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ENB Region 3 Notices 4/14/2021

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Rockland County Sewer District #1 - Applicant, Rockland County Sewer District #1 (District) applied to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to renew the District's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit (NY0031895) for the District's wastewater treatment plant. NYS DEC issued a final permit on February 5, 2021. After issuance of the final permit the District requested a hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 621. The project is located at 4 Route 340, Orangeburg, New York.

A legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on May 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on June 3, 2021.

All petitions requesting party status to participate at an adjudicatory hearing must be received at NYS DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2020.

Written comments concerning the permit must be postmarked by May 27, 2021. Written comments e-mailed must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2021.

For instructions on providing oral statements at the legislative public comment hearing, attending the issues conference, submitting petitions for party status or submitting written comments, go to the NYS DEC website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/122757.html.

Contact: Michael S. Caruso, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, Fax: (518) 402-9037, E-mail: ohms@dec.ny.gov


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 201 Charles Street LLC for a site known as 201 Charles Street, site ID #C336094. This site is located in the Village of Maybrook, in the Towns of Hamptonburgh and Montgomery within the County of Orange and is located at 201 Charles Street.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C336094/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Middletown Thrall Library, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Greta White, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014, Phone: (518) 402-2029, E-mail: greta.white@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 14, 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 City of Middletown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Water Storage Tanks will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of two water storage tanks in the City of Middletown and repainting a third/ The first tank is an existing 1 MG welded steel tank located at the end of Mountain Avenue (Mountain Ave Tank) which will be replaced with a new 2 MG prestressed concrete tank adjacent to the existing; the existing tank will be demolished upon completion of the new tank. The second tank is an existing 0.75 MG welded steel tank at the end of Stonerose Court (High Barney Tank) which will be replaced with a new 0.75 MG prestressed concrete tank in the same footprint. The third tank is an existing 0.50 MG welded steel tank on Highland Avenue Extension (Highland Ave Tank) which will be repainted. Other improvements will be made to the tank including a new roof vent and manway. The project is located on Mountain Avenue (end of dead end), Stonerose Court and Highland Avenue Extension in the city of Middletown, New York.

Contact: Miguel Rodrigues, City of Middletown, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY 10940, Phone: (845) 742-8775, E-mail: jmrodrigues57@yahoo.com.


Westchester County - The City of White Plains, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 85 North Lexington Avenue, Gateway II Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the tedevelopment of a site which currently contains the surface parking lot of the Gateway I office building at One North Lexington Avenue. The proposed Gateway II project consists of 500 multi-family units in two 16 story and 25 story residential buildings, 19,000 square foot of street level retail, a total of 755 parking spaces with a total of 563,230 square foot of floor area. The project is located at 85 North Lexington Avenue in downtown White Plains at the intersections of Hamilton Avenue, Lexington Avenue, and Ferris Avenue, opposite the White Plains TransCenter and MetroNorth RR Station, in the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains, 270 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 422-1300, E-mail: rjohnson@whiteplainsny.gov.


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Orange County - The Town of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sunrise Commons/Trivoli Plaza may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from the contact listed below and on line at: www.townofgoshen.org. A public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on May 6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Goshen Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY, unless the meeting is changed to virtual, information will be provided at: www.townofgoshen.org.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Inter Development Corp., for two (2) mixed-use buildings consisting of seventy-eight (78) residential dwelling units and approximately 28,050 square foot of commercial use, a caretaker dwelling and a package wastewater treatment plant on a parcel located with frontage along New York State Route 17M within the Town of Goshen, New York. The property contains 10.5 ± acres, and is located within the Highway Commercial (HC) and Commercial/Office Mixed-Use (CO) districts, and within the AQ-6 Overlay Districts.

Contact: Lee Bergus, Town of Goshen, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 294-6250, E-mail: buildingandzoning@townofgoshen.org.


Notice of Availability of Final Scope

Dutchess County - The New York State Office of Pars, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has made the Final Scope for the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for James Baird State Park available. The Final Scope is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.

The action involves the Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for James Baird State Park. The Plan proposes 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. The project is located in the 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.


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