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ENB - Region 5 Notices 9/23/2015

Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing

Cedar River Area Boundary Change

One segment of a snowmobile trail in the Essex Chain Lake Management Complex, the Elm Island Trail, is located within a designated river under the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System (WSRRS) Act in the Town of Indian Lake, New York. The Cedar River is designated a Wild River under the WSRRS Act at this location. In order to facilitate the continued use by snowmobiles of the existing Elm Island Trail, it is necessary for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to establish a new boundary of the Cedar River Wild River area. NYS DEC, in consultation and agreement with the APA, shall establish the boundaries of the Cedar River Wild River area subject to a finding that the newly established boundaries are consistent with the purposes and policies of the WSRRS Act and facilitate the management objectives thereof. The existing boundary extends one-half mile from each bank of the Cedar River. NYS DEC and the APA will establish a new boundary for the Cedar River that extends one-quarter mile from the banks of the river in the vicinity of the Elm Island Trail.

A public hearing on the proposed boundary change was originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2015, but has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Indian Lake Town Hall, 117 Pelon Road, Indian Lake, NY.

Contact: Corrie O'Dea, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit: Management of Aquatic Invasive Species Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques (General Permit Number 2015G-2) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The APA comment period ends on October 23, 2015. Copies of pertinent documents may be found on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The APA proposes to issue a new general permit to authorize qualified individuals and entities, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), Hudson River Black River Regulating District (HRBRRD), Lake George Park Commission (LGPC), local municipalities, qualified lake associations, and certified lake managers, to undertake management of aquatic invasive species using benthic barriers or hand harvesting only. General Permit 2015G-2 will apply throughout the Adirondack Park and will be 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" in freshwater wetlands incidental to the management of identified aquatic invasive species;
  • 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, HRBRRD, LGPC, local municipalities, qualified lake associations, certified lake managers, or other qualified individuals and entities.

The project is located in all or portions of the following counties within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington and Fulton, New York.

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

Saratoga County - The Town of Milton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan - Carlton Hollow - Elderly Citizen Planned Development District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for an amendment to the approved Carlton Hollow Planned Development District (PDD) that would allow for the construction of 128 elderly citizen apartments. The project is located on North Line Road in the Town of Milton, New York.

Contact: Martin Pozefsky, Town of Milton, 25 Walton Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: (518) 587-9400.


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