Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/06/2015

Schuyler County

Applicant:

Schuyler County
105 Ninth St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Facility:

Lamoka Lake
Tyrone
Tyrone, NY

Application ID:

8-4434-00160/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Tyrone, Schuyler County

Project Description:

This is a combined Notice of Complete Application for the proposed 5-year treatment plans for maintenance aquatic herbicide treatments in Waneta & Lamoka Lakes including Mud Creek Channel and Mill Pond for the control of submerged non-native nuisance aquatic vegetation including but not limited to Eurasian watermilfoil with the aquatic herbicide triclopyr, trademarked and sold as Renovate ®. The two permit applications, one for each lake, are Waneta Lake with NYSDEC application number 8-9908-00171/00011 and Lamoka Lake including Mud Creek Channel and Mill Pond with the NYSDEC application number 8-4434-00160/00009.

The proposal for each year's treatment areas will be based on aquatic plant surveys done at the end of the previous growing year. The proposed treatment area and NY-registered aquatic pesticide proposed to be used will be submitted to the Department by February 1 each year prior to treatment (which typically will be in May each year). Water level monitoring will be done to assure that water levels will allow treated water to be held within the lakes as required for the treatment. A method will also be included in the proposal due by February 1 (e.g., proposed drawdown, use of stoplogs, or other method). The riparian notification of all lake residents and users of any proposed chemical control treatment of their lake for the upcoming season will be required each year as usual. Written approval from the Department to the applicant will be required each year prior to that season's treatment.

For instance, this year's proposal for treatment are as follows: In Waneta Lake a total of 83.5 acres will be treated with the aquatic herbicide triclopyr, trademarked and sold as Renovate ® OTR in the granular/flake form. No treatment is proposed within the wetland area this year so no Article 24 permit is required. In Lamoka Lake a total of 16.6 acres and Mud Creek Channel a total of 39.9 acres will be treated with the aquatic herbicide triclopyr, trademarked and sold as Renovate ® 3 in liquid form, and the granular/flake form sold as Renovate ® OTF. Treatment is proposed within the wetland area this year so an Article 24 permit is required. Stop logs will be placed across the Bradford Dam spillway so that lake water will be contained up to elevation of 1099.0, and then stoplogs will be removed approximately one month after the treatment of Lamoka Lake.

Water monitoring (e.g., residual herbicide concentrations) will be done and aquatic plant surveys will be conducted after treatment to establish and document the effectiveness of the treatment. Treatments are tentatively scheduled this year for May 2015 in both lakes. Copies of the application documents, maps and project plans are available for review at town halls in the Towns of Tyrone, Wayne, and Bradford, as well as the NYSDEC Region 8 office on Avon, NY.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 21, 2015.

Contact:

Peggy Norry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

Schuyler County
105 Ninth St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Facility:

Waneta Lake
Co Rte 25 - W Side
Tyrone & Wayne, NY

Application ID:

8-9908-00171/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Tyrone, Multiple Counties

Project Description:

This is a combined Notice of Complete Application for the proposed 5-year treatment plans for maintenance aquatic herbicide treatments in Waneta & Lamoka Lakes including Mud Creek Channel and Mill Pond for the control of submerged non-native nuisance aquatic vegetation including but not limited to Eurasian watermilfoil with the aquatic herbicide triclopyr, trademarked and sold as Renovate ®. The two permit applications, one for each lake, are Waneta Lake with NYSDEC application number 8-9908-00171/00011 and Lamoka Lake including Mud Creek Channel and Mill Pond with the NYSDEC application number 8-4434-00160/00009.

The proposal for each year's treatment areas will be based on aquatic plant surveys done at the end of the previous growing year. The proposed treatment area and NY-registered aquatic pesticide proposed to be used will be submitted to the Department by February 1 each year prior to treatment (which typically will be in May each year). Water level monitoring will be done to assure that water levels will allow treated water to be held within the lakes as required for the treatment. A method will also be included in the proposal due by February 1 (e.g., proposed drawdown, use of stoplogs, or other method). The riparian notification of all lake residents and users of any proposed chemical control treatment of their lake for the upcoming season will be required each year as usual. Written approval from the Department to the applicant will be required each year prior to that season's treatment.

For instance, this year's proposal for treatment are as follows: In Waneta Lake a total of 83.5 acres will be treated with the aquatic herbicide triclopyr, trademarked and sold as Renovate ® OTR in the granular/flake form. No treatment is proposed within the wetland area this year so no Article 24 permit is required. In Lamoka Lake a total of 16.6 acres and Mud Creek Channel a total of 39.9 acres will be treated with the aquatic herbicide triclopyr, trademarked and sold as Renovate ® 3 in liquid form, and the granular/flake form sold as Renovate ® OTF. Treatment is proposed within the wetland area this year so an Article 24 permit is required. Stop logs will be placed across the Bradford Dam spillway so that lake water will be contained up to elevation of 1099.0, and then stoplogs will be removed approximately one month after the treatment of Lamoka Lake.

Water monitoring (e.g., residual herbicide concentrations) will be done and aquatic plant surveys will be conducted after treatment to establish and document the effectiveness of the treatment. Treatments are tentatively scheduled this year for May 2015 in both lakes. Copies of the application documents, maps and project plans are available for review at town halls in the Towns of Tyrone, Wayne, and Bradford, as well as the NYSDEC Region 8 office on Avon, NY.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 21, 2015.

Contact:

Peggy Norry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions