Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Orange County - The Orange County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed purchase of land and buildings know as Camp LaGuardia will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of the property known as Camp LaGuardia from the City of New York, consisting of land and several buildings that operate as a homeless shelter for single men from the City of New York. The total acreage of land is 254 acres. The property is located in the towns of Chester and Blooming Grove and the Village of Chester. It is located on Greycourt Road in the Towns and Greycourt Avenue in the Village.
Contact: David L. Darwin, 255 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924, phone: (845) 291-3150.
Dutchess County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Red Wing Properties - "Archer" Mine. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on May 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. to hear unsworn, oral communications on the Draft EIS and the Article 23, Mined Land Reclamation Permit Application. The hearing will be held at the Milan Town Hall located at 20 Wilcox Circle (north of Route 199). Written public comments on the Draft EIS and the Article 23 Mined Land Reclamation Permit application will be accepted by the lead agency until May 21, 2007 (contact person below). Copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are available for public review at the following locations during normal business hours:
Red Hook Public Library
37 South Broadway
Red Hook, NY 12571
NYS DEC Region 3 Office
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz NY 12561
On-line for viewing and downloading:
Town of Milan Town Hall
20 Wilcox Circle
Milan NY 12571
The action involves the mining of sand and gravel from 69± acres on a total site of 192 ± acres. Mining and concurrent reclamation (initially as grassland) would be done in 7 phases of 10-12 acre increments. No material processing would take place and there will be no operations on weekends. Weekday operations will be limited to 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Investigations have determined there will be no impact to endangered species, on-site waterbodies and wetlands, or archaeological remains. Visual and noise impact analyses have been prepared and are available for review. The project is located north of Turkey Hill Road, west of the intersection with Odak Farm Road, Town of Milan, Dutchess County.
Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel, NYS Department Of Environmental Conservation, Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz NY 12561-1620, phone: (845) 256-3041.
Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Marketplace At Newburgh. The action involves an application for approval of a commercial shopping center on a 127.6-acre site located at the intersection of NYS Route 300 and Interstate 84 in the Town of Newburgh, Orange County, New York. The site is located in the "IB" (Interchange Business) zoning district. The property sits opposite and to the east of the Newburgh Mall. The development would connect to the local water and sewer systems.
The DEIS reviewed a site plan to develop 850,000 square feet (SF) of retail space. The Final EIS further analyzed alternative road layouts, landscaping and buffer plans, water resources, and ecological issues.
Based on comments made by the Town and the public during the review of the application, the Project Sponsor has done an additional comprehensive biodiversity study, moved one of the site access roads farther away from the adjacent residences, supplemented the proposed landscaping and buffer plan, proposed additional mitigation for impacts to traffic and noise, proposed a protocol to mitigate potential impacts to nearby wells, and reduced wetland impact.
The locations for the project are:
State Route 300 in the Interchange Business (IB) Zoning District
Town of Newburgh, Orange County, New York.
Tax Map Section 60, Block 03, Lot 49.22;
Section 60, Block 03, Lot 49.1;
Section 60, Block 03, Lot 48;
Section 60, Block 03, Lot 41.4;
Section 60, Block 03, Lot 49.21;
Section 71, Block 04, Lot 7;
Section 71, Block 04, Lot 8;
Section 71, Block 04, Lot 9;
Section 71, Block 04, Lot 10;
Section 71, Block 04, Lot 11-14;
Section 71, Block 05, Lot 9;
Section 71, Block 05, Lot 15;
Section 97, Block 01, Lot 13.3;
Section 97, Block 01, Lot 20.3.
The Final EIS is herewith circulated to all agencies. 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/marketplace. Additional copies of the Final EIS are available for public examination at, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, 211 South Plank Road (Route 52), Newburgh, New York, 12550, and Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Contact: Norma Jacobsen, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, Town Hall, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, (Temporarily relocated to 211 South Plank Road (Route 52)), phone: (845) 564-7804.
Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Active Adult Residential Floating Zone Text Amendment. The purpose of this local law is to create a floating zone (the "Active Adult Residence" or "AAR" Zone) in order to provide housing to accommodate a range of independent living accommodations for active adults and create housing or provide financial resources to assist income eligible active adults to obtain or retain housing. The Town Board will have full discretion regarding any request by petition for AAR Zone designation. Applicants seeking the AAR Zone designation may also seek a density bonus, in return for designating a specified percentage of the total units built as "affordable units." This zone is intended for areas of the Town where local services necessary to support active adults are immediately available. It is the intent that clustering be considered for complexes within the zone so as to minimize the impact on the environment.
A complete copy of the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement including the proposed Local Law is available for public review at the Town Clerk's Office, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, New York. The FGEIS can also be reviewed online at the Town's consultant website, www.timmillerassociates.com or at the Town of Clarkstown web site, www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/html/planning.html. Written comments will be accepted until April 12, 2007.
Contact: Alexander J. Gromack, Clarkstown Town Board, Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956.