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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/27/2016

Public Notice

Shandaken State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (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 on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Menands Union Free School District (USFD) Board of Education, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Menands School District - Improvements to Menands School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action consists of improvements at the Menands School, including a building addition and renovations to meet enrollment and program needs, and improvements to paving and infrastructure, as well as other minor site improvements. The project is located 19 Wards Lane in Menands, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey F. Budrow, 22 High Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 463-4400, E-mail: budrowj@wseinc.com


Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Vinegar Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Habitat Management Plan and Timber Harvests will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for Vinegar Hill WMA to guide habitat management on this area to benefit wildlife and facilitate wildlife-dependent recreation for a ten year time period. This plan also incorporates aspects of the NYS DEC's Young Forest Initiative, which aims to establish a minimum of 10% of the forested acreage on WMAs as young forest over the next 10 years. Young forest is an important part of the forested landscape, but has been declining over the past 50 years along with the wildlife that depend on this habitat. Two timber harvests, totaling 37 acres, will occur within the next five years in this WMA. These timber harvests and subsequent regeneration will create young forest habitat that will benefit the targeted wildlife species, American woodcock, white-tailed deer and varying hare, as well as many other wildlife species that depend on this early successional habitat. This project is located at Vinegar Hill Wildlife Management Area on Beech Ridge Road (Route 42) in the Town of Lexington, New York.

Contact: Selinda Brandon, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Bureau of Wildlife, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7367.


Otsego County - The Town of Springfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Farm Credit East Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 19,000 square foot office building and associated facilities on a new 13 acre parcel subdivided from an approximately 40 acre parcel on the southern portion of the former Ryerson Estate. The project is located at 78397 State Highway 80 in the Town of Springfield, New York.

Contact: Priscilla Barry, Town of Springfield Planning Board, County Route 29A, Springfield Center, NY 13468, Phone: (315) 717-4903, E-mail: prisbarry@gmail.com.


Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dunn Construction and Demolition (C&D) Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of 4.8 acres to an existing sand and gravel mine, to remove sand and gravel from the area of the former City of Rensselaer water tank, and would be reclaimed as an additional 4.8 area to the existing C&D disposal site. The project is located at Partition Street Extension in Rensselaer, New York.

Contact: Nancy M. Baker, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; Phone: (518)357-2452, Fax: (518)357-2460, E-mail: DEP.R4@dec.ny.gov


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