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ENB - Region 6 Notices 10/26/2011

Public Notice

Independence River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendment/Final EIS

This notice is to acknowledge that the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) approved and signed the Independence River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendment/Final EIS on October 15th, 2011. The Independence River Wild Forest is located in the Towns of Greig, Lyonsdale and Watson in Lewis County and the Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York.

The Unit Management Plan can be viewed on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22574.html.

Contact: Keith Rivers, Region 6 - Lowville Sub Office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Phone: (315) 376-3521.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower

Contact 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: Ariel Diggory

APA Project Number: P2011-0156

Project Title: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower

Location: Columbian Road near Cranberry Lake in the Town of Clifton, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: November 3, 2011

Project Description: A subdivision into sites involving the lease of a 100 foot by 100 foot parcel for the construction of a new 90 foot tall (above existing ground level - AGL) telecommunications tower to be concealed as a simulated pine tree. The total height of the simulated tree will be 98 feet (90 foot tower plus 8 foot crown branch). The tower will be located within a 75 foot by 75 foot fenced-in equipment compound located 1,150 ± feet (0.22 miles) west of Columbian Road. A vegetative "no cutting" easement will protect trees in the vicinity of the proposed tower. Within the equipment compound, AT&T Mobility - Upstate NY is proposing to install nine panel antennas on the tower (at a centerline height of 86 feet AGL) and construct a 20 foot x 11.5 foot equipment shelter along with a backup generator. Access to the facility will follow an existing trail, except where deviation is necessary to avoid wetlands, and be upgraded to a 1,550 foot long gravel driveway to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Underground utilities will be located along the 12 foot wide driveway and within the 30 foot wide access and utility easement. Room for three additional carriers is available both within the compound and on the tower.

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