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ENB - Region 8 Notices 6/15/2011

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Town of Phelps, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Phelps Existing Melvin Hill Water District and Water District Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of plans for water system improvements within the existing Melvin Hill Water District and within an extension to this district in order to provide a safe and reliable potable water supply and fire protection for the area residents. The improvements include the installation/replacement of a total of approximately 26,600 linear feet of watermain along portions of Melvin Hill Road, Griffith Road, Toll Road and County Road 23 to serve residents and one business in the Town of Phelps. A total of 9,150 linear feet of watermain will be replaced and 17,450 linear feet of new watermain will be installed. In areas of new watermain installation, activities also include installation of fire hydrants, valves, road crossings, excavation and bedding materials, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, and surface restoration. The project is located along portions of Melvin Hill Road, Griffith Road, Toll Road and County Road 23 in the Town of Phelps, New York.

Contact: Norman Teed, Town of Phelps, 79 Main Street, Phelps, NY 14532, Phone: (315) 548-5691, E-mail: super@fltg.net.


Seneca County - The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Timber Harvesting at the Former Seneca Army Depot will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the light timber thinning, except for Ash which will have heavy thinning, focusing on promoting future growth and regeneration within the individual stands. This will help to increase habitat and forage for the deer population on the property. The Emerald Ash Borer is beginning to invade New York from its initial infestaton in the Chicago area. Once the Borer reaches Central New York, the entire area could be quarantined, which means that Ash timber will not be allowed to the leave the immediate area. Therefore, there is an increasing urgency to remove as much Ash timber as possible. The project is located on the Former Seneca Army Depot, West Patrol Road to the north, West Patrol Road to the west, South Patrol Road to the south and Fayette/Main Road to the east in the Towns of Romulus and Varick, New York.

Contact: Robert J. Aronson, Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, One DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165, Phone: (315) 539-1725.


Seneca County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marsh Restoration and Expansion of Benning Marsh will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the modification of their existing 401 Water Quality Certification to allow for the construction of temporary access roads within the previously authorized marsh restoration area. Additionally, the Benning Marsh dike will be extended approximately 600-650 linear feet to improve the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's ability to manage water levels and vegetation. The project is located at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge immediately south of the NYS Thruway in the Town of Tyre, New York.

Contact: Thomas P. Haley, NYS DEC - Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5393, E-mail: tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



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