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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/16/2016

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kent Hollow Mine - Proposed 33 Acre Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop a new 33 acre sand and gravel mine on an 82 + acre parcel and remove 750,000 cubic yards of material in seven (7) phases. To process mined materials, the proposal includes new portable diesel powered crushing and dry screening equipment registered as New York State emissions sources (Air Facility Registration Certificate #3-1320-00012/00005). Proposed excavation is not anticipated to intercept groundwater elevations as mining progresses. No discharge of stormwater from active mine areas is proposed. Topsoil will be stripped and stockpiled for use in reclamation and will be stored onsite as screening berms along the perimeter of the active mining area. Reclamation will proceed concurrently with mining operations and proposed final reclamation would create open fields, gently sloping to the north and east. The project is located on the northwest side of South Amenia Road, opposite Clark Hill Road, in the Town of Amenia, New York.

Contact: Scott Ballard, NYS DEC- region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-2250, E-mail: DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov.


Ulster County - The Town of Esopus Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of Zoning Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the Zoning Local Law of the Town of Esopus, Chapter 123 of Town Code, changing the requirements for the proposed amendment will change the time period in which newspaper notice of the hearing must appear, from ten days as currently required, to five days, as provided for in Section 274-b of NYS Town Law. The proposed amendment will also eliminate the requirement that notice of the hearing must be distributed to adjacent landowners by certified mail. The amendment will allow for distribution of the hearing notice to adjacent landowners by conventional mail. The project is located throughout the Town of Esopus, New York.

Contact: Diane McCord, Town of Esopus, P.O. Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466, Phone: (845) 331-0676.


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