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ENB - Region 6 Notices 11/26/2008

Public Notice

General Permits for Fulton Chain Lakes

Dock and Timber Crib Construction and Replacement Permit No. GP-6-08-001

In-Kind Replacement Breakwall or New/Replacement Rip-Rap Construction Permit No. GP-6-08-002

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is making two draft general permits available for public review; draft Dock and Timber Crib Construction and Replacement, GP-6-08-001 and draft In-Kind Replacement Breakwall or New/Replacement Rip-Rap Construction, GP-6-08-002.

These general permits will authorize either new and/or replacement projects for shoreline stabilization projects (GP-0-08-002) or new/replacement dock and crib construction (GP-6-08-001) on the Fulton Chain Lakes, Town of Webb, Herkimer County, NY. The permits are restricted to applicable projects within the Region 6 jurisdictional area of the Fulton Chain Lakes, Herkimer County. All activities will be in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law.

This project is a Type II action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Copies of the draft permits are available for review at the Regional Office of the NYS DEC, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY; the Utica Sub-office of the NYS DEC, Room 1404 State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13501 and the Town of Webb Office of Codes Enforcement, 183 Park Avenue, Old Forge, NY (8:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed below by December 26 or 30 days from the date of this notice, which ever is later.

Terry Tyoe
NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Permits
207 Genesee Street, Room 1404
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 793-2746
E-mail: trtyoe@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PSG Poland Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant's proposal to expand the life of mine by 121.3 acres. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface mine, the extraction of unconsolidated sand and gravel. The principle soil types are Hinckley, Howard and Windsor soils. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. The permittee shall remain at least 5 feet above the mean high water table at all times. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank", or processed with portable screening plant or transported by trucks to the main plant. Final reclamation will restore the site to a 159.0 acre meadow or open space suitable for development or for reforestation. Final reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The project is located on the northeast side of New York State Route 28 immediately southeast of the Village of Poland in the Town of Newport, New York.

Contact: Rosa Howard, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2740, E-mail: rlhoward@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Jefferson County - The New York State Department of Environmental Consevation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Johnson's Sand will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to develop and operate a 58 acre life of mine sand and gravel mine on a 148 acre parcel, The mine site has been previously disturbed by mining. On site processing will take place, utilizing crusher and screen equipment. The project is located approximately six miles south of the Village of Alexandria Bay, southeast of the intersection of County Route 3 and Cox Road in the Town of Plessis, New York. The site is further located 800 feet east of Cox Road.

Contact: Mark Wiggins, NYS DEC - Region 6 Offices, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2249


Lewis County - The Town of Lowville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Lowville Wind Energy Facilities Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a proposed local law entitled "the Town of Lowville Wind Energy Facilities Law" to regulate the installation and use of wind energy facilities within the Town of Lowville. The proposed law regulates wind energy facilities through the use of a wind energy permit, it addresses issues such as placement, including set back requirements. Further, the proposed law contains provisions designed to protect the health, welfare and safety of residents as well as the environment and aesthetics of the Town. The project is located throughout the Town of Lowville, New York.

Contact: Arleigh Rice, Town of Lowville, 5533 Bostwick Street, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-8070, E-mail: Tolclerk@frontiernet.net.


Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The Village of Bridgewater, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Bridgewater Municipal Water Supply Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Bridgewater issued an unconditioned Negative Declaration on October 3, 2005. Since that time, detailed project design was initiated, resulting in certain changes in the physical scope of the proposed project. Changes in the scope of the project are related to the exact lands on which a water supply, water storage tank, and water transmission lines will be located. These were made known to Involved Agencies in a coordinated review initiated by the Village of Bridgewater on September 3, 2008. The project is located in the Village of Bridgewater, as well as adjacent to and following Donley and Mapledale Roads in the Town of Bridgewater, New York.

Contact: Gary Comstock, Village of Bridgewater, P.O. Box 396, Bridgewater, NY 13313, Phone: (315) 822-6769, E-mail: vbridgewatermayor@windstream.net.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Jefferson County - The LeRay Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 11, 2008 at 7:15 p.m. at the LeRay Town Office, 8650 LeRay Street, Evans Mills, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 8, 2008 or until 10 days after the close of the public hearing, whichever if later. The action involves the adoption of a Comprhensive Plan for the Town of LeRay. The project is located in the Town of LeRay, New York.

Contact: Mary Smith, Town of LeRay, LeRay Town Office, 8650 LeRay Street, Evans Mills, NY 13637, Phone: (315) 629-4052.




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