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ENB Region 4 Notices 6/2/2021

Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The Village of Sidney, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Sidney has received an Order of Consent from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with regard to the violation of the Total Phosphorous, 12-Month Load, Limit listed on the Village's SPDES permit. The proposed project will address this issue by upgrading and repairing several Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) components and processes that are in very poor condition. This will include adding a septage receiving station, replacing the influent screen, providing a new grit removal process, new aeration blowers, diffuses and piping, replacing components of the settling tanks, new sludge pumps, providing an additional sludge drying bed, miscellaneous piping and valve replacements, providing a new boiler in the control building, and miscellaneous site improvements. Project will also include some installation and Integration (I&I) mitigation work (slip-lining of sewer mains). The project is located in the Village of Sidney, New York.

Contact: Jason Preisner, Lamont Engineers, 197 Elm Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 929-7838, E-mail: jpreisner@lamontengineers.com.


Rensselaer County - The Town of East Greenbush, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of East Greenbush Comprehensive Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Town of East Greenbush Comprehensive Plan. The Town has updated its Comprehensive Plan to reflect the needs of today and identify a vision for the future. The Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for the Town for a range of topics areas, including land use, economic development, infrastructure, transportation, housing and the environment. The Comprehensive Plan provides direction for potential zoning amendments and future updates to the Western Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) The project is located throughout the Town of East Greenbush, New York.

Contact: Jack Conway, Town of East Greenbush, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 477-2005.


Schenectady County - The Town of Glenville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 81 Freemans Bridge Road Solar Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of two ground mounted solar arrays: Module one is rated at 6.551 MW / 5 MW AC and Module 2 is rated at 6.499 MW DC / 5 MW AC. The parcel is separated by a Pan Am right-of-way and Sunnyside Road, the property north of the Pan Am right-of-way is referenced as the north parcel, the property between the Pan Am right-of-way and Sunnyside Road is referenced as the central parcel, the property south of Sunnyside is referenced as the south parcel and the property south of the National Grid property and along the Mohawk River is referenced at the riverfront parcel. The riverfront parcel is wooded and undeveloped. The area being occupied by the solar array is approximately 44 acres. The ground disturbance associated with construction is estimated to be approximately 19 acres. This includes disturbances for tree/shrub removal, installation of the haul road, electrical systems, fence, solar panels (driven posts foundations) and minor land grading. The project is located at 81 Freemans Bridge Road in the Town of Glenville, New York.

Contact: Melissa Cherubino, Town of Glenville, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302, Phone: (518) 688-1218, E-mail: mcherubino@townofglenville.org.


Schenectady County - The Town of Glenville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 66 Freemans Bridge Road Solar Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Planned Development District (PDD) submission to the Town of Glenville for a 42.14 acre property. The proposed 66 Freemans Bridge Road PDD consists of two (2) complementary commercial land uses including future commercial development of the front portion of the property along Freemans Bridge Road, and a 26.27 acres, 4.125 megawatt (MW) AC photovoltaic (PV) community solar farm on the rear portion of the property. The project parcel is a large flag lot. The acreage fronting Freemans Bridge Road has good access and visibility, but the rear or "flag" portion of the property has poor access and visibility based on the layout and uses of the adjoining parcels. In addition, the project parcel contains several wetlands in the rear portion of the property totaling approximately 23 acres, which accounts for more than half of the total parcel acreage. This marginal land comprising the rear portion of the site with poor access and wetlands accounts for approximately 90% of the project parcel acreage. The project is located at 66 Freemans Bridge Road in the Town of Glenville, New York.

Contact: Melissa Cherubino, Town of Glenville, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302, Phone: (518) 688-1218, E-mail: mcherubino@townofglenville.org.


Schoharie County - The Town of Jefferson Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Jefferson Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an update of the Town of Jefferson Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Jefferson, New York.

Contact: Margaret Hait, Town of Jefferson, P.O. Box 34, Jefferson, NY 12093, Phone: (607) 652-7931, E-mail: jeffersontwnsup@gmail.com.


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