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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 of the Town of Clinton, as lead agency had determined that the proposed adoption of revised Town of Clinton Commercial Communication Facility and Ridgeline, Scenic and Historic Protection Overlay District Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the revision of zoning amendments to regulate the location and design of Commercial Communication Facilities and to create a Ridgeline, Scenic and Historic Protection Overlay District in the Town of Clinton. The project is located in the Town of Clinton.

Contact: Supervisor of the Town of Clinton, Town Hall, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY, phone, (914) 266-5721.


Dutchess County - The Town of Poughkeepsie Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Sandspur Housing Partners Ltd. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the preliminary site plan review for a 190,000 sq. ft. two-story Alternate Care Housing facility consisting of 240 units for Senior Citizens in addition to the appointing of consultants. The project is located 785 South Rd., Town of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Contact: Wilson Shook, 1 Overocker Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, phone (914) 485-3657.


Orange County - The Council of the City of Newburgh, as lead agency had determined that the proposed Rehabilitation of Northeast Portion of City Water System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation of the northeast portion of the city water system: replacement of water mains, upgrade of pump stations, construction of a chlorine-orthophosphate substation, repair of water storage tank and replacement of meters at user connections. The project is located at various streets and locations within the City of Newburgh.

Contact: City Manager Harold Porr III, City of Newburgh, 83 Broadway, City Hall, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone, (914) 569-7301, fax, (914) 569-7370.


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency had determined that the proposed To stock triploid grass carp in Seven Hills Lake for the purpose of controlling submerged aquatic vegetation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Seven Hills Lake Property Owners Association stocking Seven Hills Lake (55 acres) with United States Fish and Wildlife Service certified triploid (sterile) grass carp. They are proposing to stock up to 10 sterile triploid grass carp per acre of submerged aquatic vegetation in the lake. Their objective is to control excessive growth of submerged aquatic vegetation which currently limits recreational use of the lake. The project is located Seven Hills Lake, Town of Kent, Putnam County.

Contact: Michael J. Flaherty (Senior Aquatic Biologist) NYS, DEC, Bureau of Inland Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone, (914) 256-3069.


Putnam County - The Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees, as lead agency has determined that the proposed adoption of a local law providing for the location of commercial communication towers will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment to the Village's Zoning Code which would provide for the placement of communication towers within the Village. The project is located in the Village of Nelsonville.

Contact: William J Merando, Mayor, Village of Nelsonville, 258 Main Street, Nelsonville, NY 10516, phone (914) 265-2500.


Ulster County - The Ulster County Health Department, as lead agency has determined that the proposed construction of a church facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of an 18.0 acre vacant parcel for a church facility and related structures. The facility will consist of 18,000 square feet of church and 98 on-site parking spaces. The project is located on the east side of New York State Route 32 South in the town of New Paltz.

Contact: Dean N. Palen, PE, Director, Ulster County Health Department, 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, New York 12401, phone (914) 340-3009.


Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the Briarcliff Middle/High School in the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-14-02-02-0-004-008, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves 77,000 square feet of new additions on existing property. The project is located at 444 Pleasantville Road in the Village of Briarcliff Manor.

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 determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the Grimes Elementary School (formerly Mandela Alternative High School Site) in the Mount Vernon City School District, SED Project No.66-09-00-01-0-021-007, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves demolition and 54,800 square feet of new additions on 1.33 acres of existing site. The project is located at 47 S. 11th Avenue in the City of Mount Vernon.

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 determined that the proposed new construction of the Longfellow Middle School for the Mount Vernon City School District, SED Project No.66-09-00-01-0-025-001, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves 76,200 square feet of new construction on 6.01 acres of existing site. The project is located at 625 4th Avenue in the City of Mount Vernon.

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

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Orange County - The Town of Cornwall Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Cornwall Commons Subdivision 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 Monday, May 1, 2000 at 7:30 PM at Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, New York . Comments are welcomed, but speakers will be limited to five minutes. The action involves the request for subdivision approval for a 5-lot subdivision of a 143.68-acre parcel of land fronting on Route 9W in the PIO (Planned Industrial Office) district in the Town of Cornwall. Said Planning Board would also have powers of site plan and as needed, special exception use permit approval over any specific use of the subject lands. The land is currently vacant and wooded. The site is located on Route 9W in the vicinity of the Route 218 ramps, extending to Frost Lane on the south, and it is bounded by the former O&W railroad line on the west. The Moodna Creek is located west of the former O&W rail line, and runs close to the site along its west central portion. The site access is completely in the Town of Cornwall, with a loop road being shown serving both the lands in Cornwall as well as the New Windsor component. The project lands in the Town of New Windsor totaling approximately 52.8 acres, tax parcel Section 37, Block 1, Lot 45.1, or approximately one third of the overall project lands. These adjoining lands in New Windsor are zoned R-3 (Residential), and the applicant proposes to divide these into approximately 64 lots. The Town of New Windsor Planning Board has requested that a second access point be provided to these proposed lots. The project is located at northwest side of NYS Rt. 9W, adjoining former O&W Railway line. Overall project crosses Town of New Windsor municipal boundary line and incorporates a major subdivision of approximately 64 residential lots. Zoning District: PIO (Planned Industrial Office) (Cornwall).

Contact: Lorraine Bennett, Planning Board Chairwoman,Town of Cornwall Planning Board, Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, New York 12518, Tel. (914) 534-9429

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Orange County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed acquisition of land and construction of a New High School in the Cornwall Central School District, SED Project No. 44-03-01-06-0-012-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until May 2, 2000. The action involves the acquisition of approximately 50 acres of land and 198,006 square feet of new construction. The project is located on Route 94 in the Town of Cornwall.

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


Putnam County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS the proposed land acquisition and construction of a New High School in the Haldane Central School District, SED Project No. 48-04-01-04-0-008-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 21, 2000. The action involves the acquisition of 4 acres of land adjacent to existing property and 77,010 square feet of new construction. The project is located at 15 Craigside Drive in Cold Spring, New York.

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


Sullivan County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on 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. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 21, 2000. 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.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town Board, Town of Somers, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Somers Town Pool. The action involves the implementation of a recommendation of the Town Pool Committee that the Town of Somers construct an outdoor municipal swimming pool complex on an approximately 11-acre site. The overall proposed action includes the adoption of a bond resolution by the Town Board to authorize the future construction and funding of the pool complex, and the adoption of a resolution providing for the holding of a permissive referendum to vote on the bond resolution. The project is located on the northeast corner of Route 139 (Primrose Street) and Plum Brook Road in the Town of Somers, County of Westchester. The site is also located to the south of Reis Park, and east of Mt. Zion Church and cemetery.

Contact: Krista L. Andry, MCIP, Director of Planning, Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589, phone, (914)277-5366.