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ENB - Region 6 Notices 7/1/2015

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The Village of Herkimer, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Effluent Disinfection Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of ultra-violet disinfection treatment units in a concrete channel along the existing outfall sewer pipe at the wastewater treatment plant, within the existing fenced-in site. The project is located at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on South Washington Street in the Village of Herkimer, New York.

Contact: Anthony Brindisi, Village of Herkimer, 120 Green Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, Phone: (315) 866-3303.


Oneida County - The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS DHSES), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State Preparedness Training Center: Provide Additional Venues will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYS DHSES has been tasked by New York State Executive Law to fulfill the mission of providing a State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) for first responders. The SPTC was first developed in 2010. The NYS DHSES is proposing additional training venues at the SPTC in Oneida County, New York at the former Oneida County Airport. This will allow SPTC to facilitate advancing technology as well as the emerging needs of state agencies and other training centers across the nation.

The proposed additional development projects include Debris Field Training; Confined Space Training/Buried Railcar; Detonation Area; The Campgrounds; Urban Search and Rescue (USAR); The Village Disaster Response Training; The Estates; Gravel Parking Area.

The project is located at 5900 Airport Road in the Town of Whitestown, New York.

Contact: Carolyn Dunderdale, New York State Office of General Services, 33rd Floor Corning Tower, G.N.A.R.E.S.P., Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 474-5100, E-mail: carolyn.dunderdale@ogs.ny.gov.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stauffer Farms, LLC, New Mining Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 5.5 acre surface sand mine within a 29.0 acre parcel. The project site is on property owned by Stauffer Farms LLC and lies approximately 750 west of the Peru Road, roughly 1.75 miles north of US Highway 11B in the Town of Lawrence, New York. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface mine extracting sand for use as free stall sand on the farm. The majority of the soils on site are Adams loamy fine sand with some Stockholm loamy fine sand. Mining is not proposed to take place below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand mining operations and for removal of material from a bank face. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 150,000 cubic yards of sand over the estimated 15 year operational life of the mine. Material will generally be mined and screened for stockpiling on-site. Final reclamation will restore the site to agricultural use. Mine areas will be graded and stockpiled topsoil will be spread around the edges, and seeded with a warm season grass mixture approved by the NYS DEC. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 5.5 (LOM) acres.

Contact: Thomas Voss, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2249, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov.


Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Inter-Agency Guidelines for Implementing Best Management Practices to Control Invasive Species in the Adirondack Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the revision of the 2014 Inter-Agency Guidelines to allow for rapid response to treat occurrences of terrestrial invasive plants on forest preserve lands in the Adirondack Park. This change will allow the NYS DEC to expedite review of work plans and issue permits to qualified organizations to eradicate invasive plants under the following conditions: 1) The infested area is less than 0.1 acre 2) There are no threatened, rare, or endangered species on the site, 3) There are no adverse impacts to wetlands 4) Treatment will follow approved BMPs contained in the Inter-Agency Guidelines for Implementing Best Management Practices to Control Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species on NYS DEC Administered lands in the Adirondack Park, 5) All federal and state pesticide regulations will be followed. The actual infested area to be treated is less than 0.1 of an acre per site with no more than approximately two acres treated in any one year.

The project is located in counties or portions of counties in the New York State Adirondack Park.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: peter.frank@dec.ny.gov.


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