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ENB - Region 6 Notices 1/27/2016

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID #645018, known as the Mineral Processing site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located in the Town of Massena, within the County of St. Lawrence, and is located at Route 37 off of GM Circle. Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than February 26, 2016. Information regarding the site, the proposed delisting, and how to submit comments electronically can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to: Peter Ouderkirk, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2523, E-mail: Peter.Ouderkirk@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration and Public Comment Period

Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis and Oneida Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Black River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The primary purpose of this UMP amendment is to classify snowmobile trails to conform to NYS DEC's snowmobile trail classification system for Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park. This includes the closure of 15.7 miles of snowmobile trails that will remain available for non-motorized uses and the designation of 8.3 miles of new snowmobile trails. Also included are plans for an additional parking lot at North Lake and several new foot trail segments to be included in the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted by mail or e-mail, by the contact person until February 26, 2016. Copies of the Draft Black River Wild Forest UMP are posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/49959.html.

The project is located in the Towns of Ohio and Webb in Herkimer County; Town of Forestport in Oneida County; Town of Lyonsdale in Lewis County; and the Town of Morehouse in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Michael Marsh, NYS DEC - Region 6 Herkimer Sub Office, Division of lands and Forests, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13357, Phone: (315) 866-6330, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Herkimer, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as co-lead agencies, have accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Final Amendment to the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan/Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Proposed Final Amendment and Final SEIS is available on the NYS DEC website on February 3, 2016 at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html.

NYS DEC has completed an Amendment/Final SEIS for the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor (Corridor) Unit Management Plan (UMP). The Amendment/SEIS is a new alternative to the 1996 UMP, Alternative 7. This alternative calls for bolstering the rail infrastructure from Big Moose to Tupper Lake for train service to that destination, and removal of rails and creation of a recreational trail from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid. The Amendment/SEIS highlights connections to trails and recreational opportunities, and potential alternative snowmobile routes along the Corridor.

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

Contact: John Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


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