ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Cold Spring, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Amending 134-9A and Appendix A will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law amending 134-9A and Appendix A, which will change lands within the Village of Cold Spring lying between the Metro-North Commuter Railroad tracks and the Hudson River currently zoned I-1 (Office/Light Industry) to B-1 (General Business). The project is located in the Village of Cold Spring, NY.

Contact: Mary Saari, 85 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, phone: (845) 265-3611.


Rockland County - The Town of Orangetown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Rockland Psychiatric Center Recreational Zone (RPC-R) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves approximately 216 acres at Rockland Psychiatric Center and three proposed recreational uses. These projects include a municipal aquatic facility and community center, a privately developed indoor sports building, athletic fields as well as supporting infrastructure, parking, landscaping, and access roads. The project is located at the Rockland Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, NY.

Contact: Thom Kleiner, Rockland Psychiatric Center Orangeburg, NY, phone: (845) 359-5100, fax: (845) 359-2623.


Ulster County - The Town of Woodstock Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989, The Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves:

1) Amendments to Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989, The Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock, regarding Scenic Overlay District/Personal Wireless Communication Facility: This Zoning Law Amendment will ban personal wireless service facilities from the Town's Scenic Overlay District and allow the facilities in portions of the R8 Zoning District, where the facilities are currently not allowed. The amendment will keep cellular towers off mountain peaks and mountain faces, where there is a high potential for visual impacts, while allowing the use in lower elevations and a portion of a 196 acre parcel owned by the Town to be used for telecommunication towers, as part of the 196 acre lot is outside of the Scenic Overlay District, but in the R8.

2) Amendments to Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989, The Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock, regarding Drive Through Window Facilities: The Zoning Law Amendment will prohibit in the Town of Woodstock the creation of new facilities which utilize drive through windows.

3) Amendments to Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989, The Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock, regarding Development on Steep Slopes: The amendments will restrict development on steep slopes and prohibit the creation of new lots where the majority of the lot's grade is steep. The purpose of the modification is to limit septic systems on marginal soils, prevent excessive erosion and limit the visual impacts associated with road development of steep slopes.

4) Amendments to Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989 regarding allowed uses within the Gateway Overlay District: Performing arts theaters are currently allowed in the Gateway Overlay District providing they meet the requirements of Section VI.D of the Zoning Law. An Art Cinema or small duplex theater is not a permitted use. These amendments would allow motion picture theaters in addition to performance art theaters. The amendments would also include the HR District in the lists Districts that can host a cultural facility within the Gateway.

The project is located in the Town of Woodstock, NY.

Contact: Angela Sweet, Secretary to Town Supervisor, phone: (845) 679- 2113, ext. 7, E-mail: Asweet@woodstockny.org.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Westchester County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility. The action involves the NYCDEP proposing to construct and operate an Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility (the “UV Facility”) for the Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System to provide disinfection of a maximum flow of 2,020 million gallons per day (mgd) with an average flow of 1,310 mgd. The Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System supplies water to consumers in portions of New York City and upstate New York. The project is being proposed to meet the water supply needs of the City of New York and communities in upstate New York and to safeguard the City’s compliance with state and federal drinking water standards.

The DEIS proposes to construct the UV Facility on NYC owned property (“the Eastview Site”) within the Towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh, Westchester County. The proposed project includes the construction of a UV Facility for treatment of the Catskill and Delaware Water Supplies; an electrical substation and emergency generator building for supplying power and emergency standby power to the UV Facility; various raw and treated water piping, valves and appurtenances; and forebay structures to connect the raw and treated water piping to the existing Catskill and Delaware aqueducts. The UV Facility equipment would be housed within a main UV Building.

The purpose of the DEIS is to inform the public of the decision making process by providing information about the potential for significant adverse impacts from the proposed UV Facility.

Potential significant adverse impacts identified in the DEIS for the UV Facility include impacts to traffic, natural resources, and historic resources. During the construction period for the UV Facility, temporary adverse impacts identified include noise, traffic and neighborhood character.

The DEIS will be available for inspection by the public at repositories located within New York City and Westchester Counties, New York as well as on DEP’s website (www.nyc.gov/dep). The public is invited to provide comments through testimonies at public hearings (date and time to be determined) and/or through written submissions.

Contact: Mark Page, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Somers Central School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Expansion & Rehabilitation Project 2004, Somers Central School District. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at 7:45 p.m. at Somers Intermediate School, 240 Route 202, Somers, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until not less than 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves the Board of Education considering various additions and alterations to School District properties and buildings at two sites, which will require approval of a bond referendum by the residents of the District. The scope of the project may include all or some of the following improvements:

Additions (+12,945 gsf) and Alterations to Primrose Elementary School
Additions (+13,630 gsf) and Alterations to Somers Intermediate School, and site improvements to driveways and a new playing field.
Additions (+61,365 gsf) and Alterations to Somers Middle School, demolition of a “temporary” building, and site improvements to driveways and parking.
Additions (+56,058 gsf) and Alterations to Somers High School, and site improvements to driveways, parking and playing fields.
Construction of a new bus facility at the High School site to include parking for buses, a +4,500 gsf bus maintenance facility with staff offices and fuel storage.

Elementary and High School site located on NYS Route 139 approximately 0.6 mile south of its intersection with US Route 202, and Intermediate and Middle School site located on US Route 202 approximately 0.5 mile west of its intersection with NYS Route 100, in the Town of Somers, Westchester County, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Crowley, Somers Central School District, PO Box 620, Lincolndale, NY 10540, phone: (914) 248-7885.