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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/13/2016

Public Notice

Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, sections 1-0101(3)(b), 3-0301(1)(b); 3-0301(2)(m), 9-0105(1) and 9-0105(3) the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Addition of a New Section 190.10 to Title 6 NYCRR to protect public safety and the natural resources on the Croton Gorge Unique Area.

For further information, contact:

Jeff Wiegert
NYS DEC - Region 3 Office
Division of Lands and Forests
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3084

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Village of Chester Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendments to Establish a New RS-Technology Zoning Overlay District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Local Law which will amend the Zoning Code of the Village of Chester by establishing the Residential - Single Family Zoning District with a new Internet Incubator Technology and Research Park Overlay (known as the RS-Technology Overlay District). The purpose of this new Zoning District is to provide for an underlaying residential single family detached zone as well as planned site development and employment opportunity for those professionals interested in starting or continuing an Internet Technology and Research as well as related technology and research within a park-like atmosphere. The Overlay District is oriented towards education, research and development offices for high technology activity and uses as well as other new and creative Internet Technology and Research activities that can accomplish the purpose of this District being created for an area of the Village. Additionally, this Local Law will establish zoning for a 60.6 acre area which currently has no designated Zoning District in the Village The project is located throughout the Village of Chester, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Rivera, Village of Chester, 47 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918, Phone: (845) 469-2388, E-mail:

Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kowalczik Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to expand the approved life of mine boundary area of an existing sand and gravel mine by an additional 9 acres, thereby increasing the total life of mine area from 5 acres to approximately 14 acres on an approximate 57 acre property controlled by the permittee. The proposed modification would also add diesel powered crushing and dry screening equipment to process mined materials (sand and gravel). Current mining operations (stripping of cover material, excavation, load-out and transportation of material offsite, and concurrent reclamation of mined areas) will continue as currently approved. A total of 188,000 cubic yards (yd3) of material will be removed from the 9 acre expansion area in five phases. Excavation is not anticipated to intersect groundwater levels as mining progresses. Topsoil will be stripped and stockpiled for use in reclamation and will be stored onsite as screening berms to be constructed along the western and southern boundaries of the proposed expansion area. Reclamation will proceed concurrently with mining operations and proposed final reclamation of the site will return mined areas to agricultural use. The project is located on the east side of Hoslers Road, approximately 2,000 feet south of Hortons Road in the Town of Minisink, New York.

Contact: Scott Ballard, NYSDEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-2250, E-mail:

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