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ENB - Region 3 Notices 3/22/2017

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Notice of Availability Final Scoping Document Response to Comments on the Draft Scope

Orange, Putnam, Ulster and Westchester Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has issued a Final Scoping Document for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for the proposed modification to the NYS DEC State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for the Catskill Influent Chamber (Catalum SPDES Permit No. 026 4652), to incorporate measures to control turbidity in water diverted from Ashokan Reservoir and to postpone dredging of alum floc at Kensico Reservoir until completion of certain infrastructure projects. NYS DEC has also issued a companion Response to Comments on the Draft Scope. The Final Scoping Document and Response to Comments are available for public review at the NYS DEC and New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) offices listed below, and are also available online at the NYS DEC's website: and at the NYC DEP's website:

It is also available for review locally at:

NYS DEC Central Office - Division of Environmental Permits
Attention: Stephen Tomasik
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750

NYS DEC - Region 3 Headquarters
Attention: Daniel Whitehead
21 South Putt Corners
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3000

NYS DEC - Region 3 White Plains Sub-Office
Attention: Shohreh Karimipour
100 Hillside Avenue, Suite 1W
White Plains, NY 10603-2860
Phone: (914) 428-2505

NYC DEP - Kingston Office
Attention: Ira Stern
71 Smith Ave
Kingston, NY 12410

NYC DEP - Valhalla Office
Attention: David Warne
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595

NYC DEP - Lefrak Office
Attention: Susan Darling
59-17 Junction Blvd. 11th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will evaluate the potential for significant adverse environmental impacts to occur from implementation of the turbidity control measures proposed to be incorporated into the Catalum SPDES Permit (Turbidity Control Measures), as well as from the postponement of dredging in the Kensico Reservoir. Implementation of the turbidity control measures analyzed in this EIS would allow NYC DEP to continue to provide reliable, clean, and safe drinking water while reducing reliance on chemical treatment of the water supply, specifically the use of alum, during episodic turbidity events.

Contact: Stephen Tomasik, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, E-mail:

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