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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/23/2011

Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Demolition and Disposal of Buildings at Neversink River Unique Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to demolish and dispose of existing buildings located on the Neversink River Unique Area on a site less than one acre. Formerly leased and used as a commercial fish hatchery and care taker's residence, the infrastructure is dilapidated and an attractive nuisance that could pose a public safety issue. The project is located in the Neversink River Unique Area is located in the Town of Forestburgh, New York.

Contact: Jeff Wiegert, NYS DEC - Lands and Forests, Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 256-3084.



Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Forest Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP for a Forest Management Plan to provide a broad-based set of forest management activities that could be undertaken on currently owned or future acquired New York City water supply lands to manage, improve and regenerate the New York City owned watershed land. This project, known as the Forest Management Plan, encompasses the Croton, Delaware, and Catskill water supply systems (referred to collectively as The Watershed); covering 1,971 square miles in parts of eight counties with three reservoir systems for a total of 19 reservoirs and three controlled lakes. The Croton watershed is located east of the Hudson River, in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties, with a small portion in the State of Connecticut. The majority of the Catskill system is located west of the Hudson River, in Ulster, Schoharie, Delaware and Greene Counties, with connections to the Boyd Corners and West Branch basin in Putnam County (East of the Hudson). The Delaware system is located west of the Hudson, to the west of the Catskill system. The Project applies to all City water supply lands within the Watershed and adjacent city-owned lands.

The goal of the Forest Management Plan is to protect water quality by providing guidance for ecologically diverse, vigorous and sustainable forests that are resilient to disturbance, and capable of natural regeneration of desired species.

Contact: Mark Page, Jr., NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Blvd, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4395, E-mail: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blinn Subdivision 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 by the contact person listed below until not less that 10 days after the close of the Public Scoping Session. A public scoping session will be held on December 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY. The Draft Scoping document may be viewed at the Town of Clarkstown Department of Planning, 10 Maple Avenue, New City. NY 10956 and on line at: www.timmillerassociates.com\publicreview.

The action involves the proposed subdivision of two tax parcels totaling 30.7 acres owned by the Blinn family, and located entirely in the Town of Clarkstown. Access to the project is proposed from Old Stone Road, a private road which provides access to Christian Herald Road. The subject site is located in the R-160 zoning district and the proposed development is consistent with the bulk requirements of the R-160 development regulations. The proposal is to subdivide the existing two lots into a total of six separate lots, creating four additional residences under an open development proposal. Each lot would have a separate well and individual septic systems.

The project is located on the east side of Christian Herald Road, opposite Storms Road in the Town of Clarkstown, New York.

Contact: Joe Simoes, Town of Clarkstown, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956, Phone: (845) 639-2066.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Town of Lloyd Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Mountainside Woods. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Lloyd Town Hall, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 31, 2011. The Draft EIS is available at the Town of Lloyd Town Hall, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528 and on line at: www.townoflloyd.com.

The action involves the development of a proposed residential community on three parcels of land totaling 153.07 acres. As proposed, the project involves the conservation subdivision of approximately 29.57 acres of the site into 162 single family residential lots. The remaining 123.50 acres of the site is on Illinois Mountain, an important scenic resource, and as a result of the project, this land will remain open space and be dedicated to the Town of Lloyd. The project also includes two small parcels of municipally owned land one of which bisects the project. The transfer will allow the applicant to create a more cohesive site design and to create an even right of way along Vista Drive. The project is located on Hilltop Lane and Vista Drive in the Town of Lloyd, New York. These parcels form an irregularly shaped area of land that is bordered by single and multi-family residences, municipally owned land, roads and facilities as well as privately owned vacant land. Illinois Mountain and the Town of Lloyd water treatment plant and reservoirs are located south and west of the property.

Contact: Rosaria Peplow, Town of Lloyd, Lloyd town Hall, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528, Phone: (845) 691-8011, E-mail: rpeplow@townoflloyd.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Village of Walden Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Overlook at Kidd Farm. The Final EIS is available from the contact person listed below and on line at: villageofwalden.org click on "Departments", then "Planning Board".

The action involves a clustered 204 unit townhouse development with associated recreational. amenities and a four lot commercial subdivision on approximately 37.37 acres of land. Currently there is an existing single family house located on the property, which fronts on Coldenham Road. This house will remain, however, all associated outbuildings will be removed. There is no development proposal for the four lot commercial subdivision.

Each townhouse will have 3 bedrooms, and will range in size from approximately 1,700 to 1,900 square feet. The townhouse units will be organized along the internal roadways in buildings of four or six units. The project will include a 2,500 square foot community clubhouse as well as recreational facilities and amenities. On site recreational facilities will include an outdoor pool, two children's playgrounds and a half basketball court. Amenities will also include a dog run and a gazebo.

The project proposes two main access points, one off of Coldenham Road and a second from NYS Route 208. The internal road network is looped with one cul-de-sac. An emergency only access road will extend from the bulb of the cul-de-sac out to Coldenham Road. The streets will include street lights, curbs, drainage facilities, shade trees, street signs and designated cross walks.

All proposed buildings will be served by Village of Walden water and sewer services. Stormwater runoff will be collected through a network of structures, piping, and swales and conveyed to several onsite stormwater treatment and detention facilities. The stormwater facilities will be designed in accordance with all New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) regulations.

The project is located on Coldenham Road and New York State Route 208 in the Village of Walden, New York. The Town of Montgomery town boundary runs along the south and east property line.

Contact: Stan Plato, Village of Walden, c/o Dean Stickles, Walden Village Hall, One Municipal Square, Walden, NY 12586, Phone: (845) 778-2177.


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