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ENB - Region 7 Notices

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands Act) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and the Freshwater Wetlands Mapping and Classification Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 664) that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to amend Chenango County Freshwater Wetland Maps 23 and 24 of 24 originally filed in1986. The wetland amendments would add five wetlands (A-6 and A-8 as Class 1, A-9 and ND-3 as Class 2, and A-7 as Class 3), to the maps. Three wetlands (A-7, A-8 and ND-3) each less than three acres in size, are proposed for addition to the maps as wetlands of unusual local importance for their benefit of providing education and scientific research of this ecologically unique and vulnerable plant community. In addition, extended regulated adjacent areas of 300 feet are proposed for A-6, A-7, A-8 and ND-3 due to the vulnerability of these wetlands. Maps showing the proposed revisions are available at the clerk's office in the village, town and county where the change is taking place, as well as at the NYS DEC Region 7 Office, Cortland, NY. Written comments on the accuracy of the proposed changes to the maps may be mailed to the person listed below through March 26, 2008. All comments received through March 26, 2008 will be considered. Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 664, once the announcement of a proposed amendment has been made, no activity subject to regulation under the Freshwater Wetlands Act may be initiated without a permit from NYS DEC within the area that is the subject of the proposal (including the 100 foot and extended wetland adjacent area) until the Commissioner has either amended the map or denied the amendment.

Contact: Gerald Rasmussen, Regional Supervisor of Natural Resources, NYS DEC, 1285 Fisher Ave., Cortland, NY 13045, Fax: (607) 753-8532.

Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The City of Oswego, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Oswego East Side CSO - LTCP Phase 3 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the City of Oswego currently implementing improvements to its existing east side wastewater collection and pumping system in accordance with a Consent Order with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Phase 3 of the project includes the demolition of the existing Overflow Retention Facility, Chlorine Contact Basins and the Grit Building and the restoration of the project area to green space. The existing Chlorination Station Building will have the interior mechanical equipment removed and the building structure will remain for possible future use by the City as part of a park and tourist welcoming center complex. Phase 1 and 2 of the overall program have been previously completed. The project is located at 100 Canal Drive in the City of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Anthony A. Leotta, City of Oswego, City Hall, 13 West Onieda Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8153.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 4, 2008 at 7:05 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 14, 2008. A copy of the DEIS may be obtained from the contact person listed below. The action involves the construction of 300,000 ± square feet of indoor athletic facilities including an indoor 200 Meter track with practice / game field, Olympic size pool and diving well, tennis courts, rowing center, gymnasium, strength and conditioning center, and floor space for large indoor events. Outdoor facilities include a lighted artificial turf field, a 400 Meter track with open space for field events, and lighted tennis courts. The project is proposed in several phases and will also include the construction of 1,002 ± parking spaces (687 displaced spaces and 315 new spaces), relocating overhead power lines, constructing a new loop road, walkways, access drives, stormwater facilities, lighting, and landscaping. The project is located on the eastern side of the Ithaca College campus near the Coddington Road campus entrance in the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Michael Smith, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 273-1747.

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