ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Meeting

The Environmental Justice Advisory Group, established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be holding the last of four public meetings throughout New York State to solicit comments on environmental justice issues affecting the people of the State of New York. The meeting schedule is as follows:

July 12, 2000 Albany, NY Council of Community Services Bldg.
200 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Please plan to arrive on time in order to participate fully in the meeting.*

Topics for Comment: We invite you to comment on any of the following issues, or any other environmental justice-related issues of concern to you:

If you cannot attend one of the public meetings, you can send written comments to:

Monica Abreu Conley, Esq., Environmental Justice Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 611, Albany, NY 12233-1040 or send an email at envirju@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Request for Proposal for Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Residential Recyclables
In the Unincorporated Portion of the Town of Orangetown

The Town Board of the Town of Orangetown will be receiving Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Residential Recyclables within the unincorporated portions of the Town of Orangetown. Pursuant to 120-w of the General Municipal Law, a draft Request for Proposals is available at the Town Clerk's Office of the Town of Orangetown. The Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Orangetown will be accepting public comments on such draft Request for Proposals for a 60-day period, ending September 5, 2000. After a ten (10) day period to review any comments, the Town will publish the Final Request for Proposals in accordance with the provisions of 120-w of the General Municipal Law.

For further information, contact:
James J. Dean, Superintendent of Highways
119 Route 303, Orangeburg, New York 10962
Phone: (845) 359-6500, FAX (845) 359-6062

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The NYS Department of Transportation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed General Electric Company Corporate Air Transport Facility will not have a significant adverse environment impact. The action involves construction and operation of a corporate aircraft fleet hangar and support facilities. The project is located near the intersection of NYS route 17K, Cochecton Avenue and Express Drive, Stewart International Airport, Town of Newburgh.

Contact: Steven F. Lewis, Director, Passenger Transportation Division, NYS Department of Transportation, Building 4, Room 115, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12232.


Putnam County - The Patterson Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Local Law #4 of 2000 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the Town of Patterson Code, Chapter 154, Article V, Section 154-21 which will permit the use of tent-like enclosures made of plastic, vinyl, canvas or similar materials as accessory uses in the residential zoning districts and will also restrict their size to 240 square feet and their height to 96 inches. The project is located in the Town of Patterson.

Contact: Richard Williams, 2 Route 164, Patterson, New York, phone: (914)878-6500.


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.

Recision of Positive Declaration and Issuance of Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sullivan West Central School District, SED Project No. 59-15-02-04-0-001-001, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves alterations to the Jeffersonville School. The project is located at Box 308 School House Road, Jeffersonville, New York.

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

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Tuxedo, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Sterling Forge Estates Rezoning Petition may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The project is located east and west sides of Orange County Route 84, south of its intersection with the Consolidated Edison Company power lines and north of the boundary of town of Tuxedo and Warwick.

Contact: Hon. Kenneth R. Magar, Sr., Town Supervisor, Tuxedo Town Hall, PO Box 725, Tuxedo, New York 10987, phone: (845) 351-2265.


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

Dutchess County - The Town of LaGrange Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Frank Farms Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until ten days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves creation of a 157-lot clustered residential subdivision on a parcel of land comprising 269 acres. The project is located in the R-40 residential zone in a ridge protection overlay district, and is located east and south of Overlook Road (Dutchess County Route 46), extending from the Overlook School southeast to Vail Road (a Town Road), Deer Trail, and Vail Road, south of Overlook Road East.

Contact: Mr. Joachim Ansorge, Director of Planning, Zoning and Building, Town of LaGrange, Town Hall,120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, phone:(845) 452-2046.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The White Plains Common Council, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed White Plains Town Center, TST White Plains, L.L.C. Written comments will be received by the White Plains City Clerk, 255 Main Street, Municipal Building, White Plains, New York 10601, until 5:00 pm, Friday, July 7, 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 project is located in the City of White Plains, Westchester County.

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