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Hearing Notice

STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), is initiating an additional 30 day public comment period, and an additional public hearing on the following proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP): Onondaga County Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan for 2003 - 2013.

The purpose of the SIP revision is to demonstrate how the Carbon Monoxide (CO) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) will be maintained in Onondaga County for an additional 10 year period (2003-2013) past the initial maintenance period as required by Section 175A of the Clean Air Act. This demonstration shows that the CO emissions inventory for Onondaga County will decrease during these years, and that control of CO emissions will be provided through continued implementation of the control measures in the County.

A previous comment period was held regarding this maintenance plan which resulted in two modifications to that document: 1. The initial proposed revision demonstrated maintenance of the CO NAAQS through 2015. Following consultation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, this was determined to be in excess of the 10 years required. The document was revised to reflect a ten year period of 2003-2013; and 2. Local transportation agencies commented that Departmentís prediction for the future amount of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the county was lower than their estimations, resulting in a prediction of motor vehicle emissions that was too low. Consequently, the motor vehicles emission budget for future years has been increased. This action has not impacted the Countyís ability to maintain the CO NAAQS.

Hearing location:

The hearing will be held at the following location and time:

Date: April 19, 2004
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 100 Clinton Square
(126 N. Salina St.)
Lower Level Conference Room
Syracuse, NY 13204

The public hearing is scheduled in a place that is reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearing, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for such services are required and should be submitted by April 5, 2004 to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250; (518) 402-8452; ljbecker@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a negative declaration stating that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearing. At the hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements, and since a cumulative record will be compiled, it is not necessary for interested parties to attend the hearing.

Information concerning the revision to the CO SIP may be obtained from Elizabeth Bartlett, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3251, telephone (518) 402-8396; email: bxbartle@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted to the Department until close of business April 19, 2004

The proposed SIP revisions and supporting information may be obtained from: DEC, Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard, West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Reginald Parker.


Negative Declaration

Madison County - The Planning Board of the Town of Cazenovia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Major Subdivision Summerfields Phase IV will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves extension of existing Summerfields Subdivision to include 23 additional residential lots and apoproximately 3300 linear feet of new subdivision roadway, with associated utility improvements. The project is located on Summerfields Road in the Town of Cazenovia.

Contact: Dale Bowers, Town of Cazenovia Planning Board, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NYT 13035, phone: (315) 655-9213.


Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Overlook at West Hill, Site Development & Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Subdivision Approval, Site Plan Approval and Rezoning for the proposed Overlook at West Hill residential development, located at 1290 Trumansburg Road (NYS Route 96), Town of Ithaca Tax Parcel No. 24-4-14.2, Residential District R-15. The proposal consists of two phases of residential development, consisting of 128 affordable rental apartment units in 16 buildings and a community center in Phase I on a 24.5 +/- acre portion of the site, and 15 lots for single-family, market rate homes in Phase II on about 19 acres of the subject property. The current owners would retain about 5 acres containing the existing medical practice fronting on Trumansburg Road. The applicant is requesting consideration of rezoning the 24.5 +/- acres for affordable rental apartments from R-15 Residence to MR Multiple Residence and subdivision and site plan approval for the Phase I apartments. Song Ja Kyong, Owner; Aris Investments, Applicant; Grace Chiang, HOLT Architects and Peter Trowbridge, Trowbridge & Wolf, Landscape Architects, Agents. The project is located at 1290 Trumansburg Road (N.Y.S. Route 96), Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY.

Contact: Jonathan Kanter, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, phone: (607) 273-1747, fax: (607) 273-1704, E-mail: jkanter@town.ithaca.ny.us.