ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
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Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period

Bronx and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has extended the public comment period on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant Filtration Project that was issued in the February 13, 2002 issue of the ENB. The comment period will remain open until April 30, 2002 and a Final Scope of Work will be issued by the end of May 31, 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.

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

Public Notice

Request for Water Resources Development Act Projects

NOTICE: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is soliciting interest for projects to certify for funding under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Projects that are eligible for funding should contribute to improving the quality/quantity of the New York City’s water supply. For the purposes of this Act, the City’s watershed is defined as the land area within the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess, that contribute water to the water supply system of New York City. The local sponsor may submit a letter of interest, including a brief description and cost of the project, to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Water Compliance Programs, New York City Watershed Section, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233-3506. The WRDA program is a reimbursement grant, and the local sponsor must provide 25% of the project cost through non-Federal funds. As WRDA funding becomes available, applications will be sent to appropriate local sponsors who have submitted a letter of interest. All letters of interest and applications will be reviewed for appropriate funding consideration.

More Details and Information: May be obtained from: Francis G. Zagorski, P.E., NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233-3506; phone (518) 402-8168; fax (518) 402-8082; e-mail fgzagors@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mongaup Valley Sand and Gravel will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing permitted 6.2 acre mine by 5.5 acres on a total site of approximately 114 acres. The project is located on the east side of Gale Road approximately one mile north of NYS Route 17B, Town of Bethel.

Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel, NYSDEC, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3041.


Ulster County - The County of Ulster Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of an expansion of the Ulster County Tonche Mountain Emergency Communication Network Facility will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves the physical replacement and expansion of the currently existing County Emergency Communications Tower and appurtenances from the thirty-five (35) feet in height to eighty-nine (89) feet in height, together with associated antennae appurtenances for emergency 911 communications; said action taking place upon .326 acres of land located on Tonche Mountain upon lands owned by the Raymond Pitcairn Trust.

Contact: Ward Todd, Ulster County Legislature, c/o Ulster County Legislature, Legislature Offices, 6th Floor, County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Post Office Box 1800, Kingston, New York 12402 (845) 340-3339.

Notice of Public Scoping Session

Westchester County - The Town of Lewisboro Planning Board, as lead agency, will hold a Public Scoping Session on April 9, 2002 at the South Salem Fire Department Meeting Room, at which time both verbal and written comments will be heard and accepted for consideration in the preparation of a Final Scoping Outline. The Trails at Waccabuc involves the subdivision of approximately 111.9 acres of land, consisting of two separate, non-abutting parcels located in proximity to each other and commonly owned. The project is located in the Hamlet of Waccabuc, Town of Lewisboro.

Contact: Aimee Hodges, 99 Elmwood Road, Onatru Farm Park, South Salem, NY 10590, phone: (914) 763-5592, fax: (914) 763-3637.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Dutchess County - The Town of East Fishill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Summit Woods may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A scoping meeting will be held on March 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. The action involves the subdivision of a 325-acre parcel of property into 175 residential, single-family lots. The applicant proposes to cluster the units on the property. The project is located along NY State Route 52, north of Interstate 84, Town of East Fishkill.

Contact: Pat Twomey, Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.


Dutchess County - The Town of East Fishill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stoneridge may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A scoping meeting will be held on March 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. The action involves the subdivision of a 106.77-acre parcel of property into 50 residential, single-family lots and two commercial lots. The applicant has proposes to cluster the units on the property. The project is located at the northwest corner of Palen Road and NY State Route 52, Town of East Fishkill.

Contact: Pat Twomey, Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Harbor Square. The FEIS provides responses to all substantive and relevant comments on the DEIS. In many cases, the responses refer to a revised site plan, which was developed for the FEIS in response to comments received. It is important to note that although the revised plan has changed from the plan presented in the DEIS, various DEIS studies are still relevant. The revised plan increases publicly accessible open space on the project site from approximately 40% to 60%, reduces the amount of residential development being proposed by 20%, redesigns and reorients the proposed buildings to enhance visual impacts, and provides added on-site parking. The revised plan in the FEIS describes two parking plans for the site. The Village Board will review both plans as presented in this FEIS, and will, in its discretion, decide which plan to consider for final approval upon completion of the SEQRA process. The project is located in the area between Westerly Road and the Hudson River, City of Ossining.

Contact: O. Paul Shew, Village of Ossining, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, phone: (914) 941-3554, fax: (914) 762-7710.