ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster in the Catskill Forest Preserve

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Forest Preserve Roads Policy

Contact Information: Copies of this proposed Policy can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The Policy is also available on the Departmentís website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/index.html . Written comments are welcome and should be sent to the contact person listed below until April 11, 2005.

Contact Person: Peter Frank
NYS DEC
Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
(518) 473-9518

Project Location: This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington and in the Catskill Forest Preserve in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Project Description: This is a new policy that will be adopted that establishes procedures and protocols for the maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, widening and new construction of roads and State truck trails under the jurisdiction of the DEC in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. It applies to Forest Preserve lands in units classified by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) as Wild Forest, Primitive, or Canoe Area or classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest.

Road and State truck trails are nonconforming in areas classified by the APSLMP and CPSLMP as Wilderness. In addition, this policy does not apply to roads or State truck trails in Intensive Use Areas and Administrative Use Areas.

This policy is intended to be consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency which provides guidance concerning ordinary maintenance, rehabilitation, and minor relocation of conforming structures and improvements on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park.


Negative Declaration

Greene County - The New Baltimore Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Establishment of New Baltimore Water District No. 4 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Establishment of the New Baltimore Water District 4, which will be the construction of a public water system to serve the hamlet of New Baltimore and a purchase of treated water from the Village of Ravena. The project is located in the Hamlet of New Baltimore, Town of New Baltimore, Greene County.

Contact: David Louis, Town Supervisor, 3809 CR 51, Hannacroix, NY 12087, E-mail:supervisor@townofnewbaltimore.org.


Schenectady County - The Planning Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Indian Meadows will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 7.96 acres of land into 10 building lots. Lot number 1 will be used for commercial development and the remaining 9 lots will be used for single family homes. The project is located on Balltown 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.


Schenectady County - The Planning Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bella Estates will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a subdivision of 4.7 acres of land into 10 single family residential building lots. It will involves the construction of approximately 800 feet of road, installation of waterlines, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. The project is located on Ferris Road, Town of Niskayuna.

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


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Albany County - The New York State Thruway Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York State Thruway Reconstruction and Mobility Improvements between Interchanges 23 to 24 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until March 1, 2005. A public scoping session will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY. For more information and a copy of the Draft Scoping Document visit www.thruway.state.ny.us or call (518) 436-2983. The action involves the reconstruction of a portion of the existing New York State Thruway mainline (I-87) between Milepost 141.92 and Milepost 148.0. An additional travel lane in each direction is proposed to be constructed, primarily in the existing median. Also included with this action are the reconstruction of drainage facilities and the improvement of vertical clearance at overhead bridges, as necessary, within the project limits. The project is located on New York State Thruway ( I-87), Milepost 141.92 to Milepost 148.0 in the Towns of Bethlehem and Guilderland, and the City of Albany, Albany County.

Contact: David Capobianco, NYS Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12209, phone: (518) 436-2916, fax: (518) 436-3060, E-mail:david.capobianco@thruway.state.ny.us.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Columbia County - The Town of Chatham Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed PS/21 Performing Arts Facility. The action involves an 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. temporary 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, near the Village of Chatham, adjacent to Crellin Park, tax parcels 56-1-22.11 and 56-1-21. A copy of the FEIS is available at the public libraries in both the Village of Chatham and the Hamlet of North Chatham. A copy of the FEIS and additional information may be obtained from the contact person listed below.

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