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Notice of Additional Hearing on DEIS

Westchester County - The New York State Division of Lottery, as lead agency, has decided to hold an additional public hearing on the Draft EIS for the proposed Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at Yonkers Raceway. The original notice was published in the June 23, 2004 issue of the ENB

Public Hearing on the DEIS: A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. A continuation of the public hearing will be held on July 22, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Yonkers Raceway, 810 Central Park Avenue, in the City of Yonkers, New York. All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the public hearing. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements.

Public Comment Period: The written comment period on the DEIS has been extended and will be accepted by the contact person (see below) until August 2, 2004.

Copies of the DEIS are available for review at: the Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, New York 10701, and at the Grinton I. Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10710.

Copies also may be obtained from the contact person: Robert J. McLaughlin, Esq., General Counsel, New York State Division of Lottery (Lottery), One Broadway Center, Schenectady, NY 12301, Telephone Number: (518) 388-3408, Email: rmclaughlin@lottery.state.ny.us.

6NYCRR Part 41 – Notice of Adoption

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 Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated 7/14/2004.

For further information contact:
Lisa P. Tettelbach, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.. Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444–0478
Email: lptettle@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Supplemental EIS

New York City (Bronx) And Westchester Counties – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. The project involves designing, constructing, and operating a 290–million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton Water Supply System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York.

This SEIS was 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 evaluated 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.

Rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures would occur to repair and maintain the aqueduct irrespective of the location of the proposed plant at any of the sites or the construction of the Croton WTP at any of the sites. The repairs are required to preserve the aqueduct and prevent it from falling into disrepair.

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, email: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.