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ENB - Region 8 Notices 3/29/2017

Negative Declaration

Yates County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mechanical Harvesting of Invasive Plants from the Keuka Outlet Navigation Channel will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative, in cooperation with the Village of Penn Yan, will use a mechanical harvester to cut the invasive starry stonewort plant in the Keuka Outlet navigation channel in an attempt to reduce the likelihood or slow the spread of the plan into Keuka Lake. Portions of the area to be harvested are located within NYS regulated freshwater wetland PY-1. The project is located in the Keuka Lake Outlet from Penn Yan boat Launch to Keuka Lake in the Village of Penn Yan, New York.

Contact: Thomas P. Haley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5393, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration and Correction of Public Comment Deadline

Livingston County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Underground Expansion of the American Rock Salt Hampton Corners Mine may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted by the contact listed below until March 31, 2017. This is a correction to the comment deadline of March 30, 2017 that was first announced in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on March 1, 2017 at:http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170301_not8.html.

The currently permitted mine includes approximately 9,000 acres of underground area, located in the Town of Groveland and Geneseo, New York. As proposed the expansion would include approximately 1,700 + additional acres underground west of, and contiguous to, the existing mine in the Town of Mount Morris and Leicester, New York. No changes to the surface operations or facilities are proposed.

Contact: Scott Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5400, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


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