ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Notice

Notice of Availability of the Final New York City Watershed Phase II Total Maximum Daily Loads/Wasteload Allocations/ Load Allocations (TMDL/WLA/LA) for Phosphorus in the New York City Water Supply Reservoir System. Also Available Is the Response to Public Comment on the November 17, 1999 Draft TMDL/WLA/LA.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), with the cooperation and technical assistance of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has completed its Phase II analyses of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) for phosphorous in the reservoirs of the New York City Water Supply System. This notice announces the availability of the Final Phase II Phosphorous TMDLs for these reservoirs which was submitted to the USEPA on June 29, 2000 for approval. The notice also announces the availability of the Response to the Public Comments, dated June 2000, on NYSDEC's Phase II Phosphorus TMDL proposed for New York City's Water Supply Watershed, in November 1999.

INFORMATION: The Final TMDL/WLA/LA information is included in NYSDEC documents entitled: 1) Phase II Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads For Reservoirs in the New York City Water Supply Watershed, dated June 2000; and 2) Response to the Public Comments on NYSDEC's Phase II Phosphorus TMDL proposed for New York City's Water Supply Watershed, dated June 2000.These documents are available at the following website: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/index.html or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Management, by phone at 518-457-8961 or mail at Room 398, 50 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12233-3508. Copies of these documents will be mailed out to all entities which submitted public comments on the draft document.

Related information included in NYCDEP's report entitled Phase II Phosphorus TMDL Methodology Document, Water Quality Guidance Value Report and Phosphorus TMDL Calculations Reports for 19 Reservoirs, can be found on their website at www.nyc.gov/html/dep/home.html. These documents are dated March 1, 1999 and they provide much of the information used in NYSDEC's Phase II TMDL documents.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Cornwall Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Downey Farm Estates Subdivision Major Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request for subdivision approval for a 14-lot major subdivision of a 27.5 acre parcel of land in the R-2 zoning district in the Town of Cornwall. The project is located near the Salisbury railroad station, east of the Salisbury Trestle and south of New York State Route 94. The rear of the site abuts an abandoned railroad ROW.

Contact: Lorraine Bennett, Planning Board Chairwoman, Town of Cornwall Planning Board, Town Hall - 125 Main Street, Cornwall, New York 12518, phone: (845) 534-9429.


Orange County - The Village of Washingtonville Board of Trustees, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Adoption of a Wireless Communications Facilities Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law which would restrict the locations where wireless communications facilities may be located. The project is located in the Village of Washingtonville, 29 West Main Street, Washingtonville, New York.

Contact: Leonard Curcio, Mayor, Village of Washingtonville, 29 West Main Street, Washingtonville, New York, phone: (845)496-3221.


Sullivan County - The Town of Lumberland Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Kadampa Meditation Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of meditation center on 85 acre. The project is located dead-end of Sweeney Road, Town of Lumberland, New York.

Contact: Donald Hunt, Chairman, Town of Lumberland Planning Board, Glen Spey, New York 12737, phone: (845)856-1843.


Ulster County - The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Adoption of a Master Plan for Route 32 Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Master Plan for the continued development of the approximately 42 acre property owned by the UCRRA. Components of the plan include: an existing solid waste transfer station; existing administrative office building; proposed materials recovery facility; proposed vehicle maintenance facility; proposed C&D processing facility; and a proposed organic waste composting facility The project is located on the east side of Route 32 in the town of Ulster, just south of Route 199.

Contact: Charles P Shaw, Executive Director, Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, PO Box 6219, Kingston, New York 12402-6219, phone: (845)336-0600.


Westchester County - The Planning Commission of the Village of Port Chester, as lead agency has determined that the proposal by C.S. Goodfriend & Co., Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a curb cut and private driveway to provide access to a second floor. The project is located at 11 Riverdale Avenue, Port Chester, New York.

Contact: Richard A. Falanka, Village of Port Chester, 10 Pearl Street, Port Chester, New York 10573.


Westchester County - The Planning Commission Village of Port Chester, as lead agency has determined that the proposed New York United Hospital Medical Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves relocation and expansion of existing Emergency Room. The project is located at 406 Boston Post Road, Port Chester, New York.

Contact: Richard A. Falanka, Village of Port Chester, 10 Pearl Street, Port Chester, New York 10573.


Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Playland Maintenance Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new maintenance building to contain the carpentry, plumbing and upholstery workshops. The new building will be approximately 6,360 square feet and will replace four smaller buildings, which previously housed these workshops. The project is located Playland Amusement Park, Playland Parkway, City of Rye, New York.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, Director of Environmental Planning, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 285-4422.

Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The City of Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Liberty Plaza Senior Campus Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the site plan approval for 130 independent senior living and independent living with services units. The project is located at the Roosevelt Square Parking Garage, located at the corner of North Seventh Avenue and Prospect Avenue in the City of Mount Vernon, New York.

Contact: Constance G. Post, Secretary of the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency, Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, New York 10550.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Common Council City of White Plains, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Central Renewal Project Mixed Use/Residential Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 7, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the White Plains Common Council Chambers, Second Floor, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 17, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.. The action involves the encouragement of mixed use/residential development in the Office Use Area of the Central Renewal Project, Project No. NY R-37 (the "Central Renewal Project") which is located in the UR-2 Urban Renewal Central Business Zoning District, and to accomplish the redevelopment of Urban Renewal Disposition Parcel No. 26, a parcel of land acquired by the White Plains Urban Renewal Agency for redevelopment as part of the federally assisted Central Renewal Project. The project is bounded by Main Street, Bank Street and the Metro North Railroad Right-Of-Way in Downtown White Plains.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Putnam County - The Town of Carmel Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Carmel Corporate Center. The action involves the subdivision of the 110-acre subject site into 17 commercial/industrial parcels. The project is located within the Town of Carmel, Putnam County, between route 6 and Stoneleigh Avenue and the surrounding residential areas.

Contact: Peggy Moore, Planning Board Secretary, Town of Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, New York, phone: (914) 628-1500.