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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/3/2011

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Implements Expanded Quarantine to Prevent Spread of Emerald Ash Borer in Eastern New York

The NYS DEC is expanding the existing quarantine district in eastern New York which currently includes Ulster and Greene Counties to include Orange County in order to limit the potential introduction of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to other areas of the state.

NYS DEC's quarantine order will prohibit the intrastate movement of EAB, and the movement of ash nursery stock, ash trees, and ash wood products, and firewood, wood chips and bark mulch from any tree species, beyond the quarantine district without certification or compliance agreements from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS), in addition to other provisions as defined in the order. This quarantine order will also prohibit the movement of all ash logs from Pennsylvania into the quarantine district during the EAB flight season. Minor revisions are also made to the current regulations, reflecting administrative directions previously issued by the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets since the original order was imposed. The final Quarantine Order will become effective 10 days after it is filed with the clerks of Ulster, Greene, and Orange Counties.

All Towns in New York's Orange, Ulster and Greene counties will be under the quarantine.

A copy of the draft Quarantine Order can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/47761.html.

Contact: Doug Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (866) 640-0652, E-mail: firewood@dec.ny.gov.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Rhinebeck Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Steven Mensch Single Family Dwelling Alteration and Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves required permits, approvals and compliance determinations to authorize a 2,353 square foot expansion (1,224 square foot footprint) of an existing single family dwelling, including the installation of roof mounted solar panels on a combined 6.63 acre "existing lot of record" in the Historic Presevation (HP-20) District. Including the required Area Variance for rear building setback from 100 feet to 48 feet by the Zoning Board of Appeals and a Special Use Permit for development within 1,000 feet of the Hudson River by the Planning Board. The project is located 42 Wyndclyffe Court and 215 Mill Road on the west side extending to the railroad tracks and Hudson River in the Town of Rhinecliff, New York.

Contact: Michael Trimble, Town of Rhinebeck, Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-3409, E-mail: Town.planning@rhinebeck-ny.gov.

Orange County - The Town of Crawford Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approval for Wireless Telecommunication Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 150 foot tall, self supporting monopole and 12 panel antennas installed at the top. In addition, a fenced equipment compound with an unmanned equipment shelter will be located at the base of the monopole. The project is located at 1823 State Route 52 in the Town of Crawford, New York.

Contact: Linda Zwart, Town of Crawford, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566, Phone: (845) 744-6464.

Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Goshen Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposal to deepen the quarry within the existing footprint an additional 450 feet to a depth of -16 feet below mean sea level (MSL), which includes mining into the groundwater. All other aspects of the operation (rate of mining and processing) will remain the same. The applicant is currently permitted to mine approximately 53.5 acres out of a total of 65 acres under their control. The project is located at 320 Route 17A in Goshen, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Crist, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3014, E-mail: dep.r3@dec.ny.gov.

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Alexander Street Planned Urban Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a redevelopment of a Brownfield cleanup site on approximately 20 acres including, 1,395 residential units, 85,000 square feet of commercial space, .5 mile of new public right of way in the same approximate location as the existing private driveway extension of Alexander Street, 8 acres of publicly accessible open space and 4 acres of private open space rooftop gardens. Parking will include 1,395 spaces for residential units, 283 spaces for commercial uses and 252 public parking spaces. The project is located at 35 Babcock Place, 39-A Water Grant, 39-B Water Grant, 41 Water Grant, 41-B Water Grant, 40 Water Grant, 41 Water Grant-Rear, 42 Water Grant, 42-A Water Grant, 42-B Water Grant, 161, Alexander Street, 15 Babcock Place and 159 Alexander Street in the City of Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Lee Ellman, City of Yonkers, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 320, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 337-6558, E-mail: lee.ellman@cityofyonkers.com.

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Crompond Crossing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of an existing 8.2 acre commercial property into retail space and work force housing development. Construction of a parking lot, roads and stormwater facilities will be developed to meet zoning requirements. Some stormwater practices are located in the Town of Yorktown wetland buffer and minor grading associated with construction is in the buffer as well. The site is currently zoned C-2/R-3 and is served by public utilities. The project is located at 3372 Old Crompond Road in the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: Susan Siegle, Town of Yorktown, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-5722.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of LaGrange Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Daley Farm Planned Development District. The Final EIS will be avialable on August 5, 2011 at the Town of LaGrange Town Clerk and Planning Board Offices, Town Hall, 120 Stringham Road, Lagrangeville; LaGrange Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, LaGrangeville and on line at: NYS-EIS.com.

The action involves the establishment of a Planned Development District (PDD), to be known as the "Daley Farm PDD", on a site comprising a total of 233.36 ± acres of land. The site is primarily located within the R-40/60/80 zoning district, with a small portion of the site just south of Titusville Road located within the C-2 zoning district.

The proposed action will consist of 126 new residential units and the preservation of the existing farm site and residence, for a total of 127 residential units. The 127 units comprising the proposed action involve the construction of 64 detached single-family residences, 56 townhomes, six estate homes on lots ranging from two to eight acres in size and the existing farm residence. It is the applicant's objective to provide a mix of housing types on-site, while preserving approximately 56% of the site as open space through conservation easements.

The project is located between Titusville Road and Davis Road to the north, Noxon Road to the east, Colleen Court to the south and Daley Road and the County-owned Maybrook Rail Trail to the west in the Town of LaGrange, New York.

Contact: Eileen Mang, Town of LaGrange, 120 Stringham Road, LaGranveville, NY 12540, Phone: (845) 452-8562, E-mail: emang@lagrangeny.com.

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