Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 07/20/2005

Dutchess County

Applicant: Town of East Fishkill
Twn Hall Rt 376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Facility: Emadine Pond
Rte 376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Application ID: 3-1328-00221/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: East Fishkill, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to apply the liquid aquatic herbicide Avast! (active ingredient: Fluridone- 41.7%) to Emmadine Pond in its entirety.  Emmadine Pond is 12.9 acres in size with an average reported depth of 8 feet.  These  treatments are proposed for the control of invasive nuisance European watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum.)

This proposal is consistent with the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (on the use of the aquatic herbicides Fluridone and Glyphosate) prepared by the Department of Environmental Conservation and their Findings dated 25 Jan 1995. Emmadine Pond is wholly owned by the Town of East Fishkill.  Enforcing water usage restrictions, as prescribed in product labelling, is the responsibility of the applicant. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the NYS DEC Central Office in Albany.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 4 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Fortune Home Builders LLC
118 North Bedford Rd Ste 303
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Facility: Cranberry Hills
Widmer Rd West of All Angels
Wappinger, NY 12590
Application ID: 3-1356-00211/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Wappinger, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes crossings of State-designated Freshwater Wetland Nos. WF-2, WF-25, and WF-34, and a Class B subtributary of Wappingers Creek (DEC Water Index No. H-101-4-2-1)  for the construction of a 232-lot residential subdivision to be known as Cranberry Hills.  The 328-acre project site is located generally south of Widmer Road and north of Myers Corners Road (Dutchess County Route 93) in the vicinity of Ketcham High School.  Impact to State-designated wetlands and the 100-foot adjacent areas will total approximately 1.12 acres and 8.58 acres, respectively.  In addition, approximately 1.69 acres of federally-regulated wetlands will be impacted by the project.  Project impacts include construction of roadway crossings, stormwater management measures, utilities and miscellaneous amounts of clearing.  The remainder of the total 70.01 acres of wetlands on the site will be avoided and included in a conservation easement.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Wappinger Town Planning Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 5 2005.
Contact: Scott E Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Putnam County

Applicant: AT&T Wireless Services Inc
15 East Midland Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Facility: Con Ed Tower K-236
Lake Secor Rd
Putnam Valley, NY
Application ID: 3-3728-00172/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Putnam Valley, Putnam County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify portions of Freshwater Wetland ML-7 (Class II) and the 100 foot adjacent area in order to construct improvements to an existing transmission tower. Activities proposed within the Freshwater Wetland and its adjacent area include clearing of vegetation,  construction of a new cable bridge built on piers, and construction of underground utility conduit, utility cabinets on a concrete pad, and a new gravel access drive. The total area of disturbance to the wetland is less than 0.01 acre; the total area of disturbance to the adjacent area is less than 0.07 acre. The project is located on the south side of Secor Road, east of Wood Road in the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 5 2005.
Contact: R Scott Ballard
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rockland County

Applicant: Michael Simboli
Facility: Simboli Property
144 River Rd
Grandview, NY 10960
Application ID: 3-3924-00386/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Docks, Platforms & Moorings
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Orangetown, Rockland County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a rock fill crib supported fixed dock of approximately100 linear feet with crib supports spaced  approximately 16 feet apart.  Total fill volume of 1800 cubic feet is anticipated.  The project is located at 144 River Road, Grandview, Rockland County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 5 2005.
Contact: Barbara Rinaldi
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County

Applicant: Blythedale Childrens Hospital
95 Bradhurst Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595
Facility: Blythedale Childrens Hospital
95 Bradhurst Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595
Application ID: 3-5534-00286/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Mount Pleasant, Westchester County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Applicant’s facility located in Valhalla, Westchester County.
    An Air State Facility permit is required for Blythedale Children’s Hospital to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). NOx emissions from the facility will be limited to 24.0 tons per year to remain below Title V thresholds.  The facility is subject to the requirements of 6NYCRR Parts 225-1 and 227-1. Emission sources include three boilers (each rated at less than 10 million BTU per hour), an emergency generator, and an engine for the chillers.  These sources are exempt from permitting, as specified in 6NYCRR Part 201-3, and are not defined in the permit.
    By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.    
    In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4©), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)  has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or  6NYCRR Part 201.
    Persons wishing to inspect the subject files, including  all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within two (2) business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.
    DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing.  A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory.  A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment.  DEC’s determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists.   If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments.   The applicant and all persons who  have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing.  Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.
    An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination.  An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist.  A copy of the Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at:http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 19 2005.
Contact: Robert J Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals