ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands Act) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and the Freshwater Wetlands Mapping and Classification Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 664) that NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) proposes to amend Maps 1-8, and 10-11 of 14 of the Westchester County Freshwater Wetlands Maps, originally filed on October 7, 1987. The wetland amendments include additions, deletions, boundary changes, wetland identification changes and classification changes. Maps showing the proposed revisions are available at the clerk's office in the village, town and county where the change is taking place, as well as at the Region 3 Office at the address listed below. The wetland boundaries may be transferred onto the most recent version of NYSDOT 7 ˝' quadrangle map to show their proximity to mapped features.

Those interested may view the proposed amended maps and ask questions at informational meetings which will be held at the Somers High School, 120 Primrose St, Lincolndale, NY on Dec. 2 from 3:00-7:30 pm; on Dec. 3 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Somers Town Hall, 335 Rte 202 in Lincolndale and Dec. 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm. at the Somers High School. Those wishing to may submit written comments on the accuracy of the proposed changes to the maps at the informational meetings, or by mailing comments to the person listed below through February 15, 2004. A legislative public hearing will be held at the Somers High School on Dec. 3 beginning at 7:30 pm, following the informational meeting. Oral as well as written comments on the accuracy of the amendments will be received into the record at that time. All comments received through February 15, 2004 will be considered.

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 664, once the announcement of a proposed amendment has been made, no activity subject to regulation under the Freshwater Wetlands Act may be initiated without a permit from NYSDEC within the area that is the subject of the proposal (including the 100 foot wetland adjacent area) until the Commissioner has either amended the map or denied the amendment.

Contact: Michael Clancy, NYSDEC, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696. Phone (845) 256-3091, Fax (845) 255-3042.


Notice Of Retraction

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is retracting a Notice of Complete Application published in the October 15, 2003 ENB for Callahan and Nannini Shale, Inc. for a request to delete a Special Condition to their existing Mined Land Reclamation permit # 3-3320-00009/2.

The condition requires that all overburden be retained on site for future reclamation. The Department has determined that excess overburden material exists beyond that needed to satisfactorily reclaim the site. It has been dtermined that the modification is in the "minor" permit category because it does not require a change in the approved Mined Land Use plan and public notice is not necessary.


Extension of Public Comment Period

Westchester County - The Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns, as lead agency, has extended the public comment period for the Draft EIS for the proposed Additions and Alternations to Various Schools project. Written comments will now be accepted until November 10, 2003.

The project scope is based on the School District's facilities' improvements needs as identified in a Master Facilities Plan adopted by the Board of Education on March 20, 2003.

The new construction work varies according to the needs of the individual school facilities, and will include classrooms and instructional spaces, media centers, administrative offices, auditorium/cafetoriums, and other educational, instructional and support spaces.

Anticipated alterations include expansion of existing educational, instructional and support spaces, exterior window and door replacement, addressing current areas of ADA non-compliance, updating or installing computer system infrastructure, and updating heating and ventilating systems, plumbing and electrical systems. Anticipated site improvements will involve the construction of athletic playfields, playgrounds, reconfiguration of vehicular circulation, new parking spaces, and landscaping to enhance the functional, aesthetic and historic qualities of the school grounds. The school sites are listed below:

Sleepy Hollow High School/Middle School
210 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York

Paulding Elementary School
154 North Broadway
Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York

Tappan Hill Elementary School
50 Ichabod Lane
Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York

Washington Irving, Jr. High School
103 South Broadway
Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York

Contact: Howard Smith, 200 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591, phone: (914) 631-9404, fax: (914) 332-6283.


Public Notice

Westchester County - Notice is hereby given that an application has been filed by Sprint Spectrum LP for Site Plan approval and a Special Permit for the installation of a Wireless Telecommunications Facility located at 128 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY. A copy of the site plan, application, Environmental Assessment Form and related documents are on file in the Office of the Village Clerk, and may be inspected Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on the Site Plan application on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 8:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible in the Meeting Room of the Board, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY.


Public Hearing

Westchester County - A public hearing is scheduled to be held in Valhalla, New York to receive oral and written comments on the Draft Scope of work for a DEIS. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Town Hall of Mount Pleasant, Court Room, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, New York. The project involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposing to design, construct, and place into operation an Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility for the Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System capable of disinfecting a maximum flow of 1,020 million gallons per day (mgd), with an average flow of 1,310 mgd. The project is being proposed to meet the water supply needs of the City of New York and lower Westchester County and to safeguard the City's compliance with State and Federal drinking water standards. The introduction of this additional disinfection "barrier" would significantly enhance the City's water supply protection program.

Contact: Mark Page Jr., Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 11th Floor, 59-17 Junction Blvd., Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4413, fax: (718) 595-4479.


Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Town Board of the Town of Putnam Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tree Protection Law and Amendment to the Town Code of the Town of Putnam Valley, Chapter 165 “Zoning” will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Putnam Valley proposing to adopt a Local Law to regulate the cutting of trees, including but not limited to clear-cutting in the Town of Putnam Valley, and to Amend Chapter 165, “Zoning”, of the Town Code of the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York. These amendments to the Town Code are to require the submission and approval of a tree plan in conjunction with all site plans and development approval plans and to prohibit the disturbance of any site (including but not limited to tree removal) for which a development approval plan or site plan is required until such development approval plan or site plan has been approved by the Town of Putnam Valley Planning Board.

Contact: Jeff Kane, The Chazen Companies, 21 Fox Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, phone: (845) 454-3980, fax: (845) 454-4026.


Rockland County - The Rockland County Sewer District No. 1, as lead agency, has determined that the installation of a force main from Hillburn to the Mahwah Pump Station on Lake Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of approximately 10,500 feet of force main from the proposed western Ramapo Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWT) in Hillburn to the existing Mahwah Pump Station on Lake Road in order to provide for a temporary diversion of sanitary flows to Rockland County Sewer District No. 1 Orangeburg Wastewater Treatment Plant, if necessary prior to plant startup, and to permit emergency temporary diversions in the event of a catastrophic failure at the AWT to add a high level of protection of the Federally designated sole-source aquifer. As a future option, flows from the Mahwah Pump Station can be pumped to the AWT in order to keep flows within the Ramapo drainage basin. The project is located in the Town of Ramapo.

Contact: Ronald C. Delo, Rockland County Sewer District No. 1, 4 Route 340, Orangeburg, NY 10962; phone (845) 365-6111, fax (845)365-6686.

Positive Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves planning and future development of 25 acres of vacant waterfront property located on the west side of the Hudson River, 2,000 ft. south of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The proposed uses for the project site include office buildings, retail buildings, a restaurant and catering facility, sculpture garden, and marina.

Contact: Edmond Murphy, City of Poughkeepsie, NY 12602, phone: (845) 451-4046, fax: (845) 451-6152, E-mail: edmurphy@cityofpoughkeepsie.com.