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ENB - Region 8 Notices 10/20/2010

Public Notice

Notice of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101(1), 1-0101(3)(b), 3-0301(1)(b), 3-0301(2)(m), 3-0301(2)(v), 9-0105(1) and 9-0105(3), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Addition of a New Section 190.26 to Title 6 NYCRR Hemlock-Canadice State Forest

To control public use, to protect watershed values, natural resources and public safety.

For further information, contact:

John Gibbs
NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
Region 8 Bath Sub-Office
7291 Coon Road
Bath, New York 14810
Phone: (607) 776-2165 ext. 36


Negative Declaration

Livingston County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS DEC Transfer of Management of the Genesee Valley Greenway to New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the transfer of jurisdiction by NYS DEC of the Genesee Valley Greenway to the NYS OPRHP. The Genesee Valley Greenway is a 90 mile multi-use recreational trail that goes through the Towns of Belfast, Caneadea, Cuba, Grove, Hume, New Hudson, Hinsdale, Caledonia, York, Leicester, Mount Morris, Groveland, Nunda, Portage, Genesee Falls; in the Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Livingston and Wyoming, New York.

Contact: Heather Carl, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4250, Phone: (518) 408-0941.


Ontario County - The Town of Victor, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Auburn Trail Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an 8 foot wide Two-Way Shared-Use Path and is further described under Alternatives #5 in the June 2010 Final Design Report/Environmental Assessment available at the Town of Victor. The proposed Shared-Use Path will be built on an old railroad embankment currently under permanent easement by the Town of Victor. The project also includes replacement of a collapsed culvert. The project begins at Main Street Fishers in the Hamlet of Fishers, New York and extends northerly to Woolston Road in Monroe County for a total length including the connection to Powder Mills Park of 2.5 miles.

Contact: Jack Marren, Town of Victor, 85 East Main Street, Victor, NY 14564, Phone: (585) 742-5000, E-mail: supervisor@town-victor-ny.us.


Orleans County - The Town of Shelby Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Shelby Local Law No. 4 of 2010 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of Section 540 of the Zoning Local Law of the Town of Shelby to include as a permitted use in the Light Industrial District Administrative and Corporate Offices which do not provide on-site retail sales or professional services to the general public, and rezoning approximately 103 acres generally bounded on the north by Maple Ridge Road on the east by Bates Road and on the south by Sanderson Road from the Agricultural/Residential District to the Industrial District. The project is located thourghout the Town of Shelby, New York.

Contact: Merle Draper, Town of Shelby, 4062 Salt Works Road, Medina, NY 14103, Phone: (585) 798-3120, E-mail: skipdraper@verizon.net.


Wayne County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dolomite Products Co Inc - Palmer Road Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 15.3 acre expansion of an existing 647.1 acre sand and gravel mine on properties totaling 1,050 acres in the Towns of Arcadia and Palmyra.

Most of the 15.3 acre expansion area, known as the "Railroad Pit", has been affected by previous mining operations. The current permit for a 647.1 acre life of mine area was issued August 24, 2006, and was the subject of a Final Environmental Impact Statement which NYS DEC accepted June 2, 2006.

The expansion area is located at the southeast end of the mine site, and will be used as a new location for the processing equipment currently located on the east side of Palmer Road. This will change the mine entrance to the "Proposed Alternate Site Access" identified in the application for the current permit.

Mining operations will be unchanged from those previously permitted, except for the direction of mining, now to initially proceed to the west from the floor of the new processing area, rather than to the east from the Palmer Road location. Excavation by mechanical equipment will remove approximately 156,000 tons of sand and gravel from the west side of the expansion area not previously mined, and from the creation of 2 ponds to serve as settling basins and process water sources. Hours of operation and traffic volume will be unchanged from current operations. Final reclamation to agricultural land is proposed.

The project is located at Whitbeck Road and Palmer Road in the Towns of Arcadia and Palmyra, New York.

Contact: Roger McDonough, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5391.



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