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Proposed List of Recommended Water Quality Improvement Projects Under The Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled an eligible project list for the Hudson River using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2002-03 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for Hudson River.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends February 10, 2002. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

During the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

Management Plan: Hudson River

The highest priorities identified in the Hudson River Estuary Plan are: habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement; reduction of "contaminants of concern"; and waterfront revitalization. Secondary priorities are nonpoint source program implementation and wastewater treatment plant compliance assurance. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Hudson River Estuary Plan:





5034 Greene Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements/Inflow & Infiltration Remediation Village of Athens $1,114,000 $103,900
5160 Columbia South Front Street Pump Station Hudson, City of $260,050 $221,043
4014 Ulster Highland Landing Sewage System Project Lloyd, Town of $236,851 $201,324
3121 Westchester Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant Westchester County $548,529 $466,250
5012 Westchester Hudson River Shoreline Ossining, Town of $700,000 $350,000

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Cornwall, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water District Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of the existing water district boundaries to include lands currently outside of the district where either water service is already provided or where growth is contemplated. The project is located in the Town of Cornwall.

Contact: James A. Sollami, Supervisor, Town of Cornwall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, New York 12518, phone: (845) 534-3770.

Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Town of Shawangunk Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wallkill Valley Acres Section C Subdivision may have a significant adverse environmental impact and Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The proposed action includes the subdivision of approximately 39.5 acres of land within an SB Small Business and an R-Ag 1 Residential Agricultural District in the Hamlet of Wallkill, Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York ("proposed action"). The subject property is also located within the AQ-O Aquifer Protection Overlay District. The proposed action seeks to subdivide the existing undeveloped parcel into ninety-one residential building lots with access proposed to be provided by a series of loop and cul-de-sac roads proposed to be dedicated to the Town. Extensions of Town public sewer and water districts and related mains are proposed to accommodate the proposed action. The subject property is located on the northerly side of CE Penney Road in the Hamlet of Wallkill, Town of Shawangunk.

Contact: Hon. Kris Pedersen, Chair, Town Hall, PO Box 247, Wallkill, NY 12589, phone: (845) 895-3356, fax: (845) 895-2162.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Monroe, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Henry Farm Subdivision.

A combined public hearing on the accepted DEIS along with a public hearing on the subdivision, special exception use permits and site plan, plus Town of Monroe local wetland permits has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 7:30 PM at the John C. DeAngelis Meeting Room, 15 Lake Street, Monroe, New York, 10950.

The document will be available for public review at the Town Hall, 11-13 Stage Road, Monroe, and will also be available at the Monroe Free Library. In addition, the full text of the document will be available online linked through the Planning Board component of the Town of Monroe website at monroeny.org.

The action involves a request for land use approvals for a residential development consisting of 66 single family detached units and 50 age-restricted townhouse units, and a commercial/office parcel on a 134.1 acre tract of land in the SR-20 and RR-1.5 zoning districts in the Town of Monroe. The site in question has over 2,000 feet of frontage on Lakes Road (Orange County Rt. 5), and also abuts the temporary cul de sac of Highview Road, which leads to School Road. The land is currently vacant wooded land abutting the Highview subdivisions phase I and II. An internal road network connecting Highview Road with Lakes Road is proposed, and the lots are proposed to be served by central sewer via Moodna Basin, and a central water system to be developed on the site. The site is located close to the Town of Chester municipal boundary west of Lakes Road.

Contact: Pat Malanaphy, Town of Monroe Planning Board, Town Hall, 11 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 774-7039.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS And Rescheduled Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Meadow Creek Corporate Park. On January 2, 2003, at 7:30 p.m., the Planning Board of the Town of East Fishkill, as lead agency, will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, to accept comments on a Draft Generic Impact Statement (DGEIS), as supplemented by a Supplemental Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SDGEIS) prepared in relation to the action described herein. This hearing was originally scheduled for December 11, 2002, but the hearing was cancelled because of bad weather. The Planning Board authorized circulation of the SDGEIS for purposes of agency and public comment, on October 15, 2002. The DGEIS had previously been circulated on or about December 12, 2001, and a hearing on the DGEIS was held on February 27, 2002. The proposed action involves the assessment of potential environmental impacts regarding the construction of 1.27 million square feet of floor space: 270,880 square feet of professional office space, 2,200 square feet for a convenience mart/gas station and 998,000 square feet of light industrial/research and development uses. 39 acres are zoned Planned Commercial Park and 112 acres are zoned I-1. The property is bounded by Interstate 84 (I-84) Exit 15 to the south, Lime Kiln Road to the west and north, and Shenandoah Road to the east, in East Fishkill.

Contact: Ms. Pat Twomey, Planning Board Clerk, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.