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ENB Region 4 Notices 4/28/2021

Negative Declaration - Amended

Albany County - The Albany Water Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beaver Creek Clean River Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modifications to the Beaver Creek Clean River Project (BCCRP). For a description of the BCCRP, please see the Full Environmental Assessment Form and accompanying Negative Declaration adopted by the Water Board on February 22, 2019. The project modifications involve placing excess soils, excavated as part of the BCCRP, within the lower Lincoln Park athletic fields (Proposed Modifications). The construction area within the athletic fields will also provide an area for storage of construction trailers, parking, and material and equipment storage as well as, an area for stockpiling of materials for reuse (screening of topsoil, crushing rock, asphalt and/or concrete materials) associated with the BCCRP. The project is located in Lincoln Park in the City of Albany, New York .

Contact: William Simcoe, Albany Water Department, 10 North Enterprise Drive, Albany, NY 12204, Phone: (518) 434-5300, E-mail: wsimcoe@albanyny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The Town of Ancram Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendment to Zoning Law Regarding Regulation of Solar Energy Generating Systems will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Subsequent to adopting an update to the Town of Ancram Comprehensive Plan in 2019, the Town initiated a zoning revision process to implement the recommendations in the Plan. This action is a zoning law amendment that establishes regulations, including design and siting, for solar energy generating systems. The law establishes zoning rules and requirements for rooftop, flush-mounted, ground-mounted and freestanding small-scale solar energy systems (permitted), community-scale solar generating systems (permitted with special use permit), and utility-scale solar energy systems (prohibited). These include a variety of design and siting standards established to ensure that such allowed facilities will not adversely impact the environment. This zoning law update is directly related to recommendations included in the new Town Comprehensive Plan and this action is considered by the Town Board to be one that implements the Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Ancram, New York.

Contact: Art Bassin, Town of Ancram, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram, NY 12502, Phone: (518) 329-6542, E-mail: abassin@aol.com.


Montgomery County - The Town of Minden Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendment to Zoning Law Related to Solar Regulations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a set of regulations to regulate the development of solar facilities in the Town of Minden. Pursuant to the Town's adopted Comprehensive Plan, this action establishes a set of development standards for solar facilities that includes establishing small-scale solar facilities used for individual homes, businesses, and agricultural operations as permitted uses, and the prohibition of large scale (solar farms). These regulations will ensure small-scale solar consistent with the policies established for the Town of Minden are reviewed, permitted, and subsequent projects developed to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and the rural character, agricultural, and low density residential nature of the Town. The project is located throughout the Town of Minden, New York.

Contact: Cheryl Reese, Town of Minden, 134 Highway 80, Fort Plain, NY 13339, Phone: (518) 993-3966, E-mail: townofmindensupervisor@gmaiJ.com.


Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Burden Lake Pesticides will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of the herbicide Procella COR EC to control Eurasian Milfoil on Burden Lake within approximately 15 acres of the wetland proper of New York State Freshwater Wetland N-9, a Class 2 wetland. Additional treatments outside of New York State Freshwater Wetland N-9 and on Burden Lake will occur across 10 acres of the southern part of the lake, for a total application of Procella COR EC on Burden Lake of 25 acres. The project is located on Burden Lake in the Town of Nassau, New York.

Contact: Patrick Connally, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmetnal Permits,1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2455, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


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