Negative Declarations

Jefferson County - The Village of Deferiet, as lead agency, has determined that updating the Village's Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. The updated plan will assist village boards and officers in updating and implementing other local laws.

Contact: John Pais, Mayor
Village of Deferiet,
PO Box 206, Deferiet, NY 13628
Ph. (315) 493-2707

Madison County - The NY State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as lead agency, has determined that the 11.5 megawatt Madison Windpower Project proposed by Madison Windpower Project LLC will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. The 145 acre project site is located on Stone Road in the Town of Madison, Madison County. The project will consist of: 7 wind turbines, each with a 217-foot diameter 3-blade rotor on a 220-foot high steel pole tower; a meteorological tower; a 6,370 foot-long gravel access road; and a 120 foot by 160 foot substation at the connection with an existing 115 KV transmission line. About 140 acres will remain in agricultural use or natural cover following construction. Reasons supporting the negative declaration include erosion control and agricultural soil stockpile and restoration measures included in the project plans; minimal operational noise and waste generation; lack of significant visual impacts due to remote location and minimized mandatory nighttime lighting; lack of significant historic, cultural or critical environmental areas; and plans to remove all above-ground structures at the end of the project's functional life. Additionally, the project will provide the benefit of "clean" energy.

Contact: Jacquelyn Jerry
NYSERDA, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY12203
Ph. (518) 862-1090, X3284

Oneida & Madison Counties - The City of Oneida Common Council as lead agency has determined that the Kenwood Sanitary Sewer Replacement will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. The action involves replacing a failed sanitary sewer collection system which is now located on private property through the back yards of homes and businesses, by constructing a new PVC 8" collection system approximately 11,400 feet in length to be located primarily within the public right of way. Kenwood sanitary waste is generated within the City of Oneida, Madison County (DEC Region 7) and is received at the waste water treatment plant owned and operated by the City of Sherrill, Oneida County (DEC Region 6). The project location includes the following streets within in the Hamlet o of Kenwood, City of Oneida: Kenwood Avenue, Chapel Street, Cramer Avenue, Skinner Road, Union Street, Middle Road, The Orchard, & The Vineyard. The State Historic Preservation Office stated that the project will have no impact upon cultural resources in or eligible for inclusion in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Contact Person: James W. Bacher, City Engineer,
City of Oneida, 109 N. Main Street,
Oneida, New York 13421-0550
Phone: 315-363-7222
Fax: 315-363-9558
E-mail: oneida3@dreamscape.com

Positive Declaration

Saint Lawrence County - The NYS Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed acquisition of land and construction of a new Transportation Facility and Fueling Depot in the Massena Central School District, SED Project No. 51-20-01-06-5-019-001, may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the site purchase of 5.9 acres with an existing 3,000 sq.ft. structure and 42,125 sq.ft. of new construction totaling 45,125 sq. ft. for the entire structure. The project is located on County Route 37 in the Village of Massena.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234