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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/10/2009

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law section 11-2101, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption to amend 6 NYCRR Part 79 pertaining to Public Use of Lakeview and Black Pond Wildlife Management Areas Designated as "Barrier Beach". This notice will be published in issue 23 of the State Register, dated June 10, 2009.

For further information please contact:

Gordon R. Batcheller
NYS DEC - Fish, Wildlife, & Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Phone: (518) 402-8885
E-mail: grbatche@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town of Orleans, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed LaFargeville Water Meter Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of water metering devices to existing residential and commercial water service laterals in the Hamlet of LaFargeville currently being serviced by the Town of Orleans. Approximately 337 water meters and associated appurtences are to be installed in current users basements. Also included in this action are the replacement of upwards of 150 PVC service laterals with HDPE piping. Approximately 12,000 feet of replacement piping may be installed dependent upon the extent of existing PVC piping. The piping is to be installed via conventional methods including pulling, directional drilling and open cut trenching. The project is located in the Hamlet of LaFargeville, New York.

Contact: Donna Chatterton, Town of Orleans, 20558 Sunrise Avenue, LaFargeville, NY 13656, Phone: (315) 658-9950.

Jefferson County - The Town of Lyme Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Lawrence Seaway RSA Cellular Partnership dba Verizon Wireless will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval of the special use permit and variance necessary for the proposed construction of a 199.5 foot lattice telecommunications facility on a portion of lands owned by Robert R. Gregory and Frederick J. Mason.

Verizon Wireless' communications facility will consist of the following general components: a single 195 ± foot lattice tower (199.5 ± foot when including a 4 ± foot lightning rod); twelve (12) panel antennas mounted to the top of the tower; microwave dishes as required for utility (telephone) service; one GPS unit; an unmanned equipment shelter measuring 12 ± foot x 30 ± foot in size; and all related ground equipment and utility services (power and telephone). The proposal does not include lighting the tower.

The communications tower, equipment shelter and associated improvements will be located on a 62,500 ± square foot section of the premises, and a 30 ± foot easement area will be improved with gravel and crushed stone to provide the Applicant with suitable ingress and egress. Utility services will be extended underground to the tower yard, from the nearest service point on the premises. A 6 foot chain link safety fence (with 2 foot of barbed wire on top) will be installed to secure the tower site, and protect Verizon Wireless' telecommunications equipment from unauthorized access. The project is located at 6390 NYS Route 12E in the Town of Lyme, New York.

Contact: Ernie Brister, Town of Lyme, P.O. Box 66, Chaumont, NY 13622, Phone: (315) 649-2788.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Lewis County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Barrett Paving Inc. Millick Quarry. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 10, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13602 and the Port Leyden Community Library, 3145 Canal Street, Port Leyden, NY 13433. The DEIS is also available on the following publically accessible web site: www.barrettpaving.com/current_events.html.

The action involves the development and operation of a 76 acre commercial limestone mine near the Village of Port Leyden. Topsoil will be stripped for perimeter berms for partial site screening and to be used for final reclamation. Activities associated with this operation would include: blasting, crushing, screening, sorting and stockpiling material and exporting of the material to market. It is anticipated that approximately 300,000 tons of product would be processed annually. The project is located west of NYS Route 12 approximately 1,500 feet north of the Village of Port Leyden, New York.

Contact: Mark A. Wiggins, NYS DEC - Region 6, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13602, Phone: (315) 785-2249.

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