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ENB - Region 4 Notices 4/27/2016

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The Village of Chatham, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Chatham Open Reservoir Replacement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Chatham currently utilizes a 900,000 gallon open reservoir for a portion of its finished water storage. The reservoir is located off High Street on the east side of the Village in a wooded area that is generally surrounded by residential uses. The Village proposes to replace the reservoir with a watertight, 400,000 gallon sanitary water storage tank. Additionally, the 10 inch water main servicing the open reservoir would be replaced with a 16 inch water main connecting to the new water storage tank to improve flow and pressure. The new tank would be installed approximately 170 linear feet down the slope from the reservoir on the same property. The highest elevation of the water storage tank would be twenty feet above that of the existing reservoir. The project would include installation of a 10 foot wide access drive and fence surrounding the tank. The existing open reservoir would be disconnected from the water system. The project is located off High Street in the Village of Chatham, New York.

Contact: Thomas Curran, Village of Chatham, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037, Phone: (518) 392-5821, E-mail: Tcurran@villageofchatham.com


Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Application of Pesticides in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application insecticides to important individual hemlock trees within the Kaaterskill clove to protect them from the hemlock wooly adelgid. The hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), an invasive insect, has infested the majority of trees throughout the Kaaterskill Clove. Without intervention it is likely that all of the infested hemlocks will succumb to the insect and die. Hemlocks are a critically important species and provide shade for understory plants and streams, erosion control, and habitat for numerous animals. Applicators will use a combination of imidacloprid, and dinotefuran. Both of these insecticides will be applied as a basal bark spray directly to the targeted trees, reducing the threat to non-target species. The project is located in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest in the Town of Hunter, New York.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518.


Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buck Mine Modification and Renewal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to change from ripping to blasting to remove material; increase life of mine by 0.1 acres; change reclamation objective from vegetated area to parking/ equipment storage area; mining can proceed to 325 feet amsl. The project is located on Valley Road in Athens, New York.

Contact: Kristen Cady-Poulin, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2454, E-mail:
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Schoharie County - The Village of Cobleskill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Cobleskill Water Storage and Distribution System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves upgrades and replacements of the existing water systems storage facilities, pump station, distribution mains and system controls. The project will include the installation of water storage tanks and replacement and relocation of water mains and site restoration. The project is located throughout the Village of Cobleskill, New York.

Contact: Brendon Becker, Lamont Engineer, P.O. Box 610, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 234-4028, E-mail: bbecker@lamontengineers.com.


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