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ENB - Region 6 Notices 5/20/2015

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Cranberry Lake 50 Trail Construction

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes the construction of a portion of the Cranberry Lake 50 trail. This project was approved in the 2014 Amendment to the 1984 Cranberry Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. This project included the removal of 5 trees which will be used in the construction of a foot bridge.

Any tree cutting will be in compliance with NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forest Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The project is located in the Hamlet of Cranberry Lake, Town of Clifton, New York.

Contact: Pat Whalen, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521.

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The Town of German Flatts, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fulmer Creek GreenPlain Design and Leatherstocking Mobile Home Park Recovery Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Following repeated flooding, the Town of German Flatts and the Village of Mohawk have joined together to undertake an engineering design for a "greenplain" corridor along the Fulmer Creek and floodplain restoration at the Leatherstocking Mobile Home Park site. The project is being undertaken as one step toward restoring the natural floodplain processes thereby reducing erosion, sedimentation and flood damages to the downtown Main Street area, downstream residences and public infrastructure. The project includes the engineering study of approximately 7000 linear feet (or 1.3 miles) of the Fulmer Creek corridor extending from the West Main Street bridge in the Village of Mohawk, upstream to (and encompassing) the Leatherstocking Mobile Home Park within the Town of German Flatts. Following detailed engineering design, floodplain restoration as part of this project will occur only at the Leatherstocking site. The project is located at Fulmer Creek from West Main Street Bridge to 3675 State Route 168, Mohawk, NY.

Contact: Frank P. Spatto, Town of German Flatts, 66 East Main Street, PO Box 57, Mohawk, NY 13407; Phone: (315)866-4960; E-mail:

Jefferson County - The Village of Sackets Harbor, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Facilities Effluent Disinfection System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a new ultraviolet disinfection system from the Village's Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The project is located at Hill Street, Sackets Harbor, NY.

Contact: Vincent Batista, III, 112 N Broad Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685; Phone: (315)646-3548; E-mail:

Oneida County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PIN 2326.14, NYS Route 5A and 5S: Oriskany Blvd. Storm Sewer Project, City of Utica, Oneida County will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action proposes the separation of the highway storm sewer system from the City of Utica's combined storm and sanitary sewer system on NYS Routes 5A and 5S. The NYS Route 5A (Oriskany Blvd.) portion of the project, between the City line and Schuyler St. is approximately 1.2 miles long. The NYS Route 5S (East-West Arterial) portion of the project is approximately 1.3 miles long between the intersections of Broad St. and Culver Ave. By separating the highway runoff from the City's system, a reduction in combined sewer overflows is anticipated. The existing roadway cross section and traffic operations will remain the same, however, installation of a new storm system will include pavement reconstruction, new curbing, sidewalks, driveway aprons, side-road aprons, etc. where impacted by the proposed storm system construction. Additionally, the project proposes to mill and inlay the Route 5A corridor and Schuyler St. within the project limits. On Route 5A, a new stormwater drainage system with a trunk line along the south side of the roadway with outlet locations at Platt St. and Schuyler St. will be installed. The outlets are located directly north of Platt St. and Schuyler St., both of which will cross the railroad tracks. On Route 5S, asphalt tip-up gutters will be installed on the north side of the roadway with a closed drainage system draining east toward the Ballou Creek Conduit. The system will outlet to the existing 8' x 8' Erie Canal box on the north side of Route 5S. In addition, a new storm pipe connecting the ditch on the north side of Route 5S directly to the Ballou Creek Conduit will be installed, disconnecting flow from the Grace Creek sanitary interceptor. The project is located in the City of Utica, Oneida County, NY.

Contact: Brian Hoffmann, Regional Design Engineer, R-2, NYS DOT, State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501; Phone: (315)793-2429; E-mail:

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New sand and gravel mining operations as described will not have a significant adverse environmental impact and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be required. The applicant proposes to develop and operate a 29 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 77 acre parcel south of Potsdam. The project site is Michael K. Ward and Ralph Randall's property, located south off of County Route 24 (Russell Turnpike), west of the intersection with Benson Road, approximately 6 miles south of the Village of Potsdam in the Town of Parishville. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Adams sand, which is the predominated soil type on the site. Mining is proposed for above the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material above the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 4,000,000 tons-per-year of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 50 year operational life of the mine. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank", or processed with portable screens and crushers. Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the site to a +/-29 acre uniformly graded and re-vegetated open land. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 29.0 (LOM) acres. The project is located on Ward and Randall's Property on the south side of County Route 24 (Russell Turnpike), approximately 2 miles south of Hannawa Fall, in the Town of Parishville, St. Lawrence County, NY.

Contact: Thomas Voss, NYSDEC - 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601; Phone Number: (315)785-2249; E-mail:

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