be through a constructed wetland system south of the Alley consisting of a wet pond, plunge pool, micro-pool and assortment of aquatic plant life. The existing underground detention system and proposed wetland system will capture, detain, and mitigate flows from the Ryckman Alley watershed area. Collectively, these practices will provide for the storage of over a million gallons.

The project is located in Woodlawn Park to the Hansen Avenue and Ryckman Avenue intersection in the City of Albany, New York.

Contact: Joseph Coffey, Jr., Albany Water Board, 10 North Enterprise Drive, Albany, NY 12204, Phone: (518) 434-5300, E-mail: jcoffey@albanyny.gov.


Delaware County - The Village of Delhi, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a plan to replace approximately 3,500 feet of watermain along a portion of Andes Road/NYS Route 28 and the installation of approximately 2,500 feet of watermain along Delaware Avenue within the Village of Delhi, New York. Finally, the project includes installation of a new water well and treatment facility to provide an additional source of water for the Village of Delhi water system.

Contact: Bill Brown, Delaware Engineering, D.P.C., 8-12 Dietz Street Suite 303, Oneonta, NY 13820, Phone: (607) 432-8073.


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