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ENB - Region 7 Notices 2/11/2009

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The City of Binghamton Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Our Lady of Lourdes - Additions, Renovations and Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new building, floodwall, and parking garage, as well as additions, to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Additions include a 6,500 ± square foot Emergency department and drop-off, 6,000 ± square foot Lobby/Entrance addition and drop-off, 6,200± square foot Open MRI/OR, 54,000 ± square foot Ambulatory Care Center building, and a 350 space Parking Garage. Renovations will include a new Emergency and Radiology Department, and internal architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades. A new flood wall will be constructed, as well as utility relocations/connections, site work and drainage to support the new building spaces. The project will occur on approximately 28 acres and will occur in multiple phases. The project is located at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Drive in the City of Binghamton, New York.

Contact: Caroline P. Quidort, City of Binghamton, 38 Hawley Street, 4th Floor, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 772-7028, E-mail: cpquidort@cityofbinghamton.com.

Cortland County
- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cortland #14, Stands A-25.1, 25.2, 26, & 45.1, Site Preparation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an herbicide application to reduce the number of American beech, American hornbeam, hop hornbeam, and striped maple saplings in the forest understory to create favorable growing conditions for desired northern hardwood tree species. The herbicide application is also intended to reduce the amount of New York fern and hay-scented fern within the project site. The action is to take place on 20 acres, presently occupied by a mature stand of black cherry, white ash, sugar maple, and red maple trees. The application method used will be by backpack sprayer. The herbicide applicator will be required to follow all of the requirements on the product label, including the use of protective equipment, target vegetation, rate of application, allowable limits on weather conditions, etc., thus minimizing risk to both the applicant and the environment. The project is located near the Public Forest Access Road in the Town of Freetown, New York.

Contact: Henry C. Dedrick, NYS DEC - Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Broome County - The Kirkwood Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 4-2009 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on February 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joseph A. Griffin Town Hall, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, NY 13795. The action involves the rezoning of property located in an Agricultural/Rural Residential (A-R/R) District, to be rezoned and designated Composting (C) District, subject to all regulations created and established relative to said Composting (C ) District. The project is located off 326 Colesville Road in the Town of Kirkwood, New York.

Contact: Gordon E. Kniffen, Town of Kirkwood, E-mail: Gordi@townofkirkwood.org.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Madison County - The City of Oneida Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the City of Oneida Zoning Ordinance. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of Oneida Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 109 North Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 13, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the City Clerk, City Hall, 109 North Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.oneidacity.com. The action involves the adoption of proposed amendments to various provisions of the existing City of Oneida Zoning Ordinance; to include home businesses, expanded uses for the Downtown Commercial zone, expanded uses in the Neighborhood Commercial zone, and changes, clarifications and corrections to the current language. The project is located citywide in City of Oneida, New York.

Contact: Cassie S. Rose, City of Oneida, 109 North Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, Phone: (315) 363-7467, E-mail: crose@oneidacity.com.

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