ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Remedial Action Work Plan
Notice of Availability for Comment
VCP Site # V00628-3

Name of Volunteer: Village of Dobbs Ferry located at 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry; New York 10522.

Project Location: The VCP Site# V00628-3 is a 322 by 202 foot portion of vacant Village land which adjoins the northern end of Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park property at the end of High Street, between the Metro North railroad and the Hudson River.

Project Description: The site was formerly part of an unlined and uncapped landfill which was operated by the Village as a disposal area for municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris between 1950 and 1970. A Voluntary Cleanup Agreement was signed on July 3, 2003, and amended on October 25, 2005. The VCP Remedial Investigation was performed between January 28, 2005 and March 31, 2005.

As a result of landfill activities, onsite surface and subsurface soil contamination exceeds NYSDEC Recommended Soil Cleanup Objectives for metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and onsite groundwater contains low concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and metals, some of which exceed NYS groundwater standards. The low level contaminant concentrations measured at the site, however, are typical of urban fill and municipal solid waste.

The Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) proposes a remedy consisting of the installation and maintenance of a clean soil cover and the prohibition of groundwater use. This remedy includes the following components:

Comment Period: The RAWP for the property described above is available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. No formal response is planned to address the comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Kathryn Eastman, Project Manager, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7014, phone #(518) 402-9662.

For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Joseph Crua, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure and Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone #(518) 402-7880.

The Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) is available for review at: Regional NYSDEC Office; 21 South Putt Corners Road; New Paltz, New York 12561. The Region 3 phone number is (845) 256-3154.

The RAWP is also available at: the Dobbs Ferry Public Library; 153 Main Street; Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. The library’s phone number is (914) 693-6614.


Negative Declaration

Orange County - The New York State Thruway Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Modification to the Woodbury Toll Barrier will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modification to the Woodbury Toll Barrier (Milepost 45.03) to implement Highway Speed E-ZPass and reconstruct the roadway approaches to the Barrier from MP 43.5±±. The Woodbury Toll Plaza on the NYS Thruway (Interstate No.87) including approaches to the Barrier from Milepost 43.5± to Milepost 46.4± in Town of Woodbury and Village of Harriman, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Robert Cournoyer, NYS Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12201-0189, phone: (518) 471-4257, and David Curtis, NYS Thruway, Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12201-0189, phone: (518) 471-5926.


Orange County - The Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Horizons at Wawayanda (Regan Development) Workforce Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 107 proposed workforce housing units located on a 8.9 ± acre parcel of property in the Town of Wawayanda, Orange County, New York. The project is located in the IORB Zone, with a workforce housing overlay district. The project is served by public water and sewer available within the State Highway right-of-way along the project frontage. The project will consist of 107 housing units with various bedroom counts located within 6 proposed buildings on the site. The project is located on the south side of US Route 6, approximately 1000 feet west of the Route 6 - Route 17M interchange in the Town of Wawayanda, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Patt Battiato, Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, P.O. Box 296, Slate Hill, NY 10973, phone: (845) 355-5712, fax: (845) 355-5752.


Westchester County - The City of Peekskill Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Remediation of the Peekskill Landing Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a waterfront park which includes a 2,500 square foot indoor/outdoor restaurant, a kayak and sailboat school and launch, picnic and open lawn areas, a +/- 70 foot pier, restrooms and public boat mooring. The project is located along the Hudson River, north of the existing Peekskill Riverfront Green Park in the City of Peekskill, Westchester Co., NY.

Contact: Anthony J. Ruggiero, City of Peekskill Common Council, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, phone: (914) 734-4212, fax: (914) 737-2688, e-mail: aruggiero@cityofpeekskill.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Rockland County - The Upper Nyack Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Courtyard at Upper Nyack. Comments on the Final EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person prior to and at the public hearing on the Final EIS at 7:00 PM, January 17, 2007. A copy of the Final EIS is available through the contact person named below and is posted on the Internet at: www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/courtyard/default.html. Additional copies of the Final EIS are available for public examination at:

The action involves the project sponsor and property owner, "Courtyard at Upper Nyack LLC" filling an application for approval of an office project on an 11.19-acre site located on NYS Route 9W in the Village of Upper Nyack, Rockland County, New York. The site is located predominantly in the "OB" (Office-Business) zoning district, with a small bordering portion in the R-2 zone. The property sits on the east side of NYS Route 9W ("Highland Avenue"). The development would connect to the local water and sewer systems.

The DEIS reviewed a site plan to develop ten buildings containing a total of 65,882 square feet (SF) of usable (rentable) general office and medical office space. A smaller nine building plan was reviewed in the Final EIS with 60,759 usable square feet.

Based on comments made by the Village and the public during the review of the office application, the Project Sponsor filed a petition to the Village Board to permit residential use in the OB zone. The intention of this was to permit a mitigation plan for the subject site that would eliminate the office use and permit single family residential use. The residential alternative was presented as a comprehensive mitigation concept for the project site prepared in response to comments made on the DEIS plan from the public and municipal officials.

The Project Sponsor has submitted two residential plans: one showing 22 lots, another showing 20 lots. A two-lane internal road that would serve the development would be approximately 1250 feet long and have two access points onto NYS Route 9W. The residential development would connect to the local water and sewer systems.

The residential plan would require a special use approval and subdivision approval from the Planning Board. The lots will be oriented along a single internal roadway that will allow for the preservation of the existing site wetland and 100-foot adjacent buffer area. The on-site wetland would not receive direct drainage from the proposed on-site impervious surfaces. Runoff from impervious surfaces would be collected and conveyed by the proposed drainage system to the stormwater management basins. The project is located on State Route 9W in the Office-Business (OB) Zoning District, Village of Upper Nyack, Rockland County, New York, Tax Map Section 60.13, Block 02, Lot 81.

Contact: William Pfaff, Village of Upper Nyack Planning Board, Village Hall, 328 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960, phone: (845) 358-0084.