Public Notice

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency Transportation Conformity Requirements, as well as NYSDOT Statewide Procedures for Public Participation in Rural Areas, a review period of 30 days has been established for air quality conformity. Jefferson County is considered a marginal, non-attainment area for air quality under the ozone 1-hour standard. Three projects within the county are considered non-exempt for the NYSDOT 12-Year Transportation Improvement Program. They are:

  1. NYS Route 3, Arsenal Street from Floral Drive to Stateway Plaza in the City of Watertown,
  2. NYS Route 342 from I-81 to Route 37, and
  3. NYS Route 342 from Route 37 to Route 11.

This period of review will begin on September 1, 2000 and end on September 30, 2000. Written comments must be received by the end of the review period date of September 30, 2000, to be considered for this conformity determination. Copies of the air quality conformity determination are available from the contacts listed below in the NYSDOT Regional Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, and are also available at the following locations:

Town of Pamelia, Town Clerk
Town of LeRay, Town Clerk

Comments in writing can be mailed or faxed to the following NYSDOT contacts at this address: Bruce Irwin, Planning & Program Management; NYSDOT Regional Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601; Fax: (315) 785-2315; Phone: (315) 785-2354.

Public Hearing

Oneida County - The Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Rome will hold a public hearing in the Common Council Chambers, Second floor, City Hall, 198 North Washington Street, Rome New York, on September 6, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. on the following: request by Betty Ann Havener permission to erect a storage structure 60' x 40' for the purpose of storing party barge, ATV, motorcycle and 5th wheel camper during off season. The project would require a use variance, zoning F-1, Section 7.1. The project is located at 5210 Rome-New London Road, Rome New York.

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Griffiss Business and Technology Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 135,000 sq. ft. light manufacturing shell building; preparation of an industrial site of 111+ acres; and construction of a four-lane roadway. The project is located in Rome, New York.

Contact: Frank Vinci, Dormitory Authority 515 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2964, phone: (518) 257-3000.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Oneida County - The Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Toby Road Storage Site Project. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 5, 2000. The action involves the construction, maintenance and operation of up to two 6 million gallon water storage tanks and associated facilities at a + 24.1-acre parcel. The project is located at the junction of Fox, Luke and Toby Roads, Town of Marcy, New York.

Contact: Richard D. Goodney, Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board, One Kennedy Plaza, Utica NY 13503-0345, phone: (315) 792-4722.