ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/20/2002
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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/20/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Bethlehem - T
445 Delaware Ave Twn Hall
Delmar, NY 12054-
Facility: Bethlehem - T Wtr Dist 1
N/A
Delmar, NY 12054-
Application ID: 4-0122-00016/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
The Town of Bethlehem proposes to continue its withdrawal of up to 3 million gallons per day (MGD) water from the Hudson River as an emergency supplemental water supply.  This withdrawal was originally approved through an Emergency Authorization issued by the Department on 1/18/02 and renewed on 2/15/02. This surface water source will continue to be fed into Pump Station 4 (with PS 3 as a backup) which serves the groundwater infiltration gallery at the same location (Schermerhorn Island) and from there sent to the Clapper Road water treatment plant. The usage of this water will continue to be limited to those industries served by an existing water line originating at the Clapper Road plant and dedicated for that purpose. This water will continue to not be commingled with potable water used by all residential, commercial and other industrial users.  Equipment is being installed at the water intake to avoid the entrainment and impingement of Hudson River aquatic organisms.  The need for this water withdrawal is due to the drop in water withdrawal rates for the Town’s groundwater infiltration gallery to 800,000 gallons per day. Originally this system was designed to produce 6 MGD. A replacement system is under design by the Town but not yet submitted for review and permit approval by this Department and the Health Department.  The Town’s Vly Reservoir is severely depleted and well below normal capacity due to drought conditions and is unable make up the shortfall in supply to the industrial users.  Likewise supplemental water supplies purchased from the City of Albany and Town of Guilderland are intended to make up for the shortfall in supply from the Vly Reservoir but are insufficient to make up the shortfall in supply to the industrial users.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 Apr 12 2002.
Contact: Thomas P. Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Guilderland - T
Town Hall-McCormacks Corners
Guilderland, NY 12084-
Facility: Guilderland Raw Waterline Wd # 61
Rt 146, Wagner Rd, French Mills Rd
Guilderland, NY -
Application ID: 4-0130-00189/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Guilderland, Albany County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to extend its water supply and distributions mains into its Extension # 61,  to service approximately  61 acres, along Stone Road and Grant Hill Road and the Relyea Road water tank site, and take a supply of water in the amount of up to 16,000 gpd from existing sources. Applicant also proposes to; construct 5,500 LF of 16"raw water main from the Watervliet Reservoir to the Town’s Water Treatment Plant in the Northeastern Industrial Park, install 6,500 LF of 16" potable main from the treatment plant to the Vosburgh Road water main, construct 10,000 LF of 16" potable main from along Stone Road to the Weatherfield Pump Station off NYS Rte 155, and construct a 2 million gallon ground storage reservoir off Relyea Road.  Installation of waterlines will involve temporary disturbances to both State (FWW V-51) wetland and adjacent area, and Federally protected wetlands.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: Guilderland Town Board
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 Apr 5 2002.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Schoharie County
Applicant: Nancy L. Carman
Box 229A Pangman Rd
Gilboa, NY 12076-
Facility: Conesville Sand And Gravel
Sr 990V
Conesville, NY -
Application ID: 4-4328-00063/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Conesville, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine unconsolidated sand and gravel from a 14 acre life-of-mine. Mining will be conducted in three phases, the first of which will affect 5 acres during the initial permit term.  There will be on-site dry screening of bank run gravel and periodically, as needed, on-site crushing of oversized material.  The site will be reclaimed with topsoil from on-site berms and seeded to grasses and legumes.  Land will be used as agricultural fields at a later date.  The project is located on State Route 990V, approximately 1 mile east of its intersection with Pangman Road.
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 Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Apr 19 2002.
Contact: John H. Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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