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ENB - Region 6 Notices 09/01/2010

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State Preparedness Training Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS DHSES) for a long-range plan to develop the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in Oneida County, New York at the former Oneida County Airport. NYS DHSES is in the process of developing, designing, prioritizing and constructing a series of projects to establish, further enhance and develop the SPTC.

In collaboration with appropriate state agencies and other training centers across the nation, the SPTC will offer high-quality, integrated, multiple discipline training at a centralized facility. The SPTC is intended to combine state-of-the-art technology with real world incident training to maximize the first responder learning experience. The planned development projects include, but are not limited to: 1) Education and Administration Building (former terminal) Renovation Project; 2) Weapons Training Complex; 3) Simulation Exercise Complex: Cityscape; 4) Simulation Exercise Complex: Transportation; 5) Emergency Vehicle Operations Course and Staging Center; 6) Front Entrance Improvements; 7) Maintenance and Storage Facility Use and Improvements; and 8) Open Space Training Arena. The project is located at 5900 Airport Road in Oriskany, New York.

Contact: Carolyn Dunderdale, New York State Office of General Services, Empire State Plaza, 34th Floor Corning Tower, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 474-5100, E-mail: carolyn.dunderdale@ogs.state.ny.us.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Langevin Excavation - Benson Mines will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing permitted four acre sand and gravel mine by Langevin Excavation, Inc. to include an additional 15.8 acres. The site is located on an 867.9 acre parcel owned by Benson Mines, Inc. On site processing will take place with crushers, screens and standard mining vehicles, such as payloaders, bulldozers, trackhoes and dump trucks. The project is located east of County Route 60, approximately 2500 feet north of the intersection of State Highway 3 and County Route 60 in the Town of Clifton, New York.

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


Amended Negative Declaration and Hearing on Management Plans

Herkimer and Lewis Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed River Area Management Plans for the Middle and West Branches of the Oswegatchie River will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A public hearing on the River Area Management Plans will be held on October 1, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub-Office, 7327 NYS Route 812, Lowville, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 1, 2010. The 2006 Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) and all four River Area Management Plans are available on NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22551.html.

The action involves the adoption of scenic River Area Management Plans for the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River and the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River and the recreational River Area Management Plan for the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River which are the subject of the above announced public hearing and comment period. These River Area Management Plans will be incorporated into the draft Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest UMP which was publicly noticed in 2006. NYS DEC will provide information on the draft Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest UMP and how it relates to these River Area Management Plans but the hearing and public comment period is limited solely to the River Area Management Plans. The negative declaration completed for the draft Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest UMP has been amended to address the River Area Management Plans to be incorporated into the draft Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest UMP. The project is located in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County and the Town of Croghan, Lewis County, New York.

Contact: Keith Rivers, NYS DEC- Region 6 Lowville Sub-Office, 7327 NYS Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521.


Positive Declaration

Oneida County - The Town Board of New Hartford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woods Road Extension to Route 840 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a right in/right out break-in access from Woods Highway Extension to Route 840 (a.k.a. Judd Road Extension) in the Town of New Hartford, New York. The access will connect the New Hartford Office Park to Route 840. The access will allow eastbound traffic direct access to the site and permit automobiles to exit the park in the eastbound direction. A extension of Clinton Street made through the business park will also create access for the Hartford Insurance and Lowe's which will alleviate traffic at Middle Settlement Road interchange and the Jay-K intersection. The break-in access will be an overall improvement to traffic flow and congestion on the overall transportation system in that area. The office park has already been approved. The Town Board has approval over the construction of town roads.

Contact: Patrick Tyksinski, Town of New Hartford, Butler Hall, 48 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413, Phone: (315) 733-7500 ext. 2332.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Jefferson County - The Cape Vincent Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed St. Lawrence Windpower Project. The Final EIS is available at the Cape Vincent Library, Cape Vincent Town Clerk, Cape Vincent Village Clerk, Lyme Town Clerk, Lyme Free Library and online at: www.stlawrencewind.com. The action involves the development of a wind powered electrical generating facility with up to 51 turbine locations and a total capacity of approximately 77 megawatts (MW). All 51 turbines, temporary construction laydown area(s), access roads, underground collection lines, operations and maintenance buildling, meteorological towers, and electric collector substation and other components will be located in the Town of Cape Vincent. Most overhead electrical transmission line and transmission owner interconnection substation will be located in the Town of Lyme, where an existing transmission grid substation is located. The project is located near Route 12E in the Town of Cape Vincent and the Town of Lyme, New York.

Contact: Richard Edsall, Town of Cape Vincent, P.O. Box 680, 1964 NYS Route 12E, Cape Vincent, NY 13618, Phone: (315) 654-3795.




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