Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/09/2005

Albany County

Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP
225 Greenfield Parkway
Suite 201
Liverpool, NY 13088
Facility: School Street Hydroelectric Project
Mohawk River at School St
Cohoes, NY
Application ID: 4-0103-00027/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Cohoes, Albany County
Project Description:
Erie Boulevard Hydropower, LP has requested a Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) for its exisitng 38.8 MW School Street hydro facility on the Mohawk River.  The WQC is required as a prerequsite to relicensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Details regarding the draft WQC and the hearing on the certificate can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/schoolstreet.htm  


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 25 2005.
Contact: Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: The Rigpa Center for Wisdom and Compassion Inc
251 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Facility: Rigpa Center for Wisdom and Compassion
Game Farm Road - Switzkill Farm
Berne, NY
Application ID: 4-0120-00126/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Berne, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to develop a retreat center on a 358 acre parcel in two phases, including impacts to federal wetlands (0.536 acres for roads/parking, drainage swales, and reservoir construction, 0.079 acres for building construction, 0.005 acres for sewer lines, and 0.731 acres for pond reconstruction).  Proposed mitigation includes foot trails with interpretive information, construction of 0.15 acres of emergent wetlands, and deed restrictions.  The project is located on Game Farm Road off County Route 1 in the Town of Berne, Albany County.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Berne Town Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 25 2005.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Douglas Lonnstrom
Facility: Saddlebrook Subdivision
Johnston Rd
Guilderland, NY
Application ID: 4-0130-00226/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Guilderland, Albany County
Project Description:
Develop  a 43 lot subdivision known as Saddlebrook Residential Subdivision, on a 106.4 acre parcel in the Town of Guilderland, Albany County, along Veeder, Dr. Shaw and Johnston Roads.  Project will permanently impact 0.49 acres and 154 LF of US ACOE regulated waters, and temporarily impact 0.04 acres.  As mitigation, the applicant proposes to create 0.5 acres of wetland designate 55.51 acres as open space area.   
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Guilderland Town Planning Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 25 2005.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: Greene Co Soil & Water Conservation Dist
907 County Office Bldg
Cairo, NY 12413 -9502
Facility: Millard Ruoff Property
St Rt 214 at Stony Clove Creek
Hunter, NY
Application ID: 4-1936-00297/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Hunter, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to conduct a streambank stabilization project that also includes improving stream buffer functionality and enhancing aquatic habitat.  The project involves tree plantings, stabilizing 122 feet of eroding streambank and interplanting 400 feet of existing rip rap  with willow fascines and native sedge plugs,  and removal of all Japanese Knotweed with herbicide spraying.  The project is located on the east side of State Route 214, approximately 1/2 mile north of the Greeene/Ulster County line.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 25 2005.
Contact: Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Synagro Technologies Inc
1800 Bering Drive Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77057
Facility: Carr Gravel Pit
West Rd
Stephentown, NY 12168
Application ID: 4-3846-00014/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Stephentown, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reclaim the abandoned Carr Gravel Pit with a process that combines onsite native soils with short paper fiber residuals to manufacture topsoil for reclamation.  The project involves the reclamation of the 18 acre site to grassland.  The project is located on West Road, in the Town of Stephentown, Rensselaer County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 25 2005.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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