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ENB - Region 3 Notices 2/11/2009

Public Notice

Shandaken Tunnel Outlet SPDES Permit General Meeting - February 24, 2009

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, February 24, 2009, at the Catskill Mountain Foundation, Route 23A, Hunter, New York.

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: Kimberlee Kane, NYC DEP - Bureau of Water Supply, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 773-4473, E-mail: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 151 of the Code of the Village of Wappingers Falls entitled Zoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to Section 151-12.1 (outdoor lighting) of the Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Law under the provisions of Section 7-708 of the New York State Village Law and Article V of the Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Law. The amendments are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Village residents. The amendments are consistent with the recommendations of the Village's Comprehensive Plan and the Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities. The amendments will apply village wide in the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: Matt Alexander, Village of Wappingers Falls, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-8773, E-mail: matt@wappingersfallsny.gov.


Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Red Hook Communications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the colocation of the Town of Red Hook water tank and communications facility on lands owned by the Town of Red Hook. The colocation will consist of the following: a tower extension of 10 feet to make the monopole 173 feet tall, a six panel antenna will be mounted on the existing monopole at a height of 171 feet; installation of a gps unit; installation of equipment cabinets to be placed in a 20 foot x 20 foot leased area with the existing compound; and all related ground equipment and utility services (power and telephone). The project is located at the rear of Kelley Road in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Sue Crane, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4600.


Orange County - The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), as co-lead agencies, have determined that the proposed Sterling Forest State Park Comprehensive Trails Plan and Environmental Assessment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the completion by the NYS OPRHP and PIPC of the Sterling Forest State Park Comprehensive Trails Plan and Environmental Assessment to address a range of trail issues in the park. NYS OPRHP and PIPC worked cooperatively with trail user groups to assess and develop a trail system for the Park. The results and recommendations have resulted in a Comprehensive Trails Plan and Environmental Assessment. The document includes a Vision and Goals section, Inventory and Analysis of all trails, Trail System Alternatives, the Final 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 project is located in the Sterling Forest State Park in the Towns of Monroe, Tuxedo and Warwick, New York.

Contact: Nancy Pierson, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Nancy.Pierson@oprhp.state.ny.us.



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