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

Orange County - The Town Board of Montgomery, as lead agency has determined that the proposed acquisition of 101.5 acres of land for future recreation purposes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves acquisition of 101.5 acre farm property located on Route 17K between Route 17K and the Wallkill River along the Muddy Kill fur future parkland purposes. The site contains over 600 feet of frontage along route 17K and almost 3,000 feet of frontage along the Wallkill River. No plans have been developed for the area, but both passive and active recreational uses are anticipated. Much of the site is floodplain of the Wallkill River but structures will be kept out of the floodplain. The site lies in a county agricultural district, but the owners no longer farm the site. The Commissioner of NYS Ag and Markets has approved the expenditure of public money for this proposed non-farm use per letter dated 3/28/00. The project is located at route 17K west of the Village of Montgomery and bordering the Wallkill River.

Contact: Albert L. C. Valk, Supervisor, Town of Montgomery Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549.

Orange County - The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed request for Special Use Permit approval to allow a selective timber harvest of a 20 acre parcel of land under the ownership of Bill Vieldhouse will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The selective timber harvest includes development of loading areas, and use of skid roads and access roads to transport the harvested lumber from the forest. The project is located on Brady Road, town of Warwick, Orange County, NY.

Contact: Sally McGovern, Secretary, Town of Warwick Planning Board, PO Box 489, Warwick, NY 10990, phone: (914) 986-1127.

Amended Negative Declaration

Westchester County - An amended Environmental Assessment Form was filed indicating that minor changes proposed to the proposed project at the Springhurst Elementary School in the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-04-03-03-0-004-010, will result in no significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves construction of a new gymnasium, additional classrooms and reconfiguration of existing traffic patterns. The project is located on Walgrove Avenue in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

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

Positive Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Red Hook Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Hannaford Supermarket, NYS Route 9 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a 47,770 s.f. Hannaford Supermarket including site improvements on, and traffic improvements adjacent to, a 17.6-acre project site to the south of the village of Red Hook within the Business 1 (B1) District as established under the town's Zoning Law.

Contact: Marcella Apell, Planning Board Chairperson, Town of Red Hook, Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12471.

Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Taylor Point Associates Zone Change Application may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the modification to the Marine Recreation District to permit residential housing in accordance with R-10 zoning, a public marina and public park. The project is located 555 South Barry Avenue, Mamaroneck, New York.

Contact: Leonard M. Verrastro, Clerk-Treasurer, Village of Mamaroneck, 123 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The State Department of Education and Chappaqua Central School District, as lead agencies have accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chappaqua Central School District New Middle School Renovations and Additions. The action involves new middle school construction, approximately 160,000 square feet in size, to accommodate up to 750 students, plus additions and renovations at 2 other schools. The preferred site for the new middle school is the Seven Bridges site, located at the north end of the Town of New Castle, Westchester County, situated between Hog Hill Road to the west, Seven Bridges Road to the east and is bordered by the Town of Yorktown town line to the north, and Millwood Road (Route 133) to the south. The schools where additions and renovations will occur are: Horace Greeley High School , located at 70 Roaring Brook Road, in Chappaqua, the Town of New Castle, Westchester County, New York; and Roaring Brook Elementary School, located on Quaker Road, opposite the intersection with Roaring Brook Road, in the central portion of the Town of North Castle.

Contact Person: Dr. Donald Parker, Superintendent, Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua Central School District, P.O. Box 21, 66 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, NY, 10514, phone: (914) 238-7225, Fax: (914) 238-7218.