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ENB - Region 7 Notices 05/26/2010

Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The Town Board of the Town of Skaneateles, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law 2010-1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Local Law 2010-1 entitled "A Local Law Amending the Town Code Relating to Wind Energy Conversion Systems". This local law would establish regulations to promote the safe, effective and efficient use of small wind energy systems installed to reduce on-site consumption of utility supplied electricity. The local law would also prohibit large wind energy systems or wind farms which are typically intended to sell energy directly to power companies or retail users. The project is located throughout the Town of Skaneateles, New York.

Contact: Patrick B. Sardino, 25-0 South Clinton Street, Suite 600, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 474-2911, E-mail: psardino@smithsovik.com.

Oswego County - Oswego County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Obstruction Removal Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of trees and terrain obstructions to Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 77 Surfaces located at the Airport. All known obstructions to FAR Part 77 Surfaces located on airport property and property owned by Oswego County will be removed. However, to minimize off airport impacts to adjacent property owners and environmental resources, only obstructions to the Runway End Siting Surface would be removed. This would include the following:

• Removing 35 acres of trees and 23 individual trees on airport property;
• Excavating/grading 50 acres of land to remove 17 acres of terrain that penetrate the FAR Part 77 primary surface and comply with federal grading criteria;
• Removing 26 acres of trees and 6 individual trees off airport property;
• Acquiring avigation easements or one time right of entry to remove off airport obstructions on eight properties (six of which are owned by Oswego County);
• Installing two obstruction lights to mark obstructions (17 acre terrain penetration located off airport on the Runway 24 end and Howard Road).

Since construction impact area is typically larger than the limits of obstruction identified in the obstruction study, the proposed project limits may range from a minimum of 95 acres (that involves removing 61 acres of trees and 29 individual trees and excavating/grading 50 acres of land to remove 17 acres of terrain) up to a maximum of 119 acres (that involves removing 85 acres of trees and 29 individual trees and excavating/grading 50 acres of land to remove 17 acres of terrain.

The project is located at the Oswego County Airport (FZY) in the Town of Volney, New York.

Contact: Bruce Bisbo, Oswego County Airport, 40 Airport Drive, Fulton, NY 13069, Phone: (315) 591-9130.

Positive Declaration

Tompkins County - The Village of Cayuga Heights, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Deer Population Control Program may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by the Village of Cayuga Heights to engage in deer population control by means of tubal ligation of 20 to 60 does, followed by culling of the remaining male and female unsterilized deer living within the 1.84 square mile Village boundary. This project is designed to reduce the size of the herd in the initial 3 years and then provide stability in herd numbers thereafter, bringing the herd count closer to more normal levels acheived in the wild. The long-term target is a herd size of 20 to 60 deer total, versus the current estimate of 196 as of Spring 2009 within the Village. Where possible, all healthy deer venison culled will be donated to local food banks. The project is located throughout the Village of Cayuga Heights, New York.

Contact: Norma Manning, Village of Cayuga Heights, 836 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 257-1238, E-mail: nmanning@cayuga-heights.ny.us.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Oswego County - Oswego County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Emergency Radio Communications System Upgrade Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oswego County Legislative Chambers, 46 East Bridge Street, Oswego, NY 13126. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 14, 2010. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at the Oswego Public Library, 120 East Second Street, Oswego, NY 13126 and online at: www.oswegocounty.com.

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 EMS providers in the region. It will involve construction of several new communications towers and the 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 manmade incidents. The project is located throughout Oswego County, New York.

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

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