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ENB Region 3 Notices 1/6/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Saber-North White Plains, LLC for a site known as White Plains Chrysler Car Dealership, site ID #C360209. This site is located in the City of White Plains, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 70 Westchester Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360209/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Marine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Kimberly Junkins, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 633-5457, E-mail: kimberly.junkins@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by February 5, 2021.

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 Town of Montgomery Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed FedEx Freight Inc. Parking Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by FedEx to expand the onsite parking areas within three (3) distinct locations of the site identified as the north-side, south-side and west-side parking expansion areas. The amended site plan includes 70 new trailer truck spaces, 106 new pup and van spaces, and 8 new employee/visitor parking spaces. The purpose of the expanded parking is to provide adequate parking for the current employees and vehicles for efficient operation of the existing facility. No new employees or change in the traffic generated by the site are anticipated as a result of the amended site plan. There will be no changes to water demand, wastewater generation, or any existing buildings. There will be no change in the existing hours of operation. The project is located in the Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Suzanne Hadden, Town of Montgomery, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549, Phone: (845) 457-2643, E-mail: shadden@townofmontgomery.com.


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Taconic State Parkway Paving will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the restoration of the pavement surface by milling off 2 inches of the existing pavement and filling with a 2 inch single course asphalt overlay on the mainline and shoulders along the Taconic State Parkway (TSP). The mill and fill operation will occur from Reference Marker (RM) 987G 8402 1080 to 1127. The following minor safety improvements are also proposed as part of this project:

  • The shoulder along the northbound TSP will be expanded by approximately 4 foot for a distance of roughly 0.7 miles (from RM 987G 8402 1098+400 to 1105). This will connect to an area immediately to the north where the shoulder has already been expanded to 4 foot;
  • Parkway curb will be installed along both sides of the northbound TSP from RM 987G 8402 1098+400 to 1105 (roughly 0.7 miles) and along the travel lane (right) shoulder of the southbound TSP from RM 987G 8402 1104 to 1106 (roughly 0.2 miles);
  • Rock scaling of a 400 foot section of rock (RM 1097+397 to 1098+170) will allow for 4 foot clearance between the travel lane and the front of the rock face. This will improve driver safety and improve the safety and efficiency of snow plowing;
  • Abandoned catch basins will be removed to improve the pavement surface and ride ability;
  • A small number of catch basins will be altered to better meet the elevation of the pavement;
  • Several operational catch basins will be moved out of the travel way and into the expanded shoulder.

The project is located along the Taconic State Parkway in the Towns of Kent and Putnam Valley, New York.

Contact: Erich A. Valckenaere, NYS DOT, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 437-3346, E-mail: erich.valckenaere@dot.ny.gov.


Ulster County - The Town of Esopus Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law #5 of 2020 Establishing a Mixed-Use Floating Zone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to Chapter 123, "Zoning" of the Esopus Town Code to add a new Section 123-18 to establish a Mixed-Use Floating Zone. The project is located throughout the Town of Esopus, New York.

Contact: Shannon Harris, Town of Esopus, P.O. Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466, Phone: (845) 331-0676, E-mail: supervisor@esopus.com.


Ulster County - The Town of Esopus Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law #6 of 2020 Amending Section 123-6, Zoning District Purposes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law of the Town of Esopus, to amend Chapter 123, "Zoning" of the Esopus Town Code by amending Section 123-6, "Zoning District Purposes". The project is located throughout the Town of Esopus, New York.

Contact: Shannon Harris, Town of Esopus, P.O. Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466, Phone: (845) 331-0676, E-mail: supervisor@esopus.com.


Ulster County - The Town of Esopus Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Esopus Riverfront: Access and Connections Study will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town of Esopus, in partnership with Scenic Hudson, prepared the Esopus Riverfront: Access and Connections Study, with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Hudson River Estuary. The purpose of this Study is to evaluate opportunities for new and enhanced recreational access to the Hudson River and tidal sections of the Rondout Creek. The Study also considered opportunities to reinforce connections from shoreline recreation areas to regional water- and land-based networks, along with options to enhance long-term resiliency to sea-level rise and flooding at waterfront locations. The project is located in the Town of Esopus, New York.

Contact: Shannon Harris, Town of Esopus, P.O. Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466, Phone: (845) 331-0676, E-mail: supervisor@esopus.com.


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