Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposes to issue a modified SPDES permit for Units 1, 2 & 3 at the Indian Point nuclear steam electric generating station in Buchanan, New York. The draft permit contains conditions which address three aspects of operations at Indian Point: conventional industrial-wastewater pollutant discharges, the thermal discharge, and the cooling water intake. Limits on the conventional industrial discharges are not proposed to be changed significantly from the previous permit. This draft permit does, however, contain new conditions addressing the thermal discharge and additional new conditions to implement the measures the Department has determined to be the &best technology available" (BTA) for minimizing impacts to aquatic resources from the cooling water intake, pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).
Department Staff has reviewed information submitted by the applicants and information in numerous reports and studies conducted over more than 25 years related to entrainment and impingement at once through cooling facilities. Department Staff has also reviewed the application materials and supporting documentation. A tentative determination has been made to approve this application and a draft permit has been prepared. The background documentation supporting this determination is available in the "fact sheets" and the administrative record for the project.
The application materials, fact sheet, Draft and Final EIS, and the draft SPDES permit are available for review at the following locations during normal business hours between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday:
1) NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, First Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550. Contact: Administrative Law Judge Maria E. Villa or Administrative Law Judge Daniel P. O’Connell at (518) 402-9003.
2) NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750. Contact: Betty Ann Hughes, Project Manager, at (518) 402-9158; and
3) NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 Contact: Michael Merriman or Margaret Duke at (845) 256-3054.
These materials will also be available at the following repositories:
1) Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
2) Village of Buchanan Hall, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, New York 10511
3) Newburgh Town Hall, Union Avenue Extension, Newburgh, New York 12550
4) Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Garnerville, New York 10923
5) Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016
6) Columbia-Greene Community College Library, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, New York 12534
7) Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack, New York 10960
Copies of the draft SPDES permit/fact sheets and the Final EIS can also be obtained from the DEC Website.
Legislative Public Hearing: Legislative Hearing sessions to receive unsworn statements from the public on the applications and the draft permits, described above, will be held at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2004 at the Esplanade Hotel, 95 South Broadway, White Plains, NY, telephone number 914-761-5721. An Issues Conference will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 and Thursday, March 4, 2004, and as necessary on March 5, 2004, at the Esplanade Hotel, 95 South Broadway, White Plains, NY, telephone number 914-761-5721.
For more information about the Legislative Hearing and the Issues Conference please see the Hearing Notice.
Written Comments: All written comments concerning the draft SPDES permit must be postmarked by Friday, February 6, 2004, and sent to Administrative Law Judge Maria E. Villa, NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, First Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550.
Betty Ann Hughes
NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750
Westchester County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection has cancelled the Public Hearing that was to be held on November 19, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall of Mount Pleasant, Court Room, One Town Hall Palza, Valhalla, New York on the proposed Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility.
Contact: Mark Page, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479.
Rockland County - The Village Board of the Village of South Nyack, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Major Subdivision For Lands Of Dansome, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 17.3 acres of land, which is being proposed for development involving 21 lots (18 new lots, 2 existing lots, and 1 existing lot capable of being developed). The majority of the lots are to attain roadway access via two proposed cul-de-sacs, one off College Avenue and the other off Berachah Avenue. Two lots will have access directly to an existing village road, South Boulevard and two lots may gain access directly from College Avenue. The project is located in the Village of South Nyack, Town of Orangetown. The Project is bound by existing residences to the north, South Boulevard to the east, vacant land to the south and Route 9W to the west.
Contact: William Truss, Planning Board Chair, 282 South Broadway, South Nyack, New York 10960, phone: (845) 358-0244.
Sullivan County - The Sullivan County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sullivan County DPW Operations & Maintenance Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation and expansion of existing facility for the maintenance of County DPW equipment and vehicles, storage of highway and bridge construction equipment and materials, and storage of road mainenance equipment. The project is located on NYS Route 17B, Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, NY.
Contact: Robert L. Trotta, Engineering Supervisor, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701, phone: (845) 794-3000, ext 5002, fax: (845) 791-8462.
Ulster County - The Town of Plattekill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lot Line Revision of Lands of Michael Baum, Blind-O-Corp and Affordable Homes, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves lot line revision by merger of five (5) residential lots into one (1) residential lot, together with construction of a public roadway upon 8.0+/- acres of land in the R-40 Zoning District in the Town of Plattekill. The project is located on Allhusen Road, Town of Plattekill.
Contact: Carla Paltridge, Chairperson, Town of Plattekill Planning Board, phone: (845) 883-7331.
Ulster County - The City of Kingston Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Comprehensive Plan Element and Implementing Zoning Ordinance Amendments may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves adoption of a Comprehensive Plan element and Zoning Ordinance Amendment to address an identified need for the reuse of industrial and commercial buildings in the Midtown area and the stockade District of the City of Kingston to help create mixed use neighbrohoods and provide additional rental housing, including affordable housing. The project is located in the City of Kingston.
Contact: James Noble, City of Kingston Common Council, 420 Broadway, Kingston. NY 12401, phone: (845) 331-0080.
Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Chester, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chester Golf Club Community. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 7, 2004 at 7:30 pm at the Chester Town Hall, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until January 17, 2004 or ten days after the close of the Public Hearing, whichever is later. The action involves a proposed plan of development for a 398.4-acre property located in the Town of Chester. The total is comprised of the following:
163 single-family detached homes, indicating that the individual owners will maintain individual landscaping and homes on lots.
59 detached single-family homes under homeowners' association management style of management. These homes, also referred to as &ranch" style homes, will have maintained yards, landscaping and other amenities provided by the homeowners' association. These dewellings will be restricted to ages 55 and older.
162 townhouse multi-family dwellings under homeowner's association management.
Contact: Thomas Bell, Town of Chester Planning Board, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester, NY 10918, phone: (845) 469-7000.