ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Masonic Creek Trunk Sewer project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of approximately 27,000 feet of sewers. The sizes of the sewers vary from 15" to 30". The sewer starts from Route 17M near Washington Heights and goes around Silver Lake and along Masonic Creek up to the sewage treatment plant at Golf Links Road in the Town of Wallkill.

Contact: Edward Smith, Town of Wallkill, 52 Golf Links Road, Middletown, New York 10940, phone: (845) 342-1668.


Ulster County - The Common Council of the City of Kingston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a Comprehensive Plan Element and Zoning Ordinance Amendments to address an identified need for emergency shelters. The City is faced with an immediate need for an emergency shelter due to the closing of the only homeless shelter in Ulster County. To address this issue, the City is considering the adaptive reuse of vacant industrial buildings and other appropriate structures for siting homeless shelters. The project is located in the City of Kingston.

Contact: Sue Cahill, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, phone: (845) 331-0080.


Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that 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, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves 68,900 square feet of new additions. 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


Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bronx River Parkway Reservation Pathway Rehabilitation - Phase I will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to existing pathways along the Bronx River Parkway Reservation. Pathways will be paved with asphalt and widened in some areas. Pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River will be repaired. Nearby eroded streambanks will be stabilized with vegetation or large stones. The project is located in the Bronx River Parkway Reservation.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, Westchester County Planning Department, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 995-4425.


Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Town of Woodstock, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Karma Triyana Dharmachakra may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal to remove the existing residential/office building at 352 Meads Mountain Road and replace the structure with a U-shaped building meant to wrap around three sides of the existing shrine structure. A ceremonial courtyard will be created in the center. A barn and retreat cabin are also to be removed from the site and a garage added. The project is located at 352 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock, New York.

Contact: Dara Trahan, Woodstock Planning Board, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, New York 12498.


Notice of Completion of Draft Supplemental EIS

Project Number: 01-E-0040

A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and accepted by the New York State Public Service Commission as lead agency, for the proposed action described below.

Comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until June 6, 2001.

Name of Action:

Case 01-E-0040 Joint Petition of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 2, LLC, for Authority to Transfer Certain Generating and Related Assets and for Related Relief.

Description of Action:

The Consolidated Edison Company of New York has entered into an agreement to sell the Indian Point 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plants to Entergy Nuclear Indian Point LLC. Under the provisions of Section 70 of the Public Service Law, this transfer cannot go forward without the approval of the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC). The proposed action is a subsequent action to regulatory policies concerning competition in the electric industry which were adopted by the PSC in Case 90-E-0952. Thus, the draft EIS in the current case is supplemental to a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) issued in Case 94-E-0952.

Location:

Village of Buchanan, Westchester County.

Potential Environmental Impacts:

Because Entergy Nuclear Indian Point LLC, the proposed new owner of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants, is expected to operate them in much the same manner as Consolidated Edison would if it were to continue as plant operator, the reasonably anticipated impacts of the sale are limited.

However, staff of the Department of Public Service has identified one significant impact of the sale, a potential reduction of local government tax bases, which does not fall within the conditions and thresholds of the FGEIS in Case 94-E-0952. Accordingly, the PSC has issued a draft SEIS for public comment. Copies of the Draft SEIS will be available by May 2, 2001. Comments should be submitted by close of business June 6, 2001.

Contact person:

John Smolinsky
NYS Dept. of Public Service
3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
(518) 474-5368