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ENB - Region 5 Notices 6/17/2015

Public Notice

Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Draft Unit Management Plan Amendment / SEIS

A notice appeared in the June 10th, 2015 Environmental Notice Bulletin ( ENB) that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) have completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) Amendment / SEIS on the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor and are accepting public comments until July 27, 2015. In addition to this public comment period, a public hearing on the Draft Plan will also be held to provide an opportunity for people to learn more about the proposed management actions in the Draft Corridor UMP Amendment and comment on the proposals.

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tupper Lake Middle-High School at 25 Chaney Avenue in Tupper Lake. The meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please call (518) 897-1248 at least two weeks in advance of the hearing if you have specific accommodation requests.

The amendment proposes to remove the rails along the corridor between the Village of Tupper Lake and the Village of Lake Placid and convert it to a multiple-use recreational trail; to leave in place the existing rails between the Village of Remsen and the Big Moose Station; and to rehabilitate the rails between the Big Moose Station and the Village of Tupper Lake.

The UMP is located in the Villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, and Town of North Elba in Essex County; Villages of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and Towns of Harrietstown and Tupper Lake in Franklin County; Towns of Piercefield and Colton in St. Lawrence County; Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County; Town of Webb in Herkimer County; and the Village of Remsen and Towns of Forestport, Steuben and Remsen in Oneida County

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contacts until July 27, 2015. Copies of the Draft UMP Amendment / Draft SEIS are posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html.

Copies of the UMP amendment will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC's headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC's Region 5 Office in Ray Brook NY; NYS DEC's Region 6 Office in Utica; Town Offices for the Towns of Webb, Tupper Lake, Santa Clara, Harrietstown, and North Elba; and the Village Offices for the Villages of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid.

Contacts: John Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518; and Dawn Klemm, NYS DOT - Region 2, Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Public Hearing on Requested Variance from Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act Shoreline Restrictions
Project Number 2014-90

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, 576, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold a public hearing regarding the application of Kailyn Realty II, LLC for a variance from the shoreline restrictions in Executive Law §806.

The public hearing will commence on June 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Adirondack Park Agency , 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977.

The variance site is located in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, on a 3.9 ± acre property in an area designated as Moderate Intensity Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. The street address of the property is 27 Totem Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. The tax map number of the property is: Section 42.026, Block 1, Parcel 9.016.

The variance request involves a proposed structure to be located within the mean high water mark and along the shoreline of Lake Placid. The proposed structure is two stories measuring 26 feet 2 inches in height above the mean high water mark. The lower story will be 32 feet deep by 50 feet wide (1,600 square feet), consisting of 3 interior boat berths with walkways and storage areas (1,344 square feet), plus 2 exterior attached docks on the sides of the structure, each 4 feet in width (256 square feet). The upper story will consist of an enclosed room 21 feet deep by 26 feet wide (546 square feet of enclosed space), and an exterior deck attached on 3 sides increasing the upper story dimensions to 30 feet deep by 50 feet wide (1,500 square feet). A staircase and landing measuring 15 feet wide by 9 feet deep (135 square feet) in size will be located on land immediately above the mean high water mark of the lake to provide access from the lower level to the upper level, bringing the total structure footprint to 1,735 square feet. The proposed structure will replace an existing boathouse and dock structure 14 feet 10 inches in height with a 1,448 square feet footprint, 1,056 square feet of which is enclosed boathouse/storage space, and 392 square feet of which is exterior dock space.

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 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 hearing. All comment letters received by the close of the hearing 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 hearing impaired at no charge upon written request to the Agency within a reasonable time prior to the hearing.

The application and supporting information are available for public inspection by contacting: Susan Parker, APA, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050. Any written comments submitted in advance of the hearing should be addressed to Susan Parker and reference the Project Number above. Additional information on APA variance procedures can be found on the APA's website: www.apa.ny.gov.

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


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Alex McLaren

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

APA Contact: Susan Parker

APA Project Number: 2014-0077

Project Title: Alex McLaren

Location: East shore of Lake George, on Black Point in the Town of Ticonderoga, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: July 2, 2015

Project Description: The action involves construction of a dock, involving wetlands, on Lake George, to serve a single family dwelling on a 0.39 ± acre lot with 101 ± feet of shoreline. Proposed dock dimensions are 4 feet wide by 40 feet long, to be located a minimum of 18 inches above the high water mark.


Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Washington

Applicant: Steve Kent
T WA Equipment
7 4 Old Ridge Road
Warwick, NY 10990

Office: Lake George Park Commission (LGPC)
Box 749
Lake George, NY 12845

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin

Application Number: 5346-22-15

Application Type: SPS Major Seaplane

Location: 2066 Black Point Road in the Town of Putnam, New York.

Comment Period Ends: June 24, 2015

Project Description: Special Permit for the berthing of a Seaplane on Lake George.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Community Connector Trail Plan. The Final SEIS is available from the contact person listed below and on line at:http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22587.html.

NYS DEC has completed a Final Community Connector Trail Plan / Final SEIS. This document also serves as an amendment to the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP), the Camp Santanoni Historic Area UMP, and the Lake Harris Public Campground UMP. The primary purpose of the document is to select a preferred location for multiple-use trails between the communities of Newcomb, Minerva, and North Hudson. The Plan also proposes the construction of a bridge over Palmer Pond outlet near the Northway in the Town of North Hudson, and the designation of campsites in the vicinity of Great Camp Santanoni, Route 28N and the Hudson River near Northwoods Club Road. The project is located in the Towns of Newcomb, North Hudson and Minerva, New York.

Contact: Josh Clague, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


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