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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications


County: Herkimer, Oneida and St. Lawrence

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT)

Applicant: NYS DOT
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2008-0018

Project Title: New York State Department of Transportation

Location: Remsen to Lake Placid Railroad corridor in the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Santa Clara, Altamont, Piercefield, Long Lake, Webb and Forestport, in the counties of Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence, Hamilton, Herkimer and Oneida, New York


For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: May 29, 2008

Project Description: The action involves mowing, brush cutting, tree removals and herbicide application along The Remsen to the Lake Placid Travel Corridor in order to maintain vegetation control for current and future rail service and trail development and maintenance, involving wetlands and state lands under the jurisdiction of NYS DOT. Vegetation management of the corridor was previously approved by the Agency in permits 98-108 and 98-108R. Minor changes to the vegetation management of the corridor are proposed as part of this project. No new herbicides are proposed to be used for vegetation management other than those previously approved, at this time. All herbicides will be applied in strict compliance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) labels. The vegetation management plan is subject to the Remsen/Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan. NYS DOT and NYS DEC have proposed an amendment to the plan for vegetative management of the corridor in conjunction with this project. The Agency is reviewing concurrently the proposed vegetation management amendment to the Travel Corridor Final Management Plan for compliance with the State Land Master Plan and will make a determination separate from this project.


Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The City of Rome, NY Rome Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Planned Development District Classification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Planned Development District categories which will allow for more flexible new development not limited by the strict application of the code. These categories will encourage flexibilty in design and development. The project is located throughout the City of Rome, New York.

Contact: City of Rome Common Council, 198 North Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUCF Project 23167, Convocation Athletic Recreation Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 143,000 square foot athletic recreation facility including a field house, fitness center, swimming pool and ice rink with offices, storage and support facilities. The project is located on the State University of New York (SUNY) Canton campus at 34 Cornell Drive in Canton, New York .

Contact: Margaret McSorley, State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, Phone: (518) 689-2591.



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