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ENB - Region 4 Notices 8/9/2017

Public Notice

Tree Removal for Construction of Parking Lot Expansion on Kaaterskill Wild Forest

The action involves the removal of 25 trees along with their stumps to facilitate construction of a parking lot expansion for the Becker Hollow trailhead. This construction project is included in the approved 1995 Unit Management Plan for the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. Tree cutting will be in compliance with LF Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest is located in the Town of Windham, New York.

Contact: Bryan Ellis, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-3607, E-mail: bryan.ellis@dec.ny.gov.


Public Meeting Notice

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29th, at the Schoharie Watershed Office, 6049 Main Street, Tannersville NY. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of activities conducted pursuant to the SPDES permit.

The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcome.

Contact: Kimberlee Kane, NYC DEP, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 749-5309, E-mail: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed null will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, K & C Excavation Inc., to continue the operation of their existing sand and gravel mine. This proposal also includes increasing the approved Life of Mine from 10.7 acres to 12.6 acres. The project is located on Becker Road, approximately 300 feet west of the intersection of NYS Route 15, in the Town of Guilderland, New York.

Contact: Angelika R Stewart, 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.


Columbia County - The Town of Greenport Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Colarusso Haul Road Improvements and Truck Traffic Diversion Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by A. Colarusso and Son, Inc., to the Town of Greenport Planning Board and the City of Hudson Planning Board for site plan approval to renovate and expand an existing haul road that runs from Colarusso's quarry on Newman Road in the Town of Greenport, New York, across State Route 9 into the City of Hudson, New York, and crossing State Route 9G over the South Bay Causeway to the Hudson River Waterfront. The Project involves approximately 1,314 acres with 8.8 acres to be physically disturbed. The applicant holds fee title or an easement over the affected properties for the entire haul road.

Contact: Edward Stiffler, Town of Greenport, 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, NY 12534, Phone: (518) 8284856, E-mail: planningchair@townofGreenport.com


Greene County - The Town of Athens Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Primax Properties Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application by Primax Properties, LLC for site plan approval to construct a 9,100 square foot Dollar General retail store and make other associated improvements. The project is located at 9718 US Route 9W in the Town of Athens, New York.

Contact: Hal Brodie, Town of Athens, 2 First Street, Athens, NY 12015, Phone: (518) 945-1052, E-mail: halbrodie1@gmail.com.


Schoharie County - The Town of Esperance Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Adopting a New Town Wide Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the consideration and adoption of a new zoning law. The existing zoning law was adopted in 1997 and amended in 1998 and 2016. The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2008. The new zoning law is meant to address recommendations made in the 2008 Comprehensive Plan that were meant to be included in the 2016 amendment. The project is located throughout the Town of Esperance, New York.

Contact: Zachary Thompson, Schoharie County Office of Community Development Services, 276 Main Street, Suite 2, P.O. Box 396, Schoharie, NY 12157, Phone: (518) 295-8770, E-mail: zacharythompson@co.schoharie.ny.us.


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