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ENB Region 3 Notices 3/17/2021

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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 Acquisitions LLC for a site known as Firestone Tire and Auto Repair Site, site ID #C360215. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 316 Huguenot Street.

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/C360215/. 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 May 1, 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 Town of Wappinger Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Valley Lighting will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Applicant to expand the existing warehouse on the Subject Property with an additional 142,500 square foot of floor area, bringing the total warehouse size to 386,893 square foot and expanding the parking and circulation area accordingly. The project is located at 151 Airport Drive in the Town of Wappingers, New York.

Contact: Beatrice Ogunti, Town of Wappingers, 20Middlebush, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-6256, E-mail: bogunti@townofwappingerny.gov.


Orange County - The Town of Cornwall Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Storm King Arts Center Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Storm King Art Center, an existing outdoor sculpture art museum, for a two phased Master Plan to address the increasing visitor numbers which have place increased demands on the existing facilities as well as on existing Town roads. Phase 1 includes the expansion and relocation of parking into a single parking lot to the west of Old Pleasant Hill Road and relocation of ticketing, the abandonment of Old Pleasant Hill Road from the intersection of Orrs Mills Road to the Storm King property line for the exclusive use by Storm King Center and the construction of the following: welcome pavilions (ticketing and restrooms) in the new parking lot, an administration building, an art conservation, fabrication and maintenance building at the south end of the site and the reconfiguration/resurfacing of Bunny Road off Pleasant Hill Road. Phase 2 will include the construction of additional parking and ticketing at the southern end of the site, an expansion of the fabrication and maintenance building, renovation and expansion of the museum building, a new café and renovation and expansion of other programming space. The project is located in the Town of Cornwall, New York.

Contact: Neil Novesky, Town of Cornwall, Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518, Phone: (845) 534-9429, E-mail: dhines@cornwallny.gov.


Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sky Blue Sports will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Blue Sky for a sports complex for organizations wanting an elite- or recreational-level training and tournament home located on 249 acres. The overall project includes eleven (11) turf fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and football, eight (8) baseball fields, a 120,000 square foot multipurpose dome, driving range, a welcome center, parking and paintball (existing).

The project will be phased. First Phase will include relocation of the site access from Bart Bull Road to O'Haire Road (aka County Route 53). Phase I will also utilize the existing polo fields for sporting events and existing grass parking areas. Event organizers will be required to provide ADA accessible sanitary facilities. If tents and food service are provided, an event permit will need to be obtained by the Town of Wallkill Building Department.

Phase II is shown and reviewed as part of an overall the conceptual development of the Site.

The project is located between O'Haire Road and Bart Bull Road in the Town of Wallkill, New York.

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


Orange County - The Town of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Varano Solar/Forefront Power LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Applicant, Forefront Power LLC, is proposing to construct a five (5) megawatt solar facility with battery storage on 27.6 acres of a parcels containing approximately 166:66 ± acres. The project is located with frontage along Maple Avenue (County Route 37) within the Town of Goshen in Orange County, New York.

Contact: Lee Bergus, Town of Goshen, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 294-6430, E-mail: buildingandzoning@townofgoshen.org.


Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Goshen Quarry Water Withdrawal Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an existing, operating permitted mine. The applicant is currently permitted to mine approximately 55.4 acres out of a total of 65 acres under their control. Mining is authorized through the Mined Land Reclamation permit within the existing footprint to a depth of -16 foot below mean sea level (msl), which includes mining into the groundwater. The facility is currently performing water withdrawals through quarry dewatering via a quarry sump pit located in the southeast corner of the quarry floor at a current elevation of 334 foot above msl (amsl). The quarry dewatering is required to create dry working conditions at the quarry floor. Water from this sump pit is discharged to "McKnight Ditch" (tributary to the Wallkill River) via SPDES Permit No. NY 0264954, outfall 001. Various amounts of water from the sump is also diverted to the South Ponds complex within the facility and used a source of makeup water when needed for aggregate processing.

While the facility is already permitted to mine to a depth of -16 feet below MSL, the Mined Land Reclamation permit is conditioned in a manner that the permittee must get NYS DEC approval before it can advance every additional 100 foot increment. Tilcon currently has a request before NYS DEC to advance from 334 foot amsl to 234 foot amsl. Prior to making the decision on this request, Tilcon was required to perform an updated Hydrogeological Assessment. This same assessment was used for the Water Withdrawal application to evaluate potential impacts to nearby water supply wells from the quarry dewatering at current and future conditions.

The project is located at the intersection of Quarry Road and NYS Route 17A in the Town of Goshen, New York.

Contact: John W. Petronella, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3041, E-mail: DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov



Ulster and Sullivan Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grahamsville, Tannersville, Pine Hill Stream Sewer Crossing Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the NYC DEP for a stream sewer crossing improvement project in the Hamlet of Grahamsville, the Village of Tannersville, and the Village of Pine Hill, which are respectively located in Sullivan County, Greene County, and Ulster County, New York.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, NYC DEP 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed RDM Route 17M (aka 2602 Rt 17 Developers, LLC) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, RDM Route 17M (a/k/a 2602 Rt 17 Developers, LLC), for a 300,000 square foot warehouse facility, 151 parking stalls, 72 truck loading docks and 31 trailer storage spaces on a parcel located with frontage along New York State Route 17M. The property contains 61.59 ± acres. The property is located within the Commercial/Office Mixed-Use (CO) district, and within the Flood Plain and Ponding Area and AQ-6 Overlay Districts. The project is located at 2602 Route 17M in the Town of Goshen, New York.

Contact: Lee Bergus, Town of Goshen, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 294-6430, E-mail: buildingandzoning@townofgoshen.org.


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Westchester County - The Town of Ossining Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed River Knoll Residential Development 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 Ossining Building Department, 101 Route 9A, Ossining, NY 10562 and on line at: https://www.townofossining.com/cms/publications/all-documents/planning-board/planning-board-projects/under-review/river-knoll. A virtual public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on April 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, information available on joining the meeting is available from the contact listed below.

The action involves a proposal by Hudson Park Group LLC. successor to Glenco Group, LLC (Applicant) for a rezoning of the subject property in the Town of Ossining by the Town Board from R-15 (One Family Residence) to MF (Multi-family Residence). The Applicant is also seeking the granting of Site Plan, Wetlands Permit, Steep Slope Permit and Tree Removal Permit Approvals by the Planning Board, for the construction of a 98 unit age restricted townhouse development. This is a revised plan submitted by the Applicant. The original project proposed a 188 multi-family development as well as the enactment of a local law by the Town Board which would amend the Zoning Law by creating the proposed Multi-Family Residence 2 (MF2) zoning district. The project is located at 40 Croton Dam Road in the Town of Ossining, New York.

Contact: Sandra Anelli, Town of Ossining, P.O. Box 1166, 101 Route 9A, Ossining, NY 10562, Phone: (914) 762-8419, E-mail: bldgdept@townofossining.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS

Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update and related Zoning Code Amendments. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 12, 2021. The Draft EIS is available from the Village of Ossining Clerk's Office,16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY; the Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562 and on line at: https://www.ossiningtomorrow.com/documents.

The action involves a proposal for the adoption and implementation of a Comprehensive Plan Update and associated amendments to the Village's Zoning Code (Proposed Action). Some zoning changes are proposed: the adoption of two Form Based Code Overlays, and zoning text changes to the T-District and the S-75 District. The plan update seeks to streamline pathways for economic growth and development, while addressing community needs and environmental sustainability. The project is located throughout the Village of Ossining, New York.

Contact: Karen D'Attore, Village of Ossining, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562, Phone: (914) 941-3554, E-mail: kdattore@villageofossining.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Coast North Properties, LLC. A virtual public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. information on how to join the meeting is available at: https://mamaroneck.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted for ten (10) days following the close of the public hearing. The Draft EIS is available from the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Department, 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, 3rd Floor, Mamaroneck, NY 10543; the Mamaroneck Public Library, 136 Prospect Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 and on line at: https://www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/zoning-board-appeals.

The action involves a 56,328 square foot expansion of an existing 40,620 square foot self-storage facility (Site). The addition will include 321 additional storage units and incorporate approximately 700 square feet of storage-associated retail space along the Waverly Avenue frontage in the existing self-storage building (Project). The Site is currently improved with 5 buildings, plus a 2 story building over a covered parking area and an open storage area. The Project involves the demolition of all structures along the rear property line, as well as the 2 story concrete block structure in the middle of the lot. The existing self-storage building and the 2 story stucco building at the corner of Fenimore Road and Waverly Avenue will remain. The Project includes additional site landscaping, stormwater management and the removal of two (2) curb cuts, one on Waverly Avenue and one on Fenimore Road. The Project will also eliminate the existing storage of construction equipment and construction vehicles on the Site, as well as seven (7) rentable contractor units. After construction, the only uses that will remain at the Project Site are the self-storage use and the Murphy Brothers Construction office use. The project requires area variances for off-street parking and loading spaces, building coverage, lot coverage, setback from Fenimore Road, floor area ratio, gross floor area and height from the Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals and site plan approval from the Planning Board. The project is located in and about 416 Waverly Avenue/ 560 Fenimore Road in the Village of Mamaroneck, New York..

Contact: Ashley Ley, AKRF, Village of Mamaroneck, 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, 3rd Floor, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 825-8758, E-mail: aley@akrf.com.








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