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ENB - Region 6 Notices

Notice of Completion of Draft GEIS - Extension of Public Comment Period

Essex, Hamilton, Herkimer, 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 - Adirondack Trail Plan. This action involves an extension to the public comment period for the Draft North Country National Scenic Trail - Adirondack Trail Plan/GEIS from January 4, 2008 to February 15, 2008. Paper copies of the plan or electronic copies on CD will be available beginning November 26, 2007 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 Febuary 15, 2008. Kindly submit your comments to the contact person listed below or to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov. The action involves the NYS DEC completion of a Draft Plan/GEIS for the North Country National Scenic Trail Adirondack Park Trail. This plan 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 (umps) for each respective unit traversed by the trail. The proposed action will intersect nine units of the 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.

Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS

St. Lawrence County - The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Tri-Lakes Reliability Project. The SDEIS evaluates the feasibility of re-routing a short segment of the transmission line and discusses the environmental impacts of the proposed alternate route. The action involves the installation and operation of a 46 kV transmission line along New York State Route 56 for a distance of 3.4 miles, a portion of which traverses lands of the Raquette Boreal State Forest Preserve, rather than build the previously approved 6.9 mile cross-country segment around the Forest Preserve. The proposed action will impact Forest Preserve lands for a distance of approximately 1.86 miles. The proposed action represents a shorter route with potentially less environmental impacts than the cross-country route. The project is located in the Tri-Lakes Region of New York, in eastern St. Lawrence County within the Adirondack Park. The Tri-Lakes Reliability Project is approximately 26 miles long and begins in the Town of Parishville, NY at a new substation and ends in Piercefield at
a new regulator station.

Contact: Arnie Talgo, NYPA, Clark Energy Center, P.O. Box 191, Marcy, NY 13403, Phone: 1 (800) 724-0309.

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