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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/13/2015

Public Notice

Notice of Issuance of Response to Comments and Notice of Issuance of Water Quality Certification, Freshwater Wetland and Stream Disturbance Permits

Project:
Algonquin Incremental Market Project (AIM Project)

DEC ID#: 3-9903-00099

Location: Multiple Towns located in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed its review of the public comments received for the Algonquin Incremental Market Project (AIM Project) pertaining to the Water Quality Certification (WQC), Freshwater Wetlands (FWW) and Stream Disturbance (SD) permit applications and the draft Title V permit modifications for the existing Southeast and Stony Point compressor stations.

NYS DEC has prepared a Response to Comments (RTC) which summarizes the public comments received in response to the Notice of Complete Application issued on December 31, 2014 at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/100124.html and the Legislative Public Comment Hearings held on January 21, 2015 in Brewster, New York and on January 22, 2015 in Stony Point, New York. The RTC document includes responses to comments that were provided to the NYS DEC in writing and by email, as well as the oral comments provided at the two legislative public hearings

An adjudicatory public hearing will not be held. Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 621.8 (b) and (d) the NYS DEC has determined that the comments received did not raise substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the NYS DEC is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, including the reasonable likelihood that one of the permits would be denied or can be granted only with major modifications to the project because the project, as proposed, may not meet statutory or regulatory criteria or standards.

Further, NYS DEC has issued a Water Quality Certification (WQC), Freshwater Wetlands (FWW) and Stream Disturbance (SD) permit and the construction of the project is subject to the conditions contained in the approvals. The draft Title V permits for the existing Southeast and Stony Point compressor stations have been revised and have been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their review. The Draft Permits may be viewed and printed from the NYS DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

Additional information on this project including copies of the RTC and the WQC permit can be found on NYS DEC's website/webpage titled Permit Documentation for Notable Projects at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html and on the Spectra Energy website at:
http://www.spectraenergy.com/Operations/New-Projects-and-Our-Process/New-Projects-in-US/Algonquin-Incremental-Market-AIM-Project/

Contact: Michael T. Higgins, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9179, Fax: (518) 402-9168, E-mail: AIMProject@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision (NYS DOCCS), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eastern Correctional Facility - Provide Maximum Security Perimeter will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a maximum security fenced perimeter along the front of the existing Eastern Correctional Facility to enclose the administration building and conform to current NYS DOCCS standards. Construction activities will consist primarily of site grading, fence installation, reconstruction of the existing vehicle compounds, a new paved patrol road and fire lane, reconstruction of the existing parking lots, relocation of the existing Visitor's Building, construction of a secure storage building, storm water management, as well as, water, sanitary sewer, lighting and electrical improvements. The project is located at 30 Institution Road in Napanoch, New York.

Contact: Carolyn Dunderlee, New York State Office of General Services, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 33rd Floor, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 474-5100, E-mail: carolyn.dunderdale@ogs.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Town / Village of Harrison Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Residences at Corporate Park Drive may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the redevelopment of a site to include the demolition of two existing nearly vacant office buildings and the construction in their place of a 421 unit, multi-family residential building containing amenities and an adjacent restaurant, supported by 752 off street parking spaces, located primarily within a multi-level parking garage along with associated site improvements. The project is located 103/105 Corporate Park Drive, along the I-287 Corridor, in the southern portion of the Village of Harrison in the Town of Harrison, New York.

Contact: Rosemarie Cususmano, Town / Village of Harrison, 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, NY 10528, Phone: (914) 670-3077, E-mail: RoeCusumano@harrison-ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Village of Kiryas Joel Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Petition for Annexation of 507 Acres from the Town of Monroe to the Village of Kiryas Joel . A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on June 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bais Rachel Paradise Hall, 5 Israel Zupnick Drive, Monroe, NY 10950. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted June 22, 2015. The Draft GEIS is available from the Village of Kiryas Joel Village Hall; the Town of Monroe Town Hall; the Monroe Free Library and on line at: KJ-SEQRA.com/507Acres.

The action involves a petition by 116 private property owner petitioners to annex approximately 507 acres of territory comprised of 177 tax lots from the Town of Monroe to the Village of Kiryas Joel. The Draft GEIS also considers the potential environmental impacts resulting from an alternative petition for annexation of approximately 164 acres of territory comprised of 71 tax lots from the Town of Monroe to the Village. The alternative proposes annexation of a subset of the tax lots proposed in the 507 acre annexation. No specific plans for development have been submitted with either petition.

The Draft GEIS has been determined to be complete and adequate for public review by the Village of Kiryas Joel Board of Trustees as lead agency. The Village Board will commence a Public Hearing on the Draft GEIS and a Joint Hearing with the Town Board of the Town of Monroe on the petition for annexation of approximately 507 acres and on the petition for annexation of approximately 164 acres.

The project is located on the northeast corner of the Town of Monroe and the Village of Kiryas Joel, New York.

Contact: Tim Miller, Tim Miller Associates, Inc., 10 North Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, Phone: (845) 265-4400, E-mail: tmiller@timmillerassociates.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Indriolo Subdivision. The Final EIS is available from the Mount Pleasant Town Hall, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595 and on line at: www.mtpleasantny.com.

The action involves the consideration of a subdivision, wetland permit, and steep slopes permit application to authorize a 14 lot subdivision for the construction of 11 market rate 4 bedroom single family homes on a 22.2 acre parcel in a cluster design. Two lots contain existing homes to remain, and a conservation area (Lot #14) totaling 7.44 acres is proposed for the majority of the northeastern portion of the property, which contains wetlands, wetland buffers, intermittent watercourses, steep slopes, rock outcrops, and mature forest, preserving the more sensitive habitat in the eastern portion of the site. A principal roadway access from Bear Ridge Road ends in a cul-de-sac on the property. For emergency purposes only a gated access is proposed from the end of the road's cul-de-sac within the existing right-of-way to Fawn Brook Court.

The project is located on the northeasterly side of Bear Ridge Road opposite Stephen Drive in the Town of Mount Pleasant, New York. The property is located in an R-40 One Family Residential zoning district.

Contact: Michael McLaughlin, Town of Mount Pleasant, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 742-2300.


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