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ENB - Region 7 Notices

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Trustees of the Village of Aurora, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Aurora Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to zoning summarized as follows:

1. Add the following phrase to the definintion of structure - "see Section 201-85 for exclusion of driveways fron the definition of a structure".
2. Change the language in the floor area definition to - "excluding cellar, basement and unfinished attic floor areas not devoted to residential use of accessed by the public in a non-residential structure".
3. Delete the language now in Section 1103G and insert a detailed procedure for the ZBA to consider appeals from decisions of the Community Preservation Panel.
4. Add to the end of Section 405 P1.A.4 the following - "Natural barriers such as hedges and evergreens and the like may be considered the functional equivalent to a fence in the discretion of the Code Enforcement Officer".
5. Delete Section 405.B.P9 to remove site plan review for changes of use.
6. Change Section 802.A to increase the square footage of accessory structure exempted from zoning permits to 180 square feet.
7. Change section 706.D so as to establish that applications to the CPP 10 days before next regular meeting.
8. Change Section 806 so as to establish that all applications to be considered at any meeting be submitted at least 10 days before that meeting.

The project is located village wide in the Village of Aurora, New York.

Contact: Tom Gunderson, Village of Aurora, 456 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: (315) 364-7293.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chenango RA #15, Stand A-2.00, Site Preparation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an herbicide application to reduce undesirable understory vegetation (beech, striped maple, ironwood, and witch hazel) to allow the natural regeneration of desired species such as red oak, white oak, chestnut oak, sugar maple, and red maple. The action is to take place on 41 acres, presently occupied by an oak-hardwood forest. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Following label instructions for the application will minimize risk. The project is located in the Town of Afton, New York to the north of the state forest truck trail between the East Afton Road and Melondy Hill Road approximately 0.3 miles east of the intersection with Melondy Hill Road and the truck trail.

Contact: Jason Schoellig, NYS DEC Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office, 2715 State Highway 30, Sherburne, NY 13460-4507, Phone: (607) 674-4036, ext 607.


Madison County - The City of Oneida, New York Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Demolition of Former Junior High School Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed demolition of a three story former school having an estimated gross floor area of 67,000 square feet. The building was constructed in 1927 and has been vacant since the early 1980's. In 1991 the Oneida City School district sold the property to a developer who had the stated intention of converting the structure into senior citizen residential apartments. That plan did not come to fruition. Similar plans by two subsequent developer/owners were also never realized. The building has fallen into serious disrepair as well has become a haven for pigeons and other vermin. On December 18, 2007 pursuant to Chapter 24, City of Oneida Code of Ordinances, the City of Oneida Common Council ordered the current owner to produce the City of Oneida within 30 days after service of said order, an approvable plan of action to demolish the structure by Septmeber 30, 2008. The owner did not comply. As such, and pursuant to the order, the City of Oneida now intends to execute a plan to demolish the structure. The project is located at 456 Elizabeth Street in the City of Oneida, New York.

Contact: James W. Bacher, City of Oneida, 109 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421-0550, Phone: (315) 363-7222, E-mail: jwbacher@oneidacity.com.


Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for Fortuna Energy Inc. Proposed Calhoun 1 Natural Gas Well Located within Tioga County Agricultural District 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well within Tioga County Agricultural District 1. 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 113,850 square feet or approximately 2.6 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 38,400 square feet or approximately .88 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The South Calhoun property is located approximately 330 feet west of Eiklor Road and 1,820 feet south of the intersection of Eiklor Road and Whitmarsh Hollow Road in the Town of Candor, New York.

Contact: Linda Collart, NYS DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for Fortuna Energy Inc. Proposed Calhoun 2 Natural Gas Well Located within Tioga County Agricultural District 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well within Tioga County Agricultural District 1. 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 113,850 square feet or approximately 2.6 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 38,400 square feet or approximately .88 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The South Calhoun property is located approximately 300 feet west of Eiklor Road and 1,800 feet south of the intersection of Eiklor Road and Whitmarsh Hollow Road in the Town of Candor, New York.

Contact:
Linda Collart, NYS DEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.




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