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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/7/2013

Public Notice

Amendments to June 25, 2013 RFP for Operation and Maintenance Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency's Waste-To-Energy Facility

Boiler Inspection, Records Review

Notice is hereby given that the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (Agency) has amended its Request for Proposals (RFP), dated June 25, 2013, for a contract (Service Agreement) to operate and maintain the Agency's waste-to-energy facility (Facility) commencing on July 1, 2014.

The amendments:

1) Extend the time to submit proposals until 3:00 p.m. on September 4, 2013 at the Agency office, located at 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, and
2) Require proposers to submit proposals for either or both a thirteen (13) year term with two six (6) year Agency options to extend, and/or a single twenty-five (25) year term. The term chosen will be at the Agency's discretion.

Copies of the Amendments to the Request for Proposals, Amended Proposal Response Forms A-G, and the Amended Preferred Service Agreement, may be obtained from the Agency's Executive Director, William J. Calogero, E-mail: wcalogero@dcrra.org, or Denise Walsh, E-mail: dpadwalsh@aol.com, and will be available online at: www.dcrra.org.

No changes have been made to Appendices "A" - "L" of the Preferred Service Agreement, or to Exhibits "2" and "3" of the RFP, which were issued on June 25, 2013 and are available at: www.dcrra.org.

Notice is further given that potential proposers will be able to inspect the Facility boilers and review Facility outage records on August 5, 6 or 7, 2013. Notice of the chosen date will be given approximately 48 hours in advance to potential proposers who have registered with the Agency. For details see: www.dcrra.org.

Contact: William J. Calogero, Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: (845) 463-6021, Fax: 845-462-6090, E-mail: wcalogero@dcrra.org.

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 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 12013, at the Schoharie Watershed Office, 6049 Main Street, Tannersville 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 Rhinebeck Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MHMG-KM Rhinebeck, LLC, and Kirchhoff Properties, LLC / Hudson Valley Credit Union Banking Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by MHMG-KM Rhinebeck, LLC, to the Town of Rhinebeck Planning Board for Subdivision Plat Approval under Town Code Chapter 101, Subdivision of Land; Applications by Kirchhoff Properties, LLC, to the Town of Rhinebeck Planning Board for Wetlands Permit under Town Code Chapter 120, Wetlands, and Site Plan Approval under Town Code Chapter 125, Zoning, and related permits, approvals and compliance determinations from other involved agencies. The action is to authorize the creation of a 2.092 acre commercial building lot from within an 11.845 acre parcel and the development thereon for occupancy by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union a 4,225 square foot banking facility with drive-through component and associated site improvements including the undertaking of a wetlands mitigation plan within the Community Business South (CB-S) District wherein a banking facility of less than 8,000 square feet is a permitted principal use subject to site plan review and approval. The project is located at 6374 NYS Route 9 North in the Town of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Michael Trimble,Town of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-3409, E-mail: town.planning@rhinebeck-ny.gov.

Putnam County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marcell Roth Dam Rehabilitation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Rehabilitation of the Marcell Roth Dam, an earthen embankment dam owned and operated by the NYS DEC. The dam impounds Waywayanda Lake, an approximate 100 acre lake that is used for recreation. The dam is approximately 200 feet in length and about 16 feet in height with a normal pool volume of about 415 acre feet. The lake is also mapped as state freshwater wetland OL-49 and is entirely within lands owned by the State.

In December of 2010 a section of the dam spillway's intake collapsed and lowered the lake from elevation (El.l 921.0 feet) to its current level of EI. 917.6 feet. Emergency repairs to the collapsed inlet were made in 2011.

The rehabilitation work will repair the spillway outlet structure and return the elevation of the lake back to 921 feet, which existed prior to the spillway damage. Work also involves minor modifications to the dam to become compliant with NYS DEC - Dam Safety requirements. The project includes the following:

  • repair of the concrete spillway intake;
  • flattening portions of the upstream and downstream slopes;
  • installation of erosion protection (rip rap) to the upstream slope;
  • improvement of the dam's internal drainage;
  • installation of an auxiliary spillway;
  • re-establish an emergency low level outlet, and extend the outlet pipe;
  • removal of vegetation and trees from the dam embankment;
  • installation of low flow outlet pipes through the spillway to provide base flow within the outlet stream.

To facilitate the construction activities, the water level of Waywayanda Lake will be lowered up to 2 feet, to no lower than EI. 915.6. Construction will require the disturbance of approximately 0.65 acres of the ground surface and removal of approximately 30 trees. It is expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete the project.

The Marcell Roth Dam is located within the California Hill State Forest just off Waywayanda Court, approximately 0.8 miles south of the intersection with Pudding Street in the Town of Kent, New York. The entire lake and construction limits of disturbance are entirely within lands owned by the State of New York.

Contact: James J Eldred, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3059.

Ulster County - The Town of Rosendale Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Decommissioning of the Binnewater Road Dam will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the decommissioning of the Binnewater Road Dam by the construction of a temporary drainageway on the west side of the dam, progressively draining the water level in the reservoir in a controlled manner so that any accumulated sediments behind the dam will not be disturbed, allowing the sediments in the reservoir area to drain and consolidate in place and then constructing a permanent stabile stream channel on the west side of the dam. The dam and its abutments will be left in place for historic preservation.

The sediments that have accumulated behind the dam will be maintained in place. The disturbed areas and any exposed sediment areas will be seeded to establish a vegetative cover.

The project is located on Binnewater Road in the Town of Rosendale, New York.

Contact: Jeanne Walsh, Town of Rosendale, 424 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472, Phone: (845) 658-3159 extension 3, E-mail: info@townofrosendale.com.

Negative Declaration; Notice of Public Information Sessions and Comment Period

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. Two (2) Public Information sessions will be held on September 18, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, New York and on September 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY. Comments will be accepted on the Negative Declaration until September 30, 2013.

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@dec.ny.gov.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chappaqua Station Workforce Housing Special Permit for Conifer Realty, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves a request for the issuance of a special permit from Conifer Realty, LLC for the development of workforce housing to be located on a 14,635 square foot property in the I-G Zoning District. The project proposes development of a 36 unit, four story apartment building consisting of three residential stories containing 24 one bedroom and 12 two bedroom apartments and one ground floor level containing utilities, a lobby and at grade parking. The project proposed to create 40 on-site parking spaces, included a pedestrian connection to the Route 120 (Quaker Street) Bridge and included public sewer and water connections. Throughout the project review process, the project was changed by reducing the building from strictly 4 stories to a 3 and 4 story townhouse style design with meaningful roof height variations (from approximately 34 feet to approximately 47 feet). The number of apartment units was reduced from 36 units to 28 units (and the number of two bedroom units was increased from 12 to 17 bringing the unit mix to 11 one bedroom and 17 two -bedroom units) which created the ability to maintain the building footprint on the subject lot rather than spilling over into the Town-owned roadway. The project is located at the intersection of Hunts Place and the northbound off-ramp of the Saw Mill River Parkway Exit 32, between the off-ramp and the Metro-North railroad tracks and commonly known as 54 Hunts Place in the Hamlet of Chappaqua, Town of New Castle, New York.

The conditions are:

  • The Brownfield Clean-up Program Mitigation of the Site;
  • Confirmation/review of architectural details of the building;
  • Fencing along the Quaker Street (Route 120) Bridge;
  • Compliance with sound transmission standards;
  • Revision of Fire Safety Plan

Contact: Sabrina D. Charney Hull, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, Phone: (914) 238-4723.

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