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ENB - Region 6 Notices 8/12/2009

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The Town of Herkimer, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beardslee-Highland Avenue Sewer District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a new sewer district and the extension of the current municipal sanitary system to serve homes in the Beardslee-Highland Avenue area of the town. This project is planned to include the installation of 2,700 linear feet of 8 inch diameter sanitary sewer pipe, 11 sanitary manholes and 40 service laterals off the new collector pipe, meeting the needs of both present and future generations. The project is located on Beardslee-Highland Avenue in the Town of Herkimer, New York.

Contact: Dominic Frank, Town of Herkimer, 114 Prospect Avenue, Herkimer, NY 13350, Phone: (315) 866-2690.

Jefferson County - The Town of Hounsfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Hounsfield Water District No. 3 Water Storage Tank Replacement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new glasslined-composite elevated water storage tank, 132 feet high by 40 feet wide, and associated piping to replace a outdated storage tank located on Old Military Road. The existing 300,000 gallon water storage tank has suffered severe corrosion, metal loss and coating failure making its structural integrity questionable and also has safety deficiences and potential sanitary problems. The existing water storage tank is over 100 years old and will be demolished as part of the project. The project is located on Dodge Avenue and Old Military Road in the Village of Sackets Harbor, New York.

Contact: Martin A. DelSignore, Town of Hounsfield, 18774 County Route 66, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 782-6380.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Lewis County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hidden Falls Spring Water may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping sessions will be held on September 3, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Glenfield Fire Hall on Blue Street in the Hamlet of Glenfield, New York. The action involves an application by John Smoke, 770 Market Street, Bangor, PA 18013 for a Freshwater Wetland Permit, an Excavation and Fill and Water Quality Certification for development of a bulk and bottled spring water business. The applicant owns property 1.5 miles east of the hamlet of Greig, in the Town of Greig on which is the spring water source area. The project is being developed for the marketing of spring water to the bulk and bottled water industry. The existing spring well heads (4) and additional well heads may be proposed to meet the maximum total projected flow of 200 gallons per minute, or approximately 288,000 gallons per day. The spring well heads would be interconnected by a 4" PVC water pipeline to a 6" or 8" HDPE pipeline running from the spring well head area to the Distribution Facility in the Town of Turin. The pipeline would pass through the 100 foot buffer area of regulated freshwater wetland BR-4, a 23 acre Class IV wetland and be installed beneath the Black River to the distribution facility. Potentially significant environmental impacts include the potential for changes in water temperature, water flow and stream depth in a nearby stream; impacts to quantity and quality of groundwater in existing private water supply wells; erosion and sedimentation during pipeline installation where earth is exposed; increased stormwater impacts from development of the distribution facility; increased truck traffic on area roads as relates to safety, highway wear and potential fuel spills. The applicant is currently undertaking required stream flow and temperature data collection to be used as baseline information against a proposed maximum withdrawal (200 gallons per minute) test period. In addition, the applicant will determine whether the water withdrawals under maximal conditions would impact any private water wells within one mile of the well head area. The project is located in the Town of Turin on Burdicks Crossing Road, approximately 3500 feet east of NYS Route 12, and 4,000 feet west of the hamlet of Greig in the Town of Greig, New York.

Contact: Mark A. Wiggins, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2245.

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