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ENB - Region 6 Notices 9/24/2008

Public Notice

County: St. Lawrence

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

Project Title:
Eradication of Invasive Plants at Cranberry Lake Campground, to be done under existing Adopt-A-Natural Resource Agreement with Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP)

Contact Person:
Douglas Bernhard
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-9060

Project Location:
Town of Clifton

Project Description:
The Department is accepting comments through October 8, 2008 for work to be done under an Adopt a Natural Resource agreement (AANR 06-52-01) with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program to treat and remove invasive plants from Cranberry Lake Campground.

The target invasive species is garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) that is well established at approximately 40 camp sites and social trails within Cranberry Lake Campground. The invasive percent cover is approximately 51-75% at many infestations throughout the facility. The treatments of target infestations will not require an APA General Wetland Permit. The proposed Best Management Practices (BMPs) will be a non-motorized, fine mist, hand placement of 1% to 3% solution of glyphosate (Round Up Pro) herbicide directly to first-year basal rosettes. The controls will be implemented in early October, 2008. The control sites will be re-inspected and monitored for efficacy within two weeks of the treatment date. During this follow-up inspection any residual, live plants may be retreated as necessary. Spray equipment to be utilized includes a one-gallon, pressurized hand-can and 32 ounce commercial spray bottle with adjustable nozzles. Herbicide solution will be pre-mixed and securely transported to the site. The late season, spot treatments will be implemented by fully Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator, ID #C5863501. Photo-documentation will occur prior to control, during the treatment and during post-control monitoring. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program will collaborate with and report to the Department during the treatment and monitoring phases.

Comments will be accepted until October 8, 2008.

A copy of the project plan and other information can be reviewed by contacting the Department's contact person at: (518) 402-9060.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Oneida

Applicant: Alfred and Susan Bruni

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: 2008-154

Project Title: Alfred and Susan Bruni

Location: New York State Route 28, Town of Forestport, NY 13338

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 9, 2008

Project Description: The applicants seek approval for a driveway crossing involving 1,200 square feet of wetlands, and installation of an on-site wastewater treatment system within 100 feet of wetlands for construction of one new single-family dwelling. The driveway crossing will involve the loss of approximately 1,200 square feet of wetlands, with a new 1,200 square foot area of wetland to be mitigated within an existing wetland adjacent to the proposed dwelling.

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The City of Utica Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the Multi-Modal Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed construction of a multi-modal transit transfer facility on the ground floor in the bed of the existing Charlotte Street between Bleecker and Elizabeth Streets and a parking garage for approximately 270 vehicles on three levels above as well as the improvement of two adjacent surface parking lots. The project is located Charlotte Street in Utica, New York.

Contact: Brian Thomas, City of Utica Common Council, Phone: (315) 792-0185, E-mail: bthomas@cityofutica.com.

Notice of Availability of Final Scoping Document and Response to Comments on the Draft Scope

Jefferson County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has issued a Final Scoping Document for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for the proposed Hounsfield Wind Farm. NYS DEC has also issued a companion Response to Comments on the Draft Scope. The Final Scoping Document and Response to Comments are available for public review at the NYS DEC office listed below, and are also available online at the NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html. It is also available for review locally at the Hounsfield town clerk's office, 18774 County Route 66 in Hounsfield, NY, the Hay Memorial Library, 105 Broad Street, Sackets Harbor, NY or the Henderson Free Library, 8939 State Route 178, Henderson, NY. The action involves the proposal by Upstate NY Power Corp (Upstate Power) to construct the Hounsfield Wind Farm, a wind-powered electric generating facility on Galloo Island (Proposed Action). The Proposed Action will consist of the installation and operation of up to 84 wind turbine generators (WTG) for the purpose of generating up to 252 Megawatts (MW). The project is located on Galloo Island in Lake Ontario, approximately 12 miles west of Sacketts Harbor, in the Town of Hounsfield, New York.

Contact: Stephen Tomasik, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 486-9955, E-mail: smtomasi@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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