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ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/6/2009

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Village of Johnson City Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Johnson City Brownfield Opportunity Area Redevelopment and Revitalization Project Restore New York Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the submittal of a grant application to demolish two structures and to potentially rehabilitate three structures within the Endicott Johnson Industrial Spine Brownfield Opportunity Area. The demolition of the two structures has received approval from the State Historic Preservation Office and the rehabilitation of vacant industrial buildings will provide the opportunity for growth of the local industrial base. The project will also provide funding for the stabilization of the National Register listed Goodwill Theater. The project is located at 36, 40 and 42 Willow Street and at 44 Corliss Avenue in the Village of Johnson City, New York.

Contact: Daria M. Golazeski, Village of Johnson City, 243 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790, Phone: (607) 797-9098, E-mail: jcplanning@stny.rr.com.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chenango RA #30, Stand A-28 Herbicide Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the herbicide application to reduce the abundance of interfering woody vegetation to a level that would allow the establishment of native hardwood seedlings and the release of those desirable hardwood species already present on site. The action is to take place on 49 acres of a red pine plantation with a mixture of established hardwood trees present but scattered throughout the treatment area. The herbicide application is to control the majority of interfering woody vegetation, primarily established beech saplings ranging from 0.5" to 8" diameter breast height (d.b.h.). The dominance of this beech vegetation in the forest understory prevents adequate regeneration of more desirable tree species from being established. Removing a majority of the current beech understory prior to the conversion cut will allow more opportunity for a variety of native hardwood tree species to regenerate the stand. The application method used will be by backpack sprayer applying herbicide only to the target species within the application area. The Chenango Reforestation Area # 30 is located on Bobell Hill State Forest, Stand A-28 on the east side of Bobell Hill Road in the Town of Coventry, New York.

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



Onondaga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Habitat Improvement at Cicero Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the utilization of prescribed fire as a management tool on 33.6 acres of grassland areas used by early successional species at Cicero Swamp WMA. Currently, these grasslands are managed through a biannual rotary mowing regime. This management technique is proving unsuccessful in the prevention of ecological succession into these grassland areas. The resulting habitat will be greatly improved for these early successional species and other wildlife species as well. The project is located east of Island Road, south of the intersection of Island Road and Fergerson Roads in the Town of Cicero, New York.

Contact: Michael Putnam, NYS DEC - Region 7, Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045-1090, Phone: (607) 753-3095.





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