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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/27/2016

Notice of Public Comment Period

Draft Long Pond Unit Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP), which will guide management of the Long Pond Unit for the next 10 years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan for the Unit. The UMP covers 4,066 acres on three state properties; Long Pond State Forest, Triangle State Forest and Nanticoke Lake Multiple Use Area in the Town of Smithville, Chenango County, New York and the Towns of Triangle and Lisle, Broome County, New York.

A copy of the UMP is posted on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/105793.html. The plan is also available, for public review, at the following locations:

NYS DEC - Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY

NYS DEC Region 7 Sherburne Sub-Office
2715 Route 80
Sherburne, NY

Copies are available in digital format on compact discs from the Sherburne office and may be requested by calling (607) 674-4036 extension 603. Information on the individual forests included in the plan can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7792.html.

A public field tour to discuss the Draft Long Pond Unit Management Plan (UMP) will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Long Pond State Forest. The field tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a meeting at the public boat launch located near the west end of Long Pond on NYS Route 41, in the Town of Smithville, Chenango County, NY. Beginning at about 1:30 p.m. The group will visit several specific sites on the Long Pond State Forest, and comments and discussions will be welcomed on site until 4:00 p.m.

Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments by mail to: NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 2715 Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460 or by email to: andrew.goeller@dec.ny.gov. Comments on the plan will be accepted until July 6, 2016.

Contact: Andrew Goeller, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 2715 Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4036 extension 603.


Draft Brookfield Unit Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP), which will guide management of the Brookfield Unit for the next 10 years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will consider all public comments as it finalizes the management plan for the Unit. Located in Southeast Madison County, the Brookfield Unit includes Charles E. Baker, Beaver Creek and Brookfield Railroad State Forests and covers approximately 14,000 acres of land in the Towns of Bridgewater in Oneida County, New York; the Towns of Columbus and Sherburne in Chenango County, New York and the Towns of Brookfield and Hamilton in Madison County, New York.

A copy of the plan is posted on the NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/105275.html. The plan is also available for public review at the following locations:

NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office
2715 Route 80, Sherburne, NY
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sherburne Public Library
2 East State Street,
Sherburne, NY
Call for hours of operation, (607) 674-4242

Copies are available in digital format on compact discs from the Sherburne office and may be requested by calling (607) 674-4036 extension 610. Information on the individual forests included in the plan can be found at: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7792.html.

Comments will be accepted until June 7, 2016 by mail at: NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, Attn: Robert E. Off, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, New York, 13460, or alternatively by e-mail to: robert.off@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Robert E. Off, NYS DEC - Region 7 Sherburne Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 2715 Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4036 extension 610.


Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The Village of Cleveland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation (painting, structural, safety) of the elevated 250,000 gallon water storage tank or construction of a new 250,000 gallon water storage tank at the well field site; a new well at the existing well site; the replacement of approximately 14,000 feet of 4 and 6 inch diameter water main with 8 inch diameter water mains; replacement of approximately 6,100 feet of transmission main, installation of water meters and appurtenances, and an inter-connection to the proposed Oswego County Water Authority (OCWA) 16 inch diameter water main. The project is located in the Village of Cleveland, New York.

Contact: C. Jack Dodson, Dodson & Associate, PLLC Consulting Engineers, 145 Catalyn Street, Schenectady, NY 12303, Phone: (518) 382-5842, E-mail: cjdodsonpe@aol.com.


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