ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Amos at Quackenbush Square
Site Address: Corner of Broadway and Spencer Street
Albany, NY 12207
County: Albany
Site No.: C401052
Requestor: Albany Soma Project, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by January 26, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 4 Headquaters
1150 North Wescott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
Attention: Tony Kokocki

Repository address:

Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210-2398


Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of General Services has declared that 21.08 acres of land, located along State Farm Road, in the Town of Kinderhook, County of Columbia is no longer useful for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved December 1, 2005.

Contact: Ellen Manning, Office Of General Services, Bureau of Land Management, 26th Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, phone: (518) 474-2195, fax: (518) 474-0011.


Negative Declaration

County: Otsego

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Otsego Reforestation Area #6, Site Preparation Stands A-38 and 39

Contact Person: Paul Wenner
Address: NYS DEC
65561 State Route 10
Stamford, NY 12167
Phone Number: (607) 652-7365

Project Location: One mile north of Burlington, Town of Burlington

Project Description: The action involves an herbicide reduction of ferns, non-commercial tree species and undesirable low valued tree species to allow the natural regeneration of desired tree species such as black cherry and sugar maple. The action is to take place on 35 acres presently occupied by stands of red maple, sugar maple and black cherry.

Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Following label instruction for the application will minimize risk.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Rensselaer County - The City of Troy, NY Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed RPI East Campus Athletic Village, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Envirmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 19, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Floor Council Chambers of Troy City Hall, 1 Monument Sq. Troy, NY. The action involves a Master Plan designed to accommodate the needs of athletics, intramural sports and recreational activities at Rensselaer for 20 years forward. The proposed new facilities, including a football stadium, gymnasium, Natatorium, tennis courts, indoor track and ancillary uses, will be constructed on the area of campus east of Burdett Avenue. Several of the facilities shown on the master plan already exist, and new facilities will be built in phases as funding permits. The project is located at Georgian Terrace, Rensselaer County, Troy, New York.

Contact: Timothy Mattice, City of Troy, NY Planning Board, Troy City Hall, 1 Monument Sq. Troy, NY 12180, phone: (518) 270-4619, fax: (518) 270-4642.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Hudson River Valley Counties - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has released the Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and Generic Environmental Impact Statement . The Draft Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda was released for public review and comment on April 18, 2005. The public comment period ended June 1, 2005. Two public meetings, the State of the Hudson Summit on April 18, and a meeting of the Hudson River Estuary Advisory Committee on June 15, 2005, focused on the Draft Action Agenda. Public comments were received and recorded during these meetings. Additional comments were received during the comment period via mail, fax, and through the Estuary Programís website e-mail address: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html . These comments and the Departmentís responses are included in the Draft Final Action Agenda as Appendix A. Corresponding changes have been made to the Draft Final Action Agenda as indicated in the responsiveness summary.

The Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and Generic Environmental Impact Statement is available on the web at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html . For additional information, contact the Hudson River Estuary Program at: NYS DEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Phone (845) 256-3016. FAX (845) 255-3649; e-mail address: HREP@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Comments on the Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and Generic Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted through COB, January 12, 2005, at the above addresses, contact numbers, and through our web address; HREP@gw.dec.state.ny.us Please be sure to include the words Hudson River Action Agenda in the subject line of your e-mail.

Project Location: This project covers the Hudson River Estuary, from the Troy dam to the Verrazano Narrows, and includes the surrounding watershed, also known as the Hudson River Valley.

Contact Person: Nancy W. Beard
Citizen Participation Specialist I
NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3016
E-mail: HREP@gw.dec.state.ny.us