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Shandaken Tunnel Outlet SPDES Permit General Meeting - August 26, 2008

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) hereby gives notice that a meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday August 26, 2008, at the NYC DEP office located at 71 Smith Avenue in Kingston, NY.

The meeting is being held in accordance with State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Discharge Permit No. NY 026-8151, for the Shandaken Tunnel Outlet. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of several projects in the Catskill watershed region. Public input is welcome.

The meeting is open to the public.

Contact: Erika Boetsch, NYC DEP BWS, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 773-4521, E-mail: eboetsch@dep.nyc.gov.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The County of Orange, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Orange County Community College - Newburgh Campus Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion and improvement of the Orange County Community College - Newburgh Campus through the acquisition of land and the development of a new building and parking facilities. Approximately 87,000 square feet of building will be constructed along Grand Street and First Street. The present city owned through street and surface parking will be eliminated and the interior of the site will become pedestrian oriented. Only emergency vehicles and vehicles performing college related functions will have access through the site. A parking garage accommodating 340 cars will be constructed to replace the existing parking and provide additional parking, with most of the proposed spaces located undergound. The site will be redeveloped with walkways, plazas, lighting, outdoor seating and landscaping. The project is located within Colden Street, Broadway, Grand Street and First Street in the City of Newburgh, New York.

Contact: M. William Lahey, Orange County Legislature, 255 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 291-4800.

Rockland County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Iona Island Marsh Phragmites Control and Monitoring Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the treatment of mono-specific stands of Phragmites australis totaling up to 10 acres with the herbicide Rodeo (glyphosate). If necessary, additional stands may be identified and treated during the treatment program. Treated stands will be monitored for Phragmites australis regeneration, plant species diversity, and overall plant cover for five growing seasons following treatment. The treatment sites are located within the Iona Island Marsh Estuarine Research Reserve site located on the Hudson River on Route 9W in the Town of Stony Point, New York.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 256-3041.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Sullivan County - The Town of Forestburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed The Falls at Black Creek 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 July 1, 2008. The action involves the development of a residential golf community and country club on approximately 315 acres of land. The project will entail the redevelopment of an 18 hole golf course, construction of a clubhouse, full service restaurant, a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as the construction of a mix of 282 single-family, ranch and 2 story town homes. Other improvements associated with the project will include reconstruction of the Tannery Road Bridge, the introduction of a tertiary sewer system and water distribution infrastructure, and a single loop road with two separate egress points to State Route 42. The project is located on Tannery Road in the Town of Forestburgh, New York.

Contact: Joanne Nagoda, Town of Forestburgh Town Board, Phone: (845) 794-0611 ext. 12, E-mail: Forestburgh@hughes.net.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Village of Montgomery Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Route 211/Chandler Lane Planned Development District. The action involves an application to rezone a 36.5 acre parcel from Industrial Park (I-1) to Planned Development District (PDD) to allow mixed-use development of condominiums, apartments, and retail/office space. The EIS describes a maximum of 110,000 square feet of commercial space and a maximum of 182 residential units. The project is located at Route 211 and Chandler Lane in the Village of Mongomery, New York.

Contact: JoAnne Scheels, Town of Montgomery Board of Trustees, 133 Clinton Street, Montfomery, NY 12549, Phone: (845) 457-9661.

Putnam County - The Planning Board of the Town of Patterson, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Patterson Crossing Retail Center. The initial action evaluated in the draft Environmental Impact Statement involved construction of a 434,050 square foot retail center on a 90.5 + acre parcel which lies within the Town of Patterson and the Town of Kent. The Patterson Crossing Retail Center revised plan presented in the Final EIS consists of a 382,560 square foot retail center with management and meeting space, a substation for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and a 28,000 square foot garden center. The project is located on the west side of Interstate Route 84 and the south side of NYS Route 311 in the Town of Patterson and Town of Kent, New York, approximately 1,700 feet west of the Ludingtonville Road intersection.

Contact: Richard Williams, Sr., Planning Board of the Town of Patterson, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, NY 12563, Phone: (845) 878-6500, E-mail: rdw@bestweb.net.

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