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ENB - Region 3 Notices 3/2/2011

Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as co-lead agencies, have determined that the proposed Adoption of the Northern Shawangunks Fire Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Northern Shawangunks Fire Management Plan sets forth goals, objectives, and management actions to address the need for a more proactive approach to fire management in the northern Shawangunks. This plan has been developed to describe and guide actions to be implemented by major land managers along the northern Shawangunks, including NYS DEC, NYS OPRHP, Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Mohonk Preserve. The majority of the proposed actions will occur on lands managed by these organizations including Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Sam's Point Preserve, Mohonk Preserve and Witch's Hole State Forest.

The Northern Shawangunk Ridge Fire Management Plan has been developed to protect the ecological integrity and reduce hazardous fuel loads in the highly volatile Shawangunk environment. Accordingly, the purpose of the plan is to: a) provide a planning framework for implementing fire management actions in accordance with the policies of the various partner organizations; b) ensure that all fire management activities are science-based and that potential negative impacts to the environment have been assessed and mitigated for as necessary; and c) ensure that fire management is a collaborative effort focused on improving public safety and ecosystem health.

Proposed Fire Management Actions addressed in the draft Plan include: Wildfire Suppression, Prescribed Fire, Firebreak Maintenance, Repair and Construction, Fuel Reduction - Mechanical Treatments and Forest Thinning, and Monitoring.

The project is located in the Towns of New Paltz, Gardiner, Shawangunk, Wawarsing, Rochester, Marbletown, Rosendale and the Village of Ellenville, New York.

Contacts: Bill Rudge, NYSDEC - Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3092, E-mail: wprudge@gw.dec.state.ny.us or Edwina Belding, NYS OPRHP - Environmental Management Bureau, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-6703, E-mail: Edwina.Belding@oprhp.state.ny.us.


Ulster County - The Town of Plattekill Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blind-O-Corp/Aloha Home Acres will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 44 acres within the RR1.5 zone of the Town of Plattekill. The project is a proposed expansion of an existing mobile home park and boundary lot line change for the existing residential lot. The park expansion will include 28 new manufactured home sites. The project is located off of South Ohioville Road in the Town of Plattekill, New York.

Contact: Judith Mayle, Town of Plattekill, P.O. Box 45, Modena, NY 12548, Phone: (845) 883-7331, E-mail: plattekillplan@yahoo.com.





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