ENB - REGION 6 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration/General Permit

Lead Agency: Adirondack Park Agency

Counties: All or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St.Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington and Fulton

Within the Adirondack Park

Project Title: General Permit: Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100' of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park

General Permit Number: 2002G-2

Brief Project Description: The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) proposes to issue a new general permit, on conditions, to the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Nature Conservancy to implement best management practices to eradicate or reduce population numbers or otherwise control the growth and spread of certain terrestrial invasive plant species in wetlands in the Adirondack Park. This general permit will be in effect for a three-year period.

In order to utilize this general permit/order, each applicant must submit a completed and signed "Application and Certification for Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100' of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park." Agency staff will review the application for completeness, conduct a site visit and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of this general permit/order. If approvable, authorized APA representatives will sign and return to the applicant the "Application and Certification" form. The applicant may not begin invasive species management activities until the Agency signed permit/order has been received.

Only four species of terrestrial invasive species are identified for management under this general permit. They are: purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.), Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. & Zucc.), common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud.) and garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cav. & Grande). Only those management activities noted in Appendix A. to the permit "Best Management Practices" are identified for use.

Restrictions:

This general permit/order:
1) does not apply to species other than those listed above; and,
2) does not contemplate the use of management techniques other than those found in Appendix A. Best Management Practices; and,
3) does not obviate the need to apply for and receive permits that may be required by other regulatory agencies for some of the management practices.

When A Permit Is Not Needed:
1. Terrestrial invasive plant species management is not a regulated activity unless located in or affecting a jurisdictional wetland.

Land Use Classification: all private land classifications within the Adirondack Park

Project Location: NYS DOT highway rights-of-way, other State lands, private property

Contact Person For Project:
Mark E. Sengenberger
APA, Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050
Fax: (518) 891-3938
E-mail: mesengen@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period ends: April 25, 2002

APA Contact Person:
Mark E. Sengenberger
APA, Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, New York 12977



Conditioned Negative Declaration

St. Lawrence County - The Village of Canton, as lead agency, has determined the proposed acquisition of property located at 6 Hodskin Street, Canton New York will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action consists of (a) the acquisition of the property located at 6 Hodskin Street, Canton, New York, (b) the subsequent demolition of the vacant building located on the site, and (c) the incorporation of the property into the Village's plan for downtown parking revitalization. The project is located at 6 Hodskin Street, Canton, New York

The conditions are:

Contact: Sally Noble, Municipal Building, 60 Main Street, Canton, New York 13617, phone: (315) 386-2851.


Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Village of Antwerp, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Upgrade - Well Source and Transmission will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of drilled groundwater source well and 8" ductile iron transmission water main to the Village.

Contact: Thomas Johnson, Village of Antwerp, 58 Main Street, Antwerp, New York 13608, phone: (315) 659-8661.


Oneida County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Preparation - Oneida Reforestation Area #12; Stands C-10 and 11 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves application of herbicides to understory vegetation of undesirable species in conjunction with a timber sale. Herbicides will be applied to 45 acres. Existing understory and ground cover vegetation in the treatment area includes New York and hay-scented fern, beech and striped maple seedlings and saplings and witchhobble. There is no significant amount of regeneration of more desirable tree species. Desirable hardwoods such as black cherry and hard maple will not become established in sufficient quantity after the harvest without removal of the competing ground cover. The herbicide Roundup will be used to treat the vegetation. The project is located on Mad River State Forest, referred to as Oneida 12, approximately three miles north of the Village of Camden, in the Town of Florence.

Contact: Alan Brown, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, P. O. Box 89, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, phone: (315) 866-6330.


St. Lawrence County - The Town of Colton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Colton WWTP Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of emergency generator for the WWTP and pump stations, new influent flow meter, new emergency alarm system, recoating of existing clarifier, installation of high efficiency motors and variable frequency drives to improve electrical efficiency, installation of new oil-fired heating system, upgrade of building lighting, insulation of existing building and construction of process tank enclosure. The project is located townwide.

Contact: Henry Ford, Town of Colton, 94 Main Street, Colton, New York 13645, phone: (315) 262-2810.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cranberry Lake Public Campground Unit Management Plan revision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves revision of the March 1993 unit management plan to emphasize modernization of the campground including construction of three (3) comfort stations, camping site stabilization, lake shoreline stabilization, bathhouse improvement, increased potable water supply, demolition of old structures, roadway improvements, and provisions under the American Disabilities Act. Environmental effects will not significantly impact air quality, ground or surface water, vehicular traffic, noise level, solid waste production, aesthetics, and the environmental setting of the campground. The project is located southeast of the hamlet of Cranberry Lake, on Lone Pine Road off Route 3, town of Clifton, St. Lawrence County.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233, telephone 518-457-2500.