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ENB - Region 8 Notices 6/12/2019

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Town of Manchester Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law - Rail Enabled Industrial District (M-3) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed adoption of a local law amending the Town of Manchester Zoning Local Law, amending the zoning district classification of certain parcels and amending a portion of the Town of Manchester Zoning Map for the newly created Rail Enabled Industrial District (M-3). The project is located on County Road 19, Walters Lane, East Avenue, Clark Street and County Road 13 in the Town of Manchester, New York.

Contact: Jeffery L. Gallahan, Town of Manchester, 1272 County Road 7, Clifton Springs, NY 14432, Phone: (585) 289-3010, E-mail: jgallahan@manchesterny.org.


Schuyler County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Swallowwort Control at Watkins Glen State Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYS OPRHP has been removing pale swallowwort (PSW) at Watkins Glen State Park since 2013, but a more strategic approach is now necessary to protect targeted natural areas. The project will manually remove and/or chemically treat pale swallowwort (PSW) at various locations in the park. Two infestations of PSW have been managed in the past and require follow-up surveys and manual removals, which should be minimal. These infestations are located in the lower park, near the Suspension Bridge and in the campground. One infestation of pale swallowwort was discovered in 2016 and will likely require herbicide treatment over an estimated 0.5 acre area along the stream bank of Townsend Creek, and manual removals at the edges of the infestation where feasible. The PSW near the western park boundary has several spots where it is so dense and buried in rocks near the stream bank that manual removal has proved to be extremely difficult, time consuming, and ineffective (as many root crowns break before being fully removed from the rocky soil). The spread of PSW throughout the park would cause degradation to the habitat and likely result in a reduction in native plant diversity. Chemical treatments will be applied by a contractor. Treatment may be needed for 2 to 4 years with supplemental manual removals for isolated PSW patches. Native seeds and shrubs will be planted in areas slated for chemical treatment to stabilize these areas. The project is located in the Watkins Glen State Park at 1009 North Franklin Street in the Village of Watkins Glen, New York.

Contact: Whitney Carleton, NYS OPRHP, 1488 Victor-Bloomfield Road, Victor, NY 14564, Phone: (585) 742-1732, E-mail: Whitney.Carleton@parks.ny.gov.


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