Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: City of Yonkers and Yonkers Community Development Agency

Site Name and Number: Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Development Site, Phase 1, Parcel E, V00190-3

Project Location: This property consists of a 2.01 acre parcel located at the foot of Main Street, abutting the Hudson River, in the City of Yonkers.

Project Description: Soils on site were found to be contaminated with semi-volatile organic compounds at concentrations up to 5 times background concentrations. The remedy for this site calls for isolating contaminated soils under a protective soil cover which will be designed to eliminate or significantly reduce the potential for risks associated with direct exposure in a residential setting, the possible future use for Parcel E. Placement of two feet of clean soil would apply to areas designated as "green" areas in the Yonkers Waterfront Development Plan which are to be used in recreational or residential settings, such as lawns, gardens, parks, etc., where existing onsite soils would otherwise be exposed at the ground surface. In addition, access and use restrictions for Parcel E will be in effect so that accidental exposure through excavation activities will be minimized. These restrictions will likely include notification to NYS DEC if any intrusive activities are planned.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and Remedial Action Work Plan for the property above described are available for review at the location set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Remediation Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to a Remediation Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Remediation Work Plan.

Contact Person: Thomas Gibbons, Project Manager, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation (Room 242), 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-7010.

The work plan is available at the above office; at the Yonkers Public Library, Getty Square Branch, 7 Main Street, Yonkers, NY; at the City of Yonkers, City Hall, Suite 414, Yonkers NY and at the Department's Region 3 Office located at 21 South Putt Corners Road in New Paltz, NY.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Lobotsky Pond Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 5 acre pond, by removing approximately 189,000 cubic yards of material, located on a 54 contiguous acre farm. The project is located at Lobotsky Farm, White Schoolhouse Road, Town of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Larry Wilson, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561-1696, phone:(914) 256-3162.

Sullivan County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition and construction of a New High School for the Sullivan West Central School District, SED Project No. 59-15-02-04-0-026-001, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 68 acres of land and 134,000 square feet of new construction. The project is located on Route 52, Lake Huntington, Narrowsburg, New York.

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

Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Croton Heights Area Rezoning Study may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves several zoning map changes and two zoning text changes which create a new Farmland Preservation overlay District and a Country Commercial District. The Croton Heights Rezoning study area consists of approximately 521 parcels within a 3.28 square mile area in the southeast portion of the Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Linda G. Cooper, Town Supervisor, Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598, phone: (914)962-5722.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kendal on Hudson Continuing Care Retirement Community. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 29, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleepy Hollow High School auditorium . Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 25, 2000. The action involves the rezoning, site plan and wetlands permit approval for the development of a continuing care retirement community on a portion of the Phelps Memorial Hospital Center property. The proposed action calls for the development of 450,000 square feet of building to consist of 225 independent living apartments, 40 assistive living units and 42 private skilled nursing rooms. The project is located Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Contact: Dwight Douglas, Village Administrator, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591, phone:(914) 631-1440.