ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - This action involves the redesign of a new ski trail layout at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area. This is to provide notice that a total of 102 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish the project as required by Commissioner’s delegation memorandum # 84-06. This project will relocate the bottom of the new Deer Run to provide a safer merge with the Dot Nebel trail. This project will equal less than one-half an acre of clearing. An amendment to Article 14 of the New York State Constitution allows for the construction of ski lifts and trails 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, (518) 402-8197.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed subdivision of lands of Marion SGRO will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of an 80 acre orchard in a county agricultural district into 13 lots, including the farm house and twelve new building lots. The project is located south of Holmes Road and north of Lexington Drive.

Contact: John P. Ewasutyn, Chairman, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, New York 12550, phone: (845) 564-7804.


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Transportation (“DOT”), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 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 Sprint Spectrum, L.P. and Nextel Communications, Inc., together with a related 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 Sprint Spectrum, L.P. and Nextel Communications, Inc., placed on platforms immediately thereunder at 140 feet and 130 feet, respectively. The project is located on a parcel owned by the State under the jurisdiction of the DOT at the DOT Resident Engineers Headquarters property (southeast of the existing paved area and building), 106 Ludingtonville Road, Town of Kent, 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, Tel. (914) 431-5750.


Putnam County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lower Nimham Lake Triploid Grass Carp Stocking will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Jim Dale (owner) stocking Lower Nimham Lake (27 acres) with United States Fish and Wildlife Service certified triploid (sterile) grass carp. The proposal is to stock up to 15 sterile triploid grass carp per acre of submerged aquatic vegetation in the lake. The objective is to control excessive growth of submerged aquatic vegetation which currently limits recreational use of the lake. The project is located at Lower Nimham Lake, Town of Kent.

Contact: Michael J. Flaherty (Senior Aquatic Biologist), N.Y.S. DEC Bureau of Inland Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3069, e-mail: mjflaher@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Release of Easement at Charles Point will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the release and termination of a County easement over property belonging to the Peekskill Industrial Development Agency. The easement consists of a 40-foot wide, approximately 530-foot long linear area that extends from John E. Walsh Boulevard into the Hudson River, as well as a 30-foot wide by approximately 1,330-foot long suction easement, that extends from the terminus of the first easement in a northwesterly direction within the river. In exchange, the County will receive a right-of-way over the subject property's access road, between the Resource Recovery Facility south gate and John E. Walsh Boulevard. The project is located in the City of Peekskill.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, Director of Environmental Planning, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 995-4422.