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ENB - Region 8 Notices 7/18/2012

Public Notice

Public Meeting Notice

Release of the Six Nations Draft Unit Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Lands and Forests will hold a public meeting on the Six Nations Draft Unit management Plan (UMP) on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Tyrone Fire Hall, located on Route 226 in Tyrone, NY. Two different meeting-style sessions will be held. An informational open house will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Display stations will be set up and committee members will be available for discussion and to accept comments. A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a question period. Staff will be available until 8:00 p.m. to accept comments. The Fire Hall is Handicapped accessible; for additional accommodations please contact the NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office. Those unable to attend the meeting are invited to submit comments to the NYS DEC by mail to: NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 7291 Coon Rd, Bath, NY 14810 or by e-mail to: r8.ump@dec.ny.gov. Written comments will be accepted until September 7, 2012.

The draft plan is currently available for your review on the web at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22559.html or a limited number of hard copies or CD's of the document are available from the NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, Phone: (607) 776-2165 or the NYS DEC - Region 8 Office in Avon, Phone: (585) 226-5324. The Corning and Watkins Glen Public Libraries each have a copy available as well. You are encouraged to review the plan and forward any comments you may have on the proposed plan.

The Six Nations Unit Management Plan is a ten year plan for the multiple use of approximately 21,724 acres comprising ten parcels of state forest land in Steuben and Schuyler Counties, including, Goundry Hill, Sugar Hill, Coon Hollow, South Bradford, West Hill, Meads Creek, Cinnamon Lake, Beaver Dams, Dry Run and Erwin Hollow State Forests.

This plan directs the future management of the property which will include such activities as maintenance and improvement of access to the site, managing natural vegetation, including native grasslands and woodlands, controlling exotic species, preservation of historical and archaeological resources, and recreational facilities such as the Six Nations Trail System and Sugar Hill Recreation Area. Benefits such as good water quality, a diverse and healthy wildlife population, and recreational enjoyment are ensured by selectively varying the types and growth stages of tree stands within this unit, maintaining and creating grasslands, and enhancing wetland areas. The plan offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives along with policy considerations for managing the unit.

The Six Nations Unit Management Plan is located in the Towns of Orange, Tyrone and Reading in Schuyler County and Towns of Bradford, Hornby, Campbell and Erwin in Steuben County, New York.

Contact: Gretchen Cicora, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2165.

Negative Declaration

Wayne County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Northern Montezuma Wetland Complex Restoration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the restoration of emergent marsh and increase of the contiguous wetland habitat at two locations currently managed as row crop and fallow agricultural land within an area totaling approximately 101.5 acres, which are located adjacent to State-designated Freshwater Wetland Nos. MO-11 and MO-12 in the Town of Savannah, Wayne County. The project site is state owned land within the Montezuma Wildlife Management Area, administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Portions of the first site, located at Morgan Road, will be excavated for material to be used in berms (construction and reconstruction) and ditch creation for diversion channels to manage water flow within the site. The second area is located at Wildlife Drive will involve restoration of potholes and blocking the existing drainage tiles and channels to restore the original wetland functions of the site, with a water control structure installed to control the amount of water entering. This is part of the ongoing acquisition of land by NYS DEC, within the Northern Montezuma Wetland Complex, to be restored to wetland and wildlife habitat, and is covered by the original Final Environmental Impact Statement and Findings Statement, dated 1991. The project is located on Morgan Road and Wildlife Drive in Savannah, New York.

Contact: Christine A. Setari, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon - Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5396, E-mail: dep.r8@dec.ny.gov.

Wayne County - The Town of Savannah Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Savannah Sewer District No. 1 Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 2,700 ± linear feet of Sanitary Sewer (Grey Water System), construction of a Pump Station and 2,300 ± linear feet of Forcemain. The proposed sanitary sewer will connect to the existing manhole located at the corner of Seneca Street and NYS Route 31. Approximately 1,800 ± linear feet of sanitary sewer will be constructed east along Seneca Street and 900 ± linear feet of sewer south along Prospect Street. The proposed sanitary sewer system will connect to the proposed Pump Station located on the north side of Seneca Street. The sewage will be pumped from the Pump Station northerly along 2,300 ± linear feet of Forcemain to Sewer District 2 for treatment. The project is located on High Street east along Seneca Street and south along Prospect Street in the Town of Savannah, New York.

Contact: Michael Kolezynski, Town of Savannah, 1564 N. Main Street, PO Box 296, Savannah,NY 13146, Phone: (315) 365-2811.

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