ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

County: Delaware

Lead Agency: DEC

Project Title: Delaware Wildlife Management Area #90, Site Preparation, Stands C-8, 15

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

Project Location: Town of Walton

Project Description: This project will involve 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 sugar maple, black cherry and white ash. The action is to take place on 16 acres presently occupied by stands of black cherry, white ash, sugar maple, and red maple. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Following label instructions for the application will minimize risk.


Delaware County The Village of Walton Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amending Chapter 53 of the Village of Walton Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending a portion of the Village’s Zoning Code, Chapter 53, in accordance with the statutory authority of Section 7-700 and 7-708 of Village Law. The amendments call for the addition of an adult use section, home occupations section, mobile homes and mobile home parks section, and junk, outdoor storage, junkyards and automobile graveyards section. The project is located in the Village of Walton, Delaware County, NY.

Contact: Edward H. Snow, Village of Walton Village Board, PO Box 29, 21 North Street, Walton, NY 13856, phone: (607) 865-4358, fax: (607) 865-4327, e-mail:gwalton@stny.rr.com.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Albany County - The City of Watervliet, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Watervliet Reservoir Expansion Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Guilderland Town Hall, Route 20 McCormack's Corners, Guilderland. The City of Watervliet, owner and licensee of the Normanskill hydroelectric project, seeks a license amendment to reflect the proposal for the expansion of the Watervliet Reservoir on the Normanskill, a tributary of the Hudson River.

The City of Watervliet constructed the dam that created and impounds the Watervliet Reservoir in 1916. The primary purpose of the Watervliet Reservoir is to supply water to the City of Watervliet. The Town of Guilderland Westmere Water District also purchases raw water from the Watervliet Reservoir. In 1982 a license for minor water power project was issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the construction and operation of the Normanskill Hydroelectric Facility, FERC Project No. 2955, at the Watervliet Reservoir.

The City of Watervliet seeks to expand the Watervliet Reservoir for the purpose of increasing the supply and quality of water available from the resource. In addition to safeguarding its own water supply, this expansion will also allow the City of Watervliet to increase supply of water to the Westmere Water District and other local water districts, many of which have experienced water shortages in recent years. The project is located at the Watervliet Reservoir, Route 20, Town of Guilderland.

Contact: Mark Gleason, City of Watervliet, City Hall, Watervliet, NY 12189, phone: (518) 701-4897, fax: (518) 270-3832, e-mail:mgleason@watervliet.com.