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ENB - Region 6 Notices

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Oneida

Gary Ramsey

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

(518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact:
Suzanne B. McSherry

APA Project Number:

Project Title:
Gary Ramsey

Bear Creek Road, Town of Forestport, New York

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: June 12, 2008

Project Description: The action involves a new commercial use utilizing a pre-existing 2 bedroom single family dwelling and accessory-use structures. No new buildings are proposed and the business will be operated by the occupants of the dwelling. No employees will be hired. The new commercial use consists of operation of a gun shop, guide service and a non-residential wilderness education school. The gun shop will be operated from two small rooms in the dwelling. The wilderness education program will occur on-site, utilizing a 300 square foot converted tool shed. Other than meeting clients on-site, the guide service activities will be conducted on near-by State lands. Business operations will occur year-round, up to 7-days a week. Monday through Friday hours of operation are proposed to be from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Weekend operations are proposed to be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A maximum of 8 clients will be on-site at any one time, with an average daily total of 4 in spring and summer and 6 in fall and winter. A maximum of six client cars will be parked on the property. No food service or overnight accommodations will be provided on-site. The site is served by an existing individual on-site well water supply and on-site wastewater treatment system installed in 1996. A small (3.5 square foot) unlighted sign will be installed on the garage at the project site's road frontage.

Negative Declaration

Herkimer, Oneida, and St. Lawrence Counties - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of proposed UMP amendment - Vegetation Management Plan - for the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (1996) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed amendment to the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan/EIS (1996) which will set forth the goals, purpose, and methodology for the control of vegetation along this travel corridor under the jurisdiction of the NYS DOT in the Adirondack Park. This vegetation management plan is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT).

The management plan for this travel corridor, adopted and approved in March of 1996, identifies the re-activation of this 119 mile long railroad corridor for rail service as the preferred option. This document only briefly mentions the topic of vegetation management, which is critical to any future proposed use of this travel corridor. In recognition of this shortcoming of the Final Management Plan, this proposed amendment addresses the issue of vegetation management in detail.

Copies of this proposed amendment are available for viewing at the following state offices: NYS DOT, (Utica, Watertown, Schenectady, and Albany ) NYS DEC (Utica, Watertown, Ray Brook, and Warrensburg) and the APA (Ray Brook).

The New York State Department of Transportation will be taking comments for a 45 day comment period. Any questions and comments may be sent to Ray Oram, NYS DOT contact person.

The Vegetation Management Plan amendment applies to all of the Right-of-Way associated with the 119 mile long Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor in the Adirondack Park in the Counties of Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, St. Lawrence.

Contact: Ray M. Oram, NYS DOT, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2771, Fax: (315) 793-2471, E-mail: ROram@gw.dot.state.ny.us.

Positive Declaration

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bog River Complex Draft Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The NYS DEC as lead agency, has prepared a Bog River Complex Draft Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS..

The Department proposes to amend the 2002 Bog River Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (UMP/EIS) to allow for continued public float plane access to Lows Lake, in the Town of Colton, New York, for a limited period of time and subject to a mandatory permit system that will be established through regulation. Permit restrictions would be designed to minimize user conflicts and resource impacts by controlling the frequency, location of and timing of float plane access into Lows Lake. The Department proposes that the annual permit system be maintained for either (i) a period of ten years, or (ii) until such time as the State or any land conservation organization acquires through fee title, easement or other legally enforceable means the riparian rights for motorized access associated with the last major in-holding on Lows Lake (currently owned by the Hiawatha Council of Boy Scouts), whichever occurs first.

Possible adverse impacts are noise and visual impacts associated with continued float plane access to Lows Lake. Mitigation of these impacts will be achieved through permit conditions which will limit the location, frequency and timing of float plane access.

The Bog River Management Area is located in the Towns of Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Colton, and Piercefield, New York.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

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