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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/13/2011

Public Notice

Notice of Intent to Issue a Spacing Order for a Spacing Unit Which Does Not Conform to Statewide Spacing in New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice, pursuant to subdivisions 23 0503(3) and 23-0503(5) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), of its intent to issue a spacing order which establishes a spacing unit for the listed well. The proposed spacing unit for this well does not conform to the "statewide spacing" provisions of ECL §23 0501(B)(1). However, following a review of information supplied by the well operator, NYS DEC has determined that this spacing unit satisfied the policy objectives of ECL §23 0301.

In accordance with NYS DEC's Program Policy DMN-1, NYS DEC has directed the well operator listed below to provide notice of the proposed spacing unit by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the vicinity of the unit and by direct mailing to each owner within the unit and the surface owner of the tract where the well is located. The well operator will provide proof of such mailing in the form of copies of the certified mail return receipts or affidavits of service. A 30 day comment period, as provided by ECL §23 0503(5), commences upon an owner's receipt of the notice, which must be documented to NYS DEC. If NYS DEC determines that substantive and significant issues are raised in a timely manner during the comment period, then an adjudicatory hearing must be scheduled.

Written comments on the proposed spacing unit should be submitted to: Peter S. Briggs, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, Burea of Oil and Gas Permitting and Management, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056. Any challenge to the proposed spacing unit must meet the substantive and significant requirement for establishing an issue for adjudication and must contain (i) a description and a map of the proposed alternative spacing unit; (ii) a technical justification of the proposed alternative spacing unit, which shall include a description and analysis of the scientific data intended by the owner to support its proposed spacing unit configuration; and (iii) the name, address and experience of any expert witness proposed to support the proposed alternative spacing unit configuration.

The map of the listed spacing unit is available for inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the NYS DEC - Region 8 Sub-Office, Division of Mineral Resources, 100 North Main Street, Elmira, New York 14901, Phone: (607) 732-2214, Contact: Joy Brewer; and at NYS DEC's Region 7 Headquarters, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7484), Contact: Lucas Mahoney. Interested parties may also request the map from the NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources' Albany office by E-mail at: oilgas@dec.ny.gov.

The spacing order will not be issued until one of the following occurs: (1) NYS DEC determines that no substantive and significant issues have been raised, or (2) an adjudicatory hearing has been held to address any substantive and significant issues. After spacing order issuance, a spacing unit wherein the acreage is not 100% controlled by the well operator will be scheduled for an integration hearing pursuant to ECL §23-0901(3).

Current Owner Well Name and API Number County Town Proposed Unit Size Date of Spacing Unit Map
Norse Energy Corp. USA Buffa 2-439 31-017-23890-00-03 Chenango Plymouth 74.05 02/16/2011

Contact: Peter S. Briggs, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, Burea of Oil and Gas Permitting and Management, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Clinical Cancer Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new five story building to house a new clinical cancer center adjacent to and connected to University Hospital. The new facility is an out-patient clinic which will enlarge and consolidate existing clinical space within the University Hospital complex. The new building will be located on the site of an existing paved surface parking lot. The project is pursuing certification as a LEED silver building based on United States Green Building Council (USGBC) criteria. Post development storm water runoff will be less than the current pre-development levels through the use of green roofs and retention structures. No new parking facilities are required for the project. The patients for the new facility will park in existing on-campus parking garages. The project is located at 750 East Adams Street in the City of Syracuse, New York.

Contact: Thomas K. Pelis, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, Phone: (315) 464-4510, E-mail: pelist@upstate.edu.

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