ENB - REGION 6 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

City of Utica, Oneida County
State of New York

NOTICE
Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. The City of Utica has submitted an application, dated December 1, 2003, to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on December 9, 2003. The property described in the application is located at 2104 Dwyer Avenue, Utica, New York. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days, from December 24, 2003 through January 23, 2004. A copy of the application is available by contacting the Departmentís representative at the address listed below or in the document repository for this site located at the City of Utica, Engineering Department, City Hall, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, New York 13502.

The applicant has also included with its application a Phase I Environmental Assessment Report. The Department also will receive comments about the Phase I Environmental Assessment Report during the thirty day public comment period. A copy of this Report is available for public inspection at the site document repository located at the address stated above or by contacting the Departmentís representative at the address listed below.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7014
ATTN: Michael Ryan
Phone #: (518) 402-9662


Public Notice

Award of Contract

On October 20, 2003 the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority awarded a two-year contract commencing 12/02/03 to Waste Management of NY, LLC, 1 Grimsby Dr., Hamburg, NY 14075, pursuant to section 120-w of the General Municipal Law for the disposal of non-recyclable solid waste including transportation. The validity of such contract and the procedures which led to its award may be hereafter contested only by action, suit or proceeding commenced within sixty days after the date of this notice and only upon the ground or grounds that: 1) such award or procedure was not authorized pursuant to that section; or 2) any of the provisions of that section which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this notice have not been substantially complied with; or 3) a conflict of interest can be shown in the manner in which such contract was awarded and executed; or by action, suit or proceeding commenced on the grounds that such contract was awarded in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

Contact: Hans G. Arnold, Executive Director, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority, 1600 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502.


Negative Declaration

Lewis County - The Town Board of the Town of Croghan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beaver Falls Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a sewer collection and treatment system to serve portions of the hamlet of Beaver Falls including Toy Town, Riverside Drive and portions of Main Street. The project will incorporate all known properties that are directly discharging raw sewage into the Beaver River. The project is located in Toy Town, Riverside Drive and Main Street in Beaver Falls, Town of Croghan.

Contact: Haskell A. Yancey, Town of Croghan, P O Box 6, Croghan, NY 13327, phone: (315) 346-1212.


Oneida County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PIN 201652 Route 12 Reconstruction, Village of Waterville and Town of Sangerfield, Oneida County will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves highway reconstruction of a portion of Route 12; a total project length of approximately 2.46 kilometers. Additional project objectives include improvements to the closed drainage system, signalization, and geometry as several curves and intersection and the construction of new sidewalks and curbing for the length of the project. The project is located in the village of Waterville and the town of Sangerfield.

Contact: Mark Silo, DOT, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, phone: (315) 793-2447, fax: (315) 793-2182.


Positive Declaration/Notice of Completion of Draft Plan/GEIS

Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington

Co-Lead Agencies: NYS DEC - NYS OPRHP

Project Title: Adoption of a Draft Comprehensive Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondack Park/Draft GEIS

Contact Person: Robert Messenger
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Phone: (518) 473-9518

Project Location: Adirondack Park

Project Description: The action involves adoption of a conceptual plan to maintain an integrated snowmobile trail system on public and private land in the Adirondack Park that will provide snowmobilers with an experience that is consistent with Article XlV, Section 1 of the New York State Constitution, while also striving to enhance the economic vitality of the Parkís citizens by providing linkages between local communities within the Park.

The proposed goals of this plan are:

1. Protect natural and cultural resources, and the wild forest character of public lands in the Park (as envisioned by the Constitution, Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, and appropriate laws and rules and regulations).

2. Provide a safe, enjoyable snowmobile experience.

3. Promote tourism and economic opportunities for local communities.

The proposed actions in this plan may result in significant impact to the environment. A draft plan/generic environmental impact statement has been prepared. Copies of this document are available from the contact above. Comments are requested and will be accepted until March 31, 2004.