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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/28/2019

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from BRP 10 Commerce LLC for a site known as 10 Commerce Drive Rail Yard, site ID #C360192. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 10 Commerce Drive.

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

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Parag Amin, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9662, E-mail: parag.amin@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by September 27, 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.


Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Village of Walden Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of the Village Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed set of amendments to the Village Comprehensive Plan to build upon the 2012 Comprehensive plan with the intention of guiding the Village of the next 5 to 10 years. The project is located throughout the Village of Walden, New York.

Contact: John Revella, Village of Walden, 1 Municipal Square, Walden, NY 12586, E-mail: manager@villageofwalden.org.


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Dutchess County - The Town of Fishkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rolling Hills at Fishkill may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from Town of Fishkill, Town Hall, Planning Department, 807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524 and on line at: https://fishkill-ny.gov/public-hearings.html. A public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Fishkill Town Hall, Main Meeting Room, 807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524.

The action involves proposal by the Applicant for Zoning Map and Text Amendments from the Town of Fishkill Town Board. These Zoning Map and Text Amendments are the initial step in an approval process with the ultimate goal of receiving Site Development Plan Approval to develop multifamily residential buildings together with accessory commercial uses. The Town Board referred the Application to the Town of Fishkill Planning Board Rolling Hills at Fishkill for its report and recommendation. Design Development Plans are to be submitted as part of the Draft EIS so as to allow the Lead Agency to review the environmental impacts for the Project as a whole. The proposed development consists of 30 buildings, totaling 463 apartments and 784 bedrooms, along with 24,000 square feet of retail space. Town-owned land will be purchased from the Town by the Applicant following all proper procedures at a fair market value, and a land donation will be provided by the Applicant for the traffic improvements proposed at the intersection of NYS Route 9D and Hudson View Drive. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments include edits that are specific to the RMF-5 Zoning District that would impact development in the RMF-5 Zoning District in the Town. These apply to Town Code Chapter 150 "Zoning" as amended November 11, 2018. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments request, inter alia, modifications of the defined limitations for commercial developments, which are permitted accessory uses within the RMF-3 and RMF-5 Zoning Districts, as outlined in Section 150-73.B(9)(a) of the Town Code. The project is located on Half Moon Road, North Lockey Woods Road and NYS Route 9D, in the Town of Fishkill, New York.

Contact: Debbie Colonna, Town of Fishkill, 807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524, Phone: (845) 831-7800, E-mail: dcolonna@fishkill-ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wingdale Materials LLC Proposed Surface Mine Expansion. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 18, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. at the Dover Town Hall, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 4, 2019. The Draft EIS is available from the Dover Town Hall, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover; the NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 and on line at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GzW6BkTq2V8qRFn9Qjsw3CL4tBB1u2mi.

The action involves the expansion of surface mine operations at an existing 84.5 acre quarry by 120.4 acres, increasing the total surface life of mine area to 204.9 acres, on 650 acres controlled by the permittee. The underground life of mine will remain 188.3 acres. A total of approximately 36.1-million cubic yards of material will be removed from the proposed surface mine expansion area in three phases over an 80 to 100 year period. Bedrock will be excavated by drilling and blasting to facilitate material removal. Material excavated by surface quarry operations will be transported to the existing subsurface processing area via a single stope hole, which will be constructed to connect new surface operations with existing subsurface operations (primary processing and loading). Under the proposed modification, surface excavated materials will simply be "dropped" through the stope hole to the existing underground mine area for processing and loading, as is currently permitted. Hours of operation for the facility will remain unchanged, no new equipment is proposed, and no increase in production is proposed. The existing multi-use road located on Pleasant Ridge Road will continue to provide site access for all truck traffic to and from the Wingdale Materials quarry. Reclamation of mined areas will proceed concurrently with mining operations. Proposed final reclamation under the modification would create a mix of forested areas and a new 85.5 ± acre lake, approximately 110 foot to 140 foot in depth (surface elevation of 890 foot amsl). The project is located at 3206 Pleasant Ridge Road, approximately 7,400 feet west of Hoags Corner Road, in the Town of Dover, New York.

Contact: Tracey O'Malley, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3059, E-mail: DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov


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