ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Notice of Adoption - 6 NYCRR Part 42, Sanitary Control Over Shellfish

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law §§ 13-0309 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 42 relating to sanitary control over shellfish. This notice will be published in issue 5 of the State Register, dated 2/01/2006.

For further information contact:

Thomas E. Drumm
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road STE1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: 631-444-0494
E-mail: tedrumm@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Schmuckler’s Dry Cleaners
Site Address: 358-364 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10804
County: Westchester
Site No.: C360088
Requestor: HNJ Realty, 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 February 23, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7014
Attention: Kiera Becker

Repository address:

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Community Development Agency City of Yonkers, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Alexander Street Renewal Plan, Master Plan, and Brownfield Opportunity Area may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the Community Development Agency (CDA) of the City of Yonkers, New York, proposing to adopt an Urban Renewal Plan (“URP”), a master land use plan for the redevelopment of the approximately 142 acre area known as the “Alexander Street Urban Renewal Area.” The majority of the project area is currently privately owned, however portions of it are owned by City of Yonkers agencies. Much of the project area is developed and used by commercial or industrial businesses, or is undeveloped and used for surface parking and equipment storage. Also located on the site are the Westchester County Park and the non-profit Beczak Environmental Education Center, housed in a county-owned building. In addition, the site includes the historic Yonkers Canoe Club and the City of Yonkers Jail. The main redevelopment area west of the Metro North railroad tracks does not contain any residential uses or structures.

In addition to the City’s adoption of the URP, the proposed action also involves the designation of the proposed Urban Renewal Area (URA) as a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) under the State of New York’s Brownfield Opportunity Area Program.

The URP will be used as a revitalization strategy to improve the overall character and vitality of the Downtown Waterfront District, expand residential housing opportunities, make transportation system improvements, improve and enhance public parklands, create additional public open space amenities, and enhance public access to and use of the Hudson River.

Location: The proposed area to be encompassed by the URP is primarily located west of the Metro-North Railroad right-of-way, and is roughly the land area between Wells Avenue to and including JFK Marina Park. In addition, the area includes Trevor Park and the site of the Hudson River Museum. The Urban Renewal Area (URA) boundary is shown on the attached figure.

Scoping Hearing: A public scoping hearing was held on October 6, 2005 and the draft scope incorporates all substantive comments received during the hearing or by correspondence as of the date of this notice. A draft scope was circulated to the interested and involved agencies on or about Sept. 2, 2005.

Contact: Steve Whetstone, Community Development Agency, 87 Nepperhan Ave., Suite 312, Yonkers, NY 10701-3818, phone: (914) 377-6650. fax: (914) 377-6672.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic Supplemental EIS And Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Newburgh Proposed Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft Generic Supplemental EIS will be held on February 7, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at the Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School, 124 Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh, NY. The public comment period ends February 20, 2006, 4:30 p.m. The action involves the rezoning of portions of the Town of Newburgh. The zoning map amendments are as follows: approximately 1,377 acres (including Orange Lake) to be rezoned from the R-3 District to the R-1 District, approximately 967 acres to be rezoned from R-2 District to the R-1 District, and approximately 130 acres to be rezoned from the IB District to the B District. The Proposed Action is a specific recommendation of the 2005 Town of Newburgh Comprehensive Plan Update.

The proposed action would require approval from the Town of Newburgh Town Board, also acting as the Lead Agency for this Action. The proposed action would also include referral to the Town of Newburgh Planning Board in accordance with the requirements of the Town’s Zoning Code and General Municipal Law referral to the Orange County Department of Planning. The proposed area to be rezoned is located in the southwest portion of the Town and is generally bounded by the R1 District to the north, Interstate 87 to the east, Route 17K and Interstate 84 to the south, and the Town of Newburgh town line to the west.

Contact: James Osborne, Town of Newburgh, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone: (845) 564-7814.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Hamptonburgh, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hamptonburgh Business Center Subdivision. The action involves a six-lot subdivision of a 35.8-acre property, located in the l General Industrial zoning district in the Town of Hamptonburgh. The project also includes a new 900-foot long Town road connection to Neelytown Road. The project is located in the Town of Hamptonburgh and west of the Village of Maybrook, NY.

Contact: Diane J. Fortuna, Town of Hamptonburgh, Town Hall, 18 Bull Road, Campbell Hall, NY 10916, phone: (845) 427-2424, ext.8.