ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

MEETING NOTICE

The Technical Advisory Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council (WPPC) will meet on Thursday, May 1st, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Empire State Development Corporation, 33 Airport Center Drive, Newburgh, NY. The Executive Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council has asked the Technical Advisory Committee to review the interim Phase II Nonpoint Source TMDL Implementation Report (Report) prepared by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to solicit stakeholder input, and to make recommendations to DEC on how to finalize the Report.

The following is the tentative agenda:


Notice of Availability for Comment

Voluntary Cleanup Program
Remedial Action Work Plan, March 2003

Name of Volunteer: 500 Mamaroneck Avenue Associates

Site Name and No.: 500 Mamaroneck Avenue, Site No. V00213-3

Project Location: 500 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY Westchester County, NYSDEC

Region 3

Project Description:

This site is located on the east side of Mamaroneck Avenue, approximately 2,000 feet south of Union Avenue in Harrison, Westchester County, New York. From 1954 until 1970 the Town of Harrison operated a municipal incinerator at the site. From 1970 until the early 1980s, the site was used as a transfer station. Approximately 14 of the 34.5 acres of the site were redeveloped beginning in the early 1980s with the construction of a five-story office complex.

Various environmental investigations have been performed at the site between 1986 and 2000. The findings of these site investigations are available for review at the repositories listed below. The investigations revealed that the surface and shallow soils are contaminated primarily with heavy metals (metals) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), but at concentrations which are not considered to be hazardous waste. The primary metals of concern include arsenic, cadmium, lead, and zinc. The SVOCs identified included polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The on-site contamination is likely from emissions from the incinerator and/or handling of waste at the site during its use as an incinerator or transfer station. Groundwater does not require remediation at this site.

It was determined that two areas of the site require remedial work to maintain the protectiveness of the site for its present use as commercial office space. Contaminated soil in an earth berm along part of the site’s southern boundary contains PAHs and metals and limited areas with elevated lead concentrations. Erosion on the south side of the berm creates a potential for exposure to this contaminated soil. And, in a section of the northwestern corner of the site, investigations identified a significant quantity of subsurface soil with high concentrations of PAHs.

To maintain the protectiveness of the site, the potential for direct contact with impacted soil in which the contaminant concentrations exceed regulatory guidance must be eliminated. The two areas described above require additional measures to make them protective or enhance existing protectiveness. The erosion at the southern berm will be corrected by the emplacement of an enhanced soil cap. In the northwestern section, additional clean soil cover is required. These measures combined with the asphalt parking lot and landscaped areas will act as "engineering controls" to prevent contact with the contaminated soil. Other components of the remedy are known as institutional controls. These include restrictions on the deed. There are some existing institutional controls in place at the site. These include requirements that the berm remain in place and that the wooded buffer zone remain wooded and undeveloped. The proposed remedy adds additional institutional controls to guarantee that the existing and proposed engineering controls remain in place and effective, ensure that any future excavation at the site is performed safely, and ensure that the use of the site remains consistent with the site conditions.

Comment Period: The Remedial Action Work Plan, March 2003, is available for review at the locations below. Written comments on this work plan and the proposed remedy will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact Person: Kevin Carpenter, P.E.
Region: NYSDEC, Central Office
Address: 625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7015
Phone: (518) 402-9620

Public Repositories: 1) NYSDEC, Region 3,
21 South Putt Corners Road,
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
Phone: (845) 256-3154

2) Harrison Public Library - Reference Section
Bruce Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
Phone: (914) 835-0324

3) Town/Village of Harrison Municipal Building
1 Heineman Place
Harrison, NY 10528
Phone: (914) 670-3000


Public Hearing - SEQR Notice

Rockland County - The Town Board of the Town of Ramapo, as lead agency for the DGEIS for the Town of Ramapo Comprehensive Plan will hold a public hearing on April 7, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo High School, 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley, NY.

The action under review is the adoption of a proposed Comprehensive Plan which is a policy document that outlines a vision for the future of the Town of Ramapo. It focuses on protection of the Town's natural resources and growth and development that is compatible with the Town's quality of life and housing needs. The zoning and other land use regulation recommendations contained in the Comprehensive Plan pertain only to the unincorporated portions of the Town.

Contact: Brian A. Brophy, Planning and Zoning, Town of Ramapo, 237 Route 59, Suffern, New York 10901, phone: (845) 357-5100.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The County of Dutchess, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of a local law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the submission of application and adoption of a local law to revise the boundaries of the Poughkeepsie Dutchess Empire Zone by excluding unsuitable lands and adding other territory to the Empire Zone. The location for the project are areas in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Contact: Roger Akeley, Planning and Development, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, phone: (845) 486-3600.


Ulster County - The Ulster County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ulster County Visitor Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a new visitor center (10,400+ SF) and associated parking on 2.1 acres of land currently owned by the NYSDOT and NYS Thruway Authority. The site is located adjacent to the new roundabout at Exit 19 of the Thruway. Access to the site will be from I-87 (Chandler Drive) with a right turn only exit located on Washington Ave.

Contact: Dennis Doyle, Ulster County Planning Board, Box 1800, Kingston, NY 12402, phone: (845) 340-3339, fax: (845) 340-3429.


Westchester County - The Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency has determined that the proposed financing and construction of a Mixed-Use Parking Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed construction of a mixed use parking structure with 415 spaces and approximately 7,500 sq. ft. of retail space. The two story (27.5 feet tall) structure would include two 35 foot tall stair towers and is proposed for the site of an existing open parking lot in the Village of Scarsdale, NY. The project’s conceptual design includes architectural features, materials and landscaping that would enhance the Village’s downtown character. In addition, the structure has been carefully sited to minimize the impact on an apartment complex immediately adjacent. The project is located on the north side of Christie Place between East Parkway and Chase Road, Scarsdale NY.

Contact: Stephen Pappalardo, Scarsdale Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583, phone: (914) 722-1110, fax: (914) 722-1119.


Westchester County - The Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation of Westchester County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Edith G. Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sancturay New Access Drive will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a new access drive from Manursing Way to the existing nature center at the County's Edith G. Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. The driveway will be approximately 2,650 feet long by 12 feet wide, with several areas expanding to 18 feet to allow two cars to pass. A wooden swing gate and wood flag sign will be installed at the entrance of Manursing Way. The project is located on Manursing Way, approximately 2,400 feet southeast of Forest Avenue.

Contact: Claudia Ng Maxwell, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 995-3530.


Westchester County - The County of Westchester, as lead agency, has determined that the Installation of Domestic Water Supply at Mohansic Golf Course will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves connection of the Mohansic Golf Course Clubhouse and Maintenance Building domestic water system to the Yorktown water supply system. The project is located on Mohansic Avenue, Southwest of Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Claudia Ng Maxwell, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 995-3530.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Montgomery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Overnite Transportation Company may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a 93,500 sq. ft. truck terminal on a 30.5 acre site on Route 99 adjacent to the Home Depot Warehouse Distribution Center and across from the Do-It-Best Distribution Center. The building contains a 7,000 sq. ft. office and will be constructed in two phases as business warrants. A 6,500 sq. ft. truck service facility will be built on-site in the parking area. Automobile parking is provided for 237 vehicles and there are 166 truck loading docks and spaces plus parking for an additional 333 truck trailers. Central water and sewer service is anticipated. An on-site well will be an alternative for water supply. All stormwater will be handled on site in accordance with anticipated SPDES permit requirements.

Contact: Cathie Raia, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York 12549.


Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Awosting Reserve may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a 353-lot cluster subdivision with associated community facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, on a 2,660 acre site. The subdivision will include approximately 349 residential lots and will be served by a centralized wastewater treatment facility. Most residential units are proposed to be served by individual wells. More tightly clustered residences and community buildings would be served by a community water supply. The project is located immediately southeast of Minnewaska State Park, and generally northwest of Aumick, Beecher Hill, South Mountain and Upper Mountain Roads in the Towns of Gardiner, Shawangunk and Wawarsing, Ulster County.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3050.


Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Sleepy Hollow, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Sleepy Hollow Water Supply Improvement Program may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves improvements to the Village of Sleepy Hollow municipal water supply infrastructure including expansion of the available capacity of the reservoir, upgrade of the current pump station and distribution system. The proposed improvement program is designed to comply with the Ten State Standards and Insurance Services Office requirements. Portions of the proposed action occur outside the Village of Sleepy Hollow including: the potential to expand the reservoir capacity in the vicinity of the existing reservoir located in the Rockefeller State Park Preserve and improvements to the Village Pump Station located in the Village of Tarrytown. The proposed action is located in the Village of Sleepy Hollow, Town of Mt. Pleasant and Village of Tarrytown.

Contact: Dwight Douglas, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, phone: (914) 366-5105.


Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lighthouse Landing at Sleepy Hollow Riverfront Development Concept Plan and Special Permit Application may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves Lighthouse Landing which is a mixed use development wherein the Applicant proposes to include 1,562 residential units, 185,000 square feet of retail space, 95,000 s.f. of commercial office space, a Hotel/Inn of 150 rooms, a new Metro-North train station, parking for 4,107 vehicles and approximately 20 acres of publicly accessible open space. The project is located at the 96-acre site of the former General Motors North Tarrytown Automotive Assembly Plant, 199 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Contact:Dwight Douglas, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, phone: (914) 366-5105.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of Pleasant Valley, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Brookside Meadows Multifamily Housing Development. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 6, 2003 at 7:00 pm at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY. The Public Comment Period ends May 16, 2003. The action involves a maximum of 302 multifamily housing units, including a maximum of 248 apartments and 54 townhomes. The project parcels are identified as parcel numbers 6363-02-534948 (63.79 acres), 6363-02-571762 (1.97 acres) and 6363-02-559765 (0.87 acres) on the Town of Pleasant Valley Tax Map. The site presently contains a farming operation, two single-family residences, and several barns, which will remain in agricultural use. Access to the site is proposed from both Wigsten Road and West Road at full build out. The proposed multifamily housing development will be served by a private community water source consisting of groundwater wells. The initial phase will be served by a subsurface septic disposal system, while the project at full build out will be served by a sewage plant. The project is located Between West Road and Wigsten Road, Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, NY.

Contact: Jeff Kane, The Chazen Companies, 21 Fox Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, phone: (845) 454-3980, fax: (845) 454-4026.


Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of East Fishkill, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Moore Property Development Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 22, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, New York. The Public Comment Period ends May 6, 2003. The action involves a residential development consisting of 263 single family housing units, a Hamlet Center area, Community Meetinghouse, Community Retail Center, Village Green and Central Park on approximately 169 acres of a 480-acre site known as the "Moore Property" in East Fishkill, New York. The remaining 311 acres are to be preserved as open space. The project will be served with central water and sewer by transportation corporations to be created. The project is located in the northeastern portion of East Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, east of the Taconic State Parkway and south of County Route 9/Beekman Road. Phillips Road and Benton Moore Road currently run through the project site. Fishkill Creek runs through and forms a portion of the southern boundary of the site.

Contact: Pat Twomey, Town of East Fishkill, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of New Windsor, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New York International Plaza/Stewart Army Subpost (STAS) Redevelopment Plan. A public hearing will be held on May 14, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of New Windsor Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY. The public comment period ends May 27, 2003. The action involves redevelopment of the former Stewart Army Subpost (STAS), a 263+/- acre parcel in the Town of New Windsor. The STAS lands have been ground-leased by the Town of New Windsor for the purposes of economic development. The redevelopment plan contemplates redevelopment in multiple phases to establish a broad range of commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential and/or other uses pursuant to existing zoning requirements, including parking, utilities, street and other improvements and facilities identified as necessary or appropriate as redevelopment proceeds. The action also involves the proposed subdivision approval of Parcel H (128 ±acres) into two lots with a portion of land to be used for the extension of Hudson Valley Avenue. The project is located at the former Stewart Army Subpost property, generally bounded by Stewart International Airport to the north and east, Route 207 to the south, and Jackson Avenue to the west within the Town of New Windsor, New York.

Contact: Mark J. Edsall, Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553, phone: (845) 563-4615.


Westchester County - The Common Council of the City of Peekskill, as lead agency, has accepted a Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed redevelopment of 9-11 Corporate Drive. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 5, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peekskill City Hall, Peekskill, NY. The Public Comment Period ends May 15, 2003. The action involves relocation of an existing laundry facility owned by White Plains Linen located at 411 Highland Avenue and a significant portion of the company's operations at 4 John Walsh Boulevard. The concept plan is to develop an approximately 100,000 square foot new industrial laundry facility with 150 parking spaces. The proposed facility would have the capacity for a 25,000 square foot expansion which would be a second phase. The project is located approximately on 8 acres irregularly shapped parcel at 9-11 Corporate Dirve in the northwest section of the City of Peekskill.

Contact: Carla Williams, Peekskill City Hall, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, phone: (914) 734-4217.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Ulster County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of New Paltz, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Professional and Limited Business District Zoning Amendments. The action involves the adoption of a local law amending the Zoning Law Schedule of Uses and Bulk Requirements in the PB Zone in the Village of New Paltz, under the provision of Section 7-708 of the New York State Village Law and Section 30.123 of the Village of New Paltz Code. The action would add four new uses, by special use permit, in the existing professional and limited business (PB) Zoning District. All four of the uses would be new to the PB Zoning District but are currently permitted elsewhere in the Village.

The project is located in the PB Zoning District, North Putt Corners Road, in the Village of New Paltz.

Contact: Thomas Nyquist, PO Box 877, New Paltz, NY 12561, phone: (845) 255-1413, fax: (845) 255-4305.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County – The Planning Board of the Village of Tarrytown, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jardim Estates Subdivision. A public hearing on the FEIS for May 27, 2003 at 8:00 pm in Village Hall at 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY. The action involves a subdivision of a 34-acre property into 17 single-family residential lots, including lots for two existing residences. The project is located at 548 South Broadway (Route 9), south of Sheldon Avenue, Lake View Drive, and Croton Park Avenue in the Village of Tarrytown.

Contact: Ivy Kraus, Village of Tarrytown, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, phone: (914) 631-1885.