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ENB - Region 3 Notices 1/31/2018

Public Notice

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be on Wednesday, February 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Shandaken Town Hall, 7209 Route 28, Shandaken, NY. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of activities conducted pursuant to the SPDES permit. In case of inclement weather, the snow date is February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Contact: Kimberlee Kane, NYC DEP, 465 Columbus Ave, Valhalla, NY 10595; Phone: (914)749-5309, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Urban Renewal (UR) District - Car Sales - Zoning Text Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the approval of a local law amending Section 285-35 of the Zoning Ordinance, to allow motor vehicle sales uses and motor vehicle sales lots as a special permit use in the UR-Urban Renewal District. The project is located throughout the Town of Greenburgh, New York.

Contact: Garrett Duquesne, Town of Greenburgh, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607; Phone: (914) 989-1532.

Positive Declaration

Sullivan County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hopper Hill, LLC - Proposed Wurtsboro Airport Sand and Gravel Mine may have a significant effect on the environment and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant to mine sand and gravel from a 68 acre total life-of-mine area on a 109 acre parcel. Mining is proposed to be performed over a 25 year period; approximately eight (8) million cubic yards of material will be removed. Topsoil will be stripped and stockpiled for use in reclamation and will be stored onsite as screening berms along perimeters of the mine. In order to construct the 25 foot wide access road, proposed sound wall and drainage improvements, approximately 0.52 acre of the 100 foot adjacent area of New York State Freshwater Wetland WU-5 (Class II) will be disturbed, including clearing, excavation, filling, grading, and paving of the first (approximately) 300 feet of the access road with asphalt. Proposed processing includes screening, crushing and washing of materials with the following equipment: three portable dry crushers with four screens and multiple conveyors; and two crushers in the wash plant with two screens and multiple conveyors. The operation of the above equipment to process mined materials requires registration as New York State emissions sources (Air Facility Registration Certificate #3-4840-00307/00004). In addition to the processing plant(s), additional equipment proposed for use at the site includes a bulldozer (or equivalent), rubber-tired front end loaders, excavator, dragline or excavator for below water mining, and off-road haul trucks. Truck traffic will access the site directly from US Route 209. The sponsor estimates normal truck traffic to be "approximately 30 trips per day". Maximum truck traffic is projected to be 200 truck trips per day (100 incoming and 100 outgoing), with an anticipated AM peak of 30 truck trips per hour (15 incoming and 15 outgoing), and an anticipated PM peak of 10 truck trips per hour (5 incoming and 5 outgoing). Proposed mining will intercept groundwater elevations. Below water mining is proposed to be accomplished with either dragline or excavator. Proposed final reclamation will result in the creation of a 60 foot deep 41 acre pond with beach and flat open fields (pond water surface elevation approximately 530 foot AMSL; final floor elevation 470 foot AMSL).

The project is located on the east side of US Route 209, and adjoins the Valley Stream Subdivision (west) and the Wurtsboro Airport (south) in the Town of Mamakating, New York.

Contact: Scott Ballard, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 256 2250, E-mail:

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