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ENB - Region 4 Notices 6/21/2017

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Albany County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Albany County Residential Health Care Facility Renovation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Albany County Residential Health Care Facility (ACRHCF) operates a 250 bed skilled nursing facility located at 789 Shaker Road in the Town of Colonie, New York. The ACRHF is located on a 27.6 acre site and contains 151,264 square feet of floor area and employs 325 staff. The facility was originally built in 1970. The existing mechanical and electrical systems have surpassed their useful lives. The existing resident living spaces do not meet current standards for a residential care facility. The ACRHF is proposing major renovation/additions to the existing facility that include construction of 227,390 square foot of additional space within eight new five story buildings. Existing one story resident wings will remain and be renovated to convert current double resident rooms to single units. New additions will be added to each existing wing which include a mix of double and single resident rooms that are fully handicap accessible. No changes to the total bed count or number of staff at the facility are proposed.

Contact: Laura DeGaetano, Albany County Legislature, Albany County Office Building, 112 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 447-7168, E-mail: laura.degaetano@albanycountyny.gov.


Greene County - The Village of Coxsackie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lower Washington Sidewalk Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.Lower Washington Street in the Village of Coxsackie does not currently host sidewalk infrastructure, despite heavy pedestrian travel by school-aged children from walking to and from the Coxsackie-Athens Middle and High Schools located on nearby Sunset Boulevard. Without a sidewalk, students walk along the shoulders of Washington Street (State Route 385) from Molly White Drive/Sutton Place as well as Hollister and Church streets throughout the school year, with snow in winter occupying the shoulders of the road resulting in students walking in the travel lanes.The Village of Coxsackie intends to extend the existing sidewalk on Lower Washington Street and Molly White Drive, a total distance of 1,600 linear feet. The project is located along Lower Washington Street/Sutton Place in the Village of Coxsackie, New York.

Contact: Lindsay Ostrander, Delaware Engineering, DPC, 28 Madison Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203, Phone: (518) 452-1290, E-mail: lostrander@delawareengineering.com.


Montgomery County - The Village of Fonda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sanitary Sewer System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various improvements of the existing sanitary sewer system throughout the Village.Due to frequent inflow and infiltration issues caused by old, brittle and deteriorating pipes in various locations in the Village, sanitary sewer system improvements are required. Streets throughout the Village located at Upper Prospect Street, Eagle Street, Montgomery Terrace, Lower Prospect Street and Putnam Avenue need sanitary sewer main replacements including but not limited to associated manholes, lateral hookups, appurtenances, and road restoration. The project is located throughout the Village of Fonda, New York.

Contact: William F. Peeler, Village of Fonda, 8 East Main Street, Fonda, NY 12068, Phone: (518) 853-4335.


Montgomery County - The Village of Fonda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various water system improvements including the 500,000 gallon water storage tank improvements. The water storage improvements involve installing a new mixing system inside the tank to reduce ice formation, reduce stagnant water, help maintain a consistent chlorine residual, and reduce the THM and HAA (DBP) levels. Also, a new telemetry system would be installed for the Village to remotely monitor the tank water level and high and low water level alarms. Rehabilitation of the existing Ross Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) at the Chlorine House at the Old Reservoir. Various improvements of the existing distribution system throughout the Village, including the Hickory Hill Road transmission main replacement. The project is located throughout the Village of Fonda, New York.

Contact: William F. Peeler, Village of Fonda, 8 East Main Street, Fonda, NY 12068, Phone: (518) 853-4335.


Montgomery County - The Village of Fort Plain, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.The action involves an estimated 500 feet of water main to be relocation; replacement of mixing systems within the water storage tank; the upgrade of pumps to fill Wiles Tank as required for proper fire protection and maximum day demands, including associated vault modifications, SCADA, and flow meters; the replacement of an aged generator at filter plant with larger size unit capable of providing power to filter plant, including new GAC filter system. Also, provide portable generators and electrical hookups at the Clinton and Clyde Street Pump Stations; relocation of a 300 foot section of raw water transmission main along County Route 140 parallel to creek. All work associated with this project shall be done within the public right-of-way in previously disturbed areas. The project is located throughout the Village of Fort Plain, New York.

Contact: Thomas Quackenbush, Village of Fort Plain,168 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339, Phone: (518) 993-4271.


Montgomery County - The Village of St. Johnsville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various improvements and rehabilitation of the existing St. Johnsville Wastewater Treatment Plant including, new means of water-tight access is proposed to be installed in the metal pump station enclosure; new vacuum priming pumps; level controls; flow meter alarm and epoxy painting of all metal. The grit handling unit will be replaced with a new stainless steel unit along with a new channel liner, motor assembly and control panel. The bar screen requires a complete overhaul including frame repairs, rake replacement, float replacement and new aluminum floor plates. Piping work including repairs and addition of outlets on the main line for air tool use. Replacement of the comminutor, air diffuser piping, service lines, test lines, drain valves and repair of cracks in the concrete tank walls and replacement of gate valves. Rehabilitation or replacement of all internal metal components in both final clarifiers including skimmer arms, weir plates, scum baffles, scum beach as well as repair of cracks in the concrete tanks, new scrapers and squeegees, life preservers and safety signs. Replacement of all three return activated sludge pumps, as they are original to the plant. A portable trash pump is need to aid routing maintenance of the clarifiers and aeration tank. The project is located at various location in the Village of St. Johnsville, New York.

Contact: Bernard Barnes, Village of St. Johnsville, 16 Washington Street, St. Johnsville, NY 13452, Phone: (518) 568-2221.


Montgomery County - The Village of Canajoharie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the Smith Street underground 2 million gallon water storage tank with a similar tank in the same location. The Carlisle ground mounted 300,000 gallon water storage tank will need to be reconditioned with a new coating system. The southern end of Route 10 distribution has undersized pipes that require replacement within the existing water district. The project is located at various location in the Village of Canajoharie, New York.

Contact: Francis E. Avery, Village of Canajoharie, 75 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317, Phone: (518) 673-5116.


Montgomery County - The City of Amsterdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of approximately 100 valves in critical locations; the replacement of approximately 50 hydrants is required; the reconstruction of the pressure reducing valves that separate the high and low service areas; other work including replacement of lead services and water mains. Upgrades are needed with the SCADA system to properly monitor water system. Replace the collapsed underdrains, deteriorated piping and 20 inch valve at Brookside pump station. The proposed action consists of upgrades and replacement of various components of the City's water system infrastructure including recoating two elevated water storage tanks and work at the existing filter plant. All improvements will occur within the City's system at previously disturbed locations. The project is located at various locations in the City of Amsterdam, New York.

Contact: Michael Villa, City of Amsterdam, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, Phone: (518) 841-4311.


Montgomery County - The City of Amsterdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposed work on the collection system work to include 15,000 linear feet of the old clay sewer main lining (including sewer lateral reinstatements) or replacement with new PVC sewer pipe and that approximately 50 old brick manholes be grouted or replaced with new watertight precast concrete manholes. Pump station improvements include rehabilitation of the Hover Street and three Erie Street pump stations.Work will include submersible pump and slide rail replacement, valve replacement, new level controls and new pump control panels and alarms. A bypass pump connection and valves will be installed on the forcemain piping as it leaves the stations.The pump stations will also be outfitted with standby emergency generators. Wastewater treatment plant work will include replacement of primary scum pumps, waste activated sludge pumps and thickened sludge pumps, all located in the pipe gallery between the primary clarifiers. Additionally, the 4 inch diameter sludge piping is planned to be replaced with 6 inch piping to eliminate the pipe clogging problem that exists. Replacement of the aeration blowers will also be accomplished to provide for more efficient units. The proposed action consists of upgrades and replacement of various components of the City's system infrastructure. All improvements will occur within the City's system at previously disturbed locations. The project is located at various locations in the City of Amsterdam, New York.

Contact: Michael Villa, City of Amsterdam, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, Phone: (518) 841-4311.


Rensselaer County - The Town of Nassau Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Verizon Wireless "Hoag Corners" Wireless Telecommunications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 120 ± foot monopole tower (124 ± foot when including a 4 ± foot lightning rod), one 11.5 ± foot x 16 ± foot equipment platform and all associated antennas, improvements and access/utilities located off Route 66 in the Town of Nassau, New York. Access to the proposed facility will originate from Route 66 utilizing a proposed gravel access road will connect the public road with the tower compound. Utilities will be installed underground in a trench adjacent to the access drive.

Contact: Samuel Critton, Town of Nassau, 29 Church Street, P.O. Box 587, Nassau, NY 12123, Phone: (518) 766-2343, E-mail: sam.critton@townofnassau.org.


Rensselaer County - The Village of Hoosick Falls Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Expansion Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of the public water supply from the Village of Hoosick Falls to areas within the Town of Hoosick, where elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been detected in private wells by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). As outlined in the Engineering Report prepared by MRB Group and dated August 2016, a total of twenty-two (22) potential service areas were identified for the water expansion and evaluated utilizing various sources of information including elevation data, parcel data, well sampling results, and number of Point of Entry Treatment (POET) water filtration systems installed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) within each area. These areas extend north and south of NYS Route 22, east and west on NYS Route 67, and include several other areas immediately contiguous to the Village. The project comprises twenty-two (22) service areas in the Village Hoosick Falls and Town of Hoosick, New York.

Contact: Robert Allen, Village of Hoosick Falls, Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090, Phone: (518) 686-7072, E-mail: mayor@hfvillage.org.


Schenectady County - The Village of Scotia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves pump station improvements including replacement of the pumps, suction and discharge valves, comminutors, variable frequency drives and pump control panels. Building improvements will include replacement of doors, windows, louvers, roof and other miscellaneous repairs. Site improvements will include repaving the driveway, placement of a new concrete dumpster pad, removal of the buried generator fuel tank, and installation of a new fence with controlled access system. A bypass pumping connection to the forcemain is also proposed to allow for a portable pump to bypass the station if there is a major problem. A sewer cleaning truck dump station is planned to allow for the Village to deposit materials removed from the collection system to be properly disposed of at the pump station. The work includes the proper disposal of all liquid and solid sludge waste, demolition of the existing primary clarifier, the two sludge digestion tanks, the two wet wells, and the main treatment plant building (including all electrical and mechanical equipment). All influent and effluent pipes to these locations will be cut, capped, and sealed or removed completely. The project is located throughout the Village of Scotia, New York.

Contact: Kris Kastberg, Village of Scotia, 4 North Ten Broeck Street, Scotia, NY 12302, Phone: (518) 374-1071.


Schenectady County - The Village of Scotia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation an emergency generator at the well field that will operate the pumps during a power outage; installation of approximately 1700 foot of 8 inch ductile iron pipe from the dead end to the distribution piping on Sunnyside Avenue including all associated piping, valves, tie-ins, and hydrants. The Village is proposing to redevelop well No. 2, replace the deteriorated screen, replace the pump and motor, and replace connecting piping and throttling valve. replace an estimated non-working valves and install insertion valves in locations where shutdowns are not practical. The Village proposes to replace an existing deteriorated buried potable water storage tank with an above ground standpipe at the same location. The project is located in the Village of Scotia, New York.

Contact: Kris Kastberg, Village of Scotia, 4 North Ten Broeck Street, Scotia, NY 12302, Phone: (518) 374-1071.


Schenectady County - The Town of Rotterdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of 10,000 feet of 24 inch pipe along Princetown Road and pressure relief valves at critical locations along transmission mains. Install two water storage tanks to replace the existing Helderberg Tank site that equal existing tank, then demolish existing deteriorated tank. Sandblast to bare metal and repaint the interior and exterior of the May Avenue Elevated Tank using presently approved coating systems with an expected life before overcoating of 25 years. Upgrade pumps, replace broken valves, replace obsolete check valves, replace chlorination feed piping, and upgrade SCADA for integration of improvements with existing SCADA system. The project is located throughout the Town of Rotterdam, New York.

Contact: Steven Tommasone, Town of Rotterdam, 1100 Sunrise Boulevard, Rotterdam, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 355-7575.


Schenectady County - The Town of Princetown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of all of the old, corroded bonnet bolts on 188 valves and 219 water service saddle tap straps in the original water district. This project will eliminate the costly emergency repairs to these items that have caused boil water orders in the past. The project is located throughout the Town of Princetown, New York.

Contact: Louis Esposito, Town of Princetown, 165 Princetown Plaza, Princetown, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-4045.


Schoharie County - The Town of Esperance, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Central Bridge Sewer District Wastewater System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various important, necessary improvements at the existing Waste Water Treatment Plant to improve the efficiency of the plant and protect the Schoharie Creek. These improvements include a mechanical bar screen to be installed at the head of the plant to replace the manually cleaned bar rack to improve solids removal and protect downstream treatment equipment. A final clarifier is planned to be added after the existing clarifiers to improve effluent suspended solids removals and meet SPDES permit effluent limits. The existing UV disinfection system will need to be relocated after the new final clarifier. A roof structure with removable walls is proposed to cover the treatment units to improve plant accessibility in the winter months and keep wind-blown debris out of the aeration tanks. The project is located in the Hamlet of Central Bridge, Town of Esperance, New York.

Contact: Earl VanWormer, Town of Esperance, 104 Charleston Street, Esperance, NY 12066, Phone: (518) 868-9304.


Schoharie County - The Village of Esperance, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Collection System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a gravity sewer collection system to serve all properties within the Village and pump the wastewater to the Central Bridge Sewer District No. 1 for treatment. The collection system consists of approximately 21,000 linear feet of 8 inch PVC sewer main, 72 manholes, 4,500 linear feet of 6 inch PVC sewer laterals, a duplex grinder pump station on Burtonville Road, and a duplex pump station on Hewitt Drive. The Hewitt Drive pump station will pump the wastewater through a 6 inch forcemain westerly along Route 20 toward Sloansville. Due to the large elevation change, an alternate route through an easement south of Route 20 is being considered. A second pump station will be required to complete the conveyance of the wastewater from the Sloansville area, along Route 30A, to the Central Bridge wastewater treatment plant. The project is located throughout the Village of Experance, New York.

Contact: Charles Johnston, Village of Esperance, 115 Church Street, Esperance, NY 12066, Phone: (518) 875-9044.


Positive Declaration

Albany County - The Village of Voorheesville Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stewart's Shop may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction and operation of a new Stewart's convenience store with a fueling station and canopy structure located at 112 Maple Avenue in the Village of Voorheesville, New York.

Contact: Georgia Gray, Village of Voorheesville Planning Commission, 29 Voorheesville Avenue, Voorheesville, NY 12186, Phone: (518) 765-2692, E-mail: ghgray2000@yahoo.com.


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