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ENB - Region 6 Notices 7/15/2009

Public Notice

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: SMC Brownfield Site

Site No.: C633016

Site Address: 4317 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413

County: Oneida County

Requestor: Special Metals Corporation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by August 14, 2009 to:

NYS DEC - Region 6 Headquarters
Division of Environmental Remediation
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Attention: Peter Ouderkirk

Repository address:

New Hartford Public Library
Attention: Mary Javorski, Reference Librarian
2 Library Lane
New Hartford, NY 13413

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Village of Clayton as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sewer Rehabilitation and Separation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation of the existing sewer system with spot repairs to pipe and manholes, replacement of pipe sections, grouting pipe, and pump station upgrades. The sections of sewer system most critical are located on Alexandria Street, Merrich Street, Beecher Street, Theresa Street, and James Street in the Village of Clayton, New York.

Contact: Norma Zimmer, Village of Clayton, 425 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, Phone: (315) 686-5552, E-mail: vclayton@gisco.net.

Jefferson County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Land Acquisition - Perch River Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of approximately 200 acres of land proposed by the New York State Department of Transportation. Following that, title to the land is to be transferred to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), to be incorporated into the Perch River Wildlife Management Area. This land will be maintained by NYS DEC as wildlife habitat.

The Environmental Assessment revealed one small to moderate impact from this action: Limitations on access to existing hay fields and pasture lands. At present this parcel supports a small farming operation. Approximately 40 acres are used by livestock as pasture, and 85 acres of hay field are harvested annually. After completion of the project, the farming operation is expected to continue on an approximately 25 acre portion of the same property that will remain in private ownership. To replace the farm's lost pasture and hay field average, access to all or part of the above noted agricultural lands are expected to be made available thru Local Sales/Lease Agreements. The project is located on Allen Road and State Route 180 in the Town of Brownville, New York.

Contact: William H. Gordon, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertwon, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2261, E-mail: whgordon@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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