ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Meeting

Westchester County - The City Council of the City of Yonkers is holding a Public Meeting on June 24, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Yonkers City Hall, in the City Council Chambers, 40 South Broadway, Yonkers, New York to receive comments on the Draft Scope for the Ridge Hill Village Center. The proposed action consists of amendments to the Yonkers Zoning ordinance, site plan approval and related permits to permit the construction of the Ridge Hill Village Center at 1 Ridge Hill in the City of Yonkers.

Contact: Kathy V. Israel, Office of the City Council President, City Hall, room 403, 40 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, phone: (914) 377-6060.

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

Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 13-0105, 13-0338, 13-0339-a, 13-0340, 13-0340-a, 13-0340-b, 13-0340-d, 13-0340-e, 13-0340-f, and 13-0347, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine finfish. The adoption notice will be published in issue 26 of the State Register, dated 07/2/2003.

For further information contact: Byron Young, Bureau of Marine Resources, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 205 N. Belle Meade Rd., East Setauket, NY 11733, phone: (631) 444-0435 E-mail: bhyoung@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Historic Preservation Law Amending the Town of Wappinger Town Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the adoption of a Local Law that would amend and revise the Town Code by adding a new chapter entitled Historic Preservation Law. This new Local Law includes the establishment of a local Historic Preservation Commission, a process to landmark historic properties and districts and a method for reviewing changes to these landmarks. The project is located in the Town of Wappinger.

Contact: Joseph Ruggiero, Town Supervisor, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger, NY 12590-0324, phone: (845) 297-2744, fax: (845) 297-4558.


Orange County - The Village of Florida Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Village Zoning Law Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves that the Village Board adopted a Comprehensive Plan and amended the Village Zoning Map in 2002, pursuant to the Plan recommendations. The Comprehensive Plan committee continued its work by reviewing the Village Zoning Law and preparing amendments to the text in order to implement the 2002 Plan recommendations and Zoning Map amendments. The project is located in the Village of Florida.

Contact: James Pawliczek, Mayor, Village of Florida, 33 South Main Street, Florida, NY 10921, phone: (845) 651-7815.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Dutchess County - The Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Taconic Apartments may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on July 15, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. The action involves the proposed 280 unit apartment complex known as Taconic Apartments to be located on a vacant 72.22 (+/-) acre parcel. he property is located on a vacant 72.22 (+/-) acre parcel located at NYS Route 44, east of the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Pleasant Valley. The project is a permitted use in the Central High-Density Residential (RO) Zoning District where it is located.

Contact: Nancy Salvato, Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, phone: (845) 635-8395, fax: (845) 635-1452.

Notice of Acceptance of a Final Generic EIS

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of LaGrange, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town Center Proposed Zoning Amendment. 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.


Westchester County - The Village of Irvington Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic EIS on the proposed Adoption of the 2003 Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Irvington. The action involves the adoption of the 2003 Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Irvington, under Village Law, by the Board of Trustees.

Contact: Stephen A. McCabe, Village Administrator, Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533, phone: (914) 591-7070.

Notice of Acceptance of a Final EIS

Orange, Rockland and Westchester Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), as lead agency, has completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Renewal of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permits for the Bowline Point Steam Electric Generating Station (Units 1 & 2), Indian Point Generating Station (Units 2 & 3) and Roseton Steam Electric Generating Station (Units 1 & 2). The action before the Department is the decision whether to renew the SPDES permits which would allow three steam electric generating stations to discharge waste heat, a pollutant, to the waters of the Hudson River. The SPDES permits would also allow the facilities to continue to withdraw water from the Hudson River for use as cooling water. The Final EIS includes an assessment of the current condition of the Hudson River aquatic ecosystem, the impacts on aquatic organisms due to the withdrawal of cooling water and the discharge of waste heat, and the alternatives available to reduce the current levels of impacts.

Contact: Betty Ann Hughes, Division of Environmental Permits, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750. Phone: 518-402-9158, Fax: 518-402-9168, e-mail: bahughes@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Rockland County - The Village of Haverstraw Village Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Haverstraw Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment Project. The action involves the proposed public/private redevelopment initiative known as the Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment Project which consists of: 1) the adoption of amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map of the Village of Haverstraw to create a new Section 245-21.1 of the Zoning Ordinance entitled "WPD Waterfront Planned Development District" (WPD District) and to re-zone the properties identified below to WPD District; 2) the adoption of the proposed "Village of Haverstraw Urban Renewal Plan for the Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment Project" (URP) which affects the properties identified below; 3) the potential condemnation under the Eminent Domain Procedure Law of certain of the properties identified below; 4) the adoption of the proposed "Village of Haverstraw Local Waterfront Revitalization Program" (LWRP) which affects all property located in the Village of Haverstraw which has been designated by New York State as Coastal Area; 5) the adoption of the proposed "Village of Haverstraw Waterfront Consistency Review Law" to implement the LWRP and which affects all property located in the Village of Haverstraw designated by New York State as Coastal Area; and 6) a proposal by Harbors Haverstraw, LLC to redevelop a portion of the URP project area for up to 890 residential units and certain public, recreational and commercial uses. The project is located in the Village of Haverstraw.

Contact: Emma L. Velez, Haverstraw Village Clerk, Haverstraw Village Hall, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927, phone: (845) 429-0300, e-mail: evelez@nysnet.net


Westchester County - The Common Council of the City of Peekskill, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed 9-11 Corporate Park Drive. The action involves the disposition of city-owned land from the City of Peekskill to the Peekskill Industrial Development Agency (IDA). This component of the proposed action is generic in nature. The component includes site plan approval by the Peekskill Planning Commission. Development of an approximately 100,000 square foot industrial laundry facility with capacity for an approximately 25,000 square foot expansion with approximately 200 onsite parking spaces. The proposed would relocate an existing laundry facility located at 411 Highland Avenue and a significant portion of the operations at 4 John Walsh Boulevard. This component of the proposed action is project-specific in nature. The component includes the Site Plan approval by the Peekskill Planning Commission. The 9-11 Corporate Park Drive, City of Peekskill, Westchester, New York. The proposed laundry facility is to be located on a site in the northwestern Section of the City, bounded by two commercial properties to the northeast, a sewer easement for the Westchester County Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and Corporate Drive to the east, undeveloped brushland and the County WWTP to the south and the Annsville Creek to the northwest.

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