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ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/13/2015

Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The Town of Van Buren Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kingdom Road Property Land Lease will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to lease up to 18 acres of unused Town owned land to OneEnergy Development, LLC for the installation and establishment of a solar energy generating system and related electrical or other energy distribution and transmission infrastructure. The project is located on Kingdom Road in the Town of Van Buren, New York.

Contact: Claude E. Sykes, Town of Van Buren, 7575 Van Buren Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027, Phone: (315) 635-3009, E-mail: supervisor@townofvanburen.com.


Oswego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lovers Lane Mine Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to increase an existing 20 acre sand and gravel Life of Mine to 31.7 acres within a 246.88 acre parcel south of Lovers Lane and west of County Route 17 in the Town of Williamstown, New York. Presently this location is being mined on an approved 20.0 acre Life of Mine. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction site including excavation of unconsolidated sand and gravel reserves using a front end loader and backhoe. All mining will occur above the water table and the mine floor elevation will be 581 foot AMSL. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank", or processed with a portable screener. Maximum processing rates for the screening operation will not exceeded 140 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the 31.7 acre site to open meadows and agriculture fields. Upland reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and reseeding and fertilization will create a favorable agricultural soil profile.

Contact: Kevin Balduzzi, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7493, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Street Park Enhancements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to undertake enhancements to improve the accessibility and functionality of the park. Proposed work includes adding a concrete walkway and falls overlook, installing metal guardrails behind the existing stone retaining wall, installing a movable gate for controlled access to the Ithaca Falls Natural Area, replacing the existing bike racks, adding an accessible curb ramp, improving the landscaping, and other site improvement. The project is located at Lake Street at Fall Creek in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nichols, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


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