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Public Notice

Proposed Designation of Natural Heritage Area

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) are proposing to designate the Eastern Lake Ontario Barrier Beaches and Wetland Complex, which includes the Black Pond Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Lakeview Marsh WMA, Deer Creek WMA, Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area, and Southwick Beach State Park located in the Towns of Ellisburg in Jefferson County, and Sandy Creek and Richland in Oswego County, as a Natural Heritage Area (NHA) pursuant to Article 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL § 11-0539.7). The NHA Program recognizes rare animals, rare plants and significant natural communities, and provides greater assurance that management activities on designated state lands protect the unique resources for which the area was designated. Designation of the NHA includes recognition of compatible uses that may continue, consistent with the conservation of the Natural Heritage resources present.

This designation is the first to be made jointly by the DEC and OPRHP for DEC and OPRHP-owned and managed lands.

Eastern Lake Ontario Barrier Beach and Wetland Complex is being designated as a NHA for the following reasons: Surveys and inventories have indicated that there are 11 endangered and 10 threatened plant species, four endangered and four threatened animals and eight significant ecological communities.

For additional information about this designation please visit Eastern Lake Ontario Barrier Beach and Wetland Area: Proposed Natural Heritage Area Designation.

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed Eastern Lake Ontario Barrier Beach and Wetland Complex NHA until 25 October 2007.

Comments should be addressed to: Angelena M. Ross, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 317 Washington St., Watertown NY 13601, E-mail: amross@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Village of Johnson City Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Redevelopment of Southern Parcel of Former Endicott-Johnson Ranger Paracord Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 146,000 ± square feet of retail space in an Industrial zoning district in the Village of Johnson City. The project parcel contains approximately 15.3 ± acres that is proposed for subdivision into two lots containing approximately 14.1 ± and 1.2 ± acres respectively. The 14.1 ± acre parcel will contain a 132,000 ± square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter and the 1.2 ± acre parcel will contain a 14,000 ± square foot mixed retail building.

The Project is located on the former Endicott-Johnson Ranger Paracord site and is being remediated under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Project site is zoned Industrial. The area surrounding the Project site is a mixture of park land, commercial, industrial and residential uses, including the Gannett newspaper regional printing facility. The Project as designed requires no zoning variances, but does require a special permit from the Village Board to allow a retail use in an Industrial zone. In addition, the Project requires Subdivision and Site Plan approval from the Village of Johnson City Planning Board. The project is located at 90 Lester Street, Johnson City, New York.

Daria M Golazeski, Village of Johnson City Planning Board, 243 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790, Phone: (607) 797-9098, E-mail: jcplanning@stny.rr.com.

Onondaga County - The Village of Manilus Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Christ Church Applications for Site Plan Approval and Demolition Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Christ Church's proposal to contruct a new parish center addition to the existing church building. The project involves the demolition of two exisiting buildings which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The project is located at 401 and 407 East Seneca Street in Manilus, NY 13104.

Contact: Connie Stuper, Village of Manilus, One Arkle Albanese Avenue, Manilus, NY 13104, Phone: (315) 682-9171, E-mail: connies@ManilusVillage.org.

Oswego County - The Fulton City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fulton City School District Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the additions and alterations to the District's facilities, including general construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, technology and hazardous materials abatement, as well as alterations to the District's athletic complex. The project is located at the following:

G. Ray Bodley High School and Athletic Complex
6 William Gillard Drive
Fulton, NY 13069

Fulton Junior High School
129 Curtis Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Fairgrieve Elementary School
716 Academy Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Lanigan Elementary School
59 Bakeman Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Volney Elementary School
2592 State Route 3
Fulton, NY 13069

Fulton City School District Education Center
167 South Fourth Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Erie Street School
603 Erie Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Contact: William Lynch, Fulton City School District, 167 South Fourth Street, Fulton, NY 13069, Phone: (315) 593-5510.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Fleming Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Veness Brook Landing Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the subdivision of 115 acres into approximately 80 single family residential homes. The project is located on Mobbs Road in the Town of Fleming, New York.

The conditions are:

1. All permits to work in a floodway will be obtained and permit conditions will be strictly adhered to.

2. The project will be designed to the Town of Fleming and NYSDEC requirements and all applicable NYSDEC and USACOE permit requirements will be strictly complied with. The project will also be required to obtain permit coverage under the SPDES General Permit for storm water discharges from construction activity.

Contact: Jamie Moore, Phone: (315) 255-8014, E-mail: flemingplanning@adelphia.net.

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