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ENB - Region 6 Notices 9/7/2011

Public Notice

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

Project Number 2003-80

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 of the APA Rules and Regulations, the APA will hold a public hearing regarding the application of Craig Alesse for a variance from the shoreline restrictions in Executive Law §806 restrictions and standards set out in the provisions of the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan.

The public hearing will commence on September 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Town of Fine Municipal Offices at 4078 New York State Route 3 in the Town of Star Lake.

The variance site is located in the Town of Fine, St. Lawrence County, near the Hamlet of Wanakena on a 0.32 acre property between the Oswegatchie River and South Shore Road in an area designated as Moderate Intensity Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map.

The variance portion of the proposed project involves seeking a 38 foot variance from the minimum 100 foot separation distance of the leaching portion of the on-site wastewater treatment system from the Oswegatchie River, a navigable water body. The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has already granted a waiver from the 100 foot separation distance to the river due to the enhanced treatment provided by the White Knight microbial inoculator's design component.

The project also requires an APA permit pursuant to §809 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act for the construction of one new single-family dwelling with on-site water supply and on-site wastewater treatment systems on a pre-existing lot of record within 1/8 mile of lands of the State of New York classified Wilderness, a statutorily designated Wilderness Critical Environmental Area (CEA). The proposed dwelling will be located greater than 50 feet from the mean high water mark of the Oswegatchie River.

The project requires a variance pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act §806(1)(b) and 9 NYCRR Part 576.

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 applicant and their authorized representative will have an opportunity to describe the proposal and how it comports with the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576. The APA or 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 before the hearing and until the close of the comment period on September 22, 2011. All comment letters received by the close of the comment period will become part of the unsworn record and will be transmitted to the APA Members for their consideration prior to any determination on the variance request.

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: Virginia Yamrick, APA, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050. Any written comments submitted in advance of the hearing should be addressed to the assigned to Virginia Yamrick and reference the Project Number above. Additional information on APA variance procedures can be found on the APA's website: www.apa.state.ny.us.

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


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Craig Alesse

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: 2003-0080

Project Title: Craig Alesse

Location: South Shore Road/Oswegatchie River in the Town of Fine, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: September 22, 2011

Project Description: The variance portion of the proposed project involves seeking a 38 foot variance from the minimum 100 foot separation distance of the leaching portion of the on-site wastewater treatment system from the Oswegatchie River, a navigable water body. The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has already granted a waiver from the 100 foot separation distance to the river due to the enhanced treatment provided by the White Knight microbial inoculator's design component. The project also requires an APA permit pursuant to §809 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act for the construction of one new single-family dwelling with on-site water supply and on-site wastewater treatment systems on a pre-existing lot of record within 1/8 mile of lands of the State of New York classified Wilderness - a statutorily designated Wilderness Critical Environmental Area (CEA). The proposed dwelling will be located greater than 50 feet from the mean high water mark of the Oswegatchie River.

The public hearing will commence on September 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Town of Fine Municipal Offices at 4078 New York State Route 3 in the Town of Star Lake.


Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town of Watertown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beaver Meadows Apartment Complex will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 304 apartment units, a mix of one, two, and three bedroom units on 18 acres of an 88.5 acre parcel. The units will be served by public water and sewer from existing Town of Watertown Districts. The project is located South of NYS Route 3 in the Town of Watertown, New York.

Contact: Randy Vaas, 22887 County Route 67, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 788-7225, E-mail: navypap@twcny.rr.com.


Jefferson County - The Town of Watertown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Morgan Multifamily Development Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 404 units of multifamily housing, a mix of two, three, and four bedroom units, on 49.17 acres of a 65.47 acre parcel. The units will be served by public sewer and water. The project is located on County Route 202 approximately 2,000 feet north of its intersection with State Route 3 in the Town of Watertown, New York.


Contact: Randy Vaas, 22887 County Route 67, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 788-7225, E-mail: navypap@twcny.rr.com.


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