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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/30/2017

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Beacon Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West End Lofts will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of three (3) 3.5 story apartment buildings with a total of 98 one and two bedroom dwelling units (50 affordable artist lofts: 23 middle income; 25 market rate). The project is located at Wolcott Avenue, City of Beacon, NY.

Contact: Etha Grogan, City of Beacon, One Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508; Phone: (845) 838-5002, E-mail:

Sullivan County - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Communications Backbone Execution Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

To ensure the continued security of its telecommunications, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has developed a Communications Backbone Execution Plan (Plan). The multi-year Plan will create statewide, multipath, and robust interconnections between NYPA's major facilities. NYPA has assessed the first segment of the proposed Plan: the two-path system to interconnect the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project (BG) to NYPA's White Plains office, limited to the removal of existing ground wire and the installation of optical ground wire (OPGW) on the GF-5 line between BG and Fraser substation, on the UCC2-41 line from Fraser substation to Coopers Corners substation, and on the GNS-1 line between BG and New Scotland substation. The proposed action will take place within existing NYPA right-of-ways (ROWs). NYPA will use helicopters to remove the existing cable and install the new OPGW between transmission towers, thereby reducing construction vehicle traffic within the ROW. NYPA will locate pull sites for these activities wherever the angle changes between adjacent transmission towers or whenever a spool of OPGW is expended and spliced into a new spool. NYPA expects the time to remove and replace the ground wire with OPGW to be 3-4 weeks for GNS-1 (2017), 3-4 weeks for GF-5 (2018), and 4-6 weeks for UCC2-41 (2019). NYPA did not identify any moderate to large adverse environmental impacts, but did evaluate unavoidable small adverse environmental impacts. Based on its review, NYPA has determined that the duration, extent and severity of implementing this segment of the Plan and any cumulative or synergistic effects will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts.

The project is located in Albany, Schoharie, Delaware and Sullivan Counties.

Contact: Erika Cozza, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601; Phone: (914)287-3654, Fax: (914)287-3294, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Mount Vernon City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed The Pointe. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on September 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until September 23, 2017. A hard copy of the Draft Generic EIS is available at the following location: City of Mount Vernon City Clerk's Office, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 and on line at:

The action involves a project proposed pursuant to the recently adopted South Fourth Avenue - East Third Street Urban Renewal Plan, is a mixed use proposal; wherein, the applicant is seeking approval for a preliminary development concept plan and zoning text amendment from the Mount Vernon City Council, site plan approval from the Mount Vernon City Planning Board and a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Mount Vernon City Architectural Review Board. The Mount Vernon City Council is reviewing the construction of 4 mixed use structures in two phases to ensure alignment with aforementioned urban renewal plan. Upon project completion, the site will consist of 350 apartments, 585 off street parking spaces, 50,000 square feet of commercial space, infrastructure improvements and the creation of public open space.

The project is located on South Fourth Avenue between East Third Street and East Fourth Street.

Contact: George W. Brown, City of Mount Vernon, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550; Phone: (914) 665-2352, E-mail:

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