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

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board, Town of Red Hook, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Enactment of Proposed Local Law #1, 1999/Zoning District Map Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Local Law #1, 1999 would amend the town of Red Hook Zoning Law (Town Code Chapter 143) to implement recommendations made in a May 12, 1998, Report by the Town's Zoning Review Committee in order to achieve the following objectives: (1) cause zoning district boundaries to more closely follow property boundaries, (2) reclassify certain established land uses within more appropriate land use classifications, (3) reclassify certain vacant residential lands to a more appropriate permissible density, and (4) expand the boundaries of the Business 2 District to create additional light industrial growth opportunity. The project is located at Town-outside-Village Areas, Town of Red Hook, Dutchess County.

Contact: John Gilfeather, Town Supervisor, Town Hall, 109 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, (914)758-6250.


Ulster County - The Wawarsing Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed local law regarding the Light Industrial Zoning District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of proposed zoning text amendments which would put reasonable limits on what is now an overly broad description of permitted industrial and manufacturing uses in the I/L Light Industrial District. Existing 112-18.L(2) of the Zoning Law would be revised to clarify that the industrial and manufacturing uses permitted in the I/L Light Industrial District would be limited to light industrial and light manufacturing uses. In addition, the storage of products would be specified as an additional permitted use. The other proposed changes to this section are for clarification and editorial purposes. The proposed zoning text amendments also include the addition of a new section entitled, "Prohibited Uses in the I/L Light Industrial District," which would specifically spell out various heavy industrial and heavy manufacturing uses which would be prohibited in the I/L Light Industrial District. Project location Town of Wawarsing, Ulster County.

Contact: Dr. Richard H. Craft, Supervisor, Town of Wawarsing, 108 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, Phone: (914) 647-7800, Fax:(914) 647-1046.


Ulster County - The Wawarsing Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Local Law Regarding Heavy Industrial District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law which would establish a I/H Heavy Industrial District by adding a new section 112-18.N, "Permitted Principal Uses in the I/H Heavy Industrial District" to the Zoning Law. The standards within the proposed District would prohibit uses which normally cause or result in: dissemination of noise, vibration, excessive light, dust, smoke, gas, fumes, odors or other pollutants beyond the boundaries of the district; menace by reason of fire, explosion, atomic or induced radiation, or other physical hazard; harmful discharge of waste products; or unusual traffic hazards or congestion due to the type and number of vehicles associated with such use. The proposed local law would also rezone the following contiguous properties, as identified by Ulster County tax map numbers, to the I/H Heavy Industrial District: 83.003-1-2; 83.003-1-7; 83.003-1-7.99; 83.003-1-6.1; 83-003-1-16 and 83.003-1-17.1 with the exception of the portions of certain of these properties which are currently in the B/H Highway and General Commercial District. Project location Town of Wawarsing, Ulster County.

Contact: Dr. Richard H. Craft, Supervisor, Town of Wawarsing, 108 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, Phone: (914) 647-7800, Fax:(914) 647-1046.


Westchester County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Public Utility Traffic Monitoring and Wireless Communications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a public utility traffic monitoring and wireless communications facility ("Facility"), consisting of a 150 foot tall multi-user, multi-purpose monopole (which includes a 10 foot accelerator mounted at the 140 foot level), which will support New York State Department of Transportation ("DOT") I.T.S. traffic monitoring cameras and communications equipment and New York State Police Communications equipment, as well as the ancillary antennas of Omnipoint Communications Inc. ("Omnipoint"), together with related equipment at the base thereof. The project is located at the Park & Ride Lot at Exit 4 of Interstate 684 (intersection with Route 172) in the Town of Bedford, Westchester County, NY.

Contact: Richard Morris, Director of Real Estate, NYS Department of Transportation, 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 5, Albany NY 12232, (518) 457-2430.


Westchester County and Oswego County - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency has determined that the proposed sale of the Indian Point 3 (IP3) and James A. Fitzpatrick (JAF) Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) to indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Entergy Corporation of New Orleans will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the sale of the New York Power Authority's (NYPA's) IP3 and JAF NPPS to Entergy. The term "sale" constitutes the transfer of the land, structures, equipment, personnel, and agreements on ancillary services and power supply. Entergy will purchase the NPPs subject to all existing permits and approvals. Entergy will acquire IP3 and JAF in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The NPPs, once under new ownership, will be required to continue to comply with these and any other applicable laws and regulations. The State's economic, social and environmental interests will, therefore, be safeguarded. The sale will not result in any physical change to either site. As such, there will not be a substantial adverse change to air or water quality, traffic or noise levels, solid waste production, erosion, or the sites' flora or fauna. Entergy will offer continued employment to all NYPA nuclear operations personnel, as well as those staff members directly supporting IP3 and JAF. Their salaries will be no less than they currently receive, and all other benefits will be identical to or equivalent to current benefits. Entergy will pay $636 million for the NPPs themselves, nearly $171 million for the fuel, $92 million for a guaranteed payment relating to the decommissioning arrangement, and $68 million for NYPA's commitment to additional power purchases from JAF. NYPA will purchase IP3's entire output through December 31, 2004. NYPA will also purchase sufficient JAF output to meet the needs of its customers in various economic development programs through December 31, 2004. Rates and allocations will, therefore, not be negatively affected by the sale. In summary, the New York Power Authority, as Lead Agency, has determined that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement need not be prepared. The project is located at Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant, Bleakley Avenue & Broadway, Buchanan, New York 10511.

Contact: William V. Slade, Director, Environmental Division, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, 268 Lake Road East, Lycoming, New York 13093, Phone: 914-681-6405 , Fax: 914-287-3294, E-mail: Slade.W@nypa.gov

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Blooming Grove Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Country Woods/Bull Mill Subdivision Application may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the Country Woods/Bull Mill Subdivision located on Cromwell Hill Road in the Town of Blooming Grove (Section 55, Block 1, Lot 30.2) and on Bull Mill Road in the Town of Blooming Grove (Section 55, Block 1, Lot 26.22) and on Lori Lane in the Town of Chester (Section 5, Block 1, Lot 2.2), including 35 residential lots, 2 sewer treatment lots, and one annexation lot in the Town of Blooming Grove and 8 residential lots in the Town of Chester.

Contact: Patrick Brady, P.E. Engineer for the Planning Board, Town of Blooming Grove, PO Box 358, Blooming Grove, NY 10914, (914) 496-4177.


Sullivan County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the Main Building in the Tri-Valley Central School District, SED Project No. 59-12-01-04-0-001-020, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves 50,400 square feet of new additions on existing property. The project is located on State Route 55 in the Town of Neversink.

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

Positive Declaration with Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Pelham Senior Residential Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on 4/17/00 at 7:30 pm at the Pelham Village Hall, 196 Sparks Avenue, Pelham, NY. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 4/17/00. The action involves the construction of a mixed-use project, consisting of a 150-unit senior residential building, municipal parking, and a new public works building and village yard, including necessary zoning revisions, site plan and subdivision. The project is located at Wolf's Lane and Sparks Avenue, Village of Pelham.

Contact: Michael S. DeLong, Village Administrator, 195 Sparks Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803, Phone: (914) 738-2015, Fax: (914) 738-7381.

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

Westchester County - The Common Council, as lead agency has determined the need for and accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed White Plains Town Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 3, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the White Plains Common Council Chambers, Second Floor, 255 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 13, 2000. The action involves the Site Plan Approval and approvals relating to land disposition and demolition and reconstruction of City owned parking facility known as the "Main-Martine Garage," and reconstruction of certain streets for the development of a retail and entertainment center in downtown White Plains, NY. The project is to be located on the site of the former Macy's Department store and on certain adjacent parcels within the Phase 1 Main-Mamaroneck Urban Renewal Project, Project NO. WPUR-13. The site of the proposed project is generally bounded by Main Street, E.J. Conroy Drive, Mamaroneck Avenue and Martine Avenue. The 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, Municipal Building, 255 Main Street, Municipal Building Annex, White Plains, NY 10601, (914)422-1372.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adult Home and Re-zoning of OB-1 District to RSP-1 District. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 2, 2000 at the John C Hart Memorial Library, Yorktown, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 12, 2000. The action involves the construction in two phases of a senior citizen housing development consisting of 292 units with 163 surface parking spaces housing a maximum of 325 adults on a 51.09-acre site fronting Barger Street. The proposed three-story building will be approximately 40' tall with five wings extending from the main corridor. Outdoor amenities include trellised gardens, covered terraces, a landscaped courtyard, loop trail and a landscape plan that re-introduces native species and maintains the existing vegetative buffer along Barger Street. With the building, amenities include meal services, scheduled activities, weekly housekeeping and laundry, concierge service, case management and personal care services, scheduled local transportation and a 24-hour security system. The rezoning will no longer permit research laboratories and other uses in favor of senior citizens' development. The project is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Route 6 and Barger Street, Yorktown, NY.

Contact: Alice Roker, Town Clerk, Yorktown Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown, NY 10598, Phone:914-962-5722 Ext.208.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency had accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Asphalt Plant, Crystal Run Road, Crotty Road. The action proposes to construct a continuous flow hot mix asphalt plant on an adjoining parcel in order to respond to the growing regional demand for asphalt. The subject parcel is identified as tax lot 60-1-8.1. Operations and transportation impacts will be reduced by locating the asphalt plant adjacent to the concrete plant as several classes of aggregate are common to each finished product. Overall, impacts related to providing necessary aggregate to the community can be greatly reduced through vertical and lateral integration of these services. The enclosed burner, counterflow process plant proposed will be capable of utilizing recycled asphalt product (RAP) from highway reclamation projects, as well as other recycled aggregate such as glass and crushed concrete. The project is located in west central Orange County, NY, in the Town of Wallkill; specifically the site lies between Crotty Road and Crystal Run Road, southwest of Goshen Turnpike and 1.2 miles northeast of NYS Route 17. The site is bordered by the existing Tetz concrete batch plant Tesa Tape, an industrial shop, an office/industrial park, and several residences.

Contact: Dr. Bernard Levy, Chairperson, Town of Wallkill, Planning Board, 600 Route 211 East, Middletown NY 10941.


Westchester County - The New York State Education Department Facilities Planning, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pleasantville Union Free School District. The action involves the replacement of Bedford Road Elementary School additions and alternations to Pleasantville Middle School. The project is located at Romer Avenue, Pleasantville NY 10570.

Contact: Dr. Donald Antonecchia, Superintendent, Pleasantville Union Free School District, (914) 741-1444.


Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS dated March 27, 2000 for the Pleasantville Union Free School District on the proposed replacement of the Bedford Road Elementary School, SED Project No.66-08-09-03-0-009-001 and additions / alterations to the Pleasantville Middle School, SED Project No. 66-08-09-03-0-003-013.

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