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6NYCRR Part 40 Notice of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0340-b, 13-0340-e and 13-0340-f, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption of 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine fish. This notice will be published in issue 41 of the State Register, dated 10/13/2004 and was effective upon filing on 9/27/2004.

For further information contact:
Alice Weber, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Former Austin Avenue Landfill
City of Yonkers, Westchester 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. Austin Avenue Brownfield Redevelopment, LLC has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on September 24, 2004. The property described in the application is located at Austin Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10710. 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 October 6, 2004 through November 4, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicant’s request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicant’s 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 Department’s oversight. A copy of the application as well as copies of the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment and application attachments are available in the document repository for this site located at the Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, New York 10701.

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
Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561
ATTN: Drew Lent


Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority Draft RFP

ROCKLAND COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

DRAFT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
SLUDGE COCOMPOSTING FACILITY OPERATIONS AND
INITIAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS CONTRACTOR
AND YARD WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITY OPERATIONS

The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority is issuing a Draft Request For Proposals (DRFP) for its Cocomposting Facility and proposed Yard Waste Composting Facility. The Contractor shall (1) furnish all labor, materials, supplies, and equipment, as detailed in the DRFP, (2) produce Compost Products in accordance with specifications set forth in the DRFP by processing Wastewater Sludge and other Acceptable Materials, including Yard Waste, (3) operate and maintain all equipment (except the scale system), (4) account for, store and market the recovered material ensuring its Beneficial Use, and dispose of rejects at the adjacent Transfer Station or an alternate disposal facility, (5) complete certain capital improvements, and (6) secure all required construction-related permits. The Contractor will also provide pricing for operation and maintenance of a Yard Waste Composting Facility.

The DRFP will be available beginning on October 15, 2004 from:

Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
420 Torne Valley Road
Hillburn, New York 10931
Telephone Number: (845) 753-2200

The DRFP is being made available to Proposers in compliance with New York State Municipal Law, Section 120-w. A pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority Conference Center at its Hillburn, New York offices. Although not mandatory, attendance at the meeting is strongly encouraged.


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hartley Houses Revitalization may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The proposed action is the redevelopment of the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority’s (NRMHA) Hartley Houses complex, located within the City of New Rochelle at the intersection of Horton Avenue and Brook Streets, at a more compatible neighborhood scale. This includes, among other actions: (i) adoption of an amendment to the Lincoln Avenue Urban Renewal Plan; (ii) rezoning of the proposed Hartley Houses redevelopment site to the PUD-AH district, and possible text change to accommodate the proposed housing types; (iii) revisions to the New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan to reflect the objectives of the amended Urban Renewal Plan; (iv) amendment of the Official Map to reopen Winthrop Avenue; (v) conveyance of City-owned property to the NRMHA; and (vi) site plan and/or subdivision approval by the Planning Board.

The proposed project calls for the removal of the five existing public housing towers and their replacement with primarily three-story townhouses and one new four-story structure spread across the Hartley site and neighboring parcels. The townhouses are intended to provide a mix of homeownership and rental units in order to provide a variety of living choices and help stabilize the neighborhood. The four-story building incorporates townhouse-style units on the first two floors, and elevator serviced apartments on the top two floors. To eliminate the superblock created by the existing Hartley Houses facility and provide for an integrated development pattern, Winthrop Avenue will be extended through the redevelopment site, reestablishing the neighborhood roadway grid. The currently proposed development concept would create 230 dwelling units, a net decrease of ten units from the number of existing apartments at the Hartley Houses.

Contact: Lewis Wendell, Department of Development, City Hall, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801, phone: (914) 654-2190, fax: (914) 632-3626.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Orange County - The Hamptonburgh Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Four Seasons at Hamptonburgh, Age-Restricted Residential Community, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments to the Town Board on the Draft DEIS Scope will be accepted until October 15, 2004. A public scoping session will be held on October 4, 2004 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall. The action involves the development and construction of approximately 340 active adult age-restricted single-family homes and townhomes and associated recreational amenities and other facilities on approximately 400 acres of real property located at NYS Route 416 and Eager Road in the Town of Hamptonburgh.

The community is proposed to include 269 single-family homes, 71 townhomes, a variety of recreational amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, putting greens, and walking trails. In general, ownership of the homes within the community would be restricted, as required by the Town of Hamptonburgh’s Zoning Law, to residents 55 years of age or older.

The proposed development site is roughly bounded by Eager Road to the north, railroad tracks to the east, and Route 416 to the west. The project proposes the main point of ingress and egress from Eager Road with an emergency entrance also from Eager Road. Two additional non-contiguous lots are proposed as part of the Project, one on the west side of Route 416 proposed for the sewage treatment plant and one on the north side of Eager Road to remain as open space. The Project is proposed to be served by the on-site sewage treatment plant and disposal fields, as well as by water production wells, and treatment and storage facilities.

The project is located approximately 400 acres of real property located on the old Lana Loebell Horse Farm located on the south side of Eager Road and to the east of Route 416 in the Town of Hamptonburgh, County of Orange, State of New York.

Contact: Diane J. Fortuna, Town of Hamptonburgh, 18 Bull Road, Campbell Hall, New York 10916, phone: (845) 427-2424, fax: (845) 427-7096.


Westchester County - The Village of Bronxville Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Kensington, Bronxville 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 October 13, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronxville Library, 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY. The action involves a proposal to acquire from the Village of Bronxville a parcel of real property located on Kensington Road (Section 11, Block 5, Lots 1, 6 and 16), and to construct on the property an approximately 110,000 square foot, 4 story, 65 unit condominium development with a 300 space parking garage underneath. Approximately 100 of the parking spaces would serve the condominium units, and 200 spaces would be used by the Village of Bronxville for public parking pursuant to the terms of a permanent easement in favor of the Village.

Contact: Vincent Pici, Village Hall, 200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708, phone: (914) 337-7338, fax: (914) 337-0158.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Mount Kisco Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Sarles Estates Subdivision. A joint public hearing on the Draft EIS and on the Subdivision, Wetlands Permit, and Steep Slopes Permit Applications will be held on October 26, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, Village of Mount Kisco, 104 Main Street, Mount Kisco, New York. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the Contact Person until not less than 10 calendar days following the close of the SEQR hearing. The action involves subdivision approval by the Village of Mount Kisco Planning Board to develop a 25.00-acre property for 16 single family residences, in accordance with existing zoning. Infrastructure improvements including connections to municipal water and sewer services, on-site stormwater management facilities, and off-site traffic improvements are proposed. The project is located southwest of the intersection of South Bedford Road (NYS Route 172) and Sarles Street in the Village of Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York; designated as Tax Map Number 80.44-1-1. The property borders on the Town line with the Town of Bedford.

Contact: Joseph Cosentino, Village of Mount Kisco Planning Board, 104 Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, phone: (914) 241-0500.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westchester Community College Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement. The action involves an assessment of the potential impacts of the 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

Contact: Patrick Natarelli, Westchester County Department of Planning, 148 Martine Avenue, Room 432, White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 995-4406.