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ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 10/04/2017

Multiple Counties

Applicant:

NYS Canal Corporation
200 Southern Blvd
PO Box 189
Albany, NY 12201 -0189

Facility:

NYS Barge Canal
Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Statewide, NY

Application ID:

0-9999-00031/00017

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Several Counties throughout the State

Project Description:

The applicant is proposing to conduct embankment vegetation removal at 56 different sites, totaling approximately 155 acres along portions of the Erie Canal in Monroe, Orleans, Seneca and Saratoga Counties. The project will occur in 2 phases. Phase 1 will include the cutting and removal of trees and shrubs along the embankments. Phase 2 will involve the stripping and stockpiling of topsoil, the removal of stumps and root balls, final grading, seeding, mulching and the establishment of a permanent turf cover. This work is necessary to facilitate inspection for seepages, maintain the structural and hydraulic integrity of the embankments, and ensure operability of the canal. The project will result in a temporary disturbance to approximately 12.84 acres of regulated freshwater wetland adjacent area, no wetland proper will be impacted.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Oct 19, 2017.

Contact:

Kristen K Cady-Poulin
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov

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