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 number 314079, known as the IBM Country Club Site. This site is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess and is located at Route 9. The reason for deletion is:

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

Project Manager: Mr. Keith Browne
NYSDEC - Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

All written comments must be received by January 20, 2001. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters in New Paltz, NY.

Notice of Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Work Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation (CHGE)

Site Name and No.: CHGE’s Little Britain Road Service Center, V00312-3

Project Location: 610 Little Britain Road, Town of New Windsor, Orange County

Project Description: CHGE and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) have entered into a Voluntary Agreement to clean up contaminated soil and investigate the groundwater under the 610 Little Britain Road site to make it suitable for continued operation of CHGE’s Little Britain Road Service Center. A “Remedial Work Plan (for CHGE’s) Little Britain Road Service Center” has been reviewed and tentatively approved by the NYSDEC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH); and is being made available for public review and comment. The proposed remediation includes the removal of about 3000 cubic yards of contaminated soil, while the proposed groundwater investigation includes the review of pre- and post-excavation groundwater quality, installation of additional monitoring wells, and the preparation of a groundwater monitoring plan as part of the final engineering report.

Comment Period: The Voluntary (Cleanup) Agreement and the “Remedial Work Plan (for CHGE’s) Little Britain Road Service Center” are available for review at the document repositories listed below. Written comments on the work plan will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Please note that, while no formal response will be made to any comments received, all comments will be reviewed; and, as a result of the comments’ review process, the NYSDEC may re-evaluate and make revisions to the work plan. The project manager for this site is John J. Rashak, P.E. His address is: NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation; Region 3 Headquarters; 21 South Putt Corners Road; New Paltz, NY 12561-1696. His telephone number is (845)256-3179 and his fax number is (845)255-3414.

Document Repositories: The “Remedial Work Plan (for CHGE’s) Little Britain Road Service Center” is available for review at the above NYSDEC office; and at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550. The Newburgh Free Library’s telephone number is (845)561-1985.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of a New Bus Maintenance Facility & Bus Parking for the Pawling Central School District, SED Project No13-12-01-04-5-008-001, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 3,575 square feet of new construction on existing property. The project is located on Resevoir Road in the Town of Pawling.

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

Dutchess County - The City of Beacon City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Regarding Tattoo and Body Piercing Parlors will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the adoption of a local law which would prohibit the establishment of new tattoo and body piercing parlors on a city-wide basis, and which would provide amortization provisions for the discontinuance of existing tattoo and/or body piercing parlors in the City with a time schedule based upon the extent of capital investment made in the existing establishment. The project is located in the City of Beacon, Dutchess County.

Contact: Ms. Clara Lou Gould, Mayor, 1 Municipal Plaza, Suite 1, Beacon, NY 12508, phone: (914) 838-5010.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action Chip Fab 1998 may have a significant environmental impact and a draft EIS must be prepared. The action involves the construction of two 250,000 square foot computer chip fabrication buildings, a 55,000 square foot materials warehouse, a two-story 120,000 square foot office building, a 100,000 square foot energy/utility center, a 105,000 square foot, two-story building center, construction staging areas, and 90,000 square foot of construction support office space. A draft scope has been prepared and is available for public review and comment. Written comments will be accepted by the contact person until January 3, 2001. The project is located at the intersection of Goshen Turnpike and Crystal Run Road in the Town of Wallkill, Orange County, New York. Tax map parcel Section 60, Block 1, Lots 22.11, 23, 24, 68.1, 68.2, 69, 86, 87, 88, 89 and 90, for a total project area of approximately 174 acres.

Contact: Bernard Levy, Chairman, Town of Wallkill Planning Board, 600 Route 211 East, Middletown, New York 10940, phone: (845) 692-7814.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of LaGrange Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Frank Farms Subdivision. 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.