ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed expansion of the American Bluestone LLC, Masonvile Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of 3.7 acres to the life of mine area of an existing 9 acre life of mine area. The increased affected area is to facilitate the operation of the portable crusher, include the area of the stormwater detention pond in the southwest portion of the site, and allow for extraction operations in Phases II through IV. The project is located north of Cole Road 0.4 miles from the intersection with State Route 8 in the town of Masonville, Delaware County, NY, approximately 2.7 miles south of the Village of Sidney. Use this link to view the Complete Application for this project.

Contact:

Martha A. Wood, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, phone: (607) 652-7741.

Rensselaer County - The Town Board of the Town of Nassau, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Two Acre Lot Size Law of 2006 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law to amend the Town of Nassau Land Use and Development Regulations (Local Law No. 2 of 1986, as amended by Local Law No. 3 of 1997) relative to minimum acreage and setback. This law repeals the 1997 amendment and restores the original regulations of the 1986 law. Thus, the minimum lot size for one and two family residences in the RR and GB districts is increased from one to two acres, and front/side/rear setbacks are increased from 50/25/50 feet to 75/50/75 feet. For three and four family residences, the minimum lot size is increased from three to four acres with the restored setbacks. The project affects most of the land area within the Town of Nassau, Rensselaer County.

Contact: Raymond Seney, Town Board of the Town of Nassau, Nassau Town Hall, 29 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123, phone: (518) 766-3559.


Rensselaer County - The Town Board of the Town of Nassau, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Seven Member Planning Board Law of 2006 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law to increase the number of members of the Town of Nassau Planning Board from five to seven. The project affects administrative procedures in the Town of Nassau, Rensselaer County.

Contact: Raymond Seney, Town Board of the Town of Nassau, Nassau Town Hall, 29 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123, phone: (518) 766-3559.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Albany County - The City of Albany Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Park South Urban Renewal Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 5, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.at the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, Albany, New York. The public comment period ends June 16, 2006. The Park South Urban Renewal Plan, if adopted, proposes to consist, in part, of a plan to assemble available properties to allow the potential redevelopment of: 1) approximately 28 one and two family units and 225 multi-family units with 541 units of new housing, including 50 senior units [a net increase of 253 units] which shall consist of row houses, market rate apartments or condominium units; 2) 22,500 square feet of existing retail space with 44,500 square feet of retail space [a net increase of 22,000 square feet of retail space]; 3) 31,000 square feet of office space with 100,000 square feet of office space in two buildings associated with Albany Medical Center [a net increase of 69,000 square feet]; 4) in-fill housing [up to 53 one, two or multi-family units]; 5) blocks of housing or rehabilitate isolated buildings up to 111 units of rehabilitated housing and 2,250 square feet of retail space; 6) lands for parking facilities, including enclosed parking garages, decks, surface parking lots and other parking areas to support the redeveloped uses; and 7) other ancillary infrastructure improvements to streets, sidewalks, sewer and water facilities and streetscapes. The project location is properties within 26.5 acres of land generally bounded by Madison Avenue on the north, Robin Street on the west, Myrtle Avenue on the south and Lark Street on the east; including interior streets New Scotland Avenue, Knox Street, Dana Avenue and Morris Street, within the City of Albany.

Contact: Christian Leo, City of Albany, Department of Development and Planning, 21 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207, phone: (518) 434-2532 x 14, fax: (518) 434-9846, e-mail:leoc@ci.albany.ny.us.


Schenectady County - The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed College Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 11, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. at the Metroplex's Offices, Room 400, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Public comment period ends May 26, 2006. A copy of the DEIS is available at Metroplex's website (www.schenectadymetroplex.org). The action involves the removal of an abandoned building and the construction of four new buildings, including a YMCA, a building for Union University, a medical office, and a corporate office. The project is located at the intersection of Nott Street and Maxon Road, Schenectady, NY.

Contact: Jayme Lahut, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, phone: (518) 377-1109.