ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete Site #314015, known as the Taconic Products Site. This site is located in the Village of Millerton in County of Dutchess and is located on Route 22 North of Route 44. The reason for deletion is:

The contaminated soil has been removed, and soil testing shows contaminant levels below acceptable levels. Furthermore, quarterly monitoring of selected on-site groundwater monitoring wells, which commenced in November 1995, has revealed that organic contaminant concentration levels have been within acceptable levels for more than three years.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: Susan M. Lasdin, P.E.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Bureau of Hazardous Site Control
50 Wolf Road, Room 252
Albany, NY 12233-7010

All written comments must be received by September 9, 2000. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696.


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 http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dep/htlm/tmdl.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

Dutchess County - Town of Red Hook Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Bard College North Village Dormitory Complex will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction in two phases of a proposed nine building, 186-bed dormitory complex on a 5.5 acre site to the west of Annandale Road within the north-central area of the 55+ acre Bard College campus. The project is located on the west side of Annandale Road in the Town of Red Hook.

Contact: Marcella Appell, Palnning Board Chairperson, Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571, phone: (845) 758-4613.


New York County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Delaware Flow Control Modifications at Shaft 18 and Shaft 19 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Kensico Reservoir which provides storage and flow control for New York City's Catskill and Delaware potable water delivery systems. Part of the flow from Kensico Reservoir discharges into the Kensico South Effluent Chamber (Shaft 18 of the Delaware Aqueduct), and flows through the 14-mile long portion of the Delaware Aqueduct between the Shaft 18 and Hillview Reservoir. Hillview Reservoir provides further storage and flow balancing for City Tunnels 1, 2 and 3. An Administrative Order issued by the New York State Department of Health requires that the 90 acre Hillview Reservoir be covered by December 31, 2005. To accomplish this while continuing to provide water to the City, one basin at Hillview would be taken out of service at a time while the cover is constructed. The project is located New York City.

Contact: Barbara Stuart, Project Manager, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Corona, New York 11368, phone: (718)595-4399.


Putnam County - The Patterson Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Local Law #5 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 154-82.5 which will permit the creation of an Accessory Apartment upon the issuance of a Special Use Permit from the Patterson Zoning Board of Appeals. The project is located in the Town of Patterson.

Contact: Richard Williams, Town of Patterson,2 Route 164, Patterson, NY 12563, phone: (914) 878-6500.


Ulster County - The Town Board of the Town of Shandaken, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed establishment of a water district to be known as the Pine Hill Water District No. 1, and for renovation of the Pine Hill Water system within the Town of Shandaken, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of an existing water supply system, the construction of improvements, and the operation of the renovated system. The project is located in the Hamlet of Pine Hill in the Town of Shandaken.

Contact: Wayne Gutmann, Supervisor, Town of Shandaken, Town Hall, P.O. Box 134, Shandaken, NY, 12480.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Red Wing Properties, Inc. - Chapman Bank may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be scheduled at a later date following receipt of a draft scope of issues. The action involves the operation of a 28.5 acre sand and gravel mine. Approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel are proposed to be mined during an estimated period of 3 years. No mineral processing is proposed at the mine site. The proposed reclamation includes the creation of an 8 acre pond, with the remainder of the affected acreage to be reclaimed as grassland. The project is located at the west side of NYS Route 82, about 0.5 mile south of the Taconic State Parkway interchange in the Town of East Fishkill, Dutchess County.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 246-1737, E-mail: sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Orange County -The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act, has determined that the proposed action described below may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) must be prepared.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Superior Hudson Valley Landfill, Inc., has applied for a transfer of all existing permits for the Al Turi Landfill consisting of: Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility permit; Title V Air permit; SPDES permit for the existing, on-site leachate treatment facility; and Mined Land Reclamation permit for the existing, on-site mine for landfill cover. Superior has also applied for a major modification of the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility permit and the Title V Air permit to construct and operate a 18-acre expansion (34 acres when the portion overlapping the existing landfill is included) to the existing Al Turi Landfill. The expansion would occupy the area between, and partially overlapping, the existing landfill at the intersection of Hartley Road and NYS Rt. 17-M in the Town of Goshen, Orange County.

This expansion as described in the Positive Declaration dated July 27, 2000, involves a lateral expansion adjacent to the existing Landfill and a vertical expansion that would increase the maximum height of the landfill from the current approved elevation of 525 feet above sea level to 650 feet above sea level. The expansion area would accept non-hazardous municipal wastes at a maximum weekly tonnage of approximately 8400 tons per week (TPW) for a minimum life of from 7 to about 11 years. Superior has also applied for five variances from the requirements of 6NYCRR Part 360.(1).

SCOPING COMMENTS DEADLINE: All written comments regarding the scope of the Draft EIS must be submitted to the Department Attn: Michael Merriman and must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2000. A public scoping session will be held in mid-September (date and location to be announced later).

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The draft scope (in the form of an expanded EAF/preliminary DEIS revised April 2000 by EMCON/OWT) is available for review during normal business hours at:

  1. NYS DEC Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, 12561 telephone (845) 256-3054;
  2. Goshen Library and Historical Society, 203 Main Street, Goshen, New York
Public Scoping

Orange County - The Town of Tuxedo Town Board, as lead agency will conduct a public scoping session on the Draft Scoping Document for Sterling Forest in connection with a petition to change the zoning of certain parcels it owns on the 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 the Towns of Tuxedo and Warwick. A public scoping session will be conducted on August 7, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. or, as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the Town Hall, Temple Drive and Hospital Road, Tuxedo, New York. Written comments will be accepted up to and through the close of business on August 17, 2000.

Contact: Elaine M. Laurent, Town Clerk, Town of Tuxedo, P.O. Box 725, Tuxedo, New York 10987, phone: (914) 351-4411.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - the Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Unity Plaza Site Plan Amendment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 15, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 25, 2000. The action involves an application for site plan approval on a 11.49 acre parcel for a commercial development with associated parking and drainage. The project is located on the north side of NY Route 82, opposite Unity Street and approximately 900 feet west of the intersection of NY Routes 82 and 376 in the hamlet of Hopewell Junction, East Fishkill.

Contact: Beverly Ferland, Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.


Rockland County - The Sloatsburg Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Highland Homes Residential Community (formerly known as "Highland Park"). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 21, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Sloatsburg Village Hall, 96 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 11, 2000. The action involves the zone change and site plan approval in connection with a proposal to construct 321 townhome units and related infrastructure including a sewage treatment plant on several parcels of vacant land with frontage on Route 17 in the Village of Sloatsburg, New York. The application requests, among other things, a change in zoning for the parcels from their current zoning designation of R-40 Residential to a Planned Residential Development ("PRD") zone. The project is located on vacant land on the west side of Route 17 across from its intersection with Seven Lakes Drive, Village of Sloatsburg, Rockland County, New York. The sewage treatment plant would be constructed on vacant land east of the intersection of Route 17 and Eagle Valley Road.

Contact: Thomas Bollatto, Village Clerk, Sloatsburg Village Hall,96 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY 10974, phone: (914) 753-2727.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Village of Mount Kisco Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town and Country Senior Residence Expansion. The action involves the construction of a 31,955 square foot addition to an existing senior living facility. The project is located in the Village of Mount Kisco.

Contact: Austin Cassidy, Building Inspector, 104 Main Street, Mount Kisco, New York 10549, phone (914) 241-0500.