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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Public Notice

County: Rockland

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Work Plan
Former Orangeburg Pipe Landfill

Site ID No: V-00343-3

Project Location: The site is located in NYSDEC Region 3 in the Town of Orangetown, Rockland County. It is bordered to the east by NYS Route 303, to the south by the Palisades Interstate Parkway, to the north by a Lowes retail store, and to the west by a railroad right-of-way. It is the site of a proposed development project referred to as Orangeburg Commons.

Brief Project Description: The site was formerly the location of a portion of the Orangeburg Manufacturing Company facility, which produced Orangeburg pipe from approximately 1893 until 1973. Orangeburg pipe was manufactured by impregnating paper fiber cylinders with coal tar pitch. From 1946 to 1970, a paper/asbestos mixture was used to make the cylinders. After 1970, wollastonite (a fibrous, magnesium oxide mineral) was used in place of asbestos. Historically, Orangeburg pipe not meeting quality standards was disposed of on-site.

The proposed remediation program will be integrated into the proposed redevelopment of the site. Most of the site area will be covered with an asphalt parking lot or buildings. Areas not covered by asphalt or buildings will be covered with 24" of clean soil. Areas requiring clean soil will be covered with high density polyethylene sheeting prior to being covered with 24" of clean soil. The buildings on the site will have a sub-slab depressurization system included in their design to mitigate the potential for intrusion of methane and other volatile vapors into indoor air. Long term maintenance of the remedy will be managed by institutional controls and a Site Management Plan. Institutional controls will include a restriction on use of groundwater at the site and restrictions on the future use of the site. The Site Management Plan will require monitoring of the continued effectiveness of the remedy and will require maintenance to be performed as necessary.

There is a 30-day comment period for the Remedial Work Plan, commencing with the date of this publication and ending on September 7, 2007.

For more information, site documents, including the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement, Site Investigation Work Plan dated November 2006, Site Investigation Report dated February 2007, Remedial Work Plan dated July 2007, and a Fact Sheet can be reviewed at the Orangeburg Library, 20 South Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962-2204, (845) 359-2244 and the NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561, (845)-256-3154.

Questions or comments can be directed to: Joshua Cook, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany NY, 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9564, Fax: (518) 402-9679, E-mail: jpcook@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Office of General Services

Pursuant to Section 30-1 of the Public Lands Law, the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of General Services has declared the 5.5 acres of land on Prospect Street, located in the City of Beacon, County of Dutchess is no longer useful for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Service for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved July 23, 2007.

For further information, contact:

Frank Pallante
Office of General Services
Legal Services
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518) 474-8831
Fax: (518) 473-4973

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The County of Dutchess, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dutchess Red Trail will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a shared use path along the former Maybrook railroad right-of-way in western Dutchess County. The facility would span approximately 11.8 miles and will travel in a south - north direction. The project originates at Hopewell Junction in the vicinity of Route 82 in the Town of East Fishkill, traverses the Towns of Wappinger, LaGrange, and Poughkeepsie and terminates at Morgan Lake in the City of Poughkeepsie in the vicinity of Creek Road. The shared use path facility will consist of a paved asphalt path ranging from 10 ft. to 13 ft. in width. Some sections of the facility will also contain a separate 4 ft. wide gravel path. The project is located in the Towns of East Fishkill, Wappinger, LaGrange, and Poughkeepsie; Former Maybrook Railroad Corridor, Dutchess County, New York.

Contact: Greg Bentley, 626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 486-2925.

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