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Proposed Water Resource Development Act Projects

NOTICE: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) intends to certify the following projects for funding under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On November 21, 2001 Congress appropriated $3 million dollars for projects that would benefit the quality or quantity of source water for the New York City water supply. Two of the projects will contribute to improving the quality of the City’s water supply by increasing the treatment capacity at two Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) tributary to the Cannonsville Reservoir by eliminating excess flow, and the third project will contribute to improving the quality of the City’s water supply by reducing the amount of suspended sediment flowing in a tributary to the Schoharie Reservoir.

$400,000 for repair of sewer lines. The sewer lines will be repaired to reduce the amount of Inflow and Infiltration, which has been leading to increased flow to be treated by the Village’s WWTP.

The Village of Stamford, Delaware County, is under consideration to receive $950,000 for repair of sewer lines that have been causing unnecessary extra flow to be treated by the Village’s WWTP. The repairs to the sewer lines typically involve repairing leaks around manholes and repairing sewer pipe joints that are allowing groundwater to infiltrate into the sewer lines.

Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District is under consideration to receive $500,000 to stabilize 4,500 feet of the West Kill which has exposed clay in the stream bed leading to large amounts of suspended clay flowing to the Schoharie Reservoir during rainfall events. The stream will be restored to a stable meander pattern and profile using principles of fluvial geomorphology.

DEC is also soliciting letters of interest from potential local sponsors of projects that will contribute to improving the quality/quantity of the City’s water supply. For the purposes of this Act, the City’s watershed is defined as the land area within the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess, that contribute water to the water supply system of New York City. The local sponsor may submit a letter of interest, including a brief description and cost of the project, to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Water Compliance Programs, New York City Watershed Section, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233-3506. The WRDA program is a reimbursement grant, and the local sponsor must provide 25% of the project cost through non-Federal funds. As WRDA funding becomes available, applications will be sent to appropriate local sponsors who have submitted a letter of interest. All letters of interest and applications will be reviewed for appropriate funding consideration.

More Details and Information: May be obtained from: Francis G. Zagorski, P.E., NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233-3506; Telephone (518) 402-8168; FAX (518) 402-8082; e-mail: fgzagors@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Planning Board of the City of Albany, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of the Center for Medical Science will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 150,000 square foot multi-tenant research and development building which will accommodate the office and laboratory needs of its academic and government research institutional tenants. Also proposed is a four level parking garage structure. The project is located at 150 New Scotland Avenue, Albany.

Contact: Raymond Joyce Jr., 21 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207, phone: (518) 434-2532.


Delaware County - The Village of Delhi, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Delhi Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of the Village of Delhi Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Delhi, New York. The project is located Village of Delhi, Court Street, Delhi, New York.

Contact: John Leddy, PO Box 328, Delhi, New York 13753, phone (607) 746-2258, fax: (607) 746-6671.


Rensselaer County - The Planning Board of the Town of East Greenbush, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUNY East Campus Subdivision and Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves development of a research and development center. The first phase of this development will be a subdivision to create lots and establish a spine road and utilities to be dedicated to the Town of East Greenbush. Subsequent development of parts of the campus could add as much as 1,600,000 gross square feet of buildings. The project is located on SUNY East Campus, Columbia Turnpike.

Contact: - William Haney, 225 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York 12144, phone: (518) 477-2005, Ext. 221.


Schoharie County The Town of Richmondville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Warnerville Water District Water System Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves water service extension from the Village of Cobleskill water supply to the Warnerville Water District, including 15,680 lineal feet of distribution mains connected to the Cobleskill Water System via 3,600 lineal feet of 12-inch transmission main, and to a new 250,000 gallon storage tank via another 2,200 lineal feet of 12-inch transmission main. The project will serve approximately 220 homes and businesses in the Warnerville Water District. The project is located Warnerville Water District, Rt. 7, Richmondville, Schoharie County, NY.

Contact: Judy Pangman, Lamont Engineers, One Main Street, PO Box 610, Cobleskill, NY 12043, phone: (518) 234-4028, fax: (518) 234-7422, e-mail: jpangman@lamontengineers.com