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ENB - Region 5 Notices 8/12/2015

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Construction of the Santanoni / Harris Lake Snowmobile Multi-use Trail

This project involves the construction of approximately 2.9 miles of multi-use trail on Forest Preserve lands from the Gate Lodge Bridge in the Camp Santanoni Historic Area (CSHA) through the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest (VMWF) to the Lake Harris Campground. This multi-use trail project is part of a trail connection linking the Lake Harris Campground with the CSHA, and eventually serving as part of a community connection trail linking the communities of Minerva and Newcomb. The VMWF component of this project was approved on pages 89 and 220 in the April 2005 Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which proposes development of multi-use trails within the VMWF. The remaining components of this connection between the CSHA and Lake Harris Campground is approved on pages 12-13 of the July 2015 Community Connector Trail Plan.

The trail will be constructed to Class II (community connector) trail standards in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Management Guidance on "Snowmobile Trail Siting, Construction and Maintenance on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park" and Lands and Forest Policy # 91-2 on "Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands". Construction will include removal of the remainder of 356 trees, that was noticed in the July 7, 2014 Environmental Notice Bulletin, of which only the trees on the VMWF portion were cut.

The Camp Santanoni Historic Area and Lake Harris Public Campground is located in the Town of Newcomb, Essex County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209.


Construction of the Wolf Pond Lean-to

This project involves the removal of 11 trees to allow for the construction of an accessible lean-to and privy at Wolf Pond in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest called for on page 92 of the April 2005 Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The Lake Harris Public Campground is located in North Hudson, Essex County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Saratoga

Applicant: Meredith P. Bills

Contact for this Project: Deborah Bills
281 Fox Hill Road
Edinburg, NY 12134

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

APA Contact: Suzanne McSherry

APA Project Number: 2006-0251

Project Title: Meredith P. Bills

Location: Fox Hill Road in the Town of Edinburg, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 27, 2015

Project Description: The action involves a subdivision of 105.75 acres containing wetlands into four lots ranging in size from 9.34 acres to 72 acres, and construction of three (3) single family dwellings. One lot is proposed to be merged with an adjoining lot. No wetlands will be filled as a result of this project.


Negative Declaration

Washington County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Don Davis Property - Chamberlain Mills Dam Breaching will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In order to comply with the NYS DEC Dam Safety program, the applicant proposes the permanent removal of the secondary spillway of the Chamberlain Mills Dam and the subsequent lowering of the ponded water level in the old mill pond upstream of the Tiplady Road crossing over Black Creek in the town of Hebron. Permanently lowering the impoundment will directly impact 130 ± acres of NYS DEC regulated Freshwater Wetland W-19 (class 2) and wetland adjacent areas. Routine operation and maintenance of the dam structure has resulted in much of this area being dewatered since Fall, 2012. Removal of the spillway will restore a more natural flow regime in Black Creek, and the adjacent wetlands, by allowing the creek to flow freely through the breach in the dam and reconnecting the previously inundated floodplains. The project is located at 908 Chamberlain Mills Road in Hebron, New York.

Contact: Beth A. Magee, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1283, E-mail: DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov.


Washington County - The Board of Supervisors of Washington County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Application by the Washington County Board of Supervisors to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Places (NYS OPRHP) Snowmobile Trail Grant-In-Aid Application for the Year 2015-2016 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a new trail, change in maintenance responsibility in trail, change in trail designation from class B to class A, and trail re-routes due to change in landowner permission. The project is located in the Washington County Towns of Hampton, Fort Ann, Granville, Kingsbury, Salem, New York.

Contact: James Lindsay, Washington County. 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828, Phone: (518) 746-2210, E-mail: Supervisors@co.washington.ny.us.


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