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ENB - Region 4 Notices 1/17/2018

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from First Prize Development Partners, LLC for a site known as First Prize Center Site, site ID #C401076. This site is in the City of Albany and in the Town of Colonie, within the County of Albany, and is located at 68 Exchange Street, Colonie NY12205; Rear Russell Road, Albany NY 12203; and Russell Road, Albany NY 12203.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the City of Albany Public Library, Pine Hill Branch, 517 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203 and at the Town of Colonie Public Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY 12211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: John Grathwol, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail: john.grathwol@dec.ny. All comments must be submitted by February 16, 2018.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at:

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 State's Brownfield program is available at DEC's website:

Negative Declaration

Schoharie County - The Village of Middleburgh, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Middleburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Village of Middleburgh owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located on Baker Avenue in the Village. The facility was constructed in 1989 to provide treatment of wastewater within the Village of Middleburgh. The WWTP discharges treated effluent to the Schoharie Creek. The WWTP is highly susceptible to flooding and was submerged by six feet during Hurricane Irene in 2011.

The proposed project would convert the exiting WWTP into a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) process plant and would add an additional 100,000 gallons per day of capacity. The new SBR process would allow the capacity of the WWTP to be increased to allow additional sections of the Village to connect. The existing control building, headworks, RAS pumps, and clarifiers would be removed. A new headworks building would be built. The generator would be replaced and the existing sludge press would be reinstalled approximately six feet higher.

Repairs to the existing sewers and manholes to reduce inflow and infiltration is included in the project. The repairs are expected to be completed by trenchless repair methods and spot repairs.

The project is located on Baker Avenue in the Town of Middleburgh, New York.

Contact: Lindsay Ostrander Allen, Delaware Engineering, DPC, 28 Madison Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203; Phone: (518) 452-1290, Fax: (518) 452-1335, E-mail:

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