Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Beacon Terminal
Site Address: 555 South Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508
County: Dutchess
Site No.: C314117
Requestor: Beacon Terminal Associates, LP

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 January 27, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau C
625 Broadway - 11th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7014
Attention: Kiera Becker

Repository address:

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Public Notice

County: Westchester
Lead Agency: NYSDEC
Project Title: Availability of an Addendum to Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment
Pelham Plaza Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site No. V-00110-3
Project Location: Located at the intersection of Boston Post Road and Pelham Parkway, Village of Pelham Manor, Westchester County, New York

Brief Project Description: A volunteer in the Departmentís Voluntary Cleanup Program has proposed a modification to an approved Remedial Action Work Plan due to unexpected site conditions. The presence of high groundwater conditions recently encountered at the site prevents deep excavation of contaminated soils, and the volunteer has proposed long-term containment of deep soils in a portion of the site. The 20 acre site is a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) that is presently occupied by retail facilities surrounded by asphalt-paved parking. Con Edison and several of its predecessor companies operated an MGP facility there starting in the late 1800s until approximately 1951.

The November 2006 Addendum to the Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) modifies the RAWP as follows:

1. Changes the depth of excavation of impacted soil within the containment area from 20 feet to10 feet, while the horizontal extent of the excavation will be determined in the field based on the visual evaluation of the soil.

2. Requires installation of a permanent low permeability containment barrier around the Western Portion of the Site. This barrier is to be installed to bedrock to isolate impacted soils that cannot be excavated.

3. Limits the depth of excavation of the impacted soil in the Eastern Portion of the Site to a depth of 14 feet. If, however, MGP source material is observed at depths greater than 14 feet bgs and practical (dry) excavation to a greater depth can be performed, the excavation will be extended to a maximum depth of 20 feet.

4. Requires placement of a low permeability covering in areas of the containment cell not proposed for further development.

5. Requires the originally proposed Hydraulic Control System to be capable of handling a volume of water that can potentially infiltrate through the low permeability cover.

All other elements of the remedy presented in the original RAWP remain unchanged, including a requirement to restrict the property to commercial/industrial use through an environmental easement.

The Addendum to the RAWP is available for public review at the NYSDEC New Paltz office. Please call (845) 256-3154 for an appointment. It is also available for review at the Town of Pelham Library located on Colonial Avenue in Pelham. Please call (914) 738-1234 for hours.

Written comments may be submitted to George Heitzman, P.E., at the address given below for 30 days following the date of this notice.

Contact: George Heitzman, P.E., NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7014, (518) 402-9662, fax (518) 402-9679 or email at gwheitzm@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 360056, known as Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. This site is located in the Town of Bedford in the County of Westchester and is located at 247 Harris Road. The reason for deletion is:

Five soil removal interim remedial measures (IRMs) have been performed to remove all identified soils containing > or = 1 part per million (ppm) polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) (site SCG) in surface and subsurface soils. Site groundwater and adjacent Broad Brook surface water sample results show these respective standards have not been violated. Sediment screening criteria for protection of benthic organisms have not been violated, and the soil removal has mitigated any potential future releases of PCBs to Broad Brook. A No-Further-Action Record of Decision (ROD) was signed on March 31, 2006.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: Ms. Janet Brown
NYSDEC - (Region 3 Headquarters)
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696

All written comments must be received by January 26, 2007. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters in New Paltz, New York.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of Milan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed retraction and the reenactment of a rezoning action to eliminate the floating light industrial district from the Town's zoning code, and the elimination of some light industrial uses, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Remaining light industrial uses in the Town of Milan are permitted in the Highway Business district.

Contact: John V. Talmage, Town of Milan Town Board, 20 Wilcox, Circle, Milan, NY 12571 (845) 758-5133 Ext. 28.

Dutchess County - The Town of Stanford Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Waterlands Residential Cluster Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed 26 lot (23 new residences) residential cluster subdivision on a 196 acre parcel, with 147 acres of woodland and farmland preserved in perpetuity by a land conservation easement. The development will be accessed with Town and private roads and include public sewer service. The project is located on Bull's Head Road and Willow Brook Road in the Town of Stanford.

Contact: Robert Butts, Town of Stanford Planning Board, 26 Town Hall Road, Stanfordville, NY 12581, phone: (845) 868-1366, fax: (845) 868-7252.

Sullivan County - The Town of Bethel Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed extension of the Kauneonga Lake Sewer District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of the Kauneonga Lake Sewer District (KLSD) extension area is designed to provide sewage treatment services to a larger area of the Town than presently served. The KLSD extension area will also be created to address, in part, the sewer treatment needs of the Performing Arts Zoning District.

Contact: Harold Russell, Town of Bethel Town Board, 3454 Rt. 55, Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, phone: (845) 583-4350 ext. 12, fax: (845) 583-0225.

Negative Declaration/Public Notice

County: Orange

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Adoption of the Stewart State Forest Unit Management Plan

Contact Persons: Robert Messenger, Regional Forester
Telephone: (845) 256-3004
George Profous, Senior Forester
Telephone: (845) 256-3082
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620

Project Location: The Stewart State Forest includes all the lands bounded on the north by I-84, on the south by Routes 207/208 and Forrester Avenue, to the west almost to the railroad tracks in the Village of Maybrook and to the east-south of the Stewart Airport runway line to the Airport lease line (SWF Airport Aquisition, Inc.) to the Catskill Aqueduct. These properties are located in the Towns of Montgomery, New Windsor, Hamptonburgh and the Village of Maybrook in Orange County, New York.

Project Description: The Unit Management Plan for the Stewart State Forest has been prepared to guide natural resources management, public recreational use and facilities development on the approximately 6,700 acre property for the next ten years. Locations of parking facilities, signs, roads, trails, campsites and other facilities, as well as guidelines and plans for special uses on the property, and wildlife and forest management are discussed. The Stewart State Forest Unit Management Plan was approved and signed by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation on December 19, 2006.

Paper copies of the plan or electronic copies on CD are available by writing to the address below or calling (845) 256-3082. Electronic copies are available at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/publands/ump/reg3/stewart.html

Robert Messenger
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620

Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Ulster County - The Town of Plattekill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed KOA Proposed Campground Expansion 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 January 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Plattekill Town Hall, Route 44/55, Modena, NY. The action involves the expansion of an existing recreational campground with 100 new RV sites, new tent sites and cabin sites and support and recreational facilities on a 106 acre site. The project is located on NYS Route 32 and Freetown Highway in the Town of Plattekill, New York.

Contact: Carla Paltridge, Town of Plattekill Town Hall, Route 44/55, Modena, NY 12548, phone: (845) 883-7331, fax: (845) 883-7128.