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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/18/2011

Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Town of Philipstown Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of New Town of Philipstown Zoning Law and Zoning Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the proposed Town of Philipstown Zoning Law, which involves repealing the existing Chapter 175 of the Town Code and replacing it with a new Chapter 175; and Amendments to the Zoning Map to reflect the new zoning district designations. The proposed Zoning Law is intended to implement the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, and in particular Goal #10, which is to "revise land use regulations to implement the Comprehensive Plan and streamline the land use approval and enforcement process." The Town of Philipstown Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Town Board on March 9, 2006. The proposed Zoning Law includes the establishment of nine "land use" and seven "overlay" districts. The proposed land use and overlay districts and map revisions reflect the Town's desire to protect its community character by guiding residential and commercial development into appropriate locations'throughout the Town. Nothing in these district provisions affects the rights of individual homeowners to use their homes and land as they always have for residential purposes. The project is located throughout the Town of Philipstwon, New York.

Contact: Tina M. Merando, Town of Philipstown, 238 Main Street, P.O. Box 155, Cold Spring, NY 10516, Phone: (845) 265-3329, E-mail: townclerk@philipstown.com.

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wittenberg Sportsmen's Club Pond Triploid Grass Carp Stocking will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to stock Wittenberg Pond with triploid grass carp for the purposes of controlling vegetation. The pond is located within NYS DEC Freshwater Wetland B-1 (Class II). The project will require a Freshwater Wetlands Permit, and Stream Disturbance Permit pursuant to Article 24 and 15 of the New York State Conservation Law to stock the carp and construct the associated fish fence preventing the carp from escaping downstream. The project is located on Montoma Lane in the Town of Woodstock, New York.

Contact: Joseph R. Murray, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3040.

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rumpf Annexation Petition may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the annexation of a 16.382 ± acre parcel of land located in the Town of Montgomery into the Village of Maybrook, New York. The project is located Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Dennis K. Leahy, Village of Maybrook, Village Government Center, 111 Schipps Lane, Maybrook, NY 12543, Phone: (845) 427-2717.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping (Additional Scoping Session Added and Extension of Comment Period)

Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties
- The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delaware Aqueduct Rondout-West Branch Tunnel Repair Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves designing, constructing, and placing into operation a three-mile bypass tunnel in the vicinity of the Hudson River to address existing leaks in the Rondout West Branch Tunnel (RWBT) portion of the Delaware Aqueduct. In addition, NYC DEP will repair leaks in Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York. The project is located in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties, New York.

The three-mile bypass tunnel will run east from the Town of Newburgh in Orange County, under the Hudson River to the Town of Wappinger in Dutchess County, on the east side of the Hudson. During the connection of the bypass tunnel, known leaks in Wawarsing would be repaired from within the tunnel and a full inspection of the RWBT would be conducted. A shutdown of the Delaware Aqueduct would also require NYC DEP to implement a number of additional projects to supplement its water supply sources, and to ready the water supply system for the effects of the shutdown period.

Construction of the bypass tunnel and shaft sites would begin with construction of the bypass shafts, which would start in 2013 and be complete in 2016. Construction of the bypass tunnel would begin in 2015 and be complete in 2019. When the new bypass tunnel is complete and the additional projects to support the connection phase are in place, the existing tunnel would be taken out of service and excavation would begin to connect the new bypass tunnel to the existing tunnel and repairs in Wawarsing would commence. It is anticipated that 6 to 15 months would be needed to complete the bypass connection and to undertake the inspection and repair of the RWBT.

NYC DEP will hold public meetings for public comment on the Draft Scope of Work on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Town of Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Town of Newburgh Town Hall, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550 and on June 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Wawarsing Town Hall, 108 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428. The public comment period has been extended and will remain open until June 24, 2011 and a Final Scope of Work, incorporating changes based on relevant comments received, will be issued by July 2011.

Contact: Jennifer Farmwald, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3287, E-mail: jfarmwald@dep.nyc.gov.

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