ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Delaware

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Project Title: Village of Walton, Waste Water Treatment Plant, SPDES Permit Modification

The Department approved the application by the Village of Walton to increase the flow of its existing treated wastewater discharge to the West Branch of the Delaware River. The SPDES permit modification will be issued that enables an increase in the monthly average discharge flow from 1.17 million gallons per day (MGD) to 1.55 MGD. The flow increase is necessary to address existing flows greater than 1.17 mgd and to accommodate limited growth within the sewer district. The permit contains a schedule of compliance which makes the flow increase take effect only after the Department approves of engineering reports and plans that describe how the existing treatment system or, if necessary, after construction of additional treatment, will be able to comply with all SPDES effluent limits, including a more stringent phosphorus concentration limit necessary to keep the permitted phosphorus loading, as allocated in the Cannonsville Reservoir TMDL, unchanged at 2 pounds per day. At the higher flow, the monthly average phosphorous concentration discharge limit will drop from 0.2 mg/l to 0.15 mg/l.

Project Location: South Street, Walton NY 13856

For further information contact Kent Sanders, NYSDEC , 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167-9503, phone: (607) 652-7741.


Public Notice

County: Delaware

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Project Title: Cannonsville Reservoir (West Branch Delaware River) TMDL Public Notice

Brief Project Description: Phase II Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the nineteen reservoirs in the New York City Watershed were submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in June of 2000. These TMDLs were ultimately approved by USEPA on October 17, 2000.

The Cannonsville Reservoir Phosphorus TMDL anticipated a reduction in point source load due to application of New York City’s Watershed Rules and Regulations. The upgrading of the facilities in the Cannonsville Basin has resulted in a point source load below the Waste Load Allocation of the TMDL. Therefore, the Cannonsville Reservoir is considered not water quality limited for phosphorus. NYSDEC is not proposing any revision to the Cannonsville Reservoir TMDL at this time.

For additional information of copies of the TMDL contact:
NYSDEC
Bureau of Water Assessment & Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3502
Jeff Myers
jamyers@gw.dec.ny.state.us
Telephone: (518) 402-8179


Notice Of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 816(2) of the Adirondack Park Agency Act and the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, the Adirondack Park Agency will hold public hearings regarding the proposed reclassification of land owned by the State of New York in the following manner:

R2004-2: Wilderness (Five Ponds) to Primitive (Wanakena); 4.5± acres

The purpose of the hearings is to afford an opportunity for public comment. Any person may present an oral or written statement in regard to the proposed reclassification. Written comments will be accepted through June 14, 2004.

Public hearings will be held on the following dates and at the subsequent locations:

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 1:00 PM
Public Assembly Room 129A
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4256

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 6:00 PM
Main Classroom
Wanakena Ranger School
Wanakena, NY 13695

For further information regarding the proposed reclassification, contact Henry A. Savarie, Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977; Telephone (518) 891-4050.


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Town of Colonie Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Latham Auto Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves development of a 72,450 sq. ft. of auto dealership and related auto services and 859 parking spaces. The project is located at 3 Auto Park Drive 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, Telephone No. 783-2741.


Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Office Building - 3512 Rosendale Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reuse of an existing day care facility for a professional office building (Insurance office). The project is located at 3512 Rosendale Road, Niskayuna, NY.

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


Positive Declaration

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lawrence Dickenson Mine 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 a 6.9 acre life of mine, within an 18.8 acre parcel, located on Stop 13 Road in the Town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer County.

Contact:Nancy M. Adams, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 123306, phone: (518) 357-2069.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Columbia County - The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Chatham, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed PS/21 Performing Arts Facility. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on May 27, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chatham Town Hall, 488 State Route 295, Chatham, NY. Comments will be accepted by the contact person until June 7, 2004. The action involves application for a Special Use Permit and a Height Variance for the proposed construction of a performing arts facility occupying 4.71 acres on a 107.2 acre site to consist of a 28,420 s.f. building seating 405 persons, a 80x60 ft. tent seating 300 persons for seasonal outdoor performances, 215 parking spaces, a driveway and an entranceway, to be constructed in two phases. The project is located at 2974 Route 66 in the Town of Chatham.

Contact: Marilyn Cohen, Chatham Town Hall, 488 State Route 295, Chatham, NY 12037, phone: (518) 392-1651.