ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Hearing

Ulster County - A public hearing will be held in the Town Hall, 12 Church Street, Highland, New York on September 10, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the adoption of Local Law No. G-203. A Local Law to establish the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) as a permitted use in residential and multifamily residential districts, and to provide a definition and standards for such a residential use in the community.

Contact: Rosaria Peplow, Town Clerk, Town Hall, 12 Church Street, Higthland, New York.


Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Chester will hold a Scoping Session at Town Hall, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester, NY on September 3, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. on the proposed Broadview Estates. The project involves site development of part of one Tax Map Parcel of 92.8 acres in the Town of Chester for a proposed residential realty subdivision totaling 49 lots with approximately 5,500 lin. feet of proposed roadways. The two main accesses will both be off Kings Highway (co. Rte 13).

Contact: Raymond Johanson, PO Box 400, Chester, NY 10918, phone: (845) 782-8953.


Meeting Notice

Project Title: Shandaken Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) for the Shandaken Wild Forest, which consists of approximately 5,375.6 acres of land located within the Catskill Forest Preserve. The unit includes four separate parcels located within the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County and the Town of Lexington in Greene County. The parcels include State lands encompassing Rochester, Seneca and Millbrook Hollows, lands in Peck Hollow located along the Ulster/Greene County line adjacent to the Westkill Wilderness Area, lands adjacent to the Allaben Cemetery, and approximately 102.6 acres of land located at the end of Lower Birch Creek Road in Pine Hill.

The DEC will hold a public meeting on the draft Shandaken Wild Forest Unit Management Plan on Thursday, September 11, 2003 from 7-9 p.m. at the Discovery Lodge (lower lodge) at the Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount, New York, to receive comments on the draft plan. Written comments will be accepted until October 1, 2003.

This UMP describes the land and surrounding area and it’s capacity to withstand public use, past management, Department policy on management of the Forest Preserve and management proposed for the area. Some of the proposed management includes; designating a 5 acre portion of the Lower Birch Creek Road parcel as Intensive Use and a quarter acre portion as Administrative Use, construction of lean-tos, two parking areas, four information kiosks, and two miles of cross-country ski/mountain bike trail, designation of the Rochester Hollow Woods Road as a cross-country ski/mountain bike/hiking trail, and improving access for persons with disabilities.

The draft plan can be viewed on the DEC website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/publands/ump/reg3/shandaken.html or a hard copy may be obtained by contacting:

Jeff Rider
NYS DEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561
Telephone: (845) 256-3083
e-mail: jarider@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration/Meeting Notice

County: Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan

Contact Person: Peter Frank
Address: NYS DEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Phone Number: (518) 473-9518

Project Location: The draft revised CPSLMP applies to all state lands administered by DEC within the Catskill Park, as well as parcels of Forest Preserve land situated within the counties of Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan but outside the Catskill Park boundary.

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft revision of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP). The plan sets forth management guidelines for all State lands administered by DEC within the Catskill Park, as well as parcels of Forest Preserve land situated within the counties of Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan, but outside the Park boundary. The scope of the revision will include reorganizing the document, updating technical information, expanding the jurisdiction of the document, to include parcels of Forest Preserve land outside the Catskill Park boundary, changing the classifications of some State land management units, combining some management units into larger units, changing the names of some management units, providing new guidelines for types of State land use that were not addressed in the original CPSLMP, changing existing management guidelines, and providing additional detail to existing management guidelines.

The DEC will hold four public meetings to receive comments on the draft revision of the CPSLMP as follows:

Monday, September 8, 2003, 7 PM at the Guilderland Town Hall, 5209 Route 20, Guilderland;

Tuesday, September 9, 2003, 7 PM at the Windham Town Hall, 371 State Route 296, Hensonville;

Tuesday, September 18, 2003, 7 PM at the Neversink Town Hall, 273 Main Street (State Route 55), Grahamsville;

Saturday, September 20, 2003, 10 AM in the Discovery (Lower) Lodge of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, half a mile south of State Route 28 on County Route 49A in Highmount;

Written comments will be accepted until October 15, 2003. They should be addressed to: Peter J. Frank, Bureau Chief, Forest Preserve Management, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, or by emailing pjfrank@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The draft plan can be viewed on the DEC website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/publands/cats/cpslmp.pdf (PDF file, 944KB) and at the following DEC regional offices: NYS DEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12410; NYS DEC Region 4, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306; and NYS DEC Region 4, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County The Hyde Park Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Culinary Institute of America Student Housing Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Culinary Institute of America Property. The project area is limited to a 36.5 acre portion of the site. The project is a student housing development, south of the Maritje Kill, that consists of the construction of six-three story, 70 bed residential dorm buildings with four buildings completed by 2004 and the remaining two dorm buildings reserved for future construction based upon need. Associated parking for these new units, the relocation of parking within the present campus, and recreational open space for the use of students and guests on campus, are also included as part of the project. The entire parcel includes approximately 150 acres and is bound to the west by the Hudson River and to the east by U.S. Route 9.

Contact: Stephen Allen, Planning Board, Town Hallo, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111, fax: (845) 229-0831.


Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed E Tetz & Sons "Pine Lane" mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modification of an existing Mined Land Reclamation permit to lower the final grade of the 21.5 acre "Phase 3" area by an average of 6 feet (to approximately 520 feet above sea level). The project is located in the northwest of the intersection of NYS Route 6 with I-84, Town of Wawayanda, Orange County.

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.


Putnam County - The Town of Putnam Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Code of the Town of Putnam Valley will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town Board of the Town of Putnam Valley, passing legislation to amend elements of Chapter 165 “Zoning” of the Town Code (the Code) to state that certain minor forms of construction on existing lots, and alterations or additions to existing structures within any Environmental Management District or within the Preservation District (PD) or Conservation District (CD) that do not exceed 800 sq. ft are not required to provide a development approval plan to the Putnam Valley Planning Board for review.

Contact: Laura Lussier, Town of Putnam Valley Planning Board, 265 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY 10579, phone: (845) 526-3740, fax: (845) 526-3307. Email: planning@putnamvalley.com


Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed amendments to the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to the 1998 unit management plan for Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. The amendment will mean a total of 4.2 acres of vegetation will be removed to widen two ski trails and construct a ticket booth. The Utsayantha trail, starting from mid-station to the merge with Algonquin, will be widened to 200 feet to accommodate the permanent home for the terrain park, which will require the removal of 315 trees over 3" in diameter. Lower Belleayre Run will be widened to 120 feet to better accommodate the half pipe, and 124 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed. A new ticket booth will be constructed outside the Overlook Lodge to replace the inside ticket counters that were removed. The new ticket booth will not require tree cutting.

Belleayre Mountain is authorized in Article XIV, Section 1 of the New York State Constitution to construct up to 25 miles of ski trails 30 - 200 feet wide, with not more than two miles of trails in excess of 120 feet wide, and appurtenances thereto. With these projects, Belleayre Mountain will still be well under all constitutional limits. Amendment of Article XIV of the state’s Constitution provides for the removal of trees to construct ski trails, lifts, and appurtenances. There are no rare or protected species of vegetation located in or bordering the disturbed areas. Following the tree cutting and construction, the cleared areas will be seeded and mulched. The projects are located off Route 28, Highmount/Pine Hill, Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, NY.

Contact: Tom Folts, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, phone: (518) 457-2500, fax (518) 457-3285.


Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of various text amendments to the zoning code of the Village of Irvington, Chapter 224 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Board of Trustees proposing to adopt amendments to the Zoning Code, in order to implement the adopted 2003 Comprehensive Plan. The amendments concern new zoning districts, buffers, cluster subdivisions, floor area ratios, and watercourses. The proposed zoning districts are 1F-80 (one family per 80,000 square foot lot) and 1F-60 (one family per 60,000 square foot lot). This amendment includes related yard, building coverage, off-street parking, and density factor limits, and it repeals Industrial District I in its entirety. The zoning district changes are supplemented with an EAF addressing the necessary zoning map changes. The proposed buffer text amends Article XII, Supplemental Regulations to improve the existing buffer requirements along Broadway and the Croton Aqueduct. The proposed cluster text repeals Article XVI, Average Density and replaces it entirely with a new Article XVI better regulating cluster subdivisions. The proposed floor area ratio text is a new Article XII, Floor Area Ratios Cap that establishes a new residential control. The proposed watercourses text is a new Article XXIII, Waterbodies and Watercourses that regulates the fill and diversion of watercourses, permit requirements, appeals, actions obstructing or blocking water flow, and penalties. The project is villagewide.

Contact: Dennis P. Flood, Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533, phone: (914) 591-7070.


Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of various text amendments to the local code of the Village of Irvington will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Board of Trustees proposing to amend the local village code, in order to implement the adopted 2003 Comprehensive Plan. The three amendments are listed below:

1) Chapter 184, Article 1. Stone Walls. An amendment to protect stone walls on specified streets in the village, as an important resource.

2) Chapter 224, Article XXIV, View Preservation Overlay Districts (VP). An amendment to establish an overlay district within the zoning code the promotes improved visual relationships between the Village of Irvington and the Hudson River.

3) Chapter 224, Freshwater Wetlands. An amendment to establish Planning Board review and approval of certain activities in and/or affecting freshwater wetlands.

Contact: Dennis P. Flood, Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533, phone: (914) 591-7070.


Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Various amendments to the Official Zoning Map of the Village of Irvington will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves The Board of Trustees proposes to adopt various amendments to the official zoning map of the Village of Irvington, as described in the adopted 2003 Comprehensive Plan and discussed in a full environmental assessment form. The amendments are undertaken in tandem with the adoption of local laws creating new zoning districts and eliminating one district, as shown on a map attached to the EAF. The new districts are named 1F-80 and 1F-60 and are residential districts. The eliminated district is named I Industrial. The land contained within the boundaries of the I Industrial District shall hereby be rezoned to B Business. In addition, the official zoning map shall have boundaries amended to two existing residential districts, named 1F-20 and 1F-40.

Contact: Dennis P. Flood, Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533, phone: (914) 591-7070.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Bronx and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until October 10, 2003. Public scoping sessions will be held on September 22, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Town of Mount Pleasant, One Town Plaza (Court Room), Valhalla, New York and Monday, September 29, 2003, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Levinger Theater, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, NY. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposeing to design, construct, and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton Water Supply System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York.

This SEIS is being undertaken to update project changes from an environmental review conducted in 1999, which resulted in the selection of the Mosholu Golf Course in Van Cortlandt Park for the site of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant and the April 2003 DEIS proposing the Eastview and Harlem River Sites as potential locations for the Croton Water Treatment Plant. This new action will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant at three possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mount. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York; the Mosholu Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York; and 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 Delaware Water Supply System and either the NCA or the Kensico-City Tunnel for long term treated water conveyance. 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 Mosholu Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) and a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS); the construction of treated water conveyance tunnels; the construction of new distribution system connections at Jerome Park Reservoir.

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.

Rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures would occur to repair and maintain the aqueduct irrespective of the location of the proposed plant at any of the sites or the construction of the Croton WTP at any of the sites. The repairs are required to preserve the aqueduct and prevent it from falling into disrepair.

A Draft Scope of Work was issued August 22, 2003. Public scoping sessions will be held on Monday, September 22nd, 2003, from 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. at Town of Mount Pleasant, One Town Plaza (Court Room), Valhalla, New York and Monday, September 29th, 2003, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Levinger Theater , Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, New York. The comment period will remain open until October 10th, 2003 and a Final Scope of Work will be issued by the end of October, 2003. The project is located in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard, in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge, or in the Bronx, New York under the Mosholu Golf Course within Van Cortlandt Park.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ichabod's Landing Application for Special Permit and Riverfront Development Concept Plan Approval. The action involves a special permit and concept plan approval and other related approvals for a mixed-use riverfront development on 3.4 acres of upland area of a 5.2 acre site. The mixed-use concept proposes 44 townhouse units, 2,900 sq.ft. of retail space and 131 off-street parking spaces. In addition, approximately 30% of the upland portion of the site will consist of public waterfront open space including a proposed riverfront esplanade. The project is located on River Street and Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow.

Contact: Dwight Douglas, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, phone: (914) 366-5100.