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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/6/2011

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that site ID # 344006 known as the Nyack Town Landfill site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located in the Hamlet of West Nyack, within the County of Rockland, and is located at Route 59 at intersection of Route 303 in Town of Clarkstown. Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than August 5, 2011. Information regarding the site, the proposed delisting, and how to submit comments electronically can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to George Heitzman, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9662, E-mail: gwheitzm@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan for the Village. The project is located throughout the Village of Hastings-on-Huson, New York.

Contact: Francis A. Froebel, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, Village Hall, 7 Maple Avenue, Hasitings-on-Hudson, NY 10706, Phone: (914) 478-3400, E-mail: villagemanager@Hastingsgov.org.


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The White Plains Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Open Space Recreation may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a Zoning Ordinance amendment to establish a new Open Space Recreation District (OSRED) and amend the Zoning Map to designate as OSRED, those properties which are listed as "Parks and Open Space" on the 1997 Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map, which are located in the R1-12.5 and R1-30 Zoning Districts, and which are not owned by the City of White Plains or the White Plains School District. The properties affected by the proposed action include Westchester Hills Golf Club, The French American School of New York (former Ridgeway Country Club), Fenway Country Club, Maplemoor Golf Course (County Parkland), and certain lands along the Hutchinson River Parkway in White Plains, New York.

Contact: Susan Habel, White Plains, c/o Planning Department, 255 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 422-1252, E-mail: shabel@whiteplainsny.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Correction of Scoping Date

Dutches, 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. 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 GEIS and Public Comment Period

Sullivan County - The Town Boards of Tusten, Bethel, Cocheton, Callicoon, Delaware, Highland, Lumberland and Rockland, as lead agencies, have accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Local Road Preservation Program. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until July 18, 2011. The Draft GEIS is available at theTown offices and the Town websites of the Towns of Tusten, Cochecton, Bethel, Callicoon, Delaware, Highland, Lumberland and Rockland.

The action involves the adoption of a local road use preservation law and related program. The program is being developed using engineering and evaluation standards published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). In general, the AASHTO based program will require local roadway users who create "concentrated traffic" to repair (or pay to repair) any damage they cause to local roadways and ensure roadways are safe for the intended traffic.

The project is located throughout the Town of Tusten, Bethel, Cochecton, Callicoon, Delaware, Highland, Lumbertand and Rockland, New York.

Contact: Mark Sweeney, 1 Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12260, Phone: (518) 487-7600, E-mail: msweeney@woh.com.



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