ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Lake Street Apartments
City of Newburgh, Orange County
State of New York

Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. Belvedere Housing, LP has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on May 24, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 207 Lake Drive, Newburgh, New York 12550. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from June 9, 2004 through July 24, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicantís request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicantís request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake certain remedial activities under the Departmentís oversight. A copy of the application as well as a copy of the Phase I Assessment are available in the document repository for this site located at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, New York 12550.

The referenced documents are draft and have not been reviewed by the Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health will review these documents during the public comment period.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to and refer questions to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7014
ATTN: Michael Ryan
Phone No.: (518) 402-9662


Public Notice

PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS

City of Yonkers, Westchester County - The Department has made a tentative decision to approve an application to surrender the permit and to approve emission reduction credits (ERCs) from the BICC Cables Corporation located at One Point Street in the City of Yonkers, New York. This determination is based upon past reductions which were the result of the shutdown of two boilers at the facility. The applicant has requested 15.7 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). The Department has approved 7.85 tons of NOx reduction of which it will keep 23% (1.95 tons of NOx from facilities in severe non-attainment areas) in accordance with 6NYCRR Part 231, "New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas." Therefore, the applicant will receive 5.9 tons of NOx reduction. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 3 office.

Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than July 9, 2004.

Contact: Robert J. Stanton, P.E., NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561,; (845) 256-3048.


Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Goshen, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Amendments to the Town Zoning Code and Zoning Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an updated Comprehensive Plan and amendments to the Zoning Code and Zoning Map to implement the Comprehensive Plan in response to a number of factors affecting its quality-of-life and community character. The Comprehensive Plan includes a number of recommendations specific to natural resource protection, land use and zoning, residential development, economic development, traffic and transportation, and community facilities and services. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Code represent a significant step in ensuring development will follow the goals outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. The proposed Zoning Code includes a distinction between "Land Use District" and "Overlay Districts." Both the land use districts and the Overlay Districts are intended to implement the goals outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. The Town's Zoning Map has been revised to reflect the new Land Use Districts and Overlay Districts and to reflect the Town's desire to protect it community character by guiding residential and commercial development into appropriate locations throughout the Town. The project is located town-wide.

Contact: Honey Bernstein, 41 Webster Street, Goshen, NY 10924, phone: (845) 294-6250, fax: (845) 294-6541.


Manhattan/Bronx/Westchester - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Croton Aqueduct Inspection and Rehabilition Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The public comment period is June 7, 2004 to June 21, 2004. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposing to inspect and rehabilitate the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) from its beginning at the New Croton Reservoir in Yorktown, Westchester County, to the distribution system connections in the Bronx and Manhattan. The proposed project includes: dewatering of the NCA at the beginning of the proposed activities in order to provide access for the in-tunnel rehabilitation and inspection work as part of this project; the in-tunnel rehabilitation that was identified as necessary as a result of the 1993 and 1996 inspection of the northern 24-mile gravity flow section of the NCA including repairs to the brickwork lining and grouting of major voids, cracks, and leaks, together with consolidation grouting of the surrounding ground in some sections; inspection of the interior of the remaining 7-mile pressurized-flow section of the NCA; and inspection of the physical condition of the NCA access shafts and other above-ground facilities along the entire 31-mile length of the NCA. A coordinated environmental review was performed to evaluate the potential for environmental impacts to occur as a result of the proposed project. The NCA is a 31 mile long below ground structure that passes through Westchester, Bronx and New York Counties.

Contact: Constance Vavilis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-7262, fax: (718) 595-4479, email: constance@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Putnam County - The Town of North Salem Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the Orchard Hill, LLC, (Conference Center and Golf Club) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A Public Scoping Session on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at a location to be determined (additional notification will be circulated to agencies) at which time both verbal and written comments will be heard and accepted. The action involves an amendment to the Code of the Town of North Salem, Chapter 250, Zoning, Table of General Use Requirements for the R-4 (Rural Density Residential) zoning district to include two new principal uses by Town Board Special Permit: Conference, lodging and recreation facilities, and golf and country clubs associated with conference lodging and recreation facilities and to further amend Code Chapter 250 to include related supplemental regulations. The proposed action also includes the subsequent development of a proposed conference, lodging and recreation facility on an approximately 309 acre site, approximately 255 acres of which are located within the Town of North Salem, Westchester County, the remaining approximately 46 acres being located in the adjacent Town of Southeast, Putnam County. The proposed action includes the development of an approximately 200- room conference/lodging facility with related amenities including restaurants, spa, fitness area, meeting and banquet rooms along with an 18-hole golf course and related infrastructure and site improvements. The majority of the subject property (approximately 255 acres) is located on the north side of Hardscrabble Road, just east of the I-684 intersection, in the Town of North Salem, Westchester County, as designated on the Town of North Salem Tax Maps as Sheet 3, Block 1735, Lots 39 & 41 and Sheet 4, Block 1735, Lot 7. A portion of the subject property (approximately 46 acres) is located on the southerly side of Fields Lane, in the Town of Southeast, Putnam County, indicated in the submitted Petition as designated on the Town of Southeast Tax Maps as Block 2, Lot 87.

Contact: Veronica Howley, Town of North Salem Town Board, 266 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York, 10560, phone: (914) 669-5577, fax: (914) 669-8670.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City Council of the City of Yonkers, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ridge Hill Village. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 17, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grinton Will Library, Yonkers, NY. Comments will be accepted by the contact person until July 31, 2004. The action involves development of a mixed-use "enhanced lifestyle center", an outdoor retail, entertainment, dining and residential environment with a wide range of uses oriented around and along a pedestrian streetscape. The proposed action will permit commercial, multi-family residential and hotel/conference center uses along with accessory parking broken down as follows:

*Access improvements at Bates Avenue/Austin Avenue interchange of I-95 (NYS Thruway)
*Access improvements/new road connecting Ridge Hill to Tuckahoe Road
*Access improvements to Tuckahoe Road and Sprain Brook Parkway.

The project is located at 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY.

Contact: Dana Pavelchak, City Hall, 40 South Broadway, Room 403, Yonkers, NY 10701, phone: (914) 377-6060.


Westchester County - The Board of Education, Somers Central School District, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Expansion and Rehabilitation Project 2004. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 15, 2004 at 7:45 p.m. at the Somers Intermediate School, 240 Route 202, Somers, NY. Comments will be accepted by the Lead Agency contact person until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves 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.

parking for buses
a 4,500 gsf bus maintenance facility with staff offices
fuel storage.

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

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