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ENB - Region 3 Notices 1/4/2017

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Belvedere Mansion - Expansion of Nonconforming Use will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Belvedere is a hotel with guest accommodations in four existing buildings with restaurant/bar facilities in the main building supporting dining and special event hospitality for guests and the public. The applicant is seeking site plan and special use permit approval to enlarge a preexisting nonconforming use, a country inn, by authorizing the use of the existing Hunter's Lodge and Zen Lodge buildings. Construction of the Hunter's Lodge and Zen Lodge were previously approved by the Planning Board in 1993 but final permits were not obtained and site plan approval expired. The project is located at 10 Old Route 9 in the Town or Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Cynthia Witman, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 extension 2, E-mail:

Dutchess County - The Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 231 of the Code of the Village of Tivoli entitled "Zoning" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to Chapter 231 of the Village Code entitled "Zoning" to provide supplementary regulations for off-street parking and home occupations, to amend the Zoning Map to eliminate the Pine Street Overlay District on the north side of Pine Street, and to make other associated changes in accordance with the recommendations of the Village of Tivoli Comprehensive Plan adopted in January of 2005. The proposed amendments are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Village residents and to bring the Village's Zoning Law into conformance with the Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities pursuant to Chapter 28-3 of the Village Code. The project is located in the Village of Tivoli, New York.

Contact: Robin Bruno, Village of Tivoli, 86 Broadway, P.O. Box 397, Tivoli, NY 12583, Phone: (845) 757-2021, E-mail:

Rockland County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tilcon New York, Inc. Haverstraw Quarry - Proposed Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for a number of modifications to the existing Mined Land Reclamation permit, including the following:

  • Expand the excavation area within the currently permitted life-of-mine (LOM) boundary by 3.02 acres in the vicinity of the southern perimeter of the quarry;
  • In order to access lands in the currently permitted northern area of the quarry, a 1.8 acre area is proposed to be added to the life-of-mine (LOM) to allow haul trucks to safely cross South Mountain Road (County Route 90), which bisects the western portion of the quarry from north to south;
  • Backfilling an approximate two acre area in the southeastern corner of the quarry with overburden materials (sandstone & till, production screenings and fines);
  • Reconfiguration of reclamation benches within the quarry. The approved final reclamation of the site includes creation of two lakes: one in the western and one in the southernmost portions of the site. The western reclamation lake is proposed to be approximately 475 feet deep (with a surface elevation of 260 feet above mean sea level or AMSL); the southern reclamation lake is proposed to be approximately 480' deep (with a surface elevation of 125 feet AMSL). Proposed final reclamation of the northern portion of the site remains unchanged from that currently permitted;
  • Stabilization of an approximately 250 linear feet long eroded area of shoreline north of the existing facility dock on the Hudson River. All work is proposed above mean high water (mhw) of the river;
  • Although not part of the proposed modification, documents submitted in support of the proposal also reflect several corrective actions undertaken and/or to be undertaken with regard to fines piles located in the northern end of the quarry (reduction of height of the pile by 55 feet, addition of mid-slope bench, purchase and use of a sweeper truck, etc.), as per the Order on Consent.

The project is located at Riverside Avenue, north of the intersection of NYS Routes 9W and 304, with respective portions of the quarry located within the Village of Haverstraw and the Town of Clarkstown, 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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