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ENB - Region 5 Notices 12/30/2009

Public Notice

Proposed Modification and Re-issuance of Region 5 General Permits

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 proposes to modify and re-issue three region-wide General Permits (GPs) for groups of activities regulated under Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 15, Title 5 (Protection of Waters) and Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands). Based upon five years of successful implementation, staff has again concluded that there will be no significant environmental impact to the Region's terrestrial and aquatic resources when the activities are conducted in accordance with conditions contained in the GPs, and a State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Negative Declaration has been prepared for each GP.

As before, one GP will be available for use by the eight (8) County Soil and Water Conservation District offices in Region 5, which further advances the NYS DEC/District partnership for resource protection by enabling District offices to provide municipalities and the public with assistance and oversight for projects requiring their specialized technical abilities.

Two GPs will be utilized by NYS DEC staff to reduce the need for repetitive project reviews for routine activities. Use and Protection of Waters GP is a result of combining the former Navigable Waters GP with the former Stream Disturbance GP. The proposed Freshwater Wetlands Permit will be re-issued as it was formerly issued. There are no additions to the authorized activities proposed from that of the previously issued GPs - rather, a few activities have been removed and conditions have been added. A project subject to these two GPs would only be authorized after staff determines that the proposal will meet permit issuance standards contained in the implementing regulations, 6 NYCRR Parts 608 and 663, respectively. Specifically, the GPs will authorize the following: Use and Protection of Waters GP - single culvert installations, single-span bridges, utility lines, cables, conduits or intake pipes, limited unconsolidated stone or rip rap bank and shoreline stabilization, timber cribs, pea gravel placement, utility lines, cables, conduits or intake pipes, maintenance dredging; Freshwater Wetland GP - new non-wetland single family residences and related facilities, underground utility cables, conduits or overhead utility cables, single culverts, residential driveways, existing structure expansion, and structures in existing impacted areas. All GPs will authorize the maintenance, repair, replacement, or minor modification of existing structures.

This renewal and modification is part of a continuing, successful effort to enable NYS DEC staff to focus on large, complex, environmentally significant projects requiring more substantive review, oversight and enforcement. Comments will be accepted until January 27, 2010.

Please direct comments and questions to: Marc Migliore, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-office, 232 Hudson St., P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220, Phone: (518) 623-1285, E-mail: msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Chattie B. Van Wert

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

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2009-96

Project Title: Chattie B. Van Wert

Location: Lower Road in the Town of Ticonderoga, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: January 14, 2009

Project Description: The applicant is seeking approval for a three lot subdivision involving wetlands and the construction of one new single-family dwelling with on-site water supply and on-site wastewater treatment systems. The proposed subdivision will create a vacant 5.7 ± acre lot (Lot 1) to be conveyed as a non-building lot to an adjoining landowner, a 5.75 ± acre lot (Lot 2) containing existing residential development, and a 17.5 ± acre shoreline parcel (Lot 3) containing 2,350 ± feet of shoreline on Lake Champlain to be improved by the construction of one new single-family dwelling with on-site water supply and on-site wastewater treatment systems.


County: Essex

Applicant: Jean Zaleckas

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 Number: P2009-103

Project Title: Jean Zaleckas

Location: Mossy Point Road and Black Point Road in the Town of Ticonderoga, New York

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: January 14, 2009

Project Description: The action involves a four-lot residential subdivision of 12.12 acres involving wetlands for the conveyance of one non-building lot to adjoining landowner and for construction of three single family dwellings to be served by individual wells and municipal wastewater system. No wetlands will be filled as a result of the project.


County: Franklin

Applicant: Hans and Pamela Michielen

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

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2009-287

Project Title: Hans and Pamela Michielen

Location: 8089 New York State Route 3 in Vermontville, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: January 14, 2009

Project Description: The applicants are seeking approval for a new commercial use involving an Recreational Vehicle (RV) dealership specializing in small campers (24 feet and less) including hard side (tow-behind and 5th wheel) and pop-up campers. In addition to the RV sales area, there will be a small store offering RV supplies, repair items, and miscellaneous camping items. The commercial use will not sell large campers greater than 28 feet in length, nor will it offer Class A, B, or C motor homes.


County: Franklin

Applicant: Montgomery Court, Inc.
c/o Neil Hopkins
31 Bayside Drive
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2009-286

Project Title: Montgomery Court, Inc.

Location: Ampersand Bay in Lower Saranac Lake, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: January 14, 2009

Project Description: The applicant is seeking approval for a proposed boathouse reconstruction and marina expansion involving lands under water owned by the State of New York. The project is jurisdictional pursuant to previous permit condition, and involves the shoreline of Lower Saranac Lake. The proposed project involves the demolition of the existing 2,584 ± square foot boathouse (twelve boat slips) and construction of a new 3,224 ± square foot boathouse (nine boat slips), for a total expansion of 640 ± square feet of new boathouse attached to an existing commercial use. The new boathouse will extend westward approximately 18 ± feet further into Lower Saranac Lake and expanded approximately 8 ± feet northward.


Negative Declaration

Essex County - The Town of Westport, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to the Land Use Law of the Town of Westport will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a series of Amendments to an Adirondack Park Agency approved land use program. More specifically the Land Use Law of the Town of Westport. Among the amendments proposed are:

  • Add new uses - Accessory Apartment, Guest Cottage, Hunting and Fishing Cabins, Industrial Spring/Well, Self-storage Facility Water Bottling Facility and Light Commercial in the Village Industrial Zone.
  • Revision of the home occupation definition in the Hamlet.
  • Revision of Subdivision calculation and recording.
  • Addition of a gift, devise and inheritance provision.
  • Revise intensity designations.

The project is located throughout the Town of Westport, New York.

Contact: Daniel W. Connell, Town of Westport, 22 Champlain Avenue, Westport, NY 12993, Phone: (518) 962-4419, E-mail: supervisor@westportny.net.



Hamilton County - The Town of Long Lake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water District #2 Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of new public water system infrastructure to address certain deficiencies with the existing Water District #2 municipal water system. The elements of the project include replacement of the Route 28N main consisting of installation of 9,500 feet of 8 inch ductile pipe, construction of a 500,000 gallon ground-level water storage tank and associated inlet/outlet piping, installation of three new packaged booster pump stations to replace existing below-grade booster pump systems, development of a water supply well field at the Bissell Pit site with associated piping and treatment facilities, and aquisition of 50 acres of land from the Nature Conservancy on Tarbell Hill Road for development of a second well field and associated piping and treatment facilities. The project is located in the Town of Long Lake, New York.

Contact: Cynthia Thompson, Town of Long Lake, P.O. Box 307, Long Lake, NY 12847, Phone: (518) 624-3001, E-mail: llsuper@frontiernet.net.


Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton and Warren Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2009 State Land Classification Proposal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Please take notice that five public hearings will be held by the Adirondack Park Agency pursuant to Section 816 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act to classify or reclassify certain State lands within the Adirondack Park. The action involves 91 State land classification proposals totaling approximately 31,056 acres and four (4) State land reclassification proposals totaling an estimated 465 acres. Total acreage involved in the action is approximately 31,524 acres.

The proposed action involves only the classification or reclassification of State lands according to the provisions of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. This action does not authorize the development of new structures or improvements without prior SEQRA assessment by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and/or the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). More detailed maps, tables and narrative describing the proposed action, may be obtained at the Adirondack Park Agency. The same materials are available from the Adirondack Park Agency's website at: www.apa.state.ny.us.

The purpose of the hearings is to afford an opportunity for public comment. Any person may present an oral or written statement in regard to the proposed classifications or reclassifications. Written comments will be accepted through March 19, 2010. Description of the proposed action can be found on the Adirondack Park Agency's website at: www.apa.state.ny.us or at the Adirondack Park Agency's headquarters in Ray Brook.

The proposed Public Hearings will be held according to the following schedule and locations:

Date: January 25, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Fire Hall
5635 Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852

Date: January 27, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Park Avenue Building
183 Park Avenue
Old Forge, NY 13420

Date: January 28, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Saranac Town Hall
3662 Route 3
Saranac, NY 12981

Date: February 2, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Lawrence County Human Services Center
80 State Highway 310
Canton, NY 13617

Date: February 5, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservaiton
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

The classification proposals involve lands in ten (10) counties including: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, and Warren all in New York State.

Contact: Richard Weber, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99 Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050.




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