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 Commissioner’s 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.

Amended Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Wappingers Falls Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed BN&A Reality (Windsor Machinery) Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves subdividing a ±18.1 acre parcel into three lots, consisting of ±9.6 acres, ±2.39 acres, and ±6.1 acres. No construction is proposed. The project is located on Market Street Industrial Park, Village of Wappingers Falls.

Contact: Mary Ann Bolander, 7 Spring Street, Village of Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, phone: (845) 297-5277, fax: (845) 296-0379 E-mail: vwfzpb@idsi.net

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Orange County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reconstruction of County Road No. 45 (LaRoe Road) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action proposes to improve overall sight distance and drainage incorporating upgraded guide rail and associated safety features to conform to the latest AASHTO requirements. Work will consist of widening the existing road including the realignment to vertical and horizontal curves, the replacement and/or installation of new guide rail, the installation of new drainage culvert/asphalt gutters, and the addition of pavement markings. The road is aligned essentially North/South. It connects County Road No. 13 (Kings Highway) with County Road No. 5 (Lakes Road). It is approximately 4.24 miles in length and is contained entirely within the Town of Chester. The road plays host to local residents, shoppers and regional commuters. It is essentially a winding/twisting rural road serving a growing suburban population. Traffic consists primarily of passenger vehicles. School buses, fleet trucks and construction type vehicles make up the bulk of the non-residential vehicular traffic.

Contact: Charles Lee, Deputy Commissioner, Orange County Department of Public Works, 12549 Route 17M, Goshen, New York, phone: (845) 291-2750.


Westchester County - The Village of Buchanan Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Entergy Generation Support Building (GSB) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action consists of the construction of an approximately 100,000 square foot, 4-story office building (available for administrative and engineering office functions, an employee cafeteria, document storage, and other related administrative support purposes) with associated parking lot expansion and other related site modifications including proposed stormwater management facilities. The project is located on Broadway in the Village of Buchanan.

Contact: Rosemary Martin, Planning Board Secretary, Village of Buchanan, Municipal Bldg, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511, phone: (914) 737-1033.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of East Fishkill, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic EIS on the proposed Notice of Proposed Modifications in Comprehensive Plan and Proposed Laws. The Town Board of the Town of East Fishkill, will continue the joint public hearing, which commenced on May 23, 2002 on its proposed new Comprehensive Plan and the Laws, on Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at John Jay High School, Route 52, Hopewell Junction, New York. At the hearing, the Town will also seek to comment on proposed modifications in the text of the Plan and certain of the proposed laws. Written comments on the DGEIS, the laws, and the Plan will be accepted until August 13, 2002 at 4 p.m. Comments should be addressed to the contact person: Supervisor Peter Idema, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533. Phone 845-221-4303 or 845-221-9191. Notice of completion of the DGEIS and a summary of the Comprehensive Plan and local laws appeared in the July 10, 2002 issue. Copies of all documents, including those showing the proposed modifications in the text, are available at the Town Hall, through the contact person, and at the East Fishkill Library. The project is located in the Town of East Fishkill.

Contact: Supervisor Peter Idema, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-4303 or (845) 221-9191.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City of New Rochelle Board of Appeals on Zoning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Young Israel of New Rochelle. The public comment period ends within 10 days of the close of the public hearing. The public hearing will be held on July 30, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. The proposed action involves the construction of a synagogue containing approximately 30,051 square feet of gross floor area on an approximately 0.80-acre site. The public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement was held on October 17, 2001 and on November 14, 2001, and was closed on November 14, 2001. On November 20, 2001, the City of New Rochelle adopted the 2001 Zoning Ordinance which repealed the prior zoning ordinance of the City. The Board of Appeals on Zoning has decided to re-open the public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement so that the proposed action can be reviewed and considered under the 2001 Zoning Ordinance. The project is located at 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle.

Contact: Carol Mazzola, Secretary of the Zoning Board, New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, phone: (914) 654-2033.