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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/22/2013

Public Notice

Extension of Public Comment Period

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Regional Development Authority (NYS ORDA) Belleayre Mountain Ski Center UMP and Crossroads Ventures, LLC Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park

On April 17, 2013 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) issued a Notice of Complete Application, Acceptance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Acceptance of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), and Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan (UMP) and Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. In these Notices, NYS DEC established a deadline for submission of public comments of June 24, 2013. NYS DEC scheduled a public hearing on May 29, 2013. This Supplemental Notice is for the purpose of establishing a new public comment period deadline.

New Public Comment Period Deadline

All written comments concerning the DEIS, SDEIS, the related Cumulative Impact Analysis, the draft SPDES permits and draft Protection of Waters permits must be submitted to NYS DEC Contact Person listed below by July 24, 2013. Comments sent by regular mail must be postmarked no later than July 24, 2013. E-mail and Fax comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EDT), July 24, 2013.

For all information regarding project description, project status, NYS DEC's permit authority and document availability please refer to original Notices issued April 17, 2013. The original Notices can be obtained from the contact person listed below or viewed at:

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center UMP:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130417_reg3.html#New_York_State_Department_of_Environmental_Conservation

Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130417_reg3.html#Crossroads_Ventures_LLC

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center UMP and Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park

Region 3 SEQR Notice:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130417_not3.html

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center UMP and Modified Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park

Region 4 SEQR Notice:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130417_not4.html

Contact: Daniel T. Whitehead, NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (518) 256-380, E-mail: belleayre@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bard College Blithewood Vista Tree Removal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Bard College for a Special Permit from the Town of Red Hook Planning Board to remove eleven (11) trees within 1,000 feet of the Hudson River on the Blithewood property to restore a designed landscape and historic viewshed, and to permit the annual removal of invasive species (Alianthus altissima and Phragmites australis). All stumps will remain in place to prevent erosion and slumping of native soils. The property is a part of the ± 550 acre Bard College Educational Campus in the Town's Institutional (I) Zoning District, Historic Landmarks Overlay (HL-O) District, and Scenic Corridor Overlay (SC-O) District. The project is located on Annandale Road, Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Paula Schoonmaker, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571; Phone: (845) 758-4613; Fax: (845) 758-5313; E-mail: planning@redhook.org.


Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of a new Chapter 49, entitled "Brine Prohibition," to the Code of the Town of Red Hook, Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 84 of the Code of the Town of Red Hook entitled "Garbage, Rubbish, and Refuse," and Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 143 of the Code of the Town of Red Hook entitled "Zoning" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of three closely related local laws. The first local law is the adoption of a new Chapter 49 of the Town Code entitled "Brine Prohibition." This chapter would prohibit the application of oil and gas mining and drilling byproduct, including brine, on Town roads and Town property. The second local law is the adoption of amendments to Chapter 84 of the Town Code entitled "Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse" to prohibit the disposal of natural gas or oil drilling waste byproducts in the Town of Red Hook. The third local law is the adoption of amendments to Chapter 143 of the Town Code entitled "Zoning" to make it clear that "heavy industry" is a land use that is prohibited in the Town. Included within the proposed definition of heavy industry is "natural gas and oil exploration, natural gas and oil extraction, and natural gas and oil support activities." The action is designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Town residents, and to bring the Town Code into conformance with the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities pursuant to Chapter 17-3 of the Town Code. The project is located in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Sue McCann, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571; Phone: (845) 758-4600; Fax: (845)758-0492; E-mail: smccann@redhook.org.


Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 3 Bureau of Fisheries, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prospect Reservoir triploid grass carp stocking to control submerged aquatic vegetation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Village of Goshen stocking Prospect Reservoir (66 acres) with United States Fish and Wildlife Service certified triploid (sterile) grass carp. They are proposing to stock up to 250 sterile triploid grass carp (8-12 per acre of submerged aquatic vegetation) in the lake. Their objective is to control excessive growth of submerged aquatic vegetation which currently limits it function as a water supply and the recreational use of the lake. The potential of triploid grass carp escaping from Prospect Reservoir will be unlikely given that the outlet flow is intermittent and triploid grass carp migration will be further minimized by a physical barrier in the reservoir's outlet stream. The target water will therefore be the only water affected by triploid grass carp. Effects within the lake will be positive from a water supply management perspective and for fishing, since submergent aquatic vegetation currently limits this use. No endangered, threatened, or special concern wildlife species, rare plants, animals or natural community occurrences or other significant habitats were found in Prospect Reservoir. The project is located in Prospect Reservoir, Town of Goshen, New York.

Contact: Michael J. Flaherty, NYS DEC - Region 3 Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561; Phone: (845) 256-3066; Fax: (845) 256-9219; E-mail: mjflaher@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 3 Bureau of Fisheries, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lower Teakettle Spout Lake triploid grass carp stocking to control submerged aquatic vegetation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Carmel stocking Lower Teakettle Spout Lake (11.3 acres) with United States Fish and Wildlife Service certified triploid (sterile) grass carp. They are proposing to stock up to 45 sterile triploid grass carp (15 per acre of submerged aquatic vegetation) in the lake. Their objective is to control excessive growth of submerged aquatic vegetation which currently limits recreational use of the lake. The potential of triploid grass carp escaping from Lower Teakettle Spout Lake will be unlikely given that the outlet flow is intermittent and triploid grass carp migration will be further minimized by a physical barrier at in the lake's outlet. The target water will therefore be the only water affected by triploid grass carp. Effects within the lake will be positive from a fishing and boating perspective, since submerged aquatic vegetation currently limits these uses. No endangered, threatened, or special concern wildlife species, rare plants, animals or natural community occurrences or other significant habitats were found in Lower Teakettle Spout Lake. The project is located in Lower Teakettle Spout Lake, Town of Carmel, New York.

Contact: Michael J. Flaherty, NYS DEC - Region 3 Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561; Phone: (845) 256-3066; Fax: (845) 256-9219; E-mail: mjflaher@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Ulster County - The Town of Rochester Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed ElmRock Inn LLC Bed & Breakfast expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of a current use bed & breakfast to host events of up to 250 people to include temporary installation of tents with table and chairs, sanitary facilities, parking facilities, and parking area lighting. The proposal will also include elimination of an existing driveway access onto US Route 209 and relocation/reconstruction of an existing driveway access onto US Route 209. A New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) access permit will be required. The parcel is located in both the Town of Rochester and the Town of Marbletown. The bed and breakfast main structure is listed on the National Register. The parcel is partially located in the FEMA mapped floodplain, however the proposed area for the events and parking is not located in or immediately adjacent to the floodplain. The project is located at 4494-4496 US Route 209, Stone Ridge, in the Towns of Rochester and Marbletown, New York.

Contact: Michael Baden, Town of Rochester Planning Board, PO Box 65, Accord, NY 12404; Phone: (845) 626-2434, E-mail: torpbzba@hvc.rr.com


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Monroe Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Monroe Comprehensive Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Monroe. The Comprehensive Plan includes several recommendations including recommendations for the amendment of land use regulations. The recommendations include broad policy recommendations that affect the entire community, with special focus on revitalization of the downtown and existing commercial areas along the Route 17M corridor. The project is located in the Village of Monroe, New York.

Contact: Jim Purcell, Village Hall, 7 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950; Phone: (845) 782-8341.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed United Natural Foods, Inc. Warehouse and Distribution Center. A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be held on June 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549. A deadline for written comments on the Draft EIS will be determined. The Draft EIS is available from the Planning Board Clerk's Office, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549 and on line at: www.turnermillergroup.com

The applicant proposes a 503,512 square foot warehouse/distribution center with separate accessory 8,362 square foot truck maintenance building on a site totaling 112.77 acres located in the ID (Interchange Development) District in the Town of Montgomery, County of Orange. A future expansion of the proposed facility of 165,145 square feet of additional warehouse/distribution space is also proposed and will be evaluated as part of the overall amended application, for a total anticipated buildout of 676,819 square feet. Ancillary office facilities are part of the warehouse/distribution center. The site fronts on Neelytown Road (County Route 99) and Beaver Dam Road, opposite the Cardinal Health facility. The majority of the project site was originally the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, a Final Environmental Impact Statement, and a SEQRA Lead Agency Findings Statement adopted May 11, 2009. That original completed action was known as the Crossroads Distribution Center, pursuant to an application by Panattoni Development Company, Inc, for a two lot subdivision combined with site plan special exception use and other permits. The Crossroads Distribution Center had originally proposed a 505,400 square foot warehouse/distribution center, later reduced to 455,053 square feet, on a 94.7-acre lot 1, with no proposed user for the 15.5-acre lot 2. The current applicant intends to consolidate three exiting tax lots and seeks amended land use approvals to accommodate the project as modified from the original approvals. The project is located on County Route 99 and Beaver Dam Roa in the Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Sue Hadden, Planning Board, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549; Phone: (845) 457-2643; Fax: (845) 457-2760; E-mail: tomplanzon@frontiernet.net


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