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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/8/2015

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Distribution System Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the funding of upgrades to the Water Distribution System including in-kind replacement of distribution pipes and the replacement of the current 5.0 MG water reservoir with a new reservoir(s) in a location adjacent to the current facility. The project is located in College Hill Park at 149 North Clinton Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Contact: Joseph Chenier, City of Poughkeepsie, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Phone: (845) 451-4215, E-mail: jchenier@poughkeepsie.com.


Dutchess County - The Village of Red Hook Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cross-Connection Control Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the establishment of a local law for a legal foundation for a municipal cross connection control program to protect the Village of Red Hooks's public water supply. The law prohibits connections between the public water supply and any other water supply, and requires that certain users within the Village install backflow prevention devices meeting certain minimum standards. The project is located throughout the Village of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Cindi Cole, Village of Red Hook, 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-1081, E-mail: info@redhooknyvillage.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rockland County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Planet - NY Drop-In Biofuels LLC -Waste to Fuel Facility (The New Planet Project) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until August 7, 2015. Two public scoping meetings to receive comments on the draft scope for the SDEIS have been scheduled for July 29th, 2015 at 3.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. at the Fieldstone Middle School located at 100 Fieldstone Drive, Thiells, NY 10984. Speaking times may be limited to accommodate all attendees. Interested persons are encouraged to provide any detailed or extensive comments in writing. Draft scoping materials have been prepared by the applicant, New Planet-NY Drop-In Biofuels LLC and NYS DEC. These draft scoping materials are available on-line at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html or from the contact person listed within this notice.

The action involves a proposal by New Planet, for the construction and operation of a waste-to-fuels facility that will convert carbonaceous matter found in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into a fuel product and proposes amendments to Chapter 215 of the Code of the Town of Stony Point to provide for the development of green industrial facilities in the Town of Stony Point within Light Industrial zoning districts (Proposed Amendments).

The New Planet Project will divert approximately 1.7 million tons per year of MSW (the ultimate capacity to be determined upon completion of the final design). The raw MSW is proposed to be delivered to the New Planet Project by truck with deliveries to be concentrated during off-peak traffic periods, i.e. overnight. MSW will then be sorted and separated, and the vast majority will either be converted (at the proposed facility) into a fuel product or recycled off site. A portion of the MSW that cannot be converted or recycled will be deposited into a landfill. The MSW/feedstock will originate from outside of Rockland County, and it is currently anticipated that the majority of the MSW/feedstock will originate from the City of New York and parts south of Rockland County.

The New Planet Project is located on four separate parcels of land totaling approximately 39 acres in the Town of Stony Point, Rockland County, New York. The property is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City, east of US Route 9W at the terminus of Holt Drive. The site is located on both sides (east and west) of the existing CSX rail line in the Town of Stony Point, New York.

Contact: John W. Petronella, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3041, E-mail: NewPlanet@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Village of Woodbury Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cabela's Wholesale, Inc. The Final EIS is available from the Woodbury Town Hall; the Woodbury Village Hall; both branches of the Woodbury Public Library and on line at: www.villageofwoodbury.com/planning.

The action involves the demolition of an existing motel and parking area for the construction of a commercial center which will include an 86,540 square foot retail building and two restaurants of 4, 770 square feet each. A parking area containing 615 parking spaces is proposed.

The project site consists of two tax parcels consisting of 13.5 acres on the west side of Route 17 /Avrill Avenue, north of Larkin Drive, and south of NYS Route 17 in the Village of Woodbury, New York. A lot consolidation is proposed as part of this action. The project site contains portions of Locey Lane owned by the State of New York and an abandoned portion of Melody Lane owned by the Village of Woodbury. The applicant proposes to obtain title to both of these parcels as part of the project. Access to the site will be from the existing intersection of Locey Lane. Modifications are proposed to the access drive and the entrance to the existing gas station.

The project will connect to public sewer operated by Orange County and will hook into the Village of Harriman public water system.

Contact: Maria Hunter, Village of Woodbury, 511 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY 10930, Phone: (845) 926-6911 extension 5, E-mail: woodblddept@yahoo.com.


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