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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/21/2011

Public Meeting Notice

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting (rescheduled)

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at the Windham Town Hall, 371 Route 296, Hensonville NY 12439. NYC DEP and its partners will discuss the progress of several projects in the Schoharie Reservoir watershed.

The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcome.

Contact: Kimberlee Kane, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 773-4473, E-mail: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Tuxedo Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Tuxedo Comprehensive Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Town of Tuxedo Comprehensive Update. The plan includes a vision statement, goals and objectives and policies to effectuate the Plan and its recommendations for the conservation and development of the community. The project is located throughout the Town of Tuxedo, New York.

Contact: Elaine Laurent, Town of Tuxedo, 1 Temple Drive, Tuxedo, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-4411, E-mail: townclerk@tuxedogov.org.

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of New Windsor Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Plum Point Water Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the installation of two potable water supply wells to connect to existing Town of New Windsor's water distribution system. The wells are proposed to be located at the Plum Point Park, a Town park, and to tap into a sand and gravel aquifer under Town owned property adjacent to the Hudson River. The project involves the drilling of two wells to access the aquifer, a well house, and a water transmission main connecting to the existing distribution system. As a result, the irretrievable conversion of a piece of park land approximately 0.4 acres in size will be required for use of the proposed well house / control building. While the Town of New Windsor's existing sole permanent water supply is the New York City Catskill Aqueduct, periodic and future scheduled long term shut downs have forced the Town to seek an alterative water source to provide potable and fire protection water for the Town's water district. The project is located on the Town of New Windsor's Plum Point recreation area, near the west shore of the Hudson River at approximately river mile 61. The parcel is located north of Plum Point Lane in the Town of New Windsor, New York and consists of a total of 13.3 acres.

Contact: George Green, Town of New Windsor, Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The City of White Plains Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed French-American School of New York (FASNY) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on October 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of White Plains Common Council Chambers, 255 Main Street, 2nd Floor, White Plains, NY 10601. The action involves a proposal by FASNY for the development, along Ridgeway Avenue, of a pre-K through High School campus, consisting of several buildings with a maximum student capacity of 1,200 students. All traffic would enter and exit the site from Ridgeway Avenue. The application proposes 230,863 square feet of building area and 428 parking spaces. In addition, the school proposes four soccer fields, four tennis courts, one basketball court, one stand alone baseball/softball field, and one baseball field integrated into one of the soccer fields, a track around one of the soccer fields, and three playgrounds.

The 129 acre project site (the former Ridgeway Country Club) is an environmentally sensitive site and includes a pond, streams, limited steep slope areas, and over 24 acres of New York State Freshwater Wetlands (Wetland Identification Code No. G-7 on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Freshwater Map, Westchester County Map No. 11 of 14, Wetland Classification Type II). The property is located in the drainage area of the Mamaroneck River watershed.

The project is located at 400 Ridgeway in the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Susan Habel, City of White Plains, 255 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 422-1252, Email: shabel@whiteplainsny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of Pawling Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of Town of Pawling Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Amendments. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on October 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Pawling Town Hall, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling, NY 12564. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until October 28, 2011. The Draft GEIS is available from the Town of Pawling Town Hall, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling, NY 12564 and on line at: http://www.pawling.org.

The action involves the following:

1. Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan Update (CPU) and proposed zoning amendments to the use and bulk tables for the HA, HB and I zoning districts. Please refer to the Draft CPU and Appendix C containing the proposed zoning amendments. No land development is proposed in this action.
2. Changes to the uses and bulk requirements in the HA (Hamlet - 1/2 acre); HB (Highway Business - 1 acre); and I (Industry - 1 acre) zoning districts. No changes to density are proposed. All Zoning District boundaries will remain as they are currently configured.
3. The CPU objectives include review of land development regulations and open space inventory with strategies to identify gaps; need for links in; and more effective protection of natural, agricultural and open space resources and community character.
4. The Town's zoning and land use regulations will also be evaluated to balance the complement of residential and non-residential uses permitted; and flexibility and usefulness for encouraging desired uses, needed housing and better design.
5. The CPU objectives include a historic inventory; community mapping; and examination of local laws regarding effective recognition and protection of these resources.
6. The CPU objectives include evaluation of Critical Environmental Areas (CEA) and Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA) regulation and monitoring; and making linkages with other protected resources.

The project is located throughout the Town of Pawling, New York.

Contact: David Kelly, Town of Pawling, Town Hall, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling, NY 12564, Phone: (845) 855-4464, E-mail: dpkelly@pawling.org.

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