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ENB - Region 4 Notices 1/3/2018

Negative Declaration

Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYC's Long-Term Watershed Protection Plan in Support of Renewal of Its Filtration Avoidance Determination for the Catskill and Delaware Water Supply System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) preparation of its 2016 Long-Term Watershed Protection Program (2016 LTP) and its 2017 Addendum (collectively the 2017 LTP) for the Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System. The 2017 LTP is a comprehensive watershed protection strategy developed to protect and improve existing water quality in the Catskill/Delaware water supply system by engaging in or funding various activities that serve protective and/or remedial water quality functions in the watershed. The 2017 LTP would also allow New York City to avoid filtering a majority of its potable water supply by qualifying for filtration avoidance under regulations administered by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) in consultation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). As lead agency, NYC DEP has determined that the 2017 LTP would not have a significant effect on the environment and is hereby publishing a Negative Declaration.

The project is located in Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing State: NY 11373; Phone: (718) 595-3585, Fax: (718) 595-4479, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.



Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Troy Sand and Gravel Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of six acres to the life of mine for overburden storage. No excavation will occur in this area. The project is located on Grange Road, West Sand Lake, New York.

Contact: Nancy M. Baker, NYS DEC, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; Phone: (518) 357-2452; Fax: (518) 357-2460, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Otsego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Balcom Sand and Gravel will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the lowering of the mine from 1225 ft. amsl to 1206 ft. amsl, and the addition of 0.1 acres to the life of mine due to more accurate surveying. The project is located in New Lisbon, New York.

Contact: Patricia Pinder, NYS DEC, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; Phone: (518) 357-2447; Fax: (518) 357-2460, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Otsego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Otego Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the lowering of the mine floor from 1060 feet amsl to 1049 feet amsl and the addition of a portable screener and crusher. The project is located at County Highway 48, near the intersection of Downey Road, Town of Otego, New York.

Contact: Patricia Pinder, NYS DEC, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; Phone: (518) 357-2447; Fax: (518) 357-2460, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov .


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