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ENB - Region 7 Notices 11/11/2009

Negative Declaration

Cortland County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Virgil Mountain State Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Virgil Mountain UMP sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions, environmental benefits/impacts and economic costs associated with 6,862 acres of State land. The plan details all proposed management activities for a 10 year period, and outlines potential projects for the next 20 years. A review and update of the UMP will take place at the end of the 10 year planning period.

The plan provides a schedule and an estimation of the costs of capital improvement, routine maintenance, and land acquisition projects. Additionally, it lists forest management, fisheries, and wildlife habitat actions by location, year, silvicultural management strategy, and forest treatment type. Management activities planned for the Unit include construction of two parking areas, construction of two new ATV loop trails for people with mobility impairments, construction of a new hiking trail, construction of vernal pools, managing leasing for oil and natural gas and maintenance of recreational trails, State forest roads, boundary lines, signs, witness posts and regularly scheduled trash clean-up. The Virgil Mountain State Forest Unit Management Plan was approved and signed by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation on October 27, 2009. The project is located in the following: the James D. Kennedy Memorial State Forest, Cortland County Reforestation Area #3, located in the Cortland County Towns of Harford, Lapeer and Virgil, the Tuller Hill State Forest, Cortland County Reforestation Area # 9,1,484 acres located in the Cortland County Town of Virgil; Tuller Hill State Forest and the Cortland County Reforestation Area #10, 956 acres, located in the Cortland County Town of Virgil, all in New York State.

Contact: Henry Dedrick, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045-1090, Phone: (607) 753-3095, ext. 218.


Madison County - The Town of Cazenovia Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Law of the Town of Cazenovia will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of a new Town-wide Zoning Law that will entirely replace Chapter 165 (the existing Zoning Law) of the Town of Cazenovia Code with a new comprehensive Zoning Law for all parcels situated in the Town of Cazenovia, including a new Zoning Map, district designations and permitted use with land use restrictions, all in accordance with the Town Law. The project is located throughout the Town of Cazenovia, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Moran, Town of Cazenovia, Town Hall, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: (315) 655-9213, E-mail: lmoran@townofcazenovia.org.


Madison County - The Town of Cazenovia Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Subdivision Regulations of the Town of Cazenovia will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of new Town-wide Subdivision Regulations that will entirely replace Chapter 146 (the existing Subdivision of Land Law) with new comprehensive Subdivision Regulations for all parcels situated in the Town of Cazenovia and would guide and regulate subdivisions and development in the Town in such a manner as to promote orderly and harmonious growth. The project is located throughout the Town of Cazenovia, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Moran, Town of Cazenovia, Town Hall, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: (315) 655-9213, E-mail:l moran@townofcazenovia.org.


Madison County - The Town of Cazenovia Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Conservation Subdivision Regulations of the Town of Cazenovia will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of new Town-wide Conservation Subdivision Regulations that will add a new Chapter 146-A to the Town's Code and provide for Conservation Subdivision Regulations for parcels situated in the Town of Cazenovia and would guide and regulate subdivisions and development in the Town in such a manner as to promote orderly and harmonious growth. The project is located throughout the Town of Cazenovia, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Moran, Town of Cazenovia, Town Hall, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: (315) 655-9213, E-mail: lmoran@townofcazenovia.org.



Tompkins County - The New York State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stocking Hall Rehabilitation and Addition located at the New York State College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Cornell University will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of approximately 47,500 gross square feet of the existing Stocking Hall building and building an addition of 105,000 gross square feet. The site adjacent to the building will be modified to improve pedestrian circulation, create a reconfigured bus stop and facilitate delivery of products to the dairy operation and store. The project is located on Tower Road on the New York State College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, New York State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, Phone: (518) 689-2591.



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