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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/24/2009

Public Notice

Draft Request for Proposal

Landfill Gas to Electricity Project for Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority desires to procure an agreement (pursuant to Section 120-w of New York State Municipal Law) with a firm for a landfill gas to electricity project at its Regional Landfill, Ava, NY. Copies of the Draft RFP may be obtained through the contact below:

Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
1600 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315)733-1224, ext. 1400
E-mail: jimb@ohswa.org
Attention: James V. Biamonte

Comments Due: September 1, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Crown Castle USA, LLC and Pinnacle Towers, Inc.

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2008-241

Project Title: Crown Castle USA, LLC (Pinnacle Towers, Inc.)

Location: Briggs Switch Road in the Town of Fine, New York

For Adirondack Park: Comment Period Ends: July 9, 2009

Project Description: The project is the construction of an 80 foot tall communications transmission tower with whip and yagi antennas on it. The tower will be located on a 150 foot x 150 foot lot located on the top of Panther Mountain in the Town of Fine, St. Lawrence County. The overall height of the tower with antennas will be 98 feet because several whip antennas will extend about 18 feet above the top of the tower. An existing building on site will house the equipment of tower lessees. The site has been used for communications transmissions in the past; a tower on the site structurally failed about 10 years ago.

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town Board of the Town Alexandria, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Alexandria Amendment to Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment to Zoning Ordinance to regulate the height and setbacks for fences constructed within the Town adjacent to or near property lines. The project is located throughout the Town of Alexandria, New York.

Contact: Martha M. Millett, Town of Alexandria, P.O. Box 130, 46372 County Route 1, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.

Negative Declaration and Public Hearing

St. Lawrence County - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State Land Classificaiton 2009-02 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed classification and reclassification of State lands and waters in the vicinity of Lows Lake and the Five Ponds Wilderness Area in St. Lawrence and Hamilton Counties within the Adirondack Park. The action involves five State land classification proposals that include recently acquired State lands and the lake bed and waters of Lows Lake, totaling approximately 4,384 acres, to Wilderness. This action also involves four State land reclassifications proposals, totaling an estimated 8,161 acres, from Primitive to Wilderness. Total acreage involved in the proposal is approximately 12,545 acres. One additional alternative under consideration would include the proposed classification of the lake bed and waters of Bog Lake, with an estimated area of 221 acres, to Wilderness. This action only involves the classification and reclassification of State lands according to the provisions of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

Public Hearing will be held on the following dates and locations:

Date: Monday, July 13, 2009
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: SUNY ESF Ranger School
257 Ranger School Road
Wanakena, NY 13695
Room: Main Classroom 2nd Floor
An informal information session will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the formal public hearing will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Date: Monday, July 13, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Long Lake Town Hall
1204 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847
An informal information session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the formal public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
Room PA 129B
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233
An informal information session will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the formal public hearing will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The purpose of the hearings is to afford an opportunity for public comment. Any person may present an oral or written statement in regard to the proposed reclassifications. Written comments will be accepted through August 28, 2009. Description of the proposed action can be found on the Adirondack Park Agency's website at: www.apa.state.ny.us or at the Adirondack Park Agency's headquarters in Ray Brook. The project is located in the Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County, Town of Piercefield, St. Lawrence County, Town of Colton, St. Lawrence County, Town of Clifton, St. Lawrence County, New York

Contact: Richard Weber, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938.

Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Herkimer County - The Town of Fairfield Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hardscrabble (formerly Topnotch) Wind Power Project. A public hearing on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be held on June 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Fairfield Town Hall, Hardscrabble Road, Fairfield, New York. Written comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be accepted by the LA Group PC, 40 Long Alley, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 until the close of business on July 24, 2009.

Copies of the SDEIS and previously completed Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) are available for review by the public at the following locations and also on the following internet website: http://www.iberdrolarenewables.us/hardscrabble.html

Mary Dineen
Town Clerk
439 Kelly Road
Little Falls, NY 13365
Phone: (315) 823-1383 (call for appointment)

Paula Shannon
Town Clerk
424 Hurricane Road
Cold Brook, NY 13324
Phone: (315)-826-7261 (call for appointment)

Frank Matthews
Town Supervisor
137 Town Garage Road
Middleville,NY 13406
Phone: (315) 891-3170

Judy Gokey
Town Supervisor
436 Hurricane Road
Cold Brook, NY 13324
Phone: (315) 826-7549

Middleville Free Library
Corey Hall
1 South Main Street
Middleville, NY 13406
Phone: (315) 891-3655 (call for summer hours)

Norway Historical Center
1067 Military Road
Newport, NY 13416
Phone: (315) 845-6650 (call for summer hours)

The action involves the proposal by Atlantic Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. to develop a wind powered generating facility of up to 74 megawatts (MW) in the Towns of Fairfield, Norway, and Little Falls that is anticipated to include approximately 37 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 2.0 megawatts, with 25 turbines in the Town of Fairfield, and 12 turbines in the Town of Norway, while the Town of Little Falls will include the interconnection facility.

Each wind turbine will include a 90 meter (295 foot) diameter, three bladed rotor mounted on a 100 meter (328 foot) tall tubular steel tower with a maximum blade tip height of 476 feet above existing grade. In addition to the wind turbines, the project will involve construction of 2 permanent 77 meter meteorological towers, a system of gravel access roads, buried and above-ground electrical interconnect, an interconnection facility (collection substation and interconnection station) to be built adjacent to an existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, and an operations and maintenance building. The project is located north of the Mohawk River and south of the Adirondack Park. The project will be on leased private land, totaling approximately 6,550 acres on 43 separate parcels, approximately 1 mile north of the Village of Little Falls, 3 miles east of the Village of Middleville, 2.3 miles southeast of the Hamlet of Norway and 3.3 miles west of the Village of Salisbury (as measured from the closest proposed turbine), New York.

Contact: Bernard C. Melewski, Towns of Fairfield and Norway, 32 Fryer Lane, Altamont, NY 12009, Phone: (518) 861-6477.

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