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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/22/2016

Public Notice

Tree Removal for Stillwater Mountain Fire Tower Trail Parking Area Construction

An amendment to the Independence River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan in 2010 outlined the construction of a parking area for the Stillwater Mountain Fire Tower Trail. The parking area construction will include the cutting of tree species as follows: Yellow Birch - 3", 3.5", 5", 5", 8", 8", 8.5", 10"; Hard Maple - 4", 4", 14". 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. The 2010 Independence River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendment (736.193 KB, pdf) can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/irwfamend.pdf.

The project is located in the Independence River Wild Forest in the Town of Webb, New York.

Contact: Matthew Nowak, Sr., NYS DEC - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521, E-mail: R6.UMP@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The City Council of the City of Watertown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sludge Disposal Modification Process will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the City of Watertown to modify existing facilities within the current Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) site from a conventional anaerobic sludge digestion to high-rate digestion with sludge pretreatment by thermal hydrolysis. To do this, the proposed project includes the following process improvements and ancillary modification; demolition of existing sludge incineration system; installation of sludge de-watering equipment; installation of thermal hydrolysis and associated equipment, including odor control; upgrade of existing digester mixing and heating systems; replacement of existing de-watering sludge belt conveyor and construction of small 400 square foot building addition for truck loading of biosolids; replacement of one or two existing influent raw sewage pumps with new engine-driven pumps powered by digester gas; construction of 23,744 square foot pole-barn structure sized 6-month storage capacity and provide with paves surface and push walls to assist with biosolids handling; construction of waste hauler receiving station with screening and grit removal equipment. The project is located at 700 William T Field Drive in the City of Watertown, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey Polkowski, City of Watertown, 245 Washington Street, Room 304, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-7725, E-mail: jpolkowski@watertown-ny.gov.


Jefferson County - The Village of Chaumont, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Chaumont Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the water pipeline that connects the two sections of the Village, split by the Chaumont River. This part of the proposed project is accomplished by installing approximately 900 feet of waterline and securing the pipe along the river crossing. Also included with this project is the installation of the connecting piping, valves, and hydrants. This project also includes the replacement of water pipeline, valves, and hydrants through-out the Village limits. This part of the proposed project is accomplished by abandoning the existing water pipeline, installing new water pipeline adjacent to the existing, and installing new valves and hydrants. There are several individual isolation valves though-out the Village proposed to be replaced in order to allow for greater isolation ability for when repairs have to be made. The project is located throughout the Village of Chaumont, New York.

Contact: Valerie Rust, Village of Chaumont, 12175 NYS Route 12E, Chaumont, NY 13622, Phone: (315) 649-2900, E-mail: villageofchaumont@gmail.com.


Oneida County - The Village of Barneveld, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Collection and Treatment Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Barneveld currently does not have public sewers located within its boundaries. Disposal of sewage is provided by individual on-site septic systems; however, the surrounding environment often hinders the performance of these septic systems. The Village consists of small lot sizes, steep slopes, inadequate soils, and seasonally high groundwater tables and flood plains, which all impact the viability of the systems.

The proposed project includes the installation of new sewer mains, service laterals, forcemains, grinder pumps, and lift stations, as well as a new open intermittent sand filter wastewater treatment facility and any of the appurtenances for a fully functional wastewater collection and treatment system. The project is located throughout the Village of Barneveld, New York.

Contact: George Morey, Village of Barneveld, 8520 Old Poland Road, Barneveld, NY 13304, Phone: (315) 896-4514, E-mail: mayor@villageofbarneveld.org.


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