ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration - Correction of Notice Published on May 11, 2005

Sullivan County - The Planning Board of the Town of Fallsburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Glen Wild Industrial Center will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. The action involves a 63 acres parcel in the I-1 industrial and heavy zoning business district. The Applicant's intention is to create 6-shovel ready sites which are to be leased to light industrial users, which should employ up to a maximum of 300 employees. The proposed buildings range from 15,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet. These buildings will not be serviced by municipal water and sewer. The project is located at Wild Turnpike Road, Glen Wild, New York.

Contact: Arthur Rosenshien, Town of Fallsburg, PO Box 830, South Fallsburg, NY 12779, phone: (845) 434-8810, fax: (845) 434-5883.


Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Warwick, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gables Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves subdividing a 75.22 acre parcel into 18 lots for the purpose of constructing 18 new single-family dwellings. The subdivision has been proposed as a cluster development in accordance with §164-41.1 of the Town of Warwick Zoning Law. Approximately 42 acres of the site will be protected as permanent open space. The proposed subdivision would be served by 18 new septic disposal systems and water supplies from an expanded Bellvale Park Water District. The project is located on State Route 17A, Town of Warwick, NY.

Contact: Connie Sardo, Town of Warwick Planning Board, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, phone: (845) 986-1127.


Putnam County - The Cold Spring Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cold Spring Harbor will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of 11 condominium units on a 0.7 acre parcel of land located at One Main Street in the B-1 zone. The project is located in the Village of Cold Spring, NY.

Contact: Ransom Taggart, Cold Spring Planning Board, Municipal Building, 85 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, phone: (845) 265-3611.


Putnam County - The Town of Putnam Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Putnam Valley Town Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The WP overlay district includes lands within the City of Peekskill watershed, the New York City watershed, and areas illustrated on the Ground and Surface Water Protection (WP) District Map. Section 165-26(E) of the Zoning Code prohibits certain uses within the WP Overlay District. The Town of Putnam Valley proposes to adopt a Local Law amending this section, which would prohibit the storage and/or dispensing of petroleum based fuels in any form, as a commercial enterprise, including but not limited to motor vehicle fuels, whether or not located in fixed tanks on-site or mobile delivery vehicles for transfer and dispensing off-site. The project is located in the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County New York

Contact: Carole Hughes-DiMarco, Town of Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, New York 10579, phone: (845) 526-2121.


Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Round Lake Triploid Grass Carp Stocking will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Monroe stocking Round Lake (97 acres) with United States Fish and Wildlife Service certified triploid (sterile) grass carp. The proposal is to stock up to 10 sterile triploid grass carp per acre of submerged aquatic vegetation in the lake (24 acres). The objective is to control excessive growth of submerged aquatic vegetation which currently limits recreational use of the lake. The project location is Round Lake, in the Town of Monroe.

Contact: Michael J. Flaherty, NYS DEC, Bureau of Inland Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, phone: (845) 256-3069, E-mail: mjflaher@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Westchester County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kensico Reservoir Diversion and Treatment of Fresh Water for Water Supply will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (SPDES) for the continued diversion of fresh water from the Ashokan Reservoir to the Kensico Reservoir via the Catskill Aqueduct by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The project, as proposed, is currently an integral component of the water supply system operated by NYCDEP. Water is transported by the Catskill Aqueduct to the Catskill Aqueduct Influent Chamber (CATIC), where it is discharged into Kensico Reservoir. Periodically, seasonal storm events expose and erode sediment that is transported through the Catskill Aqueduct, requiring treatment with (aluminum sulfate) alum and sometimes sodium hydroxide (caustic) to ensure a safe drinking water supply. Aluminum sulfate is one of the most commonly used coagulants in water treatment and water from the Ashokan Reservoir has been periodically treated with alum, for colloidal solids (suspended particles), and caustic [a pH balancing agent] since 1932. NYCDEP's application methods would contain the flocculent to within a very limited area of the reservoir, and temporary turbidity curtains would be used, as necessary. NYCDEP would remove accumulated flocculent by periodic maintenance dredging.

The purpose of the proposed action is continuing the supply of high-quality drinking water to water users in the City of New York and areas north of the City, while protecting water resources within Kensico Reservoir in accordance with applicable Federal and State rules and regulations. The proposed SPDES permit would authorize the addition of alum under prescribed conditions. The proposed SPDES permit application is supported by an environmental assessment and supporting documentation finding that there would be no significant adverse impact on the environment from the proposed action.

Contact: Amy Ma, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373-5108, phone: (718) 595-6658, E-mail:amyma@dep.nyc.gov.


Orange and Ulster Counties - The Town of Montgomery Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed paved trailway will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 4.7 km (2.9 mi) paved trailway connecting the Village of Walden and the Hamlet of Wallkill along the former New York Central rail line right of way (ROW). The proposed trailway is 3.0 meter (10’) wide with a paved asphalt surface with a minimum 0.6 meter (2’) grass shoulder on each side. The project is located at an abandoned former New York Central railroad embankment, Woodruff Avenue in the Village of Walden, Town of Montgomery, to NYS Route 208 in the Hamlet of Wallkill, Town of Shawangunk, Orange and Ulster Counties.

Contact: Susan Cockburn, Town of Montgomery Town Board, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York, phone: (845) 457-2600.


Westchester County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Croton Dam Road Closure will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposing to keep the Croton Dam Road closed. The road is on the crest of the New Croton Dam (Dam) in the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County. The road has been and will remain closed as a result of security concerns related to vehicles crossing the New Croton Dam following the events of September 11th, 2001. Pedestrian and emergency vehicle traffic would be permitted to utilize the roadway; all other traffic would be permanently rerouted to the surrounding road network.

As part of the road closure, NYCDEP proposes upon the completion of this environmental review, to install an emergency phone adjacent to the gate house on the crest of the Dam for use by the public. In addition, the Department would install vehicle interdiction devices within and adjacent to the roadbed of the approaches to the Dam on Croton Dam Road. The installation of the vehicle interdiction devices would follow the completion of the New Croton Dam Rehabilitation project scheduled to be competed in 2011. In the interim before the installation of the permanent security features, temporary barriers have been put in place at the ends of the Dam to prevent unauthorized vehicular access to the Dam crest. Emergency vehicles can gain access to the Dam Road through coordination with the NYCDEP Police. The project is located on Dam Road atop the New Croton Dam, Cortlandt, Westchester County.

Contact: Mark Page, The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Deerpark, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Basher Kill Subdivision 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 at the Town of Deerpark Town Hall on June 29, 2005. Written comments will be accepted until July 20, 2005. The action involves the subdivision of 636.9 acres into an 300 unit Planned Residential Development. The project is located on New York State Route 211 and Otisville Road (New York State Route 61) in the Town of Deerpark.

Contact: Barbara Brollier, Town of Deerpark Planning Board, Town of Deerpark, Town Hall, 420 Route 209, Drawer A, Huguenot, NY 12746, phone: (845) 858-6285.


Westchester County - The White Plains Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pinnacle Tower 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 Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, Municipal Building, Second Floor, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York. The action involves construction of a 22-story, 230 foot-high residential building with 139 market rate for-sale residential units, and ground- and second-floor retail, restaurant, and bank space; an adjacent six-story residential building containing 55 units of affordable housing and ground floor retail, restaurant, or bank uses; and an on-site below-ground parking garage. The proposed project would also result in planned enhancements to the City Center Plaza and the relocation and consolidation of an existing Westchester County bus stop on Main Street. The project site in downtown White Plains is located on the south side of Main Street (N. Y. State Route 119 Eastbound) between City Place /Conroy Drive and South Broadway.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The Village of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Smith Farm. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 29, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mombasha Fire House, 526 Route 17M, Monroe, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 13, 2005. The action involves the construction of 181 proposed residential homes situated on a 79.2 acre property located on the westerly side of Gilbert Street. The property is partly within the Village of Monroe (19.4 acres) and partly within the Town of Monroe (59.5 acres). The portion of the property within the Village of Monroe is situated on the southerly and easterly portion of the site, adjacent to Gilbert Street, while the property within the Town of Monroe is situated on the northerly and westerly portion of the site, away from Gilbert Street.

The proposed homes consist of 54 duplex units (of which 36 are age restricted), 64 patio homes, and 63 detached single units. All patio and single unit homes are proposed to be 4-bedroom. All duplex units are proposed to be 3-bedrooms. Each of the duplex units consists of a semi-attached building containing 2 single-family dwelling units. Therefore, the proposed 54 duplex homes are contained within 27 semi-attached housing structures. In addition, 36 of the duplex homes are "age-restricted," meaning that they will be sold only to people aged 55 and older as a condition of the deed, reducing the number of potential school aged children.

Also proposed are on-site recreational amenities including a community green, a recreation/activity center, an outdoor swimming pool, and a network of walking trails within the project's common areas for passive recreation.

On-site wetlands, which are situated on the southerly portion of the property adjacent to Gilbert Street, along the west property boundary and to the northwest of the utility right-of-way that crosses the upper portion of the site, will remain undisturbed. The Town-regulated 100 foot buffer area of the wetland along the west property boundary will be slightly disturbed with minor grading, and a Town wetland buffer encroachment permit will be obtained.

A network of internal roadways is proposed to serve the project, with two proposed access drives from Gilbert Street opposite the existing Shop Rite Plaza. The primary access consists of a 15-foot entry and a 15-foot exit drive separated by a 10-foot landscaped island. A 24 foot secondary access is provided further to the west along Gilbert Street. A proposed 20-foot wide emergency access drive with a one foot reinforced shoulder on each side will connect proposed internal Road “H” to Owen Drive and High Street. The emergency access will be treated as a gated private road, maintained to be fully functional all year long for emergencies only.

The applicant is requesting approval for the development of patio homes, town houses and single family detached row houses on individual parcels to be owned on a fee simple basis and with common areas collectively maintained by a Homeowner’s Association (HOA). This requires subdivision plat approval by the Village and Town in conjunction with site plan approval. The extent of subdivision will be determined prior to Site Plan approval, with subdivided lots anticipated to extend slightly beyond the outer walls of the proposed homes and not up to the proposed roadways. The majority of the site will be under control of the HOA.

Contact: Bernadette Marasco, Planning Board, Village Hall, 7 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950, phone: (845) 781-5777.


Notice Of Acceptance of Final Supplemental EIS

Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Little Tor Homes Subdivision / Highland Vista Estates Subdivision / Phillips Hill Farm Subdivision. The action involves a seven lot subdivision of 15.76 acres for Phillips Hill Farm subdivision, a 55 lot subdivision of 64.73 acres for Little Tor Homes Subdivision, and a 22 lot subdivision of 48.48 acres for Highland Vista Estates Subdivision.

Little Tor Homes Subdivision is located on the west side of Little Tor Road, approximately 350' north of Phillips Hill Road in the Town of Clarkstown. Highland Vista Estates Subdivision is located on the east side of Buena Vista Road, approximately 1200' north of Phillips Hill Road in the Town of Clarkstown. Phillips Hill Farm is located on the south side of Phillips Hill Road, across from Summitt Drive in the Town of Clarkstown

Contact: Jose Simoes, Town of Clarkstown Planning Board, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956, phone: (845) 639-2070, fax: (845) 639-2071.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Legionaries of Christ, Inc. - Application for Amended Special Use Permit Approval. The action involves amendment of a Special Use Permit that was originally granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals in 1994 and further amended in March 1998, so as to permit the existing approved seminary facility known as the International Center for Philosophy and Theology (composed of up to 100 male seminarians, 7 resident faculty and staff, and 2 additional non-resident visitors and employees) to be converted into a Women’s Formation Center (composed of up to 120 women students, 20 resident faculty and staff, and 20 non-resident visitors and employees). The current action also includes the request for approval of the continuation of evening and weekend retreats and counseling services that were initially authorized on an interim basis in March 1998, as well as an increase in the number retreat participants from a maximum of 48 to 80 persons and the elimination of the precise activity schedule that had been part of the March 1998 approval, subject to a prohibition on group outdoor activities between 10:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. The current action will involve renovations to the existing 69,438 square foot seminary building and the construction of an additional 121,495 square feet of building area for classrooms, an auditorium, dining facility, dormitory facility, gymnasium facilities, a bus garage/maintenance facility and a separate retreat center, among other uses associated with the Women’s Formation Center. Proposed outdoor facilities include a soccer field, two tennis courts and three basketball courts as well as accessory off-street parking areas. If approved, the proposed expanded seminary facility would be served by a connection to the Town of New Castle municipal water supply and an expanded on-site subsurface sewage disposal system. The current action replaces the originally proposed action, which would have involved a larger seminary expansion. The subject property is approximately 96 acres in size and is located within the R-2A Zoning District and the Environmental Protection Overlay District. The project is located at 773 Armonk Road, Town of New Castle, NY.

Contact: Jane Kreuter, Town of New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, phone: (914) 238-4725, fax: (914) 238-5177.