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ENB - Region 4 Notices 1/10/2018

Public Notice

Draft Devil's Tombstone Campground Unit Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the draft unit management plan (UMP), which will guide management of the Devil's Tombstone Campground for the next 10 years. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan for the campground. The campground is located on State Rt 214 in the Town of Hunter, Greene County.

The Draft UMP for the Devil's Tombstone Campground is posted on the NYS DEC web page at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24462.html

Copies of the draft plan are also available on computer disc and may be obtained by calling (518) 457-2500.

Public comments on the draft campground UMPs will be accepted through February 12, 2018, and can be submitted by mail or email to: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, Email: campinfo@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Cohoes Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Canal Square Park Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the Canal Square Park expansion and reconstruction of two parcels totaling .51 acres. The expansion involves decompaction of an existing parking lot used for a musical outdoor playground and seating; demolition of existing stage, fountain, sealing and walkways; reconstruction of park to improve usability and reduce impervious surfaces; and installation of bioretention filters, tree pits and plantings to reduce stormwater runoff by .181 acres. Located in Cohoes downtown historic overlay district the project will improve aesthetics and environmental factors.

The project is located at 72 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047.

Contact: Melissa Cherubino, 97 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047; Phone: (518) 233-2130, Fax: (518) 233-2162, E-mail: mcherubino@ci.cohoes


Columbia County - The New York State Department of Public Service, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYSEG Columbia Co. Transmission Project - Modified 34.5 kV Alternative will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) proposes to construct two one-mile long 115 kV tap lines in the Towns of Stockport and Ghent; a new 115/34.5 kV substation at Falls Road Industrial Park; and two 34.5 kV feeder lines in the Town of Ghent. The 115 kV tap lines will connect the new substation to the existing Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. transmission line north of Columbia Co. Rt. 22 in the Town of Stockport. The section of new 34.5 kV distribution lines will follow NYS Route 9H; and replacement of existing distribution lines along roadways including Co. Rt 22, George Road and Orchard Road, and portions of Old Post Road. The new lines and replacement lines will be installed above-ground, except for a portion of line to replace the existing underground across the Columbia County Airport. Appropriate measures for avoiding and minimizing impacts of the 115 kV line installation have been identified. The project has been reviewed for potential effects on scenic and cultural resources, and a finding of No Adverse Impact on resources listed or eligible for listing on the State or National Register of Historic Places has been issued by the State Historic Preservation Office. A coordinated review was undertaken. No significant adverse effects have been identified. The project is subject to other permitting requirements and approvals of involved agencies.

The project is located on Falls Road Industrial Park Road, Ghent, NY.

Contact: Andrew Davis, NYS Department of Public Service, #3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223; Phone: (518)496-2853, E-mail: Andrew.Davis@dps.ny.gov


Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gould's Maple Lane Farms Gravel Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the addition of 1.6 acres to the Life of Mine acreage. This area was previously affected by mining-related activities and is being included within the LOM to ensure reclamation of the area. The project is located in Town of Deposit, Delaware County.

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


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