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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/17/2008

Negative Declaration

Delaware and Greene Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan Revision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of management guidelines for all state lands administered by NYS DEC within the Catskill Park, as well as parcels of Forest Preserve land situated within the counties of Ulster, Greene, Delaware and Sullivan, but outside the Catskill Park boundaries. The plan was approved and signed by the Commissioner on August 27, 2008. The revised Catskill Park State Land Master Plan designates management units and directs the Department to develop individual unit management plans that guide management activities and public use of those units. The plan includes the creation of a new land classification, Primitive Bicycle Corridor in Wilderness Areas and designates four Bicycle Corridors in the park. It allows for bicycle use in Wild Forests on roads open to the public, state truck trails, old wood roads, foot trails, snowmobile trails, and horse trails, unless such use is deemed unsuitable through the UMP process. The revision also allows for management of invasive species. The Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) applies to all state lands administered by NYS DEC within the Catskill Park, as well as parcels of Forest Preserve land situated within the counties of Ulster, Greene, Delaware and Sullivan, but outside the Catskill Park boundaries.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Otsego County - The Town of Springfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Springfield Music and Arts Festival may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposal by Madison Square Garden to create an annual world-class 3 day music festival on an approximately 910 acre farmland site. Anticipated attendance is expected to be approximately 50,000 to 60,000 persons during the first years of the event, and the facility will be sized to accommodate no more than 75,000 persons. The project is located generally south of Route 20 between Griggs Road and Briar Hill Road in the Town of Springfield, New York.

Contact: Mary Clark, Springfield Planning Board, 283 Mill Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Phone: (607) 547-2735, E-mail: marytom@logical.net.




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