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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Public Notice

County: Ulster

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Temporary Revocable Permit, Belleayre Conservatory, Inc.

Contact Person: Anthony Lanza, Superintendent
Highmount, NY 12441

Phone: (845) 254-5600

Project Location: Belleayre Mountain Ski Center

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing a TRP application to allow the Belleayre Conservatory to present the Belleayre Music Festival which features 15 performances throughout the summer. Events include a wide variety of music and dance and include two free family concerts. The 2008 festival marks the 16th year of this event, and has been scheduled.

Comments will be accepted until May 14, 2008.

A copy of the TRP application can be reviewed on the NYS DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/35382.html, or by calling the Department's contact person at: (845) 254-5600.

Voluntary Cleanup Project Notice of Availability for Comment VCP # 00299, Dia Beacon, Beacon, New York

County: Dutchess

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP)
Dia Beacon Center for the Arts
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York
(formerly Federal Paper Board Facility at 125 Wolcott Street)

Site ID No: V-00299; Operable Unit 2

Name of Volunteer: Dia Center for the Arts; 542 West 22nd Street; New York, NY 10011

Project Location: The Dia Beacon site is located in NYS DEC Region 3 on Beekman Avenue in the City of Beacon, Duchess County. It is 350 feet east of the Hudson River, immediately adjacent to the Metro North and Amtrak rail lines, and west of Wolcott and Hudson Avenues. The Operable Unit 2 (OU 2) project area consists of 7.1 acres of vacant area adjoining the Dia Beacon Center for the Arts. The central portion of the project area is a poorly drained, low lying area bounded on the north by the building's rear parking, on the east and south by moderately sloping woodland and on the west by a steep sloping embankment constructed for a railroad spur.

Brief Project Description: In August 1999, Dia entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement (VCA) with the NYS DEC to remedy existing contamination found on the future site of their art facility in Beacon. In order to expedite the site cleanup, the remedial program was divided into two phases (operable units). Operable Unit 1 cleaned up the historic factory building (the former Federal Paper Board Facility) and surrounding land. Dia opened the new arts center in 2003 after completing OU 1, and obtaining a release of liability as per the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

Proposed Remedy: Investigations conducted on Operable Unit 2 revealed small mounds of contaminated soil containing lead, chromium and barium in excess of NYS DEC Recommended Soil Cleanup Objectives (RSCO). In order to prevent exposure to metals contaminated ink/ash wastes, a remedy was composed, consisting of the following components:

• The excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 2,750 tons of waste/soil source material which is visually-identifiable as containing ash, ink/paint wastes, to include cleaning of the bedrock surface to the extent practicable and collection of documentation soil samples, as appropriate.

• Placement of two feet of imported clean fill material which meets the requirements of Part 375-6.8(b), for restricted residential use or protection of groundwater resources, whichever is more stringent. The cover system can be supplemented by building, parking lots, landscaping, etc. At locations in OU 2 where excavation achieves the restricted residential levels, no soil cover will be required. At locations where the excavation is not to the bedrock surface and restricted residential levels are not achieved in soil, a demarcation layer will be placed under the soil cover.

• Because groundwater contamination was noted in OU 1, any future buildings in the area of OU 2 will require the installation of subslab depressurization systems as described in appropriate New york State Department of Health (NYS DOH) guidance.

• Implementation of an environmental easement that will, a) limit the land use to restricted residential use; b) require compliance with an approved site management plan; c) consistent with the restrictions for OU 1, restrict of the use of groundwater in OU 2, as a source of potable water or of process water, without the necessary water quality treatment as determined by NYS DOH and d) require the submittal of a periodic certification of the institutional and engineering controls.

• Development and implementation of a site management plan which will combine the institutional controls and engineering controls for OU 1 and OU 2 into one document. The plan will include, a) a soil management plan to properly address future excavation of site soils; b) a plan for inspection and maintaining the final cover systems; c) incorporate the groundwater monitoring requirement from OU 1; and d) provide for continued operation and maintenance of the components of the remedy for OU 1 and OU 2.

Written Comments: Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Remedial Action Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to a Remedial Action Work Plan. No formal response will be made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Remedial Action Work Plan.

Document Repositories: For more information, site documents including the Remedial Action Work Plan Covering Operable Unit 2 dated March 12, 2008 and related Fact Sheets can be reviewed at:

(1) Beacon City Hall, Phone: (845) 838-5000

(2) Howland Public Library on 313 Main Street in Beacon, Phone: (845) 831-1134

(3) Dia Beacon: Center for the Arts, Phone: (845) 440-0100

(4) NYS DEC Region 3 Office at 21 South Putts Corners Road in New Paltz, Phone: (845) 256-3154

Questions or comments can be directed to: Kathryn Eastman, Project Manager, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany NY, 12233-7014. Phone: (518) 402-9662, Fax: (518) 402-9679, E-mail: kceastma@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Ms. Rebecca Mitchell, Public Health Specialist, NYS DOH, Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, Phone: (518) 402-7860.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Interstate 84 / Route 208 Interchange Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the realigning the I-84 eastbound on and off ramps to intersect Route 208 across from Neelytown Road, widening the Route 208 and Neelytown Road intersection approaches and widening the I-84 eastbound bridge over Route 208. The project is located at the Interstate 84 and Route 208 interchange in the Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Carolyn M. Ryan, NYS DOT, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 431-5884.

Westchester County - The Hendrick Hudson School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hendrick Hudson School District - Renovation/Reconstruction of School Buildings and Fields will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation and/or reconstruction of improvements to all School District Buildings of the Hendrick Hudson School District, playground renovations, reconstruction of athletic fields, and repaving of parking areas. Out of the total 81 ± acres of school property on seven individual sites, approximately 18.7 acres will be disturbed and reconstructed for renovations to the running track and athletic fields. The project is located in school buildings and facilities within the Hendrick Hudson School District, located within the Village of Buchanan and the Town of Cortlandt, including the following:

Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
160 Westchester Avenue
Buchanan, NY 10511

Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School
57 Trolley Road
Montrose, NY 10548

Furnace Woods Elementary School
239 Watch Hill Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Blue Mountain Middle School
7 Furnace Woods Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Hendrick Hudson High School
2166 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548

Administration Building
61 Trolley Road
Montrose, NY 10548

School Bus Garage
Lake Street
Montrose, NY 10548

Contact: Bruce Toll, Hendrick Hudson School District, Board of Education, 61 Trolley Road, Montrose, NY 10548, Phone: (914) 736-5220.

Westchester County - The New York State Thruway Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Modifications to the Yonkers Toll Barrier will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the operational improvement at the Yonkers Toll Barrier at Milepost (MP) 5.47 along Interstate 87 (New York State Thruway). The project limits extend from MP 4.8 ± to MP 6.1 ± within Thruway right-of-way. The purpose of the project is to implement Highway Speed E-ZPass toll collection in addition to staffed toll lanes in both directions of the Thruway at this location. The proposed work will consist of modifications to the toll barrier to accommodate Highway Speed E-ZPass, widening the approaches to accommodate the new toll lane configuration, installation of concrete barriers and guide rail, pavement rehabilitation and work to other minor roadway appurtenances. The project is located at the Yonkers Toll Barrier, Milepost 5.47 on 1-87 (New York State Thruway) in the City of Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Joseph Adamczak, New York Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12209, Phone: (518) 436-2924, E-mail: Joseph.Adamczak@thruway.state.ny.us.

Westchester County - The Town of Mount Pleasant Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Valhalla Commuter Parking Lot (Phase II) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of the second phase of the commuter parking lot located adjacent to the Valhalla Train Stateion. The project would extend the existing parking lot to the southeast by approximately 244 feet. One hundred four (104) new parking spaces would be accommodated within a 26,596 square foot, paved and fully improved parking lot extension. The project is located southeat of the Valhalla train station, adjacent to the existing commuter parking lot (Phase I) in the Town of Mount Pleasant, New York.

Contact: Robert F. Meehan, Town of Mount Pleasant Town Board, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone (914) 742-2300.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rockland County - The Town of Orangetown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Text Amendment Creating a New RPC-H Zoning district and Redevelopment of Properties within said Zone may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Public scoping sessions will be held on April 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. and on May 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Orangetown Town Hall, 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY. The action involves the adoption of a zoning text amendment creating the RPC-H Zoning District, encompassing 148 acres of Town owned land formerly part of Rockland Psychiatric Center and the eventual remediation and redevelopment of said property with a mixture of housing, recreational amenities and open space. The project is located at 140 Old Orangeburg Road in Orangeburg, New York.

Contact: Suzanne Barclay, Town of Orangetown, Phone: (845) 359-5100 ext. 2293, E-mail: sbarclay@orangetown.com.

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