Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 09/04/2002

Rockland County
Applicant: United Water New York
360 W Nyack Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994-1743
Facility: Lake Deforest
Strawtown & Old Mill Rds
Valley Cottage, NY -
Application ID: 3-3920-00529/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Clarkstown, Rockland County
Project Description:
    To address drought conditions in Rockland County, the applicant proposes to temporarily reduce the daily volume of water released to the Hackensack River from Lake DeForest, a water supply reservoir in the United Water New York water system.  This will result in more water remaining in the lake and being available to supply Rockland County.  The water supply permit under which the applicant currently operates requires a minimum release of 9.75 MGD.  The proposal will decrease this release to 6 MGD.  This reduction is currently in place under emergency authorization provisions of department regulations.
    There are two users of the water being released downstream:  the Village of Nyack and part of Bergen County, New Jersey.  The water being release is adequate for Nyack’s needs.  Should this change, Nyack has free access to the United Water system.  The reservoirs downstream in New Jersey are currently at a greater percentage of capacity than Lake DeForest, therefore, water users in New jersey are not adversely affected by the flow reduction.  
    It is requested that the modification remain in effect until one of the following occurs: December 31, 2002 or when Lake DeForest is above their rule curve and it is at the same percentage of storage as the three reservoirs downstream in New Jersey.  (A rule curve is a formula that governs how much and when water may be released as a function of reservoir level.)
    The application is available for review and may be obtained from the contact person below.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Oct 7 2002.
Contact: Thom Engel
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
tdengel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County
Applicant: Rye - C
Cy Hall 1051 Boston Post Rd
Rye, NY 10580-
Facility: Milton Harbor Dredging
Milton Harbor
Rye, NY -
Application ID: 3-5514-00041/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Rye, Westchester County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sediment from the City of Rye Municipal Boat Basin and its entrance channel, located at the mouth of Blind Brook in Milton Harbor.  Approximately 1,000 linear feet of the federal channel leading to the boat basin will be dredged to a depth of 8.0 feet below the mean low water line (MLW).  The boat basin will be dredged to a depth of 6.0 feet below MLW. Approximately 17,000 cubic yards of sediment will be dredged from the boat basin and federal channel.  An area measuring approximately 4,000 square feet at the mouth of Blind Brook will be excavated to a depth of 14 feet below MLW to act as a sedimentation basin, which will result in approximately 3,000 cubic yards of dredged sediment.  Open water disposal is proposed in approved site within Long Island Sound, subject to final approval by Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 20 2002.
Contact: Scott E Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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