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ENB Region 5 Notices 5/11/2011

Public Notice

Public Notice for Invasive Species Work Plan

Work Plan for Treatment of Invasive Plants in Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is accepting comments through May 26, 2011 on a work plan and application for an Adopt a Natural Resource Agreement from the Adirondack Invasive Plant Program to eradicate invasive yellow iris plants from the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, Town of Johnsburg, New York.

The work plan is for treatment of five small to moderately sized patches of yellow iris. The plants are located in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area near Vly Pond. Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) is a robust, clumping perennial herb in the Iridaceae (Iris family). Iris pseudacorus is easy to identify in flower, since it is the only totally yellow-flowered Iris in wild lands in the United States. Yellow iris plants will be treated with a Glyphosate stem injection.

Stem injection technique can be useful in minimizing injury to neighboring plants when compared to spray techniques. A marking pen will be used to identify which stems have been injected with herbicide so that stems are not injected more than once. Appropriate precautions will be taken, including using suitable clothing and equipment, and following all instructions on the herbicide label. A biodegradable tracer dye will be used in the herbicide mix so to help monitor for accidental contact or spillage of the herbicide. Application will follow BMP techniques as identified in the Inter-Agency Guidelines for Implementing Best Management Practices for the Control of Terrestrial and Invasive Aquatic Invasive Species on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park 2010, Prepared by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency.

Public comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until May 26, 2011. The site work plan including a location map is available online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/74115.html.

Contact: Peter J. Frank, NYS DEC Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Town of Stillwater Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 67 Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Route 67 Zoning Overlay will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment to the Town of Stillwater Comprehensive Plan and establishment of the Route 67 Overlay District. The Comprehensive Plan amendment recognizes the community's desire to encourage new commercial and industrial development along the Route 67 corridor and to establish a mixed use gateway to the Town. The revision to the Town's zoning regulations establishes the Route 67 Overlay District effecting the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. The project is located on Route 67 in the Town of Stillwater New York.

Contact: Edward Kinowski, PO Box 700, Stillwater, NY 12170, Phone: (518) 664-6148, E-mail: EKinowski@StillwaterNY.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Saratoga County - The Halfmoon Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Halfmoon Village and Yacht Club. The action involves the development of up to 244 condominium units, including a mix of two and three bedroom units in addition to a condominium clubhouse for residents, mooring facilities for approximately 75 boat slips and lookout/observation pier, courtyard areas, boardwalk, and pedestrian trails. In addition to the residential component of the project, the development will include a 1.5 acre public park area with a small public parking area, canoe/kayak access, and a fishing pier. The Applicant is requesting Planned Development District (PPD) designation and subdivision approval. The Town Board of the Town of Halfmoon as lead agency accepted the Final EIS on April 20, 2011. The project is located at 2 Beach Road, Halfmoon, New York.

A hard copy of the Final EIS is available at the Town Clerk's Office, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza; Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park. The online version of the Final EIS is available at: townofhalfmoon.org.

Contact: Mindy A. Wormuth, Town of Halfmoon, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza, Halfmoon, NY 12065, Phone: (518) 371-7410, E-mail: mwormuth@townofhalfmoon.org.

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