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.
Site Name: Former Teutonia Hall Site
Site Address: 41–51 Buena Vista Avenue
Yonkers, New York
Site No.: C360085
Requestor: The Urban Group, LLC
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 30, 2005 to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Albany, New York 12233–7016
Attention: Bob Cozzy
Yonkers Public Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, New York 10701
Dutchess And Columbia Counties – The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Roe-Jan Mine owned by Red Wing Properties, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves revision to final elevations (i.e. deepen by variable depths) a 25 acre portion of an existing 109 ± acre sand and gravel mine on a total site of 112 ± acres. The purpose of the modification is to increase final perimeter side slopes in order to maximize extraction of reserves without lateral expansion or mining into the water table. The modification would bring additional portions of the mine floor down to the lowest previously approved depth of excavation. The applicant states this modification will extend operation of the site by approximately 2 years. The project is located on the west side of Dutchess County Route 55 at the Dutchess/Columbia County line, Towns of Milan & Clermont.
Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz NY 12561–1696, phone: (845) 256-3041.
Dutchess County – The Town of Red Hook Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rose Marie Reid Bed & Breakfast will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the establishment of a maximum 2–bedroom bed & breakfast within an existing dwelling, using existing parking, lighting, water supply and septic disposal system. The project is located at 78 Walker Hill, Tivoli, Town of Red Hook.
Contact: Betty Mae Van Parys, Town of Red Hook Planning Board, 7340 S. Broadway, Red Hook, N.Y. 12571, phone: (845) 758–4613, E-mail: email@example.com.
Dutchess County – The City of Beacon Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Long Dock Beacon. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 13, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in the Court Room of the Beacon City Hall located at 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 27, 2005. The action involves two requested zoning text amendments (subject to the review and approval by the City Council) to the existing City of Beacon Zoning regulations applicable to the underlying WD Zoning District. In addition, the proposed action involves an application to the Planning Board for Subdivision Approval, involving the reconfiguration of the existing three parcels to address appropriate separation of the planned development components from the riverfront park area for financing, taxes, maintenance, and liability purposes. The subject property is located southwest of the MTA Metro-North Railroad Beacon Station, along the west side of the railroad tracks and extending south along the railroad tracks to the northern boundary line of Denning’s Point (a New York State owned park parcel) in the City of Beacon, Dutchess County, New York. The project site encompasses all of the privately–owned lands within the City’s WD Waterfront Development Zoning District which substantially form “Long Dock Peninsula” (as the general area is referred to in the City of Beacon Zoning Ordinance). It is accessed via a driveway off Red Flynn Drive The northern portion of the peninsula lands consist of a small, approximately 1.74 acre City owned parcel that is located within the adjacent WP Waterfront Park Zoning District.
Contact: A. Jay Hibbs, City of Beacon Planning Board, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508, phone: (845) 838–5002, fax: (845) 838–5026.
Westchester County – The Village of Tarrytown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Legends at Wilson Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 20, 2005, at 8:00 p.m. at the Village of Tarrytown, Municipal Building, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves a seventeen lot single family subdivision on a total of 48.1 acres, in an area zoned in part for minimum 60,000 square foot lots (26.3-acres) and in part for 80,000 square foot lots (21.8–acres). The project is located on Wilson Park Drive, Warner Lane, County House Road, Tarrytown, Westchester County.
Contact: Kathleen D’Eufemia, Planning Board, Village of Tarrytown, Municipal Building, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, phone: (914) 631–1652.
Orange County – The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wheeler Road Subdivision. The action involves the applicant requesting approval from the Town of Warwick Planning Board for subdivision of a 109.9–acre parcel of land into 31–lots for development of single–family dwellings. The site is located on Wheeler and Round Hill roads just southwest of the Village of Florida. One new access point would serve the subdivision off Wheeler Road and would be developed with about 3,900 lineal feet of new Town road. The proposed subdivision has been planned in a single phase lasting one year for construction of public utilities consisting of roads, utilities, and stormwater controls. Full build–out will depend upon market demand but may be up to five years. Water supply is proposed to be provided by individual wells on each lot and 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. Most of the project site currently contains woodland and for agricultural production (hayfields) and there are Federal Jurisdictional wetlands and intermittent streams found on the site. The site is surrounded by residential and agricultural uses and is in close proximity to the Village of Florida. The DEIS discusses the No Action Alternative, a conventional subdivision alternative, and a cluster development with central water supply and wastewater disposal. The project is located on Wheeler Road in the Suburban Residential Low Density (SL) Zoning District, Town of Warwick, Orange County, New York.
Contact: Connie Sardo, Town of Warwick Planning Board, Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, phone: (845) 986-1127.