ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Pursuant to subdivision 5 of Section 23-1101 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

The Department has determined that public bids for the leasing of parcels of State land totaling 4.67 acres underlying State Route 414 in the Town of Catlin, Chemung County, New York, for oil and natural gas production is unreasonable and impracticable.

The Department intends to lease such lands to Fortuna Energy, Inc. for such purpose.

For further information contact:

Charles Gilchrist
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500
Telephone: (518) 402-8056


Negative Declaration

County: Schuyler and Chemung

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of the Great Divide Unit Management Plan

Contact Person: Gretchen Cicora
NYS DEC
7291 Coon Road
Bath, New York 14810
Phone Number: (607) 776-2165 Ext. 29

Project Location: Texas Hollow, Catlin and Maple Hill State Forests, Catharine Creek Wildlife Management Area and Cayuta Lake Fishing Access Site.

Project Description: The action involves setting forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the management of 2,956 acres on five parcels of state land in Chemung and Schuyler Counties.

Management activities planned for this unit include: The general maintenance and improvement of the facilities, public access to the state land, and managing the vegetation and wildlife, including the creation and maintenance of open fields and logging an average of 20 acres per year. Some of the other activities include the construction of small parking lots on Catlin State Forest and improving parking along Texas Hollow Road on Texas Hollow State Forest, improving parking as needed along the shoulders of existing roads and assisting the OPRHP in maintaining the Catharine Valley Trail. In addition, on Maple Hill State Forest, the Sutton trail will be converted from a dead end to a CP3 loop trail to accommodate people with disabilities. Small water hole amphibian activity centers will be created and maintained and trails will be designated for recreational use.


Monore County - The Penfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kids First Child Care will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for preliminary/final subdivision and site plan approval, a watercourse environmental protection overlay district (EPOD) permit and a conditional use permit to allow a 7,662 SF childcare facility located at 1651 Five Mile Line Road to be known as the Kids First Childcare. The project is located at 1651 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield (T).

Contact: Stacey Decker, Penfield Planning Board, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526, phone: (585) 340-8640, fax: (585) 340-8644, e-mail: planning@penfield.org.


Seneca County - The Town Board of the Town of Fayette, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Fayette/Varick Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an inventory of existing conditions, a set of policies and recommended actions to guide future land use development and community services; future land use plan maps; recommendations for infrastructure improvements, and recommendations for implementing the Plan. The project is located in the Towns of Fayette and Varick, Seneca County.

Contact: Edward Barto, Town Board of the Town of Fayette, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road, Waterloo, NY 13165, phone: (315) 549-7981, fax: (315) 585-6283, e-mail: seylea@aol.com.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Monroe County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Allison Mayer Marina Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A Draft Scope outline has been prepared and is available for public comment. The public comments on the Draft Scope will be accepted through close of business Wednesday February 22, 2006. Contact the Region 8 Office to obtain a copy of the Draft Scope outline. The action involves Allison Mayer proposing to expand and upgrade the existing marina located at 109 Lake Rd. on Irondequoit Bay in the Town of Webster, Monroe County. The proposal involves installing an additional 16 docks.

Contact: Contact Person: Robert I. Shearer, Region 8 NYSDEC Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414, phone: (585) 226-5397, e-mail: risheare@gw.dec.state.ny.us.