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APPLICANT: Peter K. Frueh Inc., 117 Old Quarry Road, Feura Bush, NY 12067 (DEC Application # 4-0122-002000/00001).

TITLE OF ACTION: Peter K. Frueh Inc. - Frueh Mine Site, Old Quarry Road

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Applicant, Peter K. Frueh Inc., has applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a Mined Land Reclamation permit under the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). The applicant is proposing to operate a 5.3 acre Life of Mine quarry (4.6 acres of mine site and 0.7 acres of haul road) for the purpose of quarrying limestone for use in the applicant's existing family construction business. Rock will be extracted via blasting which is proposed to occur several times per year.

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING: A Legislative Public Hearing session to receive unsworn statements from the public on this permit application and the draft permit will be held on February 4, 2004, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Town of Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054. All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the legislative hearing. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. The hearing location is fully accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons at no charge upon written request to the contact person listed below at least 10 days prior to the hearing, pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

WRITTEN COMMENTS: All comments must be filed with the NYS DEC Division of Environmental Permits, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Attn: Angelo Marcuccio, Environmental Analyst. All written comments must be submitted (postmarked) by no later than February 6, 2004.

PROJECT LOCATION: The site is located approximately 1,500 feet west of Old Quarry Road (CR 102), 1,000 feet east of Collabeck Road and 3,400 feet south of the intersection of Collabeck Road and Old Quarry Road (south of Feura Bush) in the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County.

SEQRA STATUS: Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the implementing regulations for Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 8, (State Environmental Quality Review Act - SEQRA), DEC, as lead agency, determined the project would not have a significant impact on the environment and issued a SEQR Negative Declaration and Notice of Complete Application on April 30, 2003.

The public comment period for this application commenced on May 5, 2003 and ended on June 6, 2003. Department staff subsequently granted a 2 week extension to the public period accepting comments until June 20, 2003.

PERMITS: Peter K. Frueh Inc. has applied to the DEC for a Mined Land Reclamation pursuant to 6 NYCRR Parts 420-426.

TENTATIVE DEC STAFF POSITION: DEC staff has reviewed the application and determined it is complete pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 621. Staff has determined that all statutory and regulatory criteria can be met through the imposition of special conditions.

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS: Statutory Provisions: Environmental Conservation Law Article 1 (General Provisions); Article 3, Title 3 (General Functions); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23, Title 27 (Mined Land Reclamation); and, Article 70 (Uniform Procedures).

Regulatory Provisions: Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York; Parts 420-426 (Mined Land Reclamation); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review); and Part 621 (Uniform Procedures).

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on the information provided in the survey report, the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will not have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For further information please contact: Angelo Marcuccio, Environmental Analyst, NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, (518) 357-2069.

Negative Declaration

Schenectady County - The Town of Princetown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Princetown Water District #1, Ext. 2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves extending Water District #1 to service Gifford Church Road, Route 20 and Settles Hill Road including water mains and appurtenances, a booster pumping station and a water storage tank. The project is located mile on Route 406, @ 1 mile on Route 20 and about 2,000 feet on Settles Hill Road in the Town of Princtown.

Contact: Charles Brouck, Town of Princetown, 165 Princetown Plaza, Schenectady , NY 12306, phone: (518) 357-4045, fax: (518) 357-4048.