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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/15/2015

Public Notice

Draft Amendment to the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan

This amendment proposes to allow for the construction of a lean-to near Gregg Lake in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County, New York, and the designation of a trail to reach the lean-to.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until May 15, 2015. The Draft Unit Management Plan amendment is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/51342.html.

Contact: Matt Nowak, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 367-3521, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Lewis County - Lewis County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lewis County Green Infrastructure Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of parking areas, driveways, sidewalks, curbing, stormwater management facilities, utility piping, landscaping and site lighting. These improvements are being constructed to replace aging and substandard parking facilities and to improve the drainage and stormwater runoff characteristics for the site. The project is located at 5250 Outer Stowe Street in the Village of Lowville, New York.

Contact: Frank J. Pace, Lewis County, 7660 North State Street, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-5423, E-mail: fpace@lewiscountyny.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Multi-Use Recreational Trail System. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted via e-mail to: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov or by mailing to St. Lawrence Flatlands Draft SEIS, NYS DEC Region 6 Sub-Office, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. until 4:45 p.m. on May 15, 2015. All statements received during this period will be assessed. The assessment of public comment that is prepared will be included in the Final SEIS. The Draft SEIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22578.html.

The Draft SEIS describes several alternatives for the development of multi-purpose trails in the area in and around the Brasher, Bombay, Buckton and Fort Jackson State Forests, and selects the preferred alternative. It further describes the potential impacts that could result from the development of multi-purpose trails in the subject area, and presents mitigation measures that are proposed to address those impacts.

Activities that have the potential to cause significant adverse impacts include the construction and maintenance of the trails, as well as public use of the trails after they are constructed. Potential impacts discussed in the Draft SEIS include: soil compaction and erosion; noise; introduction of invasive species; creation of illegal trails and trespass onto private land; user conflicts; and disturbance of wildlife. The Draft SEIS discusses all of these potential impacts and describes recommended management activities and mitigation measures to minimize potential impacts.

The project is located in the Towns of Brasher, Bombay, Moira and Stockholm, New York.

Contact: Aaron Graves, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub-Office, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.


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