ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Hudson River Psychiatric Center Landfill Area 6
City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County State of New York

The New York Sate Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Voluntary Cleanup Program. The Voluntary Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. Hudson Heritage CPCR Ventures, L.L.C. entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with the Department in April 2004 to remediate environmental concerns at a landfill used by the Psychiatric Center for the disposal of coal ash, municipal solid waste, and construction & demolition debris from approximately 1964 - 1974. The approximately 2.5 acre landfill is located at 373 North Road, Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York identified on the Dutchess County Tax Map as Town 134689, Section 6163, Block 03, Lot 011149. The site is located on the southwestern portion of the now vacant Hudson River Psychiatric Center east of State Highway 9 and west of State Highway 9G. A small tributary to the Hudson River is located at the southern end of the site. Hudson Heritage submitted a Supplemental Closure Investigation Report and a Remedial Action Work Plan to close the landfill pursuant to the State regulations governing solid waste management facilities, 6 NYCRR § 360. The Work Plan proposes to consolidate the waste mass, cover the landfill with a low permeability barrier layer and remove potentially contaminated sediments from the streambed. The Department has reviewed the Plan and has determined the document to be conceptually acceptable pending public comment.

The Department will receive public comments on the Plan for thirty days from November 24, 2004 to December 31, 2004. The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement, Supplemental Closure Investigation Report and the Remedial Action Work Plan for the subject site are available for review at the NYSDEC office listed below and at the Adriance Memorial Library located at 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing on this action within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department’s imposing significant changes to the Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Andrew D. Lent, NYSDEC Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 200 White Plains Road 5th Floor, Tarrytown, New York 10591-5805, phone #(914) 332-1835 ext. 321. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Carl Obermeyer, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone #(518) 402-7880.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Former A.C. Dutton Lumber Yard
City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
State of New York

NOTICE CORRECTION
Comment Period Extended
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. Hudson Poughkeepsie Waterfront, LLC has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on September 28, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 2 Hoffman Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 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 and residential purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from November 24, 2004 through December 24, 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 is available in the following document repositories for this site located at the Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; NYSDEC - Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561; and NYSDEC - Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.

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
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7014
ATTN: Brad Brown


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cross County Shopping Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the renovation of the open air pedestrian mall; renovation of the exiting eight (8) story office building; addition of approximately 222,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space; construction of a new customer parking structure for approximately 2,000 cars; on-site traffic improvements and off-site traffic improvements. The project is located at 808 Central Park Avenue, Block 5170 Lots 80 - 200 in the City of Yonkers.

Contact: Lee J. Ellman, Yonkers Planning Bureau, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, New York 10701, phone: (914) 377-6557, fax: (914) 377-6552, email: Lee.Ellman.@cityofyonkers.com.


Westchester County - The Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed All About Recycling, Inc. may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposed development of a construction and demolition debris transfer station, construction yard and concrete batch plant ("cement mixing & redi-mix delivery") on an approximately 2-acre site. The proposed project requires site plan approval by the Yonkers Planning Board for the batch plant and a special use permit for the construction and demolition debris transfer station by the Planning Board and the Yonkers City Council. The project site is adjacent to the Saw Mill River in a reach of the river that is an Army Corp of Engineers flood control channel. The project is located at 451 Old Nepperhan Avenue, Block 3100 Lots 20 & 40, in the City of Yonkers.

Contact: Lee J. Ellman, Yonkers Planning Bureau, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, New York 10701, phone: (914) 377-6557, fax: (914) 377-6552, E-mail:lee.ellman@cityofyonkers.com.