ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Orange County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Orange County Open Space Plan as an Amendment to the Orange County Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an Open Space Plan for adoption by the County Legislature. This Open Space Plan will amend and supplement the adopted 2003 Orange County Comprehensive Plan.

Contact: David Church, Orange County Planning Department, 124 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924, phone: (845) 291-2318, fax: (845) 291-2533.


Ulster County - The Village of Saugerties Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kingston Boys and Girls Club, Inc. Commercial Recreation Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Applicant, the Kingston Boys and Girls Club, Inc., is a New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation and owner of a 0.156 acre lot at 45 Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties. The site is situated in the B-1 Central Business District as well as in the H: Historic Overlay District. The site is also located adjacent to the village municipal lot which includes the village hall municipal building, fire department, police department and a municipal parking lot.

The site had previously been improved by a masonry building in poor repair that was demolished in December 2003. The owner made an application on March 5, 2004 for Site Plan Approval to construct a new 6,400 +/- square foot one story building on this site for use as a Boys and Girls Club. The use of the proposed new building would be primarily for recreational programs for local children between the ages of 8 to 18. The principal use will include a gymnasium, game room and similar recreational facilities and programs, with limited accessory uses such as art programs, photography and educational and social programs.

Contact: Mary Frank, Village of Saugerties, 45 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY 12477, phone: (845) 246-2321.


Ulster County - The Town of Hurley Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tischler Health Management Group, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by the Tischler Health Management Group, L.L.C. and Peter J. Weider to (1) amend the zoning regulations of the Town of Hurley to permit medical and dental service facilities as a conditional use in the R-1, B-1, B-2 and IA Zones of the Town of Hurley, and (2) obtain site plan approval and a special use permit to construct such a facility on an 8.887 acre site on Route 375 and Witch Tree Road in the Town of Hurley. The project is located on Route 375 and Witch Tree Road in the Town of Hurley, Ulster County, New York. SBL# 27.018-02-8.31, 27.018-02-8.32 and 27.018-02-8.34.

Contact: Paul Hakim, Town of Hurley Planning Board, Post Office Box 11, Hurley, New York 12443, phone: (845) 331-7474.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hyde Park Commons 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 June 22, 2004 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Roosevelt High School, South Cross Road, Hyde Park. If the scoping session is adjourned due to time constraints, the next continuation date is June 24, 2004 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the National Park Service Wallace Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt property, Route 9, Hyde Park. The action involves development of a 277 acre site located along US Route 9 to construct 732 apartments for seniors and non age restricted persons, including a community center. The project will be constructed in four phases. The site will be served by the existing DCWWA water system along US Route 9 and an expansion of the wastewater treatment facility at the adjacent Ledges site.

Contact: Donna Knapp, Town of Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111.


Westchester/Putnam Counties - The Town of North Salem Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 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. The Town Board will hold a Public Scoping Session on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at a location to be determined at which time both verbal and written comments will be heard and accepted for consideration. 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 involves 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.

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 Supplemental EIS

Orange County - The Town of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Harriman Business Park Lot 4 Commercial subdivision and site plan. The close of the written comment period is July 11, 2004. The action involves a request for site plan approval and commercial subdivision approval for the retail development of a property known as ”lot 4” of the Harriman Business Park. The applicant proposes retail commercial construction totaling approximately 300,717 square feet, down from the previously proposed 325,000 + square foot retail development; along with accessory circulation, loading and parking areas.

The site comprises 40 acres of the overall 179-acre Harriman Business Park, which is a Business Park permitted pursuant to Chapter 57 of the Town of Monroe Code. The development of the overall Harriman Business Park was the subject of a Generic Environmental Impact review in 1989 and GEIS Findings adopted by the Lead Agency Town of Monroe Planning Board in May of 1991, and a subsequent Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement being undertaken in 1998, with Findings adopted in March of 1999. The instant lot was created following the completion of the Supplemental Generic EIS process, and it was planned that this lot be used for warehouse purposes. The current proposal, involving retail use of the parcel, involves different traffic characteristics than were previously evaluated, among others. Therefore, the Planning Board adopted a Positive Declaration on May 4, 2004 for the purpose of evaluating such impacts. It should be noted that the overall Harriman Business Park, of which this is the final lot, has been the subject of a Draft and Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for the purpose of environmental review in 1990-1991, and a Supplemental Draft and Final GEIS in 1998-1999. Accordingly, the instant document constitutes the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. It should be emphasized that, although there was no formal scoping procedure following the Lead Agency´s adoption of the Positive Declaration, the detailed reasons supporting the adoption of the Positive Declaration set forth the items identified as potentially significant environmental concerns by the Lead Agency. These included specific traffic impacts, visual and related impacts, erosion and stormwater quality impacts, earthwork and grading, water supply, wastewater disposal, and litter control.

Contact: Pat Malanaphy, Town of Monroe Planning Board, Town Hall, 11 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 783-1900 ext. 233.