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Notice Of Amended Negative Declaration

Project Number: DEC Application No. 3-1330-00047/00006

This determination is issued pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act) of the Environmental Conservation Law.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below will not have a significant effect on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. This determination amends and supplements a previous determination of non-significance issued January 9, 2002. This amended negative declaration has been prepared to fulfill the Departmentís continuing responsibility under SEQRA to consider new information (described below) up until the time that the Departmentís final decision is issued. In addition, this matter has been the subject of a Deputy Commissionerís Interim Decision dated March 9, 2006, directing the Department to provide itís determination whether the negative declaration should be amended or rescinded in light of newly discovered information related to the proposed diversion of stormwater around the mine site and its potential impacts on Clove Creek. This amended negative declaration has also been affirmed by the Deputy Commissionerís Decision dated December 19, 2006, which directs the Department to issue and publish the determination as required by SEQRA regulations.

Name of Action: Southern Dutchess Sand & Gravel Lake Construction

SEQR Status: Type 1

Description of Action: The applicant requests a modification to its Mined Land Reclamation Permit to excavate a 22-acre lake within the existing, permitted mine area. Approximately 2,000,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel are proposed to be mined from the lake area during an estimated period of 10 to 20 years. Mineral processing facilities already exist at the site.

In response to newly discovered conditions at the site involving the flow of up to approximately 15 cubic feet per second of stormwater into the site from US Route 9, the sponsor will also undertake a stormwater diversion project. The project involves the redirection of this flow south along US Route 9 for a distance of approximately 1,440 feet through a new culvert pipe and an existing roadside ditch, where it will discharge into an unnamed tributary of Clove Creek.

This amended negative declaration affirms the original negative declaration dated January 9, 2002 and addresses the potential impacts of this newly discovered information and the applicantís proposed stormwater diversion project. No aspect of the revised project disturbs any of the substantive premises for the original negative declaration dated January 9, 2002, except as discussed in this amendment and, therefore, they remain valid.

Location: The mine site and existing mineral processing facility are located on the west side of US Route 9 approximately 1000 feet north of the Dutchess/Putnam County boundary in the Town of Fishkill, Dutchess County.

For Further Information:
Contact Person: Scott E. Sheeley
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz NY 12561-1696
(845) 256-3050

Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town of Cortlandt Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cortlandt Crossings may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session be be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 8:00 P.M. at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York. The action involves Application (PB33-06) of Westrock Cortlandt, LLC, Contract Vendee for property owned by George P. Frooks and Joan Maskell for Preliminary Subdivision and Site Development Plan Approvals and for Steep Slope, Wetland and Tree Removal Permits for proposed development consisting of an 85,000 square foot retail building, a 5,000 square foot bank building and a 10 lot conventional subdivision located on a 36 acre parcel of land as shown on a 16 page set of drawings entitled "Cortlandt Crossing". The subject property of 36 acres is zoned CD, Designed Commercial for a depth of 400 feet along Route 6 and R-40, One Family Residential and is located on the north side of East Main Street (Route 6) approximately 250 feet west of Baker Street is designated on the Town of Cortlandt Tax Maps as Section 24.06, Block 1, Lot 4.

Contact: Kenneth Verschoor, Town of Cortlandt Planning Board, Department of Technical Services, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567, phone: (914) 734-1080.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS

Putnam County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kent Manor. The public hearing to receive comments on the DSEIS has been rescheduled to February 6th, 2007 at 7:30 pm. The location will remain the Knights of Columbus meeting hall located 10 Fair Street in the Town of Carmel. Due to this change, the public comment period has been extended to February 17, 2007. 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 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 proposed project involves construction of a 273-unit condominium development in the Town of Kent, Putnam County, New York. 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.