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ENB - Region 8 Notices 12/10/2008

Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for East Resources Inc. Proposed Rockefeller 15 Natural Gas Well Located within Chemung County Agricultural District 2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well in the Chemung County Agricultural District 2. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the Department. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 165,000 square feet or approximately 3.8 acres. After the well has been drilled, it will be put into production or plugged and abandoned. The well pad and access road areas for a producing well will be reduced to 47,500 square feet or approximately 1.1 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located on the G. Rockelfeller property approximately 4,500 feet south of Hagerman Road and 2,150 feet east of the Weaver Road in the Town of Chemung, New York.

Contact: Linda Collart, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Monroe County - Mayor Robert J. Duffy, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mt. Hope Corridor Improvements and Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves rezoning the properties at 1256-1510 Mt. Hope Avenue (even), 1325-1521 Mt. Hope Avenue (odd), 30 East Henrietta Road, 683 Elmwood Avenue, and 793-797 Elmwood Avenue from C-2 Community Center, and 35 Crittenden Boulevard, and 22 and 25 Raleigh Street from R-1 Low Density Residential, to Collegetown Village District (C-V District); to amend the Zoning Text by adding the Collegetown Village District (C-V District) regulations to the Zoning Code and to make modifications to the major site plan review triggers; to amend the official map by acquiring and dedicating portions of private property as public right-of-way for street improvement purposes; and, to commence a street improvement project including new street pavement and widening, sidewalks, on-street parking, access management, a raised median, street trees, signalized intersection improvements and other street amenities. The project is located on Mt. Hope Avenue between Cook Street and Rossiter Road/Raleigh Street in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Zina Lagonegro, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7054.


Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed McCarthy Hill State Forest, Stand 14, Clearcut will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the overstory removal of oak timber which is approximately 120 years old. The age of the trees, successive gypsy moth infestations, and severe drought, have weakened and caused significant mortality in the overstory trees, necessitating their removal. This stand was previously harvested in 1999 as part of a two stage shelterwood regeneration system. Oak Silvah analysis indicates this stand now has acceptable numbers of seedlings of desirable species present to regenerate to a new stand. This action is listed in the Erwin Unit Management Plan and has been subject to public review. The project is located two miles south of the Village of Addison in the Town of Erwin, New York.

Contact: Mark Keister, NYS DEC - Bath Sub-Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2165 ext. 35.



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