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ENB - Region 7 Notices 03/17/2010

Negative Declaration

Chenango County - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chenango RA #15, Stand A-2.10 Herbicide Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an herbicide application to reduce the abundance of interfering woody vegetation to a level that would allow the natural regeneration of desired tree species. The action is to take place on 23 acres of mixed oak-hardwood forest. The herbicide application seeks to control interfering vegetation consisting of beech and striped maple. The dominance of this vegetation in the forest understory prevents adequate regeneration of desirable tree species from becoming established. Removal of the interfering vegetation will facilitate the natural regeneration of red oak, chestnut oak, white oak and other northern hardwood species creating a healthy diverse natural forest. Repeat applications may be necessary to adequately control the undesirable vegetation. The project is located on Chenango Reforestation Area #15, Melondy Hill State Forest, Stand A-2.10, north of the State Forest Access Road that connects to Melondy Hill Road on the west end and the East Afton Road on the east end, all within the Town of Afton, New York.

Contact: Jason Schoellig, NYS DEC - Sherburne Sub-Office, Division of Land and Forests, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4017, ext. 607.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Oswego County - The Oswego County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Emergency Radio Communications System Upgrade may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2010. A public scoping session will be held on March 22, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Oswego County Legislative Office Building, Legislative Chambers, 4th Floor, 46 East Bridge Street, Oswego, NY 13126. The action involves a proposal by Oswego County to develop an Emergency Radio Communications System Upgrade for voice and data radio communications services to enable public safety and public service entities operating within Oswego County to better respond to and protect our citizens by improving communications for homeland security, public safety, fire and EMA providers in the region. It will involve construction of several new communications towers and refurbishing of a number of existing towers at locations throughout Oswego County. The project will provide essential connectivity to coordinate the delivery of governmental services to residents of Oswego County, and to enable immediate coordination of public safety resources in emergency situations to ensure the public's safety and welfare.

The Project will not only allow Oswego County to change frequencies but also to upgrade its emergency radio system to a P-25 compliant, interoperable system with added capabilities at the same time. The proposed Project is fundamentally an infrastructure, a collection of radio sites throughout Oswego County interconnected by a network. The radio sites and network design will have very high reliability and will provide for continuous communications even in the face of equipment failure, natural or man-made incidents. The project is located throughout Oswego County, New York.

Contact: Michael C. Allen, Oswego County, Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 349-8215, E-mail: mallen@oswegocounty.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Madison County - The Town of Cazenovia Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application (treatment) of the Herbicide Renovate® OTF to Portions of Cazenovia Lake. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until April 10, 2010. A hard copy of the Draft SEIS is available at the following locations: Town of Cazenovia Town Hall, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035. The online version of the Draft SEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.townofcazenovia.org. The action involves a "Phase II" treatment of portions of Cazenovia Lake through the application of the herbicide "Renovate" to the central shoreline areas, the southern portion of the Lake and certain spot treatment areas. The treatment is designed to address the continued presence of the invasive aquatic plant species Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) which had dominated the Lake surface area in recent years. There will be multiple areas proposed for the Phase II application. The project is located on Cazenovia Lake (approximately 1,164 + of surface acres) in the Town of Cazenovia, New York.

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

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