ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration/Meeting Notice

County: Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan

Contact Person: Peter Frank
Address: NYS DEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Phone Number: (518) 473-9518

Project Location: The draft revised CPSLMP applies to all state lands administered by DEC within the Catskill Park, as well as parcels of Forest Preserve land situated within the counties of Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan but outside the Catskill Park boundary.

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). The plan sets forth management guidelines for all State lands administered by DEC within the Catskill Park, as well as parcels of Forest Preserve land situated within the counties of Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan, but outside the Park boundary. The scope of the revision will include reorganizing the document, updating technical information, expanding the jurisdiction of the document, to include parcels of Forest Preserve land outside the Catskill Park boundary, changing the classifications of some State land management units, combining some management units into larger units, changing the names of some management units, providing new guidelines for types of State land use that were not addressed in the original CPSLMP, changing existing management guidelines, and providing additional detail to existing management guidelines.

The DEC will hold four public meetings to receive comments on the draft revision of the CPSLMP as follows:

Monday, September 8, 2003, 7 PM at the Guilderland Town Hall, 5209 Route 20, Guilderland;

Tuesday, September 9, 2003, 7 PM at the Windham Town Hall, 371 State Route 296, Hensonville;

Tuesday, September 18, 2003, 7 PM at the Neversink Town Hall, 273 Main Street (State Route 55), Grahamsville;

Saturday, September 20, 2003, 10 AM in the Discovery (Lower) Lodge of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, half a mile south of State Route 28 on County Route 49A in Highmount;

Written comments will be accepted until October 15, 2003. They should be addressed to: Peter J. Frank, Bureau Chief, Forest Preserve Management, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, or by emailing pjfrank@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The draft plan can be viewed on the DEC website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/publands/cats/cpslmp.pdf (PDF file, 944KB)and at the following DEC regional offices: NYS DEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12410; NYS DEC Region 4, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306; and NYS DEC Region 4, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167.


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The School Board of the Bethlehem Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Middle School Addition and Site Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of 55,000 sf of additional space for classrooms, gymnasium and cafeteria space and additional car and bus parking. The project is located at 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY.

Contact: Bethlehem Central School District, 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054, phone: (518) 439-7098.


Delaware and Green Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of Four Disabled accessible campsites will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modifying these sites that were previously used for camping to meet ADAAG guidelines. The modifications will involve, grading, hardening surfaces, removing boulders to enlarge parking areas near the camping site, and applying gravel to surfaces. Some brushing and minor tree cutting may be necessary. Project Location: Two campsites will be located near Russell Brook Road in the Cherry Ridge-Campbell Mountain Wild Forest, Town of Colchester. One campsite will be located near Big Pond in the Middle Mountain Wild Forest, Town of Andes. One campsite will be located near Colgate Lake, in the Blackhead Range Wild Forest, Town of Jewett.

Contact: Frank Parks, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite One, Stamford, NY 12167-9503, phone: (607) 652-7365.


Positive Declaration

Schenectady County - The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority ("Metroplex"), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Canal Square Corridor Redevelopment Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the renovation and revitalization of the Canal Square Corridor on State Street in the City of Schenectady, NY, including the expansion of Proctor's Theatre, the construction of Diamond Cinemas, the construction of several new office buildings and the renovation of existing structures for retail use.

Contact: Jayme Lahut, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, phone: (518) 377-1109.