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Public Notice

Proposed List of Recommended Water Quality Improvement Projects Under The Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled an eligible project list for the Finger Lakes using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conferenc

e, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2001-02 and 2002-03 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for Finger Lakes.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends, February 10, 2002. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

During the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

Management Plan: Finger Lakes

There is no basin-wide management plan for the Finger Lakes. Instead, the statute refers to water quality improvement projects for the Finger Lakes and their tributaries which are approved by the Secretary of State pursuant to Article 42 of executive law or by the Commissioner of DEC. Priority was given to projects that have been (a) approved by the Commissioner of DEC; (b) identified in plans in accordance with the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program or the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and approved by the Secretary of State; and/or (c) developed in accordance with the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program and approved by the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets. The following projects are consistent with those identified priorities:





5220 Ontario Naples Creek Aquatic Habitat Restoration NYS DEC $100,000 $28,000
5197 Steuben Cold Brook Aquatic Habitat Restoration NYS DEC $364,900 $278,091
5050 Cortland Grout Brook Fish Passage and Stabilization Project NYS DEC $75,400 $37,700
5310 Tompkins Rotational Grazing Implementation Tompkins County SWCD $345,740 $259,640
4040 Tompkins Wastewater Treatment Improvements Ithaca, City of $17,590,000 $2,291,449
4172 Livingston Sanitary Sewer System Conesus, Town of $2,230,000 $1,000,000
5065 Cayuga Wastewater Treatment Expansion Project Union Spring, Village of $207,107 $126,911
5061 Livingston Camp Run Drive Sewer Rehabilitation Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority $130,000 $90,040
4170 Livingston Sanitary Collection and Treatment System Springwater, Town of $3,521,280 $2,309,212
4462 Ontario Sanitary Sewer Repair Geneva, Town of $1,705,000 $426,250

Public Notice



The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing to lease 25,000 acres of state reforestation, multiple use and wildlife management lands in Schuyler and Steuben counties for oil and gas exploration and development. DEC will hold informational open houses on January 9, 2003 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on January 10, 2003 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Corning, Steuben County, to provide information on the state land leasing program and to gather public comments on the proposed sale.

Leases are granted in accordance with the terms of Article 23, Title 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The Primary Term is 5 years with delay rental payments of $3.00 per acre per year. Royalty payments are one-eighth (12.5%) of total production. Special Conditions are incorporated in the lease on an area-specific basis to further protect public safety and the environment. Surface entry may be restricted in parts of some areas due to steep slopes, wetlands, protected species, cultural and historical resources and public recreation.

The open houses will feature informational stations on historical state land leasing, the proposed state land sale, drilling permit conditions, seismic technology, Trenton/Black River gas fields in the area, and state land lease management. A comment station will be provided and the public is encouraged to submit written comments at the sessions. Comments can also be submitted via DECís website to dmnog@gw.dec.state.ny.us and will be accepted until February 1, 2003. For specific questions, contact Charles Gilchrist at (518) 402-8056.

Attendees may arrive anytime between the stated times, but are encouraged to allow ample time to view the stations and discuss the proposal with DEC staff. The Radisson is located at 125 Denison Parkway East in Corning, New York and can be reached at (607) 962-5000.

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Town Board of the Town of Penfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Irondequoit Creek Erosion Abatement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of approximately 400 linear feet of rip-rap armament along two sections of Irondequoit Creek. The purpose of the project is to protect the highly erodable Creek bank areas from further erosion, hence preventing degradation to the Creek's water quality. The project is located within Linear Park in the Town of Penfield off of NYS Route 441.

Contact: Douglas Fox, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Panfield, NY 14526, phone: (585) 340-8640, fax: (585-340-8644.

Monroe County - The Town Board of the Town of Clarkson, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westridge Industrial Park Expansion Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of approximately 58.3 acres of a 70-acre parcel from residential to Limited Industrial, the subdivision of the 70 acres into 10 industrial lots and 5 residential lots, and the construction of an internal roadway and extension of water service to serve the industrial lots. The project is located on the west side of Clarkson-Parma Townline Road, just north of its intersection with West Ridge Road (NYS Route 104) in the Town of Clarkson.

Contact: Paul Kimball, Town of Clarkson, 3710 Lake Road, P. O. Box 858, Clarkson, NY 14430, phone: (585) 637-1130.

Ontario County - The Town Board of the Town of Manchester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed rezoning of Davison Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves rezoning parcel 33,00-1-42,110, owned by Gerald and Sandra Davison, from A-1 Agriculture to C-1 Commercial. The project is located on State Route 96, Town of Manchester.

Contact: William J. Eddinger Jr., 1272 County Road #7, Clifton Springs, NY 14432, phone: (315) 462-6224, fax:(315) 462-6675.

Ontario County - The Ontario County Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Aircraft Parking apron will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves expansion of the existing Aircraft Parking Apron. The expansion will convert approximately 3.76 acres of mowed lawn into apron. The area of mowe lawn is approximately 5.80 acres, and is located between the existing taxiway and the existing hangar apron. The project is located at the Canandaigua Municipal Airport, Brickyard Road, Canandaigua, NY.

Contact: Mike Manikowski, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424, phone: (585) 396-4460, fax: (585) 396-4594.