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ENB - Region 7 Notices 3/4/2009

Negative Declaration

Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chenango RA#18, Stand A-48 Herbicide Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the herbicide application to reduce the abundance of fern and interfering woody vegetation to a level that would allow the natural regeneration of desired tree species. The action is to take place on 14 acres of mixed hardwood forest. The herbicide application seeks to control interfering vegetation consisting of hay-scented fern, New York fern, striped maple, hophornbeam, beech and Japanese barberry (an exotic invasive species). The dominance of this vegetation in the forest understory prevents adequate regeneration of desirable tree species from becoming established. Removal of the interfering vegetation will facilitate the natural regeneration of sugar maple, white ash, black cherry and red maple, creating a healthy diverse natural forest. The project is located on Chenango Reforestation Area #18, Lincklaen State Forest, Stand A-48 south of Wentworth Road from its intersection with Freeman Road in the Town of Lincklaen, New York.

Contact: Andrew Blum, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4017, ext. 613.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for Nornew, Inc. Proposed Turner, D. 4H Natural Gas Well Located within Chenango County Agricultural District #03 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling a natural gas well in Chenango County Agricultural District #03. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of NYS DEC. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 185,000 square feet or approximately 4.24 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 76,200 square feet or approximately 1.75 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 4,200 feet south of the Madison/Chenango county line and 2,275 feet east of County Road 22 in the town of Smyrna, New York.

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



Oswego County - The Town of Scriba, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 104 Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately 23,000 lineal feet of pressure sewer piping, pump stations and grinder pumps with a connection to the City of Oswego sewer system. The Town of Scriba proposes a new wastewater collection system project with the discharge planned to the City of Oswego. The project will benefit approximately 210 residential and business parcels in the area. The project is located along State Route 104, part of Creamery Road, Simpson Drive, County Route 53 and Penfield Drive in the Town of Scriba, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Burdick, Town of Scriba, 42 Creamery Road, Scriba, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 343-3019, E-mail: clerk1@scribany.org.


Positive Declaration

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Former Ithaca Gas Works, Designated Local Landmark may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the demolition of a designated local landmark. The project is located on the northeast corner of West Court Street and North Plain Street, 328-336 West Court Street in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Leslie Chatterton, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6550.



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