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ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/23/2018

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Notice of Complete Application for General Permit GP-7-18-003, Lower Salmon River Restoration and Enhancement Projects

The New York State of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 7 Office proposes to issue General Permit GP-7-18-003, Lower Salmon River Restoration and Enhancement Projects. The General Permit (GP) covers a group of common activities, undertaken by NYS DEC, pertaining to in-stream channel restoration, stream bank stabilization, angler access trail development, and the construction of parking areas.

Permits Applied for:
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project Location:
Lower Salmon River State Forest and the Salmon River from Pulaski to the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir in Altmar. The project spans the Oswego County towns of Albion, Richland, and Orwell.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
The project is a Type 1 Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS DEC

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination
Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:
The draft General Permit is available at the NYS DEC Region 7 office in Syracuse. Comments must be submitted to the contact person in writing no later than June 7, 2018 or 15 days after the publication of this notice, whichever is later.

Contact: Kevin Balduzzi, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7493, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Old Handsome Bluestone Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes a Mined Land Reclamation Permit to reactivate mining on 8 acres of land during the permit term, within a 19 acre Life-of-Mine facility, on a 361 acre parcel of land owned by Francis Crumb. The permit will allow for typical blasting and processing of bluestone. The mine will be reclaimed to stable slopes with meadow/grassland vegetation.

The project is located on the north side of Stone Quarry Hill Road, East of StNYS Route 220, in the Town of Smithville, New York.

Contact: Cynthia Hill, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045; Phone: (607)753-3095, ext. 236, E-mail:

Cortland County - The Village of Homer, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Homer Sewer System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Village of Homer currently owns and operates a sanitary sewer collection system that provides service to the entire Village. Sanitary sewer flows from the Village are conveyed to the City of Cortland's wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), where treated effluent is discharged to the West Branch Tioughnioga River. The Village's sewage collection system was originally constructed in the 1970s and consists primarily of asbestos-cement gravity sewers, approximately 433 manholes, and 9 pumping stations with associated force mains. The existing collection system is susceptible to inflow and infiltration flows, which cause extraneous flows during wet weather events and increased service costs to Village residents. The Village conducted an Inflow and Infiltration Evaluation in 2015 and is moving forward with a collection system improvements project to reduce clean water flows in the sanitary collection system. The proposed sewer rehabilitation project includes: manhole rehabilitation (cement coating, frame and cover replacement, new inflow dish, and deep cleaning); sealing of existing pre-cast wet wells at the Clinton Street and N. Main Street pump stations; sewer main rehabilitation (open-cut replacement of two pipe sections (Center St and between Water St and Wall St); cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining of four sections of main along Center St, Park Ave, and Stanford Dr; tree root treatments along Copeland Ave and Cayuga St, deep cleaning prior to lining at Stanford Dr and Park Ave, and a new watertight cap at Copeland Ave; and two new flow meters, one at the southern Village boundary to quantify flows from the Village and one at the N. Homer Ave/Main Village Pump Station to quantify flows sent to the City of Cortland from the Village.

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

Contact: Hal McCabe, Village of Homer, 31 North Main Street, Homer, NY 13077; Phone: (607) 749-3322, E-mail:

Madison County - The Town of Hamilton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law B-2018 A Local Law to Amend the Zoning Law of the Town of Hamilton to Add Provisions Regulating Solar Energy Systems will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves adding a new section to the Town of Hamilton Zoning Law to permit and regulate the location of solar energy systems in the Town in a manner that preserves the health, safety, and welfare of the Town while also facilitating the production of renewable energy.

The project is located throughout the Town of Hamilton, New York.

Contact: Eve Ann Shwartz, Town of Hamilton, Town of Hamilton Town Offices, 40 Milford Street, Hamilton, NY 13346; Phone: (315) 824-3380, Fax: (315) 824-0246, E-mail:

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