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ENB - Region 7 Notices 7/23/2008

Negative Declaration

Chenango, Delaware, Lewis, Oneida, Onondoga, Orange and Otsego Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Control of Japanese Knotweed on Various Reforestation Stands will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves herbicide applications to reduce undesirable understory vegetation (Japanese Knotweed) 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 between July 15 - September 30, over a two year period on multiple sites, ranging in size from 0.01 - 5.6 acres, but totaling less than 25 acres. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. The application will follow label instructions minimizing risk to both the applicant and the environment. The project is located on Reforestation Area No(s): Orange 4; Onondaga 1; Lewis 13, 16, 19; Chenango 1, 26, 35; Delaware 2, 7; Otsego 7, 9, 18; Oneida-Lewis 1; Oneida 4, 8, 16, 20; in the Towns of New Windsor, Salem, Fabius, Diana, Harrisburg, Smithville, McDonough, Masonville, Deposit, Butternuts, Roseboom, Milford, Lewis, Sangerfield, Steuben, Florence, and Lee.

Contact: Dave Forness, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4255, Phone: (518) 402-9428.


Broome County - The Kirkwood Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Review to permit the construction of a mulch and soil amendment facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action proposes to construct a mulch and soil amendment production facility on a 24 acre portion of 326 Colesville Road and .61 acres of 213 Corporate Drive in the Town of Kirkwood which are zoned Compost Overlay District. Yard waste and other organic material would be composted using a turned windrow method. Registration with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be required when the facility will accept more than 3,000 cubic yards of material. The project is located at 326 Colesville Road and 213 Corporate Drive in the Town of Kirkwood, New York.

Contact: Marchie Diffendorf, Town of Kirkwood, Joseph A. Griffin Town Hall, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, NY 13795, Phone: (607) 775-1370, Fax: (607) 775-1372.


Onondaga County - The Town of Onondaga Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wind Energy Conversion System Overlay Zone Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law amending the zoning map of the Town of Onondaga to establish the Wind Energy Conversion System Overlay Zone in the Town of Onondaga. The project is located in areas of the town as shown on the map entitled "Town of Onondaga Wind Energy Conversion System Overlay Zones" prepared by C&S Companies and last revised June 2, 2008. The map is available from the contact person listed below.

Contact: Thomas P. Andino, Jr., 5020 Ball Road, Syracuse, NY 13215, Phone: (315) 469-1583.


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