ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Notice of Availability for Comment
VCP # 00327-3 Richter Metalcraft

Name of Volunteer: David Richter, owner and operator Richter Metalcraft, 80 Cottage Street, Wallkill, New York 12589-3128

Project Location: The property is located on 80 Cottage Street in the Hamlet of Wallkill, New York, bearing Tax Map # 106.002,, Block 5, Lot 19. The site is an active metal stamping facility on approximately 8 acres. The site borders the abandoned Penn- Central rail tracks to the east and is located approximately one half miles north of the intersection of Route 208 and Park Avenue within the Hamlet of Wallkill.

Project Description: The Proposed Remedial Action Work Plan for the Richter Metalcraft Facility includes the excavation and disposal of metals contamination in Areas of Concern at the site, with backfilling of excavations with imported fill. Groundwater monitoring and applicable environmental easements will be part of the remedy to ensure the effectiveness of the contaminant removal as well as keeping the intended future use of the property to industrial use only.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the Proposed Remedial Action Work Plan for Richter Metalcraft Facility for the property 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 Department’s imposing significant changes to a Remedial Action Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Remedial Action Work Plan.

Contact Person: Salvatore F. Priore, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7014, phone #(518) 402-9662. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Ms. Kristin Kulow, NYSDOH, 28 Hill Street, Suite 201, Oneonta, New York 12320, phone #(607) 432-3911.

The Work Plan is available for review at the above Albany Central NYSDEC office, at the Region 3 Office in New Paltz, or at the Wallkill Public Library located at 7 Bona Ventura, Wallkill, New York 12589.


Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The Town of Bethel Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jaketown Subdivision - North Jersey Realty Co, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves subdivision of approx 126 acres of land into 22 single family detached residential lots to be serviced by individual wells and subsurface weage disposal systems. The project is located on the corner of Jaketown Road and Gabriel Road, Town of Bethel.

Contact: BJ Gettel, Town of Bethel Planning Board, P.O. Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, phone: (845) 583-4649, fax: 845-583-4710, E-mail:BldgDept@libertybiz.rr.com.


Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Easement to Metro-North for Harmon Rail Yard will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves granting of a temporary and a permanent easement to Metro-North Railroad Company for the purpose of installing and maintaining stormwater utilities and a new tail track. The easement area is a linear strip, approximately 1,200 feet long, varying between 30 and 70 feet in width, and totaling approximately 1 acre in size. Stormwater utilities include approximately 600 linear feet of 60-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe and a new oil/water separator with an associated pumphouse. The tail track involves approximately 305 feet of new railroad track. The project is located at the southwest side of Harmon Rail Yard, north of Croton Bay Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

Contact: David Kvinge, Environmental Planning, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 995-4400.


Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bronx River Parkway Reservation Pathway Renovation from Greenacres Avenue to Kensico Dam Plaza will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves repaving and site improvements related to the rehabilitation of five miles of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Pathway from Greenacres Avenue in the Town/Village of Scarsdale to the Kensico Dam Plaza in the town of North Castle. It also includes the creation of a new Reservation pathway segment along the east bank of the Bronx River in Downtown White Plains with a route that would go under three vehicular bridges.

Contact: David Kvinge, Natural Resources Planning, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 995-2089.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Chester Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bellevale Cluster Subdivision Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the applicant proposing a cluster residential subdivision that would include 154 single-family detached residential lots in the Town of Monroe, and 8 single-family detached residential lots in the Town of Monroe. The project also proposes an area for active recreational facilities, and would preserve a portion of the site as undisturbed open space. The project is to be serviced by both central water and sewage disposal facilities. The project is located in the Town of Chester and the Town of Monroe, and consists of approximately 274 acres. It is at the southeasterly portion of the Town of Chester and the southwesterly portion of the Town of Monroe. The site maintains frontage on Lakes Road (County Road 5), Gibson Hill Road, Camp Monroe Road, and Trout Brook Road.

Contact: Barry Sloan, Chester Planning Board, P.O. Box 58, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981, phone: (845) 469-8200.


Positive Declaration And Draft Generic Supplemental EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Hyde Park Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Update of Town Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Laws may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Generic Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. A public hearing on the Draft GSEIS will be held on June 7, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Haviland Middle School, Hyde Park, NY. The public comment period ends June 22, 2005. The action involves the Town of Hyde Park Town Board intending to adopt amendments to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Law, Zoning Map and Subdivision Laws that would establish new policies, land uses and regulations throughout the Town. A second Supplemental Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared to address substantial changes to the documents based upon public comments from the review of the prior 3/31/05 SDGEIS. The project is located in the Town of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY.

Contact: Yancy F. McArthur, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111, fax: (845) 229-7583.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Newburgh, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Orchard Hills. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Meadow Hill Elementary School Cafetorium on Meadow Hill Road off Route 300. Written comments will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the hearing. The action involves a subdivision and multifamily development consisting of 272 dwelling units with primary access to Route 9W via an upgraded access road to the Parr Valley East residential development. The site has formal access to Oak Street, but due to limited capacity, grades, turns and general condition of Oak Street only emergency access to this town road is proposed at two locations with a third access to Parr Valley. The project will be served by the town water system and the applicant will construct a new sewer plant for approximately 500 units to service the 150 existing units at Parr Valley and 272 units at Orchard Hills. A traffic signal on Route 9W will provide for improved access to the project and both Parr Meadows and Parr Valley. Roads will be private and internal facilities will be maintained by a Home Owners Association.

The applicant proposes to develop a 75.8 acre site partially in a County Agricultural District, with 250 condominium dwellings and 21 single family swellings on individual lots. The 250 condominiums are composed of 124 apartments or flats and 126 townhouses or multi-storied dwellings. The 124 apartment units will be rental units. A new amenity package and clubhouse will be provided along with a swimming pool. The project is located east of Route 9W and north of Oak Street to the rear of Parr Valley.

Contact: Norma Jacobsen, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone: (845) 564-7804.


Westchester County - The Town of Bethel Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Bethel Tax Map #: 26-1-18.1, Upstate Development, LLC. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 14, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Bethel Senior Center, 3594 SR 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY. Public comment period ends June 14, 2005. The action involves subdivision of 34.9 +/- acres into 6 residential lots and 1 commercial lot located along SR 17B next to the Presbyterian Church in Bethel. The project is located on State Route 17B next to the Presbyterian Church.

Contact: Bette Jean Gettel, Town of Bethel Building Department, PO Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, (845) 583-4649, E-mail:_Bldgdept@Libertybiz.rr.com.


Westchester County - The Town of Bethel Zoning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Bethel Tax Map #: 25-1-14.1, YRP, LLC. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 20, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Bethel Justice Court, 3586 SR 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY. Public comment period ends June 20, 2005. The action involves a request for Use Variance to have a temporary campground in conjunction with a 3 day concert event to be held on August 12, 13, & 14, 2005. The project is located on Yasgur Road, in the Town of Bethel.

Contact: Bette Jean Gettel, Town of Bethel Building Department, PO Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, (845) 583-4649, E-mail:Bldgdept@Libertybiz.rr.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Meadows at Hyde Park Residential Cluster Subdivision. The action involves the development of a 74 unit single family residential development on a ±116.74 acre site located on the east side of Cream Street in the Town of Hyde Park. The proposed development has been designed as a “cluster subdivision” in order to preserve open space and prevent and provide substantial protections to the wetland and surface water areas along the easterly end of the site. The development would include the provision of central water supply and sewage disposal facilities. Approval of the action would result in 74 new lots for houses, 1 water and sewer parcel, and 3 parcels owned by a homeowner’s association for passive and active recreation. The project would also include a road network constructed in accordance with Town Highway standards that would be dedicated to the Town of Hyde Park as a town road. The project is located on Cream Street & Henry Street , Town of Hyde Park.

Contact: Donald Veith, or, George McGann, Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111 ext. 2, fax: (845) 229-0349, E-mail: planningsec@hydepark.ny.us.


Westchester County - The Board of Education, Greenburgh Central School District No. 7, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed construction of a single K-6 School on the Warburg Campus. The project involves the Board of Education considering closing two elementary schools (Highview School located on Central Park Avenue and R.J. Bailey School located on Hillside Avenue) and constructing new facilities at the site of Lee F. Jackson School on the district's main campus. The new construction will require approval of a bond referendum by the residents of the District. The scope of the project will include additions and alterations to Lee f. Jackson School, new playing fields and new parking and roads on the main campus. Greenburgh Central School District No. 7 has its main campus, known as the Warburg Campus, on approximately 150 acres of land with its main access off the West Hartsdale Avenue (NYS Route 100A) in the Town of Greenburgh. The site of the proposed action is situated at the eastern side of the campus in the vicinity of Lee F. Jackson elementary School, which takes its access from Saratoga Road.

Contact: Nelson Ronsvalle, Greenburgh Central School District No. 7, 475 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530, phone: (914) 761-6000 ext 3106.