Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/05/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Tenzin Gyatso Institute for Wisdom & Compassion Inc
PO Box 239
Berne, NY 12023
Facility: Center for Wisdom and Compassion
Game Farm Rd - Switzkill Farm
Berne, NY
Application ID: 4-0120-00126/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Berne, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify an existing SPDES permit to construct an interim wastewater treatment plant prior to construction of a previously permitted permanent plant at the proposed Rigpa Center for Wisdom and Compassion.  The system would consist of a sand filter system discharging 675 gallons per day to an unnamed tributary of the Switz Kill.  The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does no signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office noted below.  
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 4 2006.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County

Applicant: Lebanon Valley Auto Racing
Route 20
West Lebanon, NY 12195
Facility: Lebanon Valley Auto Racing Property
Sr 20
West Lebanon, NY
Application ID: 4-1048-00024/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: New Lebanon, Columbia County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to remove debris from Kinderhook Creek as well as scalp gravel bars and rip rap the shoreline at five locations along the creek to prevent frequent flooding of New Lebanon School District property and the Lebanon Valley Raceway.   The project, which will result in the disturbance of approximately 500 feet of the bed and banks of this stream, is located on New York State Route 20, between New Lebanon Elementary School and Lebanon Valley Raceway in the Town of New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 21 2006.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Richard C Hilary
Facility: Hilary Property
Off Stanley Kane Rd
Garrattsville, NY
Application ID: 4-3644-00005/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: New Lisbon, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct  two approx. three quarter acre  trout ponds in the adjacent area of FWW # ED-21. The ponds will be partially excavated and be contained by dikes.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 21 2006.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Richard C Hilary
Facility: Hilary Property
Off Stanley Kane Rd
Garrattsville, NY
Application ID: 4-3644-00005/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: New Lisbon, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct 2 low earthen embankments  and 3 shallow water wetland potholes to enhance wildlife values in Freshwater Wetland ED-21 along Butternut Creek just downstream of the intersection of County RTE 16 and Turnbull Rd. The irregularly shaped potholes will be at least 5,000 square feet each and will predominately be less than 18 inches deep with a maximum depth of 4 feet.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 21 2006.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals