Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 01/07/2004

Dutchess County

Applicant: Toll Brothers Inc
3103 Philmont Ave
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 -4225
Facility: Van Wyck at Merritt Park
Merritt Blvd
Fishkill, NY 12524
Application ID: 3-1330-00154/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Fishkill, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a stormwater detention basin outlet (grass swale) to Fishkill Creek (Class "C(T)") and the filling of 0.176 acres of federal wetland in conjunction with construction of a 511-unit townhouse development on 168 acres called Van Wyck @ Merritt Park.  As mitigation, 0.45 acres of wetlands will be created on-site. A detailed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been  prepared.  The location is east of NYS Route 9 and south of Fishkill Creek in the "Brinckerhoff" vicinity.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Fishkill Town Planning Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 30 2004.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rockland County

Applicant: Waste Management of New York LLC
123 Varick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Facility: Chestnut Ridge Transfer Station
560 Chestnutridge Rd
Chestnutridge, NY 10977
Application ID: 3-3926-00055/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Ramapo, Rockland County
Project Description:
        The permittee has applied for a permit renewal to continue operation of its existing Transfer Station which accepts Municipal Solid Waste (a.k.a. MSW), Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) and source-separated recyclables at a combined average rate of 400 tons per day. The facility is prohibited from receiving more than 2200 tons per week (based on an average of 400 tons per day times 5.5 days).  All wastes are processed inside the existing building on the property for loading into long haul trailers and shipped off-site to acceptable disposal sites.  This existing Transfer Station is located at 560 Chestnut Ridge Road in the Village of Chestnut Ridge, Town of Ramapo, in Rockland County, NY.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 24 2004.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
mdmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County

Applicant: Sullivan County
Government Ctr 100 North St
Monticello, NY 12701
Facility: Sullivan County Landfill
91 Landfill Drive
Monticello, NY 12701 -3835
Application ID: 3-4846-00079/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Thompson, Sullivan County
Project Description:
Sullivan County has submitted applications to expand the existing Sullivan County landfill located south of Broadway in the Village of Monticello by 3.4 acres, called “Cell #6".  This proposed expansion is separate from the larger (36 +/- acre) “Phase II” expansion being considered to the east, towards Rose Valley Road.  The Cell #6 expansion requires the following Department permits:

    Solid Waste Management permit modification for the Cell #6 expansion of 3.4 acres on the south side of the existing landfill.

Industrial State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Modification for both stormwater and leachate collection, treatment and disposal.  A draft SPDES permit (#NY-0259942) has been prepared by the Department and is available for review (see Document Availability at the end of this Notice).  All stormwater and leachate from the 3.4 acre Cell #6 expansion will be piped to the existing wastewater treatment plant at the landfill.

Air Title V permit modification for the collection and treatment of landfill emission gases.  A draft Title V Permit Modification has been prepared by the Department and is available for review.  Please note that the Administrator of the USEPA (a Federal agency) has the authority to bar issuance of this Title V permit modification if he determines it is not in compliance with the requirements of Part 201 of these regulations.

NOTE on Draft Permits: The Department has made a tentative determination to approve these applications for a modification of the existing Sullivan County Landfill SPDES permit and Title V Air permit to add Cell #6.  The tentative determination is required by Federal regulations and indicates that the discharge or emission regulated under these statutes have been determined to satisfy minimum regulatory standards for permit modification, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As tentative determinations, the Department seeks comments on the proposed permit modifications before making a final decision on them.  These Federally required tentative determinations do not signify Department approval of, or endorsement of, the activities for which these permits are sought or for the overall proposed project at this time.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The landfill is located within an area subject to the provisions of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner’s Policy #29, “Environmental Justice and Permitting.”  Accordingly a Public Participation Plan has been prepared in order to give minority communities and low-income communities greater opportunities for public participation in, and access to, public information on matters relating to human health and the environment associated with the project.  A copy of this plan is available for public review.

NOTICE OF LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING:
In accordance with the provisions of 6 NYCRR Parts 617, and 621, a legislative public hearing will be held before a Department Administrative Law Judge to receive unsworn statements from the public on the applications on Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 7:30 P.M., in the Legislative Hearing Room, at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY.  The snow date is Tuesday, February 17th at the same time and location.  A brief (30 +/- minute) question and answer period (starting at 7:00 P.M.) shall precede the hearing.  




All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed Cell #6 landfill expansion are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments.  It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the Legislative Hearing.  Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing to the Department Regional office (Attn: Lawrence G. Biegel at the address below) and summarized for oral presentation.  Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard.  Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements.  Written comments must be received no later than Friday, February 20, 2004 (Attn: Lawrence G. Biegel at the address below).  The hearing location is fully accessible to persons with a mobility impairment.  Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons at no charge upon written request to Mr. Biegel at least 10 days prior to the hearing, pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

To view the full Hearing Notice please go to the following internet address:  
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/sullivan.html

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: A copy of the Draft and Final EIS, permit applications, the two draft permits (SPDES and Air Title V) and the Environmental Justice Public Participation Plan are available for your review at at the Department's Region 3 Office in New Paltz (Attn: Lawrence G. Biegel at the address below) and at  the Crawford Public Library, Broadway & Monticello, Monticello, NY 12701.  (Contact the Librarian at Telephone 845-794-4660)
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Sullivan County Board of Supervisors
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 20 2004.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: Kellenberg Memorial High School
1400 Glenn Curtiss Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553
Facility: Founders Hollow Marianist Residence
484 Upper Bone Hollow Rd
Marbletown, NY
Application ID: 3-5134-00097/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Marbletown, Ulster County
Project Description:
        The applicant proposes to construct a 25 foot by 150 foot, two-story, 12-bed residential annex to its existing Founders  Hollow Residential Retreat House within approximately 55 feet of the edge of state regulated Freshwater Wetland #M-1 (Class II). The annex would be built adjacent to (and would be connected to) the existing Retreat House which is located on on 140 acres of land off 484 Upper Bone Hollow Road, in the Krumville area of the Town of Marbletown, Ulster County, NY.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 23 2004.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
mdmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County

Applicant: Grace Development Co
573 N State Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 -1542
Facility: Grace Lane Subdivision
Grace Lane
New Castle, NY
Application ID: 3-5536-00066/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: New Castle, Westchester County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a road crossing and extend a water main through State-designated Freshwater Wetland No. O-13 (Class III) and its 100-foot adjacent area. The project involves a proposed 8-lot residential subdivision on 50.8 acres of land located on the northeast side of Grace Lane, about 1/3 mile south of the intersection with Croton Dam Road (NYS Rte. 134).  Approximately, 0.2 acre of wetlands and 1.9 acre of the wetland 100-foot adjacent area will be filled or otherwise impacted by the proposed construction of the roadway.  To mitigate impacts, about 0.4 acre of wetlands will be created on-site adjacent to existing wetlands and remaining wetland areas will be placed in a conservation easement.  A stormwater pollution prevention has also been prepared for the project.  Water will be supplied by the Town of New Castle by extension of a Town of New Castle water district, subject to further review and approval of a DEC Water Supply permit.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
New Castle Town Planning Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 23 2004.
Contact: Scott E Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals