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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/17/2010

Public Notice

Notice of Draft Permit Availability for Review

Applicant and SEQR Lead Agency: New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373 (NYSDEC Application #0-9999-00051/00001/ NYCDEP 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 public notice for this project application and Draft EIS was published on June 23, 2010 in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) 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 and again to November 22, 2010. A draft Water Supply permit is available for review and written comments must be submitted by November 22, 2010.

The draft permit is available for review on the NYS DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html under Regions 3 and 4, and is also linked through New York City Department of Environmental Permit's (NYC DEP) website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/environmental_reviews/lap.shtml which contains the Draft EIS and Waters Supply Permit application as well as the following project information/public review repositories listed below:

Delaware County Office of Watershed Affairs
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 3
Delhi, NY 13753

Hunter Town Hall
5748 State Rte. 23A
Tannersville, N.Y. 12485

Gilboa Town Hall
373-1 State Route 990V
Gilboa, NY 12076

Neversink Town Hall
273 Main Street
Grahamsville, NY 12740

NYC DEP
71 Smith Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Putnam County Office Building
40 Gleneida Avenue, 3rd Floor
Carmel, New York 10512

Written Comments: All comments must be filed with the NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Attention: Martha A. Bellinger. 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. Bellinger, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7741, E-mail: mabellin@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Beacon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Breaching of Lower Melzingah Dam will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the City of Beacon to breach the embankment of the Lower Melzingh Dam and restore the stream channel of Gordon's Brook through the reservoir to address the dam's unsound condition rating and reduce its hazard classification from a Class C (High Hazard) to Class D (for breached or failed dams). Lower Melzingh Dam owned by the City, circa 1900, was constructed to serve as part of the City's water supply. In 1924, the City completed the construction of the upstream Melzingh Dam, a larger dam and reservoir approximately 600 feet upstream. Subsequently, the City stopped using the Lower Melzingh Dam for water supply storage and, over time, the condition of the dam has deteriorated. Breaching of the Lower Melzingh Dam will involve: excavating in the earthen embankment; forming a breach in the earthen embankment to restore the longitudinal profile of Gordon's Brook closer to its pre-dam condition; constructing an open channel, modeled after the natural chacteristics of Gordon's Brook upstream of the upstream Melzingh Dam and downstream of the Lower Melzingh Dam to stabilize and restore more natural condition of Gordon's Brook through the drained reservoir; and stabilizing the site with riparian zone plantings. The project is located on Melzingh Reservoir Road in Fishkill, New York.

Contact: Meredith S. Robson, City of Beacon, One Municipal Plaza, Suite One, Beacon, NY 12508, Phone: (845) 838-5000, E-mail: administrator@cityofbeacon.org.


Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Town of Shawangunk, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a special use permit and site plan approval of major wireless communication services facilities. The application proposes to construct a cellular communications tower and appurtenant facilities. The facility does not require water and sewer services. Access to the facility would be via a driveway that has direct frontage on Twin Ponds Lane which in turn provides access to Old Hoagerburgh Road. The project is located at 23 Twin Ponds Road in the Town of Shawangunk, New York.

Contact: Kris Pederson, Town of Shawangunk, 14 Central Avenue, P.O. Box 247, Wallkill, NY 12569, Phone: (845) 895-3356 ext. 1.




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