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ENB - Region 6 Notices 04/07/2010

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The City of Watertown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Related Zoning Revisions, and Consistency Review Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the intention by the City of Watertown City Council to adopt a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for the area within the waterfront area boundary of the City of Watertown. The LWRP will be prepared under guidelines established by the New York State Department of State and will include: (1) delineation of a waterfront revitalization area; (2) inventory of existing natural and man-made conditions within the waterfront area, as well as an analysis of the opportunities and constraints to future development; (3) policies for use, protection, and development of the waterfront area; (4) recommended land and water uses for the waterfront area and specific projects to implement the Program; (5) a description of local laws, regulations, and other local techniques necessary for implementation of the LWRP; (6) a description of the State and Federal programs likely to affect, and necessary to further, implementation of the LWRP; and (7) a description of the local commitment for preparation of the LWRP. Upon adoption of the LWRP by the City and its subsequent approval by the New York State Secretary of State and incorporation into the State's Coastal Management Program, City and State actions are to be undertaken in a manner consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the LWRP.

The proposed LWRP Consistency Law would establish procedures for determining the consistency of proposed actions with the Watertown LWRP, would require a consistency determination for all actions or direct agency actions in the City's Waterfront Area, and provides for prosecution of violations of these requirements. The proposed local law would take effect immediately upon its filing with the New York State Secretary of State. The project is located along entire length of Black River within City of Watertown, New York.

Contact: Kenneth A. Mix, City of Watertown, 245 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-7730, E-mail: kmix@watertown-ny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Comment Period

Lewis County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hidden Falls Spring Water. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 7, 2010. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at the following locations: NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, New York 13601 and the Lyons Falls Public Library, 3918 High Street, Lyons Falls, New York 13368. The online version of the Draft EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.hiddenfallsspring.com. The action involves the development of a commercial bulk/bottled water facility utilizing six to seven water infiltration gallery tile structures to collect near surface spring water discharge. The water would be delivered to the storage and transportation facility by way of a pipeline, approximately 9,200 feet long from the collection site north of Middle Road, approximately 1.25 miles east of the hamlet of Greig to the facility located approximately 4,000 feet west of the hamlet of Greig, north of Burdick Crossing Road. The pipeline would cross through the regulated buffer area of a state regulated wetland and be directionally bored beneath the Black River to the facility. Water would be transported from the facility to markets by tractor trailer. The facility will be located on Burdick Crossing Road in the Town of Turin, New York and the water collection area is off Middle Road in the Town of Greig, New York.

Contact: Mark Wiggins, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2245, E-mail: mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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