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ENB - Region 6 Notices 11/28/2012

Negative Declaration

Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit 2012G-3 Silvicultural Treatments that Meet Jurisdictional Clearcutting Thresholds will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The APA recognizes that 9 NYCRR §573.7 strictly defines clearcutting in relation to the remaining basal area amount of thirty square feet per acre. Correspondingly, other legitimate silvicultural cutting prescriptions, such as shelterwood removal cuts, can also be defined as clearcuts because they lower the residual basal area below the threshold referenced in the APA regulation. The strict definition of all silvicultural prescriptions as clearcuts based solely on a basal area threshold provides no incentive to complete other legitimate silvicultural prescriptions, including shelterwood cuts. The disincentive leads to "high grading", dominance by undesirable species, reduction in biodiversity and unhealthy forest conditions. This proposed General Permit pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act (Executive Law Article 27) and 9 NYCRR Part 573 would authorize a simplified APA approval process for implementing silvicultural treatments that meet jurisdictional clearcutting thresholds as part of a forest management plan. The draft general permit and APA Order are available for public review at the APA's office in Ray Brook or on the APA's web site: www.apa.ny.gov.

The project is located in all or portions of the following Counties of New York State within the Adirondack Park: St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Fulton.

Contact: Daniel M. Spada, APA, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050


Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit 2008-G1B Management of Aquatic Invasive Species Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Pursuant to ECL Article 24 and '809(13)(e) of the Adirondack Park Agency Act and 9 NYCRR §572.23, this amended general permit would authorize the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Lake George Park Commission (LGPC), Hudson River-Black River Regulating District (HRBRRD), Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), local municipalities, and qualified lake associations or other qualified organizations, certified lake managers, and experienced lake managers subject to use of hand harvesting and benthic barriers to eradicate or reduce population numbers or otherwise control the growth and spread of certain aquatic invasive species in wetlands throughout the Adirondack Park. All management attempts and methods shall be limited to: Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), water chestnut (Trapa natans), yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata), and European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) and those other invasive species of concern identified by the APA. The draft general permit and APA Order are available for public review at the APA's office in Ray Brook or on the APA's web site: www.apa.ny.gov.

Land Use Classification: All public and private lands under water throughout the Adirondack Park

The project is located in all or portions of the following Counties of New York State within the Adirondack Park: St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Fulton.

Contact: Edward S. Snizek, APA, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Village of West Carthage, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lundy Development and Property Management Johnson/Broad Street Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the subdivision of an approximately 73.12 acre lot into three lots. Lot one will be dedicated to commercial development, including large retail, small retail, multi-tenant retail with studio apartments, and a restaurant. Lot two will be wholly dedicated 10 multi-family housing. Lot three will be dedicated to future residential development, which will most likely be multifamily. This Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) assumes multifamily housing on Lot three. The three lots will be served by new roads and utilities which will be constructed to Village of West Carthage specifications so they may be dedicated to the Village upon completion. Two of the proposed Village streets will connect to the West side of Broad Street ( NYS Route 26/126). Lundy Development and Property Management has a development agreement with Robert and Ronald Johnson to develop the property. The project is located at 10975 Slate Route 26 in the Village of West Carthage, New York.

The conditions are:

First, the Terrestrial Environmental Specialists report delineated the potential for wetlands in three areas that have been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers for determination. If determined the areas do meet standards for wetlands, an approved wetlands avoidance plan or delineation plan must be followed. This plan must be approved and accepted by the Army Corps of Engineers and the West Carthage Planning Board. It has already been indicated that the three areas do not meet the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's threshold for wetlands.

Second, the Jim Napoleon & Associates Traffic Engineering Report indicates the potential for a traffic problem without the installation of a traffic control light. The second requirement for the negative declaration will be the installation of a New York State Department of Transportation Traffic Light at the intersection of New York State Route 126 (Broad Street) and Franklin Street, where one of the new access roads will intersect from the development and create a four way intersection.

Contact: Scott M Burto, Village of West Carthage, 61 High Street, West Carthage NY 13619, Phone: 315-493-2552.


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