ENB Region 6 Notices

ENB - REGION 6 NOTICES

Negative Declaration
Oneida and Lewis Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Preparation - Oneida and Lewis 1, Stand A-15 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves herbicide application to low-level (under story) vegetation of undesirable species in conjunction with a timber sale harvest. Herbicide treatment will occur in an area comprising 40 acres. A total of 69 acres are being selectively harvested, of which the treatment area is a part. In the treatment area existing under story vegetation is hay-scented and New York ferns and witch hobble. Beech saplings generally less than 10 feet in height occupy most areas. There is no significant amount of regeneration of more desirable species. Desirable hardwood such as black cherry and hard maple will not become established in sufficient quantity after the harvest without removal of the competing beech and dense ground covers. The herbicide Roundup will be used to treat the vegetation. The project is located approximately ten miles north of the Village of Camden.

Contact: Alan Brown, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, phone: (315) 866-6330


Positive Declaration
Oneida County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Martin Zarnock stone quarry may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the opening of an old pre-existing granite dimensional stone quarry for a life-of-mine 28.5 acres of a 60-acre parcel. Total size of the area to be mined for granite is 5.3 acres. The project is located on Stone Quarry Road in the Town of Forestport, 1,200 feet north of the intersection of State Route 28.

Contact: Joe Homburger, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, phone: (315) 793-2560