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Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - This action involves the widening of a ski trail at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area. This is to provide notice that a total of 450 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish the project as required by Commissionerís delegation memorandum # 84-06. This project will widen the Dot Nebel trail to a maximum of 200' to provide a safer course for ski racing. A total of 3 acres will be cut on the eastern edge of the trail, mid-road to the bottom of Lift 8. An amendment to Article 14 of the New York State Constitution allows for the construction of ski trails up to 200' wide on Belleayre Mountain which is part of the Catskill Forest Preserve. This project is included in the approved 1998 revision to the Unit Management Plan for the ski center. There are no known rare, threatened or endangered plant species located in or bordering the disturbed area. Following tree cutting and stump removal, the trail will be seeded and mulched.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, DEC, 50 Wolf Road., Albany, N.Y. 12233-5253, phone: (518) 457-2500; fax (518) 457-3285.

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law, the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

Contact: Ellen Manning, Real Estate Specialist, Office of General Services, Bureau of Land Management, 26th Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, phone: (518) 474-2195, fax: (518) 474-0011.

Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment
Beacon Salvage Site, VCP Site No. V-00444-3

Project Location: Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, DEC Region 3

Brief Project Description: Scenic Hudson Land trust, Inc. has submitted a Remedial Action Work Plan to the Department for remediating the former Beacon Salvage site, located on Red Flynn Drive in the City of Beacon. To allow for development of the site, Scenic Hudson Land Trust proposes to remove approximately 500 cubic yards of PCB contaminated soil from the site. In addition, a majority of the site will be covered with 18 inches of clean soil as part of the site redevelopment. Redevelopment plans for the site have not been finalized by Scenic Hudson Land Trust at this time.

The Beacon Salvage site is a vacant mixed residential and industrial property currently owned by Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. The property borders on the Hudson River and encompasses approximately 4.2 acres. Several previous environmental investigations of the Beacon Salvage site have found that the contaminants of concern in the soils and fill included inorganic constituents (metals) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Many of the metals found were associated with a former metal salvaging operation at the site. The groundwater is not significantly impacted by the industrial activity at the site.

The proposed plan of removing the PCB-contaminated soils and covering the on-site fill material with clean soil, pavement or buildings as part of the site development will provide protection against the potential for direct contact exposure with the contaminated soils and fill materials. The Remedial Action Work Plan includes procedures for the additional testing of soil and fill that may be excavated, graded or otherwise disturbed during the site development. The Remedial Action Work Plan also includes provisions for the perpetual maintenance and monitoring of the cover system, and annual certification. Site use limitations will also be placed on the property, restricting it to limited residential and commercial uses.

The proposed Remedial Action Work Plan and the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement are available for public review at the location noted below. Written comments will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the work plan must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the Agreement. No formal response to comments received is anticipated, but, as a result of the comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Work Plan.

The site investigation reports and the proposed Remedial Action Work Plan is available for public review at the following document repositories:

NYSDEC Region 3, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, (845) 256-3154, Hours: M - F 8:30-4:45

Howland Memorial Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508, (845) 831-1134, Hours: Mon - Th 10-8, Fri - Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5 (Sept-May only)

Contact person: Joseph Moloughney, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7017, (518) 402-9671, fax (518) 402-9679

Positive Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mobil "On the Run" Convenience Store and Gas Station may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action requires a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals and Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board of the Town of Hyde Park. On May 15, 2002, the Planning Board as lead agency resolved that a DEIS will be required to assess, among other things, possible conflict with the Town Comprehensive Plan and Greenway Connections, traffic impacts, visual impact, compatibility with neighborhood character, and drainage. A public scoping session will be scheduled. The project is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 9 and St. Andrews Road.

Contact: Steve Allen, Chair, Planning Board, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-0316, fax: (845) 229-0349.