NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing Search all of NY.gov
D E C banner
D E C banner

ENB - Region 5 Notices 09/29/2010

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Cold Spring Granite Company
Attention: Don Scheele
Lake Placid Blue Quarry
17482 Granite West Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320

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

APA Contact: Tom Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2009-0246

Project Title: Cold Spring Granite Company

Location: Southeast side of Route 9 in the Town of Jay, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 6, 2010

Project Description: Concerns a property classified Industrial Use by the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map located between Carey Road and Stickney Bridge Road on the southeast side of Route 9N (east side of the river) in the Town of Jay, known as the "Blue Quarry". The Agency received an application on October 8, 2009 for the Blue Quarry proposed in the Town of Jay, Essex County, on or near NY Route 9N. The proposed project is approximately 3.25 miles north of the intersection between Route 86 and Route 9N.

Both mineral extractions were in existence prior to the August 1, 1973 effective date of the Park Plan and mining operations are ongoing. An Agency permit is required for both projects pursuant to Section 810(1)(f)(1) and (8) of the APA Act (Executive Law, Article 27) due to post-1973 expansions at each mine by more than 25% of the total ground surface area disturbed. APA Project Permit 2008-229 was granted on September 14, 2009 for an expansion of the quarrying, production plant, maintenance and sales activities at the Green Quarry (other than rock crushing), from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the spring and summer; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the fall and winter. The sponsor proposes an operating permit to allow expansion of the Blue Quarry plus the addition of crushing at the Green Quarry.

Continuous, 24-hour wire sawing operations are probable at each location for several weeks at a time, initiated periodically throughout the year. Blasting operations specifically, are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., year-round at both locations.

Rock breaking to create a size of rock that allows crushing is proposed at both quarries and rock crushing is proposed solely at the Green Quarry on the west side of NYS Route 9N. The grout (non-dimensional stone) will be transported from the Blue Quarry to the Green Quarry in trucks.

No crushing is proposed to occur at the Green Quarry during the summer months; and crushing during spring and fall is proposed to occur from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm up to a maximum of 80 days per year. The proposed crushing area will be located within the confines of a combination of grout piles and stone block walls to mitigate off-site noise impacts.

Breaking of grout at the Blue Quarry is proposed to occur between March and December, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. up to a maximum of 40 days per year. No breaking is proposed at the Green Quarry during the summer months and breaking is proposed for a maximum of 60 days per year; and no breaking will occur during crushing operations.


County: Essex

Applicant: Cold Spring Granite Company
Attention: Don Scheele
Lake Placid Blue Quarry
17482 Granite West Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320

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

APA Contact: Tom Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2009-0279

Project Title: Cold Spring Granite Company

Location: Northwest side of Route 9 in the Town of Jay, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 6, 2010

Project Description: Concerns a property classified Industrial Use and Low Intensity Use nearby the first project, but on the northwest side of Route 9N (west side of the river), known as the "Green Quarry." The Agency received an application on November 24, 2009 for the "Green" Quarry proposed in the Town of Jay, Essex County, on or near NY Route 9N. The proposed project is approximately 3.25 miles north of the intersection between Route 86 and Route 9N.

Both mineral extractions were in existence prior to the August 1, 1973 effective date of the Park Plan and mining operations are ongoing. An Agency permit is required for both projects pursuant to Section 810(1)(f)(1) and (8) of the APA Act (Executive Law, Article 27) due to post-1973 expansions at each mine by more than 25% of the total ground surface area disturbed. APA Project Permit 2008-229 was granted on September 14, 2009 for an expansion of the quarrying, production plant, maintenance and sales activities at the Green Quarry (other than rock crushing), from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the spring and summer; and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the fall and winter. The sponsor proposes an operating permit to allow expansion of the Blue Quarry plus the addition of crushing at the Green Quarry.

Continuous, 24-hour wire sawing operations are probable at each location for several weeks at a time, initiated periodically throughout the year. Blasting operations specifically, are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., year-round at both locations.

Rock breaking to create a size of rock that allows crushing is proposed at both quarries and rock crushing is proposed solely at the Green Quarry on the west side of NYS Route 9N. The grout (non-dimensional stone) will be transported from the Blue Quarry to the Green Quarry in trucks.

No crushing is proposed to occur at the Green Quarry during the summer months; and crushing during spring and fall is proposed to occur from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm up to a maximum of 80 days per year. The proposed crushing area will be located within the confines of a combination of grout piles and stone block walls to mitigate off-site noise impacts.

Breaking of grout at the Blue Quarry is proposed to occur between March and December, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. up to a maximum of 40 days per year. No breaking is proposed at the Green Quarry during the summer months and breaking is proposed for a maximum of 60 days per year; and no breaking will occur during crushing operations.


County: Washington

Applicant: Charles Friedman Excavating, Inc.
54 North Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

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: P2009-210

Project Title: Charles Friedman Excavating, Inc.

Location: 1011 County Route 16 in Fort Ann, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 14, 2010

Project Description: The action involves a commercial sand and gravel extraction involving 25.1 ± acres (Phase 1), and 53.9 ± acres over the four-phase, 40-year, life of mine.

The mine was established in 1966 and has since been operated continuously. At some point in time, the mine expanded to the extent that it exceeded the 25% jurisdictional threshold for Agency jurisdiction. The 25% expansion is measured by either volumes of material excavated or surface area disturbed. In 2007, the Agency discovered that since May 22, 1973, the enactment date of the APA Act, the mine's surface area disturbance had increased from 3.3 ± acres to approximately 21 acres without the required Agency permit. The Agency is reviewing that expansion, after-the-fact, pursuant to a settlement agreement for Enforcement Case E2007-34.

In addition, the project includes a proposed overall mining plan for the 40-year life-of-mine, involving 53.9 ± acres, in total. The plan calls for excavation, processing and trucking at the same rate that has occurred for the last 5 years, specifically: production of 52,000 cubic yards sand and gravel on average per year and a maximum of 100,000 cubic yards per year; an average of 35 to 40 truck trips, and a maximum of 105 daily truck trips daily (trips are loaded trucks); and screening and washing of materials on-site. The mine will operate from March through December with proposed hours of operation to be Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays 6:00 a.m. to Noon, and no operations on Sundays or Holidays. Reclamation will be an on-going process.

An Agency permit, if issued, would authorize operations for a 5-year term, concurrent with any permit issued by the New York State Department of Conservation.

As proposed by the applicant, the project would not increase the existing rate of extraction or the existing truck traffic associated with this operation based on levels of mine operations on-going since 2005.

In addition, there is no proposal currently for blasting/hard rock mining, a component of an earlier proposal which has been withdrawn by the applicant.

The closest distance from the excavation to the nearest residence is 550 feet. While the Agency must consider all traffic impacts associated with this project, the existing environmental setting includes truck traffic generated by other mining activity in the region which is not part of this project.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cumberland Head Fire Station Site Plan 2010 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to add a new 5,790 ± square foot, 2 story addition with 4 new truck bays to the existing 3,200 ± square foot fire station facility. The project will require a variance for a deficiency in front yard setback. The project is located near Plattsburgh Bay, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark, on Fire House Lane in the Town of Plattsburgh, New York.

Contact: Philip E. Von Bergen, Town of Plattsburgh, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, Phone: (518) 562-6850, E-mail: philv@townofplattsburgh.com.


Franklin County - The New York State Public Service Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of Gas Distribution Lines and Service Lines will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of gas distribution lines and service lines by St. Lawrence Gas Company, Inc. in the municipalities listed below. The project area covers a total of 6,219 acres and specific acreage figures for the eight distribution areas are given in the Environmental Assessment Form submitted with the Petition. The project is located in the Towns of Brasher, Lawrence, and Stockholm in St. Lawrence County and the Towns of Bangor, Burke, Chateaugay, Malone and Moira and the Villages of Brushton, Burke, Chateaugay, and Malone in Franklin County, New York.

Contact: David Macks, New York State Public Service Commission, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223, Phone: (518) 474-1613.


Washington County - The Village Board of the Village of Hudson Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2010 - Amendment to Chapter 215 "Zoning," Sections 215-59 "Clear zone" and 215-60 "Fences" of the Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment of the fencing regulations of the Village of Hudson Falls. The project is located throughout the Village of Hudson Falls, New York.

Contact: Ellen M. Brayman, Village of Hudson Falls, Village Hall, 220 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839, Phone: (518) 747-5426.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 2010-03. The Final SEIS is available on the Adirondack Park Agency website: www.apa.state.ny.us. The action involves an amendment to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map (MA2010-03) in the Town of Westport, Essex County. The map amendment was requested by the Darlene Gough, a land owner. The map amendment area is located south of NYS Route 22, east of Church Lane and north of the Bouquet River, in the community of Wadhams, New York. This map amendment will reclassify approximately 21 acres of land from Resource Management to Hamlet.

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



  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions