Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 06/05/2002

Columbia County
Applicant: David/Rosemarie Foth
58 Dewey Street
Torrington, CT 06790-
Facility: Foth Property - Copake Lake
391 Lakeview Road
Craryville, NY -
Application ID: 4-1032-00125/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Copake, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to place gravel, filter cloth and sand over an existing 85 foot section of rip rap on the shore of Copake Lake, to allow for lake access.  No fill will be placed below the water line.  The project is located at 391 Lakeview Road, Craryville, adjacent to Copake Lake, in the Town of Copake, Columbia County.
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 not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried 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 Jun 21 2002.
Contact: Nancy M. Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County
Applicant: Warren Fane Inc
62 Leversee Rd
Troy, NY 12182-1612
Facility: Ward Pit
NYS Rt 67 & St Hwy 418
Schaghticoke, NY 12154-
Application ID: 4-3842-00081/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS)

NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

NOTICE OF LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING

PROJECT TITLE:  Ward Bank

APPLICANT:   Warren W. Fane, Inc., 62 Leversee Road, Troy, NY 12182

SEQR LEAD AGENCY:   New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  
The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel from a 56.3 acre life of mine area on two parcels totaling approximately 214 acres in the Town of Schaghticoke. The operation will include an onsite wet processing plant (wash plant/settling pond system)and be conducted in 5 phases over an estimated operational life of 10 to 15 years.  The proposed project site is located on the north side of NYS Route 67, approximately one mile west of the intersection of NYS Route 67 and NYS Route 40.

PERMITS:
The applicant has applied for a New York State Mined Land Reclamation permit under regulations 6 NYCRR Part 420; NYSDEC application number  # 4384200081/00001.

PUBLIC HEARING AND WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD:  
All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to comment on the application.  A Legislative Public Comment Hearing on the application will be held to receive unsworn statements from the public on July 2, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Schaghticoke Town Hall, Northline Drive, Melrose, NY.

It is not necessary to file a written request in advance to speak at the legislative hearing.  Written statements and comments on the application are encouraged and any statements and comments may be filed prior to or at the hearing, but no later than July 5, 2002.

Written comments should be submitted to the attention of: Thomas Haley, Environmental Analyst, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.  

This hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment.  Interpreter services may also be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to the Regional Permit Administrator named below, no less than one week prior to the hearing, pursuant to SAPA § 202(1).

All persons having an interest in this project are urged to attend or be represented either individually or collectively.

Following the hearing, the Department will make a determination on whether substantive or significant issues have been raised as defined in 6NYCRR Part 621 Uniform Procedures and an Adjudicatory Hearing Issues Conference should be scheduled before an Administrative Law Judge.  In order to raise substantive and significant issues written comments expressing objections to or opposition to the application must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to deny or impose significant permit conditions on the project.

NOTE: The Department reserves the right to cancel the Legislative Public Comment Hearing scheduled for July 2, 2002, if no written comments are received by COB on June 28, 2002.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY:
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for this project is available for review at the following locations:

    1)    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, New York 12306, contact person: Thomas Haley, Environmental Analyst, (518) 3572069;

2)     Diver Memorial Library, 136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154;

3)     Schaghticoke Town Hall, Northline Drive, Melrose, NY 12121 and;

4)    Mechanicville Public Library, 190 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118


STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS:
This application was filed and reviewed pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") Article 3, Title 3 (General Functions), Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review), and Article 70 (Uniform Procedures); and pursuant to Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York ("6NYCRR") Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review), Part 621 (Uniform Procedures),  and Part 420 (Mined Land Reclamation).


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Jul 5 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

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