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ENB - Region 4 Notices 2/1/2017

Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The Town of Colchester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Downsville Water District Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a new 5,000 gallon Raw Storage Tank with an overflow piping, a new building for the new booster pumps and cartridge filters, a reservoir, new tank controls, new flow metering system, relocation of existing chemical feed system and associated piping. The project is located on Tub Mill Road in the Town of Colchester, New York.

Contact: Arthur Merrill, Town of Colchester, 72 Tanner Road, Downsville, NY 13755, Phone: (607) 363-7169, E-mail: colchestersupervisor@catskill.net.


Schoharie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schoharie RA # 2, South Mountain State Forest, Stands B1, B9 and B13 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of registered herbicides to 166 of the 176 acres on the South Mountain State Forest, to remove undesirable American beech, striped maple, ironwood, birch, red maple, musclewood and ferns, currently occupying the site. One hundred eight (108) acres will be clearcut, following herbicide application, to salvage unhealthy Norway spruce. One hundred four (104) of these acres will be replanted with Norway spruce seedlings. The remaining four acres will regenerate naturally. Natural regeneration will be promoted by thinning 41 acres of Norway spruce. Three acres of hardwoods will be thinned to promote white ash growth. In addition, prior to harvesting, a spot-spray application of herbicide will be applied to 130 invasive multiflora rose, honeysuckle, ribes and barberry plants, currently occupying the site. The project is located in the Town of Conesville, New York.

Contact: Vicki Cross, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 65561 NYS Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-3613, E-mail: Vicki.cross@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Greene County - The Greene County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Catskill Exit 21 Development Project (CAT21). A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on February 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Catskill Town Hall, 411 Main Street, Catskill. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until February 19, 2017. The Draft GEIS is available from the Greene County IDA, 270 Mansion Street, Coxsackie NY 12051; the Catskill Town Hall, 411 Main Street, Catskill NY 12414; the Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin Street, Catskill NY 12414 and on line at: www.greeneida.com/sites-projects/10-projects/22-cat21-project.

The action involves a plan by the Greene County IDA to create a shovel-ready development site in the Town of Catskill located west of the I-87 Exit 21 interchange. The proposed development area is an approximately 64 acre site bounded by I-87 to east, NYS Route 23 to the south, the Catskill Creek to the west, and County Route 23B to the north in the Town of Catskill, New York. The site is currently undeveloped and bordered by several residential properties to the north along Route 23B. It is currently served by public water, and is included in a new sewer district which will provide sewer service to the site. The Greene County IDA is conducting the environmental review of the CAT21 project as a Generic Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates existing conditions in the study area, the potential impacts related to development, and the mitigation measures necessary to reduce potential impacts. The Draft GEIS evaluates several alternative concept plans that include a mix of destination recreation uses, hotels, restaurant, retail, business park/distribution center, truck stop and housing, determines a preferred development plan, identifies mitigation measures and establishes thresholds for future development.

Contact: Renee Van Schaack, Greene County IDA, 270 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051, Phone: (518) 731-5500, E-mail: rene@greeneida.com.


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