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ENB - Region 6 Notices

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Lewis County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Barret Paving Materials, Inc., Millick Quarry, Port Leyden may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on November 29, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Leyden Town Hall in Talcottville. The action involves the applicant's proposal to develop and operate a 78 acre commercial limestone mine, on a 112.6 acre parcel owned by the applicant. On-site processing would include: blasting, excavating, crushing, screening, sorting, and trucking or stockpiling material for retail sale. The project is located approximately 2,000 feet north of the Village of Port Leyden, New York, west of NYS Route 12, and between the Hells Kitchen Road and Rugg Road.

Contact: Mark A. Wiggins, NYS DEC, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2245.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Essex, Hamilton, Oneida and Warren Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed North Country National Scenic Trail Draft Adirondack Park Trail Plan (GEIS). Public meetings will be held on December 5th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Warrensburg DEC Office, on December 6th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Boonville Town/Village Hall and on December 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the NYS DEC Central Office in Albany. Paper copies of the plan or electronic copies on CD will be available beginning November 26th at the Department's Albany, Regional, and sub-regional offices (Regions 5 and 6 only) or by calling (518) 473-9518. An electronic copy can also be downloaded off the Department's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/39658.html. Comments are welcome and will be accepted until January 4, 2008. Kindly submit your comments to the contact person listed below or to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

The action involves a plan which describes a proposed route across the central region of the Adirondack Park. The route assessment presented in this plan will be integrated into the unit management plans (UMP) for each respective unit traversed by the trail. The proposed action will intersect nine units of the New York State Forest Preserve: Black River Wild Forest, West Canada Lake Wilderness, Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Jessup River Wild Forest, Siamese Ponds Wilderness, Hudson Gorge Primitive Area, Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, Hoffman Notch Wilderness and Hammond Pond Wild Forest.

Contact: Peter J. Frank, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518.

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