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ENB - Region 6 Notices 7/16/2008

Public Meeting Notice

Counties: Lewis, Oneida and Oswego

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

Project Title: Draft 46-Corners Unit Management Plan

Contact Person: Andrea Mercurio

Address: NYS DEC
Lowville Sub-Office and Maintenance Center
7327 State Route 812
Lowville, New York 13367

Phone: (315) 376-3521

Project Location: Towns of Annsville, Camden and Florence in Oneida County, Town of Lewis in Lewis County and the Town of Redfield in Oswego County

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Regions 6 and 7 will hold a public meeting on August 5th, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Camden High School Cafeteria located at 55 Oswego Street, Camden, NY 13316 to accept public comments on the Draft 46-Corners Unit Management Plan. The meeting is open to the public. Persons are encouraged to attend to express their opinion on the management objectives outlined in the draft plan. Those unable to attend the meeting may write or phone in their comments to the contact person. Copies of the plan are posted on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4979.html The draft UMP is also available for public review at the DEC headquarters in Albany, the DEC regional office in Watertown and at the DEC's Lowville and Herkimer regional sub-offices. Copies are available in print form or electronic format on compact disc from the Lowville office and may be requested by calling (315) 376-3521. Comments on the plan will be accepted until August 30, 2008.

The unit consists of 18,032 acres in the northwest corner of Oneida County which includes eight State Forests: Big Brook Forest (Oneida RA# 7), Cobb Brook State Forest (Oneida County RA#2 ), Fall Brook State Forest (Oneida RA# 3), Florence Hill State Forest (Oneida County RA# 11), Furnace Creek State Forest (Oneida RA# 10), Mad River State Forest (Oneida RA# 12, 14), Tri-County State Forest (Oneida RA# 9) and Swancott Hill State Forest (Oneida-Lewis RA# 1). Proposed management actions include a sustainable timber harvesting schedule, standard riparian buffers guidelines and wildlife habitat enhancement. New recreation facilities proposed in the plan include a wildlife viewing platform at the end of Wentworth Road on Furnace Creek State Forest, 18 designated campsites and a cross-country ski trail on Mad River State Forest. The overall objective for the unit focuses on maintaining the areas unique remoteness, preserving historical uses, ensuring biological diversity and optimizing public benefits.

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 633029, known as Bossert Manufacturing Corp. This site is located in the City of Utica in the County of Oneida and is located at 1002 Oswego Street.

The reason for deletion is:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) have reviewed the classification package to support delisting the former Bossert Manufacturing Site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. All remediation work has been satisfactorily completed under the EQBA Title 3 Program, by the USEPA, and through the State Superfund Program. All elements of the selected remedies have been met in accordance with the January 1996 Record of Decision for OU1 and the March 2002 Record of Decision for OU2. The entire site is covered with a temporary mulch cover and there are no off-site environmental problems from the Bossert site. Engineering Controls and Deed Restrictions are in place to prevent exposure to known areas of residual contamination. Periodic certification by the owner of the site to the NYS DEC will be required to ensure that these engineering controls and deed restrictions are maintained and enforced. This site no longer presents a significant threat to the public health or the environment.

The significant threat has been eliminated, therefore, removal of this site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites is appropriate.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: John Durnin
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016

All written comments must be received by August 15, 2008. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and made available for viewing at our Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

SEQR Status: Unlisted action - Negative Declaration issued

DEC Region: 6

County: Jefferson County

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Draft Commissioner Order to open to ATV traffic specified sections of NYSDEC roads.

Project Description: Draft Commissioner Order to authorize NYSDEC Region 6 staff to post as open to all terrain vehicles (ATV) traffic a 1.1 mile section of Hessel Road (also know as the Remington Truck Road) from the Wart-Van Wormer intersection to the Brown Road Extension and a 0.7 mile section of Wart Road (also know as the Blood Truck Road). Both of these sections of road are located in the Winona State Forest, which is under the Department's jurisdiction. This draft Commissioner Order is in accordance with Vehicle and Traffic Law Order Section 2405(1) and 6 NYCRR 190.8(m).

Public Comment: NYSDEC shall accept public comment on this draft order through Friday, July 31, 2008. A copy of the draft order and respective negative declaration can be obtained from the contact person listed below.

Contact Person:
Fred Munk
Region 6 Lowville Sub-office
7327 State Route 812
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-3521

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