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ENB - Region 7 Notices 8/26/2009

Public Notice

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Notice Region 7 - Designation of Critical Environmental Area

The Town of Homer, Cortland County, has designated the Aquifer Protection District Area I as a Critical Environmental Area (CEA).

The boundaries of the Area I CEA are depicted on a map named "Homer Public Water Supply Source - Critical Environmental Area" and described as part of Local Law No. 1 of 2008, adopted August 28, 2008, which provides for a new zoning law and zoning map. This new zoning included the designation of the CEA. The basis for the designation of the CEA includes protection of the public drinking water supply. The environmental characteristics of the Area I CEA consist of two separate areas of outwash sand and gravel deposits within the Town of Homer that are part of a regional glacial-aquifer system that occupies major valleys in the Tioughnioga River basin. Town of Homer aquifer protection areas consist of the aquifer, the land above such aquifers and the aquifer's most significant recharge areas and upland watershed areas. Groundwater within Area I will flow to, and reach, one of the municipal supply wells of the Village of Homer. Area I represents a 2 year capture zone, meaning it takes groundwater two years or less to reach the municipal supply well.

Contact: Patrick M. Snyder, Town of Homer, 70 Port Watson Street, Cortland, New York 13045, Phone: (607) 753-8050.


Negative Declaration

Tompkins County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Control of Undesirable Vegetation on the Tompkins Restoration #3 (Shindagin Hollow State Forest) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a targeted application of herbicides Glyphosate (Accord XRT ll) and Garlon 4 to control and rid the site of undesirable interfering understory vegetation including American beech, striped maple and eastern hophornbeam (ironwood) saplings/poles, black berry and small patches of hay-scented New York fern. Herbicides will be applied only to the target vegetation. The site is situated on the Allegheny Plateau, and is comprised of 14.5 acres of even-aged northern hardwood and transitional hardwood forest in New York's central-southern tier. Herbicides may be applied to the total 14.5 acres or as separate applications to the 3.5 acre site or the 11.0 acre site, depending upon the bidding process. The site has a strong component of northern red oak, and is capable of growing oak beyond 30 inches in diameter at breast height (dbh).

Herbicide is being applied to release and encourage regeneration of sugar maple, northern red oak, black cherry and red maple seedlings. Northern red oak provides hard mast (acorns) for a variety of wildlife, and is an important component of the region's central Appalachian ecosystem. The project is located in the Town of Caroline, New York, approximately six miles south of the hamlet of Slaterville Springs.

Contact: John Clancy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607-753-3095, ext. 258.


Broome County - The Town of Chenango Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mirabito Holdings, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 24 hour gas station/convenience store that will employ approximately 25 people. It is expected to generate traffic of 750-800 vehicles per day, based on the volume of two other facilities along Interstate 88 in Harpursville and Otego, New York. This proposed project will affect 2.429 acres of land. The original site plan has been downsized to 100 foot x 50 foot gas station/ convenience store with gas canopy and pumps and a diesel canopy with pumps. The project is located at 1166 Castle Creek Road in the Castle Creek, New York.

Contact: Ronald J. Keibel, Town of Chenango, 1529 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 648-4809.


Cortland County - The Town Board of the Town of Cuyler, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Enactment of a New Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of a new Comprehensive Plan for the Town. The project is located throughout the Town of Cuyler, New York.

Contact: Cuyler Town Clerk, P.O. Box 363, DeRuyter, NY 13158, Phone: (607) 842-6695.


Oswego County - The Town of Volney, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DDK - 176/45 Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of 18,700 feet of 8" water main, hydrants, valves and water service laterals. All main line work will be in the road rights-of-way. The project is located along portions of County Route 176, County Route 45, Distin Road, Dietrich Road and Kings Road in the Town of Volney, New York.

Contact: Dennis Lockwood, Town of Volney, 1445 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069, Phone: (315) 593-3508.


Oswego County - The Town of Volney, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Silk Road Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately 14,500 linear feet of 10" water distribution mains, valves, hydrants and water service lines. All main line work will be in the road rights-of-way. The project is located along portions of Silk Road and MacDougall Road in the Town of Volney, New York.

Contact: Dennis Lockwood, Town of Volney, 1445 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069, Phone: (315) 593-3508.


Oswego County - The Town of Richland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fulton Group NA, Inc. Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an industrial facility by the applicant, Fulton Group NY, Inc., to include an adjacent 1.19 acre parcel. The applicant has requested a zone change for the 1.19 acre parcel from Residential (RR2) to Industrial (I). The project is located on Centerville Road in the Town of Richland, New York.

Contact: Ronald Crandall, Town of Richland, 1 Bridge Street, Pulaski, NY 13142, Phone: (315) 298-5174.


Positive Declaration

Cortland County - The Village of Homer Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gas Station/Convenience Store may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a gas station and convenience store on 1.72 acres immediately north of the Village's water supply property. The project is located at 75 North West Street in the Village of Homer, New York.

Contact: Margo Yager, Village of Homer, 31 North Main Street, Homer, NY 13077, Phone: (607) 749-3322.




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