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ENB - Region 3 Notices 2/6/2013

Public Notice

Conversion of a Portion of Fort Niagara State Park and Addition of Replacement Lands at Bear Mountain State Park

The proposed action is the conversion of 20.16 acres in Fort Niagara State Park that is mapped in accordance with Section 6(f) of the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund regulations. This would allow for the redevelopment and reuse of 3 former army buildings by a private sector partner. The project also involves the substitution of 140.68 acres of land in Orange County to be added to Bear Mountain State Park as replacement for the conversion of 20.16 acres of recreation land in Fort Niagara State Park as required by 6(f). This action must be approved by the National Park Service. This notice is to inform interested persons of the availability for review and comment of an Environmental Assessment on this action prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Comments will be accepted until close of business on Friday, March 8, 2013.

A hard copy of the EA is available at the Park Office - Fort Niagara State Park

The online version of the EA is available at the following publicly accessible web site: http://nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx

The project is located at the Fort Niagara State Park on Route 18F in Youngstown, New York.

Contact: Karen Terbush, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-8765, E-mail: Karen.terbush@parks.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Old Troy Corners Subdivision and a Variance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Subdivision Plat Approval and a variance for the Old Troy Corners subdivision of one 3.725 ± acre parcel into two lots. The Project includes new wells and septic systems for each proposed lot. A portion of the property along Wheeler Hill Road is being dedicated to the Town. Due to the dedication of the above mentioned land, proposed Lot 2 will require an area variance because it would have 4,684 ± square feet less than the required 80,000 square feet. The project is located at Old Troy Road and Wheeler Hill Road in the Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Sue Rose, Town of Wappinger, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-6256.


Rockland County - The County of Rockland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Interceptor Improvement Project Phase I will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the improvement of capacity and/or replacing deteriorated infrastructure in Town of Ramapo, Town of Clarkstown, the Village of Spring Valley and the Village of New Square. The project is located in the Town of Ramapo, Clarkstown and the Villages of Spring Valley and New Square, New York.

Contact: Dianne T. Phillipps, Rockland Count, 4 Route 340, Orangeburg, NY 10962, Phone: (845) 365-6111, E-mail: philippd@co.rockland.ny.us.


Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 147-155 Main Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a mixed use building with 22 one bedroom and 9 two bedroom apartments above a restaurant and retail space. The project is located in the Village of Ossining, New York.

Contact: Valerie M. Monastra, Village of Ossining, PO Box 1166, Ossining, NY 10562, Phone: (914) 762-6232, E-mail: vmonastra@ossbuilding.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rockland County - The Stony Point Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson River View Building D - Waste to Energy Facility 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 February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rho Building, 5 Clubhouse Lane, Stony Point, NY. The Draft Scope is available on line at: www.townofstonypoint.org.

The action involves the installation of machinery within existing buildings for the conversion through chemical processes of carbon-rich biomass/municipal solid waste "feedstock" into a synthetic gas that can be utilized for the production of electrical energy, ethanol, and high-silica ash, which may be used in the production of concrete. The existing buildings were formerly used for the manufacturing of paint. The project includes the importation via truck of between 1,000 and 4,000 tons per day of waste/biomass. All handling of waste will be within the enclosed building. The site is part of the Kay-Fries State Superfund site. However, the monitoring and remediation of that site will not be disturbed by the change in use of this building. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has indicated that in their experience, the project sponsor would need to expand existing facilities to accommodate the tonnage capacity being sought. Related actions are issuance of required permits by NYS DEC - including Air State Facility, Solid Waste Management, and possible Title V and Multisector General Permit. The project is located on the east terminus of Holt Drive in the Town of Stony Point, New York.

Contact: Thomas Gubitosa, Town of Stony Point, 74 East Main Street, Stony Point, NY 10980, Phone: (845) 786-2716, E-mail: planning@townofstonypoint.org.


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