Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Columbia County - The Town of Ancram Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of a Scenic Resource Protection Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a discussion and inventory of various scenic resources and corridors within the Town, a discussion of various planning techniques available to preserve or protect the Town's scenic and natural resources, and a set of recommendations on how to protect the Town's important scenic resources. The project is located in the Town of Ancram.
Contact: Caroline Garbarini, Town Clerk, Town Hall, PO Box 158, Ancram, NY 12502, phone: (518) 329-6512.
Greene and Ulster Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed implementation of the Shandaken Wild Forest Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. As directed by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan, this plan identifies and provides an inventory of the various physical, biological, visual, cultural and historic resources within the 5,375.6 acre Shandaken Wild Forest, a management unit in the Catskill Forest Preserve. The plan also identifies the constraints and issues affecting the area and develops a series of goals and objectives which will govern the area’s future management. Specific projects proposed to fulfill these goals and objectives includes creating an Intensive Use Area and an Administrative Use Area at the Lower Birch Creek Road parcel to enable improved disabled access; construct two additional parking areas and expand an existing one; construct two miles of a cross country ski/mountain bike trail; install four information boards; construct two new accessible lean-tos and pit privies; maintain/define four existing parking areas, four miles of forest access roads and eight designated campsites; install accessible fishing platform and maintain the grounds at the Lower Birch Creek Road parcel; repair/replace the Burrough’s plaque; remove the building remains in Rochester Hollow, and designate the road for motorized use for persons with disabilities through permit; remove the old dump site in Broadstreet Hollow; and install several gates throughout the unit to prohibit unauthorized motorized access. The project is located in the Towns of Shandaken and Lexington.
Contact: Jeff Rider, NYS DEC, 21 South Putts Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, phone: (845) 256-3083.