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ENB - Region 4 Notices 1/11/2017

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kinderhook Sand and Gravel Bank will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the modification of an existing mining plan/permit by increasing the Life of Mine area by 0.61 acres in the northeast corner of the property, resulting in a revised total Life of Mine area of 15.67 acres. The project is located off US Route 9 approximately 1/2 mile south of the Rensselaer county line in the Town of Kinderhook, New York.

Contact: Patricia M. Gabriel, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2069, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Columbia County - The Town of Greenport Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sunstream Hudson I & II Solar Farm will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the modification of a previously approved site plan, including the addition of eleven utility poles for connection to National Grid infrastructure, addition of a 24 foot gate, relocation of one inverter, changes to the access drive, reduction in the number of arrays and installation of a knox box (Modified Project) for the Sunstream solar farm located at 90 Blue Hill Road in the Town of Greenport, New York. Construction of the solar farm on the approximate 21 acre site was completed in October 2016. The solar farm will generate 2.6 MW of solar electricity which will connect to National Grid infrastructure by an interconnection facility consisting of twelve utility poles located along the south eastern corner of the property.

Contact: Edward Stiffler, Town of Greenport, 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, NY 12534, Phone: (518) 822-8149.


Columbia County - The Village of Kinderhook Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of an Updated Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an updated comprehensive plan, developed as per New York State Village Law 7-722. The updated Plan was developed through a planning process facilitated by the Village of Kinderhook Planning Board. Significant public input, updated resource maps, and analysis of strengths, weaknesses, and needs in the Village were used to develop an updated Plan. The Plan outlines a long-term vision for the Village, along with specific goals and actions that can be implemented over time. The Plan emphasizes enhancement of the quality of Kinderhook as a place for living, working, recreating, and doing business. Community character, historic resources, walkability, safety, and protection of critical open spaces and agriculture are among the major features highlighted in the plan. New actions are identified to protect them. Economic development in the central business district is another need identified in the plan, and although new growth and development can have adverse impacts on the environment, the Plan emphasizes that such growth must be consistent with this Plan and the character of the Village. The Village has concluded that adoption of the updated comprehensive plan will help the Village be more protective of the environment. The project is located throughout the Village of Kinderhook, New York.

Contact: James Dunham, Village of Kinderhook, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook, NY 12108, Phone: (518) 758-9882, E-mail: okvillagehall@villageofkinderhook.org.


Greene County - The Town of Greenville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of an Updated Zoning Law and Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an updated Zoning Law and Map to be consistent with the Town of Greenville's Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Greenville, New York.

Contact: Paul Macko, Town of Greenville, P.O. Box 38, Greenville, NY 12083, Phone: (518) 966-5055, E-mail: pmackosuper@aol.com.


Greene County - The Town of New Baltimore Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of an Updated Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a updated Comprehensive Plan to allow further protection of the environment and smart growth within the Town of New Baltimore. The project is located throughout the Town of New Baltimore, New York.

Contact: Nick Dellisanti, Town of New Baltimore, 3809 County Route 51, Hannacroix, NY 12087, Phone: (518) 756-6671.


Greene County - The Town of New Baltimore Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of an Updated Zoning Law and Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a updated Zoning Law and Map to allow for the further protection of the environmental and smart growth with the Town of New Baltimore. The project is located throughout the Town of New Baltimore, New York.

Contact: Nick Dellisanti, Town of New Baltimore, 3809 County Route 51, Hannacroix, NY 12087, Phone: (518) 756-6671.


Rensselaer County - The Town of Schaghticoke Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Turner Road Rezoning for 10 Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the change of zone of a 66 ± acre parcel from Highway Commercial to Residential Agriculture to allow for a 10 lot subdivision. The project is located on Turner Road in the Town of Schaghticoke, New York.

Contact: David C. Brennan, Town of Schaghticoke, 290 Northline Road, Melrose, NY 12121, Phone: (518) 438-9907, E-mail: DBrennan@youngsommer.com.


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