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ENB - Region 7 Notices 09/01/2010

Negative Declaration

Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for Norse Energy Corporation Proposed Stone, L. 1 Natural Gas Well will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well located within Chenango County Agricultural District #05. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the NYS DEC. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 126,350 square feet or approximately 2.90 acres. After the well has been drilled, it will be put into production or plugged and abandoned. The well pad and access road areas for a producing well will be reduced to 32,010 square feet or approximately 0.73 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 1,990 feet east of Stone Hill Road and 2,650 feet north west of Oak Hill Road in the Town of Coventry, New York.

Contact: Linda Collart, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Madison RA #1, Stands G-92, G-109 and G-110, Herbicide Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an herbicide application to reduce the abundance of interfering woody vegetation to a level that would allow the natural regeneration of desired tree species. The action is to take place on 92 acres of mixed hardwood forest. The herbicide application seeks to control interfering vegetation consisting of beech, blue beech, striped maple, New York fern, hay-scented fern and Japanese barberry. The dominance of this vegetation in the forest understory prevents adequate regeneration of desirable tree species from becoming established. Removal of the interfering vegetation will facilitate the natural regeneration of hard maple, red maple, black cherry, basswood and other northern hardwood species as well as white pine, creating a healthy diverse natural forest. The project is located on the Madison Reforestation Area #1, Charles E. Baker State Forest, Stands G-92, G-109 and G-110. Stand G-92 is located East of Columbus Hill Road, 0.6 miles south of County Route 24. Stands G-109 and G-110 are located west of Kelly Road, 1.1 miles north of County Route 24. All stands are located in the Town of Columbus, New York.

Contact: Jason Schoellig, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13815, Phone: (607) 674-4017 ext. 607.


Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Riverside Sod Farm Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the operation of an unconsolidated surface mine to extract topsoil. Initial mining will affect 10.6 acres of a total 66.9 acres. The total life of mine could be 51.9 acres pending future approvals and cultural resource surveys. Reclamation objective is private recreational use. A portable screening plant will be on-site. The project is located at 255 Kinney Road in the Town of Owego, New York.

Contact: John H. Merriman, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045-1090, Phone: (607) 753-3095 ext 238, E-mail: jhmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Positive Declaration

Cayuga County - The Legislature of the County of Cayuga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cayuga County Emergency Communications Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until September 7, 2010. The action proposes to implement an Emergency Communications Project for voice and data radio communications services. The project would include development of a state-of-the-art digital trunked land mobile radio system. The network would consist of a number of antennas collocated on existing telecommunications towers and/or sited on new towers constructed at locations yet to be determined. Additionally, one or more operations centers will be constructed and/or sited in existing facilities. The project is located across Cayuga County.

Contact: Peter Tortorici, Cayuga County Legislature, 160 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021.


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