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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/26/2015

Public Notice

Draft Mongaup Pond Campground Unit Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the draft unit management plan, which will guide management of the Mongaup Pond Campground for the next 10 years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan for the campground. The Campground is located in the Sullivan County town of Rockland

The Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) is posted on the web at: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24484.html. Copies of the draft plan are also available on computer disc and may be obtained by calling (518) 457-2500.

NYS DEC will host a public availability session to receive public input on the draft plan and answer questions about campground management on September 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NYS DEC - Region 3 New Paltz Office, 21 South Putt Corners, New Paltz, NY 12561.

Public comment on the draft Mongaup Pond Campground UMP will be accepted through October 1, 2015, and can be submitted by mail or email to: NYS DEC - Division of Operations, Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, E-mail: campinfo@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC - Division of Operations, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-5253, Phone: (518) 457-2500, E-mail: campinfo@dec.ny.gov.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from the Town of Greenburgh for a site known as Frank's Nursery, site ID #C360151. This site is located in the Town of Greenburgh, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than September 25, 2015. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY 10523. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: James Candiloro, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Bureau C, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9662, E-mail: james.candiloro@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The Mamakating Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2015 Comprehensive Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to the Town's Zoning Code (Code) intended to bring the Code into increased compliance with the Town of Mamakating Comprehensive Master Plan adopted February, 2001 (Plan). A full accounting of the amendments is available from the Mamakating Town Clerk's office. Key amendments include: decrease to MG and RVP density calculated via soil-based method; decreasing densities of transient occupancy guest accommodations for resort and country inns in several districts to better reflect the recommendations in the Plan; removing two-family residences as a permitted use in several districts, where the Plan did not recommend such use; providing that central sewer and water facilities prerequisite to density increases be designed to Town standards in terms of quality, and continuing financial viability given maintenance and replacement costs; amending the requirements of the PRD districts to make residential density consistent with the overall zoning district and Comprehensive Plan density recommendations and limit the percentage of commercial development permitted; reducing the geographic size of the Town's more intensive zoning districts to sizes and locations more consistent to the textual recommendations of the 2001 plan; removing certain land uses that are unauthorized by the 2001 Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Mamakating, New York.

Contact: William Hermann, Town of Mamakating, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY 12790, Phone: (845) 88-3049, E-mail: supervisor@mamakating.org.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pacia - Planning Board Steep Slope Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a steep slope permit application for a proposal consisting of the installation of a 600 square foot in-ground pool with attached spa and stone patio. The applicant proposes 1,081 square foot of disturbance on 15-25% slopes (Steep Slopes) and an additional 2,262 square feet of impervious surfaces on the property as part of this project. The project requires approximately 150 cubic yards of cut and approximately 72 cubic yards of fill. A variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals, related to impervious surface coverage, is also required. The property consists of approximately 30,802 square feet and is situated on the east side of Fort Hill Road approximately 350 feet from the intersection of Penny Lane in the R-20 One-Family Residence District. of the Town of Greenburgh, New York.

Contact: Garrett Duquesne, Town of Greenburgh, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607, Phone: (914) 989-1530, E-mail: gduquesne@greenburghny.com.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Katzman - Amended Planning Board Steep Slope and Tree Removal Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amended steep slope permit application related to the previously approved construction of a third garage, driveway widening and covered entrance and walkway. The proposed project includes expanding the size of the third garage from 12.0 x 32.75 feet to 12.0 x 40.0 feet (from 393 square feet to 480 square feet) and the construction of a terrace to be retained by walls that would level the area now occupied by make-shift dry stone walls which were not designed to an appropriate standard. An area variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is also required for Floor Area Ratio (FAR). The applicant proposes 2,836 square feet of disturbance on 15-25% (Steep Slopes) and 548 square feet of disturbance on 25-35% (Very Steep Slopes). The project requires approximately 186 cubic yards of cut and approximately 575 cubic yards of fill which will require a fill permit from the Town of Greenburgh Bureau of Engineering. The applicant proposes the removal of one (1) regulated tree which requires a tree removal permit from the Town of Greenburgh Forestry Officer. The property consists of approximately 22,336 square feet and is situated on the west side of Euclid Avenue approximately 945 feet from the intersection of Faith Lane and Euclid Avenue in the R-10 One-Family Residence District of the Town of Greenburgh, New York.

Contact: Garrett Duquesne, Town of Greenburgh, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607, Phone: (914) 989-1530, E-mail: gduquesne@greenburghny.com.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Mount Vernon City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MX-1 Commercial Corridor District Zoning Text and Map Amendments 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 September 21, 2015. A public scoping session will be held on September 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon City Council Chambers. The Draft Scope Document is available at the Mount Vernon City Clerk Offices and on line at: www.cmvny.com.

The action involves the creation of a proposed MX-1 Commercial Corridor Zoning District, to promote the development of a wide variety of interrelated and compatible commercial, office, residential, civic, and entertainment uses in a pedestrian oriented environment while preserving the historical context and nature of the area's sites. Furthermore, the purpose is to transform an auto repair and light industrial corridor along East Third Street (between South Fulton Avenue and South Columbus Avenue) into a conduit that takes full advantage of the pedestrian oriented infrastructure of the street. Accordingly, the proposed zoning amendment will convert this corridor into its original high density, pedestrian friendly character while preserving its historical character and nature. The project is located along East Third Street between South Fulton Avenue and South Columbus Avenue in the City of Mount Vernon, New York.

Contact: George W. Brown, City of Mount Vernon, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Phone: (914) 665-, E-mail: GWBrown@cmvny.com or LCARTER@cmvny.com.


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The City of New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Rochelle Downtown Overlay Zone may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by the City of New Rochelle and the selected Master Developer (RDRXR) for the adoption of a new Downtown Overlay Zone for an approximately 309 acre area of downtown New Rochelle, New York, centered around the New Rochelle train station. The Downtown Overlay Zone is proposed as an optional overlay district, whereby landowners can choose to opt into development under the proposed Downtown Overlay Zone requirements. The Downtown Overlay Zone is broken into six Overlay Districts (DO-1 through DO-6) of varying density and uses. The highest density district, DO-1, is located in the core downtown in close proximity to the New Rochelle Train Station. The districts decrease in density and permitted heights as they move away from the DO-1 District. The intent of the Downtown Overlay District is to encourage downtown redevelopment through the creation of an active, mixed-use district with convenient, safe and pleasant access to the New Rochelle Transportation Center. The proposed Downtown Overlay Zone would standardize uses to encourage the development of economically diverse high quality housing, modern retail, commercial, office, hotel space and civic uses, integrated with well-designed pedestrian friendly streetscapes, and appropriately placed open and green spaces. The overlay districts currently existing in the zoning code (Downtown Density Bonus Floating Overlay Zone, West Downtown Business Floating District, and Transit Oriented Floating District) would be replaced by the proposed Downtown Overlay Zone.

The Proposed Action has the potential to incentivize new development in the Downtown over the next ten years, resulting in the potential for approximately 5,500 units of high-density residential use, approximately one million square feet of retail, approximately 1.2 million square feet of office space, and approximately 3.7 million square feet of other commercial uses (i.e. adult care, hotel, cultural uses, education and institutional uses, research and design, etc.). This development program would be spread across all six districts within the Downtown Overlay District.

Contact: Luiz Aragon, City of New Rochelle, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2185.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Orange County - The Village of Kiryas Joel Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Petition for Annexation of 507 ± Acres from the Town of Monroe to the Village of Kiryas Joel; Petition for Annexation of 164 ± Acres from the Town of Monroe to the Village of Kiryas Joel. The Final GEIS is available from the Village of Kiryas Joel Village Hall; the Town of Monroe Town Hall; the Monroe Free Library; and online at: KJ-SEQRA.com.

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. The Draft GEIS also considered 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 the Petitions. The project is located in the northeast corner of the Town of Monroe and in 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.


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