ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Lumelite Plastics Corporation, Inc.
85 Charles Colman Boulevard
Pawling, NY 12564

Project Location: The property is located on Charles Colman Boulevard in the Village of Pawling, New York. The site occupies approximately two acres and lies to the east of Charles Colman Boulevard approximately 1100 feet north of the intersection of Charles Colman Boulevard with W. Main Street. The property is bordered on the east by the Metro North Railroad. The owner has entered into the NYSDEC Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) for remediation of hazardous waste existing on the site. The NYSDEC VCP site number is V00218-3.

Project Description: The Remedial Action Workplan for Groundwater Remediation at Lumelite Plastics includes the method in which the site will be remediated, the rationale for the remedial method chosen, and operation and maintenance procedures; including indoor air and groundwater monitoring. Contamination on site exists from underground storage tanks (USTs) historically used for the storage of organic solvents and petroleum products. All USTs have been removed from the property. Remedial activities to be performed under the NYSDECís Voluntary Cleanup Program include the installation and operation of a Coaxial Groundwater Circulation system to remove volatile organic compound contamination in the groundwater. Groundwater sampling will occur on a quarterly basis and indoor air sampling will occur three times through out the implementation of remedial efforts.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the Remedial Action Workplan for the Lumelite Plastics site 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 Remedial Action Workplan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Departmentís imposing significant changes to a Workplan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Workplan.

Contact Person: Tanya Reinhard, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561-1696, phone: (845)256-3156. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact Jacquelyn Nealon, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone: (518)402-7880.

The Remedial Action Workplan is available for review at the above NYSDEC office and at the Pawling Free Library located at 11 Broad Street, Pawling, New York 12564.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tomahawk Lake Water Chestnut Control Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves treating approximately 30 acres of Tomahawk Lake that have become infested with water chestnut (Trapa natans) with the aquatic herbicide Navigate (active ingredient: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, butoxyethel ester). Tomahawk Lake (DEC Water Index No. H-89-19-P240d; Class B) covers a total of about 150 acres. Approximately 9 acres of the treatment area is located at the southern end of the lake. The treatment will be carried out by a NYS certified pesticide applicator, who will apply Navigate at a rate of up to 200 lbs/acre within the treatment areas. The project is located in the Town of Blooming Grove.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3050.

Hearing Postponement

Putnam County - The Town of Patterson Planning Board, as lead agency, accepted a draft EIS on the proposed Patterson Materials amended site plan. The public hearing which was scheduled for June 14, 2001 with written comments accepted until June 29, 2001, has been postponed. At this time no new date has been set for a public hearing or the close of the written comment period.

Contact: Richard Williams, Town Planner, Town of Patterson Planning Board, 2 Route 164, Patterson, NY 12563, phone: (845) 878-6319, fax: (845) 878-2019.

Positive Declaration and Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of LaGrange, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of LaGrange/Manchester Water District may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft EIS has been accepted. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 18, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. at the LaGrange Town Hall. Written comments will be accepted until July 31, 2001. The action involves several components which generally include: creation of a new water district; agreements with private developers for in-kind contributions and cash contributions; agreement with City/Town of Poughkeepsie Joint Water Board for source option; acquisition of easements and title to private lands as needed for the installation of an access to water facilities by agreements or eminent domain; installation of water supply and distribution facilities; financing for the project; and obtaining required permits and approvals. The project is located in the Town of LaGrange.

Contact: Kathleen Williams, Town Clerk, Town of LaGrange Board, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540-5507, phone: (845) 452-1830.