ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster in the Catskill Forest Preserve

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Forest Preserve Roads Policy

Contact Information: Copies of this proposed Policy can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The Policy is also available on the Departmentís website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/index.html . Written comments are welcome and should be sent to the contact person listed below until April 11, 2005.

Contact Person: Peter Frank
NYS DEC
Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
(518) 473-9518

Project Location: This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington and in the Catskill Forest Preserve in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Project Description: This is a new policy that will be adopted that establishes procedures and protocols for the maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, widening and new construction of roads and State truck trails under the jurisdiction of the DEC in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. It applies to Forest Preserve lands in units classified by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) as Wild Forest, Primitive, or Canoe Area or classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest.

Road and State truck trails are nonconforming in areas classified by the APSLMP and CPSLMP as Wilderness. In addition, this policy does not apply to roads or State truck trails in Intensive Use Areas and Administrative Use Areas.

This policy is intended to be consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency which provides guidance concerning ordinary maintenance, rehabilitation, and minor relocation of conforming structures and improvements on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park.


6NYCRR Part 41 Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 7 of the State Register, dated 2/16/2005.

For further information contact:
Julie Ventaloro, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.. Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0492
E-mail: jlvental@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 356012, known as the Numrich Arms site. This site is located in the Town of Hurley, in the County of Ulster, and is located at Williams Lane, West Hurley, NY. The reason for deletion is:

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: Daniel Eaton
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7015

All written comments must be received by March 11, 2005. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters in New Paltz, NY.

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Availability of Remediation Work Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteer: S.F. Properties, LLC

Site Name and Number: Former Swivelier Company Site, VCP No. V00520-3

Project Location: This property consists of a 6 acre parcel located at 33 Route 304, Village of Nanuet, Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York, NYSDEC Region 3.

Project Location and History: This property was occupied by the former Swivelier Company, located at 33 Route 304 in a residential/commercial area of the Town of Clarkstown, New York. A 32,000 square-foot building is located on a six-acre parcel surrounded by paved parking lots. The Swivelier Company operation in a portion of the building included the assembly, manufacture, warehousing, and distribution of lighting fixtures from 1956 to 1997. In 1980, following various complaints received by the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDH), chemical testing of the discharge from an outfall pipe and surface waters in the drainage ditch along the western portion of the site indicated elevated levels of chlorinated VOCs. This contamination was determined to be a result of Swivelierís discharge of wastewater into the drainage ditch. The use of these chemicals was subsequently discontinued by Swivelier in 1980. The site is listed on the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites as Site #344036, a Class 2 site. A Class 2 site is an inactive hazardous waste disposal site that "presents a significant threat to the public health or the environment".

Project Description: The Remedial Action Work Plan Report - Groundwater, Former Swivelier Company Site (RAWP) describes the proposed remediation activities to be performed under the NYSDECís Voluntary Cleanup Program, including soil and groundwater remediation using in situ (in-place) chemical oxidation. This process breaks down the contaminants into inert byproducts. In addition, a sub-slab depressurization system is proposed within the on-site building to eliminate VOCs present in the soil vapor below the building slab that have the potential to impact indoor air quality.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the RAWP for the site (described above) are available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received 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 Departmentís imposing significant changes to a 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: Thomas Gibbons, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016 or call at (518) 402-9768. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Bridget Callaghan, Project Manager, New York State Department of Health, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 or call at 1(800) 458-1158, Ext. 27880.

The Work Plan is available for review at the NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3154, Hours: Mon.- Fri., 8:30 am to 4:45 pm or at the Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church Street, Nanuet, NY 10954, Phone: (845) 623-4281, Hours: Mon.-Thur., 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Fri. and Sat., 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sun., 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The Village of Monticello Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Regency Manor Affordable Senior Citizen Housing Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of senior citizen affordable housing with seventy-four senior citizen housing units and one unit for an on-site superintendent on the premises. The project is located on Sturgis Road in the Village of Monticello, NY.

Contact: Edith Schop, Village of Monticello, 2 Pleasant St., Monticello, NY 12701, phone: (845) 794-6130, fax: (845) 794-2327.


Sullivan County - The Planning Board of the Town of Fallsburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mountaindale Estates will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 187 unit single and multi-family housing subdivision which is receiving municipal water and sewer. The project is located on County Route 56 in Mountaindale, NY.

Contact: Jacob R. Billig, P. O. Box 780, Rock Hill NY 12775, phone: (845) 794-3833, fax: (845) 794-3827.


Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Ellenville Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 3A's Recycling and Transfer Station 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 construction debris recycling center, concrete crushing and recycling, and a future vinyl window manufacturing facility. The project is located along Clinton Avenue within the Village of Ellenville.

Contact: Donald H. Fletcher, Village of Ellenville Planning Board, 81 North Main Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, phone: (845) 647-7080, fax: (845) 647-7171.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The White Plains Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Springdale Avenue Development-Development of 5 Lots on Environmentally Sensitive Site-White Plains, New York. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on February 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 255 Main Street, White Plains. Written comments regarding on the DEIS will be received for a 10 day period after the close of the hearing. The action involves new construction of five single-family dwellings on a site that is designated as an environmentally sensitive site with steep slope areas. The property is located in a R1-5 One-family Residential District which requires a minimum lot area of 5,000 square feet. The site is located approximately 1 mile easterly of the Downtown on Springdale Avenue between the intersections with Woodcrest Avenue and Sunset Drive. The site is accessed from Lake Street to Woodcrest Avenue to Springdale Avenue.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains Environmental Officer, Planning Department, Municipal Building, 255 Main Street, Municipal Building Annex, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 422-1372, fax: (914) 422-1301.