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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Public Notice



Notice of Negative Declaration for nine prescribed training burns ranging in size from 2.3-9.8 acres on Mohonk Preserve lands and one 5-acre prescribed training burn at Sam's Point Preserve in the North Shawangunks in Fall 2007.

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that 10 prescribed, training burns proposed for the Northern Shawangunks will not have a significant environmental impact. Each prescribed burn ranges in size between 2.3 and 9.8 acres. Nine proposed burn units are located in former agricultural fields at Mohonk Preserve and one burn unit is part of a larger chestnut oak forest at Sam's Point Preserve. The action is being implemented by experienced wildland firefighters from The Nature Conservancy and Mohonk Preserve on behalf of the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership. This action will provide: a) information regarding fire behavior and fire effects in the Northern Shawangunks and b) valuable wildland firefighter training to members of the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership and local volunteers. The project is located in the Village of Ellenville and the Towns of Wawarsing, Marbletown and New Paltz.

Contact: William Rudge, Natural Resources Supervisor, NYSDEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3092.



Rockland County - The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 344033, known as Airmont Cemetery Dump. This site is located in the Village of Airmont in the County of Rockland and is located at South Airmont Road. The reason for deletion is:

In response to a petition to delist this site from the Registry, the sampling of eleven private homeowner wells was completed by the Rockland County DOH in May 2007 and were analyzed at the NYSDEC laboratory. Ten wells had no detection of TCA, the volatile organic contaminant historically associated with this site. The one private well that did have a 2.0 ppb detection is still under the drinking water standard of 5 ppb and down from a high of 57 ppb in 1985. Surface water and sediment was collected from a culvert identified at an April 2007 public meeting and TCA was not detected. Additionally, an environmental site assessment report prepared in May 2006 for a cell tower to be located on-site did not detect the TCA contaminant. Routine sampling of the two NYSDEC site monitoring wells in August 2006 did not detect the contaminant. Based upon all of these results, NYSDEC has concluded that the source of contamination that originally impacted the homeowner private wells has naturally attenuated and no source remains.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager:

Mr. Carl Hoffman
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau E - 12th floor
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7013

All written comments must be received by September 21, 2007. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters in New Paltz.


Negative Declaration


Ulster County - The Town of Marbletown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Baker 3-Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposal involves the subdivision of a 13.97 acre property into three (3) lots, including one lot for an existing residence so as to create two (2) building lots for new single family residences with private wells and septic systems and to provide access to the two building lots via a shared driveway from NYS/US Route 209. The project is located on NYS/US Route 209 and Old Kings Highway, Town of Marbletown, New York.

Contact: Richard Lanzarone, Town of Marbletown Planning Board, Town Hall, P.O. Box 217, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484, Phone: (845) 687-8970.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Town of Lloyd Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westport Senior Residential Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Fire Department, Station #1, Route 9W at Milton Avenue, Highland, NY 12528. The action involves the proposal to construct nine residential buildings and a separate community building. The property contains two parcels of undeveloped, mostly wooded land on the eastern slope of Illinois Mountain. The upper portion of the project site, where development is not proposed, is approximately 45.2 acres and is zoned Family Residential (R-1). The applicant is currently proposing this parcel, identified as Parcel II or B, as open space. The lower 38.8 acres of the site, known as Parcel I or A, is located in the Planned Residential Development (PRD) zoning district and the proposed development for this parcel is contained to 13 acres of the 38.8 acres of the lower parcel. Four of the residential buildings and the community center will be located on the eastern portion of the site, near Vista Drive. The five remaining residential buildings are to be located on the west side of a stream corridor and wetland, at the base of an existing wooded slope. The project is located at Vista Drive and Toc Drive, Highland, New York.

Contact: Sandy Avampato, Town of Lloyd Planning Board, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528, Phone: (845) 691-7167.


Westchester County - The Town of Somers Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Somer Realty Planned Hamlet Master Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Somer Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, New York. The action involves a Master Plan for an approximately 80 acre site in the Town of Somers' Planned Hamlet Zone. The Master Plan includes 152 residential units and 237,000 square feet of commercial development. The commercial component of the Master Plan includes 45,000 square feet of professional office space; 20,000 square feet of medical office space; 20,000 square feet of retail space; 10,000 square feet of restaurant space; a 7,000 square feet clubhouse; a 90,000 square feet assisted living facility; and a 45,000 square feet skilled nursing facility. The DEIS for the project was accepted by the Village Planning Board on June 27, 2007. The project is located in the Town of Somers, New York.

Contact: Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Phone: (212) 353-7487, E-mail: m.kaplan-macey@bfjplanning.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed St. Andrew's at Historic Hyde Park and Hyde Park Central Sewer District. The action involves the proposal to construct a mixed use Planned Unit Development in the Bellefield Planned Development District, with 558 dwelling units and 1,005,895 square feet of nonresidential uses, including a five-story hotel, retail and office uses, and continuing education facilities for the Culinary Institute of America. The Hyde Park Central Sewer District is a proposed sewer district serving the properties generally fronting on Route 9 between Linden Lane and West Dorsey Lane in the Town of Hyde Park. The Town will form the district, but the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority will finance and construct the Route 9 collection system. The developer of the St. Andrew's project will at its expense construct the wastewater treatment plant for the St. Andrew's project and for the Hyde Park Central Sewer District. The project is located on Route 9 between Linden Lane and West Dorsey Lane in the Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Lawrence H. Delafield, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111, E-mail: Supervisor@hydeparkny.us.


Orange County - The Wawayanda Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Grandview Estate Residential Cluster Subdivision. The action involves the proposed construction of a 34-lot cluster residential subdivision on an existing 101.95-acre parcel of land. The development proposes the construction of 34 single-family detached dwellings and approximately 51 acres would be preserved in agricultural use. The project is located on the east side of Breeze Hill Road in the Town of Wawayanda, New York.

Contact: Ann Yates, Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, 80 Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, NY 10973, Phone: (845) 355-5712.



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