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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/20/2010

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)

Joint Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period

Applicant and SEQR Lead Agency: New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373 (NYS DEC Application #0-9999-00051/00001/ NYC DEP CEQR No: 10DEP046U)

Title of Action:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Water Supply Permit Application Decision
New York City Department of Environmental Protection: Continued funding and implementation of the New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program

Public Notice and Public Comment: A notice of public hearing was published on June 23, 2010 in NYSDEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin, the City Record, and in local newspapers located within the New York City Watershed. The notice provided for written comments to be submitted by the public by July 30, 2010. The public comment period was extended to September 15, 2010 and subsequently to October 22, 2010. The public comment period is now being extended until November 22, 2010. All other public comments procedures remain the same. Public hearings were held at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations and dates: 1) Monday July 12, 2010 at SUNY Delhi, Evenden Tower, Room 104, 2 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753; 2) Tuesday July 13, 2010 at Hunter Elementary School, 7794 Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442; 3) Wednesday July 14, 2010 at Tri Valley High School, 34 Moore Hill Road, Grahamsville, NY 12740.

Written Comments: All comments must be filed with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Field Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Attn: Martha A.Wood, Project Manager.

All written comments must be submitted (postmarked) by no later than November 22, 2010. Comments may also be submitted in electronic form to r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

For further information, please contact: Martha A. Wood, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7741, E-mail: mawood@gw.dec.state.ny.us or Sangamithra Iyer, NYC DEP - Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373-5108, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Dutchess County Local Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Anderson Center Services, Inc. (formerly Anderson Foundation for Autism, Inc.) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the financing for (A) (1) (a) the reconstruction and renovation of an existing building known as Malcolm Hall, containing in the aggregate an amount not to exceed approximately 25,000 square feet of space (Existing Building), or (b), in the alternative, the demolition of the Existing Building and the construction of a new building to contain an amount not to exceed approximately 25,000 square feet of space to replace the demolished Existing Building, (2) the construction on the Land of a new recreation center, two (2) new residence halls and a new waste water treatment plant to contain an amount in the aggregate not to exceed approximately 20,000 square feet of space, (3) the undertaking of various and miscellaneous improvements to the other existing buildings located on the Land, and (4) the acquisition and installation thereon and therein of various machinery and equipment, for use by the Institution as an educational facility for disabled children and other directly and indirectly related activities. The project is located at 4885 Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: John MacEnroe, Dutchess County Local Development Corporation, Three Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: (845)463-5408, E-mail: MacEnroe@dcedc.com.


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Shultz Old Route 6 Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to remove approximately 165,000 cubic yards of soil and rock from 8 acres within a 10.3 acre site. Excavation will be conducted in 3 phases. Phase 1 involves 3.3 acres of excavation on portions of lots 2-5; phase 2 involves 2 acres of excavation on portions of lots 5 and 6; and phase 3 involves 2.7 acres of excavation on portions of lots 1 and 2. The approval to mine into phase 3 will be predicated on the successful mining and reclamation of phases 1 and 2. The estimated duration of operation is 3 years. The project is located along the east side of Old Route 6, approximately ½ mile southeast of the hamlet of Carmel in the Town of Carmel, New York.

Contact: Dan Whitehead, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3801.


Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hartley Homes Redevelopment Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reaffirmation of previously adopted Findings Statement, issuance of a Negative Declaration and application for preliminary and final subdivision and site plan. Planned redevelopment of the present housing, replacing five existing hi-rise buildings with primarily three-story townhomes and one four story apartment building. The first phase of construction, 131 dwelling units, will be constructed on the vacant ball field on the south and when completed, residents will begin to be relocated to the new housing. This will allow some of the existing buildings to be demolished to allow construction of Phase 2 and finally to Phase 3. The project will include a total of 228 dwelling units, meeting the capacity of the existing housing. There will be a total of 257 parking spaces, exceeding the current parking provided. The project will consist of the new construction of 228 units to replace a portion of the current Robert Hartley Houses (Hartley Houses) project in New Rochelle, NY owned by the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority (NRMHA). Of the 198 rental units, 50 will be housed in a stand-alone building and 148 in 3 story townhouse style cluster buildings. The project will contain 14 studios, 36 one bedroom units and 95 two bedroom units. An additional two bedroom unit will be set aside for a live-in superintendent. There will also be a laundry room and 118 parking spaces which will also be rented. All of the units will be set aside for households with incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the Westchester County, adjusted for family size. The plan is to build the units on vacant land currently owned by the City of New Rochelle which will be conveyed to the NRMHA and then move eligible tenants from the current Hartley Houses apartments into the new units. Subsequent phases will then be built on the land where the Hartley Houses now stand as the tenants move into the new units and the current buildings are demolished. The project is located between Brook Street and Horton Avenue (51 Winthrop Avenue & 9, 11, 13 and 17 Brook Street) in the City of New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Lynn Brooks Avni, City of New Rochelle, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2191.




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