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ENB - Region 6 Notices 11/17/2010

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The Town of Vernon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 5 Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately 2,000 linear feet of 8 inch ductile iron water main and appropriate appurtenances. The project is located along NYS Route 5 between Churton Road and NYS Route 26 within the Town of Vernon, New York.

Contact: Myron J. Thurston, Town of Vernon, 4305 Peterboro Road, Vernon, NY 13476, Phone: (315) 829-2985, E-mail: supervisor@townofvernon.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Jefferson County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Robert G. Wehle State Park. Agencies and the public are afforded the opportunity to consider the Final EIS; this consideration period ends on December 3, 2010. A hard copy of the Final Plan/Final EIS is available for review at the Park Office; at the offices of the agency contacts listed below and the Henderson Free Library, 8939 State Route 178, Henderson, NY. The online version of the Master Plan/Final EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx

The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Robert G. Wehle State Park. The master plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreational use including improvements to the trail system, construction of a group camping area and an additional picnic and overlook area, provision of a log cabin as an optional amenity for the park's rental compound, utility upgrades and additional environmental and cultural interpretive opportunities. Natural resource protection recommendations include implementation of an invasive species management plan and a swallow-wort educational interpretive plan. The master plan includes protection of significant natural communities such as calcareous pavement barrens, shoreline outcrops and wetlands. It also calls for improved management of remnants from a former military base to protect and interpret those cultural resources. The Master Plan/Final EIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: traffic and access, recreation, water resources, biological resources/ecology, cultural/archeological resources, scenic resources, public health and safety, and growth and character of the community and neighborhood. The Final Plan/Final EIS also includes a chapter summarizing public comments on the Draft Plan/Draft EIS and NYS OPRHP's responses to comments. The project is located in the Town of Henderson, New York.

Contact: Kevin Kieff, NYS OPRHP - Thousand Islands Region, P.O. 247, 45165 NYS Route 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, Phone: (315) 482-2593, Fax: (315) 482-9413 and Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP - Resource Management, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474 0409, Fax: (518) 474-7013.

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