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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing - Port of Albany Expansion RESCHEDULED to 9/3

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Notice of Public Hearing - Albany Port District Commission Industrial Park Project (Port of Albany Expansion) - Completed DGEIS

Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Bethlehem Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, 09/03/2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY, to solicit public comment on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) for the Albany Port District Commission (APDC) Port Expansion Project.  This public hearing is a rescheduling of the previously noticed August 20, 2019 public hearing.  All interested persons are invited to attend and provide comments on the Draft GEIS. This public hearing is being held to ensure compliance with the notice provisions for public hearings under SEQRA at 6 NYCRR Part 617.9(a)(4)(ii). The public comment period on the Draft GEIS has been extended to 09/14/2019.

Documentation related to the application can be viewed in the Planning Dept. at Town Hall, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  A copy of the Draft GEIS is available for viewing in the Town Clerk’s Office as well as the Bethlehem Public Library.  Said notice of public hearing to be posted on the Town’s website and published in the Times Union Newspaper.  Questions and written comments related to the project can be directed to Robert Leslie, Director of Planning at rleslie@townofbethlehem.org and will be accepted through 9/14/2019.

Description of Action:  The Port is proposing to construct an industrial park with five (5) conceptual layouts that range from 1.13 million square feet to 160,000 square feet of industrial use facilities (warehouse space and laydown area). Each concept would include associated access roads, employee parking, trailer parking, utility extensions, rail access from the north over Normans Kill and south through the PSEG site, and a bulkhead along Hudson River for on and offloading of equipment and materials (wharf).

Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS)

Town of Bethlehem Planning Board SEQR Resolution

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