ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Safe Drinking Water Act Grant Program For New York City Watershed Protection

Request for Proposals for Water Quality Improvement Projects : New York City Watershed

The New York City Watershed Protection Program will be advanced through funding from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act Grant Program. For federal fiscal year (FFY) 2005, $1.0 million will be available for Non-Point Source Abatement; Assessment, Planning and Research; and Outreach and Education projects in the New York City Watershed.

The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was enacted to protect the quality of drinking water in the United States of America. The New York City Watershed Protection Program provides financial assistance for projects as a part of the watershed program for protection and enhancement of the quality of source waters of the New York City water supply system. Projects include those that demonstrate, assess, or provide for comprehensive monitoring and surveillance and those that are necessary to comply with the criteria for avoiding filtration. The SDWA Grant Program is administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as part of the Department’s Water Quality Improvement Projects: New York City Watershed Protection Program.

All projects must meet the primary goal, to protect and enhance the quality or quantity of the New York City water supply, while preserving and enhancing the economic and social character of the communities in the New York City (NYC) Watershed. The proposed projects must be within the NYC Watershed. The NYC Watershed is defined as the land area within the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess, that contribute to the water supply system of NYC. Construction projects are not eligible.

A new WQIP 2005 Application Form must be submitted to be considered for funding. Applications from previous years will not be carried over.

Application materials for Water Quality Improvement Projects have been mailed to each municipality in the watershed. Copies are also available by calling DEC's Division of Water (518) 402–8164 or visiting DEC's website at www.dec.state.ny.us . All project applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2005.


Notice Of Revised Final Request For Proposals Issuance Date

ROCKLAND COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

FINAL REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
WASTEWATER SLUDGE CO-COMPOSTING FACILITY
INITIAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND OPERATIONS CONTRACTOR
AND YARD WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITY OPERATIONS

The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority is issuing a Final Request For Proposals (“FRFP”) for its Co-composting Facility and proposed Yard Waste Composting Facility. The Contractor shall (1) furnish all labor, materials, supplies, and equipment, (2) produce Compost Products by processing Wastewater Sludge and other Acceptable Materials with Wood Chips and Clean Wood Waste, (3) operate and maintain all equipment (except the scale system), (4) account for, store and market the recovered material ensuring its Beneficial Use, and dispose of rejects at the adjacent Transfer Station or Alternate Disposal Facility, (5) complete certain Initial Capital Improvements, and (6) secure all required construction-related permits.

The FRFP will be available beginning on February 2, 2005 from:
Bridget Gauntlett, Esq.
Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
420 Torne Valley Road
Hillburn, New York 10931
Telephone Number: (845) 753-2200


New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

Notice of Application to Participate

Applicant: One Point Street, Inc.
Site Name: BICC Cables
Site Number: C360051
Site Address: 1 Point Street, Yonkers, NY 10701
Site County: Westchester

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. The Applicant identified above has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department and is currently under review for eligibility. The property described in the application is identified by the Site Name and Site Number identified above and is located at the address above. The application proposes that the Applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site, to allow for residential and commercial use of the site.

The Department will accept public comments concerning the application, as well as, the following attached documents: a Proposed Remedial Action Plan dated December 2004, and a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (Binders 1, 2, 3, and 4) dated September 2003, December 2003 and September 10, 2004 for thirty days from January 26, 2005 through February 25, 2005. 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 the project under the Department’s oversight. The Department will require the Applicant to inform and involve the public during this process. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available in the document repository for this site located at the Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701.

All documents in the repository, with the exception of the Proposed Remedial Action Plan, have not been reviewed by 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.

The public is encouraged to offer comments in writing and refer questions to the Department representative identified below.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
ATTN: Sally Dewes
Phone #: (518) 402-9768

The Department’s web site provides additional information about the Brownfield Cleanup Program at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bcp.


Positive Declaration

Sullivan County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Shawanga Lodge (Project Number: 3-4840-00232/00001) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a resort complex consisting of a 250-room hotel and an approximately 300,000 square foot structure for conferences, entertainment and sporting events, along with associated parking and transportation facilities that include 825 surface parking spaces, up to 4,000 multiple-level garage parking spaces. In addition, the upgrade of the existing NYS Route 17 Exit No. 114 to a full diamond interchange is contemplated. Public scoping will be conducted following the receipt of a draft scope of issues. The public scoping process will help to ensure that the required Draft Environmental Impact Statement focuses on relevant issues. The project would be served by a centralized wastewater treatment facility. The project site is located on approximately 340.68 acres located on the north side of County Route 171 at the intersection of Shawanga Lodge Road in the Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3050.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Andrew’s Property – Hyde Park may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on February 7, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Road, Town of Hyde Park. The action involves a rezoning from MHL-20,000, R-60,000, OL, and LC to PGD to allow for subsequent development of the site with commercial, residential, educational and recreational uses, including a hotel/spa and conference center. The project is located on St. Andrew’s Road and Rt. 9, Hyde Park, NY.

Contact: Yancy McArthur, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111, E-mail: supervisorsecretary@hydeparkny.us.


Orange County - The Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Otisville Elementary School Capital Project 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 by the lead agency until close of business on February 9, 2005. A public scoping session will be held on February 2, 2005 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education Offices located on Route 6, Slate Hill, New York. The action involves the Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education proposing to construct an elementary school building complex to accommodate approximately 900-pupils. The parcel for construction of the new elementary school complex is located on Mount Hope Road between Finchville Tpk. and Grange Road. in the Town of Mount Hope, Orange County, New York. The project site is approximately 46 acres in size and consists of Tax Map 13, Block 1, Lot 6.32 and a portion of Map 10, Block 1, Lot 54.1.

Contact: Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education, Route 6, Slate Hill, NY 10973, phone: (845) 355-5120, fax (845) 355-5123.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Putnam County - The Town of Carmel Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Gateway Summit & The Fairways Projects. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until not less than 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves construction of a 150-unit senior housing development on The Fairways project site, and a nine-lot subdivision on the Gateway Summit site that will accommodate a mixture of commercial (hotel, auto dealership, restaurant, office space, convenience retail), semi-public (YMCA), open space and assisted living and senior housing uses. Construction of senior housing on these two sites is proposed in conformance with the Town's "Multi-Family Dwellings for Elderly" ordinance (Section 63-10.Y, Note 25 of the Town Code). The Gateway Summit project includes a zoning amendment and variance to accommodate the proposed hotel. The Fairways project is located on 100.2 acres situated generally within the boundaries of the existing Centennial Golf Club, south of Fair Street and east of Kelly Ridge Road in the Town of Carmel, Putnam County, New York. Also located in the Town of Carmel, the Gateway Summit site abuts The Fairways to the south and consists of 88.3 acres. The site has existing access to Route 6 and abuts the Centennial Golf Club property to the north and east. The Gateway Summit site borders the Town of Southeast at its southeastern property boundary, one quarter of a mile west of Interstate 84 (I-84), on the northern side of Route 6. The property is located approximately 1.4 miles east of the Town Center of Carmel, approximately 2.7 miles west of the New York State Route 312/I-84 interchange, and approximately 3.6 miles southwest of the NYS Route 311/84 interchange. The Gateway Summit project site is designated as tax map numbers 55-2-23.1, 55-2-24, 55-2-25, and 55.11-1-32. The Fairways project site is designated as tax map numbers 44-2-1 (includes 44-2-1-1 and 44-2-1-2), 44.15-2-2, and 44.15-2-4.

Contact: Magnus F. Sjoberg, Town of Carmel Planning Board, Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY 10541, phone: (845) 628-1500.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lighthouse Landing at Sleepy Hollow. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held February 8, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sleepy Hollow Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, and February 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sleepy Hollow Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, and February 15, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sleepy Hollow High School, 200 N. Broadway. Public comment period ends at least 10 days after the close of the public hearings. The action involves the redevelopment of the former General Motors automotive assembly plant site with a mixed-use waterfront project consisting of approximately 1,562 residential units, approximately 180,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 50,200 square feet of office space, a 147-room inn, an on-site train station, associated parking, and between 26-33 acres of open space. The project is located at the former General Motors automotive assembly plant site, 199 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York.

Contact: Dwight Douglas, Village of Sleepy Hollow, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, phone: (914) 366-5105, fax: (914) 631-5880.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of Mamaroneck Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Forest City Daly - Mixed Use Development. The action involves a petition for the amendment of the Town of Mamaroneck Zoning Ordinance for the construction of a mixed-use development on a 2.18 acre site on Madison Avenue in the Town of Mamaroneck at its intersection with Maxwell Avenue. The proposed development is for a 162-unit rental apartment building with structured parking plus commercial uses. The parcel is located on Madison Avenue and is bounded by Madison Avenue, Maxwell Avenue and Byron Place in the Town of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, NY.

Contact: Stephen V. Altieri, Town of Mamaroneck, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, phone: (914) 381-7810, fax: (914) 381-7809.


Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hartley Houses Revitalization. The action involves the redevelopment of the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority’s (NRMHA) Hartley Houses complex, located within the City of New Rochelle at the intersection of Horton Avenue and Brook Streets, at a more compatible neighborhood scale. This includes, among other actions: (i) adoption of an amendment to the Lincoln Avenue Urban Renewal Plan; (ii) rezoning of the proposed Hartley Houses redevelopment site to the PUD-AH district, and possible text change to accommodate the proposed housing types; (iii) revisions to the New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan to reflect the objectives of the amended Urban Renewal Plan; (iv) amendment of the Official Map to reopen Winthrop Avenue; (v) conveyance of City-owned property to the NRMHA; and (vi) site plan and/or subdivision approval by the Planning Board.

The proposed project calls for the removal of the five existing public housing towers and their replacement with primarily three-story townhouses and one new four-story structure spread across the Hartley site and neighboring parcels. The townhouses are intended to provide a mix of homeownership and rental units in order to provide a variety of living choices and help stabilize the neighborhood. The four-story building incorporates townhouse-style units on the first two floors, and elevator serviced apartments on the top two floors. To eliminate the superblock created by the existing Hartley Houses facility and provide for an integrated development pattern, Winthrop Avenue will be extended through the redevelopment site, reestablishing the neighborhood roadway grid. The currently proposed development concept would create 230 dwelling units, a net decrease of ten units from the number of existing apartments at the Hartley Houses.

The revitalization area is generally located around the intersection of Horton Avenue and Brook Street (51, 80 and 81 Winthrop Avenue, 60 and 70 Horton Avenue, and adjacent parcels), New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Lewis Wendell, Department of Development, City Hall, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801, phone: (914) 654-2185, fax: (914) 632-3626.