ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Commissioner of Environmental Conservation Erin M. Crotty and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer are seeking public comment on consent decrees settling claims of the State of New York and Commissioner Crotty (the "State") regarding violations of federal and state new source review requirements at the Lovett power plant in Stony Point, Rockland County, New York. The State's claims being settled concern modifications of units 4 and 5 of the Lovett plant undertaken by Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. ("Orange and Rockland") in the 1990s. The plant is now owned and operated by Mirant New York, Inc. and Mirant Lovett, L.L.C. ("Mirant").

The proposed settlements are embodied in proposed consent decrees in two separate lawsuits. In the proposed consent decree in State of New York and Erin M. Crotty v. Mirant New York, Inc. and Mirant Lovett, L.L.C. No. 03CV4236 (Judge Koeltl), filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Mirant agrees to take certain actions to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) at Lovett plant units 4 and 5. In the proposed consent decree in State of New York and Erin M. Crotty v. Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., No. 3581-03, filed with New York Supreme Court, Albany County, Orange and Rockland is agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $600,000 and to expend $800,000 on environmental mitigation projects.

The details of the proposed settlements are contained in the proposed consent decrees, which are available on the Attorney General's site (www.oag.state.ny.us) or in the following locations:

New York State Department of Law
101 East Post Road
White Plains, New York 10601-5008

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561-1696
Attn: Brenda Bubenicek

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-1016
Attn: Ruth Earl

The State will take public comment on the proposed settlements until July 18, 2003. Comments on the proposed settlements may be submitted to:

J. Jared Snyder, Esq.
New York State Department of Law
Office of the Attorney General The Capitol
Albany, New York 12224-0341

or to:

Charles E. Sullivan, Jr., Esq.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 14th floor
Albany, New York 12233-5500


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Town of Woodstock, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lamm/Catskill Mountain Cabins, SUP#02-329 & SPR#02-313 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes to renovate and expand the former "Camp Alert" site at 165 Alexander Road in the Town of Woodstock. The proposal includes the phased development of seven yurts and seven cabins, six of the cabins to be duplexes. An existing pavilion will be renovated and a sauna area is planned. Access currently consists of a defined right-of-way (ROW) from the subject property to the Glenford-Wittenberg Road. The project is located at 165 Alexander Road, Glenford, NY.

Contact: Dara C. Trahan, Planning Specialist, Woodstock Planning Board, (845) 679- 2113, ext. 6, E-mail: dtrahan@woodstockny.org


SERP Action-Negative Declaration

Rockland County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Town of Ramapo, as lead agency, has determined that the Land Acquisition for Protection of Wellheads and Watersheds, CWSFR # C3-5343-08-00 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the acquisition of land along the Ramapo River and on the Torne Mountain for protection of wellheads and watersheds in the area by precluding any future development. The project is located at 237 Route 59, Ramapo.

Contact: Ted Dzurinko, Public Works, 18 Pioneer Avenue, Tallman, NY 10982, phone: (845) 357-0591, fax: (845) 357-0895.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Blooming Grove, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Blooming Grove, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on July 10th, 2003. The applicant, Lake Blooming Grove, is seeking approval for a thirty eight (38) lot subdivision of a 79.3 acre tract, located in the residential R-45 zone, having frontage along Lake Road, located in the Town of Blooming Grove. The property is currently used agriculturally. The proposed lots are to be served by individual subsurface sanitary disposal systems and individual wells. The 79.3 acre property comprises one tax lot: Town of Blooming Grove Tax Map I.D. Section 3, Block 1, Lot 59.21. The project site is located on the west side of Lakes Road, in the Town of Blooming Grove, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Edward T. Brundage, Town of Blooming Grove, Department of Planning, P.O. Box 358, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 , phone: (845) 496-6871.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping And Notice of Acceptance of Generic Draft EIS

Putnam County - The Town Board of Philipstown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Quarry Pond may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. A Public Scoping session will be held on June 25, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Philipstown Town Hall or shortly thereafter. The action involves the Town of Philipstown proposing to rezone an 80 acre abandoned quarry on Route 9 in Philipstown from Industrial District to Planned Development District for the purpose of developing 94 units of multifamily housing. The project is located on Route 9, Philipstown, NY.

Contact: William Mazzuca, Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Downtown Ball Park. The action involves the development and construction of a minor league ballpark, retail stores and services as part of an urban redevelopment for the Chicken Island Area. The application includes the reclocation of approximately twenty businesses.

Contact: Kathy V. Israel, Office of the City Council President, 40 South Broadway, Room 403, Yonkers, NY 10701, phone: (914) 377-6060, fax: (914) 964-1949, e-mail: kathy.israel@cityofyonkers.com.