Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Comment Period for Five Rivers UMP Scoping Open Through March 28th, 2006
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation welcomes public comments on the scope of the unit management plan for the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. The principal goals of the Draft Plan are to study new capital initiatives at the Center, and to articulate a shared vision for the long term management and operation of the popular facility.
The purposes of the comment period are to provide ample opportunity for citizen participation at the earliest stage of the planning process, and to ensure that the Draft Plan addresses issues relevant to the public and faithfully reflects community needs and interests. Those wishing to contribute to the planning discussion may submit written comments to Five Rivers Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054 through close of business, Tuesday, March 28.
Publication of the proposed Draft Plan is targeted for September 2006. Those wishing to receive the list of suggested discussion topics or to request "interested party" status for the unit management plan initiative are urged to contact the Center at 475-0291 to get on the mailing list.
Albany - Saratoga Counties - The Green Island Power Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cohoes Falls Project. The action involves a new dam & hydroelectric powerhouse project, replacing the existing dam & powerhouse at School Street (FERC No. 2539). Included are: more efficient hydraulic design; complete fisheries protection; underground powerhouse and transmission lines; a one-mile rewatered stretch of the Mohawk River, including Cohoes Falls. The project is located on the Mohawk River at Cohoes Falls/ Towns of Cohoes, Waterford & Colonie, NY.Contact: John J. Brown, Green Island Power Authority, 69 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183, phone: (518) 270-8182.