Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The Technical Advisory Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council (WPPC) will meet on Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Empire State Development Corporation, 33 Airport Center Drive, Newburgh, NY.
New York and Westchester Counties - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. The NYCDEP proposes to construct and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton Water Supply System supplies water to consumers in portions of New York City and upstate New York.
The Draft SEIS proposes the construction of the WTP at one of three possible sites: the Eastview Site, the Mosholu Site and the Harlem River Site (see Project Location below). The purpose of the SEIS is to inform the decision-making process by providing information about the potential for significant adverse environmental impacts at the three sites being considered. A decision for selecting the site for the WTP would occur after thorough examination of the potential significant adverse impacts at the various sites and a thorough examination of public comments on the SEIS.
Potential significant adverse impacts identified for the Croton Water Treatment Plant at the Eastview Site include: Traffic, Natural Resources, and Archaeological Resources. In addition, the combination of the construction for the WTP and the proposed Catskill/Delaware Ultra Violet Water Treatment Plant could potentially exacerbate the significant adverse impacts identified and result in additional significant adverse impacts on Neighborhood Character, Public Heath, Air Quality, and Water Resources. NYCDEP proposes mitigation measures to reduce the potential significant adverse impacts for the previously listed criteria where feasible or practicable.
Potential significant adverse impacts identified for the WTP at the Mosholu Site include: Traffic, Noise, Natural Resources, and Public Health. NYCDEP proposes mitigation measures to reduce the potential significant adverse impacts for the previously listed criteria where feasible or practicable.
Potential significant adverse impacts identified for the Croton Water Treatment plant at the Harlem River Site include: Traffic, Noise, Hazardous Materials, Natural Resources, and Public Health. NYCDEP proposes mitigation measures to reduce the potential significant adverse impacts for the previously listed criteria where feasible or practicable.
Potential significant adverse impacts at the Off-Site Facilities could result for traffic and noise quality as a result of construction related work. These potential significant adverse impacts would be temporary at most locations. Since each of the facilities are listed in the State and National Historic Structures construction work although mainly internal to the facilities has the potential for significant adverse historic impacts. Coordination with the New York State and Federal historic preservation officers would be undertaken.
The Draft SEIS will be available for inspection by the public at repositories located within the Bronx and Westchester Counties, New York as well as on DEPís website (www.nyc.gov/dep). The public is invited to provide comments through testimonies presented at public hearings (date and time of public hearings to be determined) and/or through written submissions.
The Draft SEIS proposes the construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at one of three possible locations: the Eastview Site bordered generally by Grasslands Road/Route 100C located in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York; the Mosholu Site located at the Mosholu Golf Course and Driving Range in Van Cortlandt Park in the Borough of the Bronx, New York; or the Harlem River Site located along the Harlem River near the West Fordham Road/University Heights Bridge with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railway Hudson Rail on the east and north in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.
Contact: Mark Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4351, fax: (718) 595-4395 Phone: 718-595-4351 Fax: 718-595-4395.
Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of East Fishkill, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Moore Property Development Plan. The action involves a residential development consisting of 264 single family housing units, a Hamlet Center area, community meetinghouse, general store, village green and central park on approximately 169 acres of a 480-acre site known as the "Moore Property" in East Fishkill, New York. The remaining 311 acres are to be preserved as open space. The project will be served with central water and sewer by transportation corporations to be created. The proposed action includes all local, regional, and state approvals necessary to authorize the development of the site in accordance with the proposed development plan. The project is located at the northeastern portion of East Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, east of the Taconic State Parkway and south of County Route 9/Beekman Road. Phillips Road and Benton Moore Road currently run through the project site. Fishkill Creek runs through and forms a portion of the southern boundary of the site.
Contact: Pat Twomey, Planning Board, Town of East Fishkill, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone (845) 221-2428.