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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/21/2016

Public Notice

Extension of Public Comment Period for Town of Colonie Landfill

Project Title: Town of Colonie Landfill - Area 7 Development

Permit Application ID Numbers:

4-0126-00033/00001 (Solid Waste Management)
4-0126-00033/00009 (Air Title V)
4-0126-00033/00019 (Freshwater Wetland/Water Quality Certification)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) prepared a Combined Notice of Completion of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), Notice of Complete Applications, Notice of Public Comment Period and Notice of Legislative Public Comment Hearing for the Town of Colonie and Capital Region Landfills, Inc. proposal to develop approximately 132 acres of land (referred to as Area 7) within the existing 212 acre landfill site as new landfill space. The Notice was initially published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB), and in the Times Union newspaper on August 24, 2016 with a deadline date for written comments to be received by NYS DEC of October 7, 2016. The ENB Notice may be viewed at:

In order to ensure the public has adequate opportunity to assist the NYS DEC in its review, the public comment period for written comments has been extended to November 1, 2016. Written comments must be submitted to the attention of the contact listed below.

Contact: Angelo Marcuccio, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357- 2069, E-mail:

Notice of Final Request for Proposals for Transportation and Disposal of Solid Waste, Greene County, New York

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to General Municipal Law §120-w, the Greene County Highway and Solid Waste Department is issuing a Final Request for Proposals (RFP) for Transportation and Disposal of solid waste from the County's Catskill Transfer Station, beginning January 1, 2017. The Contractor will be required furnish all labor, materials and equipment as detailed in the RFP.

Copies of the Final RFP may be obtained at the office of the Greene County Highway and Solid Waste Department from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning September 12, 2016.

Responses to the RFP will be received at the office of the Greene County Highway and Solid Waste Department, Attention: Robert J. Van Valkenburg, 240 West Main Street, Catskill NY, 12414 until 4:00 p.m. October 3, 2016.

Contact: Robert J. Van Valkenburg, Greene County Highway and Solid Waste Department, 240 West Main Street, PO Box 485, Catskill, NY 12414, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Delaware, Greene and Schoharie Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Water for the Future: Upstate Water Supply Resiliency Project. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 14, 2016. The Draft EIS is available on line at:

Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on the following dates and locations:

Village of Ellenville
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ellenville Government Center
2 Elting Court
Ellenville, NY 12428

Town of Yorktown
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Town Board Room
363 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Town of Newburgh
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Newburgh Town Hall
1496 Route 300
Newburgh, NY 12550

Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Paul Grossinger Dining Room
112 College Road
Lock Sheldrake, NY 12759

The NYC DEP elected to construct a bypass tunnel and two associated shafts to permanently circumvent the leaking section of the Rondout-West Branch Tunnel (RWBT) at the Roseton crossing in the Town of Newburgh, and to conduct internal repairs to the section in Wawarsing; this work was previously evaluated in an Final EIS issued on May 18, 2012 and work has commenced.

Once the tunnel and shafts are completed in 2022, the RWBT would be temporarily shut down and drained to connect the bypass tunnel to the existing RWBT and to carry out internal repairs. NYC DEP estimates that the maximum shutdown duration would be approximately eight months. During this temporary shutdown of the RWBT, water from the Delaware system west of the Hudson River would be unavailable. To ensure the continued supply of clean drinking water during this time, NYC DEP has developed projects and plans comprised of three main components: (1) augmentation of available supply consisting of the repair and rehabilitation of the Catskill Aqueduct to restore capacity; (2) Water for the Future (WFF) Shutdown System Operations (WSSO), which would allow NYC DEP to rely more heavily on the Catskill and Croton water supply systems during the temporary shutdown; and (3) Inspection and Repair of the RWBT during connection of the bypass tunnel, including decommissioning the bypassed section of the RWBT once the connection is completed. These components collectively will be referred to as Upstate Water Supply Resiliency.

The project is located in Broome, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties, New York.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail:

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