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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/19/2012

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kent Hollow Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the mining of an approximately 34 acre life-of-mine (LOM) surface unconsolidated sand and gravel mine within an 82 acre parcel, which upon completion of mining activities will be reclaimed to agricultural land. Removal of top soil will be accomplished with a bulldozer and loader in advance of mining and stockpiled in berms along the edges of each mining phase. Excavation of sand and gravel will be accomplished by use of a rubber-tire front-end loader with processing of material on site or placing directly into haul trucks for shipment. Processing of aggregates on site will be done as needed by a small dry screen plant and crusher to reduce the diameter of oversized material. The excavated/processed material will be transferred to trucks and transported from the mine site. The mine site is presently comprised of an existing mine, old farm fields and intervening hedge rows and is located entirely within an 82 acre parcel owned by Roy Steiner, Kent Hollow, Inc. The project is located on the west side of Route 2, entrance to the site is about 0.2 mile south of and across the highway from Clark Hill Road in the Town of Amenia, New York

Contact: James J Eldred, NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845)256-3054, E-mail: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Ulster County - The New York State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz New Science Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 74,000 ± gross square foot New Science building on the SUNY New Paltz Campus. The site currently contains the International Student Center and Hamner House, which will be demolished. Several existing parking lots will be incorporated as well. The project is located at the intersection of Plattekill Avenue and South Manheim Boulevard on the northeast corner of the SUNY New Paltz Campus in New Paltz, New York.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, New York State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, Phone: (518) 320-1710, E-mail: peggy.mcsorley@suny.edu.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Costco Wholesale Club and Fueling Station. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until a date to be determined. The Draft EIS is available from the Town of Yorktown Town Clerk, Town of Yorktown Planning Department, John C. Hart Memorial Library and on line at: http://www.yorktownny.org.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop an 18.75 acre parcel, and construct a 151,092 square foot Costco Wholesale Club retail store and club member available filling station with three pump islands in a C-3 zoning district. Within the proposed Costco store will be a 4 bay loading dock and tire center that will include 4 service bays, an office/waiting area, and a sales floor. The project is located at 3200 Crompond Road (Routes 202/35) in Yorktown Heights, Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: John Tegeder, Town of Yorktown, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-6565, E-mail: planning@yorktownny.org.


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