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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/30/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Issuance of Permits Hudson River Valley Resort

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has made a final decision to issue permits pursuant to the following Uniform Procedures applications:

DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00008 Water Withdrawal
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00009 Freshwater Wetland
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00010 Endangered & Threatened Species Taking
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00011 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00012 Docks & Moorings
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00013 Water Quality Certification

Project Description:
Hudson River Valley Resorts LLC proposes the development of a resort community to be located on land totaling approximately 779 acres in the Town of Rosendale, Ulster County, New York.

Actions specific to NYS DEC permit jurisdiction include construction of a public water supply system to serve the site and withdrawal of water from a surface supply; modification of habitat of a New York State endangered species; disturbance of the adjacent area of a New York State freshwater wetland; and excavation and placement of fill in a navigable water body and installation of a seasonal, floating platform.

NYS DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00007, a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for discharge of an admixture of treated sanitary and industrial waste will be issued once the application is transferred to a sewage disposal corporation formed and regulated pursuant to article 10 of the Transportation Corporations Law.

The water withdrawal and natural resource permits are posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/54656.html. The SPDES permit will be posted there when it is issued.

Project Location:
Williams Lake Road and Binnewater Road, Town of Rosendale, Ulster County

Public Notice and Response to Comments:
NYS DEC published a Notice of Complete Application in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on December 12, 2012. The notice was also published in the Daily Freeman on December 10, 2012. Comments on the applications were accepted until January 11, 2013. Comments were received from 15 individuals and organizations including the applicant. A summary of NYS DEC responses to these comments was provided in Appendix T of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS).

The online version of the Final EIS is available at the following publicly accessible web site: www.WilliamsLakeProject.com/FEIS

Contact: Rebecca Crist, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3014, E-mail: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to the Greenway Compact Plan Greenway Connections, Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to the Greenway Compact Plan Greenway Connections, Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities plan as provided for in the Hudson River Valley Greenway Act of 1991 (Section 44-0119, Environmental Conservation Law). The Orange County Greenway Compact was prepared by the Orange County Department of Planning and after numerous public presentations and public meetings.

The Greenway Compact Program is a voluntary partnership between the Greenway Council, Counties and local communities to work toward Greenway goals. Contents of the Compact agreements are locally determined for each county, but the Greenway legislation identifies five primary goals:

1. Natural and Cultural resource protection;
2. Economic development, including tourism, agriculture, and urban development;
3. Public access;
4. Regional planning;
5. Heritage and environmental education.

The project is located in Dutchess County, New York.

Contact: Mark Castiglione, Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 473-3835.


Amended Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Rhinebeck, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Thomas Thompson - Sally Mazzatella Park Master Plan (TTSM Park Master Plan) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption by the Town of Rhinebeck Town Board of a Master Plan for the phased expansion of municipal recreational facilities and preservation of open space within a 72 acre tract adjacent to the 12 acre Thomas Thompson - Sally Mazzarella Park. The project is located in the Town of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Barbara Cunningham, Town of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.


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