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Proposed Enhancement to Environmental Remediation at the Former Sunoco Station, 805 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, New York

Project Description: The subject site is a former Sunoco station located at the intersection of Route 9W and Firefighters’ Memorial Drive in Fort Montgomery, New York. Environmental contamination was identified at the site through subsurface investigation activities conducted in 1999. With the approval of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Sunoco began remediation of soil and groundwater at the site through oxygen injection in 2000, and these remediation activities are ongoing. Recently, Sunoco has proposed an enhancement of the remediation system to the NYSDEC. The proposed enhancement consists of the injection of oxygen, ozone, and hydrogen peroxide into the soil and groundwater to break down the petroleum constituents benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) into the harmless by-products of carbon dioxide and water. Based on data collected during operation of comparable remediation systems at other petroleum-impacted sites, chemical oxidation has been proven to be very effective for remediating BTEX and MTBE. The process will be carefully monitored and controlled to ensure safe and effective application.

As part of on-going public involvement activities, Sunoco held an Informational Meeting regarding the proposed remediation system enhancements on October 23, 2003. Following the meeting, there was a 15-day public comment period during which concerned residents were invited to submit their questions relating to this technology to the NYSDEC. To address questions posed at the meeting and during the public comment period, Sunoco has prepared a Responsiveness Summary which has been reviewed and approved by the NYSDEC. The Responsiveness Summary was submitted to the Town of Fort Montgomery on January 12, 2004.

Availability of Documents: The public may view the Responsiveness Summary and other documents pertaining to the site at the NYSDEC Region 3 Office at 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone (845) 256-3021; or at the Town of Highlands Town Hall at 254 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY 10928, phone (845) 446-4280.

Inquiries: Questions may be directed to Mr. William J. Brochu of Sunoco, Inc. at PO Box 1262, 4 Bellows Road, Westborough, Massachusetts 01581, phone (800) 777-6444 ext. 1357; or to Mr. Keith Browne of the NYSDEC Region 3 Office at 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, phone (845) 256-3152.

Meeting Notice

Meeting of: The New York City Watershed Protection and Partnership Council East of Hudson Sporting Advisory Committee.

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 1:00 PM.

Location:The Watershed Protection and Partnership Council offices
2 John Walsh Boulevard, Suite 206
Peekskill, New York 10566

Notice Of Request For Public Comments On Draft Scope

Red Wing Properties Inc. "Archer" Mine
Town of Milan, Dutchess County
DEC ID# 3-1336-00049

This Notice will serve to inform you that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has recently received a revised Draft Scope for the above proposed mine. The revised scope was prepared and submitted by the project sponsor and is dated September 25, 2003 with a revision date of December 13, 2003. After public review and input, the Department Staff will finalize a Final Scope which will dictate the content of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to be prepared for this project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project is a proposed 69-acre "Life of Mine" sand and gravel mine on a total site of 196 acres located on the north side of Turkey Hill Road in the Town of Milan, Dutchess County. Mining would be "run of bank" with no on-site processing.

PURPOSE OF SCOPING: According to the SEQRA Regulations, 6NYCRR Part 617.8 "SCOPING", the primary goals of scoping are to focus the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on potentially significant adverse impacts and to eliminate consideration of those impacts that are irrelevant or non-significant.

Involved agenices may provide written comments to the DEC reflecting their concerns, jurisdictions and informational needs sufficient to ensure that the DEIS will be adequate to support their SEQR Findings. Interested parties may also provide their comments on what should be in the final scope for the DEIS.

As Lead Agency, the DEC must provide a Final Scope to the project sponsor, to all involved agencies and to any individual that submitted written comments on the Draft Scope to the DEC within 60 days of its receipt of a draft scope. The final written scope must include:

(1)  a brief description of the proposed action;

(2)  the potentially significant adverse impacts identified both in the positive declaration and as a result of consultation with the other involved agencies and the public, including an identification of those particular aspect(s) of the environmental setting that may be impacted;

(3)  the extent and quality of information needed for the preparer to adequately address each impact, including an identification of relevant existing information, any required new information and the required methodology(ies) for obtaining new information;

(4)  an initial identification of mitigation measures;

(5)  the reasonable alternatives to be considered;

(6)  an identification of the information/data that should be included in an appendix rather than the body of the draft EIS; and

(7)  those prominent issues that were raised during scoping and determined to be not relevant or not environmentally significant or that have been adequately addressed in a prior environmental review.

LAST COMMENT DATE: Written comments from all involved agencies and from the public must be received by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at the DEC Region 3 Office in New Paltz, New York (see letterhead for address) in order to be considered for the final scope for this project. Comments may also be faxed to (845) 255-3042 or e-mailed to lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us. As Lead Agency, the DEC will make the final determination as to what information is included in the final scope. There will be no public meeting or hearing on the scope.

AFTER SCOPING: After the applicant has received the final scope, it is their responsibility to prepare a Draft EIS acceptable to the DEC as lead agency. Once the DEIS and related permit applications necessary for this project are determined to be Complete, DEC will publish a "Combined Notice of Complete Application/Acceptance of the DEIS", which will commence a public comment period on those documents.

We are circulating the Draft Scope as we received it from the project sponsor to all involved agencies and interested parties who have previously written to us. Please note that the Department will also be commenting on the project sponsor's Draft Scope in order to develop an acceptable Final Scope. If you have not received a copy and would like a copy, please contact Lawrence Biegel at (845) 256-3041. Copies are also available in electronic form. You can e-mail your request for an electronic copy of the Draft Scope (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) to lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us and an electronic copy will be sent to you by return e-mail.

SERP Action - Negative Declaration

Orange County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Village of Unionville, as lead agency, has determined that the Village of Unionville Water System Rehabilitation Project; NYS DWSRF Project No. 16711 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A Negative Declaration for the Project was issued on August 5, 1996 and a Negative Declaration to a Supplemental Study of Additional Project Work was issued on August 2, 1999. The Project involves rehabilitation of Village of Unionville water system including: replacement of water mains; construction of new well; purchase of new well; construction of water storage standpipe; upgrade of pumping; installation of cross-connection control; installation of backflow prevention devices; extension of Village water service to additional Village residences along NYS Highway Route 284, Kithcart Lane and Prospect Street; and the looping of water mains at various locations. The project is located on various streets and other locations throughout the Village of Unionville, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Sally Crawford, Village of Unionville, 7 Main Street, P.O. Box 148, Unionville, New York, phone: (845) 726-3681, fax: (845) 726-4439

Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Town of Patterson Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2004 will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves the re-zoning of a six acre portion of a lot owned by M&L Cushman from an R-4 (residential) zone to an I (industrial) zone. The lot is located along NYS Route 311, near the intersection of Interstate 84. The lot is identified on the Patterson tax maps as #33.-2-23.

Contact: Richard Williams, Planner, 723 Fair Street, Patterson, NY 12563, phone: (845) 878-6500, fax: (845) 878-2019.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Stoneridge Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, February 24th, 2004, at 7:30 pm, at the East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY. Written comments on the DEIS are also requested and will be accepted by the lead agency until, March 8, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. and should be addressed to the contact person: Patricia Twomey, Planning Board Clerk, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. The action involves a conventional 40 lot single family subdivision development, served by individual wells and individual septic systems. The project derives access from N.Y.S. Route 52 and Palen Road. The property is approximately 106.77(+/-) acres (TM 132800-6356-02-735515), located on N.Y.S. Route 52 and Palen Road in East Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York.

Contact: Patricia Twomey, Planning Board Clerk, Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

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 on clustered single family building lots, a Hamlet Center area, Community Meetinghouse, Community Retail Center, Village Green and Central Park on approximately 169 acres of a 480 acre site known as the "Moore Property" in East Fishkill. 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 project is located in the northeastern portion of East Fishkill, Dutchess County.

Contact: Pat Twomey, Town of East Fishkill, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.