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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/19/2008

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Red Pine and Aspen-Hardwood Overstory Removal on the Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the harvest of red pine on 17 separate blocks totaling 82 acres and the felling of aspen-hardwood trees on a five acre area. The management objective is to remove the approximately 67 year old red pine plantation overstory, thereby creating areas of early-successional hardwoods that will benefit a variety of wildlife species. The growth of the red pine has slowed resulting in some mortality. There are adequate natural hardwood seedlings present to regenerate the stands. The felling of the aspen will create additional wildlife habitat. The project is located in the Town of New Hudson, New York.

Contact: Ronald G. Abraham, NYS DEC - Belmont Sub-Office, 5425 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813-9758, Phone: (585) 268-5392.


Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pease Gravel Pit Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 14.95 acre addition to the currently permitted 9.4 acre Pease Gravel Mine. Excavation below the ground water table is proposed, increasing the existing mined lake to approximately 14.29 acres. Approximately 5.65 acres surrounding the lake will be revegetated to a meadow, and a permanent vegetated berm will remain between the residential houses along New York State Route 353 and the mining operation. The project is located on the west side of New York State Route 353, approximately one-half mile north from Woodworth Hollow Road, Town of Little Valley, New York.

Contact: Charles D. Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, Phone: (716) 372-0645, E-mail: cdcranst@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Positive Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Allegany Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Allegany Wind Power Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of multiple wind energy generating facilities, plus related utility infrastructure, substation, and access roads in the Town of Allegany. The project is located in various locations in the Town of Allegany (generally located along Chipmunk Road), New York.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town of Allegany, Town Hall, 52 West Main Street, Allegany, NY 14706, Phone: (716) 373-2289, E-mail: cahorowitz@verizon.net.



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