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Public Hearing Notice For The Adoption Of the Draft Snowmobile Plan

This notice is issued pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act) of the Environmental Conservation Law. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct eight public hearings at the following locations for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding the proposed action described below:

Date Location Time
February 9, 2004 Guilderland, Albany County
Guilderland Town Hall, 5209 Route 20
5 - 8:00 p.m.
February 11, 2004 Rochester, Monroe County
Rochester Museum and Science Center Planetarium
657 East Avenue
5 - 8:00 p.m.
February 24, 2004 Greenvale, Nassau County
Harbor Hill School, 3 Glen Cove Road
(Exit 39N off the Long Island Expressway)
7 - 9:00 p.m.
February 25, 2004 Long Island City, Queens County
1115 - 47th Avenue
5 - 8:00 p.m.
March 2, 2004 Tupper Lake, Franklin County
Tupper Lake High School, 25 Chaney Avenue
5 - 8:00 p.m.
March 3, 2004 Glens Falls, Warren County
Town of Queensbury Town Hall, 742 Bay Road
5 - 8:00 p.m.
March 10, 2004 Old Forge, Herkimer County
Town of Webb Park Avenue Offices (Gymnasium)
5 - 8:00 p.m.
March 11, 2004 Utica, Oneida County
Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street
Conference Rooms A & B
5 - 8:00 p.m

Name of Action: Adoption of a Draft Comprehensive Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondack Park/Draft GEIS (Draft Plan/Draft GEIS)

Co-lead Agencies: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1
Albany, NY 12238

SEQR Status: Type I Action

Description of the Action: 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 XIV, Section 1 of the New York State Constitution while also striving to enhance the economic vitality of the Park’s citizens by providing trail linkages between local communities within the Park.

Location: Adirondack Park, Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington, Regions 5 and 6

For further information, to submit written comments or to request copies of the Draft Plan/Draft GEIS, contact:

Robert Messenger
NYSDEC - Bureau of Forest Preserve Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
(518) 473-9518
Fax: 402-9028
E-mail: lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Comments regarding the Draft Plan/Draft GEIS will be accepted until March 31, 2004.

SERP Action - Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Town of Rutland, as lead agency has determined that Water District # 1, DWSRF # 15941 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves construction of approx. 62,800 LF of 6", 8", and 10" water main, approx. 45,900 LF of services laterals, and a booster pump station. The new water system will serve approx. 566 Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDU's). The project is located in the Town of Rutland, Water District #1 which includes the Hamlet of Felts Mills, portions of NYS Routes 3 & 971V, Burnup Rd, Cemetery Rd, Lester Rd, School St, Perrigo Rd, Rex Dr, and Taylor Park.

Contact: GYMO Architecture, Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. Matthew J. Cervini, P.E. - Senior Project Engineer, 220 Sterling Street, Watertown, NY 13601, phone: (315) 788-3900, fax: (315) 788-0668.

Netative Declaration

Oneida County - The Town of New Hartford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Water Distribution System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a water project along Higby Road, Tilden Ave., Mohawk Street, Sessions Road, Roberts Road, and Mallery Road. This project will provide water from the Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board to approximately six hundred residents and businesses in the area. The Water Storage Tank will be constructed off Higby Road in the Town of Frankfort. The project is located in the Town of New Hardford.

Contact: Roger Cleveland, Town of New Hartford, 111 New Hartford Street, New Hartford, NY 13413, phone: (315) 724-4300.