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ENB - Region 6 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:

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:

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Vertical Bridge, LLC/St. Lawrence Seaway RSA Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Contact for this Project: Jacqueline Phillips Murray, Esq.
The Murray Law Firm
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: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2015-0004

Project Title: Vertical Bridge, LLC/St. Lawrence Seaway RSA Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Location: NYS Route 3 in the Town of Piercefield, New York.

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

Project Description: Subdivision into sites by lease and a major public utility use involving installation of a new 70 foot tall monopine telecommunications tower to be concealed as a simulated pine tree. The total height of the tower will be 75 foot (including crown and concealment branching). Within the equipment compound, Verizon Wireless is proposing to install a three sided 12 panel array containing 8 foot panel antennas to be located at the 66 foot centerline height above ground level (A.G.L.) and a four foot lightning rod. An 11.5 foot ± by 30 foot ± equipment shelter is also proposed on the 0.23 ± acre (100 foot by 100 foot) lease area. Access to the facility will originate from an existing driveway opening along NYS Route 3, and will continue along a new 1050 foot ± long gravel drive to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Utilities will be extended underground along the new access road within the access and utility easement.

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Village of Philadelphia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Supply Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the Village of Philadelphia's existing water system in order to provide a reliable water supply system for property owners within the Village of Philadelphia and neighboring communities. The project is comprised of improvements to three components, a water supply reservoir, a booster pump station, and a elevated water storage tank.

Improvements will be made to the existing water supply reservoir to bring it into compliance with the United States EPA Safe Drinking Water Act, and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) sanitary code.

The existing booster pump station which has reached it's useful life cycle will be replaced with a new central water pump station and treatment plant.

A new glass lined elevated water storage tank is proposed to replace an aged elevated steel tank that is in need of repainting and maintenance.

The project is located in the Village of Philadelphia, New York.

Contact: Matthew Montroy, Village of Philadelphia, 56 Main Street, Philadelphia, NY 13673, Phone: (315) 642-3452, E-mail:

Jefferson County - The Village of Sackets Harbor Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Liberty, Sackets Harbor will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an 11 Lot Subdivision and the reconstruction of existing water and sewer mains for dedication of the facilities to the Village of Sackets Harbor. In addition, a duplex is proposed on parcels 10 and 11 including construction of a sidewalk along the western property line adjacent to parcel 10, and former building lots 12 and 13 along General Smith Drive have been eliminated and replaced with landscaping and fencing. The residential acreage of lots 12 and 13 has been combined with parcel 9 - open space. The project is located at 207 General Smith Drive in the Village of Sackets Harbor, New York.

Contact: Janet Quinn, Village of Sackets Harbor, P.O. Box 335, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685, Phone: (315) 646-3548, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Jefferson County - The Development Authority of the North Country, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Solid Waste Management Facility's Proposed Southern Expansion. The Final EIS is available from the Planning offices a of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties; the City of Watertown; the public libraries in Watertown, Lowville and Canton and on line at:

The action involves a proposal to expand the capacity of the existing Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) on NYS Route 177, Town of Rodman, NY. The expansion is a Type I Action under SEQR that 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 Authority estimates that construction of the first cell will begin in 2021 and construction of the last cell will begin in 2054.

The project is located at 23400 NYS Route 177 in the Town of Rodman, New York.

Contact: Richard Leclerc, Development Authority of the North Country, 23400 NYS Route 177, Rodman, NY 13682, Phone: (315) 661-3233, E-mail:

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