ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

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Public Notice

County: Delaware

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Public Notice for Construction of a Motor Vehicle Bridge in the Cherry Ridge-Campbell Mountain Wild Forest

Contact Person: Frank Parks
NYSDEC
65561 State Route 10
Stamford, NY 12167
Phone Number: (607) 652-3698

Project Location: Town of Colchester, Cherry Ridge- Campbell Mountain Wild Forest on the trail to Trout Pond where it crosses Russell Brook

Project Description: Region 4 Division of Lands and Forests intends to implement the project identified as C23 in the Consent Decree which involves the construction of a vehicle bridge on Trout Pond Road to access Trout and Mud Ponds and stabilization of the road by installing water diversion bars. The bridge construction is also an approved project in the amendment of the Cherry Ridge-Campbell Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan, approved on February 3, 2005. The Trout Pond Trail is located on an old road, that is currently used as an administrative motor vehicle trail by Department personnel and as a foot trail and snowmobile trail. It is to be located upstream of a ford in Russell Brook. The bridge will eliminate the need to ford the stream with a motor vehicle. Best management practices as well as practices and guidance recommended by Region 4 Bureau of Habitat will be implemented, to minimize the harmful effects of erosion and sedimentation of Russell Brook. The project requires the removal of approximately 8 trees with a 3 inch or greater diameter at breast height on approximately 1/2 acre. This is in compliance with LF-91-2, Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees on Forest Preserve Lands. The project has been reviewed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It was determined it was covered under Nationwide Permit #3. A review of the Master Habitat Database reveals no critical habitats or archaeological resources that will be impacted by this project.


Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The Town of Walton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town's Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Walton adopting the Town's Comprehensive Plan in accordance with the statutory authority of Section 272-a of Town Law. The original plan, adopted in 1989, was used to maintain the rural character and environmental quality of the area by guiding the preparation of a Town Zoning Ordinance and Map. The Plan provided current and future residents with an idea of the uses of their land and all other land within the Town after adoption of the Zoning Ordinance. The updated Plan contains several updated and new goals and objectives for the orderly growth of the Town. The Plan will be the foundation and framework in which the Town will base and make its land use decisions. The Plan is comprised of the past and present land uses, demographic statistics, public opinion survey results, and recommendations for the Town to use and/or implement in order to reach the stated goals and objectives of the Town. Timelines and parties responsible for implementation are included to ensure the issues that concern Walton's residents are analyzed and addressed in an efficient manner. The project is located in the Town of Walton, Delaware County, NY.

Contact: John W. Meredith, Town of Walton Town Board, 129 North Street, Walton, NY 13856, phone: (607) 865-5766, fax: (607) 865-9314, e-mail: waltonsupervisor@stny.rr.com.


Greene County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beech Ridge Road Sand and Gravel Pit #1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves expansion of an existing 3 acre, life-of-mine, unconsolidated, surface sand and gravel mine, by the addition of 23.86 acres to the life of mine boundary of which 5.6 acres (8.6 acres total)is authorized to be disturbed during the upcoming permit term (5 years). Mining activities will include the removal of sand and gravel In addition the applicant proposes to operate a portable screening unit of less than 150 Ton per Hour capacity. The project is located at Beech Ridge Road, south of the Hamlet of Mosquito Point, Town of Lexington, Greene County.

Contact: Kent P. Sanders, NYSDEC Region 4 - Sub-Office, Route 10, HCR#1, Box 3A, Stamford, New York 12167, phone: (607) 652-7741.


Otsego County - The Town of Springfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Miller Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a major subdivision of six lots out of 64 acres. The property is within an agricultural district and meets the minimum threshold for development and therefore was considered a Type 1 Action. The project is located at 207 Pumpkin Hook Road and County Highway 29, Springfield.

Contact: David Staley, Town of Springfield Planning Board, P. O. Box 235, Springfield, NY, phone: (607) 547-2179.


Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State Street Gas Plau, Inc., 3522 State Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of the existing canopy and south pump island and two dispensers and replace with 38' x 40' two-bay touch free car wash. The project is located at 3522 State Street, Niskayuna, NY.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, phone: (518) 386-4530.