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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/30/2009

Public Notice

Proposed Amendment to Wetland Maps

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands Act) of the NYS ECL and 6 NYCRR Part 664 that New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to amend Orange County Freshwater Wetland Map 10 of 26 to revise the boundary of Wetland OT-5, which now encompasses 445 acres (formerly 20 acres). OT-5, currently a Class III, will be upgraded to Class II. Maps showing the proposed revision are available at the clerk's office in the village, town and county where the change is taking place, as well as at the NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, New Paltz, NY. Written comments on the accuracy of the proposed changes to the maps may be mailed to the person listed below through November 14, 2009. No activity subject to regulation under the Freshwater Wetlands Act may be initiated without a permit from NYS DEC within the area that is the subject of the proposal (including the 100 foot wetland adjacent area) until the Commissioner has either amended the map or denied the amendment.

Contact: Jim Pinheiro, NYS DEC - Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 256-2227.



Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Norrie Park Estates will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval for a subdivision plat and a water resources protection permit for the development of a 9 lot subdivision located in the Greenbelt District. Lot sizes will range between 1.05 acres and 3.35 acres. Houses would be served by public water and private sewage disposal systems. A 610 foot long road would be constructed to provide access to the lots and would be offered for dedication to the Town. The project is located on Enderkill Road in the Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Donna Knapp, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 ext. 2.


Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Scenic Hudson Land Trust - 2 Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of a 68.3 ± acre parcel of land into two parcels. Lot 1 is proposed to be 2.1 acres and will contain the existing wood frame structure known as the George Rymph House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of the subdivision is to help preserve the Rymph House by creating a separate lot for the house apart from the remainder of the Scenic Hudson parcel. Lot 2 will become 66.2 acres. The existing curb cut from Route 9 will be used to gain access to both parcels and an access easement over Lot 1 for the benefit of Lot 2 will be created. The action is considered to be a Minor Subdivision under the Town of Hyde Park Code. The project is located at 4837 Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park, New York

Contact: Donna Knapp, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 ext. 2.


Westchester County - The County of Westchester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Regrading and Stabilization of Former Hangar B Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the regrading, topsoiling and seeding of approximately 3.5 acres of land area, formerly part of the site of a previously demolished hangar. It includes removal of any remaining construction debris and reestablishment of an existing gravel roadway that runs through the site. The project is located at the Westchester County Airport in the Town and Village of Harrison, New York.

Contact: David Kringe, County of Westchester, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 995-2089, E-mail: dsk2@westchestergov.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Pleasant Valley Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pleasant Valley Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, Zoning Map and Subdivision Regulations. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on October 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until October 19, 2009. A hard copy of the Draft GEIS is available at the following locations: Pleasant Valley Town Hall Clerk's Office, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY and Pleasant Valley Library, 1584 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY and the following publically accessible web site: http://pleasantvalley-ny.gov/. The action involves the adoption of a proposed Comprehensive Plan and amendments to the Zoning Law, Zoning Map and Subdivision Law, which have been proposed to the Town Board by the Town of Pleasant Valley Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Committee in consultation with the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development.

The draft Comprehensive Plan outlines policies and recommendations to guide the Town's future decision making, policies, capital improvements, and community investment. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Law/Map and Subdivision Law reflect, and are based upon the Comprehensive Plan's vision, policies and recommendations. The project is located throughout the Town of Pleasant Valley, New York.

Contact: Frank Susczynski, Town of Pleasant Valley, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, Phone: (845) 635-3598, E-mail: pvs@pleasantvalley-ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Tuxedo Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Tuxedo Reserve. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on October 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tuxedo Town Hall, One Temple Drive, Tuxedo, NY 10987. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until November 5, 2009. A hard copy of the Draft SEIS is available at the following locations: Town of Tuxedo Town Clerk, 1 Temple Drive, Tuxedo, NY, 10987; Tuxedo Park Library, 227 Route 17, Tuxedo, NY 10987; Sloatsburg Public Library, 1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY, 10974. The online version of the Draft SEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.tuxedogov.org.

The action involves a set of amendments to the special permit and preliminary plan for the Tuxedo Reserve Planned Integrated Development. The proposed amendments would change the unit mix of the project, change the locations for proposed development, increase the amount of permitted commercial development, revise various design and performance standards for the project, as well as propose other changes more particularly described in the Draft SEIS. In addition, the proposed action would include a zoning map change to cause the zoning for Tuxedo Reserve to be consistent with the changes proposed to the Tuxedo Reserve special permit and preliminary plan. Finally, the proposed action includes an amendment to Local Law No. 4A of 1999 to change the permitted unit mix for Tuxedo Reserve.

Under the Proposed Action, there would be no increase in the number of housing units or bedrooms that would be constructed. However, location of the areas to be developed would be changed. Certain lands that are more environmentally sensitive would be avoided and lands that are more suited to development would be developed. The unit mix change and increase in permitted commercial development would result in a more viable Tuxedo Reserve Commons and a project that is more responsive to the needs of the projected population of the development, especially its active adult component. The proposed action would also revise various performance standards and design guidelines. The Draft SEIS analyzes those elements of the Proposed Action that the Town Board determined may have the potential to generate new significant adverse environmental impacts and concludes that those elements do not have the potential to generate any new significant adverse environmental impacts.

The project is located in the Town of Tuxedo, New York.

Contact: Peter M. Dolan, Town of Tuxedo, One Temple Drive, Tuxedo, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-2265.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

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 accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Minnewaska State Park Preserve. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Room 100, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 13, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations: the Preserve Office, at the offices of the agency contacts and at the Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, New York 12561 and the Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center Street, Ellenville NY 12428. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx.

The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The draft plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreation use including expansion of hiking, biking, equestrian and climbing opportunities, reuse of the former Phillips house as the Preserve Office and Visitor Center, rehabilitation of the existing maintenance facility, and improved parking lot design. The plan recognizes the continuing importance of natural resource protection and management including participation in ridgewide efforts focused on fire management, deer impacts on biodiversity and invasive species control. The plan recommends that the entire park continue to be designated a State Park Preserve and that a large portion of the park be designated as a New York State Natural Heritage Area and as a New York State Bird Conservation Area. The DEIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those impacts. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: transportation/access, land, recreation/open space, water resources, biological resources/ecology, cultural resources, scenic/aesthetic resources and public health. The project is at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve located in the Towns of Warwarsing, Gardiner, Rochester, and Shawangunk, New York.

Contacts: Fred Williams, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Administration Headquarters, Bear Mountain, NY 10911, Phone (845) 786-270, Fax: 845-786-2776; and Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474 0409, Fax: (518) 474-7013.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Pine Plains Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Initial Adoption of the Town of Pine Plains Zoning Law and Zoning Map, Local Law 2 of 2009. A hard copy of the FEIS is available at the following locations: Pine Plains Town Hall, 3284 Route 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567 and Pine Plains Free Library, 7775 S Main Street, Pine Plains, NY, during regular hours. The online version of the FEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://pineplains-ny.gov/content/Generic/View/7:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/531.pdf. The action involves the proposed adoption of a comprehensive zoning law that would regulate land uses and density/intensity of same throughout the Town of Pine Plains. The project is located town wide in the Town of Pine Plains, New York.

Contact: A. Gregg Pulver, Town of Pine Plains, Pine Plains Town Hall, 3284 Route 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567, Phone: (518) 398-7155.



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