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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

TOMPKINS COUNTY/SENECA COUNTY - Cargill, Inc. (“Cargill”) will hold a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York 14882. The purpose is to provide information and hear public comment on the application by Cargill to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for renewal and/or modification of its Mined Land Reclamation Permit (MLR File No. 709-3-29-0052) for the Cayuga Mine and a request to the New York State Executive Department, Office of General Services (“OGS”) for Enlargement of Consent Area pursuant to paragraph 7 of an Order dated January 12, 1995 granting to Cargill consent to enter upon State lands to mine rock salt.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION

In accordance with Article 7, Section 84 of the Public Lands Law and consent granted by the Board of Commissioners of the Land Office of the State of New York on June 20, 1938, modified and extended by the Office of General Services by permits and orders dated April 5, 1974, April 1, 1984 and January 12, 1995, Cargill and its predecessor, Cayuga Rock Salt Company, Inc., has consent to mine rock salt from approximately 4,425 acres of lands of the State of New York under the waters of Cayuga Lake. Pursuant to Paragraph 7 of the consent granted by OGS on January 12, 1995, Cargill proposes an enlargement of the consent area by the inclusion of a total of 5,056 additional acres of State owned lands to the north and south of the existing consent area. Cargill has maintained a NYSDEC Mined Land Reclamation permit for its operations since the advent of the Mined Land Reclamation Law. In addition to the inclusion of additional acreage as described above, the proposal involves the renewal and/or modification of Cargill=s Mined Land Reclamation permit. No changes in Cargill=s surface operations or mining methods are proposed. Cargill=s Cayuga Mine is located at 191 Portland Point Road, Lansing, New York 14882. The existing mine and proposed consent area include lands of the State of New York located in the Towns of Ithaca, Ulysses and Lansing, Tompkins County and the Town of Covert, Seneca County.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY

Documents describing the proposal in more detail are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, Town of Lansing, 29 Auburn Road, P.O. Box 186, Lansing, New York 14882 (607-533-4142); at the Lansing Community Library Center, 27 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York 14882 (607-533-4939), and at NYSDEC=s Region 7 Headquarters, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204-2400 (315-426-7484), Contact: Joseph Moskiewicz, Jr.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies are invited to submit written comments on or before July 19, 2002 to: Robert J. Supko, Cargill, Inc., 191 Portland Point Road, P.O. Box B, Lansing, New York 14882-1520, with a copy to: Joseph Moskiewicz, Jr., New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204-2400. Comments and questions may also be presented in person at the Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.


Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Equipment Management Shop Construction, project ID 980428 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a replacement facility for the existing equipment maintenance shop located at 73 Frederick Street in the City of Binghamton which will no longer be used by the Department of Transportation. The equipment management shop is used for repairing and maintaining of New York State Department of Transportation Equipment. This development is a direct action taken by the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) in cooperation with the NYS Office of General Services (OGS). The proposed site is 46 acres of which 21.5 acres will be altered. This alteration will include an equipment management building, parking areas, equipment storage areas, an access road, paved areas for equipment maneuvering and traffic circulation, a stormwater/snow storage detention area and lawns.

Contact: Gene Badger, New York State Department of Transportation, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, phone: (607)721-8645.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Apple Creek Golf Course, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the construction of a golf course on 140 acres. The project is located between Mariposa and Bamberry Roads in the Town of Lincklaen.

Contact: John H. Merriman, Jr., NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, New York 13045-5170, phone: (607) 753-3095.


Oswego County The Town Board of Parish, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Parish Comprehensive Plan identifies goals, objectives and strategies for the immediate and long range protection, enhancement and development of the Town and Village. The plan, developed in a series of public meetings will help the town and village prioritize investments, secure grant and loan funding, and help guide land use decisions in Parish.

Contact: Steve Stelmashuck, Town of Parish, P. O. Box 86, Parish, New York 13131-0086, phone: (315) 625-4507.


Positive Declaration

Cayuga County - The Industrial Development Agency of Cayuga County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cayuga Onondaga BOCES New Campus Project, NYS Education Department Project Number 05-90-00-00-0-023-001 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a new BOCES campus. The project is located at 1883 West Genesee Street Road, Town of Aurelius, Cayuga County.

Contact: David Miller, Cayuga County Department of Planning and Development, 5th Floor, 160 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021, phone: (315) 253-1276, fax: (315) 253-1499, E-mail: dmiller@co.cayuga.ny.us


Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS

Tompkins County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Management Facility at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. The action involves development of facilities at the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University to manage carcass, bedding, and regulated medical waste in accordance with applicable regulations and the mission of the College. The project is located at Schurman Hall Complex, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, Office of Design & Construction Management, State University Construction Fund, State University Plaza, P.O. Box 1946, Albany, NY 12201-1946, phone: (518) 689-2591, fax: (518) 689-2635, email: mcsorlep@sysadm.suny.edu


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Onondaga County - The Planning Board of the Town of Salina, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Flying J. Travel Plaza. The action involves Site Plan and Special Permit approval for the construction and operation of approximately 14,500 square foot flying J. Travel Plaza at the southeast corner of the intersection of Onondaga County Route 57 and the Liverpool Bypass. In addition to the 14,500 square foot building, the Flying J. Plaza will consist of separate parking areas and driveways for cars, recreational vehicles and tractor trailers; fueling areas; and truck scales. It will house several food services, a convenience store and separate facilities for professional drivers. The project is located at 7186 Oswego road, Liverpool, Town of Salina.

Contact: M. Mark Grobosky, Salina Planning Board, 403 Tulip Street, Liverpool, New York 13088, phone: (315) 451-1010, fax: (315) 457-1354, e-mail grobosky@a-znet.com