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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/11/2018

Public Notice

Tree Removal for Nick's Lake Campground D Loop Comfort Station and Dumping Station Reconstruction and Renovation

Tree cutting and removal of 174 trees as part of the reconstruction and renovation of the D Loop Comfort Station and Dumping Station at Nick's Lake Campground. These projects are listed as proposed management actions in the approved 1990 Final Generic Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Campgrounds and Day Use Areas. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forest Policy 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Vegetation on Forest Preserve lands.

The project is located in the Nick's Lake Campground in the Town of Old Forge, New York.

Contact: William Marsh, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 6 Lowville Sub Office, Division of Operations, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521 Ext 216, E-mail: william.marsh@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Public Comment Period

Draft Unit Management Plan for the Cranberry Lake Boat Launch

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendment for the Cranberry Lake Boat Launch. Major proposals in the amendment include: construction of four accessible parking spaces; the installation of a floating dock; and the creation of an accessible route connecting the parking spaces and the docks/launch area.

The project is located in the Town of Clifton in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person until April 27, 2018. Copies of the draft UMP are posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/113146.html.

Copies of the draft UMP will also be available on CD at NYS DEC's Region 6 office in Watertown NY.

Contact: Richard McDonald, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2263, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov


Negative Declaration

Clinton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adirondack Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program 2018-2022 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYS DEC boat decontamination program is consistent with the 2016 Part 576 regulations, Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention, and will help reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species to public water bodies via watercraft and associated equipment. The NYS DEC proposes to install boat decontamination stations (unit, storage shed, and other equipment) at boat launches and roadside locations to offer high pressure hot water washes for watercraft that have not passed inspection and that are leaving waterbodies infested with small-bodied aquatic invasive species such as spiny waterflea. Decontamination stations will be temporarily placed at launches and active from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend and, in some cases, Columbus Day. Two types of decontamination stations will be used: ECOS 7000 unit and the Landa MHC4-30324E unit. The ECOS unit has a containment pad for runoff that contains, collects, and recycles wash water. Used water will be disposed off site at appropriate campground disposal locations every several weeks. The Landa MHC unit requires the construction of an infiltration pad. Water freely drains off boats and trailers through gravel and construction cloth and dissipates into the soil without ponding or causing erosion. Some tree and/or brush removal may be necessary to allow space for installation of stations, other small structures or equipment as needed. This is a five year program beginning in May of 2018 and continuing until October 2022 with implementation on a yearly basis.

The project is located within and along the border of the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Contact: Catherine McGlynn, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 408-0436, E-mail: catherine.mcglynn@dec.ny.gov.


Oneida County - The Adirondack Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adirondack Central School District 2018 Capital Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the acquisition of property located at 108 and 110 South Street, Boonville, New York and interior and exterior upgrades, mechanical, electrical and plumbing system upgrades and site improvements at the District's Boonville Elementary, Forestport Elementary, West Leyden Elementary, Middle School and High school, and the District's bus garage, as well as new synthetic turf field and sports lighting at the District's Middle School and High School.

The project is located throughout the facilities of the Adirondack Central School in Boonville, New York.

Contact: Edward S. Niznik, Adirondack Central School District, 110 Ford Street, Boonville, New York 13309; Phone: (315) 942-9200.


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