DEC PRESS RELEASE
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Planet – NY Drop-In Biofuels LLC -Waste to Fuel Facility (The New Planet Project) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Two public scoping meetings to receive comments on the draft scope for the SDEIS have been scheduled for July 29, 2015, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Fieldstone Middle School located at 100 Fieldstone Drive, Thiells. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until August 7, 2015.
Speaking times may be limited to accommodate all attendees. Interested persons are encouraged to provide any detailed or extensive comments in writing. Draft scoping materials have been prepared by the applicant, New Planet-NY Drop-In Biofuels LLC and NYS DEC. These draft scoping materials are available on-line at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html or from the contact person listed within this notice.
The action involves a proposal by New Planet, for the construction and operation of a waste-to-fuels facility that will convert carbonaceous matter found in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into a fuel product and proposes amendments to Chapter 215 of the Code of the Town of Stony Point to provide for the development of green industrial facilities in the Town of Stony Point within Light Industrial zoning districts (Proposed Amendments).
The New Planet Project will divert approximately 1.7 million tons per year of MSW (the ultimate capacity to be determined upon completion of the final design). The raw MSW is proposed to be delivered to the New Planet Project by truck with deliveries to be concentrated during off-peak traffic periods, i.e. overnight. MSW will then be sorted and separated, and the vast majority will either be converted (at the proposed facility) into a fuel product or recycled off site. A portion of the MSW that cannot be converted or recycled will be deposited into a landfill. The MSW/feedstock will originate from outside of Rockland County, and it is currently anticipated that the majority of the MSW/feedstock will originate from the City of New York and parts south of Rockland County.
The New Planet Project is located on four separate parcels of land totaling approximately 39 acres in the Town of Stony Point, Rockland County, New York. The property is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City, east of US Route 9W at the terminus of Holt Drive. The site is located on both sides (east and west) of the existing CSX rail line in the Town of Stony Point, New York.
Contact: John W. Petronella, NYS DEC – Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3041, E-mail: NewPlanet@dec.ny.gov.