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ENB - Region 5 Notices 7/29/2009

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Clinton

Applicant: Adventure Bound Camps

Contact for Project: Hal Lyons
Camp Chateaugay
233 Gadway Road
Merrill NY 12955

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

APA Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

APA Project Numbers: P2008-231 and P2008-275

Project Title: Adventure Bound Camps

Location: NYS RT 374 and Gadway Road, Towns of Ellenburg and Dannemora, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 13, 2009

Project Description: The action involves expansion of a group camp (Camp Chateaugay) involving two separate properties on the shoreline of Chateaugay Lake, both containing wetlands.

One 3.3 acre vacant parcel is in the Town of Dannemora on NYS RT 374 and has 139 ± feet of shoreline on Chateaugay Lake. The proposal is for after-the-fact permit to use the 3.3 acre parcel with 153 feet of shoreline on Chateaugay Lake for summer group camp uses including: boating, picnicking, swimming, and storage of equipment. Up to 40 persons may be on-site from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Predominate activities will occur off-shore. Occasional overnight tent camping. Porta-potty on-site for sanitary use; no water supply or wastewater disposal on site. Small storage shed and boat rack at shoreline; off-shore dock and moorings for small non-motorized craft. Continued use of a 3 foot by 240 foot wooden boardwalk through the wetland is proposed to provide access between the upland lawn area and shoreline.

The second parcel is 41 ± acres in size, is located in the Town of Ellenburg off Gadway Road and has been operated as a children's summer camp for more than 40 years. This is the main campus and has approximately 1,300 feet of shoreline on Chateaugay Lake. Proposed in this location is an expansion of the group camp by the construction of the following new buildings: Two camper cabins, each 1,200 square feet in size, a 900 square foot fitness center, a 2,000 square foot dance studio, and a 3,200 square foot arts center. Expansion of one camper cabin is proposed. In addition, five new bunkhouses will replace platform tents in the same location. Finally, a single-point discharge wastewater treatment system is proposed to serve the entire campus. The new facilities will allow occupancy of the camp to be increased from 500 persons to a maximum of 600 persons (campers and staff, included).


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The Village of Dannemora, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Facilities Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the improvements to the existing Wastewater Treatment Facility headworks. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has noted safety concerns with the plant's influent pumping station associated with the retrieval of accumulated debris in the pump wet well.

Therefore, improvements include a new headworks facilities with mechanical screening and grit removal equipment, the decommissioning of the existing influent pump station including the removal and disposal of wet well sediments/solids and removal and storage of existing pumps and controls. The controls equipment for non-potable effluent water system will be replaced and the existing equipment will be demolished and disposed of. The project is located on Plant Street in the Town of Saranac, New York.

Contact: Michael Bennett, Village of Dannemora, 121 Emmons Street, Dannemora, NY 12929, Phone: (518) 492-7000.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS and Public Hearing

Hamilton County - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 2008-04 (Town of Inlet). A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on August 12, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall, Inlet, New York. The public hearing will be preceded by an informal information session that will begin at 6:30 p.m. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until September 4, 2009. The DSEIS is available for public review at the Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY. The DSEIS is also posted on the Adirondack Park Agency website: www.apa.state.ny.us.

The action involves a proposed amendment to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map (Map Amendment 2008-04). The proposed map amendment was requested by the Town of Inlet and involves four areas in the Town, totaling 1,913 ± acres. The project is located in theTown of Inlet, New York.

Contact: Matthew Kendall, APA, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050.


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