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ENB - Region 6 Notices 11/23/2016

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The New York State Office of Mental Health, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center - Demolition of Building 43 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the abatement and demolition of the building. The hazardous building materials will be removed followed by demolition of the building. The demolished materials will be taken to a permitted landfill where C&D materials are accepted. Foundation walls will be cut below ground level and the area will be backfilled, graded and seeded.

The building has been unoccupied for a number of years due to deteriorating conditions. The building is in a state of disrepair and needs to be demolished to protect the health and safety of the Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services clients, and the public. The project is located at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center, 1400 Noyes Street in Utica, New York.

Contact: Bridget O'Hanlon, New York State Office of General Services, Corning Tower - 34th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY 12242; Phone: (518)474-2006, E-mail: Bridget.OHanlon@ogs.ny.gov .


Oneida County - The New York State Office of Mental Health, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center - Demolition of Building 38 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the abatement and demolition of the building. The project involves the abatement /demolition of the building. The building would be demolished and the foundation walls would be cut below ground level, then the basement will be filled in. There are hazardous building materials present that cannot be removed prior to demolition due to the structural integrity of the building. The building will be demolished with the hazardous materials in-place. The hazardous debris will be contained during demolition. The building demolition will be handled as a Controlled Demolition with Asbestos in Place per the requirements of Subpart 56-11-5 of 12 NYCRR Part 56 (Code Rule 56). The waste will be disposed of as regulated asbestos waste at an appropriately permitted landfill. Once the building is demolished, the area will be backfilled, graded and seeded. It has also been proposed to remove an area of the pavement adjacent to the structure to the northwest. Once this pavement is removed the area will be seeded.

The building has been unoccupied for more than 30 years, resulting in deteriorating conditions. Break-ins by vandals is an ongoing issue, and the building needs to be demolished in order to protect the health and safety of Office of Mental Health clients and the public. The project is located at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center, 1400 Noyes Street in Utica, New York.

Contact: Bridget O'Hanlon, New York State Office of General Services, Corning Tower - 34th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY 12242; Phone: (518)474-2006, E-mail: Bridget.OHanlon@ogs.ny.gov .


St. Lawrence County - The Town of Potsdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sissonville Road and Route 56 Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of water main along NYS Route 56 and Sissonville Road including connection to existing Unionville Water District, including installation of hydrants, valves, services and appurtenances within the project area. All main line work will be in the road rights-of-way. The project is located on NYS Route 56 and Sissonville Road in the Town of Potsdam, New York.

Contact: Rollin Beattie, Town of Potsdam, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY 13676; Phone: (315)265-4310, E-mail: beattiera@potsdam.ny.us .


St. Lawrence County - The Town of Potsdam, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sissonville Road and Route 56 Sewer District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of sanitary sewer main along NYS Route 56 and Sissonville Road including connection to existing Unionville Sewer District. Proposed project also includes installation of manholes, pump stations and appurtenances within the project area. The project is located on NYS Route 56 and Sissonville Road in the Town of Potsdam, New York.

Contact: Rollin Beattie, Town of Potsdam, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY 13676; Phone: (315) 265-4310, E-mail: beattiera@potsdam.ny.us .


Notice of Positive Declaration, Draft Negative Declaration, Acceptance of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, and Public Hearings (Updated Hearing Locations)

2016 Adirondack Park State Land Classification Proposal

This notice is issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law (SEQRA) and it's implementing regulations at 6 NYCRR Part 617 and 9 NYCRR Part 586. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below may have a significant adverse impact on the environment. A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) has been completed and accepted for the proposed action described below. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until December 30, 2016. Comments may be sent by mail, email or fax or may be hand-delivered. Public hearings are scheduled as set out below.

The proposed action involves the classification and reclassification of State lands pursuant to Section 816 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act and the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). The action involves proposals for State lands in all 12 counties in the Park, including the recently acquired Boreas Ponds Tract. The action includes 33 State land classification proposals totaling approximately 50,827 acres, 13 State land reclassifications totaling an estimated 1,642 acres, and 56 classifications involving map corrections totaling 1,949 acres. In combination, the classifications, reclassifications and map corrections will result in amendments to the APSLMP. The Draft SEIS containing more detailed maps, tables and narrative describing the proposed action is available from the APA contact listed below and on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The classification proposals involve lands in the following counties: Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington. Detailed maps describing the proposed action are available at the APA offices and on the APA's website at: http://www.apa.ny.gov/.

SEQR Positive Declaration Reasons Supporting this Determination:

The Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: Guidelines for Amending the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (1979) (FPEIS) defines classification of any new acquisition of a parcel greater than 5,000 acres to Wilderness, Primitive or Canoe as a Type 1 action under SEQRA. The APA is considering an alternative for classification of the Boreas Ponds Tract (20,543.23 acres) as Wilderness, Primitive or Canoe. Therefore this action is a Type 1 action under the FPEIS and SEQRA.
The APA has determined that at least one of the classification alternatives may have a significant adverse impact on the environment. A Draft SEIS has been prepared in lieu of an EAF, pursuant to 6 NYCRR 617.6(a)(4).

A description of the proposed action is available on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov or at the APA's headquarters in Ray Brook.

SEQR Draft Negative Declaration Reasons Supporting this Determination:

The proposed action includes classification of the MacIntyre East Tract in Towns of Newcomb & North Hudson, Essex County (6,059.54 acres) as Wilderness (4,446.55 acres), Primitive (8.26 acres), and Wild Forest (1,604.74 acres) and the MacIntyre West Tract (7,368.1 acres) as Wilderness (7,365 acres) and Primitive (3.1 acres). This is a Type I Action under the FPEIS because it involves the classification of a new acquisition over 5,000 acres in size to Wilderness. Wilderness is the most environmentally protective classification available, and therefore the proposal has no probable significant adverse environmental impacts.

Public Hearings

The purpose of the hearings is to afford an opportunity for public comment in accordance with the APSLMP and with SEQRA and its implementing regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617 and 9 NYCRR Part 586. Any person may present an oral or written statement in regard to the proposed classifications. Staff will be available to answer questions prior to the hearing. Written comments will be accepted through December 30, 2016. Public comment hearings have been held since November 9, 2016 and additional hearings will be held according to the following schedule and updated locations:

In case of inclement weather, please check the APA website to see if the meeting has been cancelled.

Date: November 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology
Louise Slaughter Hall
Parking in lot "T"
Rochester, NY

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Canton High School
99 Main Street
Canton, NY

Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bear Mountain Inn
3020 Seven Lakes Drive
Tomkins Cove, NY

Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
625 Broadway
Albany, NY

Contact: Kathleen D. Regan, Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, E- mail: ClassificationComments@apa.ny.gov.



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