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Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State University of New York at Binghamton University, East Campus Housing Initiative will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request received by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton University to finance and undertake the design, development, and construction of the East Campus Housing (ECH) Initiative. For purposes of SEQRA, the Proposed Action would involve the Dormitory Authority's authorization of the expenditure of tax-exempt bonds pursuant to DASNY's State University Dormitory Facilities Program. The proceeds of the bond issuance would be used to finance the Proposed Project, which would replace the existing, approximately 40 year old Newing and Dickinson residence halls, currently housing 1,957 students, with new dormitory buildings which will house approximately 2,878 students. The Proposed Project would also involve the construction of a new dining hall and Collegiate Center that would be shared by both Newing and Dickinson Colleges residential communities. The construction for the Proposed Project would occur in three phases. The proposed student residences each would contain six stories, including a lower level and three separate wings joined at 90 degree intersections. The Proposed Project would incorporate sustainable or green building design strategies leading to certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System®, and is expected to be designed to the LEED Silver rating level. Utility extensions from the new student residences would be required to connect to existing infrastructure systems, including sanitary sewer, storm sewer, potable water, gas, electric, and information technology cables/wires. The project is located on Vestal Parkway (NYS Route 434), Town of Vestal, New York.

Contact: Robert S. Derico, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2964, Phone: (518) 257-3214, Fax: (518) 257-3100, E-mail: rderico@dasny.org.

Negative Declaration and Public Hearing

Cayuga County - The Town of Brutus Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed consideration of amendments to the Town of Brutus Zoning Law to establish an Industrial (I) District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A public hearing on the Negative Declaration will be held on April 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Brutus Municipal Building, 9021 North Seneca Street, Weedsport, NY 13166. The action involves the Town Board's proposal to establish a new Section 125-13.2 Industrial (I) District to include: statement of intent, permitted uses, permitted accessory uses, dimensional standards, general regulations addressing signage, storage of equipment, on site storage facilities, on site utilities, location of loading areas, location of accessory structures, parking, building height and open space. An Amendment to the Town Zoning map to establish the Industrial (I) Zone of the new Section 125-13.2 to contain parcels within the Town of Brutus which include: #77.00-1-8.1 (62 acres); 9 (4 acres); 10 (2 acres); 11 (.5 acres); 12 (1 acre); 13 (1 acre); 14 (2 acres); 15 (2 acres); 16 (1.2 acres); 18.2 (1.1 acres); -21.11 (3.1 acres), -21.12 (3.9 acres), -28.1 (71.5 acres). The Town will also amend the zoning map so as to extend the River Front Zone from it's current western boundary, west to the Town's western boundary. Generally, the new Industrial Zone is located north of Trombley Road and east of NYS Route 34 and generally between the Conrail track and south of Dunn Road and the NYS Thruway within the Town of Brutus, New York. Also, the new River Front Zone includes the area west of Hewitt Lane, north of Oakland Road to the Town of Brutus western boundary.

Contact: David Miller, Town of Brutus, 9021 North Seneca Street, Weedsport, NY 13166, Phone: (315) 834-9398, E-mail: townofbrutus@verizon.net.

Negative Declaration

Madison County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for Nornew, Inc. Proposed Mulligan 1 Natural Gas Well Located within Madison County Agricultural District 10 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves drilling a natural gas well within Madison County Agricultural District 10. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the Department. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 122,500 square feet or approximately 2.8 acres. After the well has been drilled, it will be put into production or plugged and abandoned. The well pad and access road areas for a producing well will be reduced to 38,700 square feet or approximately .89 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 1,900 feet south of Billings Hill Road and 1,500 feet west of Musician Road in the Town of Lebanon, New York.

Contact: Linda Collart, NYS DEC Region 8, 6275 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Positive Declaration

Onondaga County - The Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Container Intermodal Distribution, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the entry into a bond/straight lease transaction for a project consisting of the development of an Inland Port Logistics Center on approximately 90 acres of land. Physical improvements include 200,000 square feet of buildings and 67 acres of parking for containers and container management activities. The Project involves site acquisition, development and building including an office, the acquisition of container handling equipment and machinery to create a port-to-inland infrastructure for the logistical movement and distribution of ocean containers through international ocean ports. The proposed facility will move container cargo through the ports of New York and New Jersey to Central New York by rail. The project is located on 90 acres east of Girden Road and west of Kirkville Road in the Town of Manlius, New York.

Contact: Carolyn A. May, Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, 421 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 435-3770.

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