ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Albany County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the Albany High School in the Albany City School District, SED Project No. 01-01-00-01-0-048-009, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves 171,119 square feet of new additions. The project is located at 700 Washington Avenue, in the City of Albany.

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


Otsego County - The Town of Oneonta, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Oneonta Fortin Park Development Project, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a 91 acre former grass airpark into a municipal park with ball fields, nature trails, fishing access, picnic areas, and playgrounds. The project also includes minor stream bank stabilization and maintenance of the Charlotte Creek to protect the park from further erosion. The project is located on Youngs Road, Town of Oneonta.

Contact: Judy Pangman, One Main Street, PO Box 610, Cobleskill, New York 12043, phone: (518) 234-4028.


Otsego County - The Town Board of the Town of Edmeston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed revisions to the zoning ordinance of the Town of Edmeston will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves the Town updating its zoning ordinance which is over 25 years old. The new ordinance will contain regulations that reflect the current state laws as well as address issues and concerns that have come about in the last 25 years. The project is located townwide.

Contact: Russell Dutcher, 579 Taylor Hill Road, Burlington Flats, New York 13335, phone: (607) 965-8497.


Schoharie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Preparation - Clear-cut, Schoharie RA #15; Stands B-22, 31, 32, 41 and 55 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of 66 acres of red pine and spruce which are 65 years old. The 66 acres of clear-cuts are in five separate stands scattered over the state forest. The clear-cuts are necessitated by the loss of vigor and some mortality of the red pine due to shallow soils. The spruce on the site is a small component and is not of sufficient quantity to stock a new stand. A portion of the area will be reforested and a portion will regenerate naturally to hardwood species.

After harvesting the red pine and spruce, there will be a reduction of undesirable vegetation from a portion of the project area by spraying Glyfos before planting Norway spruce. This action is to take place on a 33 acre site presently occupied by a stand 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 project is located four miles east of Summit, Town of Fulton.

Contact: Clarence Putman, NYS DEC, Rt 10, HC-01, Stamford, New York 12167-9503, phone: (607) 652-7365.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Schenectady County - The Town of Rotterdam, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Rotterdam Draft Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 12, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Rotterdam, John F. Kirvin Government Center, Town Board Hearings Room, 2nd Floor, 1100 Sunrise Boulevard, Rotterdam, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 24, 2001. The action involves the adoption of a town-wide Comprehensive Plan. Highlights of the plan include the creation of a land conservation land use classification, the designation of Burdeck Street and the western portion of the Route 7 corridor for future economic development, and the reclassification of developed properties to reflect existing land use. The project is located in the Town of Rotterdam located in Schenectady County, New York.

Contact: Peter Comenzo, Town of Rotterdam, John F. Kirven Government Center, 1100 Sunrise Boulevard, Rotterdam, New York 12306, phone: (518) 355-7660.