ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/31/2011
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Implements Expanded Quarantine to Prevent Spread of Emerald Ash Borer in Eastern New York
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has expanded 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 prohibits 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 also prohibits the movement of all ash logs from Pennsylvania into this 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.
A copy of the Quarantine Order can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/47761.html on the NYS DEC website.
Contact: Douglas Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forest, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (866) 640-0652, E-mail: email@example.com.
Dutchess County - The Village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of an Amendment to the Village Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an Amendment to the Village's 1993 Master (Comprehensive) Plan entitled "Rhinebeck Village - Worth Walking." The Amendment presents the results of a Pedestrian Task Force's investigation and recommendations for ways to make the Village more pedestrian friendly. The Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development assisted in the development of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment. The project is located throughout the Village of Rhinebeck, New York.
Contact: James Reardon, Village of Rhinebeck, 76 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-7015, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sullivan County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Joseph's Lake Dam Repair will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Pursuant to an Order on Consent issued by the NYS DEC, the applicant is proposing to repair the existing dam located at the southern end of St. Joseph's Lake. In order to conduct the required spillway repairs out of standing water, the lake must be lowered by approximately 3 to 4 feet. NYS Freshwater Wetand HA-17 is located on the northern portion of the lake and will be temporarily affected by the drawdown. It is estimated that the spillway repairs and the lake drawdown will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks. The project is located on the north side of St. Joseph's Road and west of NYS Route 42 in the Town of Forestburg, New York.
Contact: John W. Petronella, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3041, E-mail: email@example.com.
Westchester County - The Town of North Castle, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Armonk Square will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application for the construction of a new mixed-use development consisting of three new buildings, parking areas, and site amenities in downtown Armonk. Located within the CB-A and CB zoning districts in North Castle, the site is approximately 3.43 acres in size and is proposed to include a 10,234 square feet of residential space (10 Units), 4,301 square feet of retail, 2,930 square feet of office space, a 3,814 square feet of bank space, 1,425 square feet of restaurant space, a 600 square foot building for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), 3,601 square feet of circulation space, and a 24,250 square feet grocery store space, for a total of 51,155 square feet together with 179 parking spaces. In addition, the Applicant is seeking a zone text amendment to create off-street parking standards appropriate for a parking district, a zoning map amendment to change the former "Beascakes" site from the CB zoning district to the CB-A zoning district and a Town Board special use permit to allow a retail use (supermarket) over 5,000 square feet in the CB-A zoning district. The project is located at Bedford Road, Maple Ave and Main Street in the Town of North Castle, New York.
Contact: Adam R. Kaufman, Town of North Castle, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504, Phone: (914) 273-3542, E-mail: www.northcastleny.com.
Westchester County - The City of Peekskill Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Central Fire House will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the centralization of the majority of the City of Peekskill's Fire Department operations at a new Central Fire House. The City of Peekskill proposes to acquire 1137 Main Street, 1141 Main Street and a portion of 1101-9 Main Street (Crossroads Plaza) to construct the Central Fire House. Improvements to be acquired total 23,950 square feet. A total of 1.5 acres of land would be acquired. The project is located at the southwest corner of Main Street (US Route 6) and Broad Street (Route 202/35) in the City of Peekskill, downtown.
Contact: Anthony Ruggiero, City of Peekskill, City Hall, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, Phone: (914) 734-4210.