ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
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 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, (518) 457-2500; Fax (518) 457-3285.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wappinger, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cranberry Hills 232-Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a cluster development designed in accordance with Section 278 of Town Law. The project will consist of 232 residential units and clubhouse/pool and recreation (tennis) facilities serving subdivision residents served by municipal water and sewer. The project is located on a 327.8 acre parcel of land that is bounded by Myers Corners Road to the south and Widmer Road to the north, abutting lands held by the Central School District #1, the Oakwood Knolls and Wildwood Forest Subdivision, and is located within the R-20 Residential District in the Town of Wappinger.

Contact: Phil DiNonno, Town of Wappinger Planning Board, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, P. O. Box 324, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590-0324.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Newburgh, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Golden Vista Senior Citizen Housing Project will not have significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves site plan approval for 188 units of senior citizen housing and a caretakers dwelling on an 18.25 acre parcel in the R-3 residential zone, along with a community building and accessory maintenance facilities. The site is located west of the New York State Thruway and north of Meadow Hill Road, north of Sycamore Drive.

Contact: John P. Ewasutyn, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, New York 12550


Putnam County - The Town Board of the Town of Putnam Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amend Town Zoning Ordinance Concerning Senior Citizen Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves, amend town zoning ordinance to re-establish Senior Citizen Multi Family Zoning, adding same as a permitted special use in zones R-1, R-2 and R-3 as well as existing PC zone and other changes. The project is townwide.

Contact: Carmelo J. Santos, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, New York 10579, phone: (845) 526-2121.


Ulster County - The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed amendments to the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

In keeping with the final unit management plan for Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, adopted in May 1998, a total of 17.5 acres of vegetation will be removed to construct three new intermediate ski trails and a storm water retention pond. Two of the new trails will be 2,000 feet in length and 100-120 feet wide, and the third will be 1,400 feet in length and 100 feet wide upon completion. Belleayre Mountain currently has 18 miles of ski trails, and with the three new trails, will still be well below the 25 miles authorized in Article XIV, Section 1 of the New York State Constitution. The storm water retention pond is being constructed at the novice area bus parking lot, and approximately half an acre will be cleared of vegetation to accommodate construction of the pond. Amendment of Article XIV of the stateís Constitution provides for the removal of trees to construct ski trails, lifts, and appurtenances. There are no rare or protected species of vegetation located in or bordering the disturbed areas. Following the tree cutting and construction, the cleared areas will be seeded and mulched. The projects are located off Route 28, Highmount/Pine Hill, Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, NY.

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


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Board of Legislators of Westchester County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westchester County Airport Centralized Deicing Facility may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a centralized aircraft deicing facility at the southeast end of the Westchester County Airport. The centralized deicing facility will include one infrared pad and four glycol pads. The facility will be engineered to allow for the conversion of one of the four glycol pads into an infrared system if determined appropriate. Associated structures/facilities include an approximately 18,000-square-foot control/storage building, two 2,000,000-gallon storage tanks for the collection of low-concentrate glycol laden stormwater runoff, one 150,000-gallon storage tank for the collection of high-concentrate glycol-laden stormwater runoff, and a truck uploading station.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, Westchester County Planning Department, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 995-4425, fax: (914) 995-3780, email: gtd1@westchestergov.com


Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Target. A public hearing on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Yonkers City Hall, 40 South Broadway, 4th Floor, Yonkers, New York. The comment period will end July 1, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. The action involves 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. The project is located at Stew Leonard Drive, Block 3244, Lots 2 and 3, Yonkers.

Contact: Kathy V Israel, Office of the City Council President, 40 South Broadway, Room 403, Yonkers City Hall, Yonkers, New York 10701.