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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/22/2009

Public Meeting Notice

Upper Salmon River Draft Unit Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will hold a public scoping meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2009, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, NY. The NYS DEC is seeking public input on the development of the Draft Upper Salmon River Unit Management Plan (UMP). Persons are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Unit and express their opinion on the management of the Unit. The public meeting will begin in an open house format that will allow the public to interact with NYS DEC staff and view displays. There will be a brief presentation by NYS DEC staff on information about the Unit and the Unit Management Planning Process. The meeting will then return to an open house format. The public will be encouraged to fill out public comment cards that can be turned in at the meeting or mailed at a later date. Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments to the contact person by mail or by e-mail. Input on the initial development of the plan will be accepted until July 5, 2009.

The Upper Salmon River Unit is located in New York State's Tug Hill Region. The Upper Salmon River Unit is comprised of Salmon River State Forest (2,033 acres), O'Hara State Forest (1,064 acres), Hall Island State Forest (2,029 acres), Battle Hill State Forest (1,738 acres), West Osceola State Forest (1,900 acres), and Conservation Easement lands on Huckleberry and Burdick Islands within the Salmon River Reservoir (154 acres) in the Towns of Orwell and Redfield in Oswego County, Town of Florence in Oneida County and Town of Osceola in Lewis County, New York. The Unit will also include a portion of the planned acquisition from The National Grid Company totaling approximately 675 acres adjacent to the Salmon River Reservoir. The forest comprises approximately 15 square miles. A Draft Unit Management Plan will be developed to address management activities on these areas. State Forests are managed for watershed protection, the production of timber and other forest products, recreation and kindred purposes. The proposed UMP will help maintain healthy, sustainable, and biologically diverse ecosystems for fish and wildlife, while providing continued opportunities for forest product sales, recreational use, environmental education and research.

Contact: Richard Pancoe, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095 extension 224, E-mail: rgpancoe@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Coral Reeves Mine #1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to mine sand and gravel from a 3.25 acre life-of-mine facility on a 5.45 acre parcel owned by Coral Reeves. The mine will be reclaimed back to forestry use. The project is located on the east side of Creek Road, approximately 2 miles north of the Cayuga/Tompkins County line in the Town of Genoa, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Tracy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7488, E-mail: eatracy@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


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 Slater, M. 1H Natural Gas Well Located within Chenango County Agricultural District #03will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well 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 111,250 square feet or approximately 2.6 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 4,950 square feet or approximately 0.11 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 1,190 feet west of County Road 21 and 1,000 feet east of Morley Road in the Town of Plymouth, 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.


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 Ingerto, J. 3H Natural Gas Well Located within Chenango County Agricultural District #03 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well within Chenango County Agricultural District #03. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the NYS DEC. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 143,875 square feet or approximately 3.30 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 24,525 square feet or approximately 0.56 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 1,050 feet west of County Road 20 and 3,000 feet south of Bliven-Coye Road in the Town of Smyrna, 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.


Madison County - The Town Board of the Town of Fenner, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law 2009-1, entitled, " A Local Law to Amend Section 301.3 of the Town of Fenner Land Use Regulations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law to add the following as a permitted use upon the issuance of a special permit in the "A" zoning district of the Town of Fenner: Retail stores operated by a resident of the premises and selling at least in part, but not necessarily exclusively, products grown, processed and/or manufactured upon the same premises in a building separate from the residence but containing not more than 2,500 square feet of sales floor area accessible to the public and not more than 5,000 square feet of total floor area. The project is located townwide in the Town of Fenner, New York.

Contact: Russell Cary, Town of Fenner, 3151 East Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: (315) 655-2705.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Madison County - The City of Oneida Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Adoption of Amendments to the City of Oneida Zoning Ordinance. A hard copy of the FEIS is available at the following locations: City Clerk Office, City Hall, 109 North Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421. The online version of the FEIS 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 city wide in the 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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