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ENB Region 7 Notices 2/17/2021

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The City of Binghamton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sixth Ward Interceptor Sewer Replacement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the City of Binghamto to replace the existing 6th Ward Interceptor Sewer in an effort to protect this critical sewer infrastructure from future flood events. The existing interceptor sewer is an 18 inch sanitary sewer main that is located along the southern bank of the Susquehanna River. The bank has experienced ongoing erosion issues in this location, and the proposed replacement sewer main will be aligned further south of the bank and outside of the 100-year floodplain, where possible. The proposed project involves the installation of approximately 3,800 linear feet of new sewer main between Duke Street and the intersection of Webster Street and Broome Street, including three sewer main extensions along Webster Street. Existing service laterals for several properties along Webster Street will also be extended to the new sewer main. The existing interceptor sewer will be capped and abandoned in place. A new pump station is proposed to be constructed off of Duke Street, outside of the 100-year floodplain. In addition, an existing private sewer main serving the northern end of Home Avenue will be realigned and connected to the new interceptor sewer. The project is located in the City of Binghamton, New York.

Contact: Richard C. David, City of Binghamton. 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 772-7001, E-mail: MayorDavid@cityofbinghamton.com.


Cayuga County - The Town of Sterling Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Boehm Solar Photovoltaic Projects will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Cayuga-Sterling Solar I, LLC and Cayuga-Sterling Solar II, LLC for the installation of two photovoltaic arrays - 2.75 MW and 3.75 MW facilities. The original parcel is to be subdivided to accommodate the arrays using 35 acres total out of 61 acres available. The solar panels are mounted on trackers to maximize the capture of the sun's energy and turn it into electricty delivered to RG&E. Ancillary facilities include pads, converting and storage equipment, gravel access path and perimeter fencing. The project is located at 1253 NYS Route 104A in the Town of Sterling, New York.

Contact: Lisa Somers, Town of Sterling, 1290 NYS Route 104A, Sterling, NY 13156, Phone: (315) 564-7779, E-mail: lsomers2@twcny.rr.com.


Cayuga County - The New York State Office of General Services (NYS OGS), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Ontario REDI Dredging Project - Little Sodus Bay will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the dredging of the federal navigational channel that is operated and maintained by the United State Army Corp of Engineers (US ACE). This proposed effort is being performed to synchronize ongoing federal, state, and local dredging efforts, support local economies, and maintain navigation for recreational and commercial vessels. The federal navigation channel at Little Sodus Bay is one of the 20 dredge sites identified by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for dredging under an initial phase of the Regional Dredging Project through the Resilience and Economic Development Initiative. Up to 10,300 cubic yards (CYs) of material will be mechanically dredged from the approximately 6.3 acre federal navigation channel at Little Sodus Bay to an approximate elevation of 232.3 foot. The material will be placed in dump scows or similar means appropriate for the site conditions and transported to the approximately 13.1 acre placement area in the Lake Ontario littoral drift system where it will be released to support natural longshore sediment transport while minimizing environmental impacts The project is located in Lake Ontario in the Town of Sterling, New York.

Contact: Kristin Sorbaro, NYS OGS, 33 Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 474-0271, E-mail: kristin.sorbaro@ogs.ny.gov.


Madison County - The Madison County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Madison County Office Complex Sanitary Sewer System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Sanitary sewage from the Madison County Office Complex, located in the Village of Wampsville and City of Oneida, is currently treated by a series of septic systems. The County Office Complex includes the County Office Building, Court, Social Services, Health Center, Veteran Services, Sheriff's Department, Correctional Facility, and Highway Garage facilities. Otto Shortell Middle School (part of the Oneida City School District) is also included in the project area. The main septic system that serves the core buildings was constructed in 1996 and has since undergone several upgrades, the most recent in 2017. The existing infrastructure includes five sewer effluent pumps, gravity sewer main, twelve manholes, and a manual bar screen and pump station at the Correctional Facility. The City of Oneida recently extended their sanitary sewer collection infrastructure near the County Office Complex, and Madison County is interested in connecting the County Office Complex to the City's public sewer system at West Elm Street. The proposed project involves the installation of approximately 2,300 linear foot of new gravity sewer main and associated manholes, 1,600 linear foot of new sewer force main, new service laterals to serve the County Office Complex buildings and the Middle School, a new automatic screening facility (to replace the existing manual screening facility at the Correctional Facility), and two new pump stations. In addition, approximately 580 linear foot of Madison County's existing sewer main located between the Health Center and Correctional Facility will be decommissioned. The project is located in the Village of Wampsville and City of Oneida, New York.

Contact: John Becker, Madison County, P.O. Box 635, Wampsville, NY 13163, Phone: (315) 366-2201, E-mail: jbecker@townofsullivan.org.


Positive Declaration and Availability of Draft Scope

Madison County - The Town of Cazenovia Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2021 Application (Treatment) of the Herbicide ProcellaCOR EC to Defined Areas of Cazenovia Lake may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from Town of Cazenovia Town Hall, Gothic Cottage, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035 and on line at: www.townofcazenovia.org.

The action involves the treatment of up to 190 + acres (defined areas) of Cazenovia Lake through the application of the herbicide "ProcellaCOR EC". The treatment is designed to address the increased presence and proliferation of the invasive aquatic plant Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) which had dominated the aquatic plant community in recent years. This action represents a seventh phase of treatment (2021 treatment) and will complement previous treatments of affected areas of the Lake. The project is located on approximately 190 + acres (defined areas) of Cazenovia Lake, in the Town of Cazenovia, New York.

Contact: William Zupan, Town of Cazenovia, Town Hall, 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: 315-655-9213, E-mail: tmcmurtrie@townofcazenovia.org.


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