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ROCKLAND COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, HAULING, AND
DISPOSAL SERVICES

The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority ("the Authority") is seeking a Contractor or Contractors to provide operations and maintenance services, including receipt and transfer and/or hauling and disposal of solid wastes at the Authority's Transfer Station located off Torne Valley Road in Hillburn, New York. Proposals are due at Authority offices by 3 PM on October 18, 2006. The successful Proposer(s) shall commence services on March 1, 2007. The Transfer Station received approximately 85,000 tons of solid waste in calendar year 2005, however, the Authority does not provide any commitments regarding the quantities to be delivered in the future. Additional services, such as fueling station operation, segregation and storage of tires, recovery and storage of bulk metals, and segregation of white goods with refrigerants will be required of the Contractor, as described in the Request For Proposals ("RFP"). Within the Transfer Station Building, the Authority operates a Recyclables Preprocessing Facility ("RPF"). There, wastes rich in recyclables, such as cardboard, metals, plastics, and clean wood waste are deposited and sorted for recovery of recyclables.

Proposals are being solicited for either of the two (2) following Options. In addition, the Authority will accept alternate proposals, however, such proposals will be considered only if submission is made on one of the two following Options. Proposers responding to the RFP may also propose large or small capital improvements to the Transfer Station that will result in improved operational efficiency or provide capacity to handle an increased amount of incoming solid waste. The Authority will finance any capital improvement that it approves.

Proposal Option 1: Full Service

The Contractor will be fully responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Transfer Station, as well as making certain Facility improvements. This will include receipt, loading, and hauling of Solid Waste to the Contractor or the Authority provided Designated Disposal Facilities.

Note: Responses to Proposal Option 1 may also include provisions for the following:

A. Full Service Operation of RPF. Provide costs to operate and maintain the RPF, including marketing of recovered recyclables. The Authority will look favorably on Proposals that include RPF operation.

All Options which include Transfer Station operation and maintenance by the Contractor require the successful Proposer to provide all labor, rolling stock, other operating equipment and its maintenance, and to handle all scheduling and logistics required for Transfer Station operation, as detailed in the RFP, as well as ensuring compliance with Authority reporting and regulatory requirements of Applicable Law.

Proposal Option 2: Haul and Dispose Only

The Contractor will be responsible to haul and dispose of Solid Waste to the Contractor or Authority provided Designated Disposal Facility(s). The Transfer Station operation and maintenance will continue to be the Authority's responsibility.

The RFP may be obtained by contacting:

Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
420 Torne Valley Road
Hillburn, New York 10931
Telephone Number: (845) 753-2200
E-mail: shaggerty@rocklandrecycles.com


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dutchess Quarry and Supply Co. - Pleasant Valley Quarry Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Dutchess Quarry and Supply proposing to increase the depth of excavation at its Pleasant Valley Quarry from the currently permitted 160 feet above mean sea level elevation to a final floor elevation of 240 feet below mean sea level. All current mining operations will remain unchanged. The total area of quarry to be affected is 50.7 acres. A water impoundment with surface elevation at approximately 200 feet above mean sea level is the proposed final reclamation at the completion of mining. The existing 278 acre quarry property is located east of County Route 72 (North Avenue), approximately one mile north of Wigsten Road in the Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County. The Wappingers Creek flows along the eastern border of the quarry.

Contact: Alexander F. Ciesluk, Jr., New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561, phone: (845) 256-3014.


Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Newburgh Consolidated Water District Proposed Chadwick Lake Reservoir Watershed Real Property Acquisition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the fee purchase by the Town of Newburgh for and on behalf of its Consolidated Water District of real property in the Chadwick Lake Reservoir watershed, said property being located at 617 Route 32, Wallkill (Town of Newburgh), New York 12589 and listed on the Town of Newburgh tax map as SBL 4-2-29.5. The property is also located in the Chadwick Lake Reservoir Critical Environmental Area and is being acquired as an increase and improvement of the District's facilities for the purpose of watershed/reservoir protection. The project is located at 617 Route 32, Wallkill (Town of Newburgh), Orange County, New York.

Contact: Wayne C. Booth, Town of Newburgh Town Board, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, New York 12550, phone: (845) 564-4552, fax: (845) 566-1432.


Positive Declaration

Sullivan County - The Thompson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rock Hill Mixed Use Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposed construction of a year-round mixed use development consisting of approximately 581 single-family detached dwellings, 524 townhomes, and 384 multifamily dwellings and 636,500 square feet of commercial space within the Rock Hill hamlet of the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, NY. The project site totals approximately 461 acres. The project would be served by on-site sewer and water systems. Access to the project site would be from Rock Hill Drive and Glen Wild Road (County Road 58), in proximity to Exit 109 on NYS Route 17 in the Rock Hill hamlet area of the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, NY.

Contact: Nora Hughson, Town of Thompson Planning Board, Town of Thompson Town Hall, 4052 Route 42, Monticello, New York 12701, phone: (845) 794-2500.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Village of Tarrytown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Site Plan Approval for Crescent Associates, 155 White Plains Road. The action involves site plan approval for a 60,000 square foot three story office building with accessory parking, landscaping, stormwater management facilities, walkways, lighting and other amenities. The site already has two office buildings; a one story 20,000 square foot building and a two story 40,000 square foot building. The project is located at 155 White Plains Road, opposite the l-287 ramps.

Contact: Kathy E'Eufemia, Village of Tarrytown Planning Board, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, phone: (914) 631-1652.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of North Castle Moratorium Planning and Zoning Study. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 35 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York. Public comment period ends October 23, 2006, or such later date as may be announced by the Town Board at the close of the public hearing. A copy of the FGEIS may be examined at the North Castle Town Clerk's office (15 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York 10504) and at both North Castle Public Library locations (19 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk, New York 10504; 10 Clove Road, White Plains, New York 10603) during regular office hours. A copy of the FGEIS may also be purchased from the Town Clerk or may be viewed on the Town of North Castle website (www.northcastleny.com). The action involves the adoption of zoning map amendments and other planning and regulatory changes designed to implement the Town Comprehensive Plan Update of 1996; to afford increased protection for the Town's environment, to protect the character, quality and livability of the community; and to otherwise promote the public health, safety and general welfare. The following is a summary of the proposed actions:

1. The rezoning of 732 acres of land from one residential zoning classification to another is a part of revised proposed action, although the rezoning of an additional 680 acres from R-2A to R-4A is also being considered.

2. The rezoning of approximately 35.5 acres of land either to, from or between non-residential zoning classifications in the Town's three hamlet centers.

3. The adoption of a Senior Citizen Housing Floating Zone designed to encourage the construction of housing for people 62 years of age and older.

4. The extension and modification of the Town's present Steep Slopes Regulations to make them applicable to land in all zoning districts.

5. The adoption of "Environmental Subtraction Regulations" which would reduce the land count of environmentally sensitive areas toward meeting minimum lot area requirements and also require that every new building lot contain a "Minimum Contiguous Buildable Area," exclusive of such environmentally sensitive features.

6. The increase of the minimum required wetland buffer setback from 100 to 150 feet where steep slopes (25% or greater) are present.

7. Although not a part of the revised proposed action, the adoption of residential Floor Area Ratio (FAR) controls designed to limit house size in proper proportion to lot area is being considered as part of this FGEIS.

8. The adoption of maximum Impervious Surface Coverage (gross land coverage) limitations.

9. The adoption of a modified building height standard.

10. The adoption of other miscellaneous zoning text amendments.

11. The adoption of amendments to the Town Comprehensive Plan Map.

The project is located in the Town of North Castle, Westchester County, New York.

Contact: Adam R. Kaufman, Town of North Castle, Annex Building, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York 10504, E-mail: akaufman@northcastleny.com.