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New Planet Project

NY Drop In BioFuels, LLC (hereinafter "New Planet") proposes the construction and operation of a waste-to-fuels facility to convert carbonaceous matter found in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into a fuel product (the "New Planet Project") and proposes amendments to Chapter 215 of the Code of the Town of Stony Point to provide for the development of green industrial facilities in the Town of Stony Point within Light Industrial zoning districts (the "Proposed Amendments"). (Both the New Planet Project and the Proposed amendments hereinafter the "Action".)

New Planet Project

The New Planet Project is located on four separate parcels of land totaling approximately 39 acres in the Town of Stony Point, Rockland County, New York. The property is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City, east of US Route 9W at the terminus of Holt Drive. The site is located on both sides (east and west) of the existing CSX rail line. The New Planet Project will divert approximately 1.7 million tons per year of MSW (the ultimate capacity to be determined upon completion of the final design). The raw MSW is proposed to be delivered to the New Planet Project by truck with deliveries to be concentrated during off-peak traffic periods, i.e. overnight. MSW will then be sorted and separated, and the vast majority will either be converted (at the proposed facility) into a fuel product or recycled off site. A portion of the MSW that cannot be converted or recycled will be deposited back into a landfill. Waste management service companies and area municipalities, from outside of Rockland County, will provide the MSW/feedstock.

Proposed Amendments to the Town of Stony Point Town Code

New Planet has also proposed amendments to Chapter 215 of the Code of the Town of Stony Point. The proposed amendments to the Town Code are intended to specifically address new technologies associated with the reuse of solid waste for the production of fuel, energy or other products through processes such as gasification or pyrolysis ("Green Industrial Facilities"). The amendments will clarify that Green Industrial Facilities are permissible uses, subject to site plan approval, in the Town's Light Industrial "LI" LI-2 zoning district, and with a special use permit in the Town's LI zoning district. (the "Proposed Amendments").

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (hereinafter "DEC"), is the Lead Agency for the SEQR review of the New Planet Project and the Proposed Amendments. Based upon review of the long Environmental Assessment Form ("EAF") and associated materials, the DEC has determined that the project may have a significant impact on the environment, and issued a positive declaration (available at the below link) on July 8, 2015 requiring the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement ("DEIS").

Revised EAF Part 1 and Addendum (PDF) (876 KB)

EAF Part 2 (PDF) (2.07 MB)

Positive Declaration (PDF) (49 KB)

Final Scoping Document for DEIS (PDF) (202 KB)

For Further Information:

Contact Person:

John W. Petronella, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator
21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz NY 12561-1620
Telephone Number: (845) 256-3041

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