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Public Notice

Notice to Holders of Commercial Lobster and Food Fish Licenses and Other Interested Parties

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) will hold a public hearing on the Department’s pending proposal to adopt 6 NYCRR Section 40.7, Special Management Areas, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law §13-0360. The proposed regulations designate all artificial reefs listed in 6 NYCRR Section 40.6 as Artificial Reef Special Management Areas, further designate the natural reefs around Fishers Island as the Fishers Island Special Management Area (FISMA), and establish restrictions on activities within Special Management Areas.

The public hearing will be held on June 18, 2002, at Greenport High School, 720 Front Street, Greenport, New York. The hearing will held in two sessions as follows:

Copies of the complete text of the proposed regulations are available upon request by calling (631) 444-0430 or (631) 444-0436.

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 705 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish the project as required by Commissioner’s 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, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233-5253, phone: (518) 457-2500; fax (518) 457-3285.


Availability of Remediation Work Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteer: The Volunteer for the 21 and 35 Alexander Street Sites is the County of Westchester.

Site Names and Numbers: 21 and 35 Alexander Street, City of Yonkers (V-00440-3 and V-00441-3).

Project Location: The Sites are adjacent properties comprised of a .93-acre portion of 21 Alexander Street and a 1.23-acre portion of 35 Alexander Street, located in the City of Yonkers, County of Westchester, New York. These properties are identified on the City of Yonkers Tax Map as Block 2605, Lots 62 and 57

Project Description: 21 Alexander Street - The County of Westchester acquired this 0.93 acre property from the City of Yonkers. The present 21 Alexander Street was the northern portion of a larger property that included the 19 Alexander Street property (North Yonkers Pump Station). The 21 Alexander Street portion remained open until sometime after WW II when the County of Westchester entered into an agreement for use of the property by the New York State Militia for use as a training facility. Three brick buildings were constructed on the property and used until the 1970s. In 1986 the County of Westchester entered into a lease with the City of Yonkers for use of the buildings by the Parks and Recreation Department. The County of Westchester had no relationship with any of the prior owners. In 1998 and 1999, a site investigation was conducted by AKRF, Inc. for the City of Yonkers. During the investigation, a 3,000 gallon leaking underground storage tank containing No. 6 fuel oil was removed, along with associated contaminated soil. In addition, some soils were found to be contaminated with metals and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs). No site-related contaminants exceed groundwater criteria. Depth to groundwater on both properties ranges from 0-12 feet below ground surface.

35 Alexander Street - The County of Westchester purchased this 1.23 acre property from Ron Rob Realty Corporation in 1999. The single story commercial building located on the property was built in 1946 by the previous owner, Habirshaw Club House. The Habirshaw Club House and Habirshaw Athletic Association, which took ownership of the property in 1954, operated the property until 1993 when Ron Rob Realty Corporation purchased the property. Since 1993 the property has either been vacant or used for storage. Beczak Environmental Center is currently operating on the property pursuant to a lease agreement with the County of Westchester. Other than the current lease agreement, the County of Westchester has had no relationship with any of the prior owners or operators. In 1999 a site investigation was conducted by Ecosystems Strategies, Inc. for Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. Soils were found to be contaminated with PCBs (at levels below soil criteria), SVOCs and metals. No site-related contaminants exceed groundwater criteria.

The preferred remedy for the sites calls for: 1) Excavation and removal of an underground storage tank (UST) and any impacted soils located at 35 Alexander St. 2) Excavation and disposal of contaminated soils near the former UST at 21 Alexander St 3) Removal of surface soils and site regrading to allow for placement of a minimum of two feet of clean fill in all "green" areas where the contemplated use (recreational) would otherwise leave existing soils (elevated with metals and PAHs) exposed at the ground surface and 4) Implement access and use restrictions which include, at a minimum, notification to the NYSDEC if any intrusive activities are planned as well as an annually certified deed restriction.

Contemplated Use: Recreational

Comment Period: The Remediation Work Plan for the property described above is available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received by the contact person below within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Remediation Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds that could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Remedial Action Work Plan. The Remedial Action Work Plan can be found at the following document repositories:

Yonkers Public Library, Getty Square Branch
7 Main Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 337-1500
Hours: Mon. through Thu., 9:00 to 8:00; Fri., 10:00 to 5:00; Sat., 9:00 to 5:00; and Sun., 12:00 to 5:00

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 3 Office
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561-1696
Phone: (845) 256-3154
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 8:30 - 4:45

Contact Person: Thomas Gibbons, Project Manager, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7015. Phone: (518) 402-9622

Negative Declaration

Rockland County - The Rockland County Department of General Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson River County Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a county park on a 33.3-acre waterfront property. The property borders the Hudson River in the Town of Haverstraw.

Contact: Helen Kenny Burrows, Rockland County Planning Department, 50 Sanatorium Road, Pomona, NY 10970, phone: (845) 364-3453.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Town of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bald Hill Estates Subdivision – Major Subdivision may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on July 9, 2002 at 7:30 PM at the John DeAngelis Meeting Room, 15 Lakes Road, Monroe, New York, 10950. The scoping session will be limited to 45 minutes, but written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Board. The draft scoping document will be posted on the town’s website at monroeny.org. The action involves a request for subdivision approval into 80 townhouse units, of which 32 are three-bedroom and 48 are two-bedroom, and 33 new single family detached lots from of an approximately 70+ acre tract of land in the LI (light industrial) and URM (urban residential-multifamily) zoning districts in the Town of Monroe adjacent to the Village of Monroe municipal boundary. The action no longer involves a request to subdivide an adjoining portion of an active light industrial parcel in the LI district. The project is located on the west side of Orange County Route 105 at the Village of Monroe boundary, south of NYS Route 17, Town of Monroe.

Contact: Pat Malanaphy, Planning Board Secretary, Town of Monroe Planning Board, Town Hall – 11 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 783-1900 ext. 233.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town of Stony Point Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Stony Point Golf Course. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 24, 2002 at 8:00 pm at the James A. Farley Middle School, 140 Route 210, Stony Point, New York. The action involves the construction of an eighteen-hole municipal golf course consisting of a clubhouse, maintenance building and parking area to be located adjacent to the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The project is located within the northern portion of the former Letchworth Village Development Center.

Contact: Steven Hurley, Town Supervisor, Town of Stony Point, Stony Point, New York 10980, phone: (845) 786-2716 fax: (845) 786-2783.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Target. A public hearing on the 4th SDEIS will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers at Yonkers City Hall, 40 South Broadway, 4th Floor, Yonkers, New York 10701. The Comment Period will end July 1, 2002 at 5 pm. The proposed action is the construction of a 150,000 gross square foot Target Store on the site of the previously proposed and analyzed multi-screen cinema in the 31-acre portion of the Westchester Corporate Center which has been the subject of three prior environmental reviews, the last of which was the 3rd Supplemental EIS. The project is located at Westchester Corporate Center, (a.k.a. Austin Avenue), Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers.

Contact: Kathy V. Israel, Sr. Legislative Assistant, Office of the City Council President, 40 South Broadway, Room 403, Yonkers, NY 10701, phone: (914) 377-6060; fax (914) 964-1949, e-mail: kathy.israel@cityofyonkers.com