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ENB - Region 3 Notices 02/17/2010

Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Availability of Proposed Remedial Action Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteer: New Paltz Plaza Properties, L.P. and New Paltz Plaza, Inc.

Site Name: New Paltz Plaza/Revonak Dry Cleaners

Site No.: V00087-3

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Location: New Paltz Plaza is located along Route 299 (a.k.a. Main Street), which is an active commercial and retail plaza in Ulster County, New York. The entire 14.5 acre Shopping Center, including the former Revonak Dry Cleaner (Superfund Site No. 356021), is in the Voluntary Cleanup Program. The proposed remedy pertains to both the Superfund and Voluntary Cleanup sites (collectively the "Sites").

Project History and Conditions: In 1991, a groundwater monitoring program began after the discovery of a leaking underground petroleum storage tank and associated piping. This groundwater monitoring led to discovery of solvents, namely tetrachloroethene (PCE), from the Former Revonak Cleaners. The past owner of New Paltz Plaza began a Focused Remedial Investigation under the State Superfund Program but failed to follow up on any necessary cleanup actions. The current owners continued the investigation under a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and implemented several Interim Remedial Measures (IRMs). Also, the NYS DEC recently completed an off-Site investigation under the State Superfund Program which delineated contamination beyond the Sites.

IRMs included: 223 tons of contaminated soil were removed and properly disposed off-site; injection of Hydrogen Releasing Compounds (HRC) to address groundwater contamination; planting of hybrid poplar trees along the northern property line to further address groundwater contamination; and nine sub-slab depressurization (SSD) systems have been installed to mitigate the potential for soil vapor intrusion into indoor air.

Description of the Proposed Remedial Action: In light of the effectiveness of the IRMs discussed above, the NYS DEC, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), is proposing "No Further Action, with continued Site Management" as the remedy for these Sites.

Long term maintenance of the remedy would be managed by institutional controls and a Site Management Plan. Institutional controls would include a restriction on use of groundwater; restrictions on future property use to commercial; and adherence with a Site Management Plan (SMP). The SMP would require monitoring of the continued effectiveness of the IRMs; management of soil during future excavations; additional injections of HRC or similar technology, as warranted; and continued maintenance of all SSD systems, as necessary.

Comment Period: The Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Sites and a Final Engineering Report (FER) are available for review at the locations or online noted below. Written comments on this action must be received before the end of public comment period, March 12, 2010. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the PRAP must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the NYS DEC imposing significant changes to the PRAP. The NYS DEC may modify the proposed remedy or select another alternative, based on new information or public comments. Therefore, the public is encouraged to review and comment on the proposed remedy. Comments will be summarized and addressed in the responsiveness summary section of the Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD is the NYS DEC final selection of the remedy for these Sites.

Contact Person: Matthew Hubicki, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9662 or toll free at (866) 520-2334.

For health-related concerns, contact: Fay Navratil, Project Manager, NYS DOH, Flanigan Square, Room 300, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180-2216, Phone: (518) 402-7880 or toll free at (800) 458-1158, ext. 27880.

Document Repositories: The PRAP is available for review at:

Elting Public Library
93 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561,
Phone: (845) 255-5030,
Hours: Mon./Wed./Fri 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tues./Thurs. 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NYS DEC - Region 3 Office
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3154
Hours: Mon. to Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call Michael Knipfing for an appointment.

PRAP Online: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37552.html


Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Town Board of the Town of Patterson, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law 1 of 2010 amending Chapter 154 - Zoning, "Apartments" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law which amends Chapter 154, "Zoning" to permit mixed use occupancy in the GB Zoning District upon the issuance of a special use permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The project is located throughout the Town of Patterson, New York.

Contact: Richard Williams Sr., Town of Patterson, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, NY 12563, Phone: (845) 878-6500, E-mail: planning@pattersonny.org.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Village Board of the Village of Woodbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Woodbury Comprehensive Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a recently completed update to the Village of Woodbury Comprehensive Plan which included the major themes of maintaining Woodbury's character, creating gathering places, caring for a changing population, promoting economic development and diversity and protecting natural resources. The plan recommended additional environmental regulation of steep slopes, the local watershed and ridge lines as well as proposed provisions for permitting the development of workforce housing, a number of additional uses in various zones and a transit oriented development within one half mile of the Harriman Train Station. The project is located village-wide in the Village of Woodbury, New York.

Contact: Michael Queenan, Village of Woodbury, Village Hall, P.O. Box 546, Central Valley, NY 10917, Phone: (845) 928-7558.


Orange County - The Village Board of the Village of Woodbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Laws 1 and 2 of 2010 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by the Village of Woodbury to adopt Introductory Local Law Nos. 1 and 2 of 2010, as an action related to the adoption of the Village Comprehensive Plan, the purpose of which are to implement amendments to the Village Code, including amendments to the Zoning and Subdivision of Land chapters of the Village Code, and amendments to the Zoning Map. The potential adverse environmental impacts resulting from the action will be analyzed in the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS). Major additions to the Zoning Code include a Watershed and Stream Protection Overlay District, Workforce Housing Overlay District, Steep Slopes Protection Law and additional regulations for utility structures. Proposed Zoning Map changes are consistent with recommendations in the Village's Recommended Comprehensive Plan and are enumerated by tax section block and lot in Local Law 2 of 2010. The project is located village-wide in the Village of Woodbury, New York.

Contact: Michael Queenan, Village of Woodbury, Village Hall, P.O. Box 546, Central Valley, NY 10917, Phone: (845) 928-7558.


Positive Declaration and Public Scopings

Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Extended New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until April 5, 2010. Public scoping sessions will be held on March 23, 2010, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Tannersville Elementary School, 7794 Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442 and on March 24, 2010, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753. The Draft Scope is avaialable for review on the NYC DEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/environmental_reviews/index.shtml.

The NYC DEP is applying for a new water supply permit to continue the watershed Land Acquisition Program (LAP) in the watersheds that constitute the New York City surface water supply system. The proposed project would require approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC).

The goal of the City's Land Acquisition Program (LAP) is to acquire fee simple and conservation easement interests in real property to protect environmentally-sensitive land in the New York City watershed as a part of the City's overall Watershed Protection Program. LAP is a key component of the City's efforts to continue to provide high quality drinking water without filtration of the Catskill-Delaware (Cat-Del) System, which provides water to over 9 million residents of the City and nearby communities in New York State. Since its creation in the 1990s, LAP has protected, through acquisition, over 100,000 acres of land in the 1 million-acre Cat-Del System. Together with lands protected by the State and other entities, these acquisitions have raised the level of permanently protected land in the Cat-Del System from 24 percent in 1997 to 34 percent today.

NYC DEP initially sought to establish a land acquisition program as a condition of the approval of the first Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD), issued by the Unite States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in 1993. In August 1993 the NYC DEP applied for a Water Supply Permit (WSP) from NYS DEC. In January 1997, the NYC DEP received a WSP issued by NYS DEC. The NYS DEC authorizes land acquisition for water supply purposes. The WSP was issued for a ten-year period (through January 2007), with a five-year renewal option (through January 2012), which was exercised. NYC DEP is submitting an application for a new WSP in order to continue LAP purchases beyond January 2012 for the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton Watersheds.

The project is located in the New York City Watershed in the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester, New York.

Contact: Mark Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4395, E-mail: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.



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