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ENB - Region 3 Notices 2/23/2011

Public Notice

Subsequent to the promulgation of the final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Orange County in March 1987, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Staff found an inaccuracy affecting Map 10 of 26. Having fully investigated this site, NYS DEC Staff sent notice of the proposed amendment to the affected landowners and published notice in local newspapers and in the ENB. NYS DEC Staff reviewed public comments received during the comment period and no public hearing was held. Upon review of Staff's findings and recommendations relative to this matter, the Commissioner of NYS DEC was satisfied that NYS DEC Staff appropriately responded to all oral and written comments on the proposed amendment, and that NYS DEC Staff's recommendations were consistent with the requirements of the Freshwater Wetlands Act and supported by the record. The Commissioner of NYS DEC ordered that a boundary adjustment be made to Wetland OT-5 and the wetland classification be raised from Class III to Class II on Map 10 of 26 for Orange County, effective March 9th, 2011. A copy of the final map will be filed with the office of the clerk of each affected local government and in the NYS DEC Region 3 Office, New Paltz, NY.

Contact: James Pinheiro, NYS DEC - Region 3, Division of Lands and Forests, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Fax: (845)255-4659.


Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pond Eddy Bridge (BIN 5228710) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of 72 steel stringers on the Pond Eddy Bridge. This is an interstate bridge that spans the Delaware River and links the Town of Lumberland, New York with Pike County, Pennsylvania. Construction is planned for 2011, The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, New York State State Historic Presvation Office and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Bureau of Historic Preservation have each determined that the project will have "No Adverse Effect" upon the cultural resources of the structure. This project is funded jointly by the states of New York and Pennsylvania. The project is located on the Pond Eddy Bridge in the Town of Lumberland, New York and Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: Dave MacEwan, NYS DOT, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 721-8204.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of New Windsor Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Cingular Wireless PCS Site Plan and Special Use Permit Application for a New Telecommunications (Cellular) Tower may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves an application by New Cingular Wireless, LLC to the Town of New Windsor Planning Board seeking site plan and special use permit approval for a new telecommunications (cell) tower consisting of a 100 foot monopole. The project is located at 2976 Route 9W in the Town of New Windsor, New York. The site is located in the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) zoning district, and is immediately adjacent to a Residential (R-5) zoning district. The site is currently improved by an existing motel, and there is an existing radio tower on the site. The site is also directly adjacent from the Coloni Funeral Home, which is listed on the local register of historic places. The site is also in the view shed of the Hudson Highlands and the Hudson River, a National Heritage Area.

Contact: Genero Argenio, Town of New Windsor, Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Croton Overlook Development 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 February 25, 2011. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop a 72 lot subdivision to facilitate the construction of a 55 and over active adult residential community. The project will consist of 70 residential fee simple duplex units on individual lots, one 44 acre lot dedicated to open space and one lot for the wastewater treatment system with a subsurface infiltration area. The project is located on a 62.76 acre site currently zoned Rl-80. The proposal requires a change of zoning from R1-80 to Single Family Residential to RSP-1 Age Oriented Community. The project is located at Dell Avenue and Route 100 in the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: John Tegeder, Town of Yorktown, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-6565, E-mail: yorktownny.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Rockland County - The Rockland County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rockland County Comprehensive Plan. The Final GEIS is available at the Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956 and on line at: www.rccompplan.com.

The action involves the adoption of the Rockland County Comprehensive Plan by the Rockland County Legislature. The Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the County's future that will provide guidance for future municipal planning and zoning actions and serves as a basis for County government planning and development issues for the next 10-20 years. The project is located throughout Rockland County, New York.

Contact: Harriet D. Cornell, Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956, Phone: (845) 638-5269.


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