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ENB - Region 8 Notices 07/21/2010

Public Notice

Release of the Keuka Lowlands Draft Unit Management Plan/Public Meeting

You are invited to attend a public meeting on August 5, 2010 at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 8 Bath Sub-Office at 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810. Two different style sessions will be held on August 5, 2010. An informational open house will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. Display stations will be set up and committee members will be available for discussion and comments. A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a question and answer period. Displays and staff will be available until 9:00 pm.

The draft plan is currently available for your review on the web at www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/46699.html or a limited number of hard copies of the document are available from the NYS DEC offices in Bath or Avon. The Hammondsport and Savona Public Libraries each have a copy available. We encourage you to review the plan and provide us with any comments you may have on the proposed plan by September 7, 2010. Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments to the contact person by mail or to the following e-mail address: r8.ump@dec.ny.gov

The Keuka Lowlands Unit Management Plan is a ten year plan for the multiple use of about 6,048 acres of wildlife management area and state forest land in Steuben and Schuyler Counties. It is comprised of Birdseye Hollow, Moss Hill and Mount Washington State Forests and Cold Brook and Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Areas. The plan offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as mineral resources, vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat and a summary of identified issues, such as access, vegetative management, oil and gas leasing and recreational facilities. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives and policy constraints in managing the unit.

The vision of the plan is to ensure the biological integrity, improvement and protection of the Keuka Lowlands Management Unit. This shall be done within the multiple use concept of management, which strives to serve the needs of the people of New York State by providing a broad based, biologically diverse ecosystem. This plan directs the future management of the property which will include such activities as maintenance and improvement of access to the site, managing natural vegetation, including native grasslands and woodlands, controlling exotic species, preservation of historical and archaeological resources and recreational facilities. These facilities include the Finger Lakes Trail, Forest Stewardship Demonstration Tour, Birdseye Hollow Park, Sanford Lake Recreation Area, the boat launch on Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Areas, Kris' snowmobile trail and additional parking lots and kiosks.

Project Location: Towns of Bath, Bradford, Urbana and Wayne in Steuben County and Town of Tyrone in Schuyler County, New York.

Contact: Gretchen Cicora, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub-Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2165 ext 29.

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - Mayor Robert J. Duffy, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Map Amendment will not have a sitgnificant adverse environmental impact. The action involves changing the zoning classification from Rochester Museum and Science Center Planned Development District (PD#4) to R-2 Medium Density Residential for sale and rehabilitation of the existing vacant 2-family dwelling. The project is located at 213-215 Oxford Street, Rochester, NY.

Contact: Zina Lagonegro, City of Rochester, Bureau of Planning and Zoning, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7054.

Steuben County - The Town of Campbell Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of the Town of Campbell Economic Development Strategy will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the retention/expansion of local businesses, agricultural community and entrepreneurial development; the improvement of community infrastructure to attract new businesses; the protection of local environment and sustainable management of natural resources. The project is located in the Town of Campbell, NY.

Contact: Thomas O. Bosket, Town of Campbell, 8529 Main St., Campbell, NY 14821, Phone: (607) 527-8244 Ext. 210

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