ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Public Notice

County: Westchester

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment - 31 South Street, Site No. V00645-3

Project Location: 31 South Street, City of Mount Vernon, Westchester County

Brief Project Description: The 31 South Street site consists of a 24 foot by 28 foot area which was formerly used as a plating room. Although spent acid and caustic solutions were drummed for off-site disposal, rinse water was discharged to the municipal sewer system by draining it into two concrete-bottomed sumps. Cadmium and chromium were detected above recommended cleanup levels in subsurface soil. Trichloroethene was detected in one soil sample above the recommended cleanup level. Groundwater was not encountered in the overburden material during the investigation. The Remedial Action Work Plan calls for excavation of contaminated soil to bedrock and off-site disposal at a licensed facility.

There is a 30 day comment period, for the Remedial Action Work Plan, commencing with the date of this publication and ending on May 13, 2004.

For more information, the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and Remedial Action Work Plan can be reviewed at the Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 South First Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, (914) 668-1840 and the NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561, (845-256-3154).

Contact: James Candiloro, Bureau C, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany NY, 12233-7014. Phone: (518) 402-9564, Fax: (518) 402-9679, E-mail: jxcandil@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Positive Declaration

Putnam County - The Putnam Valley Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Makan-Four Multifamily Residential Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a 44-unit multifamily development. The site plan proposes six (6) buildings with no more eight (8) dwellings per building on a parcel of land that is 46.8 acres. The project is located east of Barger Street in the unincorporated area of the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: John Zarcone, Jr., Putnam Valley Planning Board, Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY, 10579, phone: (845) 526-3740, fax: (845) 526-3307.


Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2003 Comprehensive Master Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves Adoption by the Town Board of the 2003 Comprehensive Master Plan prepared for the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York. The 2003 Comprehensive Plan provides a town-wide set of long range policy recommendations to be followed by the community to plan, guide and shape future growth and land use. The 2003 Comprehensive Master Plan is prepared pursuant to Section 272-a of the New York State Town Law.

Contact: Jo-Ann Dyckman, Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567, phone: (914) 734-1020.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Putnam County - The Putnam Valley Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Southfork Estates 16-Unit Senior Multifamily Residential Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on April 22, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY. The action involves a 16-unit senior multifamily residential community. The site plan proposes eight (8) buildings with no more two (2) dwellings per building on a parcel of land that is 39.4 acres. The project is located east of Mill Street in the unincorporated area of the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: John Zarcone, Jr., Chairman, Putnam Valley Planning Board, Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY, phone: (845) 526-3740, fax: (845) 526-3307.


Putnam County - The Planning Board of the Town of Putnam Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fieldstone Subdivision and Site Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on April 22, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, New York. The action involves the proposed development of an 8 lot residential subdivision on a 115 acre portion of the property zoned Low Density Residence (R-3) and a 50,000 square foot office building on a 34.79 acre portion of the property zoned Planned Commercial Park (PC). The proposal requires site plan approval for the office use and subdivision approval for the residential units. The majority of the site is vacant and wooded with a small portion developed with small buildings for housing and religious facilities. The proposed developments will be serviced by individual sewage treatment systems and individual wells for water supply. The project is located Bryant Pond Road at its intersection with the Taconic State Parkway, Town of Putnam Valley.

Contact: Laura Lussier, Town of Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579, phone: (845) 526-3740, fax: (845) 526-3307.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westchester Community College. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on April 19, 2004 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Room C200, Classroom Building, Westchester Community College. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until May 6, 2004. The action involves the potential impacts of proposed improvements detailed within the Campus Facilities Master Pan. Proposed improvements includes a new English as a Second Language Building (43,000 square feet), a new instructional building at 73,000 square feet, a 13,000 square feet addition to the existing student center, and renovating and upgrading existing buildings. It also includes renovation to physical education fields, additional parking, new walkways, kiosks, and consolidation of maintenance buildings. The project is located Westchester Community College Campus 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.

Contact: Patrick Natarelli, Chief Planner, Westchester County Department of Planning, phone:(914) 995-4406, E-mail:ppn2@westchestergov.com


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Waterfowl Management Program. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposing to expand its Waterfowl Management Program beyond the current program at Kensico Reservoir to five additional City reservoirs: Rondout, Ashokan, West Branch, Croton Falls, and Cross River. The objective of the program is to minimize fecal coliform bacteria (FCB) loads to the reservoirs that result from waterbirds roosting on the reservoirs during the migratory and winter seasons. The program would include avian (bird) population monitoring, avian deterrence measures, targeted avian dispersion activities, reproductive management methods, and, on rare occasions, removal methods.

The five reservoirs included in the proposed expansion are located in the following towns and counties:

Contact: Diane McCarthy, AICP, Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373.