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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/21/2015

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Runway 16 Obstruction Removal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed project is intended to improve safety and protect navigable airspace associated with Stewart International Airport. The project involves the removal of on and off airport obstructions (i.e., trees) on the Runway 16 end that have been identified within the FAR Part 77 approach and transitional surfaces, the runway end siting surface (RESS), and the glide path qualification surface (GQS) based on an obstruction evaluation completed by C&S Engineers in November 2013. Obstruction removal will occur on and off airport property in wooded upland areas, wooded wetland areas, and within the 100 foot wide wetland adjacent area. In wetlands and adjacent areas, only trees and brush exceeding 12 feet in height will be cut. The project is located at 1180 1st Street in New Windsor, New York.

Contact: Thomas A. Cafarella, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1180 1st Street, New Windsor, NY 12553, Phone: (845) 838-216, E-mail: tcafarel@panynj.gov.


Ulster County - The Village of Ellenville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Ellenville has revisited the proposed action for the Water System Improvements project in regards to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). A Full EAF was previously completed and signed by the Village Supervisor on March 15, 2012. A negative declaration was issued by the Village Board on April 23, 2012. Contract 3 - Distribution System Improvements underwent scope modifications since the original submission and acceptance of the project's SEQRA documents. The following scope changes were made and approved by New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH):

  • The proposed watermain on Kossar Place was eliminated from the project.
  • The abandonment of the existing watermain traveling under Sandburg Creek from the end of Roslyn Street and the installation of 210 linear feet of 10 inch HDPE pipe directionally drilled under Sandburg Creek was added to the project.
  • The installation of 775 linear feet of new (upsized) 6 inch watermain on Glenwood Drive was added to the project.

Upon completion of the reevaluation, the Village concurs with the previously issued Determination of Significance and has reconfirmed that the Proposed Action will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts. A resolution was passed at the Village Board Meeting on June 22, 2015 determining that the amended water system improvements project is a Type I Action and will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. It is the determination that the additional items will also result in No Adverse Impact on the environment, historical or archaeological resources. The New York State Historic Preservation Office (NYSHPO) Evaluation was completed to include the entire Village, as scope changes were anticipated for the distribution system project (Contract 3). The original letter requesting project review from December 16, 2009 stated that the entire Village be included in the Project Review.

The project is located throughout the Village of Ellenville, New York.

Contact: Joe Stoeckeler, Village of Ellenville, 2 Elting Court, Ellenville, NY 12428, Phone: (845) 647-7080, E-mail: stoeckeler@villageofellenville.com.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carriage Hill Subdivision, Westchester View Lane - Amended Preliminary Subdivision, Planning Board Steep Slope, Wetland/Watercourse and Tree Removal Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amended subdivision, Planning Board steep slope permit, wetland/watercourse permit and tree removal permit application. On December 2, 2010, the Planning Board granted final subdivision and related approvals for a fourteen (14) lot subdivision (PB 04-02), for the purposes of constructing fourteen (14) single-family residences. The applicant currently proposes to: (1) reconfigure two existing previously established buildable lots (Lots 3 and 4) into one additional buildable lot (Lot 4a) for a site-wide total of fifteen (15) lots; (2) modify an existing watercourse on the western portion of the newly established roadway (unnamed, extension of Westchester View Lane), by piping it to an existing wetland area, to facilitate the one additional buildable lot; (3) modify the existing watercourse on the eastern portion of the newly established roadway (unnamed, extension of Westchester View Lane) by piping it into the new stormwater drainage system proposed underneath the new roadway; and (4) reestablish the limit of disturbance lines to reflect the updated and estimated construction areas. As part of the current application, the applicant proposes 60,855 square feet of disturbance on 15-25% slopes (Steep Slopes), 6,928 square feet of disturbance on 25-35% slopes (Very Steep Slopes), and 502 square feet of disturbance on 35+% slopes (Excessively Steep Slopes). The project requires approximately 9,574 cubic yards of cut and 0 cubic yards of imported fill. The applicant proposes approximately 136,019 square feet of disturbance within the approximately 247,060 square feet of regulated wetland/watercourse buffer area on the project site. The applicant proposes the removal of three hundred thirty two (332) regulated trees from the property. The subject site consists of approximately 640,332 square feet and is situated on the south side of Dobbs Ferry Road and west of Westchester View Lane, located within the R-30 One-Family Residential District I 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.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The City of Kingston, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kingston Waterfront Brownfield Opportunity Area Plan. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on November 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 23, 2015. The Draft GEIS is available from the City of Kingston Office of Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships at City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York and on line at: http://kingston-ny.gov/Hudson-Riverport.

The Kingston Waterfront Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Plan (inclusive of the Step 2 Nomination Study and Step 3 Implementation Strategy) was prepared in accordance with the guidelines established by the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS) for the BOA grant program. The BOA includes the waterfront area between Dock Street / Abeel Street and the confluence of Rondout Creek and the Hudson River at Kingston Point. The BOA Plan will guide redevelopment of the approximately 192 acre BOA, including possible remediation of several strategic brownfield sites adjacent to parkland, commercial and residential areas, and the Hudson River and Rondout Creek. The BOA Plan recommends possible development scenarios for vacant and underutilized brownfields, the implementation of which would likely result in new commercial, retail, entertainment, residential and/or public open space land uses.

The project is located along the waterfront on Rondout Creek from Island Dock to its confluence with the Hudson River in the City of Kingston, New York.

Contact: Gregg Swanzey, City of Kingston, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, Phone: (845) 334-3962, E-mail: gswanzey@kingston-ny.gov.


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