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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Turkey Point Unit Management Plan Amendment to Include Land Acquired Through the Federal Lands to Parks Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the Turkey Point State Forest Unit Management Plan which includes an 8.2 acre parcel transferred to the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) from the United States Department of Interior by way of the Federal Lands to Parks Program. Developed portions of the property include an access road, a storage building, and a wharf on the Hudson River. The NYS DEC is proposing that the property be improved by rehabilitating the access road and the wharf to provide administrative and enhanced public access to the river. This will provide vehicular access for persons with disabilities. In addition to the rehabilitation of the access road and the wharf, a hardened path that will be universally accessible will be constructed from the parking area to the wharf.

The building constitutes an attractive nuisance and will be demolished as set forth by the conveyance agreement between the US National Park Service and the NYS DEC.

Other improvements agreed upon in the conveyance agreement include two park benches, two picnic tables, and a kiosk.

The project is located in the Town of Saugerties, New York.

Contact: Matthew C. Paul, NYS DEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3074.

Ulster County - The Town of Gardiner, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Zoning Revisions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the comprehensive zoning revisions to include the following substantive amendments:

1. Repeal the existing zoning map and replace it with a new zoning map.

2. Restructure and reorganize the entire zoning document, eliminating inconsistencies and ambiguities in language.

3. Reconfigure the Town's zoning districts and regulations associated with those districts, including but not limited to revised use regulations, dimensional and lot size regulations, parking regulations, and environmental performance standards. New zoning districts include Rural Agricultural (RA) (composed of the existing AR-80 district), and Hamlet Mixed-Use (HM) (composed from the existing HC districts).

4. Add new overlay and floating districts including Hamlet Expansion Overlay, Scenic Protection Overlay, Soil Mining Floating District, Resort Development Floating District, and Mobile Home Floating District.

5. Revise the Open Space Development provisions allowing more flexibility and options including transfer of development rights (TDR), density bonuses, and streamlined rules for small-scale development.

6. Revise the specific use regulations including but not limited to signs, wireless telecommunication facilities, adult uses, solid waste facilities, home occupations, driveways, and multifamily housing.

7. Add new requirements for inclusionary (affordable) housing in larger developments.

8. Provide text amendments to streamline and simplify the permitting process by reducing the number of required special permits and consolidating permit decisions before one, rather than multiple boards.

9. Maintain without materially affecting the provisions of the Shawangunk Ridge Protection District (SP District), previously enacted by the Town Board.

The project is located town wide in the Town of Gardiner, New York.

Contact: Michele Mosher, Town of Gardiner, P.O. Box 1, 2340 Route 44/55, Gardiner, NY 12525, Phone: (845) 255-9675.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS, Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period

Dutchess County - The Town of Pine Plains Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Carvel Property Development. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 5, 2008 at 9:30 p.m. at the Stissing Mountain High School, Pine Plains, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 5, 2008. The action involves the development of a master planned golf and recreation oriented second home/vacation community consisting of 951 single family residences, golf, and other recreational amenities. The project is located on Ferris Lane in the Town of Pine Plains, New York.

Contact: Nancy Proper, Town of Pine Plains, Phone: (518) 398-0086, E-mail: pineplainspb@yahoo.com.

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