ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Notice of Permit Renewal

New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program

DEC Permit Number: 0-9999-00051/00001
Water Supply Number: 9457

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has renewed the referenced Water Supply Permit for an additional five-year term beginning January 21, 2007, with an expiration date of January 20, 2012. The permit, which authorizes land and easement acquisition within the New York City water supply watershed for the purpose of water quality protection, was initially issued on January 21, 1997 with an expiration date of January 20, 2007. The criteria for identifying eligible land parcels for acquisition remain unchanged, as do all other provisions of the program as they were originally approved. This renewal comports with a provision of the original permit providing for an additional term at the option and request of New York City.

For land parcels to be eligible for acquisition, they must satisfy established categories of parcel status and specific size and natural feature characteristics The permit also sets forth acquisition procedures and requirements for post acquisition use by the public. New York City is responsible for paying local property taxes.

The original permit required New York City to revise and implement its Water Conservation Program. The Department has accepted the Cityís revised program and, consistent with conditions of the permit, reinforced the Cityís responsibility to submit an annual report identifying accomplishments.

The renewed permit and associated documents are available for inspection through the contact person identified below.

Contact: Thomas R. Snow, Jr.
New York City Watershed Coordinator
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 1233-1040
Phone: (518) 402-9394
E-mail: trsnow.gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Town of Colonie Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed First Columbia Office Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 54,842 sq. ft.-three story office building and 252 car parking lot. The project is located at at 3 Autopark Drive in the Town of Colonie, Albany County.

Contact: Michael J. Lyons, Town of Colonie Planning and Economic Development Department, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110-2289, phone: (518) 783-2741.


County: Schoharie

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Site Preparation - Schoharie RA#3, Stand D-43

Contact Person: Robert Cross
NYS DEC
65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
Phone Number: (607) 652-7365

Project Location: Approximately four miles northwest of North Blenheim Town of Blenheim

Project Description: The action involves a herbicide reduction of ferns, non-commercial tree species and undesirable low valued tree species to prepare for the successful establishment of Norway Spruce seedlings through planting. The action is to take place on a 6 acre site, presently occupied by stands of red pine and Norway spruce. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Following the label instructions for the application will minimize risk.


Delaware County - The Village of Walton Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed W. Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Restoration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This project is to stabilize stream bank erosion at the following two sites in the Village of Walton:

South St. - Stabilize a high eroding stream bank where public and private infrastructure are threatened. Techniques will involve vegetating the project area using accepted bio-engineering techniques. Vegetation will include willow and other native tree and shrub plant materials. This action will also improve aquatic habitat and stream flow hydraulics through the reach.

Terrace Ave. - Stabilize a high eroding stream bank where private infrastructure are threatened. The bank will be stabilized with a combination of rock toe protection, large woody debris for habitat, and a vegetative reinforced slope system. Vegetation will include willow and other native tree and shrub plant materials. This action will also improve aquatic habitat and stream flow hydraulics through the reach.

The project is located in the Village of Walton which is located in the western portion of Delaware County, in the center of the Town of Walton. New York State Routes 10 and 206 intersect in the center of the Village. The West Branch of the Delaware River flows east to west through the Village bisecting it in half. The Village is surrounded by open rolling country with scattered residences and farms; the Village is the center for population and business in Walton.

Contact: Edward H. Snow, Village of Walton Village Hall, 21 N. St., PO Box 29, Walton, NY 13856, phone: (607) 865-4358.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Columbia County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed A. Colarusso & Son, Newman Road Quarry Expansion located in the Town of Greenport. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on February 28, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater in the Arts Center building, at the Columbia-Greene Community College on NYS Route 23 in the Town of Greenport. The applicant has applied for a New York State Mined Land Reclamation permit under regulations 6 NYCRR Part 420; NYSDEC # 4-1040-00034/00025; MLF # 402-3-21-0020. A copy of the full Notice of Complete Application is available on the Departmentís website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2007/20070131/Reg4.html. The action involves the expansion of an existing permitted limestone quarry on Beacraft Mountain from 77 acres by an additional 175 acres (including 122 acres of excavation area and 53 acres of support area) to a total life of mine (LOM) area of 252 acres. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is also available for review at the following locations: 1) A. Colarusso & Son Website: http://www.acolarusso.com/; 2) The NYS DEC, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, (518) 357-2454; or 3) The Hudson Area Association Library, 400 State Street, Hudson, New York 12534, (518) 828-1792. All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to comment on the application. Written statements and comments on the application are encouraged and any statements and comments may be filed prior to or at the hearing, but no later than COB, March 5, 2007. Written comments should be submitted to the attention of the contact person listed below.

Contact: Michael Higgins, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306