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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/18/2013

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Palumbo Sand and Gravel Mine Modification to Expand will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Palumbo Sand and Gravel Company to modify their existing mining permit to allow an increase in size of an 18 acre pond, currently approved for excavation, by 3 acres. Expansion will allow for excavation and removal of approximately 150,000 cubic yards of additional material as excavation of the pond continues into those areas and final grades and elevations are reached. The modification is a continuation of existing approved mining activities and methods to excavate below groundwater in order to mine from 30 to 55 feet below the current mine floor. The majority of the 21 acre pond area would remain a minimum distance of 200 feet from the east bank of the Swamp with a small section at the western bank associates with the expansion being approximately 150 to 160 feet from the river bank The entire pond and expansion is within the existing mine limits east of the Swamp River. There are no changes to the existing mining operations authorized under the NYS DEC permit as a result of this modification or the reclamation objective which continues to be creation of open space including a pond.

The project is located within the eastern portion of the existing Palumbo Sand and Gravel Company Mine at the intersection of Sherman Hill Road and NYS Route 22 in the Town of Dover, New York.

Contact: James Eldred, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone (845) 256-3059, E-mail: dep.r3@dec.ny.gov.


Sullivan County - The Town of Liberty Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ben Weitsman and Son of Liberty, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the relocation of a presently licensed Junkyard to a Scrap Metal Recycling Junkyard to be constructed on a 3.5 acre site. The project will establish a collection center to ferrous and non-ferrous metals. There will be no long term storage of scrap vehicles or parts. The proposed business will collect scrap metals and vehicles in all forms from individuals and businesses.

Incoming vehicles for scrap will be inspected and drained of all fluids, batteries and other materials as required by the vehicle dismantling requirements of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Fluid recovery will occur in a covered fluid recovery structure. Material recovered in the operation will be transported off site and recycled and or otherwise lawfully disposed.

The project is located at the end of Sheehan Road in the Town of Liberty, New York.

Contact: Lynn Dowe, Town of Liberty, 120 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754, Phone: (845) 292-8511, E-mail: lynndowe@wildblue.net.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed SG Chappaqua B, LLC SEIS - Proposed Project and Town Board Proposed Amendments to Town Code Chapter 60 and the Town Development Plan (Consolidated Proposed Action). The Final SEIS is available from the Town of New Castle Town Clerk's Office, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514; the Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York 10514 and on line at: www.mynewcastle.org.

The action involves a Proposed Local Law that would amend the Town of New Castle's Development Plan concerning commercial development policies and would amend New Castle Town Code Chapter 60 to adopt new zoning text provisions to establish an Office Park Retail Overlay District but would not map the district, but set procedural standards that would apply to the future mapping of an Office Park Retail Overlay District in a Research and Office Business District and set substantive standards that would apply to any development proposed within a mapped Office Park Retail Overlay District (Proposed Local Law). Also an "SEIS - Proposed Project Petition and Application of SG Chappaqua B, LLC" (Petition Proposed Action) dated October 11, 2012, with Exhibits 1 through 12 (Petition) from SG Chappaqua B, LLC (Petitioner), as owner of a parcel consisting of 114 acres and several adjoining parcels consisting of approximately 6 acres, all commonly known as the Reader's Digest Property (Property) which seeking (i) amendment and adoption of the Proposed Local Law and application of the Office Park Retail Overlay District zoning to a portion of the Chappaqua Crossing Property consisting of approximately 23.9 acres (Proposed Retail Zoned Portion), (ii) approval of a Preliminary Development Concept Plan for the Proposed Retail Zoned Portion (Proposed Retail PDCP), (iii) amendment of the Preliminary Development Concept Plan and of the conditions therein adopted April 11, 2011, on the zoning to Multi-Family Planned Development (MFPD PDCP) of a portion of the Property consisting of approximately 30.6 acres (MFPD Portion), and (iv) amendment of the Town Zoning Map to map the Proposed Retail Zoned Portion.

The project is located generally east of the Metro-North Harlem Division railroad line and the Saw Mill River Parkway, north of Roaring Brook Road, and west of Bedford Road/NYS Route 117 and Cowdin Lane, in the Town of New Castle, New York and is commonly known as the Reader's Digest property.

Contact: Sabrina D. Charney Hull, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, Phone: (914) 238-4723, E-mail: scharneyhull@town.new-castle.ny.us.


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