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ENB - Region 8 Notices 5/13/2015

Negative Declaration

Schuyler and Steuben Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Waneta Lake and Lamoka Lake 5 Year Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of permit with a 5 year term for aquatic herbicide treatments in Waneta Lake, Lamoka Lake, Mud Creek Channel, and Mill Pond. There are two sets of permit applications - one for Lamoka Lake and one for Waneta Lake. Littoral zone locations will be proposed for treatment in the lakes based on the results of aquatic plant surveys done the previous year. This will be submitted to the NYS DEC in February for the following year. These treatments will occur at preselected locations around the lakes where concentrations of an invasive species Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) have been identified. Both the aquatic herbicides Renovate® 3 and Renovate ® OTF (active ingredient triclopyr) are proposed for treatment of the invasive plant EWM. The application rates for these herbicides will be in accordance with New York State labeling requirements. No drawdown of the lake is being proposed. Stop logs will be placed in Bradford Dam spillway so that lake water will be contained up to elevation 1,099.0 for approximately one month after treatment to allow treated water to be held within the lakes. Aquatic plant surveys will be conducted after treatment to establish and document the effectiveness of the treatment and plan for the next year's treatment. The project is located in Waneta Lake in the Town of Wayne in Steuben County and Town of Tyrone in Schuyler County; and in Lamoka Lake including Mud Creek Channel and Mill Pond, in the Towns of Tyrone and Orange in Schuyler County; and Town of Bradford in Steuben County.

Contact: Peggy Norry, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5399, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


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