ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Montgomery County - The Town Board of the Town of Mohawk, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Mohawk Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a comprehensive plan. The plan includes an inventory of the natural resources and demographic characteristics of the Town, along with goals, objectives, and recommendations for the future development of the Town. The project is located in the Town of Mohawk.

Contact: Edward Paton, 2-4 Park Street, PO Box 415, Fonda, NY 12068, phone: (518) 853-3031.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Albany County - The Town of Bethlehem Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Nigro Commercial Development - Rt 9W, Bethlehem Town Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 9, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted until May 21, 2001 by the contact person. The project involves an application for Building Project approval in an existing Planned Commercial District. The proposal is to construct a 349,630 sq. ft. shopping center with associated parking lots. The center would consist of five free-standing structures housing a discount superstore, home improvement center, restaurant, fast food restaurant and bank. Project acreage equals 75.78 acres, of which approximately 44.5 acres would be developed. The project plan indicates that access would come from two driveways along US Route 9W and an additional driveway along Bender Lane (a Town Street). The project is located on the west side of Route 9W between Route 32 and Bender Lane, Town of Bethlehem, Albany County.

Contact: Jeffrey Lipnicky, AICP, Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054, phone: (518) 439-4955, Ext. 159, fax: (518) 439-5808.


Rensselaer County - The NYS DEC as lead agency has accepted a DEIS for the proposed Snook Bank Sand and Gravel Mine, a 47-acre Life of Mine, sand and gravel mine to be located on a 56-acre site located just southwest of the intersection of NYS Routes 150 and 9 & 20 in the town of Schodack, Rensselaer County. The project is proposed by R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc., 8 Jennifer Drive, Wynantskill, NY 12198.

A Legislative Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Schodack, Town Hall, 1777 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton, NY. Written comments on the project may be submitted to the contact person no later than May 25, 2001. Further information regarding the proposal and the hearing may be found in the NYSDEC Region 4 Complete Notices section of this week's ENB, www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2001/20010425/Reg4.html

Contact: Angelo Marcuccio, Environmental Analyst, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; e-mail: aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS and Public Hearing

Columbia County - The Town of Canaan Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental EIS on the proposed Application by Nextel Partners of Upstate New York, Inc. ("Nextel") and Crown Atlantic Company to construct wireless telecommunications facilities in the Town of Canaan. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person identified below until May 17th, 2001. A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be held on May 1st, 2001 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town of Canaan Town Hall, Route 5S, NY 12029. The Draft Supplemental EIS supplements a prior evaluation of the impacts associated with Nextelís proposal to construct a wireless telecommunications tower at 110 Dean Hill Road, Canaan, New York, and possible alternative sites on the property of Frederick T. Hoffman ("Hoffman Site") and on the property of Rosemary Wallace ("Wallace Site"). The Draft Supplemental EIS considers Nextelís application for a possible tower site to be located on the property of Ronald E. Davis and Carolyn M. Davis ("Davis Site"). This location was submitted in response to the request of members of the public and the Lead Agency out of concern for impacts on the Pixley and Wallace sites. The Draft Supplemental EIS evaluates the environmental impacts associated with deploying the Davis Site (instead of the Wallace Site) and the Hoffman site for a wireless telecommunications facility in the Town. It includes a Long Form Environmental Assessment Form submitted pursuant to SEQRA, and was deemed complete for purposes of review under the Townís telecommunications law and SEQR on April 12, 2001. Project Location: Primary Site: Lands of Margaret Pixley, 110 Dean Hill Road, Canaan, New York 12029, Tax Map Identification No.: 60-1-75.112. Alternative Sites: Lands of Frederick T. Hoffman, Route 22, Canaan, New York 12029, Tax Map Identification No.: 59-1-63. Lands of Rosemary Wallace, Route 5, Canaan, New York 12029, Tax Map Identification No.: 58-1-13. Supplemental Alternative Site: Lands of Ronald E. Davis and Carolyn Davis, Route 5, Canaan, New York 12029, Tax Map Identification No.: 58-1-15.111.

Contact: Charlotte Cowan, Clerk, Town of Canaan, Town of Canaan Town Hall, Route 5S, Canaan, New York 12029, phone: (518) 781-3144.