ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Westchester County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a SPDES Emergency Authorization to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to allow the addition of alum and sodium hydroxide to the Catskill Water Supply at the Upper Effluent Chamber of the Kensico Reservoir in the Town of Mount Pleasant. Chemical addition is being performed in order to control turbidity caused by recent storm events and to protect water quality and public health. The permittee will perform monitoring within the reservoir throughout the period of chemical addition. The Emergency Authorization is valid for a period of 30-days, and may be renewed for one additional 30-day period.

DEC Application Number: 3-9903-00023/00005


Public Notice

County: Ulster

Lead Agency: Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Project Title: Designation of portions of Minnewaska State Park Preserve as Bird Conservation Area

Brief Project Description: The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is proposing designation of a new Bird Conservation Area (BCA) in accordance with Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL § 11-2001 and 11-2003). The BCA program provides a comprehensive, ecosystem approach to conserving birds and their habitats on state-owned lands and waters. It also provides for education and research opportunities related to birds and their habitats. Designation of a BCA will not affect existing recreational activities.

Legislative amendments to the BCA law enacted in summer 2002 require public notice of any proposed designations with a 30-day public comment period following publication of the notice. At this time, OPRHP proposes designation of portions of Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County as a new Bird Conservation Area. OPRHP and DEC have designated thirty BCAs since the law was enacted in 1997.

The Minnewaska BCA meets four of the criteria for designation in the BCA law. It is a migratory concentration site; diverse species concentration site; species at risk site and a bird research site. Minnewaska is part of a migratory corridor that exists along the entire upland plateau of the Northern Shawangunks. It is an exceptional example of a characteristic higher elevation forest community with a high diversity of forest dwelling species. The BCA includes birds of forest habitat including breeding Northern Saw-whet Owl, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Canada Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Northern Flicker and Scarlet Tanager; and breeding shrub/scrub species Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting and Prairie Warbler. Species at risk include a pair of Peregrine Falcons (Endangered) that nest on the cliff face.

OPRHP will accept comments on the proposed BCAs during a 30-day public comment period, which ends May 13, 2005. Comments or questions should be addressed to Thomas B. Lyons, Environmental Management Bureau, OPRHP, Agency Building #1, Albany, NY 12238, phone (518) 474-0409; fax: (518) 474-7013; e-mail: thomas.lyons@oprhp.state.ny.us.

Additional information on the BCA program and other sites that have been designated can be found on the BCA website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/bca/index.html.

Project Location: Towns of Rochester, Warwarsing, Gardiner and Shawangunk

Contact:
Thomas B. Lyons
Environmental Management Bureau, OPRHP Agency Building #1
Albany, NY 12238
Phone: 518-474-0409
Fax: 518-474-7013


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former A. C. Dutton Lumber Yard
Site Address: 2 Hoffman Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
County: Dutchess
Site No.: C314081
Requestor: The O’Neill Group-Dutton LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note the application package includes the Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan which describes the remedial activities to be conducted to investigate and determine the nature and extent of the contamination related to the site.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by May 13, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Attention: Bradley Brown

Repository addresses:

Poughkeepsie Town Hall
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 485-3600

Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-3445

City of Poughkeepsie Development Director
Michael Knipfing
City Hall
Municipal Building Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 451-4046

NYSDEC Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: IBM Building 918/965
Site Address: 2455 South Road (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, New York
County: Dutchess
Site No.: C314115
Requestor: Oakwood Partners LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by May 13, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561-1696
Attention: Steven Parisio

Respository address:

Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former Stewart Stamping Site
Site Address: 630 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
County: Westchester
Site No.: C360080
Requestor: Robert G. Murray

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by May 13, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
Attention: Janet Brown

Repository address:

Yonkers Public Library
Riverfront Branch
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701


Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Somers Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Angle Fly Preserve Land Acquisition & Preservation Project (Eagle River) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves acquisition of 654 acres of Eagle River property for use as a public park and for open space preservation.

The project is located in the Town of Somers with frontage on Rte. 35, Van Rensselaer Rd., Rte. 100, Plum Brook Rd. & Rte. 139.

Contact: Mary Beth Murphy, Town of Somers, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589, phone: (914) 277-3323, fax: (914) 277-3960.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Parkland Exchange City of Poughkeepsie Southern Waterfront Development Project. A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be held April 21, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. on the Third Floor at City Hall, Poughkeepsie, NY. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until May 6, 2005. The action involves the discontinuance of the DeLaval Property as parkland in exchange for new waterfront parkland and/or capital improvements to existing parkland of equal or greater value. Review of changes in Municipal Environmental Restoration Project on DeLaval and PURA 14 properties and review of OGS Conversion Grant and status of Archeology study. The project is located in the City of Pooughkeepsie, NY waterfront along Rinaldi Boulevard to Long Street.

Contact: Edmond G. Murphy, City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, P. O. Box 300, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602, phone: (845) 451-4046.