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ENB - Region 8 Notices 7/26/2017

Public Notice

Draft Northern Finger Lakes Unit Management Plan (NFLUMP)

Counties: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca and Yates

The Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the approximate 4,549 acres. It offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat.

General management activities planned for the unit include:

  • Creation of a balance of vegetative types and stages by the sale of timber resources, clearing, creation and maintenance of grassy and wetland habitats;
  • Enhancement and monitoring of wildlife species diversity and protect rare and endangered species of plants and animals;
  • Recommendation of new regulations for Rush Oak Openings and Julius Ponds Unique Areas;
  • Implementation the Young Forest Initiative on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) by converting approximately 10% of the forested acres on WMAs back to young forests;
  • Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for any future increase in recreational facilities;
  • Work in partnership with interested organizations such as the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, local towns/villages, schools, youth programs, New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) and the Ruffed Grouse Society etc. on projects that enhance the state land;
  • Specification of Best Management Practices for water quality will be used on timber sales, and any other construction activities;
  • Maintenance of existing roads and parking lots, place new identification signs, and addition of two new gates;
  • Monitor invasive exotic plants and animals;
  • Specific actions will be based on species and location, but may include prescribed burns, biological controls, pesticide; and mechanical removals;
  • Restoration of Honeoye Inlet and adjacent wetlands on Honeoye Inlet WMA to a more natural flood plain and wetland habitat; and
  • Maintenance of existing and future recreational facilities.

Public Information Meeting:

Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414.

Comments may be submitted on the proposed plan until September 18, 2017. Written comments may be sent to r8.ump@dec.ny.gov or NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810. The conference room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Linda Vera at (585) 226-5324 for any further specific accommodations by August 1, 2017.

Project Location:

The NFLUMP covers five counties - Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca and Yates and includes four Unique Areas: Bare Hill, Junius Ponds, Rush Oak Openings and Squaw Island; three Wildlife Management Areas: Honeoye Creek, Honeoye Inlet and Willard; one Multiple Use Area: Stid Hill; and the NYS DEC - Region 8 Office in Avon.

Contact: Gretchen Cicora, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone (607) 776-2165.


Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Management of Invasive Grass in Bergen Swamp will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for the control and removal of an invasive grass, Slender false-brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) from three areas within the Bergen Swamp allowing for the regrowth and restoration of native vegetation. Project will include mowing, hand pulling and the use of an aquatic herbicide (Rodeo). Approximately 18 acres of the invasive grass will be treated with the herbicide. The project is located in the Towns of Bergen and Byron, 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) 226-5390, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Monroe County - The Village of Brockport Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 141 Main Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request from 141 South Main LLC to change the use of the property located at 141 Main Street in the Village of Brockport, New York from a single family dwelling to a mixed-use dwelling with expanded parking. The applicant intends to create a commercial office and a two bedroom dwelling on the first floor and a two bedroom dwelling on the second floor. The applicant wishes to expand the paved area behind the house. The increase in impervious surface will be mitigated with drainage improvements. There are no major exterior changes to the building. The property is substantially contiguous to a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact: Katie Brown, Village of Brockport, 49 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420, Phone: (585) 637-5300 extension 14, E-mail: kbrown@brockportny.org.


Monroe County - The Town of Sweden Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Townhomes at Stonebriar Glen - Fourth Section Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request to rezone an approximately 31 ± acre portion of an overall 44.85 acre property from R1-3S One-Family Residence to MR-1 Multiple Residence for a proposed 148 unit residential town-home community. The project is located on the east side of 6787 Fourth Section Road in the Town of Sweden, New York.

Contact: Karen M. Sweeting, Town of Sweden, 18 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420, Phone: (585) 637-2144, E-mail: karens@townofsweden.org.


Monroe County - The Town Board of the Town of Rush, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Monroe County Agricultural Fair will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town of Rush, in partnership with the Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association, Inc. (MCFA), proposes the leasing of approximately 10 ± acres of land and use of existing facilities owned by the Town of Rush located at 6565 East River Road in the Town of Rush, New York for the operation of the Monroe County Agricultural Fair. The MCFA proposes to use Building 5 (green house), Building 6 (horse arena), Building 7 (hip-roof barn with its attached addition), and Building 8 (concrete block building with old forge vents). The proposed improvements include temporary water service for 2017, water upgrades, a riding horse arena, a pull track, and parking and access road upgrades. The Town of Rush, through New York State grants, will fund the design and construction of the water upgrades, and the MCFA will fund the design and construction of the remaining improvements. These facilities will be used to host the Monroe County Agricultural Fair over three (3) days on a weekend in July or August yearly, and potentially for other events during the year. The facilities will also be available for use by the Town of Rush throughout the year.

Contact: Cathleen Frank, Town of Rush, 5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush, NY 14543, Phone: (585) 533-9058.


Schuyler County - The Village of Odessa, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Municipal Wastewater System Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a new municipal wastewater treatment plant and collection system for the Village of Odessa, to provide critical infrastructure for commercial development. The proposed project includes replacement of existing on-lot septic tanks with new septic tanks and effluent pumps, as well as installation of a small diameter, low pressure force main conveyance system. The proposed project includes a modular and factory built packaged membrane filter wastewater treatment plant.

The Village of Odessa has passed a local law establishing a Sewage Disposal Benefit Area within the Village and proposes to construct municipal wastewater system to serve the Village with the addition of a wastewater collection system including forced mains and gravity mains, a wastewater treatment plant, and associated appurtenances such as pump stations, manholes, etc.

The project is located throughout the Village of Odessa, New York.

Contact: Keith T. Pierce, Village of Odessa, 300 East Main Street, Odessa, NY 14869, Phone: (607) 594-2100.


Steuben County - The Village Board of the Village of Addison, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the investigation and rehabilitation of the Village of Addison's wastewater collection system and treatment plant, with such work to include raising buried manholes to grade, trenchless rehabilitation and repair of collection system infrastructure, including sewer mains, manholes, and sewer laterals and full replacement of select sections of sewer main, manholes, and laterals (note the work associated with the proposal does not involve extension of the collection system to new users); construction of a wastewater transmission system (line) to convey untreated wastewater to the neighboring Town of Erwin, approximately 24,000 feet in length for transmission of raw sewage from the Village of Addison wastewater treatment facility site to the Town of Erwin's existing sewer collection system, to include a pump station and a new sewer force main; the construction of improvements to an approximately 1.2 acre parking area located between the Canisteo River and the west side of Main Street in the Village including upgrading an associated storm water management system to utilize green infrastructure components, and excavation and other associated work and improvements. The project is located along the NYS Route 417 corridor within the Town of Addison and Town of Erwin, New York.

Contact: Ursula Stone, Village of Addison, 35 Tuscarora Street, Addison, NY 14830, Phone: (607) 359-2100, E-mail: vaddison@stny.rr.com.


Wayne County - The Town of Sodus , as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brickchurch Solar will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a solar array system capable of producing 2 MW-ac energy located at 8593 York Settlement Road in the Town of Sodus, New York. The project will consist of ground-mounted, fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic panels mounted on posts driven approximately 6-10 foot into the ground and mounted on racks. The solar farm will operate as a Community Distributed Generation (CDG) facility as prescribed by the New York State Public Service Commission under electric tariffs of the Rochester Gas & Electric (RGE) utility.

Contact: Al Hendrikse, Town of Sodus, 14-16 Mill Street, Sodus, NY 14516, Phone: (315) 483-6935.


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