Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Availability of Phosphorus TMDL Revisions as Proposed for the Ashokan Reservoir (West Basin) Relative to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Permit for Shandaken Tunnel Outlet
Phase II Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the nineteen reservoirs in the New York City Watershed were submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in June of 2000. These TMDLs were ultimately approved by USEPA on October 17, 2000.
The New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (January, 1997) described the process for developing phosphorus TMDLs in the watershed. Phase II Phosphorus TMDLs have been an important part in the overall effort to protect the New York City reservoirs from the adverse effects of excessive nutrient loadings. As a result of the NYC DEP permit for Shandaken Tunnel Outlet, NYSDEC is proposing a revision to the Ashokan Reservoir (West Basin) TMDL for phosphorus. Specifically:
The Draft SPDES Permit for Shandaken Tunnel Outlet includes an annual phosphorus limit of 10,457 Kg/year. This is not a new source of phosphorus to the Ashokan Reservoir. The phosphorus loading from the tunnel has been accounted for in the nonpoint source or LA component of the TMDL. The drafting of the aforementioned SPDES permit necessitates a shifting of the tunnel phosphorus load to the point source or WLA TMDL component.
For additional information or a copy of the proposed TMDL revisions contact:
Bureau of Water Assessment & Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3502
Telephone: (518) 402-8179
Comments on the proposed TMDL revisions will be considered by the NYSDEC prior to submission to USEPA for approval. Comments must be received in writing at the above address by March 19, 2004.
Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:
Notice of proposed rule making for 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. The proposed rule making notice will be published in issue 9 of the State Register, dated 3/3/2004.
For further information contact:
Lisa P. Tettelbach, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0478
Notice of Availability for Comment
The Former Banknote Facility remediation workplan
Name of Volunteer: Baker Properties, 485 Washington Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570
Project Location: The property is located at 10 Dunnigan Drive, Village of Montebello, Town of Ramapo, Rockland County, NY. The tax map number is Section 17, Block 13, Lot A2 and at bearings of approximate site coordinates of 41° 06.93' North latitude and 74° 07.05' West longitude. The New York State Thruway lies to the north, Dunnigan Drive to the south, and commercial properties are found on the east and west of the property.
Project Description: The Work Plan for Remediation of the Former Banknote Facility includes removal of all chromium affected soil to levels approved by New York State, continued monitoring of the ground water to track monitored natural attenuation, and implemention of institutional controls restricting the use of ground water at the property. All excavations will be replaced with clean fill returning the surface to original condition.
Comment Period: The Work Plan for the Remediation of the Former Banknote Facility at the property described above is available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department’s imposing significant changes to a Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.
Contact Person: Daniel J. Eaton, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7015, phone # (518) 402-9621, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For individuals with health related concerns, contact: Fay Navratil, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone #(800) 458-1158 ext. 27850.
The Work Plan is available for review at the above NYSDEC office, at the NYSDEC regional office in New Paltz and at the Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901.
New York City (Bronx And Westchester) County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be held on Wednesday February 25th, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Town of Mount Pleasant Town Hall, One Town Hall Plaza (Court Room), Valhalla, New York and in the Bronx. The comment period will remain open until March 19th, 2004 and a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement will be issued by June 30th, 2004. Written comments may be submitted to the contact person below until the close of the comment period. This SEIS is being undertaken to update project changes from an environmental review conducted in 1999, which resulted in the selection of the Mosholu Golf Course in Van Cortlandt Park for the site of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant and the April 2003 DEIS proposing the Eastview and Harlem River Sites as potential locations for the Croton Water Treatment Plant. This new action will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant at three possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mount. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York; the Mosholu Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York; and the Harlem River Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.
The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the Delaware Water Supply System and either the NCA or the Kensico-City Tunnel for long term treated water conveyance. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required.
The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Mosholu Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) and a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS); the construction of treated water conveyance tunnels; the construction of new distribution system connections at Jerome Park Reservoir.
The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Pumping Station would also be involved. The project is located in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard, in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge, or in the Bronx, New York under the Mosholu Golf Course within Van Cortlandt Park.
Contact: Mark Page, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479.
Orange County - The Town of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rye Hill Road Area. The action involves multiple subdivisions totaling 349 lots, located in the Rye Hill Road area of the Town of Monroe and the Village of Monroe. Traffic, drainage, groundwater and planning impacts were evaluated for the cumulated subdivisions, and mitigation measures addressed. Subdivisions studied in the GEIS included a combined total of 180 lots in the Alpine, Polak, Leva, Shea Meadows, Eagle Ridge, Weiss and Rye Hill Estates subdivisions in the Town of Monroe, and a combined total of 169 lots in the Woodroe and Alex Smith III subdivisions in the Village of Monroe. Written comments will be accepted for a period of ten days after the document is filed. The document is available at the Monroe Town Hall, Monroe Village Hall, and the Monroe Free Library.
Contact: Pat Malanaphy, Town of Monroe Planning Board, Town Hall, 11-13 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 783-1900 ext. 233.
Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Monroe, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Henry Farms Estates. The action involves a request for land use approvals for a residential development consisting of 66 single family detached units and a multiple dwelling group containing 50 age-restricted townhouse units, along with a commercial/office parcel on a 134.1 acre tract of land located in the SR-20 and RR-1.5 zoning districts in the Town of Monroe. The site in question has over 2,000 feet of frontage on Lakes Road (Orange County Rt. 5), and also abuts the cul de sac of Highview Road, which leads to School Road. The land is currently vacant, primarily wooded land abutting the Highview subdivisions phase I and II. The lots are proposed to be served by central sewer via Moodna Basin, and a central water system is to be developed on the site. The site is located close to the Town of Chester municipal boundary west of Lakes Road. The project is located on Lakes Road (Orange County Rt. 5), Zoning Districts: RR-1.5 and SR-20 (primarily RR-1.5) Tax Map Parcel: Section 29 Block 1 Lot 29.52.
Contact: Pat Malanaphy, Town of Monroe Planning Board, Town Hall – 11 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone:(845) 774-7039.