ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Wappinger, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bonding and Construction of Town Community Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the bonding and construction of a 10,800 square foot multi-function recreation and community center and 117 parking spaces and associated site improvements. The project is located at the intersection of Montfort Road and Pye Lane, Town of Wappinger.

Contact: Constance O. Smith, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590-0324, phone: (845) 297-2744.


Dutchess County - The Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bard College Water System Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of an existing water intake structure in the Saw Kill Creek and expansion of the water treatment plant to accommodate water service demands for the Bard College campus. The project is located on Bard College Campus, Hamlet of Anandale, Town of Red Hook.

Contact: Raymond Jurkowski, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504, phone: (845) 758-7465.


Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Village of Fishkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fishkill Allsport Facility Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 14,550 square foot addition to an existing 39, 285 square-foot sports facility; modifications to existing parking facilities and associated site improvements. The project is located at 17 Old Main Street, Village of Fishkill.

Contact: Donna VanTine, VanWyck Hall, Village of Fishkill, New York 12524-1395, phone: (845) 897-4430.


Ulster County - The Planning Board of the City of Kingston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed renovations and expansions of an existing garage facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a two bay single-story, concrete block addition to an existing garage facility, for additional repair space and vehicle washing, plus renovation including ADA accommodations of existing building on site. The project is located at 109-113 Hunter Street, Kingston.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401, phone: (845) 331-0080.


Westchester County - The Board of Legislators of Westchester County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Playland Infrastructure Improvements - Phase II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the Playland drainage system, including replacement of antiquated or non-functioning drainage piping, as well as the installation of new fire alarm, security, public address and closed circuit television systems thoughout the park. The project is located at Playland Park, Playland Parkway, City of Rye.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 995-4422.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Greene, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York State Elk Restoration Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted September 7, 2001. As part of this process, the applicant will conduct a series of four public information workshops during the week of August 13, 2001. The workshops will be held from 4:00 - 9:00p.m. at the following locations:

Grahamsville - Monday, 8/13 - Tri-Valley High School
Boiceville - Tuesday, 8/14 - Onteora Central School
Andes - Wednesday, 8/15 - Andes Fire Hall
Tannersville - Thursday, 8/16 - Hunter-Tannersville High School

The action involves The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Foundation), a not-for-profit conservation organization that, in part, is committed to re-establishing elk in states where the public and wildlife agencies agree with the effort. There has recently been increasing interest and support for re-establishing elk to former ranges in New York.

A 1998, a feasibility study commissioned by the Foundation determined that elk restoration in the Catskill Mountain region is both biologically and socially feasible. Cornell University’s Human Dimensions Research Unit studied the social feasibility and SUNY-Syracuse’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry studied the biological feasibility. Cornell used a Community-Capacity Approach to access potential social feasibility. This approach bases potential feasibility on a community’s demonstrated capacity to consider opportunities and make decisions that positively affect their futures. The approach provides a way of identifying communities most capable of living with elk. In the biological feasibility portion of the study, habitat suitability was determined using four life-requisite values; food, water, habitat diversity and road density. It is in recognition of the strong public interest in wildlife restoration and the outcome of the feasibility study that a Draft Elk Restoration and Management Plan was prepared.

The highest feasibility for restoring elk in the Catskills exists in two areas the study identified as the North-Central Catskill and Southern Catskill communities. The North-Central Catskill community includes the western Greene County Towns of Prattsville, Jewett, Lexington, Ashland, Windham and Hunter and the northern Ulster County Towns of Shandaken, Woodstock and Denning. The Southern Catskill community includes the southwest Ulster County Towns of Rochester and Wawarsing and the northeast Sullivan County Towns of Neversink, Fallsburg and Mamakating north of NYS Route 17. Two other communities considered for possible elk restoration are: 1) the Ulster County Towns of Olive, Hurley, Marbletown, Gardiner and Shawangunk and New Baltimore in Greene County, and 2) the Delaware County Towns of Colchester, Middletown, Roxbury, Bovina, Meredith and Franklin.

In the fall, elk will be transported from western states by the Foundation, then released into 3-4 acre pens at selected sites. They will be held there until the following spring. Supplemental feeding and 24-hour security will be provided during this time period. Once released completely into the wild, the elk will be monitored to determine how, when and where they establish their home range. It is the hope of the Foundation that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will eventually accept responsibility for managing the restored elk herd under its overall wildlife management authority.

Contact: Jack Moser, DEC Region 4 Headquarters, Wildlife Unit, 1150 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, New York 12306-2014, phone: (518) 357-2066.


Westchester County - The Board of Education of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations at various sites, Katonah-Lewisboro School District may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 10 days after close of hearing or 30 days after filing of Notice of Completion of Draft EIS, whichever is later. A public scoping session will be held on August 28, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the John Jay Middle School Library, Town of Lewisboro. The action involves various additions and alterations to School District properties and buildings at five sites and possible acquisition and improvements to a sixth site, which will require approval of a bond referendum by the residents of the District. The scope of the project may include all or some of the following improvements: internal renovations to Katonah Elementary; additions and renovations to increase Miller Elementary, Lewisboro Elementary, Meadow Pond Elementary, John Jay Middle School, and John Jay High School; proposed purchase of property opposite the John Jay Campus for the purpose of creating additional playing fields and a gravel parking area. The project is located at John Jay Middle School and High School Campus, located on NYS Route 121 approximately 1,500 feet north of its intersection with NYS Route 35 in the Town of Lewisboro, Westchester County, New York, and four (4) other elementary school with sites at the following locations in northern Westchester County: Katonah Elementary School located on Huntville Road, Village of Katonah, Town of Bedford; Increase Milles Elementary School located on NYS Route 138, Town of Lewisboro; Lewisboro Elementary School located on Bouton Road, Town of Lewisboro; and Meadow Pond Elementary School located on NYS Route 123, Town of Lewisboro. Site for possible acquisition located opposite the John Jay Campus on NYS Route 121.

Contact: John Thibdeau, Katonah-Lewisboro School District, P O Box 387 - Route 123 and Shady Lane, Katonah, New York 10536-0387, phone: (914) 763-7410.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of New Windsor, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hannaford Food and Drug Site Plan Application. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 22, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard at the New Windsor Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves construction of a 55,200 s.f. food and drug store and related parking facilities; proposed parking and site access improvements at Monro Muffler site; and proposed site access improvements at Long John Silver’s site. The project is located on NYS Routes 32 and 94, in the Town of New Windsor.

Contact: Mark J. Edsall, McGoey, Hauser and Edsall Consulting Engineers, 33 Airport Center Drive, Suite 202, New Windsor, New York 12553, phone: (845) 567-3100.


Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Town of Cortlandt, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Abee Rose Estates Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vincent F. Nyberg General Meeting Room, Cortlandt Rown Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 1, 2001. The action involves a 30 lot residential subdivision, a private sewage treatment plant and proposed roads, utilities and other proposed related site improvements on 128 acres. The project is located on the south side of Maple Avenue and on the east side of Dickerson Road.

Contact: Kenneth Verschoor, Planning Division, Department of Technical Services, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York, phone: (914) 734-1080.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed French Hill Golf Club. The action involves the development of an 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse and ancillary facilities on an approximately 155 acre property. The project is located east of the Taconic Parkway, north of Underhill Avenue, south of Baldwin Road, and west of Morning View Drive.

Contact: John Tegeder, Town of Yorktown, Old Baldwin Road, Yorktown, New York 10598, phone: (914) 962-6565.