ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice of Proposed Adjustment to Surfclam Harvest Limit

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0308 and 13-0309, and 43-2.6 of Title 6 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, the Department of Environmental Conservation gives notice of the following:

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to adjust the maximum quantity of surfclams (Spisula solidissima) that may be taken from New York State waters of the Atlantic Ocean in a calendar year. In 2003, the annual maximum quantity of surfclams that may be taken from the Atlantic Ocean is 500,000 industry bushels (1 industry bushel=1.88 cubic feet). The Department conducted a surfclam population assessment survey in the Atlantic Ocean in 2002. The results of that survey indicate a biomass estimate of 18.6 million industry bushels. A reasonable allowable harvest is approximately 5% to 10% of the estimated biomass. The Department proposes to allow the harvest of up to 930,000 industry bushels of surfclams from the New York's ocean waters in 2004, representing a maximum harvest of up to 5% of the estimated standing stock. This increase in the annual harvest limit is supported by the Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Management Advisory Board, a group of individuals appointed to advise the Department on surfclam management issues.

The Department invites comments from the public concerning the proposed surfclam harvest limit adjustment. To submit your comments or for further information contact Maureen Davidson, Bureau of Marine Resources, NYSDEC, 205 North Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733, email: mcdavids@gw.dec.state.ny.us The deadline for submission of comments is October 24, 2003.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Hyde Park Zoning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Permit - accessory apartment in a single-family dwelling will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a special permit application to allow an accessory apartment in a single-family dwelling pursuant to sections 108-95 and 108-7J of the Hyde Park Town Code. The project is located at 5 Point Place, Town of Hyde Park

Contact: Pompey Delafield, Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: 845-229-5111, fax: 845-229-0831.


Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Ossining, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law amending the Code of the Town of Ossining to permit residential development in the General Business District (GB) District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending the Code of the Town of Ossining to permit residential development in the General Business (GB) District. Specifically, the proposed amendments would allow townhouses, garden apartments and other multifamily dwellings in the GB District, in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan of the Town. The project is located in the Town of Ossining, Westchester County, NY.

Contact: John V. Chervokas, Municipal Building, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562, phone: (914) 762-6000, fax: (914) 762-7710.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Orange County The Planning Board of the Town of Minisink, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Ridge Subdivision may have a significant adverse environmental impact. A scoping session is to be conducted by the Planning Board at its regular meeting on 24 September 2003 at Town Hall, 20 Roy Smith Drive, Westtown, New York. The action involves the subdivision of four parcels into eighty-six (86) residential building lots. Each lot is proposed to meet or exceed the minimum zoning requirements in the zoning district. The proposed project calls for the construction of public roads and central water and sewage disposal systems. The project is located on Orange County Route 1 at Ridge Road, Browns Road Outlook and High Farms roads in the Town of Minisink, Orange County, New York.

Contact: David Witkowski,, Planning Board Chairman, Town of Minisink, P.O. Box 349, Westtown, New York 10998, Phone 845-726-3700, Fax 845-726-4205.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of North Castle, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed MBIA Headquarters Expansion. The action involves MBIA proposing to expand its existing headquarters by adding 165,000 square feet of office space, 58,000 square feet of amenity space, a 15,000 square foot corporate meeting house, and a parking structure. The Subject Property is located on the westerly side of King Street (NY Route 120). Immediately to the west of the Subject Property is land owned by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), including the Kensico Reservoir. Other NYCDEP property borders the Subject Property to the south. Located to the north is a former residential area known as Cooney Hill and, to the north of that, the American headquarters of SwissRe.

MBIA's existing corporate headquarters presently consists of approximately 261,000 square feet, of which 235,000 square feet is office space and 26,000 square feet is amenity space.

In order to implement the proposed project, the following approvals are required:

Approval of a Preliminary Development Concept Plan for the proposed expansion

Adoption of an amendment to the 1996 Comprehensive Plan Update Map to confirm office development for this area.

Adoption of a Zone Map Amendment changing the Zoning District classification of the 17 lots in the Cooney Hill area from R-1A to DOB-20A.

Adoption of Zoning Ordinance text amendments: (i) to Section 213-33(Q) associated with special permits for increased density in the DOB-20A Zone; (ii) to Section 213-24(I)(3)(c) associated with measurement of the height of a building in the DOB-20A Zone; and (iii) to Section 213-14(E) associated with projecting features above the roof level.

Extinguishment of the Conservation Easement now located on Section 3, Block 4, Lot 3A-1, formerly owned by Daniel and Beatrice Bolbrook.

Expansion of Town Sewer District 3 and Westchester County Blind Brook Sewer District to include the 17 lots in the Cooney Hill area.

The Property is shown on the tax assessment map of the Town of North Castle as Section 3, Block 4, Lots 3, 3A1, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3F, 3G, #G1, 3H, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9.

Contact: Adam R. Kaufman, North Castle Town Hall, Town Hall Annex, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504, phone: (914) 273-3542, fax: (914) 273-3554, email: akaufman@northcastleny.com