ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Red Hook Village Bd. of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law amending section 200-2 "Definitions," amending Section 200-12 "Neighborhood Mixed Use" ("NMU") District, and adding a new section 200-16(E) "Design Guidelines" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The purpose of the NMU district is to provide for an area of residential and commercial mixed uses. The commercial uses would serve the nearby residential areas and supplement the commercial uses on South Broadway and Market Street. Site plan approval is required for all uses and changes of use except for one-family and two-family dwellings. The principal permitted uses include residential, municipal, and commercial uses. There are several accessory uses permitted as well as specific zoning provisions for senior housing, commercial day care facilities, and townhouses. The project is located in the Village of Red Hook, Dutchess County.

Contact: David Cohen,Town Hall, 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, phone: (845) 758-1081, fax: (845) 758-5146, Email: info@redhooknyvillage.org.


Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed management objectives expressed in the draft 2004 Unit Management Plan Amendment for Belleayre Mountain/Intensive Use Area, will not have a significant environmental impact.

The proposed management objectives address the operation and development of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, and are in keeping with the guidelines set forth in the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan. Proposed objectives under this plan include: modernization of a ski lift by converting it from fixed grip to detachable chairs, and safety widening and regrading of two access connections between ski trails. The ski lift work will be performed within the existing footprint of the lift and will enhance public safety and aid in serving disabled skiers. The trail work will enhance public safety along two trail connector segments 50 and 80 feet long respectively. This trail work will require the removal of 19 trees over 3" in diameter breast high.

The Amendment, which will be incorporated into the 1998 Unit Management Plan, is classified as a Type I action under SEQRA. An Environmental Assessment Form and a detailed Notice of Determination of Non-Significance are on file and available for review by interested parties. The ski center location is not within a bird conservation area. No endangered or threatened species, or their respective habitats, will be impacted by the proposed management objectives. Belleayre’s storm water pollution prevention plan, which is filed with the Division of Water and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, will be amended prior to the start of any construction activities. Actions requiring mechanical excavation will incorporate appropriate erosion and siltation control measures. All excavated areas will be graded, seeded, and mulched at the completion of construction. Tree removal will be done within the guidelines of existing Department Forest Preserve policy.

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center/Intensive Use Area is located off State Route 28, Highmount, Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, NY.

Contact: Thomas R. Folts, General Manager of Forest Parks, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233-5253, phone: (518) 457-2500, fax: (518) 402-9053.


Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Chester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Parkland Alienation at Summerfield Park; comprehensive traffic and parking improvement program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of approximately 850 square feet of existing parkland in the southwest corner of Summerfield Park. In return, 2400 square feet of new parkland would be added to the park on its west and north sides. The Proposed Action includes traffic calming improvements and municipal parking expansion. The project is located at the intersection of King Street/Broad Street/Willett Avenue, Village of Port Chester, Westchester County.

Contact: Richard Falanka, Village Hall, 10 Pearl Street, Port Chester, New York 10573, phone: (914) 939-2200.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Newburgh, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Britain Commons may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2004. A public scoping session will be held on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Newburgh Town Hall, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY. The action involves a 388 unit condominium project on a 67 acre parcel, to be served by municipal water and sewer. The project has frontage on Little Britain Road (NYS Route 207) approximately 1,200 feet east of its intersection with Old Little Britain Road, and West of Wisner Avenue.

Contact: Norma Jacobson, Planning Board Secretary, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone: (845) 564-7804, fax: (845) 564-7802.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Amenia Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amenia Hills Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Amenia Town Hall on Mechanic Street in Amenia, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 21, 2005. The action involves approval from the Town of Amenia Planning Board for subdivision of a ±44.41-acre parcel of land into 19-lots for development of single-family dwellings. The site is located on Depot Hill Road just south of its intersection with Prospect Avenue and Powerhouse Road. Two new access points would serve the subdivision off Depot Hill Road and would be developed with slightly more than 2,200 feet of new Town road. The proposed subdivision has been planned in a single phase. Water supply is to be provided from the Town of Amenia’s community water supply system with on-site septic waste disposal. In addition to subdivision approval from the Planning Board several other permits from local, County, and State agencies are required. Most of the project site is currently used for agricultural production and there is a State Protected Freshwater Wetland and a tributary to the Cascade Brook found on the site. The site is surrounded by residential and agricultural uses and there are also a variety of public utilities including a water tower, cell tower, utility lines and a roadway found in close proximity to the site. The DEIS discusses the No Action Alternative as well as a cluster development alternative of 29 lots and a conventional development alternative of 29 lots. The project is located on Depot Hill Road in the Residential Medium Density (RM) Zoning District, Town of Amenia.

Contact: Lana Anguin-Cohen, Town of Amenia, P.O. Box 126, Amenia, NY 12501, phone: (845) 373-8860, fax: (845) 373-9147.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Thalle Industries Inc. Mine Expansion. The applicant proposes to expand its rock quarry operation by 29 acres at locations immediately east and south of its existing mining operation. Approximately 13.4 million tons of rock are proposed to be mined within the expansion area over an estimated period of 38 years in a four phase sequence. Thalle Ind., proposes to utilize a bench design using 25 foot high faces and 20 foot wide benches which necessitates a variance from the minimum setback requirements contained in the Mined Land Reclamation requirements.

The expansion proposal includes locating a portable primary crusher within the expansion area and using covered field conveyors to transport crushed stone to the existing mineral processing area. The modified processing facilities require an Air Resources State Facility permit.

The operation of the site also involves the point discharge of stormwater into an unnamed tributary of Clove Creek at two locations within the northerly section of the existing mine. The applicant also proposes to direct drainage from areas up-slope of the southerly phases of the mine by means of an excavated drainage channel to existing drainage associated with DOT drainage along NYS Route 9. This work requires the issuance of a Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the Clean Waters Act.

The Thalle mine and proposed expansion area are located on the east side of US Route 9 approximately one and three quarter miles south of Interstate 84, in the Town of Fishkill, Dutchess County , NY.

Contact: Michael D Merriman, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, phone: (845) 256-3165.