These warnings and cautions appear to have fallen on deaf ears. Tonight, at the informal Common Council meeting, which will take place in the community room of Bliss Towers, a resolution is expected to be introduced that would declare that "the City of Hudson's sewer separation project is a Type II Action under SEQRA and is not subject to review under 6 NYCRR Part 617 per 6 NYCRR Part 617.5(c)(2)and (5)." Part 617.5(c)(2) speaks of "replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction of a structure or facility, in kind, on the same site"; Part 617.5(c)(5) relates to "street openings and right-of-way openings for the purpose of repair or maintenance of existing utility facilities." Of the two parts of the law being used to justify Type II Action, neither speaks to the issue of discharging untreated storm water into a significant fish and wildlife habitat.
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