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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/26/2017

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The Town of New Lebanon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of Section 205 of the Code of the Town of New Lebanon entitled Zoning: Solar Energy Systems will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment of Chapter 205 of the Code of the Town of New Lebanon entitled Zoning providing for a new provision related to Solar Energy Systems in section 205-18; reserving section 205-19 for future amendments, and renumbering previous section 205-18 to 205-20 entitled definitions. The action also involved modifications to provisions of the existing Zoning Code in order to address needs within the town that have not already been adequately addressed by the code, including zoning permit requirements, removal of violation requirements, contour map requirements, site plan application requirements, and frontage requirements. The project is located throughout the Town of New Lebanon, New York.

Contact: Tistrya Houghtling, Town of New Lebanon, 14755 State Route 22, PO Box 328, New Lebanon, NY, 12125, Phone: (518) 794-8888, E-mail:

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rensselaer County - The City of Rensselaer Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kiliaen's Landing Master Plan and Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on August 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Rensselaer City Hall, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

The City of Rensselaer has identified a preferred development scenario for Kiliaen's Landing, an approximately 75 acre site located on the Hudson River. The preferred alternative includes housing, recreational amenities, improved boat launch area, adaptive reuse of the Hilton Center for mixed use retail/residential/cultural arts center. A trail system will connect to the south to Delaet's landing and to the north to the proposed RPI trails system. A GEIS will be prepared, to identify potential impacts and mitigation measures such as but not limited to land use, transportation and infrastructure, utilities, water resources, and aesthetics.

The preferred alternative to be evaluated in the GEIS process was driven by a combination of the results of a Market Study, the Inventory and Analysis, and public input.

The project is located along the Hudson River, Livingston Avenue Bridge, CSX Railroad, North Greenbush Municipal Boundary in the City of Rensselaer, New York.

Contact: Charles Moore, City of Rensselaer, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 465-1693, E-mail:

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