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ENB - Region 6 Notices 8/17/2011

Public Notice

Public Comment Period

The action involves herbicide application to treat Common Reed (Phragmites australis) an exotic invasive plant in the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest. Seven small to moderate sized sites with a combined area of .33 acres will be treated. The control method selected is to apply a treatment of a glyphosate based herbicide in accordance with the best management practices identified in the "Inter-Agency Guidelines for Implementing Best Management Practices for the Control of Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park."

The project is located in the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest in the Towns of Clifton and Fine, New York.

Public comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until September 1, 2011.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518.

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Variance from Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act Shoreline Restrictions


Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to §806 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act (Article 27 of the Executive Law) and 9 NYCRR Parts 572, 575, and 576, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold a public hearing regarding the application of Camp Tuller, LLC for a variance from the on-site wastewater treatment system shoreline setback restrictions of §806.

The public hearing will commence on Wednesday August 24, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at the Town's Park Avenue building on 183 Park Avenue, Old Forge, NY 13420.

The variance site is located in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County, on Lake Easka, and O'Kara Road West in an area designated as Low Intensity on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. The tax map number of the property site is: Section 44.28 Block 1 Parcel 37.

The variance request involves replacement of an existing pre-1973 on-site wastewater treatment system closer to a stream than the existing system. The on-site wastewater treatment system replacement requires a variance pursuant to §§806(1)(b) and (3) of the Adirondack Park Agency Act.

Any person or public agency entitled to individual notice pursuant to 9 NYCRR §576.5(d)(2), and, at the discretion of the APA or its hearing officer, any other persons or public agencies, may participate. The applicants and/or their authorized representative will have an opportunity to describe the proposed on-site wastewater treatment system replacement and how it comports with the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576. APA or a hearing officer will have authority to adopt such procedures as deemed necessary for the orderly conduct of the hearing, including the formal taking of testimony, sworn statements, cross examination of witnesses and reasonable limitations on testimony. The burden of demonstrating approvability under the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576 rests with the applicant.

Any person may speak during the public comment period of this hearing, and may submit written comments until the close of the public comment period on September 1, 2011. Any comment letters received to date, as well as newly received comments, will become part of the unsworn record and will be transmitted to the APA Members for their consideration prior to any determination on the proposal.

Pursuant to §301(2) of the State Administrative Procedure Act, interpreter services will be made available to persons who are deaf at no charge upon written request to the APA within a reasonable time prior to the hearing.

The application and supporting information are available for public inspection by contacting Colleen Parker, the assigned Environmental Program Specialist, at Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050.

Contact: Colleen Parker, APA, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050.

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