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ENB - Region 8 Notices 3/16/2011

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chili Emerald Ash Borer Sanitation Harvest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a tree harvest within an area totaling approximately 83 acres, 40 of which are located within State-designated Freshwater Wetland Nos. CI-31 and CI-32. Portions of the site will be clear-cut (approximately 6 acres) and remainder will be selectively harvested to remove ash trees and a minor amount of poor quality growing stock and mature sawtimber of other tree species. The primary purpose of the harvest is to reduce a high density population and reduce the spread of the emerald ash borer, an exotic, invasive insect that kills ash trees. Upon completion of the harvest the site will continue to be managed for forest regeneration under a forest stewardship plan on file with the NYS DEC. No change in land use is proposed. The project is located at 2380 Scottsville Road on the Krenzer property and adjacent properties in the Town of Chili, New York.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5382, E-mail: sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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