Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 07/19/2006

Saratoga County

Applicant: Saratoga County
40 Mc Master St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020 -1907
Facility: Saratoga County Water Treatment & Transmission Facilities Project
Treatment Plant: Potter & Butler Rd, Moreau; Water Main: Moreau to Stillwater
Moreau, NY
Application ID: 5-4199-00014/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Moreau, Saratoga County
Project Description:
Saratoga County proposes development of a regional public water supply system, using the upper Hudson River as a source, to provide water to municipalities and commercial customers within the County.  A 28 mile underground water transmission main would primarily follow existing roads or utility rights-of-way from a new treatment plant (corner of Butler and Potter Roads, Town of Moreau) to the Town of Malta.  A five million gallon storage tank is proposed in the Town of Stillwater for future storage capacity.  The following permits are requested:  Water Supply - for taking up to 14 million gallons per day from the Hudson River; Protection of Waters - for installation of a water intake structure in the south bank of the river at Moreau (approximately 6000 feet upstream of Sherman Island Dam), and for water main crossings of 18 protected streams, including Kayaderosseras Creek in Ballston Spa; Freshwater Wetlands - for water main crossings of 14 state wetlands and adjacent areas (1.08 acres of permanent impact).  As compensatory mitigation for unavoidable wetland impacts, creation of approximately four acres of wetland is proposed:  three acres of forested wetland at the Northern Pines Road Mitigation Site (Town of Wilton), and one acre of forested wetland at the Kobor Road Mitigation Site (Town of Northumberland).  Water Quality Certification - for permanent impact of 1.85 acres of federal wetlands.  The project involves construction in the Towns of Moreau, Wilton, Greenfield, Milton, Ballston, Malta, Stillwater, Northumberland, and City of Saratoga Springs.  The project may be extended in the future to provide water to the Luther Forest Technology Campus (Towns of Malta and Stillwater).
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 11 2006.
Contact: W Richard Speidel
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals