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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/5/2017

Negative Declaration

Montgomery and Schenectady Counties - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Closing the Gap the Erie Canalway Corridor - Amsterdam to Pattersonville Trail Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation a 4.8 mile paved bike trail along the Erie Canalway within the existing railway corridor from Amsterdam to Pattersonville, New York. The project will include vegetation removal along most of the project corridor at 16 foot wide, drainage improvements, two bridge deck rehabilitation, parking lot installation near Lock 10 and paving the entire length of the trail at a width of 10 foot with 2 foot grass shoulders. There are two (2) bridges along the trail that will require new decking and some minor abutment work. All abutment work will be done above the stream level. The parking lot will be paved and will be installed near Lock 10 and will be approximately 20 foot x 100 foot in size. It will be accessed off of an existing gravel driveway. There will also be a small gravel parking lot and driveway installed at the eastern terminus of the project that will accommodate four (4) cars. All of the property is currently owned by the NYS OPRHP and this section of trail is one of the larger contiguous sections that needs to be developed in order to complete the trail from Buffalo to Albany. The project is located along the Erie Canalway corridor from Amsterdam to Pattersonville running parallel with NYS Route 5S, adjacent to the Mohawk River through the Town of Florida in Montgomery County, New York and through the Towns of Princetown and Rotterdam in Schenectady County, New York.

Contact: Christopher More, NYS OPRHP, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: (518) 584-2000, E-mail:

Schoharie County - The Village of Cobleskill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Storage and Distribution System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves upgrades and replacements of the existing water systems storage facilities, pump station, distribution mains and system controls. The project will include the installation of water storage tanks; replacement and relocation of water mains and site restoration. The project is located throughout the Village of Cobleskill, New York.

Contact: Brendon Becker, Lamont Engineers, P.O. Box 610, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 234-4028, E-mail:

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