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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/30/2009

Negative Declaration

Otsego County - The Village of Cooperstown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Cooperstown Wastewater Facility Modifications will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the plans to install various improvements to the Village's current wastewater treatment facility in order to improve the quality of the water it discharges. The major improvements shall include:

• Increasing the height of the existing trickle filter along with replacing the rock filter media with plastic in order to increase BOD removal.
• Installation of a new pump station to deliver discharge water to a nearby wetland for tertiary treatment.
• Installation of a new 10 inch forcemain from the Waste Water Treatment Facility to the wetlands.

The project is located at 213 Linden Avenue in Copperstown, New York.

Contact: Carol B. Miller, P.O. Box 346, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Phone: (607) 547-2411, E-mail: vcooperstown@stny.rr.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Schoharie County - The Town of Conesville, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Manor Kill Watershed in the Towns of Conesville and Gilboa. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on October 14, 2009 at 7:15 p.m. at the Town of Conesville Town Hall. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until November 11, 2009. The action involves the proposed acceptance of a GEIS which assesses the impact of future development on water quality in the Manor Kill Watershed. The GEIS provides the Town with a comprehensive evaluation of the Watershed and offers specific tools such as maps, evaluations of potential impacts to these resources, and actions that the Town and private individuals can take to mitigate negative impacts. A scoping session identified topics of significant concern to be evaluated in the GEIS. This includes, but is not limited to loss of wildlife habitat, loss of recreational opportunities, increase in flooding, loss of land due to flooding, change in water depth, change in land uses, road maintenance along the stream, wind development and its impact, turbidity and erosion in the stream, land purchases and easements, and hamlet development. The GEIS analyzes what the current conditions in the watershed are, what are the vulnerable resources, and how these might be influenced by future actions in the watershed. It further evaluates the likely trends and development that might take place in the watershed and evaluates potential impacts. The project is located on all lands within the Town of Conesville and part of the Town of Gilboa, New York.

Contact: Mike Brandow, Town of Conesville, 1306 State Route 990V, Gilboa, NY 12076, Phone: (607) 588-7211.

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