Notice of Availability

Proposed Consent Decree

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of the Attorney General have reached a proposed settlement with the GATX Corporation relative to the remediation of two steel plants that were owned and operated by the AL Tech Specialty Steel Corporation, a former subsidiary of GATX. One of the plants is located in Watervliet (Region 4). Portions of the Watervliet facility are listed in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State as a Class 2 site, #4-01-003. Under the terms of the settlement, GATX will contribute a total of 8.9 million dollars to the remediation of the two plants.

The proposed consent decree was filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York on December 27, 1999 as Index Number 99-CV-2221.

The Department is soliciting public comment on the proposed consent decree. Copies of the decree may be obtained by writing or calling Elissa Armater, Legal Assistant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Enforcement, Room 627, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-5500, phone (518) 457-0090. Comments may be directed to Deborah Christian at the same address no later than February 2, 2000.

Positive Declaration

Albany County - The Town of Colonie Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed development of 158,000 sq.ft. of office space and 703 parking spaces on the 24.3 acre site at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road in the Town of Colonie may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and that a Draft Supplemental EIS must be prepared. The proposed project is inconsistent with the findings of the previous Airport Area Generic EIS and would develop the site as commercial rather than residential. The proposed project could have adverse impacts not addressed adequately in the GEIS on the Watervliet Shaker Historic District; on aesthetic, archaeological, and agricultural resources; and on transportation.

Contact: Kevin DeLaughter, Senior Planner, Town of Colonie Planning and Economic Development Department, Colonie Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110
Telephone: (518) 783-2741

Notice of Completion of Draft EIS and Notice of SEQR Public Hearing

Delaware County - The Village of Andes, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the new Sewage Treatment Infrastructure Facilities Program for the Village of Andes, Delaware County, New York, to be located near State Route 28, County Routes 1 and 2, High Street and Cemetery Road, in the Village of Andes, New York. The action involves the design and construction of a municipal sewage system consisting of a 62,000 gpd (maximum) wastewater treatment plant and approximately 14,000 feet of collection lines. Impact considered include surface water quality, erosion (during construction) and aesthetics.

Comments on the DEIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until February 4, 2000. A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on January 20, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Andes High School, Andes, New York.

Contact: Eugene McCarty; Village of Andes, Main Street, Andes, NY 13731
Telephone: (914) 676-4767

Draft EIS

Greene County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed acquisition of land and construction of a New Elementary School in the Catskill Central School District, SED Project No. 19-04-01-06-0-028-001. The action involves the site purchase of 8.5 acres adjacent to existing property and 149,000 square feet of new construction. The project is located on Broome Street in the Village of Catskill. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until January 26, 2000.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234