ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The Town of Nassau Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Resource Extraction Law of 2006 of the Town of Nassau (Local Law # 4 of 2006 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves A local law amending Town of Nassau Local Law No. 2 of 1986, entitled “Land Use and Development Regulations of the Town of Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York”. The effect of the law is to prohibit “commercial excavation”, defined as the extraction, excavation, mining, stripping, grading or filling of mineral resources in an amount more than one thousand (1000) tons within twelve (12) consecutive months, or over one hundred (100) cubic yards from or adjacent to any water body from all land use districts throughout the town. The law would also allow “non-commercial excavation”, defined as above except that it prohibits hard rock quarrying and pertains to amounts less one thousand (1000) tons, in the RR and GB districts subject to certain siting and operational criteria, site plan review, and the issuance of a special use permit. Excavations of less than twenty (20) cubic yards and those meeting certain exemptions (construction, agriculture, grading, gardening) are allowed in all districts without the requirement of a special use permit. The action affects the land area within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Nassau, Rensselaer County.

Contact: Raymond Seney, Town of Nassau Town Board, Town Hall, 29 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123, phone: (518) 766-3559, fax: (518) 766-4422, e-mail:nassup@nycap.rr.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Columbia County - The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Stockport, as lead agency, has accepted the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Holmes Estates at Columbia Springs Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday September 7, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Town of Stockport Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Hudson, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 19, 2006. The proposed action seeks to create a residential subdivision of 91 lots for single family homes (each lot ranging in size from 0.5 acres to 1.6 acres), develop 12.86 acres of the parcel to accommodate twenty-four townhouse units, and preserve over 32.87 acres of the parcel as open green space. A copy of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for review at the Stockport Town Hall.

New infrastructure will be installed as part of the project including roads, street lighting, central sewer and water. Access to the site on the west side of the site will be via two entrances off of NYS Route 9. Interior access includes one new cul-de-sac. Emergency site access from the east will be from Chester Avenue via an extension of Sunset Boulevard. Access onto Route 9 will require a NYS Department of Transportation Highway Work Permit.

Contact: Sandra Novak, Town of Stockport Town Hall, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Hudson, NY 12534, phone: (518) 828-9389.