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ENB - Region 3 Notices 4/8/2009

Public Notice

Application for Emission Reduction Credits

Applicant: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
401 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965

Facility: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
401 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965

DEC ID Number: 3-3924-00025/00835

Project Location: Pearl River, Rockland County

Project Description: The Department has made a tentative decision to approve an application for emission reduction credits (ERCs) for past reductions which were the result of the shutdown of various units at the Wyeth Pharmaceuticals facility at Pearl River and surrendering of the corresponding Certificates to Operate for the emission points. Since the emission points were not included in the current Title V permit, no permit modification is required. The applicant has requested 1.39 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 2.06 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Department will retain 25% of the ERCs, therefore, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals will receive 1.04 tons of NOx reduction and 1.55 tons of VOC reduction. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYS DEC - Region 3 Office.

Contact: Kenneth R. Grzyb, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Air Resources, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3048.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Pawling Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Repeal of Town of Pawling Code Chapter 115 entitled Game Rooms and Arcades will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the repeal of town's Code Chapter 115 entitled Game Rooms and Arcades. The project is located throughout the Town of Pawling.

Contact: Beth Coursen, Town of Pawling, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling, NY 12564, Phone: (845) 855-4464.


Orange County - The Village of Tuxedo Park Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Introductory Law 2 of 2009 amending Chapter 70 (Peace and Good Order) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment which would further specify the type of noise generating snow and ice removals that are exempted from the restricted activities that create noise beyond the property so as to better maintain the peace and good order of the Village. It will also modify the timing of normal property maintenance, to better ensure that such noise generating activities might be done in such a manner and at such times so to better maintain the peace and good order of the Village. The snow/ice removal exemption contained in Section 70-6(B)(ii) is further defined so as to allow the use of snow blowers and other machinery designed for the purpose of removing snow or ice, and prohibiting snow or ice removal by means of leaf blowers and other similar equipment. The project is located throughout the Village of Tuxedo Park, New York.

Contact: Houston Stebbins, Village of Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo Park Village Hall, 80 Lorillard Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-4745.


Rockland County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry-Haverstraw Landside Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a permanent ferry pier, temporary surface parking lot and a shelter for passengers; dredging of 49,000 cubic yards of material to re-establish a pre-existing navigation channel; construction of a multi-level parking garage and ferry terminal. The project is located northeast of the eastern terminus of Main Street along the Hudson River in the Village of Haverstraw, New York.

Contact: Michael Kohut, Village of Haverstraw, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927, Phone: (845) 429-0300.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rockland County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed United Water New York Inc. (UWNY) Haverstraw Water Supply Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared. The project is a proposal by UWNY, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, to construct a desalination facility in the Town of Haverstraw, New York to produce potable water from the Hudson River. The project would withdraw up to 10 million gallons per day (mgd) of water from the Hudson River. The proposal includes: a raw water intake unit and pumping station that would be located along the Hudson River, near a dock formerly operated by U.S. Gypsum; a desalination facility/water treatment plant which would be located upslope, on lands of the former Haverstraw Landfill; a raw water transmission line between the two facilities; potable water main route(s) connecting the water treatment plant to existing water utility infrastructure; and pipelines to transmit effluent from the water treatment plant to the Haverstraw Joint Regional Sewage Treatment Plant (sewage treatment plant). A temporary pilot plant will be constructed and operated for a 12-18 month period to gather data in support of design and operation assessments and decisions. Significant environmental issues which the NYS DEC has preliminarily identified include, but are not limited to: effects on aquatic species and habitats; water quality in the reach of the Hudson River where the intake is proposed; water supply allocation including cross-watershed transport; suitability of the landfill site; ability of the sewage treatment plant to handle the proposed effluent; energy demands of the desalination pre-treatment and treatment technologies; and relative impacts and viability of possible alternatives to desalination, including demand reduction.

NYS DEC will conduct public scoping to identify issues of public concern and permit inclusion of relevant, substantive public issues in the final written scope. Public comments should address any additional issues, topics or studies which should be considered for inclusion in the Draft EIS to be prepared for the project.

UWNY has prepared a preliminary Draft EIS which the NYS DEC is treating as a draft scope. The draft scope is available on-line at: http://www.haverstrawwatersupplyproject.com/index.php/draft-environmental-impact-study-deis.html, or from the contact person listed at the end of this notice. Print copies are available for review at the following locations:

Office of the Town Clerk
Haverstraw Town Hall
One Rosman Road
Garnerville, NY 10923
Phone: (845) 429 -2200

Haverstraw Kings Daughters Public Library at Rosman Center
10 West Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923
Phone: (845) 786-3800.

Interested individuals and entities are encouraged to provide any detailed or extensive comments in writing. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted through May 22, 2009. NYS DEC will also hold a public scoping meeting to receive comments on the proposed scope for the Haverstraw Water Supply Project Draft EIS. Two sessions have been scheduled on Thursday, May 7, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The scoping meetings will be held at the Haverstraw Town Hall , One Rosman Road, Garnerville, NY 10923.

Representatives of NYS DEC and the project sponsors will present brief descriptions of the review process and the proposed project. Reference copies of the draft scope will be available at the meeting site. Speaking times may be limited to accommodate all attendees, if necessary. Oral comments will be received but interested individuals and entities are encouraged to provide detailed or extensive comments in writing.

Written comments may be submitted by mail to the address below, or by e-mail to depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us (For email, the subject line must include the words "UWNY Scoping").

Contact: Jeremy Rosenthal, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9159.



Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS and Extension of Public Comment Period

Ulster County - The Village of New Paltz Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Stoneleigh Woods at New Paltz. The comment period on the Supplemental Draft EIS has been extended and comments will be accepted until July 15, 2009 or 30 days following the receipt of an additional wetlands study report, whichever is later. Paper copies of the SDEIS are available at: Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561 and at the Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561. The online version of the SDEIS is available at this publically accessible website: http://www.villageofnewpaltz.org/portal/.

The action involves the development of a total of 116 single family dwelling units and a 24 unit senior apartment building on a 63.3 ± acre property. The Revised Action consists of 60 single family units, 56 semi-attached townhouse duplex units and 24 age-restricted apartments reserved for those aged 55 and older. The Revised Action would utilize both municipal water and sewer services, and the project sponsor proposes to provide the necessary improvements to connect to the Village's existing water and sewer infrastructure. As proposed, approximately 21 acres would be affected or physically disturbed by the construction of the Revised Action. The project is located east of Sunset Ridge Road and south of Hummel Road in the Village of New Paltz, New York.

Contact: Alison Shestakofsky, P.O. Box 877, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 255-3055, E-mail: planningboard@villageofnewpaltz.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of Bedford Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seven Springs Residential Subdivision (Subdivision of land in the Town of Bedford only). Copies of the FEIS are available for inspection from the contact person listed below, the Bedford Office of the Town Clerk, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY; the Bedford Village Library, Bedford, NY; the Bedford Hills Library, Bedford Hills, NY; the Katonah Village Library Katonah, NY and on the website: www.bedfordny.info.

The action involves a modification by the applicant of the prior application for subdivision approval of the Seven Springs site submitted to the Planning Boards of the Town of Bedford and Town of North Castle in 2004. As modified, the application is now for the subdivision of only the portion of the Seven Springs site within the Town of Bedford into ten (10) lots; seven (7) lots for new single family residences, one (1) lot for the existing "Nonesuch" home, and one (1) lot for a private equestrian facility. The Meyer Estate house will remain on the existing 103.8 acre lot in the Town of North Castle, with access over its existing driveway from a proposed new private road in the Town of Bedford. No new development or access to the site is currently proposed in the Town of North Castle or the Town of New Castle. The project is located on Oregon Road and Sarles Street in the Town of Bedford, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey Osterman, Town of Bedford, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, Phone: (914) 666-4434.



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