ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Notice of Availability for Comment
VCP # V-00652-3

Name of Volunteer: County of Westchester, a municipal corporation, located at 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, through the Westchester County Department of Transportation at 100 East First Street, Mount Vernon, New York 10550.

Project Location: The property is located at the Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, City of White Plains, Westchester County, State of New York, latitude N410 04' 160" and longitude W 730 42' 828". The site, referred to as the Westchester County Department of Public Works(DPW) Staging Area, is an approximately 3 acre parcel located between Route 120 (Old Lake Street) and Old West Air Road. The site is not listed on the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites and does not present a significant threat to the public health or the environment. The site was used by the DPW to stage and dispose of materials for construction projects in Westchester County. Materials stored on the site when last actively used included asphalt, concrete, piping and green waste such as tree cuttings and wood chips.

Project Description: The July 2006 Remedial Closure Work Plan for the Westchester County DPW Staging Area includes the sampling and analysis of fill material to ensure that the fill is not a hazardous waste; documentation of subsurface conditions; removal of staged construction debris; and installation of an engineered soil cover with a vegetative support system. Two groundwater wells within the site will continue to be monitored and used as a part of the ongoing Westchester County Airport groundwater monitoring program. Wells not included in the groundwater monitoring program will be abandoned prior to installation of the soil cover. The Operation, Maintenance and Monitoring of the site will continue on a long-term basis and provide for a contingency plan if significant contaminant releases should occur.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the July 2006 Remedial Closure Work Plan for the Westchester County DPW Staging Area are available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on the proposed work plan must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department’s imposing significant changes to a Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Michelle Tipple, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561-1620, phone #(845) 256-3153. For individuals with healthrelated concerns, contact: Rebecca Dixon, NYSDOH, Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, phone #(518) 402-7880.

The Work Plan is available for review at the above NYSDEC office, at the Harrison Public Library located at Bruce Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528, and at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, New York 10528.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Milan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed amendment to the Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending the Zoning Code to allow for the operation of refreshment stands, which is not currently permitted in the Town of Milan. The Town has determined that operating a refreshment stand is a commercial use, which will be allowed on properties in the Hamlet District and Highway Business District. The Town has further determined that the business of operating refreshment stands in the Town should be regulated to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town. The proposed amendment to the Zoning Code establishes regulations for requiring the licensing of refreshment stands including procedures for securing a license and requirements for the issuance of a license.

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


Dutchess County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Amendments for Signs will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to Section 151-3 and Section 151-12 (signs) of the Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Law under the provisions of Section 7-708 of the New York State Village Law and Article V of the Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Law. The amendments will apply Villagewide and are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Village residents and to bring the Village’s Zoning Law into conformance with the recommendations of the Village’s adopted Comprehensive Plan and the Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities. The project is located in the Village of Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York.

Contact: Calvin Lawrence, Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, phone: (845) 297-8773, fax: (845) 298-2645, e-mail: jmkarge@optonline.net.


Dutchess County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Amendments for Outdoor Lighting will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Section 151-12A (outdoor lighting) of the Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Law under the provisions of Section 7-708 of the New York State Village Law and Article V of the Village of Wappingers Falls Zoning Law. The amendments will apply Villagewide and are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Village residents and to bring the Village’s Zoning Law into conformance with the recommendations of the Village’s adopted Comprehensive Plan and the Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities. The project is located in the Village of Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York.

Contact: Calvin Lawrence, Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, phone: (845) 297-8773, fax: (845) 298-2645, e-mail: jmkarge@optonline.net.


Sullivan County - The Town of Liberty Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed R & M Farm, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 44 Lot Subdivision at Dahlia Road & Lenape Road, Town of Liberty, County of Sullivan, designated on Town of Liberty Tax Map as SBL 11-1-1, 2.1 & 9.1. The project is located on Dahlia Road & Lenape Road, Town of Liberty, County of Sullivan.

Contact: Nancy Saucier, Town of Liberty Planning Board, 120 N. Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754, phone: (845) 292-8511, fax: (845) 292-1310, E-Mail: nsaucier@hotmail.com.


Ulster County - The Town of Gardiner Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Gardiner Open Space Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation, adoption and implementation of an Open Space Plan for the Town of Gardiner which seeks to preserve working farms, wildlife habitat, water resources and other open space. The project is townwide.

Contact: Carl Zatz, Town of Gardiner Town Board, Town Hall P.O. Box 1, Gardiner, NY 12525, phone: (845) 255-9675, fax: (845) 255-9146, e-mail:togtsupv@hvc.rr.com.


Westchester County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cross River Pumping Station And Related Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposes to replace the existing hydraulically driven pump and turbine system at the Cross River Pumping Station (the pump station) with new electrically powered pumps within Shaft 13 of the Delaware Aqueduct in the Town of Bedford, Westchester County. The pumping station would increase the transfer rate from the Reservoir to the Delaware Aqueduct from 27 million gallons per day (mgd) to 60 mgd.

The existing pump station was designed with a hydraulically driven turbine and matched transfer pump with a rated transfer capacity of 27 million gallons per day (MGD) while utilizing approximately 60 million gallons per day (MGD) to run the turbine, for a total withdrawal from the Cross River Reservoir (the Reservoir) of 87 MGD. The 60 MGD to run the turbine was discharged into the Cross River.

Three 20-MGD pumps would replace the existing pump resulting in a 60 MGD design flow. The pump replacement would increase transfer capacity from 27 to 60 MGD, resulting in more water supply available. The new pumps would reduce the maximum withdrawal rates from the Cross River Reservoir by up to 27 MGD and eliminate the 60 MGD additional discharge into the River during operations, although, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) mandated 5 MGD release to the River would be maintained. Since no water would be needed to run the turbines, the upgraded pump station would be more efficient. The project is located on the south side of Cross River Road, between Goldens Bridge Road and Maple Avenue. Town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York.

Contact: Mark Page, The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 9-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of Poughkeepsie Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Poughkeepsie Town Plan amendments, Zoning Law amendments, and Subdivision Law amendments. The public hearing held January 10, 2007, adjourned to January 31, 2007, 7:00 PM, Arlington Middle School, 601 Dutchess Turnpike, Town of Poughkeepsie, New York. Public comment period ends February 12, 2006. The action involves adoption of an amended comprehensive plan and adoption of zoning law and subdivision law amendments to implement the comprehensive plan policies. The project is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York.

Copies of the DEIS may also be inspected at the following locations:

Planning Department
Town of Poughkeepsie
One Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
(845)485-3658

Poughkeepsie Public Library 504 Haight Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845)454-9301

On-Line at www.townofpoughkeepsie.com.

Contact: Planning Department, Town of Poughkeepsie, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, phone: (845) 485-3658.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS And Public Hearing

Putnam County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kent Manor. A public hearing to receive comments on the DSEIS will held on January 29th, 2007 at the Knights of Columbus meeting hall located 10 Fair Street in the Town of Carmel, commencing at 7:30 pm. The public hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to provide oral and written comments on the DSEIS. Written comments can be sent to Diane McCarthy, Executive Project Manager, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Assessment, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York, 11373. The public comment period will remain open until February 9, 2007. NYCDEP will respond to comments in a Final SEIS. The DSEIS is available for inspection by the public at the Kent Public Library and the Kent Town Clerk’s office, both located at Sybil's Crossing in Kent Lakes, and at NYCDEP’s offices in Valhalla, as well as on NYCDEP’s website (www.nyc.gov/dep). The action involves construction of a condominium development in the Town of Kent, Putnam County, New York. The project would involve construction of 273 two-story townhouses, internal roads and parking areas, a water supply system, a wastewater treatment facility, a community recreation center and all applicable infrastructure including stormwater management facilities. The project would be located on the north side of Nichols Street and would include the construction of a new section of Nichols Street to provide access to Route 52. The project site consists of 113 acres of land and a two acre easement area south of Nichols Street. Approximately 89 percent of the project site ultimately drain into New York City’s Croton Falls Reservoir through, among other watercourses, Michael’s Brook and Palmer Lake. The proposed project would be located off Nichols Street in the Town of Kent and includes the construction of a new section of Nichols Street in order to provide access to Route 52.

Contact: Diane M. McCarthy, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4363, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail: dmccarthy@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Rockland County - The Village of Upper Nyack Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Courtyard at Upper Nyack. The action involves an office project on an 11.19 acre site located on NYS Route 9W in the Village of Upper Nyack, NY. 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 project is locted on State Route 9W in the Office-Business ("OB") Zoning District in the Village of Upper Nyack, NY.

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