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Hudson River Valley Resort

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has made a final decision pursuant to Uniform Procedures to issue State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit NY0259802. The permit has been issued to the Williams Lake Sewage-Works Corporation, formed and regulated pursuant to article 10 of the Transportation Corporations Law.

HRVR SPDES Permit NY0259802 (PDF) ( 357 KB)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has made a final decision pursuant to Uniform Procedures to issue the following permits:

DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00008 Water Withdrawal
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00009 Freshwater Wetland
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00010 Endangered & Threatened Species Taking
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00011 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00012 Docks & Moorings
DEC Permit # 3-5146-00063/00013 Water Quality Certification

The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit will be issued separately as soon as the application is transferred to a sewage disposal corporation formed and regulated pursuant to article 10 of the Transportation Corporations Law.

HRVR Natural Resources Permit (PDF) (2.2 MB)
HRVR Water Withdrawal Permit (PDF) (795 KB)

Notice of Issuance of Agency Findings
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared and issued Findings in accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617. These Findings certify that the requirements of 6 NYCRR 617.11 have been met and that DEC approves the project as presented in the Final EIS plans.

HRVR SEQR Findings - July 9, 2013 (PDF) (576 KB)

Acceptance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement
A Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), consisting of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) by reference and appendix with supplements to the text of the DEIS, has been accepted by the lead agency. The final EIS is available for public review at the Department's Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620 during normal business hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact Brenda Griffin at (845) 256-3052 to schedule times for review. In addition, the FEIS is available for review during normal business hours at Town of Rosendale Town Hall, 424 Main Street, Rosendale NY 12472, (845) 658-3159.

The FEIS is also available online at www.WilliamsLakeProject.com/FEIS. The DEIS is now available at www.WilliamsLakeProject.com/DEIS.

Notice of Complete Application
Hudson River Valley Resorts, LLC (HRVR) proposes a new industrial discharge, water taking, and disturbance of natural resources associated with the development of a resort community to be located on land totaling approximately 779 acres in the Town of Rosendale, Ulster County, New York. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the applications for the following permits are complete:

SPDES and Water Supply:
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply

Natural Resources:
Article 11 Endangered/Threatened Species (Incidental Take)
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Docks, Platforms & Moorings
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Notice of Complete Application (PDF) (25 KB)

Please Note: The original Notice of Complete Application issued December 5, 2012 contained an erroneous statement regarding the number of proposed housing units. This statement was included in the copy of the Notice published in the Daily Freeman on December 11, 2012. The corrected statement appears in the revised copy of Notice available above.

Application materials are available for review at the DEC Region 3 Office in New Paltz by appointment. Portions of the Article 11 Endangered/Threatened Species application are withheld from public review to protect the location of endangered species. Please contact (845) 256-3052 to schedule a time to review the application materials.

Acceptance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The draft EIS and other project information are available for public review at the Department's Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620 during normal business hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact Brenda Griffin at (845) 256-3052 to schedule times for review. In addition, the draft EIS is available for review during normal business hours, in paper and digital format, at: Town of Rosendale Town Hall, 424 Main Street, Rosendale NY 12472, (845) 658-3159 and the Rosendale Library, 264 Main Street, Rosendale NY 12472, (845) 658-9013. Please see the websites for the Town (http://www.townofrosendale.com/) and the Library (http://www.rosendalelibrary.org/) regarding their respective business hours.

The draft EIS is also available online at http://www.hrvresorts.info/public.html.

Legislative Public Hearing and Public Comment Period
In accordance with the provisions of 6NYCRR Parts 617, a legislative public hearing will be held before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to receive unsworn statements from the public on the draft EIS. The hearing will be held on Monday June 6, 2011 at the Ulster County Community College John Quimby Theater, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.

The hearing location is fully accessible to persons with mobility impairment. The hearing will commence at 4:00 PM with a break at 6:00 PM, reconvening at 7:00 PM. It is not necessary to attend both sessions. The order of speakers will be determined through a sign up process. Opening statements by the ALJ will be given at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral and/ or written comments. It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the legislative hearing. Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. For those unable to attend this legislative public hearing and those persons wishing to provide additional comments following the hearing, written comments will be accepted no later than close of business Tuesday, July 12, 2011 and may be submitted to:

Rebecca Crist
NYS DEC Region 3
Division of Environmental Permits
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Email: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

  • Revision to Final Scoping Document: As revised by DEC in consultation with the Town of Rosendale on June 22, 2009, Subsection III(C)(5) now reads in its entirety (old text is in brackets [ ], new text is in bold):

    5. Discuss and document the karstic characteristics of the aquifer on and adjacent to the site. Document groundwater flow and pathways in the project area using [well information] a comparison of the chemical signatures of surface and ground waters and [dye] tracer tests consistent with former ASTM Standard D5717-95. If aquifer (pump) tests are conducted for potential water supply wells, they must be designed to demonstrate the lack or presence of hydraulic connection with Williams Lake.

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