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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/18/2015

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Fulton and Saratoga

Applicant: Michael Hopkins

Contact for this Project: Charles Ackerbauer, PE
PO Box 927
Johnstown, NY 12095

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: P2014-0181

Project Title: Michael Hopkins

Location: The Great Sacandaga Lake, Elmer Brown Road and White Birch Road in the Town of Northampton, New York

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 3, 2015

Project Description: The action involves a subdivision of 181.85 acres containing wetlands into 11 lots and the construction of 10 single family dwellings. Lots range in size from 2 ± acres to 144.09 ± acres. Seven of the lots front on the taking line of The Great Sacandaga Lake and one lot to be owned by a proposed Homeowner's Association will provide common access to the lake. Each dwelling will be served by an individual driveway, on-site wastewater treatment system, and well water supply. Also proposed is individual lot owners' access across lands of the State of NY managed by the Hudson River, Black River Regulating District which contains wetlands.

Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rafferty Sand and Gravel Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for a 14.0 acre expansion of an existing 46.3 acre life of mine to create a 60.3 acre life of mine sand and gravel mine (surface unconsolidated material) on a 180 acre plot of land owned by the permittee. Of the previously permitted 46.3 acres, 34.8 acres are reclaimed. Reclamation will continue to be concurrent with mining. A maximum of 15 acres will be open or disturbed at any one time. The estimated life of mine is approximately 5 to 7 years. The maximum depth of the excavation will be 15 feet with no steeper than 1 V:2H slopes. All mining will remain a minimum of 5 feet above groundwater table. Use of on-site processing with portable motorized crushing and screening equipment is proposed. Mining will use front end loaders, on-road haul trucks, an excavator, bull dozer, crusher, and screener. The mining operation will generate an average of 3 trips/hr and a maximum of 10 trips/hr. The proposed hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The stormwater will be internally draining in the excavated areas. The site will be reclaimed to grassland and will be allowed to revert back to forest naturally. The project is located approximately 1,000 feet north of LaPlante Roadd on a 180 acre parcel in the Towns of Altona and Beekmantown, New York.

Contact: Rebecca A Smith, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, 1115 Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1234, E-mail:

Hamilton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bear Trap Brook Snowmobile Trail Relocation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rerouting of a section of snowmobile trail referred to as the Bear Trap Snowmobile trail off a parcel of private land and onto the Jessup River Wild Forest. The rerouted section of Class II snowmobile trail will be 653 feet in length and will require the removal of 50 trees. The project will cover all aspects of the trail construction, including tree cutting and terrain modifications. 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 project is located in the Jessup River Wild Forest, Town of Indian Lake, New York.

Contact: Pine Roehrs, NYS DEC - Region 5 Northville Sub Office, 701 South Main Street, PO Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134, Phone: (518) 863-4545.

Saratoga County - The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Finch Paper Residual and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Facility Permit Consolidation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 6 NYCRR Part 360 Permit Modification which would consolidate two currently permitted solid waste facilities, the Finch Paper Residual Facility and the Finch Municipal Solid Waste Facility (formerly the Saratoga County Landfill) into one facility, Finch Consolidated Facility, and expand the design capacity of the two existing facilities. The project is located on Kobor Road in the Town of Northumberland, New York.

Contact: Matthew E. Veitch, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors 40 McMaster Street, Suite 1 Ballston Spa, NY 12020, Phone: (518) 885-2240.

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