ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold a legislative public hearing on the following proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan for Ozone (Phase II Alternative Attainment Demonstration). These revisions to the SIP for Ozone include, specifically: the updated Motor Vehicle Emission Budget (MVEB) for the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA); the required demonstration that the SIP continues to meet its purpose of attaining the 1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and associated updated tables and appendices; an extension of the deadline date for the mid-course review to December 31, 2004; and incorporation of 6 NYCRR 218, "Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines," and 219-8, "Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or before August 30, 1999," into the SIP. With regards to 6 NYCRR 218 and 6 NYCRR 219-8, which have previously completed the regulatory process (including hearings), only comments pursuant to their inclusion in the SIP will be accepted.

A hearing will be held at the following location and time:

Tuesday, June 24, 2003, 10 a.m. NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11-15 47th Avenue, Hearing Room 106, Long Island City, NY 11101

Information may be obtained from Robert D. Bielawa, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251; telephone 518-402-8396; email bxbielaw@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written comments may be submitted to the Department until close of business Tuesday, June 24, 2003.

The proposed State Implementation Plan revision may also be obtained from the following Department offices:


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Expansion of Red Wing Properties Inc - "Velie Road" Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves expansion of an existing 93 acre sand and gravel mine by approximately 5 acres. This expansion would occur in the "below the water table" portion of the mine, therefore reclamation would be expansion of an existing lake. The project is located northeast of the intersection of Skidmore Road with Velie Road in the Town of LaGrange.

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


Dutchess County - The Town Planning Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bard College Project/Avery-Blum Expansion and Sands Road Storage Buildings will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an Amendment of Special Use Permit and Grant of Site Plan Approval by the Town Planning Board and related permits, approvals and compliance determinations by other involved agencies, including approval of water supply and sanitary sewage connections by the Dutchess County Health Department, to accept proposed revisions to the Bard College Master Plan and authorize the development and occupancy of the following projects within the Bard College campus, an overall 550-acre tract both located with the Institutional (l) District under the Town's Zoning Law and the National Historic Landmarks District and designated by Special Use Permit under the Zoning Law as an "Educational Campus" as described within the College's Master Plan:

The project is located within the Bard College Campus, to the north of the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson and to the west of NYS Route 9G, in the Town of Red Hook.

Contact: Marcella Appell, Planning Board, Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571, phone: (845) 758-4613.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Orange Plaza Mall Redevelopment - Amended Site Development Plan and Special Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Amended Site Development Plan and Special Permit for the Orange Mall Redevelopment consisting of Site Development and Plan Special Use Permit modifications including; 1) the rehabilitation of the existing K-Mart building space into separate smaller retail units within the same building shell and 2) the replacement of the previously approved but not constructed 30,000 square foot retail "H" space in the southern portion of the site with three free standing restaurants totaling approximately 15,000 square feet. The Orange Plaza Mall Redevelopment project is located in the Town of Wallkill at the southeast corner of the intersection of State Route 211 and Dunning Road.

Contact: Gary W. Lake, Town of Wallkill Planning Board, 600 Route 211 East, Middletown, NY 10940, phone: (914) 692-7814, fax (914) 692-2546.


Putnam County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reconstruction of Delaware Aqueduct Shaft 9 will not have a significant adverse environemntal impact. The Reconstruction of Delaware Aqueduct Shaft 9 project addresses improvements necessary pursuant to a Consent Order entered into by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the New York City Department of Environmental of Protection (NYCDEP) and in addition, includes upgrades that will improve the facility and extend its useful life into the foreseeable future. A coordinated environmental review was performed to evaluate the improvements necessary to meet the Consent Order requirements and to incorporate increased worker safety features. The projectís scope consists of site work and building improvements. As part of the proposed action, improved site access and security will be achieved through the reconstruction of the access road and the installation of security fencing and lighting. A mobile dechlorination system that will utilize sodium bisulfite as the dechlorination treatment chemical will be installed in that event that future unacceptable levels of bacteria or zebra muscles requires chlorination upstream of Shaft 9. Chlorinated water will be dechlorinated at Shaft 9 to ensure that no detectable chlorine residual affects the West Branch Reservoir. A new water quality station with additional capacity will be installed and the electrical systems will be upgraded. Water supply structures to be replaced include sluice gates and associated operators, and dewatering and sump pumps. NYCDEP will remediate all constituents of potential concern from the Shaft 9 facility. The project is located off Dixon Road on the west bank of the West Branch Reservior in the Town of Kent, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: Constance Vavilis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-7262, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: constance@dep.nyc.gov


Positive Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Village of Pawling, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Heinchon Dairy, Inc Sit Plan Approval may have a significant adverse impact on the environmental and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a commercial/office building, gas station and convenience mart (the "Project"). The project is located in the Village of Pawling.

Contact: Michael Grogan, Village of Pawling Planning Board, 9 Memorial Avenue, Pawling, NY 12564, phone: (845) 855-1122.


Notice of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Village of Sleepy Hollow, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Village of Sleepy Hollow Wireless Communication Facilities Locational Plan. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on May 22, 2003 at 8:00 pm at the Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY. The action involves a location plan for the siting of wireless communication facilities within the Village. The plan was developed in response to the concerns of the Village and the Planning Board about the potential proliferation of wireless communication facilities throughout the Village and the associated cumulative impact of these facilities on the landscape. The project is located villagewide.

Contact: Robert Stiloski, Dept of Fire and Life Safety, Village of Sleepy Hollow, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, kSleepy Hollow, NY 0591, phone: (914) 366-5100.