ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Schoharie County - The NYCDEP, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed removal of sediment from the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Channel in Schoharie Reservoir will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), proposing to remove and properly dispose of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of accumulated sediments from the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Channel within the Schoharie Reservoir. The project was developed pursuant to the USEPA's 2002 Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) and the 1997 New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The maintenance dredging would restore proper operations of the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Channel and Chamber. NYCDEP intends to complete the project in 2006 within a three to six week period between October 15th and December 31st. The Shandaken Tunnel Intake Channel is accessed from Road 7 in the town of Gilboa, New York, on the western shore of the Schoharie Reservoir about three miles south of the Gilboa Dam. It is near the convergence of Greene, Delaware, and Schoharie Counties just north of Prattsville, New York. The dredged material would be transported in watertight trucks from the from the intake facility parking lot to a disposal site on City-owned property in the town of Gilboa, approximately 0.3 miles northeast of State Route 990v, just north of the Gilboa Dam.

Contact: Kate Demong, NYCDEP, Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York 11373, phone: (718) 595-6443, fax: (718) 595-4479, E-mail: kdemong@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Callanan Industries proposed Nassau Quarry 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 by the Department until COB on October 7, 2005. The proposed mining operation would extract minerals from a 76 acre life of mine area, within a 111 acre parcel, located on Greenman Hill Road in the Town of Nassau and the Village of East Nassau. The project includes blasting operations and on-site processing (via portable crusher), and would be operated in several phases.

Copies of the Draft Scoping Outline and the modified mining maps are available for review at:
Town of Nassau, Town Clerk’s Office, 29 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123.
Nassau Free Library, Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123
Village of East Nassau, 40 Malden Street, East Nassau, NY 12123
NYS DEC Region 4 Headquarters, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306

Additional copies of the Scoping Outline may also be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC at (518) 357-2069. Copies of the Mined Land Use Plan may be obtained from the NYSDEC through standard Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) procedures.

Contact: Nancy M. Adams, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 4, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, phone: (518) 357-2452.