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ENB - Region 4 Notices 5/3/2017

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prescribed burn at Louise E. Keir Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the use of prescribed fire to control undesirable vegetation and encourage the regrowth of desirable trees, shrubs and other plants. Burning will assist in the re-establishment of the significant ecological Pitch Pine-Oak-Heath Rocky Summit community that historically existed on this property. This burn is part of the NYS DEC's Young Forest Initiative, which aims to establish a minimum of 10% of the forested acreage on WMAs as young forest over the next 10 years. Young forest is an important part of the forested landscape, but has been declining over the past 50 years along with the wildlife that depend on this habitat. The project is located on Blodgett Hill Road in the Town of Coeymans, New York.

Contact: Selinda Brandon, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Wildlife, 65561 State Route 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7367.


Otsego County - The Town of Oneonta Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Oneonta Zoning Law Concerning Solar Energy Systems will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to Oneonta Zoning Law concerning Solar Energy Systems within the Town of Oneonta. The project is located throughout the Town of Oneonta, New York.

Contact: Robert T. Wood, Town of Oneonta, 3966 State Highway 23, West Oneonta, NY 13861, Phone: (607) 432-2900, E-mail: oneontasupervisor@stny.rr.com.


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