Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Saratoga County - The Dormitory Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Skidmore College - Residential Life Initiative Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) has received a funding request from Skidmore College which proposes to undertake construction of the proposed College Residential Life Initiative Project. The proposed action consists of DASNY’s authorization of the issuance of an amount not to exceed $39,000,000 of Dormitory Authority obligations on behalf of Skidmore College. The proceeds of the tax-exempt bond issuance will be used to finance the proposed project, which consists of the construction of twelve, three-story dormitories each containing approximately 16,575 gross square feet (gsf) and 33 beds for a total of approximately 198,900 gsf and 396 beds. Additionally, a new 2-lane access road will be constructed along the east side of Clinton Avenue to provide ingress and egress to the proposed development site in an area of the campus known as the “North Woods”. Upon completion of the proposed dormitory buildings, Moore Hall, the sole remaining off-campus college-owned building providing student housing will be vacated. The relocation of the approximately 158 students to the campus will result in a net increase of 238 beds on-campus. This action will increase the total number of residence hall beds available from 1,698 to 1,936. Additionally, the existing on-campus Murray and Aikins Food Service/Dining Hall will have its interior space of approximately 27,400 gsf renovated. The project is located at 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Contact: Mr. Robert S. Derico, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2964, phone: (518) 257-3214, fax: (518) 257-3100.
Essex County - The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Whiteface Mountain Ski Center 2004-2009 Unit Management Plan Update. The action involves the update to the 1996 Unit Management Plan/Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Whiteface Mountain. The FGEIS was accepted as complete by the Lead Agency on March 31, 2004. The status of the management actions approved in the 1996 UMP are summarized, and new management actions are discussed and analyzed. New Actions include limited trail creation and widening below 2800 feet in elevation, on-mountain destination huts, expansion of the Easy Acres Lodge, construction of a new NYSEF Training Center, construction of a new parking lot, and improvements to snowmaking equipment and related systems. The project location is NY Route 86, Wilmington, NY.
Contact: Jay Rand, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY 12997, phone: (518) 946-4201, fax: (518) 946-7400.