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ENB - Region 3 Notices 1/23/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Availability of Draft Permit for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), is seeking public comment on a draft permit for the new Tappan Zee Bridge project.

In a Notice of Application and Hearing for this application posted in the January 16, 2013 Environmental Notice Bulletin for this project NYS DEC announced that it will hold public hearings to accept public comment on the application. See the notice for hearings details. The hearings will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Times: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Location: Comfort Inn and Suites
Regency Ballroom
425 East Route 59
Nanuet, New York

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Times: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Location: Westchester Marriott
Grand Ballroom
670 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, New York

In July 2012 NYS DEC determined that the project applications were called complete. It concluded then that all statutory and regulatory criteria could be met through the imposition of permit special conditions.

Since then a final project design has been chosen. The selected contractor's initial design data refine project details and show that the project will result in a less impact on the Hudson and environment than indicated at the time of the July 25, 2012 Notice. A revised draft permit (PDF) (289KB) based on the selected contractor's information is now available for review and may be seen on Documents of Public Interest for Noteworthy Projects webpage at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html.

As the January 16, 2013, ENB notice states, all written application comments must be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact Person listed below. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2013. E-mailed or faxed comments must be received by NYS DEC by 5:00 p.m. February 18, 2013.

All comments on the application will be considered by NYS DEC to determine if they raise substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations required of the NYS DEC under the Environmental Conservation Law.

NYS DEC Contact Person:
John J. Ferguson
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750
Phone: (518) 402-9167
Fax: (518) 402-9168
E-mail: depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Hook Sand & Gravel will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by West Hook Sand and Gravel Inc. to modify their existing sand and gravel mining limits to include a 3.9 acre parcel (Peterson Parcel) to the south, re-affect 7.1 acres of the previously reclaimed south slope, and exclude an additional 20 acres of Phase 6 (6.25 acres of which are occupied by the existing Construction and Demolition processing plant). Onsite processing via a portable wash plant and crusher will continue. Reclamation of the mined area will consist of grading and placement of topsoil, reseeding the floor and reforesting the perimeter slopes. The stated reclamation objective is open space. The project is located at 25 West hook Road in Hopewell Junction, Town of Fishkill, New York

Contact: John W Petronella, NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3041, E-mail: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Dutchess County - The Dutchess Water and Wastewater Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Shore Haven Water System Phase 1 and Phase 2 Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the Shore Haven Water System located in the Town of Pawling, New York. Phase 1 System improvements include development of an additional groundwater well source, installation of treatment systems to address water quality issues (disinfection by-products, radionuclides, iron, and manganese) and installation of a booster station to improve system pressures. Phase 2 System improvements include replacement of existing water distribution mains, and installation of additional isolation valves, flushing hydrants and sample stations. Dependent upon system performance and funding availability, some additional piping may be installed to loop existing dead-end distribution pipes. The project is located on Rocky Mountain Way, Route 292 and Lakeview Road in the Town of Pawling, New York.

Contact: Bridget Barclay, Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: 486-3623, E-mail: bebarclay@dutchessny.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Putnam County - The Town of Putnam Valley Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed HYH Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments will be accepted until February 19, 2013. A public scoping session will be held on February 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley. The action involves a 15 lot residential subdivision with individual wells and septic systems on a 236 acre parcel adjacent to Clarence Fahnstock State Park. The project is located on Pudding Street, east of Brookside Avenue extending to the Town of Kent in the Town of Putnam Valley, New York.

Contact: Michele Babnik, Town of Putnam Valley, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10957, Phone: (845) 562-3740, E-mail: mbabnik@putnamvalle.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hidden Cove. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on January 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the John Paul Rodrigues Ossining Operations Center, Ossining, NY. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 2013. The Draft SEIS is available at the Village of Ossining Department of Planning, The Village of Ossining Clerk's Office and on line at: www.villageofossining.org.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant for 137 residential units on the lower portion of the site with the potential for future development on the plateau. The project is located at 36 Water Street in the Village of Ossining, New York.

Contact: Valerie M. Monastra, Village of Ossining, P.O. Box 1166, Ossining, NY 10562, Phone: (914) 762-6232.


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