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ENB - Region 3 Notices 12/22/2010

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Culinary Institute of America - Student Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to construct five new student housing buildings, an approximately 550 foot long service area road, and associated infrastructure and improvements on a 3.59 ± acre portion of an existing 105.81 acre parcel. This parcel is 1 of 8 which comprise the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) campus. This area is north of, and along the same axis as, the previously constructed "Lodges" housing, in the area west of the existing parking lot along Route 9. The project area currently consists of undeveloped forested area and impervious surface. The proposed townhouses, identified on the site plan as Buildings 200 - 500, consist of 19 student dwelling units to house a total of 149 students and a Resident Director. The proposed "Suites" building, identified on the site plan as Building 100, consists of 42 student suites to house students and up to 4 Resident Assistants.

The proposed construction will occur in two phases. The first phase will include Buildings 200, 300, 400, 500 and infrastructure. This phase is expected to last approximately nine months in duration. The second phase will consist of construction of Building 500 and the service road. A construction phasing plan has been provided. The Applicant is currently seeking site plan approval for both phases.

The project is located at 1946 Campus Drive 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, E-mail: Planningsec@hydeparkny.us.

Ulster County - The Marbletown Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Addition of Chapter 163 "Sidewalk Maintenance" to Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law defining the obligations of the owners of real property abutting the sidewalks along NYS Route 209 in the Hamlet of Stone Ridge in order to keep the newly constructed sidewalks accessible to pedestrians and ensure safe pedestrian traffic. The project is located along NYS Route 209 in the Hamlet of Stone Ridge, Town of Marbletown, New York.

Contact: Brooke Pickering-Cole, 3775 Main Street, P.O. Box 217, Marbletown, NY 12484, Phone: (845) 687-9673, E-mail: supervisor@marbletown.net.

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Warburton Avenue Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the property owner, in conjunction with the City of Yonkers, to construct a new 778 space parking garage, consisting of a 6 story public parking garage connected to a 2 story semi-public parking garage which, in turn, will be connected to a private parking garage addition above the existing building. The project is located adjacent to the Phillipse Manor Hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, adjacent to the Otis Elevator Plant which is National Register Eligible, and across the street from the local historic district, the Philipse Manor Historic District, in the City of Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Lee J. Ellman, City of Yonkers, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 320, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 377-6558, E-mail: Lee.Ellman@YonkersNY.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Millwood Board of Fire Commissioners, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Millwood Firehouse. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Millwood Fire Station #1, 60 Millwood Road, Millwood, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 24, 2011. The Draft EIS is available at the Chappaqua Library, the Ossining Public Library, the New Castle Town Hall and on line at: www.millwoodfiredistrict.org. The action involves the proposal to replace the existing Station #1 with a new and modern firehouse to better serve residents within the Millwood Fire District. The proposed project includes an approximately 18,000 square foot, two story firehouse on an approximately 9 acre site approximately 500 feet east of the existing firehouse. Driveway access to the new firehouse would be off of Millwood Road (NYS Route 120/133). The project is located on Millwood Road (NYS Route 120/133) in the Hamlet of Millwood, Town of New Castle, New York.

Contact: Millwood Board of Fire Commissioners, P.O. Box 140, 60 Millwood Road, Millwood, NY 10546, Phone: (914) 762-4242, E-mail: millwoodfire@gmail.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Extended New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed below and online at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/environmental_reviews/lap.shtml.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) to continue the watershed Land Acquisition Program (LAP) in the three surface water watersheds that constitute the New York City surface water supply system; the three watersheds are the Delaware, Catskill, and Croton Watersheds. With the expiration of the existing Public Water Supply Permit (WSP) in January 2012, NYC DEP submitted an application for a new 10 year WSP on January 21, 2010, in accordance with the 2007 Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), seeking permit approval prior to January 2012 to continue LAP through the year 2022. Per agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), other regulators New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the USEPA, West of Hudson community representatives and representatives of environmental organizations (together "West of Hudson Watershed Stakeholders") after the submittal of the WSP application, it has been agreed that the term of the successor WSP will be 15 years.

The goal of the New York City Land Acquisition Program (LAP) is to acquire fee simple and conservation easement interests to protect environmentally-sensitive land in the New York City watershed as a part of the New York City's overall Watershed Protection Program. LAP is a key component of the New York 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 New York 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 and over 2,000 acres of land in the Croton System. The land and easements acquired are to be maintained in perpetuity as open space for watershed protection. Together with lands protected by New York 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.

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

Contact: Sangamirtha Iyer, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.gov.

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