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ENB - Region 7 Notices 02/03/2010

Public Notice

Public Meeting Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at Otselic Valley Elementary School to accept comments on the draft Muller Hill Unit Management Plan (UMP). The school is accessible to people with disabilities and is located in the hamlet of Georgetown just north of the intersection of State Routes 26 and 80 on Muller Hill Road. Those unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments to the contact person at the address above or via e-mail at: gxowens@gw.dec.state.ny.us Copies of the draft plan are on reserve at the Cazenovia, DeRuyter, Hamilton, Morrisville, New Woodstock and Earlville Public Libraries and NYS DEC offices at 2715 State Route 80, Sherburne, NY and 1285 Fisher Avenue Cortland, NY. The draft plan is also available online at the NYS DEC public website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/61585.html. A limited number of print and digital (compact disc) copies of the plan are available and may be obtained by calling (607) 674-4017.

Comments on the draft plan will be accepted until April 1, 2010. Public participation will assist in the development of the final plan. Public comments received will be considered in the final plan.

The Muller Hill unit consists of 6,981 acres of state land. It includes Mariposa, Muller Hill and Three Springs State Forests located in the Towns of Georgetown and DeRuyter in Madison County, Otselic and Lincklaen in Chenango County and Cuyler in Cortland County, New York. The draft plan proposes management activities on the unit for the next 20 years and defines goals and objectives for biodiversity conservation, timber and natural gas production, public recreation and cooperative forest management.

Contact: Greg Owens, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office, 2715 State Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4017 ext. 638.


Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Brutus Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Brutus Zoning Law: Alternative Energy - Regulating the use of Small Wind Energy Systems will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal of Local Law #1 of 2010 for the Town of Brutus, New York. The Town of Brutus is proposing to add a new Article XV to Chapter 125 of the Zoning Code: "Alternative Energy - Regulating the use of Small Wind Energy Systems" within the Town of Brutus based on models offered in publications developed by NYSERDA. The project is located throughout the Town of Brutus, New York.

Contact: James Hotaling, Town of Brutus, 9021 North Seneca Street, Weedsport, NY 13166, Phone: (315) 834-9398, E-mail: townofbrutus@verizon.net.



Onondaga County - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Installation of an 11kW Wind Turbine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of an 11kW wind turbine atop a 141 foot guyed tower at the Trinder property will not have a significant impact on the environment. NYSERDA is an involved agency with respect to this installation because it will be providing a financial incentive to the land owner under the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which NYSERDA administers. In 2004 the Public Service Commission adopted a final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS), which was issued on August 26, 2004 by the New York State Department of Public Service as a part of the RPS proceeding. The GEIS found that, given the various technology and/or fuel specific eligibility rules, the RPS program, generally, would have a beneficial impact on the environment.

The GEIS found that wind energy facilities, in particular, have important environmental advantages over conventional fossil-fueled generation sources because they do not generate any air or water emissions, and because they do not produce any hazardous waste. Based on the information provided in the Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF long form), including the Appendix B visual addendum, the letters from neighboring land owners, and NYSERDA's experience with wind turbine installations of this type and size, the installation of this wind turbine will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment.

The project is located at 23030 State Route 91 in Fabius, New York.

Contact: Mark Mayhew, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.


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 a revision of the project description of the Full EAF and Negative Declaration to include the installation of a vertical wind turbine and Central Water Works Facility. The Town Board revised Part II of the Full EAF and prepared and reviewed the Visual EAF for the installation of a vertical wind turbine. After reviewing the changes to the Full EAF and after reviewing the Visual EAF, the Town Board issued a Negative Declaration for the changes and determined that the installation of a vertical wind turbine and Central Water Works Facility will not have an adverse impact on the environment. The project is located 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: supervisorclerk@richland-ny-us.com.


Oswego County - The City of Oswego Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Furlong Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new four (4) story, fifteen (15) unit residential multiple family dwelling, with paved access driveway, paved parking areas, and outdoor storm water management facilities. The project is located at 247 West Utica Street in the City of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Anthony A. Leotta, City of Oswego, City Hall, 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8154.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The City of Oswego Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Seaway Lofts - Multiple Family Dwelling will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Seaway Lots to include the creation of twenty-six (26) one and two bedroom apartments for those with incomes up to 90% of the Area Median Income. The apartments will be work-force targeted to individuals and small familities. Apartments will be located on floors 1-4; no apartments will be located in the basement. One bedroom units will average 600-725 square feet and two bedrooms will average 750-950 square feet. The project is located at 472 West First Street in the City of Oswego, New York.

The conditions are:

• The project sponsor shall submit to the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (NYS DHCR) and Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) a copy of the Final Impact Determination from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP).
• HTFC requires the Project Sponsor to submit copies of a Phase I Environmental Assesment Report which must meet, at a minimum, the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard for the site assesment. Any issues of concern would require mitigation to HTFC's satisfaction.
• All asbestos and lead-based paint concerns would require proper handling.

Contact: Anthony A. Leotta, City of Oswego, City Hall, 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8154.




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