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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/10/2015

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment for the designation of a primitive tent site near Gregg Lake and a designated trail to the tent site. The final amendment differs from the draft amendment, which proposed a lean-to instead of a tent site. The project is located in the Town of Webb, New York.

Contact: Matthew J. Nowak, NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521.


Oneida County - Oneida County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohawk Valley Community College Rome Campus Revitalization will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves two additions to the Plumley Building located on the Rome, New York campus of the Mohawk Valley Community College. The existing building consists of a converted former hospital building incorporated into a newer addition constructed in the early 1990's. In addition, there will be associated site work including the re-configuration of existing parking lots. This work is being done to replace an existing building that has exceeded its life span. In addition, it will upgrade current facilities to modern education standards to better serve the community. The project is located at 1101 Floyd Avenue in Rome, New York.

Contact: Mark E. Laramie, Oneida County, 6000 Airport Road, Oriskany, NY 13424, Phone: (315) 793-6236.


Oneida County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2008 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Owen D. Young Central School Safer Sidewalks to School Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project limits are located within the Hamlet of Van Hornesville, in the Town of Stark, New York. The objective is to provide children (Kindergarten through 8th grade), including those with disabilities, options to safely walk and bike to school with the introduction of new or updated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk, curb ramps and crosswalks, and updated school area signs.

Actions to replace and extend sidewalk along the north side of NYS Route 80 begin from a point opposite the Owen D. Young Central School (ODYCS) to a residential driveway approximately 150 feet east of County Route 18 (Jordanville Road) and NYS Route 80 intersection. Proposed project limits may change (be reduced) due to the limited nature of the funding.

New or upgraded crosswalks will be installed at the Post Office near the County Route 18 and NYS Route 80 intersection, in front of the Mill Pond Community Center, and in front of the School. Curb ramps and transition ramps will be built where crosswalk and sidewalk intersect. Current school area, school speed limit, and school crossing signs will be updated.

Contact: Brian Hoffmann, NYS DO - Region 2 Office, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2429, E-mail: Brian.Hoffman@dot.ny.gov.


Notice of Intent to Prepare EIS, Notice of Completion of Draft SEIS, and Notice of Public Comment Period

Herkimer, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as co-lead agencies, have completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) Amendment/Draft SEIS for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. The amendment proposes to remove the rails along the corridor between the Village of Tupper Lake and the Village of Lake Placid and convert it to a multiple-use recreational trail; to leave in place the existing rails between the Village of Remsen and the Big Moose Station; and to rehabilitate the rails between the Big Moose Station and the Village of Tupper Lake.

The project is located in the Villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, and Town of North Elba in Essex County, New York; Villages of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and Towns of Harrietstown and Tupper Lake in Franklin County, New York; Towns of Piercefield and Colton in St. Lawrence County, New York; Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York; Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York; and the Village of Remsen and Towns of Forestport, Steuben and Remsen in Oneida County, New York.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contacts until July 27, 2015.

The Draft UMP / Draft SEIS will be posted on the NYS DEC website on Friday, June 12, 2015 at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html. Copies of the Draft UMP Amendment / Draft SEIS amendment will be available June 12, 2015 on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC's headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC - Region 5 Office in Ray Brook NY; NYS DEC - Region 6 Utica Sub Office in Utica; the Town offices for the Towns of Webb, Tupper Lake, Santa Clara, Harrietstown, and North Elba; and the Village offices for the Villages of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid.

Contacts: John Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518; and Dawn Klemm, NYS DOT - Region 2, Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


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