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ENB - Region 6 Notices 07/14/2010

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Herkimer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as co-lead agencies, have accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Integrated Series of Proposed State Land Management Actions in the Vicinity of the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. Public hearings on the Draft GEIS will be held on the following dates and locations:

Date: August 16, 2010,
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Indian Lake Central School
28 West Main Street
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Date: August 16, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Town of Inlet Town Hall
160 Route 28
Inlet, NY 13360

Date: August 18, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC Headquarters
625 Broadway, Room 129
Albany, NY 12233

Comments will be received from July 14, 2010 until August 30, 2010. The comment period, closing on August 30, 2010, will be the sole opportunity to provide comment on the record for the actions identified in the Draft GEIS, including comments related to SLMP consistency. No additional comment period will be provided regarding SLMP consistency during the Agency's final review and approval of the action. Copies of the Draft GEIS are available from the contacts listed below and on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22571.html.

The action involves an integrated series of related state land management actions in the vicinity of the Moose River Plains area including NYS DEC's proposed draft Unit Management Plans (UMPs) for the Moose River Plains Wild Forest Area and a proposed Moose River Plains Intensive Use Camping Area; and the establishment of final boundaries and river management plans for four designated Wild, Scenic, Recreational Rivers (WSRR) Areas. The action also includes the APA's related proposals to amend the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP or Master Plan) including the proposed reclassification of lands for the creation of a new Moose River Plains Intensive Use Camping Area, reclassification and expansion of the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area and related revisions to Master Plan Area Descriptions and Intensive Use Area Guidelines. The project is located in the Towns of Webb and Ohio in Herkimer County and the Towns of Arietta, Inlet, Long Lake, Lake Pleasant and Morehouse in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Richard Weber, APA, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, E-mail: apa_slmp@gw.dec.state.ny.us and Josh Clague, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forest, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

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