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

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.


Rockland County - The Spring Valley Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Spring Valley Urban Renewal Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Village of Spring Valley Urban Renewal Plan and related Zoning Ordinance Amendments. The proposed zone change includes the extension of the GB zoning classification from Church Street to the north, to Municipal Plaza to the south, and Jackson Street to the east. There is also an amendment to the GB Zoning Regulations for the GB district within the Urban Renewal Area. The project is located with Maple Avenue on the north, to Van Orden Avenue on the south, to Madison Avenue on the west, to Memorial Park Drive on the east in the Village of Spring Valley.

Contact: Mayor George O. Darden, Village of Spring Valley, 200 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977, phone: (845) 573-5869.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Ennis Mobile Home Parc. The proposed action consists of the expansion of the existing Ennis Mobile Home Parc, by the addition of 114 double-wide mobile home units on approximately thirty (30) acres, which is close to 36 percent of the parcelís approximately eighty-four (84) total acres (84.83 acres). The Parc currently includes 102 mobile homes located on approximately twenty-five (25) acres (comprising 30 percent of the subject property). The remaining portion of the property, almost 35 percent of the total parcel area, consists of approximately twenty-nine (29) acres of wetlands which are proposed to remain undeveloped. The Ennis Mobile Home Parc site consists of approximately 84.83 acres improved with approximately 102 existing units, located three-quarters of a mile west of the hamlet area of Pleasant Valley on the northerly side of Route 44 (Dutchess Turnpike), approximately 200 feet north of Wappinger Creek (which is located on the opposite side of Route 44), and approximately one mile east of the Town of Poughkeepsie border.

Contact: Nancy Salvato, Administrative Assistant, Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board, Town of Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, New York 12569, phone: (845) 635-8395.