Negative Declaration

Montgomery County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Preparation - Montgomery RA#1; Stands A-52 and B-18, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a post- harvest reduction of undesirable vegetation (forbs, ferns, other herbaceous plants) from the site(s) by spraying Glyfos before planting Norway spruce.

This action is to take place on a nine-acre site, presently occupied by stands of red pine and spruce. This action will remove the target vegetation on the site for a period of time sufficient to allow the spruce to dominate and occupy the site before the influx of herbaceous growth in the two years following the spray action. The only vegetation to be removed is non-threatened or non-endangered species. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Also, following label instructions for the application will minimize risk.

Contact: Clarence Putman, NYS DEC, Route 10, HCR #1, Stamford, New York 12167, phone: (607) 652-7365.

Schoharie County - The Village of Richmondville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Richmondville Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Water System Improvements Replacement and Repair Water Main Transmission, Treatment Plant Improvements, Auxiliary Well System Development, Valve and Hydrant Replacements/Additions, and storage tank rehabilitation. Reservoir rehabilitation expansion as subsequent phase. The project is located in the Village of Richmondville, Schoharie County, New York.

Contact: Lisa Hyatt, Village Clerk, Village of Richmondville, 22 East Main Street, Richmondville, New York 12149, phone: (518)294-6681.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Columbia County - The Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of Town of Kinderhook Comprehensive Plan. The action involves increase of density in the proposed R-4 zoning district to R-3; removal of the recommendation to change the industrial zones on Route 9 and Route 203 to B-1; removal of the recommendation to extend the B-1 business district down Old Post Road; changing the recommendation of a 45,000 square foot building footprint limit for commercial uses to be an 80,000 square foot building footprint limitation; removal of all references to use of sliding scale zoning as a recommended zoning tool; changing the recommendation that the B-1 zone near Maple Lane North and South be limited to non-retail and service uses to recommend that this zone allow retail and service uses, but to limit building sizes to ensure smaller scale uses and to apply traffic management tools and building design standards; changing the proposed heritage overlay boundary; changing the proposed implementation schedule to extend time frames for some actions; enhancing the plan's recommendations for affordable and senior citizen housing, including a recommendation that an alternative route be developed for emergency access to Hawley Road in Niverville. The project is located in the Town of Kinderhook.

Contact: Margaret P. Butcher, Town Clerk, P.O. Box P, 4 Church Street, Niverville, New York 12130, phone (518) 784-2233.