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ENB - Region 6 Notices

Public Notice

County: Herkimer

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Temporary Revokable Permit (TRP) - Town of Webb

Contact Person: Supervising Forester

Address: NYS DEC
225 North Main Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

Phone: (315) 866-6330

Project Location: Fulton Chain and Black River Wild Forests

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing a TRP application ( #4613) to allow the Town of Webb to perform routine maintenance and grooming of snowmobile trails.

Comments will be accepted until April 16, 2008.


County: St. Lawrence

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environemental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Temporary Revokable Permit (TRP) - National Grid

Contact Person: Tim Baxter, Senior Forester

Address: NYS DEC
6730 State Route 11
Potsdam, NY 13676

Phone: (315) 265-3090

Project Location: Raquette Boreal Wild Forest, St. Lawrence County, Town of Piercefield

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation is currently reviewing a TRP (# 4648) application to allow National Grid to remove 67 hazard trees along NYS Route 3 in the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest.

Comments will be accepted until April 16, 2008.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: New York Power Authority (NYPA)

Contact for Project: New York Power Authority
Attention: John Suloway, Licensing Division
123 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601-3170

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: John L. Quinn

APA Project Number: 2008-0003

Project Title: New York Power Authority

Location: Route 56 in the Town of Colton.

Comment Period Ends: April 17, 2008

Project Description: The action involves the re-alignment of a portion of a previously approved 46.5 kV electric power transmission line which is part of the Tri-Lakes Reliability Project. A 6.9 mile portion of the previously approved transmission line route to be constructed around a portion of forest preserve land designated as being in the Grasse River Wild Forest in the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan is instead to be replaced by re-aligning the transmission line route in this area to be adjacent to and parallel with NYS Route 56 for a distance of 3.4 miles. The 1.86 miles of the re-aligned transmission line route will be located in what is now forest preserve land for which an amendment to Article 14 of the NYS Constitution is being sought. Construction of re-aligned transmission line is to occur prior to the expected constitutional amendment under the terms of an agreement between the applicant, National Grid and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


Negative Declaration - Adirondack Park Agency

Counties: All or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington and Fulton.

Lead Agency: Adirondack Park Agency

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger
E-mail: mesengen@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project Number: 2008G-1

Project Title: General Permit for "Management of Aquatic Invasive Plants Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques".

Location: Individual landowner properties and certain State lands not subject to State Land Master Plan or Unit Management Plan guidelines for management use.

Comment Period Ends: May 2, 2008

Project Description: The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) proposes to provide a simplified process for qualified lake associations, local municipalities and the Adirondack Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) to obtain a permit for control of aquatic invasive plants using benthic barriers and hand harvesting techniques in APA regulated wetlands. This general permit, if approved, will be in effect for a five-year period. This general permit is issued pursuant to ECL Article 24 and §809(13)(e) of the Adirondack Park Agency Act and 9NYCRR §572.23.

In order to utilize this general permit, each applicant must submit a completed and signed "Application and Certification for Management of Aquatic Invasive Plants Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques." Agency staff will review the application for completeness, conduct a site visit if necessary and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of this general permit. If approvable, authorized APA representatives will sign and return to the applicant the "Application and Certification" form. The applicant may not begin aquatic invasive plant management activities until the Agency signed permit has been received.

The finding of fact, conclusions of law and mitigating conditions to address potential adverse environmental impacts and the statutory criteria for permit issuance can be found in the draft General Permit. A motion to adopt this general permit will be made at the May 8, 2008, Agency Board meeting. Regulated Activities Subject to this General Permit

This general permit authorizes, on conditions, the following regulated activities occurring in APA-regulated wetlands where the activities could substantially impair regulated wetlands:

1. Allows the use of benthic barriers and hand harvesting techniques to control aquatic invasive plants in water depths less than 2 meters (6.6 feet).
2. Only authorizes the control of aquatic invasive plants including Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), water chestnut (Trapa natans), yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata), European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), fanwort (cabomba caroliniana), and those species identified by the Supervisor, Resource Analysis and Scientific Services (RASS) Division.
3. The control is part of a lake wide aquatic plant management effort by a qualified lake association, local municipality, or APIPP.
4. Control activities can only occur on privately owned waterbodies or waterbodies owned by the State of New York and under the jurisdiction of NYS Office of General Services.
5. The General Permit does not apply to lands underwater determined to be NYS Forest Preserve.
6. Does not obviate the need to apply for and receive permits that may be required by other regulatory agencies.

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)

This action is a SEQRA, Type 1 action. A negative declaration and Full Environmental Assessment Form has been prepared by the Agency and is on file at its offices in Ray Brook, New York. The SEQRA process has been completed.


Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Village of Adams, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Adams Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately 1,400 feet of new 120 inch ductile iron water main, replacement of four (4) gate valves at the interseciton of Main Street and Church Street, coating and cathodic protection of the interior and exterior of the North Tank. Also included will be the installation of new level measuring control devices at the the North and South tanks and the installation of a new clear well and packaged pumping and treatment building at the water treatment facility. The project is located villge wide in the Village of Adams, New York.

Contact: Darlene Rexford, 3 South Main Street, Adams, NY 13605, Phone: (315) 232-2632.


Negative Declaration

Oneida County - Oneida County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Runway 33 Instrument Landing System (ILS)/Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) Replacement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by Oneida County for the installation of Runway 33 Instrument Landing System (ILS)/Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) Replacement at Griffiss Airfield (RME). The ILS is generally a system that provides pilots with electronic guidance to assist with landing aircraft. MALSR systems improve the functions of electronic navigational aids including ILSs. MALSR systems are configurations of lights positioned along runways and those areas that extend beyond the runway. The project is located at the Oneida County Airport-Griffiss Airfield, 592 hangar Road, Suite 200, Rome, NY 13441.

Contact: William F. Applebee, Grifiss Airfield, 592 Hangar Road, Suite 200, Rome, NY 13441, Phone: (315) 736-4171.





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