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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/6/2009

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Highlands Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Highlands Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a Comprehensive Plan to provide guidance on land use and development issues currently facing the Town. The Plan examines historic, current, and projected patterns of land use, demographic and economic change. From these factors and input from the Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Plan provides detailed goals and objectives and plan proposals that would guide future land, economic development and policy issues. The project is located town wide in the Town of Highlands, New York.

Contact: Cornelius Hoss, Saccardi and Schiff, Inc., 445 Hamilton Ave, Suite 404, White Plains, NY 10601, E-mail: cjhoss@saccschiff.com.

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gomez Mill House will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan for the construction of a visitors parking lot and access drive off Mill House Road with associated drainage improvements and landscaping. The applicant is also proposing to make minor improvements around the historic building. The project is located at 1 Mill House Road, off Route 9W on the Newburgh/Marlborough border in the Town of Newburgh, New York.

Contact: John Ewasutyn, Town of Newburgh, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: (845) 564-7804.

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mombaccus Excavating, Inc. Mine Consolidation and Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application by Mombaccus Excavating, Inc. for a 5 year renewal and modification of its Mined Land Reclamation permit to merge two adjacent mines that it owns; the "Mombaccus Excavating Mine" (DEC#30578) and the "Rochester Center Development Mine" (DEC# 30496) to become the "Rochester Center Road Mine." Both of the existing mines are owned by the applicant, Mombaccus Excavating, Inc., and the new combined mine will be operated as a single mine. The applicant proposed the following modifications to create the single mine:

• Mine the 13 acre middle ridge that currently separates the two mines.
• Improve interior drainage by mining some sections of the mine 30 feet deeper.
• Eliminate one of the existing mine entrance roads on Rochester Center Road.

The applicant does not propose any changes to the production, processing, mining and reclamation method, or to the hours of operation for this combined mine. The total approved acreage for the two existing mines is currently 88 acres. Mining the center ridge would add approximately 13 acres, for a new total life-of-mine area of 101 acres, on a combined property 269 acres in size. All of the proposed 13 acre expansion is internal. The two mines are located on the south side of Rochester Center Road, immediately east of its intersection with Samsonville Road, in the Town of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Michael D. Merriman, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3165.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town Board of the Town of Ramapo, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zone Change Petition for Patrick Farms. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 4, 2009 at 8:02 p.m. at the Joseph P. Lawrence Community Health and Sports Center at 115 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn, NY 10931. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 8, 2009. A copy of the Draft EIS may be obtained from the contact person listed below and is also available online at: www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/patrickfarm. The action involves the rezoning of approximately 61 acres from R-40 to MR-8 to allow construction of 497 dwellings on a total project site of approximately 208.5 acres consisting of single family, townhouse and condominium units and 24 rental apartments for community service workers. The project is located south of the route 306/202 intersection; west of Route 306 and east of Route 202 in the Town of Ramapo, New York.

Contact: Alan Simon, Town of Ramapo, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901, Phone: (845) 357-5100.

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