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ENB Region 6 Notices 6/23/2021

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Issues Final Unit Management Plan (UMP) for Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area

Final UMP Includes New Campground and Recreational Amenities

NYS DEC today announced the finalization of a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area. Once the UMP is implemented, the Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area will be transformed into the only public campground in the southwestern Adirondacks.

"Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area is already a popular spot providing access to outdoor recreation for many visitors," said Randall C. Young, Region 6 Regional Director. "Enhancing the facilities at this location will increase opportunities for recreation at Hinckley and expand the number of people who can enjoy this beautiful location."

Located on the south shore of the 2,880 acre Hinckley Reservoir in Herkimer County, the day use area currently includes a beach, woods, pavilion, spacious lawn, picnic area, and volleyball court. The UMP calls for construction of 150 campsites, a boat launch, miles of hiking and biking trails, access and loop roads, and a comfort station. These amenities will help bolster the local mountain biking hub and provide additional natural resource-based tourism and economic growth to the area.

Read more about the plans to enhance recreation at Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area on NYS DEC's website at: Copies of the final plan are also available on computer disc and may be obtained by calling (518) 457-2500 or by contacting Josh Houghton, NYS DEC - Division of Operations, Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, E-mail:

Contact: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC - Division of Operations, Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The City of Oneida, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Glenmore Water Treatment Plant Clear Well Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The City of Oneida owns and operates the Glenmore Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which supplies the City and surrounding municipalities with drinking water. The Glenmore WTP's existing clear well is 40 years old and recently underwent emergency repairs to correct leakage due to age and deterioration. The clear well provides chlorine contact time for pathogen inactivation before water is distributed to residents, and is therefore a critical component of the WTP. Although structurally sound, the clear well is in need of comprehensive rehabilitation. The existing clear well and transmission system does not provide adequate chlorine contact time under all operating conditions. Furthermore, the Recommended Standards for Water Works (Ten States Standards) requires redundant clear wells at WTPs. Single clear wells must be partitioned into at least two compartments. The existing clear well at the Glenmore WTP is not partitioned, and the WTP currently does not have clear well redundancy. The City is proposing to rehabilitate the existing clear well and construct a new, 0.5 million gallon baffled clear well at the plant in order to provide sufficient clear well capacity and redundancy at the WTP. The project is located on Glenmore Road in the Town of Annsville, New York.

Contact: Helen Acker, City of Oneida, 109 North Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, Phone: (315) 361-1921, E-mail:

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