ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - This action involves the cutting of trees at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area to improve public safety and recreational use of the downhill skiing facility. This is to provide notice that a total of 368 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish the construction of a transfer line for the potable water system, as required by Commissioner's delegation memorandum # 84-06. This project is included in the approved 1998 revision and July 2002 amendment to the Unit Management Plan for the ski center. There are no known rare, threatened or endangered plant species located in or bordering the disturbed area. Following tree cutting and stump removal, the transfer line will be seeded and mulched.

Contact: Tom Folts, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233, (518) 457-2500; Fax (518) 457-3285.


Availability of Conceptual Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment

Project Title: Tarrytown Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site No. V-00167-3

Project Location: 129 West Main Street and 217 West Main Street, Village of Tarrytown, Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County

Brief Project Description: The Tarrytown Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site is a 20-acre site along the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge, between West Main Street, Railroad Avenue, Water and Division Streets. Several transportation maintenance buildings and an active asphalt plant are located on the property, and the remainder of the site is covered with asphalt parking areas. It is also the location of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP), for which several underground structures remain. Additionally, several underground storage tanks (USTs) associated with the transportation maintenance facility were the source of petroleum spills over the past 13 years. These USTs and a significant amount of petroleum product and contaminated soils have already been removed. However, some petroleum product and contaminated soils remain. Waste associated with the former MGP operations, commonly referred to as dense, nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) has been identified and has caused significant areas of soil contamination on site and sediment contamination in the river adjacent to the site. Several remedial investigations have been carried out at the site by Consolidated Edison and the current owners, Ferry Landings, LLC and Ferry Investments, LLC.

The property has recently been acquired by Ferry Landings, LLC and Ferry Investments, LLC, for remediation and redevelopment of the site for restricted residential and restricted commercial/industrial uses excluding day care, child care and medical care uses.

A Conceptual Remedial Action Work Plan was been developed that includes the following remedial activities:

DNAPL that will remain on-site is at depth (>8' bgs) and located either in the proposed commercial/industrial area or below the proposed roadway in the residential area. A minimum of two feet of clean soil will cover all post-development green space, with a permeable barrier (filter fabric) demarking the base of the clean line. Additional soil vapor samples will be obtained prior to development in residential areas to determine if passive or active sub-slab remediation will be required. The reactivation and extension of the LNAPL (Light Nonaqueous Phase Liquid) recovery system will prohibit LNAPL migration into residential areas.

The Conceptual Remedial Action Work Plan is available for public review at the NYSDEC New Paltz office; please call Mike Knipfing at (845) 256-3154 for an appointment. It is also available for review at the Warner Library located at 121 North Broadway in Tarrytown; please call (914) 631-7734 for hours. Written comments may be submitted to Karen Maiurano at the address given below for 30 days following the date of this notice. No formal response to comments received is anticipated but, as a result of the comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the work plan.

Contact person: Karen Maiurano, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7014, (518) 402-9662, fax (518) 402-9679 or email at ksmaiura@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - Dutchess County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Acquisition of Peach Hill by the Town of Poughkeepsie NY for dedication as public park with passive recreation uses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the County matching grant award, made in conjunction with an award from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and funding from The Scenic Hudson Land Trust to partially fund Town of Poughkeepsie acquisition of 162.5 acres of lands to be dedicated as a public park devoted to passive recreational uses. Conveyance of a conservation easement to The Scenic Hudson Land Trust for those same purposes. The project is located at 384 Salt Point Turnpike (NYS 115) and 384 Salt Point Turnpike (Rear), Town of Poughkeepsie.

Contact: Noela Hooper, Department of Planning and Development, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, phone: (845) 486-3600.


Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Neperan Road Open Space Land Acquisition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 24 acres of property for open space preservation. The project is located on Neperan Road in Tarrytown.

Contact: Ivy Kraus, Village Hall, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, phone: (914) 631-1885, fax: (914) 631-1571, e-mail kraus@tarrytowngov.com


Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Town of Yorktown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cranberry Hill Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves subdivision of a 12.10 acre parcel into 10 residential building lots. Each lot is greater than 20,000 square feet, the minimum size in this zoning district. The proposal calls for construction of a public road and the extension of sewer and water facilities. The project is located along Mill Street in an R1-20 zoning district.

Contact: Lorraine DeSisto, Planning Department of the Town of Yorktown, 1974 Commerce Street, Horktown Heights, NY 10598, phone: (914) 962-6565, fax: (914) 962-3986.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town Wide Comprehensive Plan 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 August 6, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights. The proposed action is to direct the form of Yorktown's future development. The proposed action also sedts for the Town's policies on a range of other issues. Moreover, the proposed action is intended to guide growth and change in the Town of Yorktown over the next 10 to 20 years. It stives to take into account contemporary issues and concerns in the environmental, social and economic climate of the region and the Town in relation to the town's attributes and aspirations for its future quality of life.

Contact: John Tegeder, Planning Department, 1974 Commerce, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, phone: (914) 962-6565.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS And Public Hearing

Putnam County The Planning Board of the Town of Southeast, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Terravest International Corporate Park. A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be held on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Lakeview Manor, 215 Shore Drive, Southeast, NY. Comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2003. The proposed action consists of 452,056 square feet of office/warehouse uses, 60 units of senior housing, and creation of a 15-acre town park. The project is located in the northwest portion of the Town of Southeast along International Boulevard and Zimmer Road.

Contact: Laurie Fricchione, Town of Southeast, 67 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509, phone: (845) 279-7736.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Pleasant Valley, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Brookside Meadows Multifamily Housing Development. 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, New York.

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