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ENB - Region 7 Notices 10/08/2008

Public Notice

County: Chenango

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

Project Title: Chenango RA # 17, Stands A-75 and B-20, Site Preparation

Contact Person: Christopher R. Sprague

Address: NYS DEC
Region 7 - Sherburne Sub-Office and Maintenance Center
2715 State Highway 80
Sherburne, NY 13815

Phone: (607) 674-4017 ext. 609

Project Location: The site is located on Chenango Reforestation Area #17, Five Streams State Forest, Stands A-75 and B-20. Stand A-75 is located west of Burdick Hill-Pheasant Farm Road with approximately half of the stand in the Town of Pitcher and half in German. Stand B-20 is on the north side of Strong Road in the Town of McDonough in Chenango County. The west boundary of the stand is on the German/McDonough Town line.

Project Description: This project will involve an herbicide application to reduce the abundance of beech, striped maple and hophornbeam seedlings and saplings, as well as hay scented and New York fern, to a level that would allow the natural regeneration of desirable tree species. The action includes both foliar and cut stump treatment, and will take place on 41 acres of upland hardwood forest. Controlling the undesirable species will promote the natural regeneration of black cherry, red maple, yellow birch and sugar maple. Application method used will be by backpack sprayer targeting only undesirable species within the application area. The application will follow label instructions minimizing, risk to both the applicant and the environment. Re-application may be necessary if target vegetation has not been controlled.


Office of General Services

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

Notice is herby given that the Department of Transportation has declared that 239 Colesville Road, improved with a brick one-family dwelling consisting of 1,548 ± square feet, circa 1960, located on an approximately 0.555 ± acre sitre in Kirkwood, Broome County is no longer useful for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land.

For further information contact:

Thomas Pohl, Esq.
Office of General Services
Legal Services
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242

Phone: (518) 474-8831


Negative Declaration


Onondaga County - The City of Syracuse Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a parking lot together with the construction of a 128,000 square foot, six story, office and retail use building. The project is located at 341 West Washington Street and 200 South Franklin Street in the City of Syracuse, New York.

Contact: Heather S. Lamendola, City of Syracuse, 201 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 448-8640.



Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca, Board of Public Works, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed City of Ithaca Water Supply Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 22, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the City of Ithaca City Hall. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 5, 2008. The action involves the evaluation of two options to address the City's future water supply needs. The two options consist of 1) upgrading elements of the City's existing system, or 2) purchasing water from the Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission. The project is located in multiple towns and villages in Tompkins County, New York.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, City of Ithaca Dpartment of Planning and Development,108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6550, E-mail: joanne@cityofithaca.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Paul Milstein Hall and Central Avenue Parking Garage. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 28, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers on the Third Floor of City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 7, 2008. A copy of the Draft EIS for the Paul Milstein Hall and Central Avenue Parking Garage may be obtained from the following:

• The contact person listed below.
• The following website: www.milsteinhall.com/content/view/environmental-impact-statement-1.html.
• The Tompkins County Public Library.
• Olin, Mann and Sibley Libraries on the Cornell University Ithaca, NY Campus


The action involves the construction of a 43,000 square foot building that will unite Rand and Sibley Halls and that is cantilevered over University Avenue. The building will include studio, gallery, meeting and exhibition space, and a 352 seat auditorium. Applicant is also proposing to construct a parking garage, on the 450 x 75 foot site adjacent to the proposed Milstein Hall project at the location of the existing surface parking lot. The garage will provide 199 parking spaces in three levels of parking, one surface level accessible from University Avenue and two underground levels accessible from Central Avenue. The project is located in the Central Campus area of Cornell University in the City of Ithaca, New York. It is bordered by University Avenue to the North; to Rand Hall to the east; and the Arts Quad, Sibley & Tjaden Halls to the south; and Central Avenue to the west.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6550, E-mail: joanne@cityofithaca.org.



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