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ENB - Region 5 Notices 7/1/2015

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Essex Chain Lakes Management Complex Stewardship Plan

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has amended the December 2014 Stewardship Plan for the Essex Chain Lake Complex Area to allow for immediate bicycle use in the Complex Area. These roads include: the entire Chain Lakes Road North, the road connecting the Chain Lakes Road North to the "Tube" and on to the Deer Pond Parking Area, and the Deer Pond Circle. In addition, the Drake's Mill Road to the Polaris (Iron) Bridge and the Chain Lakes Road South are designated for bicycle use, which are located in the Blue Mountain Wild Forest.

The amended Stewardship Plan is posted on the NYS DEC website at:

The Essex Chain Lake Complex Area is located in the Towns of Newcomb and Minerva in Essex County, and Town of Indian Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Corrie O'Dea, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Inter-Agency Guidelines for Implementing Best Management Practices to Control Invasive Species in the Adirondack Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the revision of the 2014 Inter-Agency Guidelines to allow for rapid response to treat occurrences of terrestrial invasive plants on forest preserve lands in the Adirondack Park. This change will allow the NYS DEC to expedite review of work plans and issue permits to qualified organizations to eradicate invasive plants under the following conditions: 1) The infested area is less than 0.1 acre; 2) There are no threatened, rare, or endangered species on the site; 3) There are no adverse impacts to wetlands; 4) Treatment will follow approved BMPs contained in the Inter-Agency Guidelines for Implementing Best Management Practices to Control Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species on NYS DEC Administered lands in the Adirondack Park; 5) All federal and state pesticide regulations will be followed. The actual infested area to be treated is less than 0.1 of an acre per site with no more than approximately two acres treated in any one year.

The project is located in counties or portions of counties in the New York State Adirondack Park.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 2014-03 (Town of Wilmington). The Final EIS is available from the APA Headquarters, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY and on line at:

The action involves a request to amend the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map in the Town of Wilmington, Essex County to reclassify three areas, totaling approximately 210 acres, pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act, Section 805 (2)(c)(1), from Rural Use and Low Intensity Use to Moderate Intensity Use. The project is located along NYS Route 86 in the Town of Wilmington, New York.

Contact: Matthew Kendall, APA, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050, E-mail:

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