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ENB - Region 5 Notices 7/30/2008

Public Notice

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Temporary Revocable Permit (TRP) - Adirondack Corvettes, Inc.

Contact Person: Brett Blanchard
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone: (518) 623-1261

Project Location: Town of Lake George

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing a TRP application to allow the Adirondack Corvettes, Inc. to utilize a portion of the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway auxiliary parking lot for a low speed track course with pylons. This would be the 11th consecutive year for this annually held event. It is anticipated that the event will attract 20 - 40 participants, and will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008, to coincide with the dates of the Adirondack Car Show. The activity will not impact the public's ability to access and utilize the facility.

Comments will be accepted until August 6th, 2008.

A copy of the TRP application can be reviewed on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/35382.html or by calling the Department's contact person at: (518) 623-1261.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Warren

Applicant: Richard Eastman
c/o Dan Smith, Esq.
Smith and Simon Attorneys at Law
38 Art Tennyson Road
Chestertown, NY 12817

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Leigh R. Walrath

Project Number: 2008-64

Project Title: Richard Eastman

River Road, Town of Chestertown, New York

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 14, 2008

Project Description: The project is briefly described as an after the fact approval for a junkyard, automobile towing, and auto repair facility. Proposed development includes the construction of fencing around end of life and automobile crushing areas and the construction of a 350 square foot pole barn under which end of life vehicles will be drained of fluids and a cement pad upon which a mobile car crusher will be located. The project site is the location of prior commercial activities, including a pre-existing junkyard, a tavern and an Agency approved a bowling alley. The bowling alley project was never undertaken and the permit authorizing that activity is null and void.

County: Warren

Applicant: New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT)
c/0 Richard Ambuske, Landscape Architecture
Environmental Services Unit
328 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

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

Project Number: 2007-0286

Project Title: New York State Department of Transportation, Region One

Location: NYS Route 149, off NYS Route 9L in the Town of Queensbury, New York

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 14, 2008

Project Description: The project consists of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a 2.5 ± mile section of NYS Route 149 including pavement, clear zone, drainage, safety, guiderail, utility and vertical and horizontal alignment improvements, involving wetlands. The project involves approximately 0.95 acres of wetland impacts due to road realignments, drainage improvements, and culvert extensions. A wetland mitigation project is proposed as part of the project. Approximately 1.9 acres of wetland will be created adjacent to and involving an existing wetland on a parcel of land off NYS Route 9L in an area classified Rural Use. The project involves substantial vegetative cutting and grading along the travel corridor to undertake the proposed improvements.

Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Crestline Sand and Gravel, LLC, Proposed Gravel Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Crestline Sand & Gravel, LLC, proposal to mine sand and gravel from a 10.0 acre Life of Mine Area on a 138.0 acre parcel of land owned by the applicant. It is anticipated that during the initial permit term, 5 acres would be affected in order to provide materials needed for construction projects. Onsite screening, crushing and shredding of material is proposed. Truck traffic will enter the property on the north and exit to NY Route 30 along the south side of the pit. The reclamation objective is to return the land suitable for agricultural production. The project is located on Cannon Corner Road in the Town of Mooers, New York.

Contact: Michael J. McMurray, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Route 86, P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1234, E-mail: dep.r5@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Saratoga County - The Town of Stillwater Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Stillwater Cumulative Impacts of Growth. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on August 6, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Area Community Center located at 19 Palmer Street, Stillwater, NY 12170. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 21, 2008. The Town of Stillwater estimates a total of 4,071 homes, up to 1.2 million square feet of commercial/retail space and 2.6 million square feet of industrial square feet could be constructed in the Town. These figures are in addition to the facilities planned for the recently approved Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC). The Town projects that at least 600 new homes and 150,000 square feet of non-residential development will be constructed over a ten year period (2007-2017) and that this growth may have the potential to adversely impact the Town's infrastructure, recreational facilities, community character, farmland and open space resources. The project is located town wide in the Town of Stillwater, New York.

Contact: Shawn Connelly, Town of Stillwater Town Board, Stillwater Town Hall, P.O. Box 700, Stillwater, NY 12170, Phone: (518) 664-6148.

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