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ENB - Region 4 Notices 4/18/2018

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The City of Cohoes, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Municipal Public Improvement Work will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the renovation of Canal Square Park at 72 Remsen Street in the heart of downtown City of Cohoes, New York. The reconstruction is predominantly repair and replacement in kind and will allow for a broader variety of uses suitable to the urban environment, including community events, art programming, and flexible festival uses.

Contact: Debbie Jacques, City of Cohoes, 97 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047; Phone: (518)233-2121, E-mail:

Schoharie County - The Town of Conesville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Conesville Community Wastewater Management Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the development of the Hamlet of West Conesville Community Wastewater Management Program (CWMP) to eliminate inadequate individual on-site septic systems that are currently failing or may fail in the future to address water quality issues in the New York City Watershed. The purpose of the project is to improve and protect the water quality of the Schoharie Reservoir Watershed and the New York City Water Supply and to allow the Hamlet of West Conesville to survive and address future development needs. The system will be designed in accordance with the New York City Memorandum of Agreement with Watershed Towns, Ten States Standards, 1988 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works (as required by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection [NYC DEP]), and the NYC DEP Rules and Regulations.

The project will consist of a small diameter gravity sewer collection system that will convey septic tank effluent to a new Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). The projected design average wastewater flow is 15,000 gpd. The project will serve approximately 56 properties, including homes, commercial/institutional facilities, and vacant properties. To ensure that future growth can be adequately served by the proposed wastewater facilities, formation of a sewer district, adoption of a sewer use ordinance and development of a wastewater capacity monitoring system are included. To assist the community in providing adequate operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system, the Town will enter into an operation and maintenance agreement with NYCDEP.

The project is located in the Hamlet of West Conesville, New York.

Contact: William Federice, Town of Conesville, 1306 NYS Route 990V, Gilboa, NY 12076; Phone: (607) 588-7211, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Columbia and Rensselaer Counties - The Hudson River Valley Greenway (HRVG), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) on the proposed Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET). A public hearing on the Draft EIS was held on March 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ichabod Crane High School, 2910 Route 9, Valatie, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 8, 2018. The Draft EIS is available from the Towns of East Greenbush, Schodack, Nassau, Chatham, Stuyvesant, Greenport, Stockport, Kinderhook and on line at:

The Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc., as duly-designated SEQRA Lead Agency, declared the Draft Environmental Impact Statement "Complete" for the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail and initiated a 60 Day Public review on the Draft EIS starting March 9, 2018 and ending on May 8, 2018. The proposed project is a 36 mile long pedestrian and bicycle trail which crosses through two counties (Rensselaer and Columbia), one city, eight towns, and three villages. Beginning in the north in the City of Rensselaer the trail will travel in a southeastern direction, running through the Towns of East Greenbush, Schodack, and the Town and Village of Nassau. The trail will then travel southwest through Columbia County, bisecting the Towns of Chatham and Kinderhook, the Villages of Valatie and Kinderhook, the Towns of Stuyvesant, Stockport, and terminates in the Town of Greenport, approximately 0.5 mile from the City of Hudson. The AHET will be comprised of a combination of off-road trails (utilizing an electric utility corridor owned by National Grid) and on-road bike paths, sidewalks, and side paths (utilizing local, county, and state roadways). The Draft EIS was prepared based on a SEQRA Scoping Document that the HRVG adopted in November 20, 2017, following a thirty (30) day public review period. A Public Hearing on the Draft EIS was held on March 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ichabod Crane High School, 2910 Route 9, Valatie, NY. This hearing notice was posted in two local newspapers covering the entire project area a minimum of 14 days prior to the public hearing as required by 6 CRR-NY 617.12 (c)(2). Written statements of any length may be forwarded by mail and/or submitted on-line to the HRVG through the "Submit Comment" section of the AHET website

The project is located in Rensselaer and Columbia Counties, New York.

Contact: Andy Beers, HRVG, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-2995; Phone: (518)473-3835, E-mail:

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