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ENB Region 3 Notices 3/31/2021

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Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from RFMCH Huguenot Property Owner II LLC and RFMCH Huguenot Development Partners II LLC for a site known as Block 417 New Rochelle, site ID #C360216. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 327-329 Huguenot Street.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: 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: Michael Kilmer, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 633-5463, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

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:

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:

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tivoli Wastewater System Project - 2021 Addendum will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A Negative Declaration was approved for the original project on July 25, 2018. This Negative Declaration is prepared for consideration of an amendment to the project as follows: The project consists of the replacement of the existing wastewater treatment plant for the Village, that will meet current New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) standards for wastewater treatment, and a transfer of the Village wastewater system, including collection and treatment, to the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority. No change to the wastewater treatment plant effluent outfall location will occur. The action will include design, permitting, financing, and constructing improvements including replacement of the treatment plant, control system, and improvements to health and safety. Repairs to the collection system and pumping station may also occur. The action would include transfer of wastewater system components and real property to the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority including the creation of a Part County Sewer District and related permitting, financing, and system operations and maintenance. The project is located in the Village of Tivoli, New York.

Contact: Robin Bruno, Village of Tivoli, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583, Phone: (845) 757-2021, E-mail:

Orange County - The Town of Minisink Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed OYA McMullen Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, McMullen Road LLC, for a site plan approval to construct a 2 megawatt solar facility on a parcel containing 70.75 ± acres. The property is located in the Agricultural Residence (AR) Zoning District. The project is located at 151 McMullen Road in the Town of Minisink, New York.

Contact: David Witkowski, Town of Minisink, 20 Roy Smith Drive, Westtown, NY 10941, Phone: (845) 726-3700, E-mail:

Orange County - The Village of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Spring Hill Rental Apartments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and use of two multi-family residential buildings with a total of 34 rental apartment units within the Village of Monroe's UR-M Zoning District, which requires Site Plan and Special Use Permit approval from the Village of Monroe's Planning Board. The 2.58 acre site currently contains a single story commercial building that will be demolished as part of the project. The two buildings will be two stories. A 70 vehicle parking lot will be located at the rear of the proposed buildings. Water and sewer services will be provided from the Village's community water and sewer systems. The project is located at Spring Street and Franklin Avenue in the Village of Monroe, New York.

Contact: Fiona Doherty, Village of Monroe, 70 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950, Phone: (845) 782-8341, E-mail:

Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Westchester County - The Westchester Joint Waterworks, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westchester Joint Waterworks (WJWW) Water Filtration Plant may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from contact listed below and on line at: A virtual public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on April 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom, invitation may be found at: Written comments on the Draft Scope will be accepted until April 23, 2021.

The action involves the construction of a filtration facility, driveway, parking lot, utilities installation for water and sewer, and stormwater management features on a 13.4 acre project site. The sewer line for the project would tie into a County trunk line on Westchester County Airport property pursuant to an easement that would be granted by Westchester County. The facility building would be less than one acre. Proposed impervious features, including a driveway, parking lot walkways, the facility itself and supporting utilities and ancillary facilities, would total approximately 2.4 acres. The proposed location of the Filtration Plant is a 13.4 acre tract of land accessed via Purchase Street, east of the Westchester County Airport. The land is currently owned by Westchester County and is part of the Airport grounds. It is proposed that, in connection with its acquisition of the County land, WJWW would deed to Westchester County a parcel owned by WJWW located adjacent to, and to be merged with, the Westchester County Airport. The project is located in the Town and Village of Harrison, New York.

Contact: Paul Kutzy, WJWW, 1625 Mamaronec Avenue, Mamaronec, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 698-3500, E-mail:

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