ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period

Dutchess County - The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, as lead agency, has extended the public comment period on the Draft EIS on the proposed Dutchess Central Utility Corridor. The public comment period has been extended from the close of business on February 2, 2001 until the close of business on February 16, 2001. All comments should be forwarded to the contact person by that date.

Contact: Scott Chase, Executive Director, Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Authority, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, phone: (845) 486-3601.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Kiryas Joel, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Groundwater Source, Pumping Station, Water Storage Tank and Transmission Main will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new groundwater source, pumping station, water storage tank and transmission main to help meet the needs for potable drinking water supply for the Village. The project is located in the Village of Kiryas Joel and Village property near Industrial Roadin the Town of Monroe.

Contact: Gedalye Szegedin, Village Clerk, PO Box 566, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 783-8300.


Putnam County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sodom Dam Rehabilitation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is proposing the reconstruction of the Sodom (East Branch) Dam on Route 22 between Route 6 and Sodom Road in the Township of Southeast, Putnam County, New York. The proposed reconstruction includes improvements in dam stability, increased spillway capacity, modifications to the outlet and release works and other related structural and non-structural enhancements.

The proposed work is required to meet current federal standards for dam safety and to modernize the operating system for water supply delivery. The proposed work includes the construction of a fuse plug type spillway on the damís right earth embankment and reconstruction of the earth dam including riprap restoration and paving of the dam crest. The Gate Chamber would be reconstructed including demolition work, new operating equipment and architectural work. Equipment at the Gate Chamber would be replaced including gates, trash racks, stoplogs and hoists. A new rain gauge water level recorder, electrical service, electric unit heaters and ventilation would also be provided. The Valve Chamber would also be reconstructed and would include demolition work, a new underground reinforced concrete structure, removable hatch covers, and the installation of new equipment including valves and motor operators, flow meters, piping, electric unit heaters and ventilation systems and sump pumps, architectural and safety features and associated electrical work. The existing masonry dam would be cleaned and repaired. An existing boat ramp and all access roads to the Valve Chamber, masonry dam crest and boat ramp would be reconstructed. The project is located at Route 22, between Route 6 and Sodom Road, in the Township of Southeast, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: Barbara Stuart, Project Manager, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, Phone: 718 - 595-4399, Fax: 718-595-4479.


Putnam County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bog Brook Dams Rehabilitation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is proposing the reconstruction of the Bog Brook Dams in the Township of Southeast in Putnam County, New York. The Dams are located on Brewster Hill Road north of Sodom Road and Route 22. The proposed reconstruction includes improvements in dam stability, increased spillway capacity, modifications to the outlet and release works and other related structural and non-structural enhancements.

The proposed work is required to meet current federal standards for dam safety and to modernize the operating system for water supply delivery. The proposed work would consist of construction of a fuse plug spillway on the earth embankment of existing Dam No. 2. The two earth embankment dams would be reconstructed including surface drainage at the toe of Dam No. 1, additional riprap protection would be placed on the upstream face of both dams, and the roadway on the crest of each dam and between the two dams would be paved. The Main Gate Chamber at Dam No. 1 and the Tunnel Gate Chamber at Dam No. 1 would be reconstructed including demolition work, new operating equipment and architectural work. Equipment to be replaced would include gates, trash racks, stoplogs and hoists. A new rain gauge water level recorder at the Main Gate Chamber, electrical service, electric unit heaters and ventilation at both Chambers would be provided.

The outlet pipe tunnel downstream of the Main Gate Chamber would be cleaned and repaired, including the replacement of all piping. The Valve Chamber would be reconstructed including demolition work, a new underground reinforced concrete structure, removable hatch covers, the installation of new equipment including valves and motor operators, flow meters, piping, electric unit heaters and ventilation systems, and sump pumps, architectural and safety features, and associated electrical work. The project would also include the provision of piping and connections for the possibility of future treatments for zebra mussel control. An access road to the Valve Chamber and the dam crest would be constructed, which would follow the alignment of the roadway built in the original construction. An existing boat ramp and access road would be reconstructed. The project is located at Brewster Hill Road north of Sodom Road and Route 22, Township of Southeast.

Contact: Barbara Stuart, Project Manager, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, Phone: 718 - 595-4399, Fax: 718-595-4479.


Sullivan County - The Town of Thompson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sackett Lake Resort and Convention Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves two phases: Phase I - construction of a 350 room resort hotel and conference center on site of former Laurels Hotel and Country Club, rehabilitate old golf course and construct clubhouse, develop on-site water supply and connection to Sackett Lake Sewer System; Phase II - future development of residential home sites along golf course; shops, offices, etc. The project is located on Sackett Lake Road (County Road #45), 2 miles west of NYS Route 42 in Town of Thompson.

Contact: James Lyttle, Chairman, Thompson Planning Board, Town Hall, 4052 Route 42, Monticello, NY 12701, phone: (845) 794-2500.


Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Heritage Square will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the construction of an approximately 57,000 square-foot mixed-use development, consisting of approximately 19,300 square feet of retail space, 4,100 square feet of office space and 33,800 square feet of residential dwellings. The project is located on 17 Maple Avenue, 402 Main Street and 44 Bedford Road within the center of the Armonk Hamlet.

Contact: Tara M. Richardson, Town Planning Consultant, Town of North Castle Planning Office, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York 10504, phone: (914) 273-3542.

Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Village of Mount Kisco Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sarles Estates Subdivision may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft EIS must be prepared. The action involves a 24-lot residential subdivision of 25 acres. The project is located on South Bedford Road, west of Sarles Road, Village of Mount Kisco.

Contact: Building Department, Village of Mount Kisco, Village Hall, 104 Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, phone: (914) 241-0500.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fox Hill Bruderhof Communities in NY, Inc. may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft EIS must be prepared. A public scoping session for the purpose of preparing the scope of issues to be addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for this action has been scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2001 at 8:00 P.M. at the Town of Montgomery Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York. The building is handicapped accessible. Written or oral comments are welcome. A copy of the draft scope attached to this document will be on file at the Josephine-Louise Library in Walden, New York as well as at the Town of Montgomery Town Hall. The action involves a self-contained residential development with community facilities, agriculture and industry on 263 of its 411 acres of property located on Coleman Road east of Route 208 in the town of Montgomery. It seeks a zoning amendment and an amendment to the Town of Montgomery Plan in order to utilize a 10-acre portion of the site for industrial purposes including warehousing. Of the 263 acres which are part of the planned development, 180 acres north of Coleman Road and on both sides of the residential enclave are proposed to remain in open space and agricultural use. The residential portion of the community is to be composed of 125 residences located in 12 dwelling structures with ancillary community buildings. The ancillary buildings and structures proposed include a dining hall, generator (utility) building, garage with fueling services, cemetery, daycare, school, recreation (both indoor and outdoor) and general community services. 328 acres are proposed to remain as agricultural open space. Multiple actions are required as part of the proposal, including but not limited to the subdivision of two lots, rezoning preceded by amendment to Town Plan, approval of a cluster development for the residential component of the community based on a conventional subdivision of 125 or more lots, all other municipal planning and zoning approvals including all special exception use permits, where necessary, and site plan approval for the overall plan, extension of water and sewer services, SPDES permits for sewer and drainage and access to a state highway. Depending on the alternative chosen, the type and number of approvals would differ. During the continuing reviews additional needed approvals may be revealed and will be noted. The project is located on Coleman Road and Route 208, Town of Montgomery.

Contact: Mrs. Cathie Raia, Secretary, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, Town Hall Ė 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York 12549, phone: (914) 457-2643.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Village Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Harbor Square Mixed Use Development and Text Amendments to WD-1 District. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the Village Manager until March 20, 2001. Public hearings on the proposed project, proposed rezoning, and the DEIS will be held on March 7, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. and March 8, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Ossining Community Center Gymnasium, 95 Broadway, Ossining, New York. The action involves a mixed use development consisting of 225 rental apartment units and 16,000 square feet (sf) of retail/restaurant space to be developed in two buildings, and 1.70 acres of publicly accessible open space on a 5.54 acres site (the "Site") that is located between the Hudson River and the Metro-North Railroad tracks in the Village of Ossining, Westchester County, New York.

In order to implement the proposed mixed use development on Parcel A, the Applicant proposes text amendments to the existing WD-1 Waterfront District. The text amendments would permit a Planned Waterfront Railway Development as a new special permit use within the District that would encourage a mixture of uses including the residential and commercial uses proposed herein, consistent with existing Village planning policies.

In addition, the proposed action would require changes to the Villageís Local Waterfront Revitalization Programís policies pertaining to the site.

Of the 5.54 acres on Parcel A, 4.46 acres are dry upland areas; the remaining 1.08 acres are underwater lands. Thus, the 1.70 acres of publicly accessible open space represents 38% of the 4.46 acres of upland acreage on the site, an increase of approximately 0.6 acres over the existing open space acreage on the site. The open space is not only larger than the existing acreage, but it is considerably more attractive, extending along the entire length of the Riverís edge and providing a design for a variety of activities in a year round basis. The Applicant will also construct a 100 car parking lot and passive recreation space on Parcel C, which is located to the east of the Metro North tracks. Parcel A is bounded by the Sing Sing Kill (also known as Kill Brook) to the north; the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club to the south; Westerly Road, Metro-North Railroad tracks, Ossining train station and the Secor Road ramp to the east; and the Hudson River to the west. The proposed development will provide market rate and affordable rental housing and commercial space in two buildings. The northern building will contain 189 rental apartment units and 7,000 sf of commercial space. The southern building will contain 36 units and a 9,000 sf restaurant. Apartments will include one and two bedroom units. Amenities included for the specific use of residents include a pool and covered parking within the northern building. Twenty-three affordable rental apartments located in the northern building will be restricted to households with a median income of less than 80% of the Westchester County median levels adjusted for family size. The open space on the site will be a unique integration of 0.51 acre public park and 1.19 acres of open space at Harbor Square, consisting of a central plaza, riverfront boardwalk, bandstand, lawn and plantings, second-level observation deck and pedestrian walkway that will be open to the public at all times and will seamlessly connect with the new 0.51 acre Harbor Point Park to provide 1.7 acres of open space. The open space will also provide for a direct connection between the Ossining railroad station and the recently installed ferry service between Ossining and Haverstraw.

Contact: O. Paul Shew, Village Manager, Ossining Village Hall, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, phone: (914) 941-3554.