ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Notice

Voluntary Clean-up Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Newburgh Plaza Associates, LLC
Site Name and No.: North Plank Road Shoprite Plaza, V00118-3
Project Location: Region 3, Orange County, Town of Newburgh, 206 North Plank Road

Project Description: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement is for Remediation with Pre-design Investigation. The North Plank Road Shoprite Plaza occupies 6.5 acres directly east of State Route 32 (North Plank Road) in the Town of Newburgh. A dry cleaning facility formerly occupied a storefront at the shopping plaza from 1984 until 1995. Poor handling, storage and disposal of dry cleaning waste resulted in contamination at this site. Previous soil and groundwater investigations of this site have concluded that dry cleaning fluid, perchloroethylene (PCE), had contaminated the soil and groundwater within the vicinity of the former dry cleaner with no indication that the contamination had migrated off the site. The proposed remediation activities include in-place soil and groundwater remediation using a dual phase soil vapor/groundwater extraction and treatment technology. The system will be placed on existing monitoring wells to remove both the groundwater and soil gas contaminants from the affected area. Once remediated, the site is intended to remain a shopping plaza.

Comment Period: The project work plan is available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact person: Ms. Alicia Thorne
NYSDEC Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3153
Fax: (845) 255-3414

The work plan is available at the above office and at the Reference Desk, Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, Telephone (845) 561-1881.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Dutchess County Industrial Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Bard College Civic Facility Revenue Bonds, Series 2000 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction, furnishing, equipping and improving of an approximately 105,000 square foot Performing Arts Center. The project is located on Bard College Campus, Annandale-on-Hudson, Town of Red Hook.

Contact: Michael J. Tomkovitch, Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency, Three Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, phone: (845) 463-5000.


Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Amending the Regulation of Child Day Care Centers will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law to amend Chapter 213, Zoning, of the Town of North Castle Code. The intent of the proposed zoning text amendment is to correct regulatory deficiencies in the existing child day care special permit standards; remove regulations already addressed by the New York State Department of Social Services which regulates, licenses and inspects day care uses; and reorganize and simplify the Town's existing regulations. The project is located in the Town of North Castle, Westchester County.

Contact: John A. Lombardi, Supervisor, Town of North Castle Town Board, 15 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504, Telephone: (914) 273-3001.


Westchester County - The Planning Commission of the Village of Port Chester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed G & S Investors/Rocco Sblendorio will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the additions/alterations for a relocated retail business. The project is located at 11 Willett Avenue, Port Chester, New York.

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


Westchester County - The Planning Commission of the Village of Port Chester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Franks Auto Body will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves enlarging present 3-bay garage to 12 bays. The project is located at 312 Midland Avenue, Port Chester, New York.

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

Notice of Public Scoping Session

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed expansion of the Superior Hudson Valley Landfill may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) must be prepared. Superior has 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. The action also involves a transfer of all existing permits for the Al Turi Landfill on NYS Rt. 17M in the Town of Goshen, consisting of: Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility permit; Title V Air permit; SPDES permit for the existing, on-site leachate treatment facility; Mined Land Reclamation permit for the existing, on-site mine for landfill cover.

The 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 8,400 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. The prohibition against siting a landfill over a primary or principal aquifer;
2. The requirement to conduct a site selection study;
3. The minimum five-foot separation distance from groundwater;
4. The required use of structural soil in the overliner system; and
5. The requirement for a minimum of a twenty-foot thick layer of unconsolidated deposits under the landfill liner system.

SCHEDULE FOR THE SEQR SCOPING SESSION: A SEQR Scoping Session will be held to receive unsworn, oral and written statements from the public at the Goshen High School Auditorium in Goshen, NY, on September 12, 2000 at 3:30 P.M. and again at 7:00 P.M. You do not have to attend both sessions.

The Scoping Session location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services are available to hearing impaired persons at no charge. Requests for an interpreter should be made to the contact person named below at least 5 business days prior to the date of the scoping meeting.

SCOPING COMMENTS DEADLINE: All written comments regarding the scope of the Draft EIS must be submitted to the Department and must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2000. The comments must be mailed to Michael D. Merriman, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The draft scope (in the form of a revised preliminary Draft EIS revised April, 2000 by EMCON/OWT) is available for review during normal business hours at: NYSDEC Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Telephone (845) 256-3054; and Goshen Library and Historical Society, 203 Main Street, Goshen, New York.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed West View Estates Subdivision and Golf Course. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 20, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at the town of Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 2, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. The action involves approval of an 182.4 acre parcel into 37 lots, with development of 36 single-family residences plus an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, ponds and driving range. The project is located on Sanfordville Road and West Street Extension, Town of Warwick.

Contact: Sally McGovern, Town of Warwick Planning Board, Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, PO Box 489, Warwick, New York 10990, phone (914) 986-1127.


Westchester County - The Village of Rye Brook Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Garden Inn at Rye Brook. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 26, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rye Brook Village Hall, 938 King Street, Rye Brook, New York. The action involves an application for site plan and wetlands permit approval by the Village of Rye Brook Board of Trustees to construct a proposed three-story, 145-room hotel. The proposed action also requires zoning text amendments to Section 250-34 of the Village of Rye Brook Zoning Code to accommodate the proposed hotel on the subject site. The project is located on a 15.44-acre site in the Village's H-1 Hotel District. Approximately 12.73 acres of the site are located in New York. The remaining 2.71 acres lie within Greenwich, Connecticut, which will remain undeveloped.

Contact: Charles Peretz, Acting Village Administrator, 938 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573, Telephone: (914) 939-1121.