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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/3/2013

Public Notice

General Permit Issuance for Region 6 Stream Crossing for Logging Operations

Sponsor: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 6

Coverage: All Counties located within NYS DEC - Region 6 (Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and St. Lawrence).

NYS DEC - Region 6 is proposing to modify of General Permit No. GP-1-2002. This permit will be restricted to use in NYS DEC Region 6 only.

The permit authorizes construction or repair of single span bridges or installation of culverts in protected streams by logging operations and is limited in scope to One (1) stream crossing in any 1,000 linear feet of stream course for temporary, permanent or repair of existing bank to bank bridges in cases where the streambed is no greater than 35 feet in width or construction of temporary, permanent or repair of existing culvert crossings in cases where the streambed is no greater than 35 feet in width.

Permanent crossings must be designed to meet a 25 year storm event, using Talbot's formula, or a comparable calculation formula (approved by NYS DEC).

The permit is not applicable to work within a designated NYS wetland or the adjacent area or in sections of rivers designated as Wild, Scenic or Recreational under the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System (6 NYCRR Part 666).

These projects are Type II actions under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

The proposed activities are not subject to review In accordance with SHPA.

Copies of the draft permit are available for review at the Region 6 Office of the NYS DEC, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St. Watertown, NY, and the Utica Sub-office of the NYS DEC, Room 1404 State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13501.

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed below by April 18, 2013 or 15 days from the date of this notice, whichever is later.

Contact: Terry Tyoe, NYS DEC - Region 6 Utica Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 207 Genesee Street, Room 1404, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2746, E-mail: r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Lewis, Oneida and Oswego Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the 46-Corners Unit Management Plan for State Forest Land will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the 46-Corners Unit Management Plan which applies the principles of sustainable forestry to conserve biodiversity and enrich the lives of the local community. Productive forests provide green space that is an essential benefit for long term cultural, environmental and economic health of rural communities. The 18,037 acre unit includes Big Brook, Cobb Brook, Fall Brook, Florence Hill, Furnace Creek, Mad River, Tri-County and Swancott Hill State Forests. The Plan defines goals and objectives for conserving biodiversity and enhancing opportunities for public use and recreation for the next 15 years.

The primary goal of the Plan is to enhance the biodiversity of 15,737 acres of forested land using sound even and uneven aged silvicultural systems. Protect water quality in 1,726 acres of wetlands and 55.5 miles of streams by establishing protective special management zones around these areas. Maintain the natural character of the Unit while also provide for a variety of compatible recreational activities.

The project is located in eight State Forests in Oneida County in the Towns of Annsville, Florence and Camden, in Lewis County in the Town of Lewis and in Oswego County in the Town of Redfield, New York.

Contact: Scott Healy, NYS DEC - Region 6 Herkimer Sub Office, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, Phone: (315) 866-6330.


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