ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/25/2011
Madison County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Madison RA #1, Stands D-12 and 13 Herbicide Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an herbicide application to reduce the abundance of interfering woody vegetation to a level that would allow the natural regeneration of desired tree species. The action is to take place on 23 acres of mixed hardwood and hemlock forest. The herbicide application seeks to control interfering vegetation consisting of beech, striped maple, ironwood, hay-scented fern, and New York fern. The dominance of this vegetation in the forest understory prevents adequate regeneration of desirable tree species from becoming established. Removal of the interfering vegetation will facilitate the natural regeneration of hard maple, red maple, black cherry, yellow birch, basswood and other northern hardwood species, creating a healthy diverse natural forest.
The application method used will be by backpack sprayer applying herbicides only to the target species within the application area. The application will follow label instructions minimizing risk to both the applicant and the environment. The project is located in the Madison Reforestation Area #1, Charles E. Baker State Forest, Stands D-12 and 13. The stands are located east of Brown Road, 2.4 miles north of its intersection with Furman Mills Road, within the Town of Brookfield, New York.
Contact: Jason Schoellig, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4017 extension 607.
Madison County - The Town of Lincoln Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law # 2011-2 to adopt the Town of Lincoln 2011 Land Management Law and Land Use Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Local Law # 2011-2 which will revise the zoning law and zoning map to replace the 1999 zoning law and map. The project is located throughout the Town of Lincoln, New York.
Contact: Rosanne Warner, Town of Lincoln, 7262 Oxbow Road, Canastota, NY 13032, Phone: (315) 697-8837.
Onondaga County - Onondaga County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Terminal Reservoir Covered Storage Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Onondaga County Metropolitan Water Board (MWB) serves as the administrative entity for the Onondaga County Water District, which owns approximately 40 acres of land in the Town of Clay, New York. The MWB maintains facilities on the Clay site consisting of an administrative building, pumping station (Farrell Pumping Station), and 30 million gallon reservoir (Terminal Reservoir). Terminal Reservoir serves as a central terminal to receive finished (treated) water conveyed from the water treatment plant and subsequently transfer that water to storage facilities. Terminal Reservoir is an uncovered reservoir. To comply with the requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR), the MWB must cover the reservoir, replace it with tanks, or disinfect the water leaving the reservoir. The MWB proposes to replace the reservoir with two (2) 15 million gallon water tanks. The new tanks will be positioned immediately south of the existing reservoir. The existing reservoir will be removed. The project also involves the rerouting of power and underground piping to the new tanks, as well as modifications to the Farrell Pump Station to improve overall system reliability and reduce energy consumption. Operations at the MWB site will be maintained during construction activities. The project is located at 4170 Route 31 in the Town of Clay, New York.
Contact: I. Holly Rosenthal, Onondaga County, 4170 Route 31, Clay, NY 13041-8739, Phone: (315) 652-8658.
Oswego County - The Town Board of the Town of Richland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the proposed Town of Richland / Village of Pulaski December 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Richland and the Village of Pulaski, New York.
Contact: Allison Nelson, Nelson Law Firm, 89 East First Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 312-0318.