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ENB - Region 5 Notices 6/8/2016

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Segment 11, Newcomb to Minerva Community Connector

Tree Removal for the Construction of the Newcomb to Minerva Community Connector Trail, Hyslop Conservation Easement to Roosevelt Truck Trail

The project involves the removal of 423 trees between the Stony Pond Trail and private lands in Minerva on Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, to allow for the construction of 2.9 miles of the multiple use community connector trail between Newcomb and Minerva, and located within the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest in the Town of Minerva, Essex County, New York. This project is covered in the 2015 Community Connector Trail Plan and can be found on page 16. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

Contact: Robert Ripp, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209.


Segment 9, Newcomb to Minerva Community Connector

Tree Removal for the Construction of the Newcomb to Minerva Community Connector Trail, Hyslop Conservation Easement to Roosevelt Truck Trail

The project involves the removal of 1,253 trees between the Boreas River Bridge over Route 28N and the Stony Pond Trail on Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, to allow for the construction of 4.8 miles of the multiple use community connector trail between Newcomb and Minerva, and located within the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest in the Town of Minerva, Essex County, New York. This project is covered in the 2015 Community Connector Trail Plan and can be found on page 16. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

Contact: Robert Ripp, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209.


Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fisheries Reclamation of Lost Pond SL-P200 and SL-P5213 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of Rotenone to Lost Pond (SL-P200) and Unnamed Pond (SL-P5213) at a concentration of 1.0 ppm (parts per million) to remove: non-native golden shiners and the remnant population of brook trout. Lost Pond is a potentially excellent brook trout water which is now dominated by non-native trout competitors. The pond will be restocked with brook trout following the reclamation. The pond outlets to Unnamed Pond (SL-P5213) 0.24 acres in size 1,000 feet away, which has no outlet. This project is included in the Draft Debar Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. The project is located in the Debar Mountain Wild Forest in the Town of Brighton, New York.

Contact: Robert Fiorentino, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1234, E-mail: rob.fiorentino@dec.ny.gov.


Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fisheries Reclamation of Embody Pond C-P157 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of Rotenone to Embody Pond (C-P157) at a concentration of 1.0 ppm (parts per million) to remove: non-native yellow perch. Embody Pond is a potentially excellent brook trout water which is now dominated by non-native trout competitors. The pond will be restocked with brook trout following the reclamation. The pond outlets to a small kettle hole pool, which has no outlet. This project is included in the approved Saint Regis Canoe Area Unit Management Plan. The project is located in the Saint Regis Canoe Area of the Town of Santa Clara, New York.

Contact: Robert Fiorentino, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1234, E-mail: rob.fiorentino@dec.ny.gov.


Hamilton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Amendment to the Moose River Plains Wild Forest Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment for an expansion of approximately 25 miles of the Moose River Plains trail network to accommodate additional mountain bicycle use and to re-route approximately two miles of problem mountain bicycle trails due to steep grades, poor drainage, or other potential problems found associated with these trails. Sections of the Seventh Lake trail will be closed to mountain bicycles due to steep slopes. Bridge improvements associated with these trails will be made as necessary, as well as clearing overgrown vegetation from existing trails. Two parking areas along Route 28 are also proposed for construction, including accessible parking to accommodate the anticipated increase in public use of the area due to improvements made. In addition, two trails will be modified to improve accessibility to recreational facilities for persons with disabilities.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until July 8, 2016. The Draft Unit Management Plan amendment is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22571.html.

The project is located in the Town of Ohio in Herkimer County and the Towns of Inlet, Morehouse, Long Lake, Arietta, and Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, New York.

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


Saratoga County - The Town of Halfmoon Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Halfmoon Healthcare Campus Planned Development District (PDD) Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of Local Law #2-2015 amending the Halfmoon Healthcare Campus PDD to incorporate adjacent acreage (approximately 25.2 acres) into the existing PDD, for a total of approximately 81 acres, define and clarify the allowable uses of the PDD and establish the process for approval of public benefits. The project is located on the south side of NYS Route 146, approximately 1 mile East of the NYS Route 9 intersection in the Town of Halfmoon, New York.

Contact: Richard M. Harris, Town of Halfmoon, Town Hall, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza, Halfmoon, NY 12065, Phone: (518) 371-7410, extension 2266, E-mail: rharris@townofhalfmoon.org.


Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stone Minor Resubdivision #04-16 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a boundary line adjustment. Lot 1 would contain the existing singly family residence, surrounding infrastructure and lands in the amount of 50 acres. Lot 2 would consist of the remaining lands of 206 acres. The project is located on County Route 74A in the Town of Easton, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Town of Easton, 1071 NYS Route 40, Easton, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 682-2678.


Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hayes Minor Resubdivision #05-16 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposal to subdivide an existing parcel into 2 separate parcels. Lot 1 would consist of 48 acres which are the remaining farm lands, farm house and barns, while Lot 4 would have 13 acres with the existing family residence. The project is located on Valley Falls Road in the Town of Easton and Bell Road in the Town of Schaghticoke, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Town of Easton, 1071 NYS Route 40, Easton, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 682-2678.


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