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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 Long Island Sound 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 2000-01 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 the Long Island Sound.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications 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 30-day public comment period which ends April 10, 2003. 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: Long Island Sound

The highest priorities identified in the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Management Plan is: Nitrogen reduction, by wastewater treatment, nonpoint source and aquatic habitat restoration. Secondary priorities are: habitat restoration, sediment remediation and stromwater control and combined sewer overflow abatement. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Long Island Sound Management Plan:

2001

WQI

COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
5166 Suffolk Aunt Amy's Creek stromwater remediation Brookhaven, Town of $230,000 $115,000
5165 Sufflok Gully Landing Road Brookhaven, Town of $180,000 $90,000
5168 Suffolk Setauket Mill Pond Stromwater Mitigation Brookhaven, Town of $200,000 $99,000
5000 Suffolk Water Pollution Control Plant Phase II Greenport, Village of $1,500,000 $1,075,000
4292 Suffolk Bay Crest Willow Pond Drainage Basin "G" Huntington Bay, Village $643,502 $321,751
4293 Suffolk Bay Hills Drainage Basin Area "L" Huntington Bay, Village $474,076 $237,038
5071 Suffolk Mill Dam Pond Habitat Restoration Huntington, Town of $3,776,700 $1,888,350
5077 Suffolk Restoration of Tidal Wetlands at Phragmites Park Huntington, Town of $390,900 $195,450
5109 Suffolk Construction of Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems at the Huntington WTP Huntington, Town of $504,000 $366,000
5179 Suffolk Eelgrass and Bay Scallop Restoration For the Greater Huntington Huntington, Town of $380,000 $190,000
4000 Suffolk Water Quality Improvements at Fiske Pond Lloyd Harbor, Village of $538,130 $269,065
4294 Suffolk Stromwater Control Project Nissequogue, Village of $230,000 $115,000
4364 Suffolk Plant Modification/Expansion UV Disinfection Northport, Village of $310,000 $155,000
5268 Suffolk Mattituck Creek Nonpoint Source Mitigation Southold, Town of $100,000 $50,000
4281 Suffolk Sewer District #6 Kings Park Suffolk County $9,329,937 $4,778,011
5229 Westchester Rye Nursery Wetland Restoration Rye, City of $3,288,726 $1,615,150
4141 Westchester Sheldrake River and Lake Habitat Improvements Westchester County $2,143,000 $1,031,500
5004 Nassau Belgrave WPCD Treatment Plant Improvements Belgrave Water Pollution Control District $3,475,000 $2,900,000
5003 Nassau Full Scale UV Disinfection Glen Cove, City of $1,200,000 $1,020,000
5074 Nassau Stromwater Treatment Project Glen Cove Creek Nassau County $75,000 $37,500
5180 Nassau Beaver Lake Fish Ladder NYSDEC $58,900 $58,900
5007 Nassau Enhancement to the Biological Nutrient Removal Port Washington WD $342,500 $291,125
4360 Bronx Soundview/Bronx River Estuary Marsh Restoration NYC - Parks $4,388,840 $2,194,420
5264 Bronx Pugsley Creek Salt Marsh and Buffer Restoration New York City $1,700,000 $850,000
5262 Bronx Randall's and Wards Island Park Wetland Restoration New York City Parks $2,171,000 $1,085,500

Public Hearing

The Planning Board of the Village of South Nyack will hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at 90 Depot Place, South Nyack, NY (Firehouse) to consider the following matter:

An application by the Lands of Dansome, LLC for a proposed major subdivision. The property is bounded on the west by South Boulevard on the North by College Avenue, on the East by Hillside Avenue (NYS Rt.9-W) and on the South by the Town of Orangetown. The property is located and shown on the tax map as Section No. 66.69, Block No. 1, Lot No's 2.2, 14, 17, 23, 1 and 24. Section No. 66.61, Block No. 1, Lot No's 12, 13, 14, and 19.2 Section No. 65-68-1-7.1.


Public Scoping

The Planning Board will hold a public scoping session at the Wallkill Fire House Meeting Hall, 18 Central Avenue, Wallkill, New York on February 27, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. to consider public and agency comment on the Draft Scope for the Positive Declaration listed below:

Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Town of Shawangunk, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wallkill Valley Acres Section C. Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the subdivision of approximately 39.5 acres of land within an SB Small Business and a R-Ag 1 Residential Agricultural District in the Hamlet of Wallkill, Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York. 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 project is located on the northerly side of CE Penney Drive in the Hamlet of Wallkill, Town of Shawangunk.

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


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hauff Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves mining of sand and gravel on a "Life-of-Mine" affected acreage of 10.5 acres (on a total site of 186 acres). The project is located on both sides of Dover Furnace Road between Chestnut Hill Road and Duncan Mill Road, in the Town of Dover.

Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3041.


Orange County - The Orange County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of Orange County Comprehensive Plan: Strategies for Quality Communities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Orange County Comprehensive Plan. This new plan serves to update a 1987 county plan and is an overall guidance document defining planning principles for use by the County and municipalities. The project is located countywide.

Contact: David Church, Planning Commissioner Address: Orange County Department of Planning, 124 Main St., Goshen, NY 10921, phone: (845) 291-2318, fax: (845) 291-2533.


Westchester County - The Village Board of the Village of Pelham Manor, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 1-2003. A Local Law Amending the Residential District Provisions of the Village of Pelham Manor Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending the setback, coverage and other provisions of the residential regulations of the Village Zoning Ordinance in order to reduce the number of homes constructed or expanded which are out of character with the community and adversely impact visually and otherwise upon surrounding properties. The project is located within the Village.

Contact: John T. Pierpont, Village of Pelham Manor, 4 Penfield Place, Pelham Manor, New York 10803, phone: (914) 738-8820.


Westchester County The Planning Board of the Town of Yorktown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hilltop Hanover Farms will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivide of 224 acres into ten (10) residential lots on +43.5 and create a farm open space preserve of + 52.3 contiguous acres west of Hanover Street and +129 contiguous acres east of Hanover Street. The property is located in an R1-40, 1-acre residential zone, as well as, the Farmland Preservation Overlay District. In conformance with the Farmland Preservation Overlay District regulations, the proposal is for a clustered development. The proposed lots will be served by Town water and individual wells and septic systems with sewer laterals installed in the anticipations of future sewers. The project is located on Croton Heights Road and Hanover Street, Town of Yorktown, Westchester County

Contact: Lorraine DeSisto, Town of Yorktown Planning Dept, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights State:NY Zip: 10598, phone: (914) 962-6565 x 327, fax: (914) 962-3986


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of LaGrange, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rolling Meadows Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of LaGrange Town Hall, 120 Stringham Road, La Grangeville, NY. Comments will be accepted by the contact person until not less than 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves a development of a cluster type 130 lot residential subdivision to be known as "Rolling Meadows at LaGrange" on 170.625 acres of undeveloped land. The project includes new roads and infrastructure with connections to municipal water and sanitary sewer service. The project is located in the vicinity of NY Route 55 and Mandalay Drive in the Town of LaGrange.

Contact: John S. Brewster, Town of LaGrange Department of Planning, Zoning and Building, 120 Stringham Road, La Grangeville, New York 12540-5507, phone: (845) 452-2046.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Cornwall, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Mountainville Properties - 5-lot Industrial Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Cornwall Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY. Comments on the document will be accepted through March 14, 2003. The action involves a request for subdivision approval for a five-lot subdivision of a 161 acre tract of land in the PIO (Planned Industrial Office) zoning district fronting in the Town of Cornwall. The site in question has over 3,000 feet of frontage on NYS Route 32, and is bisected by the Woodbury Creek. Federal wetlands exist on the site in and around the Creek, and have been identified in the field and confirmed by Jurisdictional Determination of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is located west of NYS Rt. 32 south of Mountainville, east of NYS Thruway Zoning Districts: PIO Tax Map Parcel: Section 36 Block 1 Lots 40.11, 40.12, and 40.32

Contact: Neil Novesky, Town of Cornwall Planning Board, Town Hall 183 Main Street, Cornwall, New York 12518, phone:(845) 534-9429.


Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh, as lead agency, has a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Replacement Building Site Plan and Long-Term Master Plan for the Hackley School. A public hearing on both the FGEIS and the site plan is scheduled for March 26, 2003. The action involves site plan approval for the development of a new middle school/science building, an addition to the existing lower school building, and related landscaping, parking, and site access improvements. In addition to the site plan, a long-term master plan for the school has been submitted for review. The long-range campus master plan is tended to provide a program for the upgrade of various school facilities while simultaneously maintaining the open space character of the campus. In addition to the current application, the southern, built-up portion of the site, a swimming pool, a new performing arts theater, athletic fields, and a new gymnasium/field house, provided funding is available over time. The Hackley School is on a 285 acre property at 293 Benedict Avenue in the northwestern section of the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County. While a majority of the site is within Greenburgh, a relatively small section of the property is within the Village of Tarrytown.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The action involves the construction of a 1.2 million square foot regional distribution center on a 315 +/- acre parcel of land located in the Town of Wallkill, New York. The distribution center would include site grading; two access points to State Route 17K; utility extensions; and some disturbance of wetland areas on the site. The project also includes the construction and formation of new water and sewer districts to supply water and sewer services to the distribution center as well as to a few other properties in the immediate vicinity of the distribution center. The project is located along New York State Route 17K, bounded on the west by New York Route 17, in the Town of Wallkill, Orange County, New York, and designated as Town of Wallkill Tax Map Nos. 1-1-67.1, 1-1-66, 1-1-44, 1-1-43, 1-1-2.222, and 1-1-1.2.

Contact: Carol Kelly, Town of Wallkill, P. O. Box 398, 600 Route 211 East, Middletown, NY 10940, phone: (845) 692-7814.