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ENB - Region 6 Notices 6/24/2015

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Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence 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.


Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence 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.


Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town of Clayton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 12 Sewer District Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the formation of a Sewer District Extension to include a 7.3 acre portion of land within the Town of Clayton. The portion of land is part of a recently created 4 lot minor residential subdivision located along the St. Lawrence River waterfront. District infrastructure will include a grinder pump station and pressure service lateral on each lot. A common forcemain would be installed along a private drive and connected to the 6 inch forcemain included in the Town of Clayton NYS Route 12 Sewer District. The project is located along the north side of NYS Route 12 in the Town of Clayton, New York.

Contact: Justin A. Taylor, Town of Clayton, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624, Phone: (315) 686-3512 extension 20, E-mail: jataylor@townofclayton.com.


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