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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: IBM Corporation
2070 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Project Location: The property is located on Kukuk Lane in the Town of Ulster, New York. The site occupies approximately 306 acres and lies to the north of Kukuk Lane approximately 2200 feet east of the intersection of Kukuk Lane with Route 32. 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 V00427-3.

Project Description: The Remedial Action Workplan for the Former IBM Kingston Recreation Center includes the method in which the site will be remediated, and the rationale for the remedial method chosen. Contamination on site exists in a portion of a three acre fill area located in the southern section of the property. The fill was brought to the site in the past from IBMís off-site construction projects. Contamination found in the fill section include polychlorinated biphenals (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), arsenic and antimony. Remedial activities to be performed under the NYSDECís Voluntary Cleanup Program include: further delineation of the contamination through soil sampling, excavation of the contaminated areas, disposal of the contaminated soil off-site at a permitted facility, and placement of clean fill in the excavated areas to bring the site back to grade.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the Remedial Action Workplan for the Former IBM Kingston Recreation Center 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 Stephanie Haskins, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone: (518)402-7880 or 1-800-458-1158 ext. 27880.

The Remedial Action Workplan is available for review at the above NYSDEC office and at the Town of Ulster Library located at 985 Morton Blvd., Kingston, NY 12401.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jehovah's Witnesses Conference Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a 16.5 acre site. in an IB zoning distict (Interchange Business) off of the extension of a road which intersects Route 17K and a ramp from the NYS Thruay's Exit 17 at a traffic signal. The use is to be an educational conference center forthe Jehovah's Witnesses serving their congregations in the greater New York City region into New England. The project is located on Auto Park Place between thruway ramp at Route 17K and Old Little Britain Road, Newburgh.

Contact: Michael P. Fayo, III, Chairman, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, New York 12550, phone: (845) 564-7804.


Westchester County - The Town of Mount Pleasant Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stone Barns - Pocantico Hills, Request for Zoning Amendment, Creation of Open Space Resource District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Proposed Action includes a request from David Rockefeller to rezone approximately 80 acres of land currently zoned R-40 One-Family Residential District to a new zoning classification to be known as OSR Open Space Resource District. The objectives of the new OSR Zoning District is to conserve open space and associated historic resources, and to promote public understanding and awareness of the natural, agricultural and cultural resources of the Town and region.

Adoption of the new OSR Zoning District zoning provisions will establish principal and accessory uses that will be permitted in the new zoning district, as well as supplemental zoning provisions intended to regulate the use, operation and development of property so designated by the new OSR Zoning District classification.

All new development in the new OSR Zoning District will be subject to Site Plan Approval by the Planning Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant, as well as other various Federal, State, Regional and local permits needed to develop, modify and/or utilize the subject property and its existing structures and facilities for the purposes outlined by the provisions of the new OSR Zoning District.

The intention of the proposed action is to permanently protect the existing open space character and historic buildings on the site through the establishment and creation of a multiple use facility primarily utilizing the existing Stone Barns, as well as the continuation of agricultural activities in the existing fields. The proposed program for the site includes the renovation of the existing Stone Barns complex, an interconnected complex of farm buildings constructed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the early 1930's, for various uses, including an educational center for environmental and agricultural subjects, exhibit space related to historic preservation and interpretive programs, offices for regional organizations, a fine dining restaurant emphasizing the culinary traditions and agricultural products of the Hudson Valley, and a small cafť open to visitors to the Stone Barns, including hikers from the nearby Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The office and restaurant uses are intended to provide an income source to support the operations of the facility, and will be limited to preserve and protect the open space nature of the site and the character of the surrounding area. A non-profit organization, Stone Barns Restoration Corporation, will own and oversee the program use and maintenance of the property. The project is located on the west side of Route 448 (Bedford Road), just north of the hamlet of Pocantico Hills in the Town of Mount Pleasant, New York as designated on the Town of Mount Pleasant Tax Maps as Section 111.14, Block 1, Lot 1 and Section 111.10, Block 1, Lot 2. The subject property is surrounded by other Rockefeller family lands on all sides and lies across Route 448 from the Pocantico Hills School to the south. The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is located approximately 150 feet to the north of the site.

Contact: Robert F. Meehan, Supervisor, Town of Mount Pleasant, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, New York 10595, phone: (914) 742-2300, Fax: (914) 769-3155.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed American Freightways Truck Terminal. A Public Hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 10, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Government Center, 110 Bracken Road, Second Floor, Montogmery. The action involves a 70,260 sq. ft. truck terminal with 101 bays or doors expandable to 197 doors and an additional 47,600 sq. ft. All grading will be conducted in phase 1 including drainage, screening and landscaping. The project is located on the northwest side of Neelytown Road (CR 99) approximately 1/2 miles west of Route 208, Montogmery.

Contact: Cathie Raia, Secretary, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549, phone: (845) 457-2643.


Ulster County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Construction of Athletic Facility. A Public Hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 20, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 102, Lecture Center, State University College at New Paltz, New Paltz NY 12561. The action involves construction of an athletic facility including an ice hockey facility, wellness center, performance gym and aquatic center; relocation of athletic track; parking lot construction; removal of existing tennis bubble and construction of a new structure to cover existing tennis courts; construction of new road for main access to the Campus; new stormwater management areas and new water line. The project is located at the State University College at New Paltz.

Contact: Margaret C. McSorley, State University Construction Fund, 75 South Manheim Boulevard, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 257 3304, Fax: (845) 257 3388, E-mail: mcsorlep@sysadm.suny.edu