ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Notice of Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Newburgh, as lead agency, has scheduled a Public Scoping Session, based upon a positive declaration, for December 13, 2004 at 6:00 p.m, at the Town Hall, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550 for the “Britain Commons” project, a 388 unit residential condominium development on 67 acres in the R-3/O Residential Zoning District. The project is located north of Little Britain Road (NYS Route 207), approximately 1,200 feet east of its intersection with Old Little Britain Road, and west of Wisner Avenue. The Planning Board will also accept written comments received at the Planning Board office on or before 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 23, 2004. Please direct all questions and written comments to the SEQR contact person: Norma Jacobsen, Planning Board Secretary, Town of Newburg Planning Department, Old Town Hall, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone (845) 564-7804, fax (845)564-7802.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Yorktown rezoning of residential properties in the Hunterbrook area. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 11, 2005 and January 12, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 25, 2005. This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hunterbrook rezoning has been incorporated into the Draft Generic EIS for the Comprehensive Plan and its related rezoning. The proposed action is the residential rezoning of parcels from R-40 and R1-80 (one and two acre zoning) to R1-160 requiring four acres. The Hunterbrook area is described by the following boundaries: on the north: Jacobs Road from the Cortlandt Town line east to Hunterbrook Road; south along Hunterbrook Road to the existing zoning boundary at the northern edge of the Mohansic Golf Course. On the east: Baldwin Road; on the south: Underhill Avenue; Croton Lake Road west to the Cortlandt Town Line. The project is located in the Town of Yorktown, Westchester County.

Contact: John Tegeder, Town of Yorktown Planning Department, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, phone: (914) 962-6565, fax: (914) 962-3986.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility. The NYCDEP proposes to construct and place into operation an Ultraviolet Light (UV) Disinfection Facility (“UV Facility”). The UV Facility would improve and ensure high quality water for the Catskill/Delaware Water Supply System. The proposed facility would be located in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York with ancillary facilities in the Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York and at the NYCDEP Kensico Reservoir campus in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York. The Eastview Site is preferred for the location of the proposed UV Facility due to the advantages in the location of the Eastview Site with respect to the long-term goals for the City’s water supply.

In accordance with the terms of the November 2002 Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the proposed UV Facility is being introduced to meet the water supply needs of the City and to safeguard the City’s compliance with state and federal drinking water standards. The UV Facility would provide disinfection of a maximum flow of 2,020 million gallons per day (mgd) with an average flow of 1,310 mgd of the Catskill/Delaware System. The introduction of this additional disinfection “barrier” would significantly enhance the City’s water supply protection program. The Town of Mount Pleasant and water suppliers downstream of the proposed facility in lower Westchester County would also benefit from the treated water from this project.

The proposed project includes the construction of a UV Facility for treatment of the Catskill and Delaware Water Supplies on a NYCDEP-owned, mostly vacant and vegetated parcel of land with a minor stream and associated wetland areas. The UV Facility equipment would be housed within a UV main building. Additional construction would include an electrical substation and emergency generator building for supplying power and emergency standby power to the UV Facility; various raw and treated water piping, valves and appurtenances; and forebay structures to connect the raw and treated water piping to the existing Catskill and Delaware Aqueducts would also be required to support the facility.

Potential significant adverse impacts identified in the Final EIS for the UV Facility include traffic, natural resources, and historic resources. During the construction period for the UV Facility, temporary adverse impacts identified include noise and traffic.

The Final EIS will be available for inspection by the public at repositories located within New York City and Westchester County, New York as well as on NYCDEP's website (http://www.nyc.gov/dep).

Project Location: Town of Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Walker Road and Grasslands Road/Route 100C.

Contact: Mark Page, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email:mpage@dep.nyc.gov.