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ENB - Region 6 Notices 2/11/2015

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Herkimer

Applicant: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Contact for this Project: David Erway
NYS DEC - Region 6 Utica Sub Office
207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Leigh Walrath

APA Project Number: 2014-0131

Project Title: NYS DEC - Sunshine Pond

Location: Sunshine Pond in the Pepperbox Wilderness, Town of Webb, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: February 26, 2015

Project Description: The application of 86.2 tons of agricultural lime to the surface of Sunshine Pond to improve and enhance habitat for brook trout; a regulated activity involving wetlands. The project is in compliance with Guidelines for Fisheries Management in Wilderness, Primitive, and Canoe Areas (Adopted by the Adirondack Park Agency on April 26, 1990 and Amended on July 10, 1992), the Pepperbox Wilderness Unit Management Plan, and the NYS DEC's Final GEIS criteria for liming.


Negative Declaration

Lewis County - The Village of Port Leyden, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed project will address the three main deficiencies of the Village of Port Leyden's wastewater collection and treatment facilities. The project will include wastewater treatment facility improvements, collection system improvements to reduce infiltration and inflow, and lastly to provide reliability and redundancy to the Village's wastewater pump station.

The wastewater treatment facility improvements planned include concrete repair work to the 75 year old imhoff settling tank, full replacement of the existing sand filter dosing tank and siphons, also included will be the installation of a new flow metering manhole and effluent sampling manhole.

Wastewater collection system improvements will include the in place reconditioning (slip lining) of approximately 12,000 feet of old 8 inch clay tile gravity mains, 2,500 feet of direct replacement of inadequate gravity collection mains, to take place in the same trench as the original installation. Additionally as part of the collection system improvements 59 deteriorating brick manholes will be replaced with new pre-cast concrete structures.

The third and final improvement will be the complete replacement of the existing wastewater pump station. The new pump station will be built to today's standards including pump redundancy and back-up power capabilities so that the pump station can function during power outages.

The project is located in various locations in the Village of Port Leyden, New York.

Contact: Sandra Sexton, Village of Port Leyden, P.O. Box 582, Port Leyden, NY 13433, Phone: (315) 348-4414, E-mail: sjsnh49@yahoo.com.


St. Lawrence County - The Village of Gouverneur, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Treatment Facilities Upgrades will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rebuilding of three plant water filters with gravel-less underdrains and new filter media to improve turbidity, color and particle counts, the installation of modern PLC based filter controls to allow remote filter monitoring and control, the installation of an air scour system to improve backwash performance of all filters, replacement of all control valves on filters 1, 3 and 4, replacement of backwash pumps with the addition of new variable speed drives to accommodate combined water/air backwash, the installation of variable frequency drives on the raw water pumps to control the filtration rates of the four filters, the construction of a new fluoride feed room to house the existing feed system, replacement of the heating and ventilation systems and other various architectural updates will be completed to help maintain the 1964 plant. The project is located at 260 Grove Street in the Village of Gouverneur, New York.

Contact: Ronald McDougall, Village of Gouverneur, 33 Clinton Street, Gouverneur, NY 1362, Phone: (315) 287-1720, E-mail: mayor@villageofgouverneur.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Jefferson County - The Development Authority of the North Country, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Solid Waste Management Facility's Proposed Southern Expansion. Two Public Hearings are being held. The first hearing is March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dulles State Office Building, Watertown, NY. The second hearing is on March 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rodman Town Hall, Rodman, NY. A public workshop will be held at 6:00 p.m. prior to each hearing. The Draft EIS is available from the Planning offices of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties; the City of Watertown; the public libraries in Watertown, Lowville and Canton and on line at: http://www.danc.org/announcements/deis-public-comment-period-open-february-11-through-march-30-2015-proposed-southern-ex.

The action involves a proposal by the Development Authority of the North Country to expand the capacity of the existing Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) on NYS Route 177 in the Town of Rodman, New York. The expansion, a Type I Action under SEQR, will cover approximately 110 acres south and west of, and contiguous to, the existing landfill; this includes approximately 76.70 acres of lined landfill cells at full build-out and approximately 34.30 acres of landfill berms, access roads, stormwater detention basins, and ancillary facilities. The Proposed Southern Expansion (PSE) would provide approximately 12,600,000 cubic yards of air space to accommodate solid waste disposal for the SWMF service area (Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties). The rate at which this additional disposal capacity will be consumed depends upon how much waste requires disposal in future years. An annual landfill disposal rate of 250,000 tons per year has been assumed for planning purposes, which would result in a useful life of approximately 45 years for the PSE. It is anticipated that at full build-out, the PSE would consist of nine landfill cells. The estimated site life of each new cell ranges from just over one year to slightly over 10 years. New cells would be constructed as additional disposal capacity is needed and the cells will be closed/capped once they reach their permitted disposal capacity and waste settlement has subsided. The Development Authority of the North Country estimates that construction of the first cell will begin in 2021 and construction of the last cell will begin in 2054.

Contact: Richard LeClerc, Development Authority of the North Country, 23400 NYS Route 177, Rodman, NY 13682, Phone: (315) 661-3233, E-mail: rleclerc@danc.org.


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