ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Village Board of the Village of Voorheesville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of Pressure Sewer Line on Mountain View St., Voorheesville will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a small diameter pressure sewer line from the elementary school to the Salem Hill Sewage Treatment Plant operated by the Village on Stonington Hill Road. The line will be placed along Mountain View St. to a gravity main on Danbury Ct. A number of private residences and a church will connect to the pressure sewer line. The existing sewage treatment plant has approximately 50,000 gallons per day of excess capacity which will accommodate the anticipated new users. The project is located on Mountain View Street, Voorheesville, NY.

Contact: Dean R. Long, The LA Group, e-mail dlong@thelagroup.com


Albany County - The Planning Board of the City of Albany, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 26 Corporate Circle - Proposed Corporate Office Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of an approximately 21,000 square foot (footprint), with a total of 50,000 square feet, three story (plus partial basement) corporate office building with off-street parking for approximately 255 vehicles. Building to contain primarily office space with cafeteria, auditorium, library and related services for the principal use of laboratories in the Corporate Circle Park. The parcel of land is approximately 2.74 acres and contains an existing 24,000 square foot (footprint) commercial building that will be demolished. Minor modifications to 24 Corporate Circle site (contiguous property owned by Albany Molecular Research, Inc.) to add parking for 26 Corporate Circle and site improvements will also be completed. The project is located at 26 Corporate Circle, City of Albany, New York.

Contact: Nicholas A. DiLello, City of Albany Planning Board, 21 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207, phone: (518) 434-2532, ext. 28, fax: (518) 434-9846.


Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed amendment to the final Unit Management Plan for North-South Lake Public Campground, approved in February 1998 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The amendment involves re-wording Objective E, which calls for the replacement of seven bathrooms and construction of a new bathroom facility. The objective states that, "No trees will be cut to accommodate construction", and the amendment replaces that statement with, "Vegetation removal will be in keeping with department policy pertaining to protection of the forest vegetation on Forest Preserve Land (LF-92-2). Construction will involve site clearing, grading, and re-seeding." This action involves a total of 1 acre of land, located in the North-South Lake Public Campground, 2 miles northeast of Haines Falls on County Route 18.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, (518) 457-2500, fax (518) 457-3285.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Otsego County - The Town of Middlefield, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Capacities of the Cooperstown Region. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 22, 2002. The action involves preparation of a GEIS for the Towns of Middlefield, and Otsego and the Village of Cooperstown. Towns of Springfield and Hartwick were included in the study but were not part of the Intermunicipal Agreement. This GEIS examines current environmental conditions of the area and analyzes the capacity of the region for future growth. The project covers the entire Towns of Middlefield, Otsego, Springfield and Hartwick and the Village of Cooperstown, Otsego County.

Contact: David Bliss, Town of Middlefield, 3701 Highway 35, Middlefield, New York, phone: (607) 547-5093.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rensselaer County - The NYS DEC as lead agency has accepted a Draft EIS for the proposed 56.3 acre (Life of Mine) Ward sand and gravel mine. The site is located on a 214-acre site located on the north side of NYS Route 67, approximately one mile west of the intersection of NYS Route 67 and NYS Route 40. The project is proposed by Warren W. Fane Inc. 62 Leversee Road, Troy, NY 12182.

A Legislative Public Comment Hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Schaghticoke Town Hall, Northline Drive, Schaghticoke, NY. Written comments on the project may be submitted to the contact person by no later than July 5, 2002. The Department reserves the right to cancel this Legislative Public Comment Hearing if no written comments are received by COB on June 28, 2002.

Additional information on this project including the Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Public Comment Period can be found at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2002/20020605/Reg4.html#438420008100001

Contact: Thomas Haley, Environmental Analyst, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Telephone: (518) 357-2069.


Rensselaer County - The Planning Board of the Town of Stephentown, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wireless Communications Facility - Monopole Tower. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 20, 2002 at 7:15 p.m. at the Stephentown Town Hall, Grange Hall Road at the corner of Rt. 43. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 30, 2002. The action involves the construction and subsequent operation of a wireless communications facility with a monopole type tower and base station. The project is located 750 feet off Losty Road in the south west corner of the property owned by Richard Senter in the Town of Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York.

Contact: Thomas Morelli, Town of Stephentown Planning Board, Stephentown, New York 12168.