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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/29/2015

Negative Declaration

Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit: Rapid Response Management or Containment of Aquatic Invasive Species Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques (General Permit Number 2015G-1) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The APA comment period ends on May 29, 2015. Copies of pertinent documents may be found on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The APA proposes to issue a new general permit to authorize qualified persons including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), to undertake rapid responses for management or containment aquatic invasive species. Such activities include the use of benthic barriers or hand harvesting only. General Permit 2015G-1 will apply throughout the Adirondack Park and will be in effect until revoked or modified by the APA.

Eligibility: The general permit will only apply where:

• The sole basis of APA jurisdiction on the project site is a "regulated activity" incidental to the management of identified aquatic invasive species in wetlands;
• The aggregate of all treatment areas within a single waterbody is no more than 0.5 acres in size unless a larger area is approved by the Agency;
• Only benthic barriers and hand-harvesting techniques are used;
• Additional detailed engineering or environmental studies are not required; and
• The regulated activity is undertaken by the NYS DEC, APIPP, or other qualified persons.

The project is located in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington and Fulton, New York.

Contact: Richard E. Weber, III, APA, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938.


Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit: Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100 feet of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park (Application Number 2014G-1A) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The APA comment period ends on May 29, 2015. Copies of pertinent documents may be found on the Agency's website at www.apa.ny.gov.

The APA proposes to reissue General Permit 2014G-1 as General Permit 2014G-1A to authorize the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), the Regional Inlet Invasive Plant Program (RIIPP), and other qualified persons to undertake activities related to the management of terrestrial invasive plant species in or within 100 feet of wetlands in the Adirondack Park on conditions. Such activities may include the use of herbicides in accordance with referenced best management practices and applicable state and federal regulations. General Permit 2014G-1A will apply throughout the Adirondack Park and will be in effect until revoked or modified by the APA.

Eligibility: The general permit will only apply where:

• The sole basis of APA jurisdiction on the project site is a "regulated activity" incidental to the management of terrestrial invasive plant species in wetlands; and
• The regulated activity is undertaken by the NYS DOT, NYS DEC, APIPP, RIIPP, or other qualified persons.

The project is located in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington and Fulton, New York.

Contact: Richard E. Weber, III, APA, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938.


Oneida County - The City of Rome Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Rome Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Treated water at the Frank Clark Water Filtration Plant is currently stored in two open-air reservoirs, storing 50 million gallons (MG) and 15 MG respectively. The 2006 Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule requires facilities with uncovered finished water storage to either cover the storage or add an additional treatment barrier. To comply with this requirement, the City of Rome is proposing to treat water withdrawn from the reservoirs with an ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection system which will inactivate potential cryptosporidium and giardia contamination. The proposal includes construction of a building (approximately 48 by 52 feet) to house the UV disinfection equipment; a paved access road with a hammerhead turn around area and parking spaces; chemical containment; chlorine line replacement; permanent stormwater controls and other sub-surface infrastructure improvements; security, fencing, and automated gates; culvert replacements; and a variable sonic bird deterrent to keep waterfowl away from the reservoirs. The project is located at Lee Center-Stokes Road in Lee, New York.

Contact: Rob Samuels, City of Rome, Frank Clark Water Filtration Plant, Lee Center-Stokes Road, Lee, NY 13363, Phone: (315) 339-7777, E-mail: rsamuels@romecitygov.com.



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