ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Appending the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission's 2002 Fire Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modification of the 2002 Albany Pine Bush Preserve Fire Management Plan (Appendix E of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission's 2002 Management Plan) which involves inclusion of growing season environmental prescription parameters in the Fire Management Plan. This action will improve the Commission's ability to effectively use fire management in the summer months. The project is located in the City of Albany and Towns of Colonie and Guilderland in Albany County.

Contact: Christopher A. Hawver, Executive Director, Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, 108 Wade Road, Latham, NY 12110, phone: (518) 785-1800, fax: (518) 785-1888.


Montgomery County - The Town Board of the Town of Amsterdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Amsterdam Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adopting a revision to its Comprehensive Plan, originally adopted in 1965. The new plan includes goals, objectives, and recommendations for the future development of the Town. The Plan was developed to balance the Town's goals of preserving its rural character, open space and natural environment, while encouraging growth near existing infrastructure and creating a variety of housing options. The Plan includes a Future Land Use Plan which was developed after analyzing existing land use, zoning, demographic, and environmental conditions of the Town. The Plan also includes a Future Transportation Plan to promote a safe and efficient transportation system in the Town. The Comprehensive Plan is inherently mitigative as it was designed to minimize environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable by considering the location and function of important environmental features.

Contact: Thomas DiMezza, Supervisor, 283 Manny Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010, phone: (518) 842-7961.


Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eckerd Drug Store will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 13,604 square foot Eckerd Drug Store on 1.65 acres with a drive-thru and 68 parking spaces in the Town of Niskayuna and Colonie. The project is located at 1215 Troy-Schenectady Road, in the Town of Niskayuna.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Rensselaer County - The Town Board of the Town of North Greenbush, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Routes 4/43 Corridor, Town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York. A public hearing will be held on April 8, 2004 at 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall, 2 Douglas St, Wynantskill, NY. Public comment period ends April 16, 2004. The Town of North Greenbush (the "Town") desires to make a comprehensive assessment of the existing and proposed land uses along a portion of the NYS Route 4 Corridor and its intersection with Route 43. The purpose of this assessment is to plan development in this area of the Town and consider modifying the zoning ordinance based upon the results obtained. The areas considered include: topography, geology and soils; water resources; ecological communities and wildlife resources; cultural resources; land use; visual resources; comprehensive plan and zoning; emergency service providers; schools; utilities; fiscal resources, parks and recreation; traffic; noise and air quality. The potential mitigation measures include traffic improvements and implementation of design guidelines on certain improvements.

The project is located in the vicinity of the intersection of NYS Routes 4 and 43. The Study Area’s northern boundary on Route 4 is the Blooming Grove Cemetery, and the southern boundary is the North Greenbush Town Line. From north to south, the western study area boundary includes the residential development along Route 4, the edge of Route 43, and generally the edge of the Niagara Mohawk Right-of-Way. The eastern boundary of the study area, from north to south follows Blooming Grove Road, the eastern property boundary of the proposed Van Rensselaer Square project, the boundary between the vacant land to the west and residential development to the east located south of Van Rensselaer Square project near Route 152, vacant properties around the cul-de-sac, the vacant land west of the current Montessori School, and then south to the Town Line.

Contact: Thomas Murley, 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198 phone: (518) 283-2714, e-Mail:murley@townofng.com.