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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/01/2008

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Cohasset Sewage Collection System Replacement and Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by NYS OPRHP, Palisades Region to replace the existing Lake Cohasset Sewage Collection System (SCS). This system is seasonally operated and serves staff offices and numerous cabins and group bath houses. The agency also proposes to improve, through rehabilitation and/or component replacement, the existing WWTP at Lake Cohasset. This treatment plant treats domestic wastewater from three group camp facilities on Upper Cohasset Lake and Lower Cohasset Lake. The purpose of this project is to ensure adequate sewage collection and treatment services at this heavily used and publicly accessible State Park facility. The project is located at Lake Cohasset in the Harriman State Park, Town of Tuxedo, New York.

Contact: Nancy Pierson, NYS OPRHP, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Nancy.Pierson@oprhp.state.ny.us.


Orange and Rockland Counties - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lakes Sebago and Kanawauke Sewage Collection Systems (SCS) Replacement and Lake Sebago Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Projects will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by NYS OPRHP, Palisades Region to replace the existing Lake Sebago and Lake Kanawauke SCS and improvement, through rehabilitation and/or component replacement, of the existing Lake Sebago WWTP. The action includes replacement of aging SCS lines with new high density polyethylene pipe and improvement of an aging but serviceable WWTP. This system is seasonally operated and serves the publicly accessible Lake Sebago bathing beach, staff offices, and numerous group camps and bath houses. The agency also proposes to extend the Lake Sebago WWTP discharge outfall further into Lake Sebago. The purpose of this project is to ensure adequate sewage collection and treatment services are provided to this heavily used and publicly accessible State Park facility. The project is located at Lake Sebago and Lake Kanawauke in the Harriman State Park in the Town of Haverstraw, Rockland County and the Town of Tuxedo, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Nancy Pierson, NYS OPRHP, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Nancy.Pierson@oprhp.state.ny.us.


Rockland County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beaver Pond Sewage Collection System (SCS) Replacement and Lake Welch Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvement Projects will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by NYS OPRHP, Palisades Region to replace the existing Beaver Pond SCS and improvement, through rehabilitation and/or component replacement, of the existing Lake Welch WWTP. This system is seasonally operated and serves staff offices, a publicly accessible bathing beach, and numerous individual publicly accessible campsites. The proposed action includes replacement of aging SCS lines with new high density polyethylene pipe and improvement to an aging but serviceable WWTP. The agency also proposes to extend the Lake Welch WWTP discharge outfall further into Lake Welch. The purpose of this action is to ensure adequate sewage collection and treatment services are provided to this heavily used and publicly accessible State Park bathing area and campground. The project is located at the Beaver Pond Campground and Lake Welch Beach in the Harriman State Park, Town of Stony Point, New York.

Contact: Nancy Pierson, NYS OPRHP, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Nancy.Pierson@oprhp.state.ny.us.


Sullivan County - The Town of Thompson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Holiday Inn Express Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal of a development program for the 71.1 acre site to consist of the following:

Phase I: An 89 room motel and conference center to be developed on a three acre portion of the 20.1 acre front panel with direct access from Route 42. This project is the subject of an application for site plan and special use permit approval. A four lot subdivision of the parcel is proposed concurrently.

Phase II: Conceptual development of the remainder of the 20.1 acre front panel includes three additional buildings for commercial use with a total floor area of appoximately 21,200 square feet and a proposed public road through the site from Route 42 to the rear 51 acre parcel.

Phase III: Conceptual development of the remaining 51 acre parcel, which extends to Rock Ridge Lane includes approximately 150,000 square feet of retail floor area, which may include a restaurant and office space, and residential development of 48 units on Rock Ridge Lane. A proposed public road will bisect this parcel and complete the roadway connection from Route 42 to Rock Ridge Lane.

The project is located on Route 42 in the Town of Thompson, New York.

Contact: James Lyttle, Town of Thompson Planning Board, Town of Thompson Town Hall, 4052 Route 42, Monticello, New York, 12701, Phone: (845) 794-2500.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Chester Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hills of Chester Realty Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the subdivsion of a 41.5 acre parcel for a proposed residential realty subdivision totaling 20 lots with approximately 4,400 linear feet of proposed Town roadway. One access will be from the existing Whispering Hills development in the Village of Chester and one access, restricted to school buses and emergency vehicles, will be onto Danielle Court in the Town of Goshen. The project is located in the Town of Chester, New York bordered by NYS Route 17 on the east, the Town of Goshen boundary on the north and Whispering Hills in the Village of Chester on the south and west.

The conditions are: The applicant must engage the services of a qualified noise expert to conduct a noise study with respect to the impacts of the adjoining NYS Route 17 traffic flow noise on the future homeowners of Lots #11, #16, #18 and #20. Such study will determine what adverse noise impacts, if any, will generate from the Route 17 traffic flow and recommend reasonable mitigation measures to simulate normal residential background noise. Any needed mitigation will be required by the Planning Board as part of the subdivision final approval process.

Contact: Raymond G. Johanson, Town of Chester Planning Board, Town of Chester Town Hall, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester, NY 10918, Phone: (845) 469-7000, ext. 308.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of Amenia Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Silo Ridge Resort Community. The action involves the development of 338 dwelling units consisting of 297 condominiums, 41 single family homes, a resort hotel with a total of up to 300 rooms (and containing up to 367 bedrooms that will be available for seperate rental by hotel guests), a banquet space, two restaurants, a conference space and a spa and wellness center. The existing golf course has been proposed to be upgraded and improved. A portion of the proposed project area has steeply sloping terrain and contains approximately 26.5 ± acres of State and Federal wetlands. The site will have two access points from NYS Route 22, including the existing entrance to the Silo Ridge Country Club and three access points from US Route 44. The proposed development will be served by on site wells and a wastewater treatment plant. The project is located west of Route 22, north and south of Route 44 in the Town of Amenia, New York.

Contact: Lana Anguin, Town of Amenia, P.O. Box 126, Amenia, NY 12501, Phone: (845) 373-7392, E-mail: asstuper@ameniany.gov.



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