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ENB - Region 7 Notices

Negative Declaration

Madison County - The City of Oneida, NY Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Annual Mosquito Larviciding (Methoprene) Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves two phases as follows:

Phase I: Larviciding - Ground Spray. Application of the pesticide Altosid Liquid Larvicide (Active Ingredient: Methoprene, EPA Registration #2724-392) by a liquid power gun mounted on a pick-up truck augmented by man portable backpacks and wands. The agent will be applied at the recommended rate of 4 ounces per acre into road side ditches. Larvicide ground spray operations will generally be conducted annually up to two times between April 1st and August 15th during normal work hours, 7:00 a.m. thru 3:30 p.m. and only under low wind conditions to minimize spray drift. This is a repeat program having no changes that has been conducted annually since 1995.

Phase II: Larviciding - Storm System. Application of one (1) Altosid XR Extended Residual Briquet (Active Ingredient: Methoprene, EPA Registration #2724-421) to each to the City's ± 2,000 storm water drainage inlets (DIs). Storm water discharges to Oneida Creek. None of the DIs are located near or discharge to wetlands. The Larvicide briquets placement will generally be conducted annually between April 1st and continue thru August 15th until all storm drainage inlets have been treated. The program has been conducted annually without change from 2000 thru 2007.

The project is located on Schoolheimer Road, Old Schoolheimer Road, Grand Street, Sweetman Avenue, Fitch Street, Lake Street, Scononoda Street and drainage inlets through the City of Oneida, New York.

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


Oswego County - The Town of Scriba, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Consolidated Water District Extension #4 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of 7,800 feet of 8 inch water main. All main line work will be in the road rights-of-way. The project is located along Bayshore Drive, Rikers Beach Road and Ferguson Beach Road in the Town of Scriba, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Burdick, Town of Scriba, 42 Creamery Road, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 343-3019, E-mail: water@scribany.org.


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 Baust J 1 Natural Gas Well Located within Tioga County Agricultural District #01 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well within Tioga County Agricultural District #01. 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 150,200 square feet or approximately 3.45 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 45,900 square feet or approximately 1.05 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 700 feet north of Raish Road and 2,600 feet southwest of Tuttle Hill 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.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cornell University Physical Sciences Building (PSB) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 197,000 square foot building with teaching, research and community gathering space. The proposed PSB will link existing facilities and provide state-of-the-art health and safety equipment and systems for research. The proposed project will consist of one sub-grade level and six levels above grade to include five floors of program space plus a mechanical penthouse. The project is located on the Cornell University Campus between East Avenue and Forest Home Drive in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6550.


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