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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/17/2010

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications and Public Hearing

County: Essex

Applicant: Velez Marine
PO Box 483
Williston, VT 05495

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

APA Contact: Colleen C. Parker

APA Project Number: 2010-0189

Project Title: Velez Marine

Location: On or near Valez Lane in the Village of Port Henry, Town of Moriah, on the shoreline of Lake Champlain, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 2, 2010

Public Hearing: Date: November 30, 2010
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Moriah Town Office
38 Park Place
Port Henry, New York

Project Description: Requests for the following structures/activities, which all require variances pursuant §806 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act:

1) Filling and expanding 4 sunken barges to create expanded breakwaters;
2) Filling a marine railway to reestablish the natural shoreline;
3) Removing more than 30% of the trees six inches or more in diameter at breast height within 35 feet of the mean high water mark;
4) Replacing a preexisting shoreline retaining wall, with a new wall which is approximately 2 foot higher than the existing wall;
5) Installing a 16 foot x 200 foot "Wave Attenuator";
6) Replacing a preexisting 1,278 square foot single-lane boat ramp with a 1,758 square foot two-lane boat ramp;
7) Construct an ADA compliant gangway which exceeds 100 square feet in size;
8) Construct a gangway/stair structure larger than 100 square feet in (combined) size; and
9) Construct a 12 foot wide dock at the "Hauling & Launching Area"


County: Warren

Applicant: Steven and Carolyn Lofgren
Krystal Chrysler
4488 State Route 9
Warrensburg, NY 12885

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

APA Contact: Tracy J. Darrah

APA Project Number: 2010-273

Project Title: Steven and Carolyn Lofgren

Location: NYS Route 9 in the Town of Warrensburg, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 2, 2010

Public Hearing: Date: November 30, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Warrensburg Town Hall

Project Description: The action involves a variance to the "Standards for Signs Associated with Projects" (9 NYCRR Appendix Q-3) for the placement of new signage that will project approximately 4.4 feet from the eaves of the roof of the existing service area of the new and used car dealership building.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Warren

Applicant: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower - Horicon

Contact Person for Project: Jacqueline Phillips Murray, Esq.
The Murray Law Firm, PLLC
10 Maxwell Drive, Suite 100
Clifton Park, NY 12065

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: 2010-197

Project Title: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower - Horicon

Location: East Schroon River Road in the Town of Horicon, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 2, 2010

Project Description: The project is a subdivision into sites involving the lease of a 100 foot by 100 foot parcel for the construction of a new 65 foot tall above existing ground level (AGL) telecommunications tower within a 50 foot by 90 foot fenced-in equipment compound. The compound will be located 550 ± feet south of East Schroon River Road. The tower will be painted a dark charcoal gray or black with a non-reflective flat or matte finish. A vegetative "no cutting" easement will protect trees in the vicinity of the proposed tower.

Within the fenced-in equipment compound, AT&T Mobility - Upstate NY is proposing to install six panel antennas on the tower (with future co-location of three additional panel antennas at the same height) and construct an 11.5 foot x 20 foot equipment shelter along with a backup generator. Access to the facility will be along an existing woods road which will be upgraded to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Underground utilities will be located along the edge of the access road. The proposed tower can potentially accommodate room for a second carrier on the tower and within the compound.


County: Warren

Applicant: National Grid

Contact Person for Project: Michael Sherman
Environmental Services A-3
300 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13202

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

APA Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2010-0225

Project Title: National Grid

Location: Palisades Road (County Route 26) in the Town of Horicon, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 2, 2010

Project Description: The installation of approximately 3,500 feet of new utility poles and lines within the right-of-way of Palisades Road (Warren County Route 26) and upgrading the line from a 4.8 Kv to a 13.2 Kv distribution line. The relocation of the distribution line will allow for the removal of approximately 3,800 feet of "back lot" distribution line along the shoreline of Brant Lake and 4,200 feet of "back lot" distribution line that runs between Bent Lee Farm Road and Camp Read Road, (aka - Curtis Road). Approximately 2,920 feet of the new line will be within 1/8 mile of State lands which are classified Wilderness pursuant to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Within 1/8 mile of lands classified Wilderness is a critical environmental area. Three pole anchors will be installed within the boundaries of a wetland and two poles and wires will be removed from a wetland.


County: Washington

Applicant: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower - Dresden

Contact Person for Project: Jacqueline Phillips Murray, Esq.
The Murray Law Firm, PLLC
10 Maxwell Drive, Suite 100
Clifton Park, NY 12065

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: 2010-104

Project Title: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower - Dresden

Location: 1 Deer Run Way in Hullett's Landing, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 2, 2010

Project Description: The project is a subdivision into sites involving the lease of a 75 foot by 75 foot parcel for the construction of a new 90 foot tall above existing ground level (AGL) telecommunications tower within a 60 foot by 60 foot fenced-in equipment compound. The compound will be located 800 ± feet south of County Road 6. The tower will be painted a dark charcoal gray or black with a non-reflective flat or matte finish. A vegetative "no cutting" easement will protect trees in the vicinity of the proposed tower.

Within the fenced-in equipment compound, AT&T Mobility - Upstate NY is proposing to install six panel antennas on the tower (with future co-location of three additional panel antennas at the same height) and construct an 11.5 foot x 20 foot equipment shelter along with a backup generator. Access to the facility will be along an existing woods road which will be upgraded to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Underground utilities will be located along the edge of the access road. The proposed tower can potentially accommodate room for a second and third carrier on both within the compound and on the tower.


Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: Thalia and Lonny Chase
J & D Marina LLC
2546 Route 9 L
Queensbury, NY 12804

Office: Lake George Park Commission (LPGC)
Box 749
Lake George, NY 12845

LPGC Contact: Molly Gallagher

Application Number: 5234-52-10

Application Type: M1 MOD Major Class A Marina

Location: Warner Bay in the Town of Queensbury, New York.

Comment Period Ends: November 20, 2010

Project Description: Modify a Class A Marina to add winter boat storage for up to 8 vessels in a garage on a parcel across the street from the marina. Revised 11/5 to add outdoor winter storage for up to 200 vessels.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The Town of Ellenburg Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Marble River Wind Farm will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Ellenburg Town Board's consideration of the modifications to the Marble River Wind Farm pursuant to the Town's Wind Energy Facilities Law. Previously, the Towns of Clinton and Ellenburg as joint Lead Agencies reviewed the Draft EIS, Supplemental EIS and Final EIS. On April 15, 2008, the Towns of Clinton and Ellenburg issued a Joint Statement of Findings and Decision as required by SEQRA, concluding, among other things, that the project is consistent with social, economic, and other essential considerations from among the reasonable alternatives available; the respective Town approval actions avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and that adverse environmental impacts will be avoided or minimized to the maximum extent practicable by incorporation as conditions to the permits or agreements, those mitigating measures which were identified as practicable. On the basis of the SEQRA Record and the Town's Findings, the Town of Ellenburg issued Marble River a Special Use Permit on June 18, 2008. (The original approved project is referred to as the "Approved Project" to distinguish from the "Modified Project" that is the subject to the current "action").

The applicant proposes the following modifications to the Project:

• A change in the model of turbine from a Suzlon 888 with a capacity of 2.1 MW to a Vestas V112 which has a capacity of 3.0 MW.
• A reduction in the number of turbines from 109 to 74.
• A decrease in the project area from 17,000 acres, to approximately 11,500 acres.
• A decrease in the length of proposed access roads.
• A decrease in the length of underground electrical collection lines and minor modifications in the routing of these lines.
• The removal of all 13.6 miles of overhead electrical collection lines.
• A minor modification of the location of Turbines 91, 96S, 4A, 50, 56, and 161 due to change in turbine model.
• An increase in the overall height of the turbine from 407 to 492 feet.

The predominant modification to the Project is the use of a Vestas V112 turbine rather than the previously permitted Suzlon 888 turbine. The proposed modifications to the Project would consolidate and reduce the Project size, and enhance Project efficiency in order to maintain anticipated electricity production levels, in a manner that will avoid any additional adverse impacts as compared to the Approved Project. In fact, the proposed modifications will further avoid or reduce impacts that would have resulted from the Approved Project. In support of the application, Marble River submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) that summarized the modifications to the project and assessed whether those changes from the Approved Project had the potential to cause a significant impact on the environment.

Largely, the remaining turbines within the Project location have not changed from the Approved Project. As described in the Approved Project SEQRA record (section 2.4 of the DEIS), the Project will be located in the Towns of Clinton and Ellenburg, New York. The Project area is located on the Churubusco plateau, generally around the Hamlet of Churubusco, in the Town of Clinton, New York. The southern boundary of the Project area runs east to west 1 mile north of the village of Ellenburg Center in Ellenburg, New York. The northern boundary of the Project area runs east to west approximately 500 feet south of the Canadian border. The Site is located on a plateau with limited relief in topography. Site elevations range from 800 feet above mean sea level in the northern portion of the site and 1,640 feet mean sea level in the southern portion of the site. Brandy Brook, Crystal Creek and the English River drain the eastern portion of the Site. Tributaries to the Great Chazy River drain the southern portion of the Site and Hinchinbrook, Dry Brook and the Marble River drain the western portion of the Site.

Highways that bisect include US 11 and State Highways 189 and 190. Major local roads including Frontier Road, Liberty Pole Road, Merchia Road, Whalen Road, Looby Road, Lagree Road, Campbell Road, Gagnier Road, Brandy Brook Road, Patnode Road, Sancomb Road, Ryan Number 5 Road, Bohon Road, Clinton Mills Road, and Jones Road and seasonal use roads including Robare Pond Road, Patnode, Swamp Road, and Jones Road occur within the Project boundaries.

Contact: Daniel Spitzer, 140 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 856-4000.


Clinton County - The Town of Clinton Wind Energy Facilities Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Marble River Wind Farm will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Clinton Wind Energy Facilities Planning Board's consideration of the modifications to the Marble River Wind Farm pursuant to the Town's Wind Energy Facilities Law. Previously, the Towns of Clinton and Ellenburg as joint Lead Agencies reviewed the Draft EIS, Supplemental EIS and Final EIS. On April 15, 2008, the Towns of Clinton and Ellenburg issued a Joint Statement of Findings and Decision as required by SEQRA, concluding, among other things, that the project is consistent with social, economic, and other essential considerations from among the reasonable alternatives available; the respective Town approval actions avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and that adverse environmental impacts will be avoided or minimized to the maximum extent practicable by incorporation as conditions to the permits or agreements, those mitigating measures which were identified as practicable. On the basis of the SEQRA Record and the Town's Findings, the Town of Clinton issued Marble River a Special Use Permit on June 18, 2008. (The original approved project is referred to as the "Approved Project" to distinguish from the "Modified Project" that is the subject to the current "action").

The applicant proposes the following modifications to the Project:

• A change in the model of turbine from a Suzlon 888 with a capacity of 2.1 MW to a Vestas V112 which has a capacity of 3.0 MW.
• A reduction in the number of turbines from 109 to 74.
• A decrease in the project area from 17,000 acres, to approximately 11,500 acres.
• A decrease in the length of proposed access roads.
• A decrease in the length of underground electrical collection lines and minor modifications in the routing of these lines.
• The removal of all 13.6 miles of overhead electrical collection lines.
• A minor modification of the location of Turbines 91, 96S, 4A, 50, 56, and 161 due to change in turbine model.
• An increase in the overall height of the turbine from 407 to 492 feet.

The predominant modification to the Project is the use of a Vestas V112 turbine rather than the previously permitted Suzlon 888 turbine. The proposed modifications to the Project would consolidate and reduce the Project size, and enhance Project efficiency in order to maintain anticipated electricity production levels, in a manner that will avoid any additional adverse impacts as compared to the Approved Project. In fact, the proposed modifications will further avoid or reduce impacts that would have resulted from the Approved Project. In support of the application, Marble River submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) that summarized the modifications to the project and assessed whether those changes from the Approved Project had the potential to cause a significant impact on the environment.

Largely, the remaining turbines within the Project location have not changed from the Approved Project. As described in the Approved Project SEQRA record (section 2.4 of the DEIS), the Project will be located in the Towns of Clinton and Ellenburg, New York. The Project area is located on the Churubusco plateau, generally around the Hamlet of Churubusco, in the Town of Clinton, New York. The southern boundary of the Project area runs east to west 1 mile north of the village of Ellenburg Center in Ellenburg, New York. The northern boundary of the Project area runs east to west approximately 500 feet south of the Canadian border. The Site is located on a plateau with limited relief in topography. Site elevations range from 800 feet above mean sea level in the northern portion of the site and 1,640 feet mean sea level in the southern portion of the site. Brandy Brook, Crystal Creek and the English River drain the eastern portion of the Site. Tributaries to the Great Chazy River drain the southern portion of the Site and Hinchinbrook, Dry Brook and the Marble River drain the western portion of the Site.

Highways that bisect include US 11 and State Highways 189 and 190. Major local roads including Frontier Road, Liberty Pole Road, Merchia Road, Whalen Road, Looby Road, Lagree Road, Campbell Road, Gagnier Road, Brandy Brook Road, Patnode Road, Sancomb Road, Ryan Number 5 Road, Bohon Road, Clinton Mills Road, and Jones Road and seasonal use roads including Robare Pond Road, Patnode, Swamp Road, and Jones Road occur within the Project boundaries.

Contact: Daniel Spitzer, 140 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 856-4000.



Essex and Warren Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the 2002 Scaroon Manor Public Campground Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the 2002 Scaroon Manor Public Campground Unit Management Plan. The project will involve the construction of 2.12 miles of snowmobile trail through the campground that will serve as connection between two existing snowmobile trails. The project is located Town of Schroon in Essex County and Town of Chester in Warren County, New York.

Contact: Gary West, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Hudson Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1253.


Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed John and Carole Hayes Minor Resubdivision # 7-10 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the resubdivision of a farm tract in the Washington County AG District No. 3 for the purpose of creating a lot around an existing single family residential home site. A crop field in the proposed new lot will be continued to be farmed. The Hayes farm tract is located along the east side of Valley Falls Road at the boundary line between Washington County and Rensselaer County. Access to the remaining area of the crop field will be through the adjoining fields in the farm tract, and from the Rensselaer County side. The farm tract lies within an AG area of the Town Land Use Plan Map and within Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area 1. Agricultural resources and local viewsheds will be minimally impacted. The project is located along the east side of Valley Falls Road along the Washington County and Rensselaer County line in the Town of Easton, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Town of Easton, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 692-2678.




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