ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - This action involves the cutting of trees at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area to improve public safety and recreational use of the downhill skiing facility. This is to provide notice that a total of 848 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish these projects as required by Commissioners Delegation Memorandum # 84-06. The Expressway will be extended to connect Dot Nebel, the SkiWee teaching area will be enlarged, the base of Lift #6 Super Chief will be expanded to allow for loading on both sides and a new trail, Onondaga, will be created from the top of Lift #6 to mid-station. An amendment to Article XIV of the New York State Constitution allows for construction and maintenance of 25 miles of ski trails, with 2 miles of trail up to 200' wide on Belleayre Mountain which is part of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Belleayre Mountain will still be well within the constitutional limits afforded for widths and total length of ski trails upon completion of these projects. These projects are included in the approved 1998 revision and amendments 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, (518) 402-8197.


Notice of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0329, 13-0340-e, 13-0340-f and 13-0343-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

For further information contact:

Alice Weber
205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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 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 Subdivisions, and is located within the R-20 Residential District in the Town of Wappinger.

Contact: Phil DiNonno, Planning Board, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, P. O. Box 324, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590-0324, phone: (845) 297-6257.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Village of Florida, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Map and Schedule of Uses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves updating and revising the plans and regulations to appropriately manage and direct growth. The project is located villagewide.

Contact: The Planning Board, Village of Florida, 33 South Main Street, Florida, New York 10921.


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the Shared-Resource Public Safety and Wireless Communications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a 150-foot tall, multi-user, multi-purpose monopole. The facility will support the communications and monitoring equipment of the DOT and the ancillary antennas of VoiceStream Communications (f/k/a OmniPoint Communications), Nextel Communications, Inc., Verizon Wireless and Sprint Spectrum, L.P., together with a related two-story, 12-foot by 60-foot equipment shelter at the base thereof. The equipment of the DOT will be installed at the very top of the monopole with the equipment of VoiceStream Communications, Nextel Communications, Inc., Verizon Wireless and Sprint Spectrum, L.P. placed on platforms immediately thereunder at 150 feet, 140 feet, 130 feet and 120 feet, respectively. The project is located on a parcel owned by the State under the jurisdiction of the DOT along the eastern corner of the intersection of Interstate 684 and NYS Route 124 (Deans Corner Road) in the Town of Southeast, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: Robert Dennison, Regional Director, New York State Department of Transportation, Region 8, State Office Building, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, phone: (914) 431-5750.


Putnam County - The Town of Southeast, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves The Plan which updates the policies contained in the 1992 Master Plan to take into account the following factors:

The recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan are intended to enhance the Town's rural community character and to provide additional protection of water quality (both surface water and ground water) and other natural resources.

The Comprehensive Plan includes a number of recommendations specific to natural resource protection, land use and zoning, residential development, economic development, traffic and transportation, and community facilities and services. The Comprehensive Plan also includes generic environmental analysis of the goals and proposed implementation actions.

Contact: Lois Zutell, Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Brewster, New York 10509, phone: (845) 279-4313.


Westchester County - The City of Rye, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed RA-1 Zoning District Text Amendment Cottage Street Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request to amend the text of the Rye City Zoning Code to change the existing bulk and dimensional standards of the RA-1 Garden Apartment District as they apply to moderate income housing applications. The zoning petitioner is requesting the text amendment to permit the construction of nine multi-family units on a property located on Cottage Street. The proposed text amendment is consistent with the goals and objectives of the City Development Plan and housing policies. The text amendment and proposed 9-unit Cottage Street development are consistent with surrounding land uses and zoning patterns. The subject amendment would apply to properties located in the RA-1 District located along Cottage Street and two properties currently improved with existing condominium developments located on Theodore Fremd Avenue. The project is located on certain properties located in the RA-1 District, Rye, New York.

Contact: Christian K. Miller, Rye City Planner, phone: (914) 967-7167, fax: (914) 967-4641, E-mail:cmiller@ci.rye.ny.us


Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Village of Dobbs Ferry, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Master Plan for the Masters School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a master plan for two-phase construction including Phase 1: relocation and expansion of faculty dormitories, construction of new Science Building, conversion of existing Science Building to Middle School use; Phase 2: construction of a new gymnasium, addition to existing student dormitory. The proposed construction is located within the existing developed core of the campus. Note: The action has been classified as Type I Action due to the presence on the campus of Estherwood, a property listed on the state and federal registers. The project is located at 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Contact: Mary Alice Barnett, Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522, phone:(914) 693-2203, fax: (914) 693-3470, E-mail: barnett@ci.dobbs-ferry.ny.us


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Village of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Smith Farm - 231 residential units may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a request for special exception use permits, site plan approval and subdivision approval for a residential project totaling 231 dwelling units along with community facilities on a 79.2-acre tract of land located in both the Village and Town of Monroe. Notwithstanding the location of the municipal boundary line through the site, the project is proposed to be developed as a single coordinated project. The plans propose a mix of duplex units, patio homes, and detached single-family units. The project site is currently vacant land, primarily wooded and containing areas of steep slopes overlooking the Village, NYS Route 17M, and Orange and Rockland Lakes. The project includes a proposal to develop a central water supply, and the site must be served by central sewers. Multiple agency approvals will be required for the development of a central water supply, stormwater management facilities and stream crossings for the proposed road access, in addition to Planning Board and other municipal approvals.

Contact: Marilyn Karlich, Village of Monroe Planning Board, Village Hall 7 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 782-8341.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Greenburgh Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on July 11, 1002 at 7:15 p.m. at the Greenburgh Town Hall, 320 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, New York. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be received up to ten days following the close of the public hearing. The action involves the following:

The project is located townwide.

Contact:Mark T. Stellato, Department of Community Development and Conservation, Town Hall, 320 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, New York 10523, phone: (914) 993-1505.