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ENB - Region 4 Notices 3/1/2017

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stockport Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Invasive Species Control will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of herbicide to 6 acres of invasive species (mainly buckthorn) to restore the area to its natural cover type, redcedar. 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. This project is located at Stockport Wildlife Management Area in the Towns of Stockport and Greenport, New York.

Contact: Ben Peters, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7367.


Greene County - The Village of Athens Planning Board as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sleepy Hollow Lake Waste Water Treatment Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an upgrade and rehabilitation of the existing Sleepy Hollow Lake WWTP to include removal of two of the sludge drying beds and associated structures, the rehabilitation of existing tankage including covering certain tanks for odor control, the construction of three new buildings and site improvements. New buildings will include a headworks building for screening and odor control; a chemical feed and storage/electrical building; and a sludge processing building. Improvements will occur within the existing footprint of the WWTP. The project is located on North Washington Street in the Village of Athens, New York.

Contact: Margaret Moree, Village of Athens, 2 First Street, Athens, NY 12015, Phone: (518) 945-2041, E-mail: maggie_92@hotmail.com.


Schoharie County - The Village of Schoharie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for withdrawal pipe improvements at Young Spring; a new holding pond mixing system for algae control; a new potassium permanganate pre-treatment system at the water plant site; the replacement of waster treatment plant equipment and valves; a new 500,000 gallon concrete treatment and storage tank; replacement of asbestos-cement distribution mains; Village wide replacement of undersized and leaky water mains; a new Prospect Street booster pump station; and miscellaneous spot replacement of hydrants, valves and system appurtenances. The project is located throughout the Village of Schoharie, New York.

Contact: John J. Borst, Village of Schoharie, 300 Main Street, Suite 1, P.O. Box 219, Schoharie, NY 12157, Phone: (518) 295-8500, E-mail: villscho@midtel.net.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Albany County - The New York State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed State University of New York (SUNY) University of Albany Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex. The Final SEIS is available from the SUNY at Albany Uptown Campus Service Building A; the SUNY at Albany Downtown Campus, Dewey Graduate Library; the Albany Library - Pine Hills Branch; the Guilderland Public Library and on line at: http://www.albany.edu/facilities/dgeis/uptown.html.

The action involves a proposal by the New York State University Construction Fund to construct the Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC) as part of the State University of New York at Albany's (UAlbany) research, education, and economic development initiative. The proposed ETEC Project will be an approximately 243,000 square foot building complex owned and operated by UAlbany that will be built on a 12 acre parcel on the New York State Office of General Services W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus directly adjacent to the main/Uptown UAlbany Campus in Albany, New York. Additional improvements associated with the Project include a pedestrian walkway, parking lots, roadway improvements, and utility improvements. The Project and associated disturbances are anticipated to encompass approximately 18.3 acres of land.

The ETEC Project will serve as the new home of the University's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, as well as the home of the University's nationally recognized research and instruction in atmospheric sciences. The building will be designed to be a hub of innovation, co-locating researchers, instruction, entrepreneurs, and investors, providing the technology transfer and commercialization resources to drive economic growth, create jobs, and enhance New York's competitiveness in key industries.

The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement builds on and serves as a continuation of the SEQRA reviews previously conducted for the UAlbany Capital Projects Plan and the Harriman Campus master planning.

Contact: Peggy McSorley, New York State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, Phone: (518) 320-1710, E-mail: peggy.mcsorley@suny.edu.


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