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ENB Region 3 Notices 2/3/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 277 NR Principal LLC for a site known as Goodrich Rubber 285 North Avenue Site, site ID #C360212. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 285 North Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360212/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the 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: Justin Starr, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-9797, E-mail: justin.starr@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by March 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

Dutchess County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Taconic State Park New England Cottontail Habitat Management will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the NYS OPRHP to manage areas of known New England Cottontail (NEC) habitat to create shrubby, early successional habitat for this declining species that will provide winter food and cover. Habitat management will occur at three areas within Taconic State Park, 1) Weed Mine Road, 2) Shakshober Road, 3) Quarry Hill Road. Various combinations of tree felling, invasive species removal, native shrub planting and/or seeding, and tilling will be used. Some management may involve the discontinuation of agriculture to allow agricultural fields to succeed naturally or with limited management. Tree cutting will involve 1) felling select trees in specific locations to open the canopy and let light in to encourage native shrub growth, and 2) felling trees along the edges of old field or agricultural lands to 'feather' the edges. Trees will be left where they fall to provide food, cover and deter deer from feeding on shrub and sapling regeneration. This will encourage native shrub growth. Species used in seeding and/or planting will be selected based on NEC preferred foods and species which occur within the Park. Plantings may require tilling the soil. If necessary, herbicide will be used to treat invasive species, but manual/mechanical techniques will be prioritized. The project is located along Taconic State Park, in the towns of Copake, Ancram, North East, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Ferry, NYS OPRHP, 9 Old Post Road, P.O. Box 308, Staatsburg, NY 12580, Phone: (845) 235-5524, E-mail: Rebecca.Ferry@parks.ny.gov.


Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 1 of 2021 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Local Law 1 of 2021 to amend Chapter 102 of the Town Coide with regard to timber harvesting to provide, in relevant part, that a special use permit and site plan approval shall be required for all timber harvesting activities covered by said chapter. The project is located throughout the Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Donna McGrogan, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, E-mail: dmcgrogan@hydeparkny.us.


Orange County - The Village of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Orange Inn, LLC (a/k/a Limoncello) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a application which is an amendment of a previous approval issued in June of 2020. The plan includes conversion of upper floors of an existing structure from its present use to a hotel. Thirty hotel rooms will be constructed where there are currently 32 rental units. This action will also involve exterior renovations including the addition of an additional story, new siding, windows, new roof and replacement of existing dormers, as well as improvements to the buildings fire suppression system and fire code compliance. The restaurant use will continue on the ground floor of the building. No ground disturbance or changes to the building footprint are proposed. The project is located in the Village's Church Park Historic District and the building is a contributing structure within the district. The project is located in the Village of Goshen, New York.

Contact: Elaine McClung, Village of Goshen, 276 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 294-7650, E-mail: vogclerk@frontiernet.net.


Ulster County - The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (RRA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Solid Waste Management Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the February 2020 update to the Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP) for the planning period of 2020 to 2029 (Action). The Plan was prepared in accordance with the requirements of 6 NYCRR 366 and has been approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The LSWMP includes an implementation schedule. The LSWMP has been the subject of Public Participation in accordance with 6 NYCRR 366. The LSWMP does not authorize any specific new construction project and no ground disturbance will occur through the formal adoption of the Plan. Future projects must be authorized by Solid Waste Management Facility Permits issued by NYS DEC. The LSWMP addresses all of Ulster County and the villages, towns and cities within the County. The project is located at 999 Flatubush Road in the Town of Ulster, New York.

Contact: Charlie Whittaker, Ulster County RRA, 999 Flatubush Road, Kingston, NY 12402, Phone: (845) 336-0600, E-mail: cwhi@ucrra.org.


Notice of Availability of Final Scope

Rockland County - The Town of Ramapo Town Board, as lead agency, has made the Final Scope for the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Code Amendments for Northeast Ramapo available. The Final Scope is available from the Town of Ramapo Town Hall, 259 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901 and on line at: http://www.ramapo.org/.

The action involves the adoption of the Northeast Ramapo Development Plan which will present and assess a plan with strategies for future land use, investments, and management of growth in Northeast Ramapo. This planning effort (the Action) will:

  1. present the Northeast Ramapo Development Plan consisting of proposed development strategies for this unincorporated part of Town and the related environmental impact analysis of these strategies.
  2. generate a Town-wide Existing Conditions Inventory Report (Inventory Report); and
  3. develop Town Code amendments to implement the Northeast Ramapo Development Plan.

The project is located in the northeast area of the Town of Ramapo, New York.

Contact: Michael Specht, Town of Ramapo, Town Hall, 259 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901, Phone: (845) 357-5100, E-mail: Spechtm@ramapo-ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Rockland County - The Town of Newburgh, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Polo Club Multi-Family with Senior Bonus. The Final SEIS is available from the Town of Newburgh, Planning Office, 21 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza, Newburgh, NY and on line at: www.townofnewburgh.org.

The action involves a proposed multi family residential development consisting of 242 rental units. The project is seeking an approval under the Town Senior Housing Bonus Density Code. This bonus density increases allowable unit count from 6 units per acre to 9 units per acre in the R-3 Zone. One third of the increased unit count is required to be senior restricted. The project is proposed to be served by an onsite sewage treatment plant discharging to a tributary to the Quassaick Creek. An
alternative sewer system is being evaluated which includes a pump station and force main connecting to the Town's sewer collection system near the Route 52/Route 300 intersection. Water service will be via a connection to the Town of Newburgh municipal system. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been prepared. The project was previously reviewed as a 138 unit Town House Project. The changes to the site required a supplemental environmental impact review. The project is located on NYS Route 300, south of Jeanne Drive, in the Town of Newburgh, New York.

Contact: John P. Ewasutyn, Town of Newburgh, 21 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: (845) 564-7804, E-mail: planningboard@townofnewburgh.org.


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