ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDL/Impaired Waters Restoration Plans

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 ntcaruso@gw.dec.state.ny.us. 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.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Utility Platers, Inc.
Site Address: 416 Washington Avenue
Kingston, New York 12401
County: Ulster
Site No.: C356035
Requestor: Frog Alley Corporation

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 September 9, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233–7014
Attention: Mike Ryan

Repository address:

Kingston Library
55 Franklin Street
Kingston, New York 12401
845–331–0507


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Ulster County – The Planning Board of the Town of Ulster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ulster Manor 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 August 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, NY. Written comments will be accepted until September 2, 2005. The action involves development of 48 acres of vacant land with a mixture of residences: 124 townhomes and 25 detached single family house lots developed as a cluster subdivision. Approval of special use permit is requested to develop the townhouses; approval of a major subdivision is requested to create the town house and single family building lots. Central municipal sanitary utilities and town specification roads will be provided, along with a recreation complex. Over 5 acres of site disturbance is planned. The project is located at 662 East Chester Street (US Route 9W/St. Hwy. 9360), 29 Memorial Drive (Town Highway) near the northerly boundary of the City of Kingston.

Contact: Day Minervini, Town of Ulster, Town Hall, Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, NY 12449, phone: (845) 340–3883.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County – The Village of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Goshen Executive Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 23, 2005 at 7:45 p.m. at Village Hall, 276 Main Street, Goshen, NY. 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; 123-1-1,2,3,3.1,3.3. Site improvements to include associated parking, utilities and stormwater management facilities. The project is located at South Street, Coates Drive and NYS Route 17A, Village of Goshen.

Contact: Jerome O‘Donnell, Village of Goshen Planning Board, 276 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924, phone: (845) 294–8881.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Note: This notice was originally submitted to the ENB as a Draft EIS and was published in the August 3, 2005 issue. The City of Kingston Planning Board has submitted this correction.

Ulster County – The City Of Kingston Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed The Landing At Kingston And Ulster. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on September 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kingston City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until October 17, 2005. The action involves Kingston Landing Development, LLC, proposing to construct a mixed–use development, on a 524 acre parcel, located within the communities of the City of Kingston and the Town of Ulster, Ulster County. The preferred plan includes 2,182 residential units (mix of single family detached / townhomes / condominiums / 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 amenities, 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, Ulster County. 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 City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401, phone: (845) 334–3955, fax: (845) 334–3958, e–mail: planning@ci.kingston.ny.us.