ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Negative Declarations

Putnam County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the Brewster High School of the Brewster Central School District , SED project no. 48-06-01-06-0-004-007, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234


Westchester County - The City of White Plains Common Council, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital - Physical Therapy Track will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 200 meter physical therapy track. The project is located at the Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in the City of White Plains.

Contact: Rod Johnson, Environmental Officer, c/o Planning Department, Municipal Building Annex, 255 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 422-1372 Fax: (914) 422-1301.

Positive Declaration & Scoping

Westchester County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), serving as lead agency and project sponsor, has determined that the proposed Catskill/Delaware Water Treatment Plant may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) determined that the New York City drinking water supply from the Catskill and Delaware watersheds is safe to drink without filtration and issued a Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD). In accordance with the FAD, the NYCDEP implemented new Watershed Rules and Regulations and many programs to protect the water quality in the watersheds. However, following a "dual track" approach, the FAD also requires NYCDEP to design and prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a water treatment plant to filter the Catskill and Delaware water supplies in the event the 1997 FAD is not renewed by USEPA on April 15, 2002.

Should treatment of the Catskill/Delaware water supply system be required by USEPA, NYCDEP proposes to construct 1,960 million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant on City-owned land located within the two Towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York. The approximately 150-acre project site, known as the "Eastview" site, is located immediately south of the Westchester Medical Center in Mount Pleasant and extends southward across Grasslands Road (Route 100C) into the Town of Greenburgh.

A public scoping session will be held on January 26, 2000 at 7:00 PM at the Westchester County Center, located in White Plains, New York. Written comments will be accepted until February 25, 1999.

Contact: Angela Licata, Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368, (718) 595-4398; Fax (718) 595-4479.

Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fairhill Farms Major Subdivision. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on January 10, 2000 at 8:00 PM at the Town of Yorktown Town Hall 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the hearing. The action involves the proposed subdivision of a 31.7 acre parcel into eleven lots for construction of single family dwellings with a minimum lot size of 80,000 square feet. The project is located on Route 134, Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Lorraine DeSisto, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (914) 962-6565.

Supplemental Draft EIS

Orange County - The NYS Public Service Commission, as lead agency has accepted a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation's (CHG&E) Generation Divestiture Plan (Case 96-E-0909). Written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be accepted until January 22, 2000. The action involves the divestiture of all fossil fired facilities by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. The project is located in the CHG&E Franchise Territory.

Contact: John Smolinsky, NYS Department of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223 (518) 474-5368 Fax: (518) 474-5026 E-mail: jhs@dps.state.ny.us

Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Yorktown Retail Center. The action involves the The action involves the construction of a 66,283 square foot Stop & Shop Supermarket with 332 allocated parking spaces and utilities on a 8.3 acre portion of a 11.9 acre site. A public hearing on the Final EIS will be held on January 10,2000, at 8:00 P.M. at the Yorktown Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown. The project is located on Route 202 and Stoney Street, just west of the Taconic Parkway in the Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Lorraine DeSisto, Planning Board Secretary, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown, New York 10598 (914) 962-6565 Fax: 914-962-3986