ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tuxedo Park School Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Special Use Permit allowing the expansion of a non-conforming use. The project is located on the Tuxedo Park School campus.

Contact: Christina Dow, BZA, Village of Tuxedo Park, P.O. Box 31, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, phone: (845) 351-4745 ext. 15, Debbie Matthews, fax: (845) 351-2668, email: dmatthews@votuxpk.com


Orange County - The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kenneth Lee Timber Harvest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a selective timber harvest on 40 acres of a 50 acre tract. The selective timber harvest includes development of a loading area, and use of skid roads to transport the harvested lumber from the forest. The project is located on County Route 5 near Dutch Hollow, Town of Warwick.

Contact: Sally McGovern, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, phone: (845) 986-1127, fax: (845) 987-9644.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ferrante 4 Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves an approximately 7.0679 acre parcel being subdivided into four lots in the NC Zoned District. The project is located on Bart Bull Road, Town of Wallkill.

The conditions include: 1) comply with technical review comments of McGoey, Hauser and Edsall dated January 9, 2002; 2) Town Attorney to prepare note indicating "adjacent property is an operational Farm," note to be placed on subdivision plan; and 3) applicant to prepare and do mailings of agricultural data statement.

Contact: Gary W. Lake, PO Box 398, Middletown, NY 19040, phone: (845) 692-7814, fax: (845) 692-2546.

Draft Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYCDEP Ashokan Police Precinct will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The public comment period ends: 02/30/02. The proposed project involves the construction of a one-story police facility to relocate police officers from the existing precinct on Beaverkill Road. The proposed facility would be 8,000 square feet including a basement and garage, and have an adjoining parking lot with a capacity for 61 spaces. The police officers are employed by the NYCDEP to monitor and patrol the watershed land area. The proposed precinct would be located on Route 28A, in the Town of Olive, across the road from the existing police precinct. Currently, the proposed site is a NYCDEP owned vacant lot within an area of existing NYCDEP Bureau of Water and Sewer office facilities and other governmental office buildings. Upon project completion, the facility would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be staffed by 32 employees working alternating eight hour shifts. It is anticipated that the proposed project would require a site plan approval from the Town of Olive and a septic plan approval from the New York State Department of Health and the New York City DEP.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, phone: (718) 595-4407, fax: (718) 595-4479.

SERP Action - Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration

Orange County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Kiryas Joel Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Kiryas Joel Water Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of New Groundwater Source to help meet the needs for potable drinking water supply for the Village. A Negative Declaration was issued on April 3, 2000 and the original SERP reaffirmation was issued on December 4, 2001, and this notice reaffirms that determination. The project is four separate Village owned properties located outside the Village (one property added since original neg dec) near the Mountain Lakes and Ramapo River, on Seven Springs Road, on County Route 105and on Bakertown Rd.

Contact: Gedalye Szegedin, Village of Kiryas Joel, PO Box 566, Monroe, NY 10950, phone: (845) 783-8300, fax: (845) 783-9491.

Positive Declaration and Scoping Session

Bronx & Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant Filtration Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft EIS must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, 2002, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Schwendler Hall, Bronx Community College, W. 181st Street and University Avenue in the Bronx, and Wednesday, March 13th, 2002, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Town of Mt. Pleasant, One Town Plaza (Court Room), Valhalla, New York. The comment period will remain open until the end of March and a Final Scope of Work will be issued by the end of April, 2002. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposes to design, construct, and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant (WTP) to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The facility is proposed to be located at one of two sites: the Eastview Site in Mt. Pleasant, New York or the Harlem River Site in the Bronx, New York. The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the NCA and the Delaware Water Supply System and possibly the Catskill Water Supply System. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required. The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Avenue Pumping Station would also be involved. Construction of a Water Treatment Plant at either site would also include rehabilitation of the NCA to varying degrees. Project Location: The Eastview Site: Intersection of Route 100C and Bee-Line Boulevard. Saw Mill River Road is located to the west. Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County. The Harlem River Site: Intersection of West Fordham Road and Exterior Street. The Harlem River is located to the west. Borough of the Bronx, New York City. Croton Lake Gate House: Croton Dam Road and Aqueduct Street. Town of Yorktown, Westchester County. NCA Shaft No. 9: Along Sleepy Hollow Road North, Town of Mount Pleasant, Village of Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County. NCA Shaft No. 14: American Legion Drive, Town of Greenburgh, Village of Ardsley, Westchester County. NCA Shaft No. 18: Intersection of Yonkers Avenue and Cross County Parkway, City of Yonkers, Westchester County. NCA Gate House No. 1: In Van Cortlandt Park west of the Major Deegan Expressway, Borough of the Bronx, New York City. Jerome Park Reservoir: Jerome Park Reservoir 3555 Goulden Avenue, Borough of the Bronx, New York City.

Contact: Mark Page, 59-17 Junction Blvd., Corona, NY 11368, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail: markpa@dep.nyc.gov

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

Sullivan County - The Town of Bethel Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Chapin Estates Residential Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on February 12, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Bethel Justice Court, 3586 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY. The action involves a 49-lot subdivision with 48 building units on approximately 494 acres of land entirely within the Town of Bethel. The project is located on Pine Grove Road, Town of Bethel.

Contact: Herman Bressler, Town of Bethel Planning Board, Town Hall, Box 300, White Lake, NY 12788, phone: (845) 583-4350.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Ulster County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Athletic Center. The action involves the multi-phased construction of a new Athletic Center on the campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz. The first phase of the project would involve the construction of a new, two-court, 1,800-seat Performance Gymnasium; the improvement and construction of existing and new parking lots; the renovation of portions of the university’s existing Elting Gymnasium; the construction of a new athletic track, one NCAA level field, and two recreational fields directly west of the current track; the construction of a new access road to campus off of State Route 208; the closure of the existing Southside Avenue access to vehicular traffic; and, the construction of two new stormwater basins, which would help to redirect the majority of stormwater runoff in a southerly direction away from the Village. Subsequent phases of the project would include the completion of the Elting Gymnasium renovation; construction of a new Aquatic Center; construction of a new ice hockey rink and Wellness Center; and, construction of a new Tennis Center that would cover six of the nine existing tennis courts located to the west of Elting Gymnasium. The project is located in New Paltz.

Contact: Robert Kanarkiewicz, State University Construction Fund, 75 South Manheim Boulevard, New Paltz, NY 12561, e-mail: Kanarkib@sysadm.suny.edu