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6NYCRR Part 40 Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-1303 and 13-0339-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine finfish. This notice will be published in issue 1 of the State Register, dated 1/7/2004.

For further information contact:
Alice Weber, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Hyde Park ZBA, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stoneledge Senior Housing Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 84 senior (age 55 and over) apartments in a three-story building. There will be 68 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units. The apartments will be available for rent to those tenants whose income is at or below 60% of the Area Median Income. The project includes 85 parking spaces, one per unit. The building will include, among other rooms, a lobby/receiption area, a medical office, library/computer room, and exercise room. The building site is 7.11 acres and the use is a special permitted use in this MHR-20,000 district. Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority will provide service to this project. There will also be an on-site wastewater treatment facility. The project is located at 13 Farm Lane, east of the Route 9 and 9G intersection, Town of Hyde Park.

Contact: Mary Donohue, Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111, fax: (845) 229-0831.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Rockland County - The Ramapo Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Suffern Middle School Reconstruction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves:

The project is located at Suffern Middle School, 80 Hemion Rd., Suffern, New York.

The conditions are:

Contact: Stepheny Moe, Ramapo Central School District, 45 Mountain Avenue, Hillburn, New York 10931, phone: (845) 357-7783, Ext 241, E-Mail: stephmoe@ramnet.k12.ny.us

Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Newburgh, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Orchard Hills 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 February 3, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY. The action involves a subdivision and multifamily development consisting of 272 dwelling units with primary access to Route 9W via an upgraded access road to the Parr Valley East residential development. The site has formal access to Oak Street, but due to limited capacity, grades, turns and general condition of Oak Street only emergency access to this Town road is proposed at two locations and a third access to Parr Valley. The project will be served by the Town water system and will construct a new sewer plant for approximately 500 units to service the 150 existing units at Parr Valley and 272 units at Orchard Hills.

Contact: Norma Jacobsen, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone: (845) 564-7804.

Positive Declaration And Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Peekskill City School District Board of Education (“Board of Education”), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Peekskill Middle School and District Improvements may have significant adverse impacts on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 6, 2004, 7:30 PM, at the Ford Administration Center, 1031 Elm Street, Peekskill, NY. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until January 20, 2003. The action involves The Board of Education proposing to construct a new Middle School at the existing middle school site, located on 212 Ringgold Street, City of Peekskill, Westchester County, NY. Public health and safety improvements are also proposed for the other schools operated by the Peekskill City School District which include:

Contact: Judith Johnson, Peekskill City School District, Ford Administration Center, 1031 Elm Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, phone: (914) 737-3300.