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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/12/2008

Public Notice

Sterling Forest State Park Comprehensive Trails Plan and Environmental Assessment

The Sterling Forest State Park Comprehensive Trails Plan and Environmental Assessment has been completed by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP or Agency) and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) to address a range of trail issues in the Park. During the development of the Master Plan (2001), it was determined that trail issues would be best served if addressed within the scope of a comprehensive trails plan. Over the past several years, the NYS OPRHP and PIPC worked cooperatively with trail user groups to assess and develop a trail system for the Park. The results and recommendations are presented in the Draft Trails Plan.

The document includes a Vision and Goals section, Inventory and Analysis of all trails, Trail System Alternatives, the Draft Plan, and an Environmental Review section. Trail uses in the Plan include single track and family hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and interpretive trails. Efforts have been made to provide linkages to trail systems outside of the Park including the Appalachian Trail, Harriman State Park and trail systems located in New Jersey.

The Draft Plan and SEQRA Environmental Assessment can be found on the NYS OPRHP website at: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/. The Agency will accept comments on this document until close of business December 5, 2008. The Agency intends to issue a negative declaration under SEQRA and adopt a final plan in December 2008.

Contact: Robert W. Reinhardt, Bureau of Resource and Facility Planning, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, 17th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 486-2909, Fax: (518) 474-7013, E-mail: Robert.Reinhardt@oprhp.state.ny.us.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Utility Platers, Inc./Kingston Diagnostics

Site No.: C356035

Site Address: 416 Washington Avenue/167 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401

County: Ulster

Requestor: Northeast Retail Leasing & Management Company, LLC

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 (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

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.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by December 12, 2008 to:

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

Repository address:

City of Kingston Library
Jennifer Sweeney, Reference Librarian
55 Franklin Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 331-0507


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Somers Square

Site No.: C360106

Site Address: 95 US Route 6
Somers Square, New York 10509

County: Westchester

Requestor: BVS Acquisitions Co., Inc.

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 (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

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.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by December 12, 2008 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway, 11th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7020
Attention: Dan Lanners

Repository address:

Somers Public Library
REIS Park, P.O. Box 443
Route 139
Somers, New York 10589


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former M. Argueso and Co., Inc.

Site No.: C360108

Site Address: 441-442 Waverly Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

County: Westchester

Requestor: New Waverly Avenue Associates, LLC

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 (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

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.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by December 12, 2008 to:

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

Repository address:

Mamaroneck Village Office
Village Manager
Village Hall at the Regatta
123 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543


Extension of Public Scoping Comment Period

Hudson River Valley Resort (AKA Williams Lake Redevelopment)

A State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Positive Declaration and Public Scoping was noticed in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on September 24, 2008, with the comment period ending November 7, 2008.

At the request of the Town of Rosendale, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has agreed to a 14 day extension of the public comment period ending close of business November 21, 2008.

Comments can be sent by mail to: Rebecca S. Crist, NYS DEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620: or by E-mail to: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Town of Ulster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning, Site Plan and Subdivision Approvals for the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Parking Lot Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval of a 66 space parking lot expansion and related infrastructure on 1.65 acres of land and associated rezoning of .80 acres of said lands, together with a lot line revision to comprise a 5.76 acre premises. The project is located on the westerly side of Morton Boulevard in the Town of Ulster, New York.

Contact: Ozzie Beichert, Town of Ulster Planning Board, 1 Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, New York 12449, Phone: (845) 340-3884.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hidden Cove on the Hudson. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ossining Operation Center, 101 Route 9A, Ossining. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 16, 2008. The Draft EIS is posted on the Town's website: villageofossining.org.

The action involves the construction of 132 dwelling units in four buildings, including: the renovated Brandreth Pill Factory building containing 24 units; an adjacent annex building with 40 units; a 56 unit Plateau building; and 12 townhouse units to the west at the base of the Plateau. The plan would include a total of 324 parking spaces, 256 of which would be garage spaces and 69 of which would be surface parking spaces. A portion of the existing Brandreth Pill Factory will be restored and used as a museum. The project would involve the rezoning of a portion of the site from PRD to WD-2. Among the required approvals for the project are amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Map, and a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. A number of other approvals and permits are required from Boards, Agencies and Government Officials as described in the DEIS. The project is located at 36 Water Street in the Village of Ossining, New York.

Contact: Valerie M. Monastra, Village of Ossining Planning Board, 101 Route 9A, P.O. 1166, Ossining, NY 10562, Phone: (914) 762-6232.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Yonkers Community Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Alexander Street Master Plan, Alexander Street Urban Renewal Plan, and Alexander Street Brownfield Opportunity Area Plan. The FGEIS is available for review at the Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701 and at the Office of Community Development, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 312, Yonkers, NY 10701 during normal business hours. The FGEIS is also available on the City of Yonkers website: http://www.yonkersny.gov/index.aspx?page=1148. Additional copies of the FGEIS may be obtained thorough the Lead Agency contact identified below.

The action involves the adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan, Master Plan, and Brownfield Opportunity Area Plan for the redevelopment, improvement, and enhancement of an approximately 153 acre area (112 acres of land) adjacent to the Hudson River. A Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) is a recently created New York State program designed to assist in the planning for the clean up and redevelopment of a collection of sites which qualify as "Brownfields" due to the presence of contamination on said sites. A BOA is eligible for funding assistance for the planning of the remediation, redevelopment and eventual reuse of the sites.

The Proposed Action consists of plans based on long-range planning efforts that reflect a city-wide perspective on the most appropriate uses for the use of downtown waterfront land. Although specific building programs are not yet defined, the Proposed Action contemplates the redevelopment of the subject area as a mixed-use residential community consisting of approximately 3,752 residential units, approximately 423,200 square feet of neighborhood retail and commercial space, and substantial new and enhanced public parkland and enhanced public access to the Hudson River. Roadway relocations within the redevelopment area and infrastructure improvements are also contemplated. Associated actions may include condemnation and conveyance of real property, street demapping actions as applicable, amendments to the City Zoning Code and zoning map, and potential applications by the City for State and/or Federal funding and/or for State and/or Federal permits and approvals to accomplish any of the above. The project area is roughly bounded to the east by the Metro-North Railroad, Wells Avenue to the south, and JFK Memorial Drive to the north; the City owned JFK Marina Park and Trevor Park are included within the area in the City of Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Louis C. Kirven, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 377-6650, E-mail: daisy.colon@yonkersny.gov.





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