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ENB Region 3 Notices 2/17/2021

Public Notice

Shandaken SPDES Semi-Annual Meeting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) is pleased to announce that the next semi-annual public meeting, held per the Shandaken SPDES permit, will be on Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m. NYC DEP will discuss the progress of activities conducted pursuant to the SPDES permit. Due to the Corona virus pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. Participants may join by phone by calling (347) 921-5612, Conference ID: 883 484 520#.

The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcome.

Contact: Kimberlee Kane, NYC DEP, 465 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 749-5309, E-mail: kkane@dep.nyc.gov.


Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and Remedial Investigation Report from Allstate Capitol LLC and Centre Pointe Developers LLC for a site known as Swan Garage Kent Supply Site, site ID #C360210. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 64 Centre Avenue, Centre Avenue lot, and 8 Westchester Place.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, Remedial Investigation Report and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C360210/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, 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 April 3, 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 Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Slatewood Apartments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of the Slatewood Apartments (Project), which is an affordable housing project to be constructed within the Town of Wallkill, and it will consist of 75 apartment units within one building on a parcel that is approximately 4.2 acres in size. There will be hundred and nineteen (119) parking spaces on site, as well as recreational amenities. The Project will be served by existing central water and sewer. The Site is currently zoned Town Center (TC). The Project Sponsor made an application to the Town Board for implementation of a (R-AH) Residential Floating Overlay Zone. The project also requires two (2) variances as to unit density and building length. The project is located on East Main Street in the Town of Wallkill, New York.

Contact: Rudy Charles, Town of Wallkill, 99 Tower Drive, Middletown, NY 10941, Phone: (845) 692-7814, E-mail: rcharles@townofwallkill.com.


Rockland County - The Town of Stony Point, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law on Short-Term Rentals will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Local law to regulate Short-term rentals of residential property. The project is located in the residential zones of the Town of Stony Point, New York.

Contact: James Monaghan, Town of Stony Point, 74 East Main Street, Stony Point, NY 10980, Phone: (845) 786-2716, E-mail: supervisor@townofstonypoint.org.


Positive Declaration and Availability of Draft Scope

Dutchess County - The New York State office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for James Baird State Park may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposed improvements to upgrade and modernize the facility and its operations. Proposed elements in the Master Plan include: rehabilitation and repurposing of existing park structures; new recreation amenities including accessible and multipurpose trails and sports facilities; improvements to utility infrastructure (water/electric), improvements to park circulation and parking lots, and signage improvements; additional habitat protections and enhancement, and upgrades to the existing regional maintenance center.

Public scoping will be conducted. The purpose of scoping is to narrow issues and ensure that the Draft EIS will be a concise, accurate, and complete document and to ensure public participation in the Draft EIS development process. NYS OPRHP has prepared a Draft Scoping Document which will be forwarded to all interested agencies. The document will also be available on the agency website at: http://nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx. Written comments will be accepted by US mail or email until March 17, 2021. Following the public scoping comment period, NYS OPRHP will prepare and
distribute a Final Scoping Document.

The project is located at James Baird State Park at 14 Maintenance Lane in Pleasant Valley, New York.

Contact: Tana Bigelow, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474- 0409, E-mail: JamesBaird.Plan@parks.ny.gov.


Notice of Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has made the Draft Scope for the proposed Riverside Corporate Park available. The Draft Scope is available from the Town of Wallkill Town Hall Planning Office and on line at: https://www.townofwallkill.com/. A virtual public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on March 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4145433994. Written comments on the Draft Scope will be accepted until March 15, 2021.

The action involves the merging of 10 tax parcels and re-subdividing to create 3 total lots for the construction of three warehouse buildings with a total of up to 1.5 million square foot of floor area. The Project Site consists of 148.26 acres located at the terminus of Sullivan Lane in the Town of Wallkill, New York. Approximately 92 acres will be disturbed with approximately 58.9 acres of impervious surfaces at the completion of the project. Sullivan Lane will be widened and existing public utility service lines will be reconfigured to service the site. the Riverside Drive Extension will be constructed connecting the existing portion of Riverside Drive in the vicinity of Rykowski Lane and extending westerly through the site and connecting to the Park & Ride access. This will be upgraded and a connection will be provided to the East Main Street/Crystal Run Road corridor. This improvement will provide a parallel corridor to Crystal Run Road to accommodate both site and other external traffic movements to and from Rykowski Lane. Other traffic improvements will include signal upgrades to the existing signals in the vicinity of the NYS Route 17 interchange to improve the efficiency of those operations.

Contact: Gary Lake, Town of Wallkill, 99 Tower Drive, Middletown, NY 10941, Phone: (845) 692-7814, E-mail: planning@townofwallkill.com.


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