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Public Notice

Amendment of the Final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Warren County:

Warren County - Subsequent to the promulgation of the final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Warren County on November 14, 1984, DEC Region 5 Staff found two inaccuracies affecting Maps 28 and 29 of 31. Staff found that a boundary adjustment was needed to GF-19 to reflect the current on-site conditions. Having fully investigated this site, Staff sent notice of the proposed amendment to the affected landowners and published notice in local newspapers and in the ENB. No verbal or written comments were received and no public hearing was held. Staff also found that a minor map adjustment was needed to remove the upland symbol (U) from GF-21. Upon review of Staff's findings and recommendations relative to this matter, the Commissioner was satisfied that Staff's recommendations were consistent with the requirements of the Freshwater Wetlands Act and supported by the record. The Commissioner ordered that a boundary adjustment of GF-19 be made to Maps 28 and 29 of 31 and that a minor map adjustment be made to GF-21 on Map 28 of 31 for Warren County, effective October 26, 2001. Wetland GF-19 will remain a Class II. A copy of the amended final maps will be filed with the office of the clerk of each affected local government and in the Department's Region 5 office.

Contact: Alan Koechlein, NYSDEC, PO Box 220, Hudson St, Warrensburg, NY 12885, (518) 623-1200.

Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Legton Sand Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes to continue mining sand and gravel from within a previously permitted site and will expand the size of the life of mine acreage from 6.8 acres to 10.5 acres. The entire 10.5 acres will be disturbed by mining activities during the next 5 year permit term which includes 1.5 acres that were not previously disturbed. A minimum of 10,000 cubic yards of mined material will leave the site on an annual basis and an estimated 500,000 cubic yards is available over the life of the mine. All areas disturbed by mining activities will be reclaimed by the applicant. The goal of the reclamation is to return all disturbed areas to a condition suitable for wildlife habitat by establishing a vegetative cover. Woody species will establish themselves naturally through the process of succession. The entire disturbed area will be graded to stable 2:1 (horizontal to vertical) slopes and treated with lime and fertilizer prior to seeding and mulching. White, red or scotch pine seedlings may be planted as well to hasten the establishment of woody species. The project is located on Webster Street Road, Town of Malone.

Contact: Robert Forrester, NYS DEC, Rt. 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, phone: (518) 897-1234, fax: (518) 897-1394.