ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

County: Monroe

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Rush Oak Openings Prescribed Burn

Contact Person: Douglas Bernhard, Regional Forester
NYS DEC
7291 Coon Road
Bath, New York 14810
Phone Number: (607) 776-2165 ext. 36

Project Location: Town of Rush

Project Description: The action involves a prescribed burn of approximately 125 acres of grasses and weeds. The plant community being burned is a fire climax community that requires frequent fire to survive and thrive. The burning is intended to restore a grassland community , which although existed historically, is becoming very rare in this area. The area is being managed under the Rush Oak Openings Management Plan adopted in April 1999. The burned area will become critical habitats for the grassland dependent species. This is a restoration ecology project.

This plant community is critical to wildlife habitat in this location due to the character of the land use/land cover on the surrounding lands, both State and private. There are many species of wildlife which depend on this type of cover.

The featured plant species (Little Bluestem and Indiangrass) in this management action have been known to occur historically in this region, and still persists in small patches, however, with the exclusion of fire from the ecosystem these patches have become smaller and less vigorous each year. The addition of fire to the mix is a key component in the restoration of this community to this region.


Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Batavia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Batavia Putnam and Shepard Roads Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed project provides for the extension of public water along portions of Putnam and Shepard Roads in the Town of Batavia. Residents in these areas are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water. Approximately 6,650 linear feet of watermain will be installed. The project is located in portions of Putnam and Shepard Roads, Town of Batavia, Genesee County, NY.

Contact: Greg Post, Town of Batavia, 3833 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020, phone: (585) 343-1729, fax: (585) 343-8461.


Orleans County - The Town of Murray, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2006 - Moratorium on Wind Energy Deriving Towers and Transmission Facilities Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2006 - moratorium on Wind Energy Deriving Towers and Transmission Facilities Law. The local law prohibits the approval and construction of wind energy deriving towers and associated transmission facilities in the Town of Murray for a 180 day period. During the moratorium, the Town of Murray will prepare zoning amendments (or a local law) regulating the future construction of wind energy towers and facilities in the Town of Murray.

Contact: Henry Lehning, Town of Murray, 3840 Fancher Rod, Holley, NY 14470, phone: (585) 638-6570.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Wayne County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wolcott, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Land First, Inc. Proposed Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Wolcott Town Hall. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until April 20, 2006. The action involves a proposed 23-lot subdivision, with lot sizes between 5.01 and 25.6 acres, on 173.1-acre site. The site is located adjacent to Scotts Bluff on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Contact: Kenneth E. Burgess, Town of Wolcott, 6070 Lake Ave., P. O. Box 237, Wolcott, NY 14950-0237, phone: (315) 594-6364.