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ENB - Region 3 Notices 2/20/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 44

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0105 and 13-0329-16, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 44 pertaining to lobster regulations. This rule making will adopt a closed season in Lobster Conservation Management Area (LMA) 4 (waters off the south shore of Long Island). The harvest and landing of lobsters from LMA 4 will be prohibited from February 1 through March 31. During the February 1 through March 31 closure, lobster permit holders who use lobster traps or pots will have a two week period to remove lobster pots from the water after the closed season begins and may set un-baited lobster traps or pots one week prior to the end of the closed season. Permit holders who designate multiple LMAs on their permit must abide by the "most restrictive rule" which requires them to cease fishing in all areas listed on their lobster permit should any LMA listed there be closed.

This rule making is necessary to reduce lobster harvest by 10% to initiate stock rebuilding and to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the American Lobster.

This notice will be published in issue 8 of the State Register, dated February 20, 2013.

Please reference the proposed regulations web page.

For further information, please contact:

Kim McKown
NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0454
E-mail: kamckown@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Remedial Work Plan from Austin Avenue Brownfield Redevelopment II, LLC for a site known as Lot 7 and Corporate Drive, site ID #C360128. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at Corporate Drive and Austin Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than April 6, 2013. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Randy Whitcher, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C,625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: 518-402-9662, E-mail: rjwhitch@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

To have information such as this notice sent right to your e-mail, sign up with county e-mail listservs available at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, at the Shandaken Town Hall, 7209 Route 28, Shandaken, NY. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of activities conducted pursuant to the SPDES permit.

The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcome.

For further information, please contact:

Kimberlee Kane
465 Columbia Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 773-4473
E-mail: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board , as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hyde Park Town Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicants to demolish and rebuild an existing McDonald's restaurant, construct a storage shed for Williams' Lumber, and make associated site improvements in an existing 14.3 acre shopping center. The project will include the construction of an on-site septic system for McDonald's as well as a new entrance drive from US Route 9. The project is located at 4246 Albany Post Road in the Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Donna Knapp, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 extension 2, E-mail: Planningsec@hydeparkny.us.

Ulster County - The Town of Olive Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of the Town of Olive Zoning Law to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment of the Town's zoning law to regulate the use of land for exploration and extraction of natural gas and/or petroleum anywhere in the Town. The project is located throughout the Town of Olive, New York.

Contact: Sylvia B. Rozzelle, Town of Olive, PO Box 96, West Shokan, NY 12494, Phone: 845-657-8118 extension 5, E-mail: olivetownclerk@hvc.rr.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Echo Bay Center Waterfront Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 22, 2013. The Draft EIS is available form the New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801; the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801 and on line at: http://newrochelleny.com/index.aspx?NID=317

The action includes a mixed-use commercial and residential building to be located along the Echo Bay waterfront and East Main Street in New Rochelle. The building contains approximately 25,000 square of commercial retail space located along East Main Street and 285 residential units. The residential units include 71 studio apartments, 137 one bedroom apartments and 77 two bedroom apartments, for a total residential gross floor area of approximately 302,500 square feet. An additional 15,900 square of residential amenity/leasing space is included on the Main Street level of the building. Of the 285 dwelling units, 29 units (10%) would be designated "Moderate*Income Housing Units" affordable for households with annual incomes not exceeding 80% of the Westchester County median annual income. The project also includes the cleanup and restoration of the Echo Bay shoreline within the Project Site and the creation of a public waterfront esplanade providing physical public access to the waterfront, a small non-motorized boat launch area and a pedestrian bridge connection to the northern edge of the Westchester County Waste Water Treatment Plant parcel with future connection to Five Islands Park.

The project is comprised of the City Yard parcel and a portion of the Armory parcel, located at 224 East Main Street and 260-70 East Main Street, and consists of two tax lots, totaling approximately 9.4 acres in the City of New Rochelle, New York. The Project Site is located on the northeastern side of the City, with the eastern edge adjacent to Echo Bay, which is a sheltered inlet off the Long Island Sound. The City Yard parcel is approximately 6.5 acres, and the Armory parcel is approximately 2.9 acres.

Contact: Suzanne Reider, City of New Rochelle, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New York, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2023, E-mail: sreider@newrochelleny.com.

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