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Notice of Permit Renewal

Notice of Permit Renewal

New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program

DEC Permit Number: 0-9999-00051/00001
Water Supply Number: 9457

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has renewed the referenced Water Supply Permit for an additional five-year term beginning January 21, 2007, with an expiration date of January 20, 2012. The permit, which authorizes land and easement acquisition within the New York City water supply watershed for the purpose of water quality protection, was initially issued on January 21, 1997 with an expiration date of January 20, 2007. The criteria for identifying eligible land parcels for acquisition remain unchanged, as do all other provisions of the program as they were originally approved. This renewal comports with a provision of the original permit providing for an additional term at the option and request of New York City.

For land parcels to be eligible for acquisition, they must satisfy established categories of parcel status and specific size and natural feature characteristics The permit also sets forth acquisition procedures and requirements for post acquisition use by the public. New York City is responsible for paying local property taxes.

The original permit required New York City to revise and implement its Water Conservation Program. The Department has accepted the City’s revised program and, consistent with conditions of the permit, reinforced the City’s responsibility to submit an annual report identifying accomplishments.

The renewed permit and associated documents are available for inspection through the contact person identified below.

Contact: Thomas R. Snow, Jr.
New York City Watershed Coordinator
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 1233-1040
Phone: (518) 402-9394
E-mail: trsnow.gw.dec.state.ny.us

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement Workplans

Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Highland Battlesite Properties, LLC

Site Name and No.: Sakmann Corporation Restaurant Property (Site#V00083-3)

Project Location: Route 9W and Mine Dock Road, Town of Highlands, Orange County

Project Description: Highland Battlesite Properties, LLC and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) have entered into a Voluntary Agreement to clean up contaminated soil and investigate the groundwater under the 1.5-acre Sakmann Corporation Restaurant Property site to make it suitable for restricted commercial use (excluding day care, child care and medical care uses). The contemplated use of the site is as a scenic overlook and gateway (including landscaping, a kiosk, a restaurant and a parking area) to the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. A "Remedial Action Workplan" dated 1/05 and a "Supplemental Workplan" dated 12/05 have been reviewed by the NYSDEC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). These plans are being made available for public review and comment. The proposed remediation includes the demolition of a former garage building, the excavation of a fuel-oil underground storage tank, the investigation and removal of contaminated soils, a comparison of pre- and post-excavation groundwater quality, a survey of air quality inside the former Trading Post restaurant, a survey of soil gas quality beneath the slab of the former restaurant and beneath the asphalt-paved parking lot in the southern part of the site, the installation of a clean soil barrier layer (or equivalent) north of the former garage building, and the preparation of a final engineering report.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement (VCA), the 1/05 "Remedial Action Workplan" and the 12/05 "Supplemental Workplan" for the site described above are available for review at the document repositories listed below. Written comments on the workplans must be received within 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the workplans must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department’s imposing significant changes to the workplans. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the workplans.

Contact Person: John J. Rashak, Environmental Engineer I, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620. Telephone number (845)256-3179, Fax number (845)255-3414. For individuals with health-related concerns, the NYSDOH project manager for this site is Kristin Kulow, Public Health Specialist II, NYSDOH Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation, 28 Hill Street- Suite #201, Oneonta, NY 13820. Telephone number (607)432-3911, Fax number (607)432-0089.

Document Repositories: The VCA and the two workplan documents are available for review at the above NYSDEC office; at the Highland Falls Library, 298 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY 10928-1804; and at the Clerk’s Office, Town of Highlands, Town Hall, 245 Main St., Highland Falls, NY 10928-1804. The Highland Falls Library’s telephone number is (845)446-3113; and its hours are 10AM-5PM on Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Fri.; 10AM-7PM on Tues.; and 10AM-2PM on Saturday. The Town Clerk’s telephone number is (845)446-4280, with hours by appointment only.

Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The Village of Monticello Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Crystal Ridge will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves subdivision, site plan and special use permit approval for a residential development consisting of 52 two-unit attached single family dwellings on individual lots in the Village of Monticello and subdivision approval for a four lot subdivision for three single family homes in the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York. The project is located on Crystal Street and Hillcrest Avenue, Villeg of Monticello and Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York (Monticello SBL # 106-3-1.2 and 106-3-6; Thompson SBL # 13-5-6).

Contact: Gary Schmidt, Village of Monticello Planning Board, 2 Pleasant Street, Monticello, New York 12701, phone: (845) 794-6130, fax: (845) 794-2327.

Ulster County - The Ulster County Department of Highways & Bridges, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Kerhonkson Bridge Replacement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing truss bridge over the Rondout Creek in the Village of Kerhonkson. This project will also include the installation of new sidewalks out to the intersection of Route 209. The new bridge will be constructed on the same alignment and in the same location as the existing bridge. The project is located on Main Street, County Road 77, east of Route 209 in the Village of Kerhonkson, Town of Wawarsing, Ulster County.

Contact: Edward C. Pine, Ulster County Dept of Highways & Bridges, 317 Shamrock Lane, Kingston, NY 12401, phone: (845)340-3124.

Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mariani Garden Center Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves demolition of an existing 17,769 square foot garden center and the construction of a new garden market facility totaling approximately 21,000 square feet (including storage building , garden center and greenhouses) and an approximately 6,000 square foot office building. The project is located at 45 Bedford Road, Armonk NY 10504, Town of North Castle.

Contact: Adam R. Kaufman, Town of North Castle Planning Board, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504, phone: (914) 273-3542, fax: (914) 273-3554.