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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/1/2009

Public Notice

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Notice Region 3 - Designation of Critical Environmental Area

The Town of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, has designated the following lands as Critical Environmental Areas (CEAs):

(1) Hogback Hill CEA. The boundaries of The Hogback Hill CEA are depicted on a map named "Hogback Hill Critical Environmental Area" and described by tax parcel identification numbers, published with Town Board Resolution #7 of April 27, 2009. This resolution designated the CEA. The environmental characteristics which were the basis for the designation of the CEA include a natural setting with an inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity to change that may be adversely affected by change, contains rare habitats and/or species and would be sensitive to modification.

(2) Indian Kill CEA. The boundaries of The Indian Kill CEA are depicted on a map named "Indian Kill Critical Environmental Area" and described by tax parcel identification numbers, published Town Board Resolution #7 of April 27, 2009. This resolution designated the CEA. The environmental characteristics which were the basis for the designation of the CEA include a natural setting with an inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity to change that may be adversely affected by change, contains rare habitats and/or species and would be sensitive to modification.

(3) Maritje Kill CEA. The boundaries of The Maritje Kill CEA are depicted on a map named "Maritje Kill Critical Environmental Area" and described by tax parcels identification numbers, published with Town Board Resolution #7 of April 27, 2009. This resolution designated the CEA. The environmental characteristics which were the basis for the designation of the CEA include a natural setting with an inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity to change that may be adversely affected by change, contains rare habitats and/or species and would be sensitive to modification.

(4) Vanderburgh Cove CEA. The boundaries of The Vanderburgh Kill CEA are depicted on a map named "Vanderburgh Cove Critical Environmental Area" and described by tax parcel identification numbers, published with Town Board Resolution #7 of April 27, 2009. This resolution designated the CEA. The environmental characteristics which were the basis for the designation of the CEA include a natural setting with an inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity to change that may be adversely affected by change, contains rare habitats and/or species and would be sensitive to modification.

Contact: Carole A. Clearwater, Town Board of Hyde Park, P.O. Box 311, Hyde Park, New York 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 ext.5.


Notice of Public Hearing

Yukiguni Maitake Manufacturing Corporation of America

Date:
July 15, 2009

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Town of Mamakating Town Hall

Application / Project Identification No.: 3-4840-00206/00001

This notice is issued pursuant to Part 621 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 70 (New York State Uniform Procedures Act [UPA]) of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC or Department) has determined that a legislative public hearing will be held on July 15, 2009 at 7:00 P.M at the Town of Mamakating Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY 12790 to accept unsworn, oral comments on the applications for permits submitted by Yukiguni Maitake Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMCA). Comments related to issues regarding the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) review of this project are not a part of this hearing and are the responsibility of the Town of Mamakating Planning Board in its role as the SEQR Lead Agency.

Name of Action: Proposed Maitake Mushroom Production and Processing Facility, Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County.

SEQR Status: Type 1 - Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) accepted March 15, 2005 by the Town of Mamakating Planning Board, as the lead agency.

Description of Project: The applicant, YMMCA, has applied to NYS DEC for permits associated with the construction and operation of a Maitake mushroom production and processing facility to be located on a 47.8 ± acre property at the southeast corner of the intersection of NYS Route 209 and McDonald Road. Operation of the facility at full build out will require the withdrawal of up to 438,000 gallons per day (gpd) of groundwater for use in a geothermal heating and cooling system and the production process. This water will be discharged to an infiltration basin following the "once through " flow process. Approximately 95,000 gpd will be consumed (evaporation and mushroom production) during this process resulting in a flow of up to 303,000 gpd of geothermal cooling/heating water, 34,500 gpd of mushroom processing water and 500 gpd of boiler blowdown water back into the infiltration basin.

Sanitary wastewater (3,640 gpd design flow) from the facility will be discharged to a subsurface disposal system.

Two stormwater basins with outfall structures are also proposed to manage stormwater runoff from the facility. Construction of these structures will require some work to be within 100 feet of state regulated wetland WU-11 and the wetland itself, with discharge flows from these basins proposed to flow into this wetland.

Permits Required: State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) - Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), Article 17 and Parts 750 - 758 of Title 6 of the the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) for the discharge of sanitary and process waste water; SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities, ECL Article 17 and Parts 750 - 758 of 6 NYCRR and Freshwater Wetlands, ECL Article 24 and 6 NYCRR Part 663.

Availability of Application Documents:
Copies of the filed application documents and Department draft permits are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department's Region 3 office located at 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561. Please call: Alec Ciesluk at: (845) 256-3041 if you wish to schedule an appointment to review these records.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A Cultural Resource Survey has been completed. Based upon information provided, the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has determined that the project will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeoplogical sites or historic structures.

Public Hearing: As a result of the written comments received after publication of the notice of complete application, dated April 21, 2009, for this project, the Department has determined to hold a legislative hearing to receive additional public comment. The hearing to receive comments on the permit applications and draft SPDES permit will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Mamakating Town Hall.

It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the legislative hearing. All those individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to provide comments are encouraged to attend. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Written comments are also welcome up to 10 days after the close of this hearing and should be mailed to the Department`s contact person, Alexander Ciesluk, Jr. at the address noted below. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. The hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Pursuant to the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), interpreter services shall be made available to hearing impaired persons, at no charge, upon written request to the Department`s contact person.

Department Staff's Position: The NYS DEC staff has tentatively determined that the proposed project is in accordance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations for which applications for permits have been submitted. The Department has prepared a draft SPDES permit for the public's review. The Department has also reviewed a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) prepared for the project and has made a determination that the plan complies with the requirements for coverage under the State`s SPDES General Permit For Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities (Permit No. GP-0-08-001).

For further information, contact:

Alexander F. Ciesluk, Jr.
NYS DEC - Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3041


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Red Hook Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bard College Water Treatment Plant Storage Tank Amended Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to construct a 36 foot internal diameter (ID) x 42.7 foot high water storage tank at an existing water treatment plant. The project is located on Blithewood Road on the Bard College Campus in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Betty Mae Van Parys, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4613.


Westchester County - The Village of Larchmont, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lorenzen Park Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of two proposed natural grass baseball fields within the existing Village park facility. The proposed site improvements include the following: an amended root zone mix for playing field surfaces, minor surface regrading, installation of drainage infrastructure, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) ShallowWestland (W-1) and porous pavement Stormwater Management Practices (SMPs) for water quality and quantity controls and pollutant removal, construction of a dry snack concession stand and storage shed, modification to existing gravel parking area (installation of curbed and landscaped islands, striping, pavement markings and porous pavement). The project is located at the intersection of Deane Place and Lorenzen Street (adjacent to US Route 1) in Larchmont, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth N. Feld, Village of Larchmont, Village Hall, 120 Larchmont Street, Larchmont, NY 10538, Phone: (914) 834-6230.




Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Sullivan County - The Village of Bloomingburg Village Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Villages at Chestnut Ridge. The FEIS is available for reivew at: www.chestnutridgeSEQRA.com.

The action involves the Planned Development Unit Development application for a residential community on approximately 198 acres of land and will entail the construction of a community center, community park and a swimming pol. The project will also include the construction of 396 residential townhouse units. Other improvements with the project include the construction of a new central water system, central sewer collection and conveyance system. Finally the project will require an upgrade and expansion of the existing Village of Bloomingburg Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The expansion will consist of the construction of a entirely new WWTP, the construction will be undertaken by the applicant and title hereto will be turned over to the Village of Bloomingburg upon its completion. The project is located on Winterton Road in the Village of Bloomingburg, New York.

Contact: Mark Berentsen, Village of Bloomingburg, P.O. Box 341/13, North Road, Bloomingburg, NY 12721, Phone: 9845) 733-1400.


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