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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/22/2009

Negative Declaration

Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit 2009G-1 Installation of Certain New Small-Scale Wind Turbines will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed general permit would authorize the installation of certain sized new small-scale wind turbines and wind-monitoring masts for residential and small business use where such structures are of a design, size, location and color to blend with background vegetation, other landscape features or existing structures so as to be "substantially invisible" consistent with the APA's "Policy on Agency Review of Proposals for New Telecommunications Towers and Other Tall Structures in the Adirondack Park" (Towers Policy).

This general permit does not apply to projects that involve any other proposed APA-jurisdictional activities requiring APA approval or to projects intended to be located within certain critical environmental areas or to commercial wind farms.

These projects would be jurisdictional as Class A regional projects identified in §810 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act as a "structure in excess of forty feet in height".

In order to utilize the general permit, the Project Sponsor(s) must submit to APA a completed and signed application with all required attachments. APA staff will review the application for completeness, conduct a preliminary visual impact assessment and a site visit, and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of the general permit. The APA's Deputy Director (Regulatory Programs) would determine whether the project as proposed adequately conforms to certain eligibility and approval criteria and, if so, would issue a Certification authorizing the project with certain terms and conditions. If the required legal findings could not be made, then an individual major permit application will be required. The Certification would need to be recorded by the Project Sponsor in the County Clerk's Office.

If approved by the APA Board, this general permit would be in effect for five years from the date of issuance unless otherwise revoked or modified by the APA.

Full copies of the proposed general permit, application and certification forms can be found on the APA website: www.apa.state.ny.us

For Adirondack Park Agency the comment periond ends on May 22, 2009. The general permit will be effect in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park Blue Line: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, New York.

Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger, APA, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050.


Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit 2009G-2 Structural Stabilization of Shorelines as Watershed Management Projects or Involving Wetlands will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed general permit would authorize the placement of vegetated rip rap, vegetated gabion walls or mattresses, vegetated cribbing or vegetated slope-toe boulders (also generally referred to as shoreline stabilization structures) along the shorelines of navigable water bodies throughout the Adirondack Park to protect them from and to prevent erosion, to prevent slumping, subsidence, and other mass wasting events, and to restore them to natural stable conditions as described herein. This authorization shall be given only after the project sponsor has demonstrated that other non-structural methods of shoreline stabilization will be ineffective.

The projects would be jurisdictional to the APA as a "watershed management project" [EL Article 27 §802(67)] which requires a permit from the Adirondack Park Agency, unless a permit is required from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, or if the project involves wetlands and is a "regulated activity" [9 NYCRR §578.3(n)(1)].

In order to utilize the general permit, the Project Sponsor(s) must submit to the APA a completed and signed "Application and Certification" form with all required attachments. APA staff will review the application for completeness, conduct a site visit if determined by APA staff to be necessary, and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of this general permit. If approvable, an authorized APA Representative will sign the combined Application and Certification form and return it to the applicant by certified mail. The Certification will be issued with conditions and would need to be recorded by the Project Sponsor in the County Clerk's Office.

If approved by the APA Board, this general permit would be in effect for five years from the date of issuance unless otherwise revoked or modified by the APA.

Full copies of the proposed general permit and application/certification forms can be found on the APA website: www.apa.state.ny.us

For Adirondack Park Agency the comment periond ends on May 22, 2009. The general permit will be effect in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park Blue Line: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, New York.

Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger, APA, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050.


Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit 2009G-3 Residential Subdivisions Involving Regulated Wetlands will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This general permit allows for an expedited review process to authorize a residential subdivision involving a regulated wetland activity as defined in Sections 570.3(o) and 578.3(n)(3) of APA regulations. For subdivision, a regulated activity includes any proposed lot which contains wetlands (including the parcel proposed for the subdivision road) and any proposed lot adjoining such wetland lot, and all land use and development related to such lots.

In order to utilize the general permit, the Project Sponsor(s) must submit to APA a completed and signed application with all required attachments. In order to be eligible for a Certification issued pursuant to this general permit, all of the following requirements and criteria must be met. The burden is on the project sponsor to demonstrate compliance with this section.

(1) In accord with the application requirements, a subdivision map must be submitted;

(2) All proposed development (except driveways and roads) will occur more than 100 feet from the wetland boundary and on natural slopes less than 15% as demonstrated by appropriate site plans; and

(3) All subdivision roads and driveways must be located at least 50 feet from the wetland and on natural slopes less than 15%; and

(4) All non-wetland areas of each lot must be able to be reached by an access road which does not require a wetland crossing and which will not cause adverse wetland impacts, unless such non-wetland areas are designated on the map and by deed covenant to be non-development areas; and

(5) If any proposed lot contains a lawfully existing principal building(s), the lot(s) must meet this criteria: the onsite water supply and waste water treatment systems for the principal building must be located on the proposed lot containing that principal building and there must be identified on that lot an adequate replacement site for the on-site wastewater treatment system which site is located at least 100 feet from the wetland and 100 feet from all existing potable water supplies; and

(6) A detailed site plan and technical information regarding on site waste water treatments systems and water supply must be provided, as specified in the required application.

(7) All permanent structures must be setback at least 20 feet from any property line.

Based on a review of the application materials and a site visit by APA staff, the APA's Deputy Director (Regulatory Programs) would determine whether the project as proposed adequately conforms to certain eligibility and approval criteria and, if so, will issue an individual Certification. The Deputy Director will have the authority to deny the Certification if the required legal findings cannot be made. In such case, an individual major permit application will be required. The Certification will be issued with conditions and would need to be recorded by the Project Sponsor in the County Clerk's Office.

If approved by the APA Board, this general permit would be in effect for five years from the date of issuance unless otherwise revoked or modified by APA.

Full copies of the proposed general permit, application and certification forms can be found on the APA website: www.apa.state.ny.us.

For Adirondack Park Agency the comment periond ends on May 22, 2009. The general permit will be effect in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park Blue Line: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, New York.

Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger, APA, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050.


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