ENB - Region 7 Notices 01/13/2010
Broome and Chenango Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Chenango Trail Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the identification of the goals, objectives, and management actions for 5,458 acres of State forests located in southern Chenango County. The plan addresses issues on six separate State forests: Chenango RA #10, Chenango RA #13, Chenango RA #27, Chenango RA #30, Chenango RA #33 and Broome-Chenango RA #1. The management activities are proposed over a 20 year period, ending in 2029. A review and update process will take place at the end of the 10th year. Public comment was solicited through a public meeting held in 2007. The public input received full consideration prior to the completion of the final plan.
General management activities proposed in the plan include: boundary line surveys and maintenance; forest cover inventory; commercial timber harvesting and timber stand improvement cuts; shrub land maintenance; protection of wetlands and riparian areas; protection of natural areas; maintenance of public forest access roads; establishment of forest information kiosks and accessible parking areas; maintenance of recreational trails; development of natural gas wells and infrastructure and monitoring of unique wildlife and vegetative species. The Chenango Trail Unit Management Plan was approved and signed by the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on December 8, 2009. The project is located in the Towns of Coventry, Greene, Oxford, Afton, Bainbridge in Chenango County and the Town of Colesville in Broome County, New York.
Contact: Andrew Goeller, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office, 2715 Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4036.
Oswego County - The Town of Richland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Richland Water District No. 2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of 28 miles of 8 inch Ductile Iron water main, 1 mile of 12 inch Ductile Iron water main, two (2) control valve stations, rehabilitation of existing Schoeller water source wells, a new chlorination facility and a new 300,000 gallon water storage tank. The Full EAF and Negative Declaration were revised to include the installation of a 100 kW vertical wind turbine at the Schoeller Well Site, and the installation of a Central Water Works Facility. The project is located at Schoeller Well Site in the Town of Richland, New York.
Contact: Ron Crandall, Town of Richland, H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, P.O. Box 29, Pulaski, NY 13142, Phone: (315) 298-5175, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.