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ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 09/26/2001

Multiple Counties
Applicant: Telergy Corp
1 Telergy Pkwy
East Syracuse, NY 13057-
Facility: Telergy Fiber Optic Cable
Stephentown To White Plains
Multi-County, NY -
Application ID: 0-9999-00064/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Several Counties throughout the State
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install an underground fiber optic cable line along a 122-mile route along NYS Route 22 and I-684 from Stephentown, NY to White Plains, NY. The project involves the installation of up to 12 high density polyethylene ducts, each about 1-1/2 inches in diameter, along highway rights-of-way, and the construction of three signal regeneration buildings, each about 40 feet wide by 50 feet long. Each regeneration building will be constructed on NYS Dept. of Transporation property and will include telecommunications equipment, utilities, an emergency generator, and an access drive. There are 55 proposed crossings of State-protected streams. There are six proposed crossings of State-designated freshwater wetlands and 24 proposed crossings of the 100-foot adjacent areas of State-designated freshwater wetlands. All crossings of protected streams are proposed to be done by directional drilling. Crossings of wetlands and adjacent areas will typically be accomplished by a cable plow. The applicant is working with the NYS Dept. of Transportation to undertake the project, which is part of New York State's initiative to implement a statewide communications network.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Dept of Transportation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Oct 19 2001.
Contact: Scott E. Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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