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ENB - Region 3 Notices 6/29/2011

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brundage Site Plan, Special Permit and Wetlands Permit Approvals will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves applications for Special Permit, Site Plan and Wetlands Permit Approvals for the currently existing second single-family residence with an attached retail store for a party supply business in the rear of the property, to install a monument sign, to allow a 20 foot by 20 foot display area for the retail business, to install a new and expanded Sanitary Disposal System, to install a new well, and to install a 1,000 gallon septic tank and pump chamber(s). The project is located at 2088 Route 9D in the Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Susan Dao, Town of Wappinger, Town Hall, 30 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-6256 ext 5.



Dutchess County - The Village of Rhinebeck Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Astor Services for Children and Families will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a new to story 10,905 square foot addition to an existing children's home and school. The project will includes renovations to the existing gymnasium and second floor classrooms, new paved parking and play areas. The project is located at 6339 Mill Street in the Village of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Village of Rhinebeck, 76 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-7015.


Westchester County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 35/202 at Pine Grove Court and Stoney Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the improvements of four (4) intersections, replacement of one (1) bridge and addition of through lanes NYS Route 35/202. The project is located on NYS Route 35/202 at Pine Grove Court and Stoney Street in the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: George Santana, NYS DOT, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: (845) 431-5984.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutches, Orange and Ulster Counties - The New York City Department of Environmnetal 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. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until July 29, 2011. A public scoping session will be held on July 14, 2011 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wappingers Junior High School, 30 Major McDonald Way, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. A copy of the Draft Scope of Work is available at: www.nyc.gov/dep or upon request. Please submit written comments on the Draft Scope of Work to: Jennifer Farmwald, NYDEP - Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, Office of Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York 11373, or via email at: jfarmwald@dep.nyc.gov.

The action involves the repair of leaks. NYC DEP proposes to design, construct, and place into operation a bypass tunnel in the vicinity of the Hudson River, and inspect and rehabilitate, as necessary, the remainder of the tunnel in order to address existing leaks in the Rondout West Branch Tunnel (RWBT) portion of the Delaware Aqueduct. NYC DEP will build a three-mile bypass tunnel around a portion of the aqueduct that is leaking in Roseton in Orange County, New York, and repair leaks in Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York. The three-mile bypass tunnel would 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 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.

The project is located in Ulster County, Orange County, and Dutchess County, New York.

Contact: Jennifer Farmwald, NYDEP - Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, Office of Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3287, E-mail: jfarmwald@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Bedford Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Tripi Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Bedford Town Hall, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until not less than 30 days after the close of the public hearing. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement may be viewed at the Bedford Town Hall, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 and on line at: www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/tripi.

The action involves a residential subdivision on a 25.59 acre property. The property is located in the R-1/2 A and R-1/4 A Zoning Districts. Initially, the applicant submitted plans and a Draft EIS for a conventional 19 lot subdivision, with individual septic systems and municipal water service. Following consultation with the Planning Board, the applicant has proposed a 23 lot conservation subdivision plan that includes 2 affordable homes, a community septic system and municipal water service. The project is located on Harris Road and New Street in the Town of Bedford, New York.

Contact: Jeffery Osterman, Town of Bedford. Town Hall, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, Phone: (914) 666-4434.





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