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ENB - Region 9 Notices 09/15/2010

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Implements Quarantine to Prevent Spread of Emerald Ash Borer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is expanding the boundaries of the existing quarantine district comprising Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties to include Allegany, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties in order to limit the potential introduction of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to other areas of the state.

NYS DEC's quarantine order will prohibit the intrastate movement of EAB, and the movement of ash nursery stock, ash trees, and ash wood products, and firewood, wood chips and bark mulch from any tree species beyond the quarantine district without certification or compliance agreements from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS), in addition to other provisions as defined in the order.

A copy of the Quarantine Order can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/47761.html on the NYS DEC website.

Contact: Douglas Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Land and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4253, Phone: (866) 640-0652, E-mail: firewood@dec.ny.gov.

Negative Declaration

Niagara County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Murphy Road Mining Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of an existing stockpile of approximately 6,000 cubic yards of topsoil from the property. The topsoil will be processed on-site with a small portable dry-screen. The land use prior to the removal of topsoil was agricultural (corn) and the reclamation objective is a perennial hay field for animal food. The project is located on Murphy Road approximately 0.3 miles south of the Hatter Road intersection and approximately 1.2 miles north of Route 104 in the Town of Newfane, New York.

Contact: Mark F. Passuite, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14230-2999, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov.

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