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ENB - Region 3 Notices 2/6/2019

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Huguenot Partners LLC for a site known as Centre Avenue Development - South, site ID #C360182. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 33 Centre Avenue.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Michael Kilmer, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696, Phone: (845) 633-5463, E-mail: michael.kilmer@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by March 8, 2019.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Draft Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the Draft Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Research Reserve) Management Plan. The mission of the Research Reserve is to improve the health and resilience of the Hudson River estuary by conserving estuarine habitats through integrated education, training, stewardship, restoration, monitoring and research programs. The 2019 Management Plan is an update of the 2009 plan and will guide the management of the Research Reserve for the next five years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan.

A copy of the plan is posted on the NYS DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4915.html.

Comments will be accepted by the contact listed below until March 15, 2019.

Contact: Heather Gierloff, NYS DEC, Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, P.O. Box 315, Staatsburg, NY 12580, Phone: (845) 889-4745 extension 118, E-mail: heather.gierloff@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Town of Shandaken, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Shandaken Community Wastewater Management Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed Shandaken Community Wastewater Management Program will transfer the responsibility of individual on-site septic systems serving private property to the Town of Shandaken through the formation of a Septic Maintenance District for the Hamlet of Shandaken, Town of Shandaken, New York. The first year of the Septic Maintenance District will include the pumping of all septic tanks and inspection of all septic systems. Based on recent investigations, approximately 30 septic systems will require repair or replacement. Approximately 5 of the 30 septic systems will have to be constructed off site (remote septic systems) due to existing site constraints (lot size, watercourses, steep slopes, etc.). Property will need to be acquired to construct the remote septic systems and piping will be constructed to convey the septic tank effluent to the remote septic systems. After the initial round of repairs and replacements, all septic systems will have their septic tanks pumped and inspected periodically based upon need (e.g., every 3 to 5 years). Repairs and replacements after the initial round will be done on an as needed basis provided there is adequate funding. The project is located in the Hamlet of Shandaken, Town of Shandaken, New York.

Contact: Robert Stanley, Town of Shandaken, P.O. Box 134, Shandaken, NY 1240, Phone: (845) 688-5004, E-mail: shandakensupervisor@yahoo.com.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DJF Real Estate Holding Corp will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan, Planning Board steep slope, wetland/watercourse and tree removal permit application (Town Forestry Officer approval) for a proposal consisting of the demolition of two (2) existing commercial buildings and the construction of one (1) new, three-story 19,200 square foot multi-use automotive and truck repair facility, with related site improvements. The applicant proposes forty-four (44) off-street parking spaces, nineteen (19) light duty and automotive truck repair bays, and four (4) heavy duty truck bays. The applicant proposes 1,800 square foot of disturbance on 35%+ slopes (Excessively Steep Slopes). The applicant proposes 19,930 square foot of disturbance within the 23,285 square foot of regulated watercourse and watercourse buffer area on the project site. The project involves approximately 4,013 cubic yards of cut and approximately 1,500 cubic yards of imported fill, requiring a fill permit from the Bureau of Engineering. The project also requires a floodplain development permit from the Town Engineer. The applicant proposes the removal of twenty-nine (29) trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Forestry Officer. The applicant has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeals for area variances required in connection with its proposal.

The property consists of approximately 76,837 square foot (1.76 acres) and is situated on the south side of Warehouse Lane approximately 389 feet from the intersection of Saw Mill River Road in the Town of Greenburgh, New York, in the LI Light Industrial District.

Contact: Aaron Schmidt, Town of Greenburgh, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607, Phone: (914) 989-1530, E-mail: aschmidt@greenburghny.com.


Westchester County - The City of White Plains, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Storage Tank and Transmission Main Replacement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for the replacement of the existing water pressure basin located in the City's Watershed Area which is approaching the end of its service life. This involves construction of two new 4 million gallon water storage tanks. It also involves replacement of the two existing 24 inch transmission mains which run through Watershed Area from the Orchard Street Pump Station along Old Orchard Street to the existing pressure basin, a distance of approximately 4,000 feet. Following construction, vegetation removed for a temporary construction staging area will be restored. The project design, construction management procedures and post construction operation will serve to avoid any significant impacts to the Watershed property and surrounding area. The Water Storage Tank project is located at 1402 Old Orchard Street in the City of White Plains, New York, within the City's Watershed Area. The Transmission Main Replacement Project extends from the Orchard Street Pump Station, near Cummings Avenue, along Old Orchard Street to the existing water storage tank, a distance of approximately 4,000 feet in the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains, 70 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914-422-1300, E-mail: rjohnson@whiteplainsny.gov.


Westchester County - The City of White Plains, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Waterstone White Plains Senior Residential Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an additional 5 story, 132 unit multi-family residential building for independent senior living and a new 4 story parking structure. A total of 493 parking spaces will be partially shared between the office and residential uses. The project includes construction of a landscaped publicly accessible park of approximately 13,000 square feet along the site's Hale Avenue frontage. The project is located at 120 Bloomingdale Road, between Maple Avenue and Mamaroneck Avenue, in the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains, 70 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914-422-1300, E-mail: rjohnson@whiteplainsny.gov.


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