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ENB - Region 7 Notices 11/15/2017

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renewal and Modification for an Increase in Life-of-Mine (LOM) submitted by Robinson Concrete Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to renew and increase an existing sand and gravel LOM by 12.1 acres. With reconfigurations and some areas approved as reclaimed the LOM is being reduced from 38.7 to 31.7 within a 230 acre parcel. The project site is leased to Robinson Concrete from John Potter and is located on Miller Road in the Town of Sennett, New York. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 1 million cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated operational life of the mine. Mine areas will be reclaimed for production of field crops and/or naturally wooded conditions. The area reviewed in this application is 12.1 acre.

Contact: Elizabeth A. Tracy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7488, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Madison County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Peterson Hollow Road Timber Sale will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the implementation of a timber harvest project to benefit wildlife species and habitat diversity within Tioughnioga WMA. The need is part of the Young Forest Initiative (YFI) and to reach the goal of the strategic plan (10% of forested area of WMA in young forest within ten years for perpetuity) to enhance habitat for species that require young forests. The purpose is to create habitat that is more diverse to increase health, diversity, and abundance of species dependent on young forest habitat and grassland habitat. See the Tioughnioga WMA Habitat Management Plan for additional information. Clearcutting/herbicide treatment of more than 2.5 contiguous acres of a Wildlife Management Area are Type I actions under SEQR.

The timber harvest project totals 118 acres. Clearcutting will be done on a total of 110 acres, 83 acres of which will have the tree stumps removed for conversion to grassy field and the remaining 27 acres will be to create young forest habitat. The remaining 8 acres will have an intermediate treatment, (seed tree harvest) to create young forest habitat. Herbicide may be utilized to control interfering vegetation in the 83 acre area that will be converted to grassland if necessary.

The Tioughnioga WMA is located Peterson Hollow Road in the Towns of Georgetown and Nelson, New York.

Contact: Adam Robedee / Andrew Drake / Adam Perry, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095.


Onondaga County - The City of Syracuse Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 410 South Clinton Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of a single story structure fronting on South Clinton Street in order to expand a restaurant. The project is located within the Armory Square National Register District at 410 South Clinton Street in the City of Syracuse, New York.

Contact: Heather A. Lamendola, City of Syracuse, 201 East Washington Street, Room 500, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 448-8640, E-mail: hlamendola@syrgov.net.


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