Negative Declarations

This notice was initially published in the 12/29/99 issue of the ENB under Region 6

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, NY 12203 Ph. (518) 862-1090, X3284

Oswego County - The Town of Schroeppel Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Zone Change by Lee Goodman - Pleasant Lake Association will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed zone change from R1 to R4 on property known as Pleasant Lake Area. The project is located at Pleasant Lake Area in the Town of Schroeppel.

Contact: Margaret Cole, Town Clerk, Town of Schroeppel, 69 Route 57A, Phoenix, NY 13135 (315) 695-6231

Positive Declaration

Broome County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed addition and alteration to the Junior/Senior High School in the Chenango Valley Central School District, SED Project No. 03-07-01-06-0-002-006, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the addition of 77,650 square feet and the demolition of 35,470 existing square feet. The project is located at 221 Chenango Bridge Road in the Town of Fenton.

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