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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 08/05/2015

Orange County

Applicant:

Orange County
2455-2459 St Rte 17M
PO Box 637
Goshen, NY 10924 -0607

Facility:

Orange County Airport
500 Dunn Rd
Montgomery, NY 12549

Application ID:

3-3342-00267/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 11 Endangered/Threatened Species (Incidental Take)
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Montgomery, Orange County

Project Description:

Orange County proposes to relocate Runway 3-21 of the Orange County Airport, and other improvements, in order to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety requirements. Currently the Wallkill River immediately abuts the south end of Runway 3-21 making it necessary to shift the existing runway 1,000 feet to the northeast to establish the FAA mandated 1,000-foot long by 400-foot wide Runway Safety Area (RSA) on both the south and north ends of the runway.

Project activities will physically disturb the Wallkill River (0.06 acres), New York State Freshwater Wetlands (7.86 acres), and Federal Wetlands (4.22 acres), requiring the applicant to obtain Article 15 Protection of Waters permits, Article 24 Freshwater Wetland permits, and Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Department. DEC regulated activities include:

1) Relocation of Runway: Construction of the new 5,006 feet long runway, and parallel 5,800 feet long taxiway will require the filling of 4.22 acres of federal wetlands. Since the Upland Sandpiper (NYS Threatened) is known to occur within or near the project site, demolition and construction activities will be subject to time of year restrictions and require the project sponsor to implement a DEC approved Grassland Bird Monitoring Plan to avoid impact to the state-listed species.

2) Tree Obstruction Removal: In order to satisfy FAA Regulation Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace, the project sponsor proposes to clear-cut trees, which have the potential to penetrate the airspace of the reconfigured runway, within 5.78 acres of Freshwater Wetland PB-64 (Class II) and 2.01 acres of its 100 foot adjacent area; and 2.08 acres of Eligible Freshwater Wetland GO-58 (Class II) and 2.75 acres of its 100 foot adjacent area. Impacts to the wetland are considered temporary and do not require mitigation. Tree removal activities will be restricted to occur between October 1st and March 31st to avoid impact to Indiana bat (NYS Endangered).

3) Stormwater Drainage Management System: As part of the necessary improvements and reconfiguration to the airport's stormwater drainage management system, the project sponsor proposes to repair or replace eleven (11) stormwater outlets located within the bed or banks of the Wallkill River [Water Index No. H-139, Class B]. In addition, installation of riprap is proposed to stabilize the channel around the rehabilitated stormwater discharge outlets.

4) Mitigation Site: The United States Army Corp of Engineers is requiring the project sponsor to create 4.30 acres of freshwater wetlands to mitigate 4.22 acres of permanent impact to federal wetlands described in Item 1 above. The mitigation site will be located offsite in the Town of Goshen on property owned by Orange County adjacent to the Orange County Emergency Services Building and Orange County Jail. The compensatory wetland mitigation will be constructed within 4.20 acres of the State regulated 100 foot adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland GO-30 (Class II).

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Orange County Legislature

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 20, 2015.

Contact:

Joseph R Murray
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov


Sullivan County

Applicant:

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center Inc
356 Villa Roma Rd
Callicoon, NY 12723

Facility:

Villa Roma Resort
356 Villa Roma Rd
Callicoon, NY 12723

Application ID:

3-4826-00013/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Delaware, Sullivan County

Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal and set a standard five year term to State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit (NY0148610). Permit pages, limits, requirements, and general conditions have been updated and reflect current permit language, DEC guidance, format and nomenclature. The discharge class has been changed from 02 to 09. Administrative updates have been made. Footnotes have been updated. A flow Schematic has been added. Reporting requirements have been added. This permit is for the surface discharge of 145,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to Jones Brook, a class C(T) water.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 04, 2015.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Ulster County

Applicant:

Michael Fishteyn

Facility:

Fishteyn Property
495 Mill Hook Rd
Accord, NY 12404

Application ID:

3-5144-00294/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Rochester, Ulster County

Project Description:

The applicant is proposing disturbances to a previously disturbed portion of the regulated 100-foot adjacent area of NYS Freshwater Wetland M-21, Class 1, in association with the construction of an 8-foot-wide driveway to a residential work site. The driveway will be placed within an existing travelway and includes approximately 130 linear feet of disturbance to the protected area. The work consists of the excavation of soil to a depth of one foot and the placement of rock material within the excavated area to create the driveway. The project is located approximately 0.6 mile from the intersection of Mill Hook Road and Lower Whitfield Road.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 20, 2015.

Contact:

Jonathan J Stercho
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov


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