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ENB - Region 3 Notices 2/18/2009

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.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Kingston Landing

Site No.: C356039

Site Address: North Street, Kingston, NY 12401

County: Ulster

Requestor: Historic Kingston Waterfront, Kingston Landing, 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 March 20, 2009 to:

Jamie Folsom
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7014

Repository address:

Kingston Library
55 Franklin Street
Kingston, NY 12401


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 336023, known as Carnegie Coating Corporation. This site is located in the town of Minisink in the county of Orange and is located at the intersection of State Line Road and Carnegie Road. The reason for deletion is:

- Investigations by the NYS DEC never identified a consequential amount of hazardous waste at this site.

- Two areas with localized contamination in soils and sediment were excavated and removed from the site.

- Post excavation sampling determined that soil cleanup values met required levels. Post excavation sampling of groundwater and drinking water confirmed that drinking and groundwater standards were met.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome and should be sent to the Project Manager:

William A. Buskey
NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696

All written comments must be received by March 20, 2009. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters in New Paltz, New York.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Wappingers Falls Water Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Wappingers Falls Water Source/Supply Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves facility improvements to the Village of Wappingers Falls Water Source and Supply, which are designed to create an adequate, stable and dependable water source and supply for the Village, and are required to bring the Village's Water Source and Supply into compliance with current and expected future federal, New York State, and Dutchess County regulations governing public water supplies. The proposed improvements would include the following: complete connection of Well No. 7; drill and complete new Well No. 7A; replace and expand water softeners; install new UV disinfection system as primary disinfection method; modify chlorine disinfection system for residual disinfection of distribution system only; replace and reconfigure plant piping; expand existing buildings for the new plant systems; install backup power generator; install automated control system and telemetry; replace existing electric lines with new underground service; install new security features (such as fences and lights); and upgrade all existing water meters with "Radio-Read" meters. In addition, the new plant would include a restroom, test bench and storage area for repair parts for the softeners and disinfection systems, and the new building and existing facilities would be upgraded to be ADA compliant. One off-site improvement would be made to the distribution system consisting of the construction of a remote chlorine injection site near the center of the Village in one of two possible sites: the Village Hall or a property on South Remsen Avenue adjacent to the Village Post Office. The project is located on NYS Route 9D (West Main Street) in the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: Rob Alfonso, Village of Wappingers Falls, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-8773.


Ulster County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), as co-lead agencies, have determined that the proposed Adoption of a Master Plan for Franny Reese State Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) have worked together with The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. to develop a Master Plan for Franny Reese State Park. Franny Reese State Park is a 249 acre park. The plan provides for protection of the park's important natural and cultural resources including designation of a portion of the park as a Park Preservation Area. It also includes opportunities for the public to enjoy the park by providing a parking areas and a trail network with scenic viewing areas. The park is located adjacent to the west side of the Hudson River directly south of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in the Town of Lloyd, 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.


Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Warburton Riverview Workforce Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by the Greystone Foundation to redevelop a .52 acre parcel in downtown Yonkers as a 12 story, 192,168 square foot mixed use workforce housing condominium consisting of approximately 114,008 square feet of residential space (105 live-work units), 8,870 square feet of ground floor retail space, and 151 parking spaces. The project is located at 54 aka 56 Warburton Avenue in the City of Yonkers, New York

Contact: Lee Ellman, City of Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 200, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 377-6558, E-mail: Lee.ellman@yonkersny.gov.


Westchester County - The Town of Mamaroneck Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Winged Foot Golf Club - Griffen Avenue Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed subdivision of an existing parcel to create one single-family residential building lot. The project is located at 851 Fenimore Road in the Town of Mamaroneck, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Paul, Town of Mamaroneck, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 381-7845.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The City of Kingston Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Retail Store (CVS Pharmacy) - Washington Avenue/Schwenk Drive will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a public comment period commencing with the date of this notice until the close of business March 20, 2009. The action involves the construction of a 12,900 square foot retail store and pharmacy, with drive thru and associated on and off-site improvements. The project is located at 416 Washington Avenue and 167 Schwenk Drive in the City of Kingston, New York.

The conditions are:

1. Prior to the issuance of any certificate of occupancy for the project the applicant shall:

a) Complete cleanup of the project site in accordance with a remediation plan approved by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC).

b) Add vehicle detection to the existing Washington Avenue/Schwenk Drive/ Hurley Avenue traffic signal. To do this, presence loops will be installed in the left turn lanes, and micro wave detectors will be added for the through lanes. The existing pedestrian push buttons and displays will be operational.

c) Dedicate to the City of Kingston in a form satisfactory to the Corporation Counsel the section of the sidewalk along Washington Avenue adjacent to the project site to accommodate the street widening by New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) at a later date.

2. A full access entrance at Washington Avenue shall not be permitted at inception of project operation. Instead, the Washington Avenue driveway access shall be initially signed to prohibit left turns in and out of the project. Thereafter, from the date of project opening and signal functionality, for a period of 30 days traffic will be monitored during the PM peak hour to verify the queuing projections contained in the CME Analysis. Maximum vehicular queue lengths will be observed for each signal cycle. If the average of all queues observed is less than or equal to 12 vehicles or 150 feet (per CME projection), then the Planning Board will allow for these findings to open the access to full movements. Turn restriction signs will be removed. From the date the Washington Avenue entrance is permitted to function as full access and for a period of 30 days, traffic will again be monitored utilizing the same procedure detailed above.

If at such time the average of all queues observed is still less than or equal to 12 vehicles or 150 feet, and safety statistics do not contradict the continued use, the driveway will be permitted to permanently function as full access without restriction. If the monitoring reveals that the average of all queues observed is greater than 12 vehicles or 150 feet, then the restricted access condition shall be reinstituted and shall remain until such time as actual conditions change or improvements are made to the highway system that would permit a full access entrance.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City of Kingston, Phone: (845) 334-3955, E-mail: scahill@ci.kingston.ny.us.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Montgomery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Taylor Biomass Gasification to Energy Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by Taylor Holdings Group, Ltd. to expand upon an existing, permitted, recycling facility. The proposed facility would handle, daily, 950 tons of municipal solid waste, construction and demolition material and 100 tons of wood waste, which after sorting and removal of recyclable materials, would be used to produce a syngas to power a small onsite electric gernating facility. In futherance the applicant petitioned the Town Board of the Town of Montgomery to amend the Town's Zoning Code and Zoning Map. The project is located at 350 Neely Road in the Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Charles T. Bazydlo, Town of Montgomery Attorney, 5 Howard Seely Road, Thompson Ridge, NY 10985, Phone: (845) 361-3668.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Dobbs Ferry Planning Board and Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Stop and Shop Renovation. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dobbs Ferry Village Hall. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the Public Hearing. The action involves a 7,780 square foot expansion (6,200 square feet of which will consist of floor area and the balance of which will consist of the addition of a 1.580 square foot enclosed loading dock) and existing 27,280 square foot Stop and Shop supermarket, together with the construction of a town story, 6,000 square foot, commercial building and parking lot on an adjacent vacant lot. An existing 8,127 square foot basement area in the Stop and Shop store would remain unchanged. After the proposed expansion, development on the two parcels would be 40,860 square feet (excluding the Stop and Shop basement), of which only 13,780 square feet is new space. Parking for 168 vehicles will be provided as part of the proposed action. The project is located at 390 Broadway, at Broadway and Walgrove Avenue in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Contact: Patricia Harney, Village of Dobbs Ferry, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, Phone: (914) 693-2203.




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