ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS ARE MUNICIPALITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS LOCATED WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY AND ASSOCIATED SHORE LANDS.

Hudson River Estuary Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2004 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Anticipated funds from the Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2004/05 are $1,000,000. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement commitments identified in Governor George E. Patakiís Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. Projects eligible for state assistance must help achieve or support the goals of the Estuary Action Plan in one of the following five categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education; Open Space, Planning, Inventory and Acquisition; Community-based Habitat Conservation and Stewardship, Watershed Planning and Implementation; and Hudson River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming. State assistance may fund up to 75 percent of the approved projectís cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 25 percent.

Applications are available on-line and can be downloaded and filled in at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html or for an application you may contact: Lorie King, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Management and Budget, 625 Broadway, 10th Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-1080, or call (518) 402-9240.


Positive Declaration

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Troy Sand and Gravel, Inc., Nassau Quarry may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the removal of minerals from an 88 acre life of mine, within a 214 acre parcel, which includes blasting operations and on-site processing. The project is located on NYS Route 66, 1500 feet south of Radley Road in the Town of Nassau, Rensselaer County.

Contact: Nancy M. Adams, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYS DEC Region 4, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.