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Public Notice

The Region 8 NYSDEC Office has issued an Emergency General Permit (#8-9908-00153/00003) for removal of woody debris and refuse from streams, state and federal wetlands, and waterways in areas affected by the April 4-5, 2003 ice storm. The permit is based upon Governor Patakiís April 5, 2003 ice storm emergency declaration and issued in accordance with Uniform Procedures Regulations 6 NYCRR Part 621.15(c).

The permit is available to any person, corporation, local government in Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Monroe, Seneca and Wayne counties. Projects which are not ice storm related or involve sediment removal will continue to be reviewed under standard permit application procedures. Applications for this permit must be received by August 29, 2003. The work covered by this permit must be completed by December 31, 2003. Local Soil & Water Conservation Districts will assist DEC by providing on-site review of projects and validating the plans for projects that do not exceed the scope of the emergency general permit. The work authorized by the permit is outside of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory jurisdiction.

For more information contact the county Soil & Water Conservation District (see below), or the Region 8 DEC Office in Avon at (585) 226-5400.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Livingston County SWCD, 129 Main Street, Box 152, Leicester, NY 14481 (585) 382-3214
Monroe County SWCD, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620-3036 (585) 473-2120
Ontario County SWCD, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 396-1450
Orleans County SWCD, 446 West Avenue, Albion, NY 14411-1589 (716) 589-5959/6504
Seneca County SWCD, 12 North Park St., Academy Square Building, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 (315) 568-4366/2585
Wayne County SWCD, 10 Leach Road, Lyons, NY 14489-9798 (315) 946-4136/4137

Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Alabama Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Alabama Water District No. 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of the following: 1) approximately 10,315 linear feet of 8 inch watermain and appurtenances along Bloomingdale Road, Wright Road and Tesnow Road in the Town of Alabama; 2) abandonment of an existing 6 inch watermain along Bloomingdale Road that serves the Tonawanda Indian Community House (TICH); and 3) construction of a new master meter and chlorination equipment on Bloomingdale Road at the Town of Newstead/Town of Alabama line. The purpose is to provide public water supply and fire protection to existing residences in the area. The project is located along Bloomingdale Road at the County line extending to Shanks Road, as well as Tesnow Road from Wright Road to Bloomingdale Road and Wright Road extending from Bloomingdale, Town of Alabama.

Contact: Carl L. Schoenthal, P.E., MRB Group, P.C., 2480 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, NY 14625, phone: (585) 381-9250.

Monroe County - The Director of Zoning for the City of Rochester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Aquinas Institute Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of the Instituteís Master Plan including the Arts Center, Middle School, Gymnasium expansion, expansion and relocation of parking lots and redevelopment of playing fields. The project is located at 1127 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Contact: Dorraine C. Laudisi, Bureau of Buildings a Zoning, Room 122-B, City Hall, Rochester, New York.

Schuyler County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Clearcut of 60 Acres on Schuyler RA#2, Stand E-12 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the harvest of 60 acres of larch which is 30 years old. The growth of the larch has slowed, and also has sustained damage from at least three ice storms, the last in December 2002. Some mortality has occurred. There is adequate hardwood seedings (7,000 ash/acre) present to regenerate the stand. The project is located at Schuyler Reforestation Area #2, Stand E-12, 5 miles west of the Village of Watkins Glen in the Town of Reading.

Contact: Mark Keister, NYS DEC, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, phone: (607) 776-2165 ext. 35