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ENB Region 4 Notices 3/10/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Atlas Renewables LLC for a site known as Old Troy Municipal Incinerator Site, site ID #C442001. This site is located in the Town of Brunswick, within the County of Rensselaer, and is located at the East Side of Oakwood Avenue (North of Farrell Road).

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Brunswick Community Library, 4118 Route 2, Troy, NY, 12180.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Joshua Haugh, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2008, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by April 9, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at:

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website:

Acquisition of Conservation Easements Lands

Pursuant to Title 3, Article 49 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives public notice of the following:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 49-0305 (9) of the Environmental Conservation Law, of NYS DEC's intent to acquire a Conservation Easement over lands known as Berkshire Farms. This property is located within the Town of Canaan, Columbia County, New York.

Contact: Robert Morrell, NYSDEC - Division of Lands and Forests, Bureau of Real Property, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4256, Phone: (518) 402-9442.

Draft Environmental Assessment for Replacement of the Ackerman Parcel with Coeymans Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

The purpose of this Environmental Assessment is to resolve issues relating to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Division of Fish and Wildlife's administration of the "Ackerman parcel" at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (acquired as a Game Farm by the State of New York in 1939 with a mix of federal and state funding) by replacing the property with a property of equal value and benefits, Coeymans Creek Wildlife Management Area (acquired by NYS DEC with state funds in 2019). This assessment describes the issue, identifies alternatives, analyzes impacts to the human and natural environment, and recommends a preferred alternative.

We will accept comments on this draft Environmental Assessment in writing or by email until 4/10/2021. Submit comments via e-mail to: Please write "Comments on Ackerman Environmental Assessment" in the subject line. Alternatively, send written comments to: Katherine Yard, NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754

The project is located in the Towns of New Scotland and Coeymans in Albany County, New York.

A hard copy of the draft Environmental Assessment may be obtained from the contact listed below and on line at:

Contact: Katherine Yard, NYS DEC - Division of Fish and Wildlife, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8902, Fax: (518) 402-8925, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sonny & Sons Lee Moat Quarry Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to renew and modify the life-of-mine area of an existing 5.9 acre life of mine bluestone mine by adding additional acreage for a total life of mine of 20 acres. Blasting and periodic crushing and screening of material is authorized at this site. The project is located on the east side of Sands Creek Road (County Route 67) approximately 8/10ths of a mile north of the intersection of Dry Brook Road in the Town of Tompkins, New York.

Contact: Martha Bellinger, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 NYS Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7741, E-mail:

Schenectady County - The Town of Rotterdam Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rotterdam Corporate Park - 200,000 Square Foot Logistics Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Site Plan/Boundary Line Adjustment review to construct 200,000 square foot logistics building on a 12 ± acre portion of a 188 ± acre parcel known as the Rotterdam Corporate Park. Building is to be located in the eastern portion of the park. The project is located at 55 Duanesburg Road in in the Town of Rotterdam, New York.

Contact: Peter Comenzo, Town of Rotterdam, 1100 Sunrise Boulevard, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 355-7575, E-mail:

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