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ENB - Region 3 Notices 1/05/2011

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of LaGrange, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pierson Farm will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of a certain parcel of land in the Town of LaGrange consisting of 167.1 ± acres for open space purposes. The project is located at Skidmore Road and Mountain Road in the Town of LaGrange, New York.

Contact: Christine O'Reilly-Rao, Town of LaGrange, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, Phone: (845) 452-1830, E-mail: oreillyrao@lagrange.org.


Orange County - The Warwick Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 100 kW Wind Turbine at Sanfordville Elementary School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a new 100 kW wind turbine with a 120 foot hub height and a 150 foot blade height to provide power to the Sanfordville Elementary School. The project is located at 144 Sanfordville Road in the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Tim Holmes, Warwick Central School District, 225 West Street Extension, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 987-3100, E-mail: THOLMES@wvcsd.org.


Putnam County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Decommissioning of Breakneck Dam, Hudson Highlands State Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYS OPRHP to decommission Breakneck Dam located along Breakneck Brook and restore the original stream and riparian area. The dam has several leaks and is in disrepair. NYS OPRHP has determined that repairs to the structure would be expensive and would likely not increase public use or enjoyment of Hudson Highlands State Park. The decision to decommission the dam is also believed preferable from an environmental standpoint as it will result in the restoration of the original streambed and riparian area. The project is located approximately 1 mile from the Brook Trail trailhead on Route 9D in Hudson Highlands State Park in the Town of Philipstown, New York.

Contact: Edwina Belding, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409.



Rockland County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 45: New Jersey State Line to Old Nyack Turnpike Drainage Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action will improve drainage deficiences along NYS Route 45 by providing a closed drainage system. In areas where drainage improvements are included, 1.2 meter uniform shoulders will be built to provide benefits for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians using the highway. The Hungry Hollow Road intersection will include minor geometric improvements to the approach grade and sight distance to reduce accidents. Improvements at the Thruway under pass will include a correction of superelevation with asphalt concrete pavement courses to meet current standards. The project will also restore the pavement to a good condition and extend the service life of the pavement for a minimum of 10 years with a full-depth reconstruction in realignment areas from the New Jersey State Line to the area south of Amber Ridge Road and a single course asphalt concrete overlay in the other areas within the work limits. The project is located along NYS Route 45 from north of Orchard Court to south of Amber Ridge Road in the Village of Chestnut Ridge, New York.

Contact: Brian Doherty, NYS DOT - Region 8 Design, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 431-5870.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing (Extension of Public Comment Period)

Westchester County - The Millwood Board of Fire Commissioners, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Millwood Firehouse. Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on January 12, 2011 and January 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Millwood Fire Station #1, 60 Millwood Road, Millwood, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 7, 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.


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