ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

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.


Greene County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rt. 9W Reconstruction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project will reconstruct, (generally on existing alignment), approximately 0.8 miles of Route 9W between its intersection with Cauterskill Avenue/Grandview Ave/Central Ave and the Catskill Creek, all in the Village of Catskill, Greene County. In addition to the pavement reconstruction, improvements to various highway design features will be incorporated to maintain adequate and acceptable operational characteristics. Some of the features include wider lanes to accommodate bicyclists, the inclusion of a consistent, accessible sidewalk facility for pedestrians, and a new closed drainage system (constructed in conjunction with the separation of the existing combined storm water and sanitary system).

Contact: Robert S. Cherry, PE, Project Manger, NYS Department of Transportation, 84 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, phone: 518-473-7034; fax: 518-473-1328.


Rensselaer County - The Hoosic Valley Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and reconstruction work at the Hoosic Valley CSD will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an approximately 80,000 sq. ft. expansion and renovation of the existing Hoosic Valley High School. The project will include additional parking and the relocation of various athletic fields. The project is located in Hoosic Valley.

Contact: Dr. James Seeley, Superintendent of Schools, 2 Pleasant Avenue, Schaghticoke, NY 12154, phone: (518) 753-4450, fax: (518) 753-7665.


Schenectady County - The Town of Niskayuna Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schwaber Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 9.43 acres of land into 21 single family building lots. The project is located in the Town of Niskayuna.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, Planning Department, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4381, phone: (518) 386-4530.

Positive Declaration

Greene County - The Greene County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greene County Business Park may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the development of a mixed use business park on approximately 100 acres of a 208-acre parcel of land located in the Town of Coxsackie. The project is located along the eastern side of U.S. Route 9W in the Town of Coxsackie.

Contact: Mr. Sandy Mathes, P.O. Box 527, Catskill, New York 12414, phone: (518) 755-8000.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Otsego County - The Town of Middlefield, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Capacities of the Cooperstown Region. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 8, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at Cooperstown High School Cateteria. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until July 22, 2002. The action involves the 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 is located in the Towns of Middlefield, Otsego, Springfield and Harwick and the Village of Cooperstown.

Contact: David Bliss, Supervisor, PO Box 961, Cooperstown, NY 13326, phone: (607) 547-5093.