Consolidated SPDES Renewals
This notice announces the availability of DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)/Impaired Water Restoration Plans proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for two (2) specific waterbodies: Greenwood Lake in Orange County and Finkle Brook in the Lake George Watershed. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through September 2, 2005.
BACKGROUND: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and EPA's implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.
The proposed TMDL/Impaired Water Restoration Plan for Greenwood Lake (for phosphorus) is consistent with a similar TMDL proposed and adopted by New Jersey for this shared waterbody that straddles the New York-New Jersey border. The proposed Plan for Finkle Brook (for sediment) relies on current and ongoing stormwater and other nonpoint source reduction efforts to address existing water quality impairments in Lake George.
INFORMATION: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233–3502, or by phone at 518–402–8179, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The plans are also anticipated to be available on the NYSDEC website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/tmdl.html. Comments on these draft plans can be submitted to the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, ATTN: Ron Entringer, at the above address.
Orange County – The Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed central mix concrete plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves development of a central mix concrete plant off the west side of Stone Castle Road in an I–3 Industrial District. Central mix defines a wet mix plant which is enclosed and, thereby, limits dust and noise. The plant is designed to accommodate up to eight or nine dry product aggregate haul trucks per day and up to 14 on–site concrete mix delivery trucks being filled and delivering redi–mixed concrete to jobsites in the area. Material will be brought into the site and dumped into storage bins from which it will be taken and placed in silos located inside the central mix building. It will be taken from the silos based on a required mix, blended, mixed with water and placed wet into concrete mixing trucks inside the building. The project is located on the west side of Stone Castle Road, about 500 feet south of Rt. 52.
The conditions are:
Contact: Suzanne Hadden, Town of Montgomery Planning Board, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, New York 12549, phone: (845) 457–2643.
Westchester County – The Village of Bronxville Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed The Kensington. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 14, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronxville Library, 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the date that is 10 calendar days following the close of the public hearing with respect to the DEIS. The action involves the Project Sponsor proposing to acquire from the Village of Bronxville, a parcel of real property located along Kensington Road (Section 11, Block 5, Lots 1, 6 and 16) pursuant to the terms of that certain Purchase, Sale and Development Agreement between the Village and the Applicant, dated June 21, 2004, and to construct on the property an approximately 110,000 square foot, 4 story, 61 unit condominium development with a 300 space parking garage underneath. Approximately 100 of the parking spaces would serve the condominium units, and 200 spaces would be used by the Village of Bronxville for public parking pursuant to the terms of a permanent easement in favor of the Village. The action involves a special permit, zoning text amendment and site plan review. The project is located Kensington Road, Bronxville, NY.
Contact: Vincent Pici, Village of Bronxville, 200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708, phone: (914) 337–7338, E-mail: VPici3@optonline.net.
Ulster County – The City of Kingston Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Landing at Kingston and Ulster. A public hearing on the Draft EIs will be held on September 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 17, 2005. The action involves construction of a mixed-use development, on a 524 acre parcel, located within the cummunities of the City of Kingston and the Town of Ulster. The preferred plan includes 2,182 residential units (mix of single family detached/townhomes/condominium/apartments), 45,000 sf waterfront retail, 200,000 sf office/industrial, 6,000 sf restaurant, 230 boat slips (both transient and private), along with supporting infrastructure. The development proposal also includes on site public recreational amenties, such as waterfront access trail, open space, field and court facilities within phases of development, marinas, etc. The project is expected to be constructed in 7 phases of development, over a period of 12-15 years, depending on housing market demands and commercial development interests. The 524 acre site is located within the City of Kingston and Town of Ulster. It is bound on the east by the Hudson River and on the west by NYS Route 32. Access to the site is from North Street and First Avenue in the City of Kingston, and NYS Route 32 and Main Street in the Town of Ulster.
Contact: Suzanne Cahill, Kingston Planning Office, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, phone: (845) 334-3955.
Orange County – The Village of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Goshen Executive Center. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on August 23, 2005 at 7:45 p.m. at the Village Hall, 276 Main Street, Goshen, NY. Comments will be accepted until the cose of business fourteen days after the date of the close of the Public Hearing. The action involves development of infrastructure to support an office park with residential and senior housing components on a 122 acre site identified as Village of Goshen tax lots; 123–1–1, 2, 3, 3.1 and 3.3. The site improvements include associated parking, utilities and stormwater management facilities.
The proposed action includes the above described application, as well as all local, regional and state approvals necessary to authorize the development of the site in accordance with the proposed development plans, and authorize construction of the structures and accessory development activities thereon. The proposed action and development may also require various permits and approvals from the involved agencies listed herein. The project is located at South Street, Coats Drive and NYS Route 17A in the Village of Goshen. The property is located in the IP, OB, R–1 (HCC–float) Zoning District.
Contact: Jerome O'Donnell, Village of Goshen Planning Board, 276 Main Street, Goshen, New York 10924, phone: (845) 294–8881, fax: (845) 294–1252.
Dutchess County – The Town of Amenia Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amenia Hills Subdivision. The action involves approval from the Town of Amenia Planning Board for subdivision of a ±44.41-acre parcel of land into 19–lots for development of single–family dwellings. The site is located on Depot Hill Road just south of its intersection with Prospect Avenue and Powerhouse Road. Two new access points would serve the entire subdivision off Depot Hill Road and each lot would have access to a new Town road developed for the subdivision. The proposed subdivision has been planned in a single phase. Water supply is to be provided from the Town of Amenia‘s community water supply system with on-site septic waste disposal. In addition to subdivision approval from the Planning Board several other permits from local, County, and State agencies are required. The project is located on Depot Hill Road in the Residential Medium Density (RM) Zoning District, Town of Amenia.
Contact: Lana Anguin–Cohen, Amenia Planning Board, PO Box 126, Amenia, NY 12501, phone: (845) 373–8860, fax: (845) 373–9147, E–mail: JTFink@greenplan.org.