Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice Of Revised Draft SPDES Permits

New York State
Department Of Environmental Conservation

Applicant: Crossroads Ventures, LLC, PO Box 267, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

Project: The Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park

DEC Application Numbers: 0-9999-00096/00005 - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (Big Indian)
0-9999-00096/00009 - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (Wildacres)

Project Description/Application Status: Crossroads Ventures, LLC has submitted applications for a proposed development to be known as "The Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park." These applications and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) were determined to be complete on November 26, 2003. DEC legislative public hearings pursuant to 6 NYCRR Parts 617, 621 and 624 have been held before Administrative Law Judge Richard R. Wissler. A pre-adjudicatory hearing Issues Conference commenced on May 25, 2004.

The project site is located in the Towns of Shandaken (Ulster Co.) and Middletown (Delaware Co.), within the New York City Catskill and Delaware Watershed (the Pepacton and Ashokan Reservoirs), and within the boundaries of the New York State Catskill Park. The project is adjacent to the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

The project is divided into two related but geographically distinct developments:

The proposed Big Indian Plateau would be developed on a 1,242 acre site east of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. A total of 331 acres would be developed to build an 18-hole golf course, a 150-room hotel, and 183 additional hotel/detached lodging units in 77 buildings, and related infrastructure. This project site lies within the New York City Ashokan Reservoir watershed, and would be served by central water (provided by on-site wells) and central wastewater treatment, with effluent discharge to Birch Creek and/or golf course irrigation.

The proposed Wildacres Resort would be developed on 242 acres of a 718 acre site west of the Belleayre Ski Center and would include an 18-hole golf course, a 250-room hotel, 168 additional hotel/detached lodging units in 21 buildings, and a 21-lot subdivision of single-family homes, and related infrastructure. This project would be served by central water (provided by the Village of Fleischmanns water system) and central wastewater treatment, with effluent discharged to an unnamed tributary of Emory Brook and/or golf course irrigation. This site is within the New York City Pepacton Reservoir watershed.

Draft SPDES Permits:
Department staff had prepared separate draft SPDES permits for the Big Indian and Wildacres components of the project as part of its November 26, 2003 determination of completeness. These draft permits contained staff proposed effluent limitations and monitoring requirements for the wastewater treatment and stormwater treatment discharges planned for the development. As a result of comments and information presented during the public hearing issues conference, DEC has made a decision to revise the draft SPDES permits. Substantive revisions are as follows:

Big Indian Plateau

Big Indian Plateau and Wildacres Resort

Document Availability:

The revised draft SPDES permits, are available for review at the Department's Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-3042, during normal business hours between 8:30 AM and 4:45 PM, Monday through Friday, contact: Brenda Bubenicek at (845) 256-3021 or Alexander F. Ciesluk, Jr. at (845) 256-3014.

Proposed phosphorus TMDL revisions relating to the draft SPDES permits are available for the Ashokan and Pepeacton Reservoirs. Fact sheets containing this information can be obtained by contacting:

Bureau of Water Assessment and Management
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3502
Telephone: (518) 402-8179

Written Comments:
All written comments concerning the revised draft SPDES permits must be received by December 17, 2004 and must be sent to the Department Contact Person:

Alexander F. Ciesluk, Jr.
Deputy Regional Permit Administrator
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620

Public Notice - Issuance of Final RFP


A copy of the final RFP is available from Greene County Solid Waste, c/o Robert J. Van Valkenburg, Superintendent, 240 West Main Street, P.O. Box 485, Catskill, NY, 12414, 518-943-4600, and from Columbia County Solid Waste, c/o Jolene Race, Director, 401 State Street, Hudson, NY, 12534, 518-828-2737. All proposals must be received by December 14, 2004.

Positive Declaration

Schenectady County - The Town of Glenville Planning and Zoning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed “Ryraka Woods” Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposed 19-lot residential subdivision. The project is located on Rosemere Road, Town of Glenville.

Contact: Kevin Corcoran, Town of Glenville Planning Department, Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302, phone: (518) 688-1200, ext. 407, fax: (518) 384-0140, E-mail: kcorcoran@townofglenville.org.