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ENB - Region 5 Notices 6/24/2015

Public Notice

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) issued General Permit: Rapid Response Management or Containment of Aquatic Invasive Species Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques (General Permit Number 2015G-1) on June 12, 2015. Copies of pertinent documents may be found on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The new general permit authorizes qualified persons, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), to undertake rapid responses for management or containment of aquatic invasive species. Such activities include the use of benthic barriers or hand harvesting only. General Permit 2015G-1 applies throughout the Adirondack Park and will remain effective unless revoked or modified by the APA.

Eligibility: The general permit will only apply where:

  • The sole basis of APA jurisdiction on the project site is a "regulated activity" incidental to the management of identified aquatic invasive species in wetlands;
  • The aggregate of all treatment areas within a single waterbody is no more than 0.5 acres in size unless a larger area is approved by the APA;
  • Only benthic barriers and hand-harvesting techniques are used;
  • Additional detailed engineering or environmental studies are not required; and
  • The regulated activity is undertaken by the NYS DEC, APIPP, or other qualified persons.

Contact: Richard E. Weber, III, APA, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938.


Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) issued General Permit: Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100 feet of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park (General Permit Number 2014G-1A) on June 12, 2015. Copies of pertinent documents may be found on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The new general permit authorizes the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), the Regional Inlet Invasive Plant Program (RIIPP), and other qualified persons to undertake activities related to the management of terrestrial invasive plant species in or within 100 feet of wetlands in the Adirondack Park on conditions. Such activities may include the use of herbicides in accordance with referenced best management practices and applicable state and federal regulations. General Permit 2014G-1A applies throughout the Adirondack Park and will remain effective unless revoked or modified by the APA.

Eligibility: The general permit will apply only where:

  • The sole basis of APA jurisdiction on the project site is a "regulated activity" incidental to the management of terrestrial invasive plant species in wetlands; and
  • The regulated activity is undertaken by the NYS DOT, NYS DEC, APIPP, RIIPP, or other qualified persons.

Contact: Richard E. Weber, III, APA, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Franklin

Applicant: Village of Tupper Lake
Paul Maroun, Mayor
53 Park Avenue
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Contact for this Project: Chris Alcocer
Northcountry Construction Services, LLC
PO Box 455
Gabriels, NY 12939

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

APA Contact: Ariel Lynch

APA Project Number: P2015-0045

Project Title: Village of Tupper Lake

Location: Santa Clara Avenue in the Village of Tupper Lake, New York.

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

Project Description: Construction of a new 80 foot 6 inch tall self-supporting lattice tower for emergency communications immediately behind the Tupper Lake Emergency Services Building (under construction) and installation of 5 antennas on the tower. The base of the tower is 2 foot 6 inch wide. The top of the tower is 1 foot 2 inch wide. The tip of the tallest antenna will be approximately 92 foot 6 inch above ground level.


County: Hamilton

Applicant: Lyme Timber

Contact for this Project: Sean Ross
The Lyme Timber Company
23 South Main Street
Hanover, NH 03755

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

APA Contact: Trevor Fravor

APA Project Number: 2015-0082

Project Title: Lyme Timber

Location: North of Perkins Clearing Road in the Town of Lake Pleasant, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: July 9, 2015

Project Description: The action involves timber harvesting on a 212 ± acre portion of Lyme's 14,379 acre Perkins Clearing Tract in the Town of Lake Pleasant. The harvest area is comprised of two cutting treatments. The 73 ± acres receiving an extended shelterwood establishment cut will have unacceptable growing stock (primarily Beech) removed, while protecting advanced regeneration, with the goal of utilizing acceptable growing stock to provide shade, protection and a seed source for one more rotation. The 139 ± acres receiving a uniform shelterwood establishment cut will have unacceptable growing stock (primarily Beech) removed, while protecting advanced regeneration (except areas heavily occupied by Beech), with the goal of creating an ideal environment for desirable regeneration establishment.


County: Warren

Applicant: F. R. Smith & Sons, Inc.

Contact for this Project: Frederick W. Killeen, Esq.
179½ Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

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

APA Contact: Tracy J. Darrah

APA Project Number: 2014-101

Project Title: F. R. Smith & Sons, Inc.

Location: Edgecomb Pond Road in the Town of Bolton, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: July 9, 2015

Project Description: The action involves amending APA Permit 87-342 to allow for a 5,884 square foot addition to the existing 6,070 square foot boat storage structure and an outdoor boat storage area. The expanded storage structure will accommodate up to 50 boats and the outdoor storage area will accommodate up to 75 boats during winter storage. During the primary boating season, up to 30 boats awaiting service may be stored on the site. The proposed addition to the existing building includes a boat washing station area.


Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The Village of Malone Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drinking Water Source Improvement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new drinking water withdrawal well and wellhead treatment building on existing Village owned property to better meet water demands within the Village's water district. Upon completion of the project the Village will have available capacity to provide an uninterrupted supply of water to the Village and outside users with one well taken out of service for maintenance or repair. The project will also include minor miscellaneous upgrades to the existing water systems controls and SCADA network. The project is located at 200 County Route 25 in the Village of Malone, New York.

Contact: Todd LePine, Village of Malone, 14 Elm Street, Malone, NY 12953, Phone: (518) 483-4570, E-mail: vmalone@westelcom.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Saratoga County - The Town of Malta Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Draft SEIS to the Malta Town-Wide Generic Environmental Impact Statement. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on July 6, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. at the Malta Town Hall 2540 NYS Route 9 Malta, NY. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until July 29, 2105. The Draft SEIS is available from the Malta Town Hall, Town Clerk's Office and Planning Office at 2540 State Route 9 in the Town of Malta, NY and on line at: http://malta-town.org/.

The action involves the evaluation of cumulative impacts of potential growth on the Town's transportation system, agricultural and open space resources, recreation facilities, and utilities. The document is Supplemental EIS to the Town's 2005 Town Wide Generic EIS (TWGEIS) and focuses on just those resources and changes that have occurred since the issuance of the 2005 TWGEIS The Supplemental GEIS provides an update to the growth projections, examines those resource areas impacted by growth (not previously examined) and explore any mitigation measures to avoid or minimize adverse impacts on the town's natural and built environment. The project is located throughout the Town of Malta, New York.

Contact: Paul Sausville, Town of Malta, 2540 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020, Phone: (518) 899-3434, E-mail: psausville@malta-town.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Extension of Public Comment Period

Saratoga County - The New York State Franchise Oversight Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Saratoga Race Course Redevelopment Plan. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will now be accepted until June 29, 2015. The Draft GEIS is available from the Saratoga Springs City Hall; the Saratoga Library; the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame: the Office of General Services contact listed below and on line at: www.nyra.com.

The action involves a comprehensive development plan by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to preserve, restore, and enhance the approximately 330 acre historic Saratoga Race Course. The goal of the proposed project is to ensure that the Saratoga Race Course retains its status as a world-class horse racing facility and a key component of local community character and the regional economy. The proposed improvements seek to maintain and emphasize the historic character of the Race Course while responding to changes in the global racing landscape to ensure a sustainable future for racing at Saratoga.

The Race Course season runs annually for 6.5 weeks starting in July and ending in September. The project is not expected to: lengthen the racing season, substantially increase overall attendance or attendance patterns (particularly on peak Saturday), nor substantially change existing non-seasonal use of the facility. The project will likely include construction of new buildings, parking areas, pedestrian facilities including walkways and pavilions, horse paths, planted areas, etc., renovation of existing buildings and facilities, including upgrades to utilities and removal of certain structures. The project will be implemented over an assumed nine year period based on need, schedule and funding. Improvements will be divided between the Frontside and Backstretch portions of the Project Site.

The project is located at 267 Union Avenue in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Carolyn Dunderlee, New York State Office of General Services, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 33rd Floor, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 474-5100, E-mail: carolyn.dunderdale@ogs.ny.gov.


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