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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/26/2017

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town of Pamelia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the existing water system as well as expansion of the water system to serve additional properties. Improvements to the existing water system include the replacement of approximately 7,000 linear feet of water main and appurtenances, improvements to the existing water tower, installation of disinfection byproduct treatment system(s), and improvements to control/electrical systems. In addition, a new Water District will be established in the Town of Pamelia. Components for the water system expansion will include a new water tower, approximately 65,000 linear feet of new water main, appurtenances, and service laterals, control valve stations, master meter stations and additional connections for water supply to the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC), Village of Black River, Town of LeRay, and City of Watertown. The project is located in the Town of Pamelia, New York.

Contact: Grete L. Bader, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., 443 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088, Phone: (315) 457-5200 extension 1233, E-mail: gbader@bartonandloguidice.com.


Oneida County - The Village of Waterville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves collection system rehabilitation; headworks improvements; raw water pumping rehabilitation; treatment unit rehabilitation; new ultraviolet disinfection system; sludge dewatering system rehabilitation; composting system rehabilitation; process equipment rehabilitation/replacement; emergency power improvements; building improvements; site improvements; and maintenance equipment procurement. The project is located in the Village of Waterville, New York.

Contact: Ruben Ostrander, Village of Waterville, 122 Barton Avenue, Waterville, NY 13480, Phone: (315) 841-4221, E-mail: Mayor@villageofwaterville.org.


St. Lawrence County - The City of Ogdensburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system upgrades; replacement of existing generator; replacement of manual switches with automatic transfer switches; raw water pump upgrades; headworks improvements; raw sludge pump replacement; replacement of various sludge pumping systems; primary clarifier and final settling tank upgrades; disinfection improvements; gravity thickener improvements; rehabilitation of wastewater treatment plant buildings, electrical, heating and ventilating, plumbing and control systems; rehabilitation of the Main Street, South Water Street and Psychiatric Center pumping stations within their existing building footprint; installation of a new pump station and pipeline to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) within existing right-of-ways for compliance with the City's Long Term Control Plan. The project is located on Railroad Street in the City of Ogdensburg, New York.

Contact: Charles Prior, 1 Remington Park Drive, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: (315) 679-5800, E-mail: charles.prior@ghd.com.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Habitat Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Wilson Hill WMA is partially a product of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) settlements with the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The original parcel was acquired around 1958 by NYPA as part of the St. Lawrence Power Project, with additional parcels added around 2014 from Natural Resource Damage settlements with ALCOA. The relicensing of the St. Lawrence Power Project hydroelectric facility in 2003 required NYPA to provide habitat improvements on the WMA. Primary habitat types of the WMA are wetlands, open water, and open or forested upland habitats. Wilson Hill WMA is currently a popular destination for waterfowl hunters, trappers, deer hunters, and birdwatchers seeking a wide variety of species. Upland bird hunters also visit the site for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, common snipe, and pheasant hunting opportunities. Portions of the WMA are managed as a refuge to protect nesting migratory waterfowl.

Habitat management goals for Wilson Hill WMA include:

  • Managing approximately 4% of the WMA (10% of the forested acres) as young forest (0-10 years old) to promote ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, and American woodcock;
  • Maintaining approximately 35% as intermediate and mature forest to support forest birds, raptors, and owls within the WMA;
  • Maintaining approximately 53% as non-forested wetlands (e.g. emergent marsh) and open water to provide waterfowl breeding and migratory stopover habitat and sustainable hunting and trapping opportunities.

The Wilson Hill WMA is located in the Town of Louisville, New York.

Contact: Andrew MacDuff / Michael Morgan / Erik Latremore, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2263, E-mail: Erik.latremore@dec.ny.gov.


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