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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/15/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Bayer Land Development, LLC for a site known as Former Mohawk Furniture, site ID #C518025. This site is located in the Village of Broadalbin, within the County of Fulton, and is located at 5 Mill Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Broadalbin Village Hall, 16 West Main Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Steven Scharf , NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-9625, E- mail: Steven.Scharf@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Tree Cutting Notice

Tree Removal for the West Stony Creek Lean-to Construction

The action involves the installation of a new lean-to along the Northville-Placid Trail near the West Stony Creek in Shaker Mountain Wild Forest. The lean-to construction will require the removal of nine trees which have been identified in and around the lean-to site. In addition, a 20-foot foot bridge will be built over a nearby tributary to the West Stony Creek on the Northville Placid Trail. Three trees have been identified near the bridge location and will be felled and used in the construction of the foot bridge.

Actions are approved in the 2006 Shaker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. Tree cutting will be in compliance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Lands and Forests LF policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

Contact: Jon DeSantis, NYS DEC - Region 5 Northville Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 701 South Main Street Northville, NY 12134, Phone: (518) 863-4545, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The Village of Champlain, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to the Village Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to the Village of Champlain Zoning Code as it relates to the downtown, Main Street area "Downtown Mixed Use" District. The amendments follow recommendations in the Village of Champlain Downtown Revitalization Plan which recommended several zoning changes including: removing the required Special Use Permit for all desired commercial uses compatible with the downtown; using zoning to curb the conversion of first floor commercial space into apartments and infill development of residential on Main Street; developing design guidelines to ensure that new development compliments existing character and scale, but creates an interesting mix of old and new. The zoning amendments in this action reflect these recommendations. In addition, the amendments cap the amount of impervious surface to better address storm water management and drainage in flood-prone areas, exempts nonresidential uses from off-street parking to reduce the amount of unnecessary pavement, prohibits larger scale uses that would increase truck traffic and impact adjacent residential neighborhoods while making it easier for compatible, smaller scale uses to invest in the downtown. The project is located in the downtown, Main Street area of the Village of Champlain, New York.

Contact: Mary Sousa, Village of Champlain, Village Hall, 1104 State Route 9, Champlain, NY 12919, Phone: (518) 298-4152, E-mail: Mary@vchamplain.com.


Saratoga County - The Town of Wilton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cahill's Forest 15 Lot Conservation Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application by J. Thomas Roohan to subdivide 26 ± acres into 15 lots on a parcel adjacent to Harran Lane and Jones Road zoned R-2 in the Town of Wilton, New York.

Contact: Michael G. Dobis, Town of Wilton, Wilton Town Hall, 22 Traver Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831, Phone: (518) 587-1939 extension 211, E-mail: lharlow@townofwilton.com.


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