ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

BASF Corporation "South 40"
City of Rensselaer, Rensselaer County
State of New York

Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. Besicorp-Empire Power Company, LLC has submitted an application, dated February 12, 2004, to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on February 25, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 36 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York 12144. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from March 24, 2004 through April 23, 2004. A copy of the application is available by contacting the Departmentís representative at the address listed below or in the document repository for this site located at the Rensselaer Public Library, 810 Broadway, Rensselaer, New York 12144.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7013
ATTN: Edward Belmore
Telephone No.: (518) 402-9814


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Town of Colonie Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves development of a 2,619 sq. ft. church, 2,292 sq. ft. parish house and 39 additional parking spaces. The project is located at 617 Sand Creek Road in the Town of Colonie, Albany County.

Contact: Michael J. Lyons, Town of Colonie Planning and Economic Development Department, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110-2289, phone: (518) 783-2741.


Albany County - The Town Board of the Town of Colonie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hearthstone Senior Apartments Planned Unit Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 144 one and two bedroom senior apartments in three 3-story buildings, a community building with lap pool and garages. The project is located at 626A Watervliet Shaker Road in the Town of Colonie.

Contact: Michael J. Lyons, Town of Colonie Planning and Economic Development Department, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110-2289, phone: (518) 783-2741.


Delaware County - The Town Board of the Town of Tompkins, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Tompkins Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves goals and objectives for the orderly growth of the Town. Included in the Plan are demographic statistics, past and present land uses, public opinion surveys, and recommendations for the Town to use and/or adopt in order to reach the aforementioned goals and objectives.

Contact: Perry Shelton, 8586 County Highway 27, Trout Creek, NY 13847, phone: (607) 965-5694.


Delaware County - The Planning Board of the Town of Hamden, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Review of the Delaware Opportunities Public Service Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 22,000 square foot Public Service Building to house Delaware Opportunities including Stormwater Prevention Plan, on-site septic and connection to public water supply. The project is located on NYS Route 10, Hamden, NY.

Contact: Melissa Ormandy, Town of Hamden Planning Board, Hamden Town Hall, NYS Route 10, DeLancey, NY 13782, phone: (607) 746-6660.


Schoharie County - The Town Board of the Town of Middleburgh, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Law Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending the existing zoning law. The project is located townwide.

Contact: Dennis Richards, PO Box 946, Middleburgh, NY 12122, phone: (518) 827-5100.