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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/22/2008

Notice of Adoption

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections 1-0101(3)(b), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(2)(m) and 9-0105(1) the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of a new section 190.34 to 6 NYCRR, Stewart State Forest.

Effective October 22, 2008

For further information:

Robert Messenger
625 Broadway, 5th floor
Albany, NY 12233-4255
Phone: (518) 402-9428

Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Replacement of Sewage Treatment System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing waste water treatment plant at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center with a new subsurface discharge facility. The existing plant is an early 1970's package treatment plant that uses an activated sludge treatment process. Many of the key components of this system are in poor condition and failing to the point where is it is no longer feasible to repair them.

The new subsurface system will be constructed in close proximity to Lakeside Cabin colony and the Highland Lodge at TOEC as it will service nearly all of the facilities at the center. Sections of the existing wastewater collection system will be rehabilitated. Lines that are not used will be abandoned in place. The existing plant will be demolished and the area restored. The new system will include the installation of new septic tanks, a 6,000 gallon grease trap, new force mains, a pump chamber, distribution box dosing chambers and absorption fields. The project will encompass a total of approximately 3 acres.

The project is located at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Fahnestock State Park in the Town of Putnam Valley, New York.

Contact: Edwina Belding, NYS OPRHP, Phone: (518) 474-6703, Fax: (518) 474-7013, E-mail: Edwina.Belding@oprhp.state.ny.us.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Orange County - The Town of Wawayanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brookfield Resource Management 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 the close of business November 26, 2008. A public scoping session will be held on November 12, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, New York 10973. The action involves the subdivision of an existing 48 ± acre parcel of property in the IORB Zoning district into three (3) lots with one (1) of the lots being developed as a vertically integrated recycling facility. The two (2) remaining lots will be generically evaluated with regard to potential build-out based on existing zoning. Said operations will include the reduction, separation, processing and shipment of metals, plastic, glass, cardboard, paper and other recyclables. The facility will include an office building, truck and equipment repair shops, end of life vehicle dismantling, processing building, ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling and a facility to address non-recyclable materials. The project is located on Dolsontown Road approximately ½ mile east of NYS Route 17M in the Town of Wawayanda, New York.

Contact: Ann Yates, Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, P.O. Box 296, Slate Hill, NY 10973, Phone: (845) 355-5712, Fax: (518) 355-5752.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Palisades Point, Cacace Center, River Park Center and Larkin Plaza. Copies of the FEIS may be obtained from the contact listed below. The FEIS is also accessible through the City of Yonkers website at: www.yonkersNY.gov and is also available for review at the Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY and at the Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY during normal hours of operation.

The action involves the the applicant, Struever Fidelco Cappelli LLC's, proposal to redevelop several underutilized parcels in and around Downtown Yonkers and its Hudson River waterfront. As proposed, the project would create new residential, retail, office, recreational, and open space uses in the four development areas. The primary development components of the proposal include the River Park Center, Cacace Center, Larkin Plaza, and Palisades Point. The application/petition of SFC as submitted to the Yonkers City Council on October 24, 2006 provides a detailed description of the location and build program for each project component, as well as a description of the anticipated related actions. DEIS for the proposed project was accepted by the City of Yonkers City Council on March 18, 2008. The Yonkers City Council accepted the FEIS for the proposed project on October 7, 2008.

The proposed project would also include a number of improvements associated with the redevelopment such as new parking structures, amenities associated with re-exposing the Saw Mill River, and various public improvements outside the immediate redevelopment sites associated with necessary transportation and infrastructure improvements.

The project is located at various sites in Dowtown Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Rachelle Richard, City of Yonkers, 40 South Broadway, Room 403, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 377-6060, E-mail: Rocky.richard@yonkersNY.gov.

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