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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Consrvation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Herbicidal Treatment of Invasive Species, Tree of Heaven, (Ailanthus altissima) on Turkey Point State Forest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of the herbicide Glyphosate (Roundup Pro) to rid scattered sites of the non-native invasive, Tree of Heaven, (Ailanthus altissima) throughout the Turkey Point State Forest. Early control will enhance the regeneration of native vegetation such as oak, hickory and cedar. Glyphosate herbicide will be applied directly to the main stem of the target tree species (Tree of Heaven) using the "Hack and Squirt" method. A hatchet will be used to create a wound on the main stem (one strike for every two inches of diameter). The Glyphosate would then be applied directly by hand to the wound. The application would be performed in early fall to ensure that the Glyphosate is transported into the root system. At this time the presence of this species is very limited and, with the exception of a few areas, is found scattered throughout the State Forest. If this species is not treated and allowed to propagate uninhibited, future forest and wildlife management objectives outlined in the UMP could be jeopardized. The project is located in the Town of Saugerties near Ulster Landing Road just north of Ulster Landing Park, New York.

Contact: Matthew Paul, NYS DEC, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3074.

Ulster County - The Town of Olive, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Boiceville Community Wastewater Management Program (CWMP) and Stormwater Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a CWMP project which will include a wastewater collection and treatment system to convey and treat wastewater from the residents and businesses in the Hamlet of Boiceville. The sewage collection system will include approximately 19,380 linear feet of 8-inch PVC gravity sewer main, 110 linear feet of 6-inch PVC gravity sewer main, 2,340 linear feet of 4-inch PVC gravity sewer laterals, 1 main pump station with 50 linear feet of Cinch HDPE force main, 83 manholes, and 1 grinder pump station. The wastewater treatment facility will be an extended aeration, activated sludge process followed by tertiary treatment (sand filters and microfiltation), ulrtaviolet disinfection and sludge dewatering systems, having a design flow capacity of 75,000 gallons per day (average). The Boiceville Stormwater lmprovements Project will include collection of stormwater along the north and south sides of NYS Route 28 and also from the treatment plant and then convey the water to a constructed settling pond with forebay prior to outfall into the Esopus Creek. The project will include the formation of Boiceville Sewer District No. 1, adoption of a Sewer Use Law, amendment to the Subdivision Regulations, amendment of the Town Building Permit and the development of a Wastewater Capacity Monitoring System to ensure that development does not exceed system capacity. The project is located in the Town of Olive, 45 Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, New York.

Contact: Gino Huggins, Town of Olive CWMP, 548 Main Street, P.O. Box 610, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 234-4028, E-Mail: ghuggins@lamontengineers.com.

Westchester County - The County of Westchester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woodlands Legacy Fields (a.k.a.Yorktown Ballfields) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a Town-operated outdoor sports facility to include the construction of a synthetic all-purpose athletic field with sports lighting, a new little league natural grass field with sports lighting, dugout fencing, outfield fencing, player benches, bleachers, flag pole, parking for approximately 100 cars, access driveway to the site, lighting for access drive and parking lot, a comfort station including toilets, landscaping, water quality and quantity structures, water supply connection, irrigation system, sanitary diposal system, erosion and sediment controls and restoration of all disturbed areas. The project is located on Strang Boulevard and Yorktown Road ( Route 132), Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: David Kringe, County of Westchester, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 995-4400.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Orange County - The Town of Deerpark Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed River Country Town Square Site Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until September 28, 2007. A public scoping session will be held on September 26, 2007 at the Town of Deerpark Town Hall. The action involves the development of approximately 24.8 acres of land in the Town of Deerpark and City of Port Jervis, New York. The proposed development is comprised of 4 or 5 restuarants, a multiplex theater, a retail strip mall, a motel with a swimming pool and wastewater treatment plant. The project will have a total of approximately 860 parking spaces. The businesses within the City of Port Jervis will be served by municipal water and sewer while the businesses in the Town of Deerpark will be serviced by a new wastewater treatment plant constructed for this project. The Town of Deerpark businesses will be serviced by either City of Port Jervis municipal water or will develop their own public water supply in conformance with the State Health Department regulations. The project is located on County Route 16 and County Route 15, and lies in both the Town of Deerpark and the City of Port Jervis, New York.

Contact: Barbara Brollier, Town of Deerpark, P.O. Box 621, Huguenot, NY 12746, Phone: (845) 858-6285 ext. 313.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed project, The Polo Club. Copies of the document will also be filed for public review in the Newburgh Public Library as well as the Newburgh Town Hall. This document will also be available on-line at theTown of Newburgh's website, www.townofnewburgh.org. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 20, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Newburgh Town Hall. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until ten days after the close of the hearing. The action involves the construction of 126 multifamily units amongst 22 buildings. These buildings will be a mix of four, five and six unit buildings. The Polo Club utilizes portions of three tax lots and will include a lot line change as well as site plan approval. The project will be spread out over approximately 39.65 acres now all located within the R-3 zone where multifamily units are a permitted use at the rate of 6 units per acre. Utilizing net acreage the property has a potential build out of 188 units. The ACOE wetlands have been delineated and a Jurisdictional Determination has been received. There are six stormwater management ponds on site, and two ACOE mitigation areas, along with a clubhouse, tennis and basketball court, pool and playground. Sewer lines are to be extended along Route 300 and connect to the previously approved Town of Newburgh Plattekill Turnpike Trunk Sewer to accommodate this site and the Driscoll Subdivision across Route 300. The project is located on NYS Route 300, in the Town of Newburgh, New York.

Contact: John Ewasutyn, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 10924.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of Poughkeepsie Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amendments to the Town Plan, the Zoning Law, and the Land Subdivision Law. Copies of the Final Generic EIS may also be inspected at the following locations:

1)Town Clerk
Town of Poughkeepsie
One Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Phone: (845) 485-3658

2) Poughkeepsie Public Library
504 Haight Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Pnone: (845) 454-9301

3) On-Line at www.townofpoughkeepsie.com.

The action involves the Adoption of an amended town-wide comprehensive plan and adoption of zoning law and land subdivision law amendments to implement the comprehensive plan policies. The project is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Contact: Planning Department, Town of Poughkeepsie, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 485-3658.

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