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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/31/2017

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Fishkill Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Addition of Congregate Care as a Permitted Use in RB Zone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of Congregate Care as a permitted use in the RB Zone. The project is located throughout the RB Zone of the Town of Fishkill, New York.

Contact: Supervisor's Office, Town of Fishkill, Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524, Phone: (845) 831-7800.


Orange County - The Town of Blooming Grove Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of Town Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to the Town's Local Law entitled "Prohibiting Short-Term Rentals of Residential Dwellings. This amendment will prohibit the short term rental of residential property in the Town. The project is located throughout the Town of Blooming Grove, New York.

Contact: Robert A. Fromaget, Town of Blooming Grove, 6 Horton Road, Blooming Grove, NY 10914, Phone: (845) 496-5223.


Ulster County - The Town of Woodstock, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction and Installation of a Capital Project for the Woodstock Sewer District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of two reed bed areas to provide an "on-site" method to dewater and stabilize the bio-solids (waste sludge) from the oxidation ditch treatment process at the Woodstock Wastewater Treatment Facility, together with necessary site work and the acquisition and installation of equipment, machinery and apparatus for the foregoing purpose. The project is located at 2441 Route 212 in the Town of Woodstock, New York.

Contact: William McKenna, Town of Woodstock, 45 Comeau Drive. Woodstock, NY 12498, Phone: (845) 679-2113 extension 314, E-mail: supervisor@woodstockny.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Ulster County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Upstate Water Supply Resiliency Project - New Paltz Temporary Transmission Water Main may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) was prepared by the NYC DEP for the proposed Water for the Future: Upstate Water Supply Resiliency (UWSR) project and issued on September 19, 2016. Public hearings were held on October 20, 24, 25, and 28, 2016 in Ellenville; Yorktown Heights; Newburgh; and Loch Sheldrake, NY respectively, to collect public comments. The public comment period closed on November 14, 2016. Subsequent to the publication of the Draft EIS, NYC DEP has identified an additional element of the UWSR Project. This new project element would involve the development of a new temporary transmission water main to supply the Village and Town of New Paltz. This temporary transmission water main would supply water to the Village and Town of New Paltz during those periods when NYC DEP would need to temporarily shut down the Catskill Aqueduct for extended periods, as described in the Draft EIS for the UWSR Project.

The purpose of this Draft Scope of Work for the Supplemental EIS is to describe the proposed new element of the UWSR project, provide the environmental framework for the assessment of this, and identify potential significant adverse impacts, if any. The Draft Scope of Work for the Supplemental EIS is being circulated for public review. The Draft Scope of work is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/dep/upstatewatersupplyresiliency.

A Public Scoping Meeting has been scheduled for June 29, 2017 at the location listed below with an informal information and listening session taking place one hour prior to the meeting time noted below.

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Town of New Paltz Community Center
3 Veterans Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

This meeting location is accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. American Sign Language interpreter services may also be made available upon written request to the NYC DEP contact person named below, no less than 10 days prior to the hearing.

Written comments should be sent via mail or email to the contact person listed below. The public comment period will remain open until Tuesday July 11, 2017.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, NYC DEP - Office of Water Supply Infrastructure and Watershed Assessment, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, E-mail: WFFComments@dep.nyc.gov


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