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Shanty Hollow Corporation - Notice of Extension

August 29, 2007


Applicant: Shanty Hollow Corporation, Southside Route 23A, Hunter, NY 12442.

Applicant's Agent: Thomas S. West, Esq., The West Firm, PLLC, 677 Broadway, 8th Floor, Albany, New York 12207-2990.

A Combined Notice of Complete Application, Legislative Public Hearing, and Issues Conference was published in the July 25, 2007 edition of the Department's Environmental Notice Bulletin.

Project: Applicant has applied (Application #4-1936-00001/00001) to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) for a stream disturbance permit for its operations at the Hunter Mountain ski resort, Hunter, New York. Applicant proposes to: make improvements to and continue maintenance and upkeep of the diversion weir in Schoharie Creek and inlet channel to Dolan's Lake; expand the existing water storage reservoir by 5.5 million gallons; construct a second water intake structure on Schoharie Creek at Deming Road; and construct a new water storage reservoir south of Deming Road with a capacity of 20 to 25 million gallons, all of which are being done with the purpose of continuing the withdrawal of water from the Schoharie Creek for snowmaking purposes.

The Department's Division of Environmental Permits deemed the application complete on July 6, 2007 and determined that the proposed activity will meet the standards for permit issuance pursuant to article 15 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and part 608 of title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR).

Permits: Protection of waters (stream disturbance) permit pursuant to ECL article 15 and 6 NYCRR part 608. In addition, the project will require a section 401 water quality certification (see 6 NYCRR 608.9).

Comment Period Extended: The Department is the lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), ECL article 8 and 6 NYCRR Part 617. Pursuant to an Order on Consent with the Department, Applicant submitted a draft environmental impact study (DEIS) and Department staff accepted the DEIS as adequate for public review on July 6, 2007.

The time to submit written comments on the application and/or the DEIS has been extended. Written comments received on or before Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at the Office of Hearings and Mediation Services at the address listed below will be considered. Comments should be directed to:

Office of Hearings and Mediation Services
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, First Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1550
attn: Richard A. Sherman, Administrative Law Judge

August 29, 2007
Albany, NY

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