ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Notice

DEC Announces Free Pollution Prevention Workshops Designed for Metal Finishers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will conduct four free pollution prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishers industry sector, according to Mary Werner, Acting Director of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

These workshops are part of DEC's growing emphasis on pollution prevention as the most effective and least expensive way to protect our environment," said Werner. "DEC workshops have been very successful at helping industries increase the efficiency and quality of operations through waste reduction and improved environmental compliance."

Workshop participants will receive the following informational materials prepared by the DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit:

  1. Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Metal Finishers; and
  2. Environmental Self-Assessment for Metal Finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

All sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You can also register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - This action involves the extension of two ski trails at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area. This is to provide notice that a total of 618 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish the project as required by Commissioner's delegation memorandum #84-06. This will allow a connection from Deer Run Trail to the new lift right of Seneca Trail and from the top of the lift (new steep trail next to Seneca) to mid road. A total of 9.7 acres will be cleared for the trails. An amendment to Article 14 of the New York State Constitution allows for the construction of ski lifts and trails on Belleayre Mountain which is part of the Catskill Forest Preserve. This project is included in the approved 1998 revision to the unit management plan for the ski center. There are no known rare, threatened or endangered plant species located in or bordering the disturbed area. Following tree cutting and stump removal, the trails will be seeded and mulched.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, DEC, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, N.Y. 12233-5253, (518)457-2500; Fax (518) 457-3285.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Johnson Farms Clustered Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the second phase of the proposed subdivision of a subdivision approved and developed in 1989. The original eight 40,000-square-foot lots are on a cul-de-sac which will be extended north and west to contain a total of 26 lots (18 additional lots). The 18 additional houses will be clustered on three-quarter to one-plus-acre lots with 21.4 acres of a 23.8-acre lot remaining as perpetual open space pursuant to a conservation easement. Access is limited to Route 52. All lots will be serviced by individual wells and septic systems. The project is located at CR 85 and Route 52.

Contact: Cathie Raia, Secretary, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York 12549, (914) 457-2643.


Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planing Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Orange Plaza Mall Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of the existing shopping center complex and its replacement with newly erected buildings with a overall decrease in the gross retail area from the previously fully occupied mall facility. The project will require the issuance by the Town of Wallkill Planning Board of a Site Plan Approval and Special Use Permit. The project is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of State Route 211 and Dunning Road in the Town of Wallkill.

Contact: Bernard Levy, Chairman, Town of Wallkill Planning Board, 600 Route 211 East, Middletown, NY 10940 (914) 692-7814 Fax: (914) 692-2546.


Ulster County - The Town of New Paltz Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Permitted Uses Zoning Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment to Section 140-8 of the Town's Zoning Code to modify certain permitted uses of general and accessory uses in the "Use Regulations" to require Site Plan review by the Town Planning Board. The project is located in the Town of New Paltz - entire town.

Contact: Carol A. Roper, Town Supervisor, One Veterans Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, (914) 255-0604.


Ulster County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SJA Associates II, Shop Rite Freshmarket, 2 Lot Subdivision, Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approvals for Lot #1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the re-subdivision into two lots of lot #2 in the SJA Associates subdivision and development on the new lot #1 of a Shop Rite Freshmarket Shopping Center to create a mixed use shopping center consisting of a total of +/-80,739-square-feet. The project is located on Dunning Road and Gibbs Court, Town of Wallkill.

Contact: Bernard Levy, Chairman, Planning Board, Town of Wallkill, 600 Route 211 East, Middletown, NY 10940, (914) 692-7814.

Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration

Orange County - Pursuant to the NYS Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the following action has been undertaken: Expansion and Upgrade of Water Treatment Plant, Village of Monroe, DWSRF No.15934. A Negative Declaration was issued on February 16, 1999; this notice reaffirms that determination. The action involves the Expansion and Upgrade of the Village Water Treatment Plant from 1.4 MGD to 2.1 MGD by adding two additional filters, upgrading existing filters, controls, instrumentations including SCADA installations, also expanding its existing two sludge lagoons and rerouting the Water Treatment Plant water mains to comply with CT values requirements. All work will take place within the Village Water Treatment Plant property.

Contact: Mayor Joseph C. Mancuso, Village of Monroe, 7 Stage Road, Monroe,NY 10950 (914) 782-8341 Fax: (914) 782-3006

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greenwalt Development-Warehouse and Distribution Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a 489,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center plus a 15,000-square-foot internal office plus a 257,000-square-foot expansion of the distribution facility. The total building area being considered in this application is 761,000-square-feet plus parking area for 291 truck trailers and 177 automobiles. The site contains existing active farmland and a small federal wetland. Actions required by the planning board are: approval of a special exception-use permit, site plan approval and approval of a lot line change involving three lots currently in two ownerships. The project is located on County Road 99 adjacent to I-84 to the north and Consolidated Rail railroad line to the east.

Contact: Cathie Raia, Secretary, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York 12549, (914) 457-2643.


Westchester County - The Town of Cortlandt Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Project No. 16-99 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the PB 16-99 amended application of SB Acres, LLC, to the Town of Cortlandt Planning Board for Preliminary Plat Approval and Wetland and Steep Slope Permits for a proposed major conventional residential subdivision of 258 acres (amended from 181 acres) consisting of 119 lots (amended from 85 lots) for one-family dwellings and 13 lots for two-family dwellings, for a total of 145 dwelling units, or a cluster open-space subdivision with 145 single-family lots. This project also includes proposed roads, driveways, utilities and other related site improvements as shown on an amended 5-page set of drawings entitled "Lakeland Acres," prepared by Ralph G. Mastromonaco, PE, PC, dated January 18, 2000. The project is located on the north side of Oregon Road, approximately 600 feet east of Adams Rush Road in the Town of Cortlandt, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Verschoor, Deputy Director, Department of Technical Services Planning Division, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 (914) 734-1080.

Positive Declaration, Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City of White Plains Common Council, as lead agency has required and accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed "White Plains Town Center" TST White Plains, L.L.C. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on April 3, 2000 at 8:00 PM at the White Plains Common Council Chambers, Second Floor, 255 Main Street, White Plains. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until April 13, 2000. The action involves the construction of a two story (4 level) retail and entertainment project to be developed on the site of the former Macy's Department store and certain adjacent parcels in downtown White Plains. The combined retail/restaurant/theater area is proposed to be approximately 445,000 square feet. The retail component will consist of approximately 278,000 square feet, the restaurant component of approximately 45,000 square feet and the theater component of approximately 22 screens or 122,000 square feet. The project, as proposed, would incorporate and reuse the existing Greenpoint Savings Bank building on the corner of Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue. As proposed, it would also involve the demolition of the existing municipal Main-Martine Garage and its replacement with a parking garage ("New Main Martine Garage") containing a total of approximately 1914 parking spaces, with two levels below grade and 5 levels above grade. Parking for the project is based upon existing parking credits and the construction of new parking to meet the parking requirements for the project. The total site acreage is approximately 5 acres (including the former Macy's site, the bank, 7-11 Mamaroneck Avenue and the Main-Martine parking garage). The site of the proposed project is located on and occupies most of the block bounded by Mamaroneck Avenue to the west, Main Street to the north, E. J. Conroy Drive to the east, and Martine Avenue to the south and includes the provisions for parking in the Main-Martine and Hamilton-Main municipal parking facilities.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed additions and alterations to the Scarsdale Middle School in the Scarsdale Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-20-01-03-0-002-010. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 14, 2000. The action involves 66,000 square feet of new additions. The project is located at 134 Mamaroneck Road in the Village of Scarsdale.

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


Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed additions and alterations to the Pierre Van Cortlandt School in the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-02-02-03-0-002-012. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 17, 2000. The action involves 43,000 square feet of new additions on existing property. The project is located at 3 Glen Place in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

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


Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed addition and alterations to the Senior High School in the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-02-02-03-0-001-015. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 17, 2000. The action involves 38,000 square feet of new additions on existing property. The project is located at 36 Old Post Road South in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town of Orangetown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Oak Tree Park Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 12, 2000 at 8 p.m. at the Town of Orangetown, Greenbush Auditorium, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 10, 2000. The action involves the subdivision of property into three lots. The property is located within a 100' wetland buffer. The project is located on the n/s of Lauren Road in the Town of Orangetown.

Contact: John Giardiello, Office of Building, Zoning, Planning Administration and Enforcement, Town of Orangetown, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962, (914) 359-5100.