ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the Prescribed Fire of 83 acres on Chenango RA #35, Stands A-55, A-56 and A-59 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed surface fire to be conducted to consume grass and brush species in April or May 2000. The fire is intended to rejuvenate grass species and to reduce the amount of encroaching brush. The field is being managed under the adopted Long Pond Unit Management Plan. The Plan promotes biodiversity by maintaining certain fields as grasslands. The proposed prescribed fire will allow the grasses to flourish, while delaying normal vegetative succession. The fire is prescribed to kill 100% of the target brush species and rejuvenate 75-90% of the grass species. The project takes place on a single site on Chenango RA #35. The site is identified as A-55, A-56 and A-59 comprising 83 acres. The project is located on State Route 41, Town of Smithville.

Contact: Charles Hurtgam, NYS DEC, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460 (607) 674-4036.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the Prescribed Fire of 20 acres on Chenango RA#7, Stands A-37 and A-53; and 1 acre on Chenango RA#3, Stand B-1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a surface fire to consume grass and brush species in March, April or early May on three fields. The fire is intended to rejuvenate grass species and set back encroaching brush. These fields are scheduled to be burned under the Between Fords Unit Management Plan. The Plan promotes biodiversity by maintaining these fields as open land. The project is located on Puckerville Road and Shapley Road in the Town of Oxford (Chenango RA#7) and on Charles Wicks Road in the Town of Guilford (Chenango RA#3).

Contact: Andrew Goeller, NYS DEC, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460 (607) 674-4036.


Madison County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Prescribed Fire on 4 acres on Madison RA#4, Stands A-3 and A-41 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a surface fire to consume grass and shrub species in late March, April or early May 2000. The fire is intended to rejuvenate grass species and set back encroaching shrubs and trees. The planned fires are to perpetuate grasslands on the forest and control competing vegetation near existing apple trees. Both objectives are part of the desired goal of maintaining and enhancing biological diversity within the Brookfield Unit Management Plan of which Madison Reforestation Area #4 is a part. The project is located on Haul Road off of Skaneateles Turnpike, Town of Brookfield (Madison #4, Stand A-3) and on Quaker Hill Road, Town of Brookfield (Madison #4, Stand A-41).

Contact: James Prunosk, NYS DEC, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460 (607) 674-4036.

Notice of Positive Declaration and Acceptance of Draft EIS

Broome County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has required and accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed acquisition of land and construction of a new K-8 Elementary/Middle School for the Johnson City School District, SED Project No. 03-15-02-06-0-020-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until April 14, 2000. The action involves the acquisition of 100 acres of land adjacent to existing property and approximately 300,000 square feet of new construction. The project is located on Columbia Drive in Johnson City, New York.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Madison County - The Village of Canastota, as lead agency, has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Canastota-Lenox Industrial Park Subdivision. The action involves subdivision of approximately 150 acres of land located within the Canastota-Lenox Industrial Park along NYS Route 5. In addition to the subdivision, the Village proposes the following actions: extension of infrastructure, extensions and improvements to Madison Boulevard and Dominick Bruno Boulevard to facilitate access to and egress from the site. The project is located along the north side of NYS Route 5 in the Village of Canastota.

Contact: Village Clerk, Village of Canastota, 205 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, NY 13032 (315) 697-7559.