ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Rescheduling Notice

Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
Cocomposting Facility Draft RFP Preapplication Meeting/Tour Time Changed to 1:30 p.m.

The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority (RCSWMA) has issued a Draft Request for Proposals for its Cocomposting Facility and proposed Yard Waste Facility. The preapplication meeting and site tour date remains Wednesday, November 17, 2004, the meeting time has been rescheduled to 1:30 PM. It will be held at the Authority's Conference Center at the address below. Copies of the Draft RFP and supporting documents are available c/o:

RCSWMA
420 Torne Valley Road
Hillburn, NY 10931
phone: (845) 753-2200

Please note that while attendance at the preapplication meeting is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended.


Public Notice

Ulster County - Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of General Services has declared that Fairway Drive, located in the Town of Ulster, County of Ulster, is no longer useful for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved October 15, 2004.

Contact: Ellen Manning, Office of General Services, Bureau of Land Management, 26th Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, phone: (518) 474-2194, fax: (518) 473-0011.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Dover Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Selective Timber Harvesting will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves selective harvesting of mature, over-mature, and diseased and dying trees (White Ash and Hemlock) to promote the growth of the overcrowded smaller trees. Property is located in Resource Conservation District and the project area covers approximately 47 acres. Approximately one in ten trees will be removed. No truck roads will be constructed for the project and there are no DEC wetlands or classified streams on the site. The loading area is on Carlson Road in order to protect the small, intermittent stream and improve site distances. The project is located at 295 Duell Hollow Road, Wingdale, NY.

Contact: Ann Larsen, Planning Board Chairperson, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover, New York 12522, phone: (845) 832-3260, fax:(845) 832-0370, Email: doveroffice@townofdover.us.


Dutchess County - The Dover Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Selective Timber Harvesting will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a property which is approximately 60 acres and located on Dutchess County Route 24 in the Resource Conservation and the Stream Overlay District in the Town of Dover, Dutchess County. The project is to remove mature, over-mature, and diseased and dying trees to allow younger trees to develop. The land is covered in forest stands (about 350 trees/acre) and harvesting will only result in about 8 trees/acre to be removed. No harvesting will take place between May 15 and September 30 to protect any rattlesnakes within 1.5 miles of the site. The harvesting will actually improve the visual appearance of the land. DEC has issued a stream crossing permit for Wells Brook Tributary to Ten Mile River.

Contact: Ann Larsen, Planning Board Chairperson, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover, New York 12522, phone: (845) 832-3260, fax:(845) 832-0370, Email: doveroffice@townofdover.us.


Putnam County - The Town of Southeast, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to the Town Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town Board of the Town of Southeast has embarked upon a process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and local land use regulations to protect the community character and environmental quality of the Town. On June 20, 2002, the Town Board adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Code, Architectural Review Board Code, Historic Sites Code, Subdivision Code and Junkyards Code, which comprise the proposed action, are intended to achieve a number of objectives defined within the Comprehensive Plan and which are more fully described in the Environmental Assessment Form prepared for the proposed action. The project is townwide throughout the Town of Southeast.

Contact: John Dunford, Town Supervisor, Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509, phone: (845) 279-4313.


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 the following:

1) Amendments to Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989, The Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock, regarding Personal Wireless Service Communication Facilities: These Zoning Law Amendments 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 amendments will also allow personal wireless service facilities in the Town‘s Commercial Zoning Districts. The amendments will serve to 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.

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 the creation of new facilities which utilize drive through windows in the Town of Woodstock .

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. 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, Ulster County, NY.

Contact: Angela Sweet, Town of Woodstock, Woodstock, NY., phone: (845) 679-2113, ext. 7, E-mail: Asweet@woodstockny.org.


Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Master Plan 2004 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Phelps campus an approximately 61-acre site located in the H-Hospital Zoning District in the northwest corner of the Village of Sleepy Hollow. The Applicant has recently acquired approximately 7.5 acres of NYSDOT land that abuts Phelps‘s northern boundary. Approximately 2.5 acres lies within the Village of Sleepy Hollow, with the balance located in the Town of Mount Pleasant. The Applicant has submitted petitions to permit the annexation of the 5 acres currently in the Town of Mount Pleasant into the Village of Sleepy Hollow, and to have this land accepted and designated as part of the H-Hospital Zoning District in the Village. This land would be used for the construction of parking areas.

The Proposed Action also includes new, expanded, or relocated facilities for a number of hospital services, including:

Project Location: 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Contact: Sean McCarthy, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, phone: (914) 366-5124, fax: (914) 631-0607.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Meadows at Hyde Park may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on November 9, 2004 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY. The project sponsor proposes to develop the 116 acre site located along Cream Street (CR-39) and construct 74 single family homes in a cluster subdivision. The cluster subdivision will preserve approximately 26 acres of open space that will be owned and maintained by a Homeowners Association and will be used for recreation. The open space area includes approximately 14.5 acres of protected wetlands and 6 acres of federal wetlands.

The proposed action includes the above described application, as well as all local, regional and state approvals necessary to authorize the development of the site in accordance with the proposed development plans. The project is located on Cream Street, County Route 39, In the Town of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Sullivan County - The Town of Thompson Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Mohawk Mountain Casino Resort Project. The action involves the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Tribe), through a development agreement with Caesars Entertainment, Inc. f/k/a Park Place Entertainment Corporation, proposing to build a casino resort complex to be called the Mohawk Mountain Casino Resort (“Project”). The Project design contemplates a 750 room hotel and 165,000 sq. ft. casino and support area, a 2,500 seat theater and several restaurants spread across 66 acres, with a 5,010 stall parking garage on an adjacent 108 acre parcel. On October 10, 2001, the Town of Thompson Planning Board received applications for site plan review and subdivision approval related to the Project, which it is currently considering. The project is located along the east side of Anawana Lake Road (C.R. 103) in the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York, approximately 3 miles north of the Village of Monticello.

Contact: Nora Hughson, Town of Thompson Planning Board, Town of Thompson Town Hall, 4052 Route 42, Monticello, NY 12701, phone: (845) 794-2500.