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ENB - Region 6 Notices 1/21/2009

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town of LeRay Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of LeRay, New York.

Contact: Mary Smith, Town of LeRay, Town Offices, 8650 LeRay Street, LeRay (Evans Mills), NY 13637, Phone: (315) 629-4052, E-mail: lerayclerk@nnymail.com.

Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS and Notice of Completion of Draft Supplemental EIS

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) as lead agency, has prepared a Bog River Complex Draft Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS.

NYS DEC proposes to amend the 2002 Bog River Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (UMP/EIS) to allow for continued public float plane access to Lows Lake by permit, in the Town of Colton, St. Lawrence County, New York, for four years. Permit restrictions would be designed to minimize user conflicts and resource impacts by controlling the frequency, location of and timing of float plane access into Lows Lake. The Department proposes that the annual permit system be maintained for a period of four years. Upon approval of the UMP Amendment, the Department will promulgate regulations establishing a permit system for float planes using Lows Lake. The regulations will include a "sunset" clause that automatically terminates the regulations and float plane access to Lows Lake on December 31, 2012. The Department will manage Lows Lake west of the Town line as wilderness, precluding both public and administrative use of motor vehicles, motor boats and aircraft to the extent prohibited by an APSLMP wilderness classification.

Possible adverse impacts are noise and visual impacts associated with continued float plane access to Lows Lake. Mitigation of these impacts will be achieved through permit conditions which will limit the location, frequency and timing of float plane access.

The Bog River Management Area is located in the Towns of Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Colton, and Piercefield in the counties of Franklin, Hamilton and St. Lawrence, New York.

The Department is accepting comments on the proposed amendment through February 20, 2009.

The complete document will be available on NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22579.html.

Contact: Peter J. Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Lewis County - The Town of Martinsburg, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Roaring Brook Wind Project. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on February 5, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at the Town of Martinsburg Town Hall, NYS Route 26, Martinsburg, NY 13404. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until February 25, 2009. A copy of the Draft SEIS may be obtained from the contact person listed below.

The action involves the proposal by the applicant to develop a 39 turbine wind powered facility. The project will use Gamesa Eolica G90 wind turbines (or equivalent), each with rated capacity of 2.0 megawatts (MW), resulting in a generating capacity of approximately 78 megawatts for the overall project The project will also involve the construction/upgrade of access roads, installation of buried electrical collection lines, an operations and maintenance facility and one permanent free standing 100 meter tall meteorological tower. To deliver to the New York State power grid, the Project sponsor proposes to construct a 34.5 kilovolt (kV) electrical interconnection line and substation/point of interconnection facility located adjacent to the National Grid/Taylorville-Boonville 115 kilovolt transmission line near Lee Road in the Town of Martinsburg. The western portion of the interconnection route will be buried underground and the eastern portion will be mounted overhead on wooden pole structures. The project is located on approximately 7,600 acres of land within the Town of Martinsburg, New York. The proposed generating site is located in the southwest corner of the Town and the interconnection corridor runs roughly east/west, originating west of Carey Road and terminating near Lee Road.

Contact: Michael Colwell, Town of Martinsburg, P.O. Box 8, Martinsburg, NY 13404, Phone: (315) 376-2299.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Lewis County - The Lewis County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lewis County All Terain Vehicle Trail System. The action involves the establishment of a County wide system of trails and roads for use by all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The trail system will consist of an organized and managed network of trails on county and privately owned land, which will be opened to the public. The trail system will incorporate town and county roadways, some of which were previously opened for use by ATVs and others that may be opened for such use in the future. The project is located on various County lands, privately owned parcels and county and town roadways within Lewis County, New York.

Contact: Richard Graham, Lewis County Legislature, 7602 State Street, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-5282.

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