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ENB Region 6 Notices 1/20/2021

Public Notice

Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority Request for Proposals (RFP) for Beneficial Use of Bio-Solids

Pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law, Section 120-w, the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority) hereby gives notice of the following:

The Authority is requesting proposals from companies that are interested in providing a beneficial use for bio-solids generated by certain wastewater treatment plants located in Oneida County and Herkimer County, New York State.

The Authority does not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status. All qualified Respondents will be afforded equal opportunities without discrimination. Furthermore, the Authority invites certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation in this RFP. Firms that are not M/WBEs responding to this RFP are strongly encouraged to consider partnering, or creating other similar joint venture arrangements, with certified M/WBEs and to give M/WBEs the opportunity to participate in responding to this RFP. The directory of New York State M/WBEs can be viewed at:

Responses to the RFP are due to the Authority by 3:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021.

Copies of the RFP may be obtained at: or through the contact below:

James V. Biamonte
Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
1600 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The Town of Vernon Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Quiet Meadows Solar Farm 2 Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by EDF Renewables for the installation of ground mounted photovoltaic panels on approximately 42.86 acres of a 79.5 acre parcel of existing agricultural land. The purpose of the proposed project is to construct an approximately 4.0 MW AC Solar Development on a leased portion of the parcel. The proposed solar farm will be surrounded with a 7 foot high perimeter fence that will encompass an area of approximately 42.86 acres. The proposed project will include the installation of approximately 224 solar panel sections, 2 equipment pads, a gravel access driveway, and landscape screening along Sholtz Road. The project is located at 4426 Sholtz Road in Oneida, Town of Vernon, New York.

Contact: Mike Sheridan, Town of Vernon, 4305 Peterboro Road, Vernon, NY 13476, Phone: (315) 829-2422, E-mail:

Oneida County - The Town of Vernon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed OYA State Route 5 LLC Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by OYA State Route 5 LLC to construct a 5MWac ground-mounted solar farm and associated electrical appurtenances at 5918 State Route 5 in the Town of Vernon, New York. The solar photovoltaic (PV) system is proposed for installation within an approximate 75 acre site.

Contact: Bryan A. Bayer, C&S Engineers, Inc., 499 Col. Eileen Collins Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13212, Phone: (315) 455-2000, E-mail:

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