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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/15/2009

Public Notice

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDLs

This notice announces the availability of Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) revisions as proposed for the East Branch Reservoir relative to the draft State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Peach Lake Environmental Center Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through August 14, 2009.

Background: Phase II TMDLs for the nineteen reservoirs in the New York City Watershed were submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in June of 2000. These TMDLs were ultimately approved by US EPA on October 17, 2000.

The New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (January, 1997) described the process for developing phosphorus TMDLs in the watershed. Phase II Phosphorus TMDLs have been an important part in the overall effort to protect the New York City reservoirs from the adverse effects of excessive nutrient loadings. As a result of the Peach Lake Phosphorus TMDL and the planned construction of the Peach Lake Environmental Center WWTP, NYS DEC is proposing a revision of the East Branch Reservoir TMDL for phosphorus that will result in a net decrease in phosphorus loading to the East Branch Reservoir. Specifically:

The Draft SPDES Permit for the Peach Lake Environmental Center WWTP includes a phosphorus limit of 0.1 mg/l. This is not a new source of phosphorus to the East Branch Reservoir. The sewering of the Peach Lake watershed will both eliminate phosphorus loads from on site septic systems to Peach Lake and significantly reduce current phosphorus loads to the East Branch Reservoir. The phosphorus loading from on site septic systems in the Peach Lake watershed had previously been accounted for in the nonpoint source load or load allocation (LA) component of the East Branch Reservoir Phosphorus TMDL. The drafting of the aforementioned SPDES permit necessitates a shifting of the on site septic system phosphorus load to the point source or waste load allocation (WLA) component.

Information: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html#small, or by contacting the NYS DEC Bureau of Water Assessment and Management by mail at: 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at: (518) 402-8179, or via email at: dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments should be sent, written or via email, to the same addresses. Comments received by close of business August 14, 2009 will be considered prior to submitting the final TMDLs to the EPA for approval.


Availability for Comment on Draft TMDLs

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address each of three specific waterbodies:

Peach Lake, Putnam and Westchester Counties
Snyders Lake, Rensselaer County
Summit Lake, Schoharie County

These are lakes that are impaired by phosphorus. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through August 14, 2009.

Background: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA's) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The proposed phosphorus TMDL for Peach Lake will rely on the elimination of loading from on-site septic systems by sewering the watershed to address existing water quality impairments. The Snyders Lake TMDL will focus on reductions from developed land regulated under the general permit for stormwater (MS4 program). The Summit Lake TMDL recommends load reductions from on-site septic systems as the most technically achievable method of addressing existing water quality impairments.

Information: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html#small, or by contacting the NYS DEC Bureau of Water Assessment and Management by mail at: 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at: (518) 402-8179, or via email at: dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments should be sent, written or via email, to the same addresses. Comments received by close of business August 14, 2009 will be considered prior to submitting the final TMDLs to the EPA for approval.



Sullivan County New York hereby issues a Notice of Intention to issue a Request for Proposal for the Operation of the County's Interim/Permanent Solid Waste Management - Resource Recovery Facility.

A copy of the draft RPF may be obtained from the Sullivan County Purchasing Department, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701, Phone: (845) 807-0515.

Written comments on the proposed RFP will be accepted through the Purchasing Department until September 14, 2009.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Rhinebeck Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rhinebeck Village Place will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance by the Village of Rhinebeck of a Special Permit, Site Plan, Subdivision and Area Variance approvals for the development, by Rhinebeck Village Place, LLC, of a single building on 2.86 acres to accommodate a 36 unit residential condominium project.

Rhinebeck Village Place is a 36 unit residential condominium building that will include finished one and two bedroom dwelling units intended for owner occupancy. These will be apartment style units located on 3 floors. Each unit will have access from common hallways serving the entire building, originating from the main lobby.

The current zoning of the site permits, by Special Permit, the residential use as proposed. Parking requirements are met with the combination of 36 reserved interior spaces and an equal number of exterior on grade spaces. The Project complies with all bulk requirements in the Zoning Code, except that the northern face of the building exceeds the "maximum setbacks" for the front yard. The Zoning Code requires a maximum setback of 10 feet, while the proposed plan has a setback of 300 feet. This condition will require a variance of the "maximum" setback distances. The project is located at 46, 44, 40 Rear West Market Street in the Village of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Karen MacFarlane, Village of Rhinebeck, 76 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-1922.


Dutchess County - The Town of Stanford Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed RPG Village Center Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, RPG Development, Inc., seeking a site plan and special use permit approval from the Town of Stanford Planning Board for a mixed use retail and office development use on an approximately 4.66 acre site within the Town's Rural Center zoning district. The project will include the construction of two (2) mixed-use, retail/office buildings. Building #1 is approximately 21,510 gross square feet and Building #2 is approximately 13,200 gross square feet. The project will also include the construction of 167 parking spaces, an internal access drive, storm water management ponds, a private septic system treating 3,152 gallons per day and private water supply system supplying 20 gallons per minute. The project is located along the east side of NYS Route 82, north of Creamery Road within the Hamlet of Stanfordville in the Town of Stanford, New York.

Contact: Robert Butts, Town of Stanford, Town Hall, 26 Town Hall Road and Route 82, P.O. Box 436, Stanfordville, NY 12581, Phone: (845) 868-7250.


Orange County - The Village of Warwick Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Warwick Well #2 Micro-Filtration Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Warwick Well #2 was found to be groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GWUDI) in 2005. The action involves the reconstructing of the existing Well #2 building and updating the water treatment system to include micro-filtration due to the more stringent requirements. Minimal land disturbance will occur in the area of the proposed filtration plant. The existing building and drive (approximately 963 square feet) will be demolished and the proposed filtration plant will be constructed in its place (approximately 3,455 square feet). The site is relatively flat and minimal grading will be required. The project is located on Memorial Park Drive in the Village of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Michael Newhard, Village of Warwick, 77 Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-2031.


Westchester County - The Town of Somers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of the Church of Saint Joseph and Relocation of Athletic Fields at the John F. Kennedy Catholic High School Campus will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 800 seat church, addition of new parking spaces, relocation of drainage improvements, construction of a new septic system for the church and a new domestic water supply, the relocation of and reconstruction of athletic fields, improvements to school parking lots and improvements to the entrance road at the school. New fire fighting hydrants, emergency access road, stormwater drainage facilites, partial filling af an existing pond and new landscaping will also take place. The project is located at 54 Golden Bridge Road in the Town of Somers, New York.

Contact: Sabrina D. Charney Hull, Town of Somers, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589, Phone: (914) 277-5366.


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