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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/31/2013

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and draft Supplemental Remedial Investigation and Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan from Global Companies LLC for a site known as the New Windsor River Road Site, site ID #C336086. This site is located in the Town of New Windsor, within the County of Orange, and is located at 1220 River Road. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than August 30: Matthew Hubicki, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9564, E-mail: mshubick@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Town of Poughkeepsie Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Central Hudson SC and KB Transmission Line Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan and aquatic resource permit application by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation for modifications to an existing 1.8 + mile long segment of a 115 kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line located on lands of Tilcon New York Inc. and of the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency. The project consists of separating a double circuit line segment into two separate single-circuit lines, in order to improve system reliability for both residential and industrial electric customers. The line separation project involves enlarging the existing easement right-of-way by an additional 50 feet, installing new single-pole steel structures near existing poles, stringing new conductors and lines, and tying them into existing circuits.

The line separation project is proposed for construction along the existing line route within the existing 150 foot wide easement. This compares to developing an entirely new route for the second line which would generally be a new independent 150 foot wide line corridor. The proposed routing limits the necessary clearing of new lands. Under the proposed action, a 50 foot wide additional easement is required along the line segment, and the newly acquired right-of-way would be used as open space clearance in accordance with the National Electric Safety Code and Central Hudson's transmission right of way management practices. The added 50 foot wide area would be cleared of trees, but stumps and low lying vegetation will remain. The land itself is not proposed to be re-graded.

The project is located at 10 and 94-98 Sand Dock Road and 461 Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Contact: Eric Hollman, Town of Poughkeepsie, 1 Overocker Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 485-3658, E-mail: poughkeepsie-ny.gov.


Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson River Estuary Habitat Restoration Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Hudson River Habitat Restoration Plan which identifies priority habitat types for restoration in the Hudson River estuary based on three (3) criteria: 1) habitats that are important to the overall health of the ecosystem; 2) habitats that have been degraded or destroyed on a large scale by human action; and 3) habitats for which there are existing feasible opportunities for restoration. The criteria resulted in four (4) priority habitats for restoration: 1) intertidal habitats; 2) shallow water habitats; 3) shorelines; and 4) tributary stream habitats. The plan identifies five (5) restoration actions intended to restore the four priority Hudson River habitats: 1) preserve existing estuary habitat; 2) restore side channels, including tidal wetlands, vegetated shallow waters, back waters and intertidal habitats; 3) promote and implement fish passage, dam removal and culvert right-sizing in tributaries; 4) promote and implement use of ecologically enhanced shoreline treatments; and 5) implement programs to control invasive plant species including preventing new introductions.

The plan is identified as a Type I action under SEQR consistent with 617.4(b)(1)- "the adoption by any agency of a comprehensive resource management plan". The plan will serve to set priorities and guide partnerships with state and federal agencies, municipalities and non-governmental organizations to restore habitats in the Hudson River estuary on an ecosystem scale, and will not have a significant adverse environmental impact on the estuary. Detailed site specific and restoration design information has not been developed. Individual projects implemented under the restoration plan will be subject to full permitting processes including SEQR review. The draft plan can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html.

The project is located in the Hudson River Estuary from Troy, New York to the Tappan Zee Bridge in the Counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester, Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer, New York.

Contact: Daniel Miller, NYS DEC - Hudson River Estuary Program, P.O. Box 315, Staatsburg, NY 12580, Phone: (845) 889-4745, E-mail: hrep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hudson Steppe. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the John Paul Rodrigues Ossining Operations Center, 101 Route 9A, Ossining, NY 10562. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 23, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from the Village of Ossining Planning Department; the Village of Ossining Town Clerk's Office; Village of Ossining Library and on line at: villageofossining.org.

The action involves the construction of 188 rental units and 7,500 square feet of office space. The project is located at 34 State Street in the Village of Ossining, New York.

Contact: Valerie Monastra, Village of Ossining, 101 Route 9A, P.O. Box 1166, Ossining, NY 10562, Phone: (914) 762-6232, E-mail: vmonastra@ossbuilding.org.


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