ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Scoping Session

County: Westchester

Lead Agency: NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Project Title: Catskill/Delaware Uv Disinfection Facility

Project Location: Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Walker Road and Route 100C/Grasslands Road.

Scoping Session: February 11, 2004, 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall of Mount Pleasant, Court Room, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, New York

Project Description: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposes to design, construct, and place into operation an Ultraviolet Light (UV) Disinfection Facility (“the UV Facility”) for the Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System capable of disinfecting a maximum flow of 2,020 million gallons per day (mgd), with an average flow of 1,310 mgd. The project is being proposed to meet the water supply needs of the City of New York and lower Westchester County and to safeguard the City’s compliance with state and federal drinking water standards. The introduction of this additional disinfection “barrier” would significantly enhance the City’s water supply protection program.

The UV Facility is proposed on City-owned property (“the Eastview Site”) within the Towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh, in Westchester County, New York. The property was purchased by the City of New York in the early and mid-1900s and the site was equipped with connections to the Delaware and Catskill Aqueducts in anticipation of the potential future need for a water treatment facility.

Comments on the Draft Scope of Work should be mailed to: Mark Page Jr, EIS Project Manager, Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 11th Floor, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11373 by February 23, 2004.

Contact: Mark Page, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, Fax: (718) 595-4479.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of East Fishkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed IBM East Fishkill Building 323 Annex Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves upgrade to the existing Building 323 (B/323) semiconductor manufacturing facilities to provide an annex (B/323A) for additional semiconductor manufacturing capabilities at IBM's East Fishkill site. The project would also include the construction of new and modification to existing onsite systems to support the Annex. These include a Central Utility Plant (CUP), wastewater treatment systems, bulk and specialty gas pads, petroleum storage tank and an underground electrical duct bank. There would be no increase in permitted wastewater discharge volumes or in the permitted capacity of the existing production well water supply network. Supplemental water supply for the project is intended to be via an extension of existing municipal water supplies. Extension of the City/Town of Poughkeepsie water supply system to the DCWWA main is the preferred method of obtaining access to municipal water. Air emission abatement would be installed on process emissions, and boilers would utilize low NOx burners and fuel restrictions to limit emissions. Significant increases to overall site emissions, as defined in 6 NYCRR 231, are not anticipated. A freshwater wetland permit would be required for minor disturbances to the HJ-66 adjacent area related to installation of the electrical duct bank. The project is located International Business Machines Corporation, Hudson Valley Research Park, East Fishkill Plant 2070 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533-3507.

Contact: Patricia Twomey, Town of East Fishkill Planning Board, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533, phone: (845) 221-2428.


Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Village of New Paltz, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stoneleigh Woods at New Paltz may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a multi-family development totaling 300 dwelling units. It would consist of 17 age-restricted apartment buildings containing 204 dwelling units which would be reserved for those ages 55 and older. An additional 12 townhouse buildings for unrestricted occupancy would include a total of 96 dwelling units. As proposed, approximately 26 acres would be affected or physically disturbed by the construction of this project. The applicant proposes to provide a community center for recreation and social use by residents of the development. The project would utilize both municipal water and sewer services. The project is located on approximately 63.3 acres in an area generally east of Sunset Ridge and the Duzone School.

Contact: Julie Bell, Village of New Paltz Planning Board, PO Box 877, New Paltz, NY 12561, phone: (845) 255-3055.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Town of Plattekill, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Magic Canyon Theme Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Plattekill Cornwall Town Hall, 1915 Route 44/55, Modena New York. Comments on the document will be accepted by the Lead Agency through the end of business on February 19, 2004, or fourteen days after the close of the SEQRA hearing, whichever is later. The action involves land use and related approvals for a children’s theme park with activities focused on a connection to prehistoric times, related buildings, rides, exhibits, shows, other attractions, shops and food services. The site will utilize private septic and water facilities and provide parking for 530 cars and 14 buses. The project will use 26 acres of a 51 acre parcel on the north side of Route 44/55, approximately 2800 feet from its intersection with Route 208. The site was formerly used as a sand and gravel mine. The property has been reclaimed and will be landscaped and redeveloped for the proposed use.

Contact: Sue Bolde, Planning Board Clerk, Town of Plattekill Planning Board, Town Hall – 1915 Route 44/55, Modena, New York 12548, phone: (845) 883-7331


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Montgomery, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Overnite Transportation Company Terminal. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Meeting Room, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York. The action involves construction of a 93,500 sq. ft. truck terminal on a 30.5 acre site on Route 99 adjacent to the Home Depot Warehouse Distribution Center and across from the Do-It-Best Distribution Center. The building contains a 7,000 sq. ft. office and will be constructed in two phases as business warrants. An 11,000 sq. ft. truck service facility will be built on-site in the parking area. Automobile parking is provided for 220 vehicles and there are 166 truck loading docks and spaces plus parking for an additiional 307 truck trailers. Central water and sewer service is anticipated. An on-site well will be an alternative for water supply. All stormwater will be handled on site in accordance with anticipated SPDES permit requirements.

Contact: Cathie Raia, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549, phone: (845) 457-2643.