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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/6/2008

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.



Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Notice of Availability for Comment

Site Name:
Laurel Street Gas Plant

Site Number: VCP # V00292

Name of Volunteer: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation (CHGE) located at 284 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4879. In 2000, CHGE entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with New York State Department of Envronmental Conservatin (NYS DEC) that requires CHGE to investigate and remediate the site. Investigation and Remediation is carried out under the oversight of the NYS DEC and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH).

Project Location: The property is located on Laurel Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, New York. The site is the location of the former Laurel Street Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP). The site lies immediately to the east of NYS Route 9.

Project Description: The Remedial Work Plan for the former Laurel Street Gas Plant includes the excavation and In-Situ solidification/stabilization of coal tar contaminated soils. Following the excavation and stabilization of contaminated soils, the area will be covered with a two foot thickness of clean fill. Long-term groundwater monitoring will be conducted to track the effectiveness of the remedy. Institutional controls in the form of an environmental easement will limit the potential for human exposure by prohibiting construction of drinking water wells and by placing limits on subsurface excavation.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the Remedial Work Plan for the Laurel Street MGP are available for review at the locations set forth below. 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 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 Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Henry Willems, NYS DEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 650 Broadway 11th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7017, Phone: (518) 402-9473. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Anthony Perretta, NYS DOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, Phone: (518) 402-7880.

The Work Plan is available for review at the above NYS DEC office, at the NYS DEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY, 12561, and at the Adriance Public Library located at 18 Bancroft Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601.


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Ulster County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Priority Strategies to Support Housing Development In Ulster County - Element of the Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Priority Strategies to Support Housing Development in Ulster County as an element of the County's Comprehensive Plan in Accordance with General Municipal Law Section 239-d. The project is located county wide in Ulster County, New York.

Contact: Dennis Doyle, Ulster County Legislature, Box 1800, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401, Phone: (845) 340-3339.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Orange County - The Town of Wawayanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed CPV Valley Energy 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 August 27, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Wawayanda Town Hall, Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, NY 10973. The action involves the construction of a nominal 580 MegaWatts (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating facility (with ultra low sulfur fuel oil back-up), plus related utility infrastructure. When operating under a condition with duct firing, the electrical output could increase to a maximum total output of 630 MW. The Project would produce electricity for the regional electric power transmission grid by an interconnect with the New York Power Authority transmission line located north of the project site. Natural gas for the Facility will be provided via connections to the Millennium Pipeline located approximately 7 miles east of the Project site or by Orange and Rockland owned pipelines located east of the Facility. Process water for the Project operations will be provided via a pipeline from the City of Middletown wastewater treatment plant utilizing gray water or on-site ground water resources. Potable water will be provided to the site via a connection to the Town of Wawayanda's public water supply system. The project is located on 122 acres under option by CPV Valley LLC located in the Town of Wawayanda, Orange County bounded on the north and west by N.Y. Route 6, on the east by N.Y. Route 17M, and on the south by Interstate 84.

Contact: Ann Yates, Town of Wawayanda, P.O. Box 296, Slate Hill, NY 10973, Phone: (845) 355-5752.


Positive Declaration and Public Comment Period Extended

Westchester County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hillview Reservoir Cover may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope have been extended and will be accepted until August 22, 2008.

The action involves the proposal by NYC DEP to design, construct, and place into operation a concrete cover for the Hillview Reservoir. The project is being proposed to meet the water supply needs of the City of New York and to comply with state and federal drinking water standards. The concrete cover would be constructed on New York City owned property (the Hillview Reservoir Site) within the City of Yonkers, in Westchester County, New York.

The concrete cover will be constructed at the Hillview Reservoir Site, an approximately 150 acre site owned and operated by NYC DEP. The site is located near the southern border of Westchester County in the southeast section of the City of Yonkers. The 900 million gallon reservoir has two basins, occupies approximately 90 acres of the site, and serves to provide balancing storage and maintain adequate pressures for the New York City water supply system.

The project is located in Yonkers, New York in the area bounded by the New York State Thruway (I-87) on the west, Kimball Avenue on the east, Hillview Avenue on the South and Yonkers Avenue to the north.

Contact: Ruby Wells, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4363, E-mail: rwells@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Goshen Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Goshen Comprehensive Plan Update, Zoning Map and Zoning Code Amendments. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on August 13, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Goshen Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted by the contact person until August 28, 2008. The action involves the proposal to revise the existing 2004 Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Map and Zoning Code of the Town of Goshen to reflect a more balanced, cohesive community, making efficient use of the Town's land and natural resources. The project is located town wide in the Town of Goshen, New York.

Contact: Douglas Bloomfield, Town of Goshen, Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845)294-6996.



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