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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/23/2008

Public Notice

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.


Availability for Comment on Draft TMDLs

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address each of four specific waterbodies:

Lake Oscawana, Putnam County
Cossayuna Lake, Washington County
Lake Salubria, Steuben County
Findley Lake, Chautauqua County

These are lakes that are impaired by phosphorus. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through August 22, 2008.

Background: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) implementing regulations (40 CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The proposed phosphorus TMDLs for Cossayuna Lake, Lake Salubria and Findley Lake will rely on the elimination of loading from on-site septic systems to address existing water quality impairments while the Lake Oscawana TMDL will focus on reductions from developed land regulated under the general permit for stormwater (MS4 program).

Information: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be found on the NYS DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html#small, or by contacting the NYS DEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments should be sent, written or via email, to the same addresses. Comments received by COB August 22, 2008 will be considered prior to submitting the final TMDLs to the EPA for approval.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Concord Hotel and Resort Expansion Site

Site Address: Concord Road
Kiamesha Lake, NY 12751

County: Sullivan

Site No.:
C353012

Requestor: Concord Associates, L.P.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields.

The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for the site indicated above.
NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note the application package also includes the Remedial Action Work Plan and implements the design document for the remedy selection process for the site.

NYS DEC will review the application package, the Remedial Action Work Plan and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by September 8, 2008 to:


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation, Bureau C
625 Broadway, 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Attention: James Candiloro

Repository address:

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
393 Broadway
Monticello, NY 12701


Negative Declaration

Chenango, Delaware, Lewis, Oneida, Onondoga, Orange and Otsego Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Control of Japanese Knotweed on Various Reforestation Stands will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves herbicide applications to reduce undesirable understory vegetation (Japanese Knotweed) to allow the natural regeneration of desired species such as red oak, white oak, chestnut oak, sugar maple, and red maple. The action is to take place between July 15 - September 30, over a two year period on multiple sites, ranging in size from 0.01 - 5.6 acres, but totaling less than 25 acres. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. The application will follow label instructions minimizing risk to both the applicant and the environment. The project is located on Reforestation Area No(s): Orange 4; Onondaga 1; Lewis 13, 16, 19; Chenango 1, 26, 35; Delaware 2, 7; Otsego 7, 9, 18; Oneida-Lewis 1; Oneida 4, 8, 16, 20; in the Towns of New Windsor, Salem, Fabius, Diana, Harrisburg, Smithville, McDonough, Masonville, Deposit, Butternuts, Roseboom, Milford, Lewis, Sangerfield, Steuben, Florence, and Lee.

Contact: Dave Forness, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4255, Phone: (518) 402-9428.


Delaware, Sullivan, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, And Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments To The Rules For The Recreational Use Of Water Supply Lands And Waters will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending Title 15, Chapter 16 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY), the existing rules governing the recreational use of over 112,000 acres of New York City water supply lands and waters (Existing Rules). The amended rules (Proposed Rules) were drafted with the purpose of allowing recreational uses on certain City-owned lands within the watershed in a manner that would be consistent with the recreational uses permitted on New York State-owned recreational lands managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The project would govern permissible recreational uses of all water supply lands and waters owned by the City of New York. The regulated community would be all persons accessing City-owned water supply lands, lakes, and reservoirs located in Delaware, Sullivan, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester counties, for purposes of recreation.

Contact: Mark N. Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY, 11373, Phone: (718) 594-4392, Fax: (718) 595-4479, E-mail: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration

Putnam County - The Town Board of the Town of Kent, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Chapter 77, "Zoning" of the Town of Kent Code may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposed adoption of the Kent Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Article 16, §272-a of the Town Law. The Kent Comprehensive Plan would replace the 1990 Kent Comprehensive Plan. The project is located in the Town of Kent, 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, New York 10512.

Contact: Katherine Doherty, Phone: (845) 225-3943, Fax: (845) 225-5130, E-mail: tconnors@townofkentny.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Orange County - The Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson International Business Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on July 28, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Meeting Room at 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York. The action involves the applicant, 747 Investors I, LLC, proposal to develop a 293 acre site with access to NYS 747 from an Industrial Park to be known as Hudson International Business Center. This site will be served by a 5,400 foot long road to be built to town industrial collector road standards which will provide access to over 1,000,000 square feet of industrial/commercial space and a proposed hotel site. Emergency access to the site will be available at the end of Maple Avenue which will be modified with a turnaround to serve only the residential and other uses in that area. The uses will be developed with central water and central sewer service. Approval will be required for site plans, special exemption permit uses and the potential subdivision of building lots. The project is located on NYS Route 74 at I-84 and Maple Avenue in the Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact:
Sue Hadden, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549, Phone: (845) 457-2643.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Putnam County - The Town of Southeast Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Stateline Retail Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 11, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Southeast Town Offices, 1360 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves the construction of an approximately 184,800 sq. ft. retail use, 14,800 square feet of office use, and 11,000 square feet of community space and 915 parking spaces on an approximately 44.7 acre site located on the south side of NYS Route 6 east of Old Nichols Road and west of Dingle Ridge Road. Access would be from three driveways off NYS Route 6, one of which would be signalized. Water for the site would be supplied from groundwater wells with an approximate daily usage of 4,900 gallons per day and sewage would be treated in an onsite septic system. A series of stormwater basins would be used as the primary method of managing post-development stormwater runoff. The project is located on NYS Route 6 between Old Nichols Road and Dingle Ridge Road, Southeast, NY 10509.

Contact: Laurie Fricchione, Southeast Planning Board, Telephone: (845) 279-7736, Fax: (845) 279-8572.


Westchester County - The Town of Bedford Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seven Springs Residential Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 29, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at theTown House, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 29, 2008. The action involves the subdivision of the portion of the Seven Springs site within the Town of Bedford into ten (10) lots: seven (7) lots for new single-family residences, one (1) lot for the existing "Nonesuch" home, one (1) lot for a private equestrian facility, and one (1) lot to be owned by a homeowner's association on which storm water management basins will be located. The Meyer estate house will remain on the existing 103.8-acre lot in the Town of North Castle, with access over its existing driveway from a proposed new private road in Bedford. No new development, or access to the site, is currently proposed in the Town of New Castle or in the Town of North Castle. The applicant withdrew the prior application for approval of the subdivision of the North Castle portion of the site on August 10, 2007. Access to the site is proposed over a new private road from Oregon Road (north), an existing public road in the Town of Bedford. Existing historic structures on the site formerly proposed to be demolished are now proposed to be retained, except for the previously altered "carriage barn." The project is located in northern Westchester County, where the Towns of Bedford, North Castle and New Castle meet, and is generally bordered on the south by the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Nature Preserve (in North Castle), on the east by Byram Lake (in North Castle and Bedford), on the west by Sarles Street (in New Castle) and on the north by Oregon Road (in Bedford).

Copies of the DEIS are available for inspection at the Office of the Planning Board, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY; the Office of the Town Clerk, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY; the Bedford Village Library, Bedford, NY; the Bedford Hills Library, Bedford Hills, NY; and the Katonah Village Library, Katonah, NY.

Contact: Jeffrey Osterman, Town of Bedford Planning Board, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, Phone: (914) 666-4434.




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