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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/8/2009

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The Sherrill City Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sherrrill Estate Zone Change will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed rezoning of a portion of lands of the subject parcels from residential (R-1) to Planned Development District (PDD). Total acreage to be rezoned to a PDD is 72.244 ± acres. The project is located on NYS Route 5 in the Sherrill, New York.

Contact: Robert Comis, City of Sherrill, 377 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, NY 13461, Phone: (315) 363-2440, E-mail: rcomis@sherrillny.org.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the 1995 Aldrich Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to create parking areas and an access trail for a canoe route on the Little River. Currently, parking for access to the river on Youngs Road is undeveloped and cars park randomly along the road shoulder. A canoe carry around a waterfall and access trail and parking at the take-out also are required. In order to formalize the canoe route and provide protection of the natural resources along the Little River, a plan for these actions will be developed. The project starts at Youngs Road and the Little River in the Town of Fine, New York.

Contact: David Smith, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Lands and Forest, State Office Building, 317 Washington Avenue, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2261.


Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Jefferson County - The Cape Vincent Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed St. Lawrence Windpower Project. A public hearing on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be held on May 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Recreation Park, Cape Vincent, New York. Written comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be accepted until May 30, 2009. A hard copy of the Supplemental DEIS is available from the Cape Vincent Library, Cape Vincent Town Clerk, Cape Vincent Village Clerk, Lyme Town Clerk and the Lyme Free Library. The Supplemental DEIS is available online at: http://stlawrencewind.com. The action involves the development of a wind powered electrical generating facility with up to 53 turbine locations and a total capacity of approximately 79.5 megawatts (MW). All 53 turbines, temporary construction laydown area(s), access roads, underground collection lines, operations and maintenance building, meteorological towers, an electrical collector substation and other components will located in the Town of Cape Vincent. Most overhead electrical transmission line and a transmission owner interconnection substation will be located in the Town of Lyme where an existing transmission grid substation is located. The project is located near Route 12 E in the Town of Cape Vincent and the Town of Lyme, New York.

Contact: Richard Edsall, Town of Cape Vincent, P.O. Box 680, 1964 NYS Route 12E, Cape Vincent, NY 13618, Phone: (315) 654-3795.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Bog River Complex Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS. The FEIS is available to view on the NYS DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22579.html. As lead agency, in response to public comments received on the Bog River Complex Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS, DEC has prepared a revised Bog River Complex Amendment/SEIS and accepted it as Final. The revised amendment would allow for continued floatplane access by permit to Lows Lake for three years, with a "sunset" date of Dec. 31, 2011.

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 that will limit the frequency of float plane access. The Bog River Management Area is located in the Towns of Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Colton, and Piercefield, New York.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us.




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