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ENB - Region 5 Notices 4/8/2015

Negative Declaration

Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton and Warren Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Application of Bacillus Thuringiensis var Israelensis (Bti) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of Bti to free flowing streams and rivers by licensed applicators in strict conformance with aquatic pesticide permit conditions and the registered pesticide label. Bti has been successfully applied to streams in the Adirondacks for black fly larvae control without any documented environmental incidents since 1983. Negative Declarations were issued for these projects in 1983 and updated in 1992 and 2014 to reference additional published studies and articles that further support Bti's lack of environmental harm. The current negative declaration was updated in 2015. The project is located in the Towns of Black Brook in Clinton County, New York; the Towns of Jay, Keene, Newcomb, North Elba, North Hudson, Schroon and Wilmington in Essex County, New York; the Towns of Caroga and Stratford in Fulton County, New York; the Towns of Arietta, Benson, Indian Lake, Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Morehouse and Wells in Hamilton County, New York; the Town of Chester and Horicon in Warren County, New York and a private land holding, Kamp Kill Kare,in the Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: John W. Bennett, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Materials Management, Bureau of Pest Management, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1266, E-mail: john.bennett@dec.ny.gov.


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