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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/12/2017

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Albany Water Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Working Woodlands Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Albany Water Board (AWB) seeks to provide an excellent quality environment for the purpose of maintaining high water quality for the residents of the City of Albany and has an interest and responsibility to optimize the conservation benefits of their lands for the City of Albany and the greater ecosystem.
The AWB seeks to protect and sustainably manage their approximately 4,100 acre property in Albany County. The mission of The Nature Conservancy (Conservancy) is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth. The Conservancy's Working Woodlands Program is designed to meet the above goals by providing the Water Board with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for improved forest health and conditions, options for long-term land protection, restoration and management of exceptional ecological and economic values of priority forests and new sources of revenue from carbon credit sales. The Water Board and the Conservancy wish to enter into a relationship pursuant to which the Conservancy will provide the carbon marketing to the AWB for the purpose of developing and marketing carbon credits on behalf of the Water Board. This proposed action includes the potential expansion of the conservation easement area to include the approximately 600 acre Basic Creek Reservoir Forestland and the approximately 200 acre Troutner Forestland. Both of these forestlands are currently owned and managed by the Albany Water Board. Copies of the Full Environmental Assessment Form can be found at: http://www.albanyny.gov/Government/Departments/WaterAndWaterSupply.aspx

The project is located in the Alcove Forestland in Coeymans, New York, near County Route 143, County Route 111, Route 32, Newry Road.

Contact: Amy E. Walsh, Albany Water Board, 10 North Enterprise Drive, Albany, NY 12204, Phone: (518) 434-5300, E-mail: awalsh@albanyny.gov.


Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schaeffer Bluestone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to lower the mine floor in the upper quarry from 1,280 foot to 1,265 foot and import bluestone to process at the existing saw shop. The project is located at Columbia Lake Road in Deposit, New York.

Contact: Nancy M. Baker, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2452, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Batavia Kill Stream Restoration at Kastanis will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 3,300 linear foot stream restoration project within the Class C(T) Batavia Kill The project is located at 11775 State Route 23 in the Town of Ashland, New York.

Contact: Kristy E. Primeau, 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.




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