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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 08/11/2010

Clinton County

Applicant:

Clinton County
137 Margaret St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 -2941

Facility:

Cumberland Head Ferry Dock
838 Cumberland Head Rd
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Application ID:

5-0942-00291/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Plattsburgh, Clinton County


Project Description:

The proposed project involves rehabilition of the existing, southernmost ferry slip and construction of a new ferry slip adjacent to it, to provide a total of three, operational slips at the facility. Using blasting and excavation, approximately 2,300 cubic yards of rock will be removed from below the mean high water level to accommodate the new slip. The material will be utilized as permanent fill elsewhere in the project. A total of 8,694 cubic yards of crushed stone/large rock will be placed below the mean high water level for construction of the bulkhead walls and in front of bulkhead wall No. 1 to protect from ice loading. The project is located at the south end of Cumberland Head on a 6 acre parcel owned by the Lake Champlain Transportation Company. A 0.856 acre area below the mean high water level will be permanently impacted by the project.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Clinton County

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 27, 2010.

Contact:

Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Essex County

Applicant:

Indian Pass Ranch LLC
1936 Saranac Ave Ste 103-303
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Facility:

Indian Pass Ranch Dam
Adirondack Lodge Rd|North Meadow Brook
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Application ID:

5-1540-00352/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

North Elba, Essex County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes rehabilitation of an existing dam, including: construct a new widened spillway crest (75.2' wide, with a weir elevation 951.5' ASL), install a new center pier to protect housing of existing gate controls, replace existing footbridge on top of the dam, install rip rap to stabilize the widened spillway channel area, reconstruction of an existing boulder retaining wall at the north side of the spillway crest, construct a new 30'L x18"H boulder retaining wall along the path (pond embankement) at the north end of the dam, regrout existing spillway apron, install new 100'L concrete retaining wall to replace the old retaining wall on the south end of the spillway, install a thick stone veneer on the spillway surface, replace 24" penstock, install new bypass pipe on the south side, and other associated rehabilitation activities. The proposal also includes temporary dewatering of a 4.2 acre pond via 24" pipe from Adk Loj road bridge to the dam to facilitate excavation of approximately 16,000 cubic yards of accumulated sediment from the pond bottom. Two sediment basins will be installed for dewatering. A permanent silt trap will be created within the pond bottom on the east end to facilitate annual cleaning of accumulated sediments. Project is also under review by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA #2010-88).

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 26, 2010.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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