ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
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Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: City of Middletown Common Council
City Hall
16 James Street
Middletown, New York 10940

Project Location: The property is located on Dolson Avenue (Route 17M) in the City of Middletown, New York, bearing Tax Map Section 49, Block 1, Lot 2 and Section 48, Block 2, Lot 1.2. The site is the former Middletown Landfill and is the site of the former solid waste incinerator. The site lies to the east of Dolson Avenue, approximately one mile north of the Route 17M/Interstate Route 84 intersection. Monhagen Brook is adjacent to the site. The site is listed on the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites as Site #336029, a Class 3 site. A Class 3 site is an inactive hazardous waste disposal site that "does not present a significant threat to the public health or the environment – action may be deferred."

Project Description: The Work Plan for Investigation of the Middletown Landfill during Construction of the Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility includes the sampling and analysis of fill material to ensure that the fill is not a hazardous waste; documentation of subsurface conditions, removal of drums, if necessary, and sampling/analysis of drum contents, if necessary; monitoring of groundwater during construction and on a long-term basis; and providing for a contingency plan if significant contaminant releases occur during the monitoring phase.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the Work Plan for Investigation of the Middletown Landfill during Construction of the Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility for the property described above are available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department’s imposing significant changes to a Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Ramanand Pergadia, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3146. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: John Olm, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone: (518) 402-7880.

The Work Plan is available for review at the above NYSDEC office, at the Thrall Library located at 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, New York 10940, and at the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, New York 10940.


Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Crawford, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Adoption of Wireless Communications Facilities Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The law will restrict areas where wireless communications facilities, such as cellular telephone facilities and towers, may be located. Major facilities, as defined in the introductory law, are permitted as a special permit use in the I (Industrial), B (Business), and RA (Residence Agriculture) zoning districts, subject to Planning Board approval. Minor wireless facilities, as defined, are permitted in any zoning district, also subject to Planning Board approval, unless the minor facility co-locates with a facility approved under this law, and in that event requires issuance of a building permit which incorporates the requirements of the law. The introductory law contains many application and review requirements intended to protect the public interest while permitting communications providers to provide adequate coverage as set forth by federal law. The project is a town-wide application, in the Town of Crawford, 121 Route 302, P. O. Box 109, Pine Bush, NY 12566.

Contact: Raymond Zwart, Town of Crawford, 121 Route 302, P. O. Box 109, Pine Bush, NY 12566, phone: (845) 744-2029, Fax: (845) 744-3126


Westchester County - The Planning Commission of Rye City, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rye Free Reading Room Building Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application to construct an approximately 5,100 square foot addition to an existing building. The proposed action requires approximately 1,600 square feet of land to be transferred from the City of Rye to the current Rye Free Reading Room property. The application also requires approval for the Planning Commission for a Wetland and Watercourses Permit and Use Permitted Subject to Additional Standards and Requirements. The project is located on the Boston Post Road adjacent to the Village Green.

Contact: Christian K. Miller, The City of Rye, Rye, New York 10580, phone: (914) 967-7167.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed addition and alterations to the New Rochelle High School for the New Rochelle City School District, SED Project No. 66-11-00-01-0-001-008. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 6, 2001. The project has been revised from an addition with a gross of 49,119 square feet to 68,900 square feet. The project is located on existing property at 265 Clover Road in the City of New Rochelle.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), as lead agencies, have accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Sterling Forest®State Park. Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 7 PM at the Greenwood Lake Union Free Elementary School, 80 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake, NY and on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at 7 PM at the George Baker High School, Tornado Drive, Tuxedo, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 4, 2001. The action involves adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Sterling Forest®State Park. The draft plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreation use including a visitor center, cabin and camping areas and boat access areas. The plan also provides for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and interpretive trails. The plan recommends designation of a large portion of the park as a Park Preservation Area and as a NYS Bird Conservation Area. Sterling Forest®State Park is located in the Towns of Monroe, Tuxedo and Warwick, Orange County

Contact: Thomas B. Lyons, Environmental Management Bureau, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building #1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, phone: (518) 474-0409.


Orange County The Orange County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed enhancement of the Harriman Wastewater Treatment Plant (“HWWTP”). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at the Legislative Chambers, Government Center, 255 Main St., Goshen, N.Y. on April 9, 2001 at 7:00 pm. Written comments on the DEIS will be accepted at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislature from March 9, 2001 through April 24, 2001. The action involves a new treatment facilities within the existing plant property; new odor controls, upgrades to the existing treatment plant facilities and will increase treatment capacity to 6.0 million gallons per day. The project is located at 72 River Road, Village of Harriman.

Contact: William C. Gunther, Orange County Department of Environmental Facilities and Services, 255 Main Street, Goshen, New York, phone: (845) 291-2640.


Notice of Acceptance Final Supplemental Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester - The Town Board of the Town of North Salem, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rezoning of Supplemental Site 4 (NYSEG Zoning Petition) as part of the Zoning Ordinance Amendments recently adopted to address the Continental Decision. A public hearing will be held on March 27, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town of North Salem Town Hall, in the Annex, 274 Titicus Road, North Salem. Comments on the Final SGEIS may be submitted until March 27, 2001. The action involves creating the opportunity for affordable housing and to provide for the development of a variety of housing types in the Town of North Salem.

Contact: Veronica Howley, Town of North Salem Town Hall, 266 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York 10560, phone: (914) 669-5577.