ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Pursuant to Section 30-a
of the Public Lands Law

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities declared the premises known as 354 Revonah Hill Road, Liberty, NY located in the Town of Liberty, Sullivan County no longer useful for program purposes and declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other diposition as unappropriated State land. This abondoment was approved April 21, 2003.

Kenneth J. Ringler, Jr.
Commissioner of General Services


Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Town Board of the Town of Southeast, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to Land Development Regulations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town Board of the Town of Southeast has embarked upon a process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and local land use regulations to protect the community character and environmental quality of the Town. On June 20, 2002, the Town Board adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Code, Subdivision Code, and Wetlands Protection Law, which comprise the Proposed Action, are intended to achieve a number of objectives defined within the Comprehensive Plan and which are more fully described in the Environmental Assessment Form prepared for the Proposed Action. The proposed amendments to each Local Law are described below.

Zoning Amendments

The proposed Zoning amendments can be summarized by Article:

Subdivision Amendments
The proposed amendments to the Subdivision of Land code include:

Wetlands Amendments
In response to growing concern over impacts to wetlands from development, the Town is revising its wetlands law to ensure better local protection. In light of changes in Federal protection (the Army Corps will no longer regulate isolated wetlands) stemming from the "SWANCC" decision of the United States Supreme Court, responsibility for protection of wetlands and provision of adequate flood control, habitat protection, and water quality falls to the Town. Even though Governor Pataki has identified the East-of-Hudson watershed basin as a "Critical Resource Water Area" (indicating that the ACOE must issue Individual Permits, not Nationwide Permits for certain activities), if the ACOE is no longer regulating isolated wetlands, then the additional protection is not provided. NYCDEP, which regulates activity in the watershed, only regulates wetlands that meet the State 12.4-acre definition.

The proposed revisions to the Town's wetlands law would:

The project is located in the Town of Southeast, One Main Street, Brewster, NY.

Contact: Lois Zutell, Town Hall, One Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509, phone: (845) 279-4313.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Westchester County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be announced by July 31, 2003. The action involves The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposes to design, construct and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd), with an average flow of 144 mgd, water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York .

Construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would take place at one of two possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York or the Harlem River Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the NCA and the Delaware Water Supply System and possibly the Catskill Water Supply System. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Pumping Station would also be involved.

Construction of a WTP at either site would also include rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures to varying degrees.

Project Location: Either in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard or in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge.

Contact: Mark N Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor City: Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: mpage@dep.nyc.gov


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 5, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 19, 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.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of LaGrange, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town Center Proposed Zopning Amendment. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on May 7, 2003 at 7:00 pm at the Town of LaGrange Town Hall, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrange, NY 12540. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until May 17, 2003. The action involves the Town of LaGrange proposing to amend its current zoning code to reflect the goals and objectives identified in the Town's Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 1987. The proposed action does not create new zoning districts; rather the proposed amendment will expand the zoning boundary for the existing TC-B and TC-R Zoning Districts. The project is located in the Town of LaGrange, Town Center districts. Generally bounded by the Taconic State Partkway on the east, Lauer and Freedom Plains Roads on the west, Baird State Pa4rk on the north, and Todd Hill Road on the South.

Contact: Kathleen Williams, Town of LaGrange, 120 Stringham road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, phone: (845) 452-1830, fax: (845) 452-2289.


Notice of Acceptance Of Final EIS

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. The action involves a subdivision of a 34-acre property into 17 single-family residential lots, including lots of two existing residences. The project is located at 548 South Broadway, 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.