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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/3/2012

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tivoli North Bay Glyphosate Treatment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYS DEC to extend the expiration date of its permit to treat up to 12 acres of mono-specific stands of Phragmiles australis within New York State designated Freshwater Wetland SG·3 (Tivoli North Bay), with the herbicide Rodeo (active ingredient glyphosate). NYS DEC also proposes to modify this permit to allow glyphosate treatment anywhere in Tivoli North Bay (an approximately 364 acre area) where Phragmites stands may develop. This modification would allow NYS DEC to rapidly respond to new Phragmites infestations, rather than delay treatment until the stands become well-established. The project is located at the Hudson River Research Reserve on Kidd Lane in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Adam Peterson, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Comers Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3096, E-mail: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Dutchess County - The Village of Rhinebeck Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village Police Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 2,300 ± square foot police station on a parcel of land immediately adjacent to Village Hall within the Village of Rhinebeck Historic District. The Police Department is currently housed in a temporary mobile trailer in the parking lot at Village Hall. Also included in the action is creation of nine new parking spaces and replacement of the existing sanitary sewage disposal system with a new septic disposal system. The project is located at 14 Center Street in the Village of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Gail Haskins, Village of Rhinebeck, 76 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-7015, E-mail: village.clerk@rhinebeck-ny.gov.


Orange County - The Town of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Goshen Planning Board will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to collocate a wireless communications facility on an existing 154 foot lattice tower, as measured from the surrounding grade, which includes a twenty (20) foot extension to the monopole. The project is located on Harriman Drive in the Town of Goshen, New York .

Contact: Ralph Huddleston, Jr., Town of Goshen, Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 294-6430.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses. The Final EIS is available at the Town of Warwick Planning Department, Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990 and on line at: http://www.townofwarwick.org.

The action involves locating the world headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses to a tract of land, formerly owned by the International Nickel Company (INCO), in the Sterling Forest State Park area of the Town of Warwick. The proposed World Headquarters will provide space for a religious administrative campus comprised of approximately 8 buildings along with several accessory site structures constructed on approximately 45 acres of the 253 acre site. The proposed project is intended to relocate the offices of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses and various supporting departments and committees from Brooklyn, NY to a rural setting in closer proximity to the Jehovah's Witnesses two other upstate facilities in Shawangunk, NY and Patterson, NY. The project is located at 1 Kings Drive in the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Connie Sardo, Town of Warwick, Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845)986-1127, E-mail: towplanning@yahoo.com.


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