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ENB Region 4 Notices 6/22/2022

Negative Declaration

Albany County - Albany County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Albany County Solar Installation Radar Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a lease of approximately 5 ± acres of county-owned property at 897 Watervliet Shaker Road in the Town of Colonie, New York, to Siemens Industry, Inc. for design and installation of a 1.872mw solar farm with associated transmission equipment, a perimeter fence and maintenance access road.

Contact: Lucas Rogers, Albany County, 112 State Street, Room 1200, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 447-7040, E-mail: lucas.rogers@albanycountyny.gov.


Greene County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ashland Sand & Gravel Mined Land Reclamation Permit Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Carver Sand & Gravel, LLC to expand the existing Ashland Sand & Gravel mine. The proposed modifications include: 1) adding approximately 17.4 acres of excavation and mining support area, resulting in an increase of the permitted Life of Mine from 59.1 acres to 73.8 acres, 2) removing 2.7 acres from the Life of Mine along the northern perimeter, 3) lowering the final floor elevation in the bluestone/shale quarry from 1,615 foot above mean sea level (amsl) to 1,570 foot amsl, and 4) increasing the number of final benches from 13 to 14. The proposed 17.4 acre expansion will consist of a new bedrock excavation area, new haul road, forested buffer areas, and an overburden storage area.. The project is located on NYS Route 23 in the Town of Ashland, New York.

Contact: Evan H. Hogan, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518)357-2069, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Schenectady County - The Town of Rotterdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rotterdam Junction Stormwater Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town of Rotterdam has expressed their commitment to mitigate flooding issues in Rotterdam Junction and a cooperative project with New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) was proposed. NYS DOT has completed the extension of the existing bike path under the railroad tracks at the end of Scrafford Lane, along with associated drainage improvements. The NYS DOT design included a separate large diameter storm water pipe boring under the railroad tracks, parallel to and east of the bike path tunnel, which would serve as an outlet for tying in the Town's future storm water system improvements for that area. Subsequently, a storm water management system was designed for Rotterdam Junction that will reduce impacts in areas historically affected by flooding. This system will connect to the pipe completed by NYS DOT as part of the bicycle path tunnel project. The overall disturbance of the Town of Rotterdam's portion of the project is 0.12 ± acres. The project is located in the Town of Rotterdam, New York.

Contact: Mollie Collins, Town of Rotterdam, 1100 Sunrise Boulevard, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (315) 355-7575.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed P&M Offshore Wind Infrastructure (POWI) Project. The Final EIS is available from the RCS Community Library, 95 Main St, Ravena, NY 12143 and on line at: https://www.carvercompanies.com/about-us/port-of-coeymans-offshore-wind-infrastructure-project/.

The action involves site and infrastructure improvements (upland and waterway) at the existing Port of Coeymans facility (located at Hudson River Mile 134) to service the offshore wind industry supply chain. Infrastructure improvements include a new 400 foot long by 70 foot wide concrete wharf, breasting dolphins, and 230,800 square foot of dredging to -34 foot below Mean Low Water with 156,000 cubic yards of fill to be removed. Existing structures within the POWI Project area will be removed and replaced with offshore wind manufacturing structures and staging areas. Once constructed, POWI Project operations will include fabrication, staging, and load out of heavy offshore wind components, including but not limited to blades, nacelles, steel and concrete platforms, anode cages, foundation jackets and monopiles via the new wharf and berth. The POWI Project will also provide berth to deep draft vessels and other craft used for supply, support, and maintenance of offshore wind projects. Should a need arise in the future, POWI Project operations could also include fabrication, staging, and load out of Gravity Based Structure (GBS) units. The project is located at 2170 River Road in the Town of Coeymans, New York.

Contact: Karen Gaidasz, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233,Phone: (518) 402-9153, E-mail: karen.gaidasz@dec.ny.gov.


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