ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Availability of Amended Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment

County: Westchester

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Availability of Amended Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment
500 Mamaroneck Avenue
Site No. V-00213-3

Project Location: Located on the east side of Mamaroneck Avenue in the Town of Harrison, Westchester County, New York

Brief Project Description: The site is the former location of the Town of Harrison municipal incinerator which operated at the site from 1954 until 1969. From 1970 until the early 1980s, the site was used by the Town of Harrison as a transfer station for municipal waste. The site is located near the Hutchinson River Parkway in a mixed commercial/residential area. The site is bounded on the west by Mamaroneck Avenue and across Mamaroneck Avenue to the west is Saxon Woods Park, a county recreational park. There is a protected 15 acre wooded area on the property to the east, beyond which are residential properties, and there are commercial properties to the north. To the south of the site are residential properties.

Prior use of the site as a waste incinerator led to the contamination at the site. Waste related activities include atmospheric deposition of waste from the incinerator operation and the relocation of the surface soil during grading activities. The site was redeveloped in the early 1980s to the present use as commercial office space. The office building has a footprint of approximately 1.5 acres. As part of the development, approximately 340,000 cubic yards of soil and bedrock were removed form the site. The grade of much of the site was lowered by approximately 18 feet. A berm was created along the southern boundary using site soil which was impacted with residual contamination.

Soil sampling was first performed in 1986 and continued until November 2000. Surface and subsurface soil samples were analyzed from approximately 100 locations. Limited surface water, sediment, and groundwater sampling was also performed. In summary, the investigations have concluded that there is no hazardous waste at the site and there are negligible impacts to groundwater. Based on the presence of historical fill at the site, residual concentrations of metals and PAHs are present throughout the site.

Contemplated use of the site is the continued use as commercial office space. The wooded and vegetated buffer zone is already covered by restrictive covenant on the deed requiring that this area be maintained as a wooded buffer zone. Use of the groundwater is prohibited except for the current use in a decorative waterfall. There are no known or suspected off-site problems. The remedy will also provide for maintenance of the existing asphalt and landscaped areas as engineering controls by deed restricting the developed areas of the site and requiring the implementation of a soils management plan (SMP). The SMP will be developed to address residual soils that may be excavated from the site during future redevelopment. The plan would require soil characterization and, where applicable, disposal/reuse in accordance with NYSDEC regulations. An environmental easement will be imposed that will (a) require compliance with the approved Site Management Plan, (b) limit the use and development of the property to commercial or industrial uses only, (c) prohibit the use of groundwater, (d) require the property owner to complete and submit to the NYSDEC an annual certification. The property owner will provide an annual certification, prepared and submitted by a professional engineer or environmental professional acceptable to the Department. This document will certify that the institutional controls and engineering controls put in place are unchanged from the previous certification, and that nothing has occurred that would impair the ability of the controls to protect public health or the environment or constitute a violation or failure to comply with the Site Management Plan.

The Amended Remedial Action Work Plan is available for public review at the NYSDEC New Paltz office. Please call Mike Knipfing at (845) 256-3154 for an appointment. It is also available for review at the Town of Harrison Public Library located on Bruce Avenue and also at the Town/Village Municipal office at 1 Heineman Place. Written comments may be submitted to Jamie Malcolm, P.E. at the address given below for 30 days following the date of this notice.

Contact person: Jamie Malcolm, P.E., NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7014, phone: (518) 402-9662, fax: (518) 402-9679 or email at jemalcol@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Minisink Valley Central School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Minisink Valley Central School District Schleich Property Purchase Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Minisink Valley Central School District proposing to purchase a 150 acre parcel of land located in the Town of Greenville, and identified as the Schleich property purchase. At this time there are no immediate plans for the development or utilization of the property. The project is located at 816 State Route 6 in the Town of Greenville, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Priscilla D. Holden, Minisink Valley Central School District, P.O. Box 217, Slate Hill, NY 10973, phone: (845) 355-5122, fax: (845) 355-5123.


Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Somers, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Angle Fly Preserve (Eagle River) Land Acquisition and Preservation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 654 acre property located in the Town of Somers, with frontage on Route 35, Van Rensselaer Road, Route 100, Plum Brook Road and Route 139. Somers, the state, the city and the county propose to fund the acquisition of the property locally known as the Eagle River parcel for use as a public park to be known as the Angle Fly Preserve.

Contact: Mary Beth Murphy, Town of Somers, Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589-0284, phone: (914) 277-3637.


Westchester County - The City of Peekskill Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed redevelopment of 9 Corporate Drive will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the transfer of property to a Local Development Corporation (LDC) to be formed on or about 1/19/05 by the City of Peekskill Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for the purposes of redevelopment with the construction of two mixed industrial and commercial use buildings of a combined total of 122,100 square feet including 282 parking spaces. The principal use will be storage of historic race cars, the remainder of the space will be offices, warehousing and storage space.

Contact: Brian Havranek, Department of Planning and Development, City Hall, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, phone: (914) 734-4212.


Notice Of Continued Public Hearing on Draft EIS

Orange County - The Town of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the proposed Bald Hill development and opened a SEQRA public hearing on the DEIS on March 1, 2005. The hearing will be continued on April 5, 2005 at the Monroe Senior Center, 101 Mine Road, Monroe. Written comments regarding on the DEIS will be received for a 10 day period after the close of the hearing. The action includes the construction of 112 attached single family dwellings on lands zoned URM, three future commercial lots on lands zoned LI, and related roads and infrastructure. The applicant proposes central water and sewer systems. The site is located on the western side of County Route 105, immediately north of the Village of Monroe boundary line. Access will be on CR-105.

Contact: Pat Malanaphy, Secretary, Town of Monroe Planning Board, 7 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950, phone: (845) 783-1900.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Sullivan County - The Town of Mamakating Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed YMMCA Maitake Mushroom production and processing facility. The action involves the applicant, Yukiguni Maitake Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMCA) proposing to construct a Maitake Mushroom production and processing facility on McDonald Road in the Town of Mamakating; the project will total 4 phases constructed over a 3 to 4 year period. The applicant currently owns the 47.8(+/-)acre parcel located at the southeast corner of the intersection of New York State Route 209 and McDonald Road in the Town of Mamakating. The parcel is identified as Section 26, Block 1, Lot 25 on the Town of Mamakating Tax Map.

The proposed Maitake Mushroom Production & Processing Facility will ultimately include 2 main buildings covering 250,907 square feet. The initial construction will be a 2-story 44,563 square foot pilot plant having a total floor space of 89,125 square feet. The main plant will then be constructed in 2 additional phases. Phase II will be a 4-story building having a 137,562 square foot footprint and a total of 550,248 square feet of floor space. Phase III would be constructed as an addition to Phase II, resulting upon completion, the main plant covering 206,344 square feet and having a total of 825,377 square feet of floor space on 4 floors, with each phase being 4-stories and having a 68,781 square foot footprint. Upon completion, the main plant will cover 206,344 square feet and have a total of 825,377 square feet of floor space on 4 floors. Additional structures to be constructed include a separate 4,305 square foot boiler building, a 2,297 square foot water purification building, a 4,305 square foot materials storage building, a 4,305 square foot generator building and two 3,229 square foot sawdust storage sheds to house new and used sawdust.

The pilot plant will initially be used to grow and process 3 tons of Maitake Mushrooms per day and house office space. As the subsequent phases are constructed, the pilot plant building will be converted into a nursery for the spores of the Maitake Mushrooms to be used in the main production facility. When completed, the larger building will include space for production and processing of 30 tons of Maitake Mushrooms per day, and provide approximately 102,000 square feet for office and employee space. The project is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of New York State Route 209 and McDonald Road in the Town of Mamakating. The parcel is identified as Section 26, Block 1, Lot 25 on the Town of Mamakating Tax Map.

Contact: John Piazza, Town of Mamakating Planning Board, 2948 Route 209, Wurstboro, New York 12790, phone: (845) 888-3031, fax: (845) 888-2707.