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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/25/2015

Public Notice

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) issued the General Permit: Management of Aquatic Invasive Species Using Benthic Barriers and Hand Harvesting Techniques (General Permit Number 2015G-2) on November 13, 2015. Copies of pertinent documents may be found on the APA's website at: The APA, as SEQR lead agency, determined that General Permit 2015G-2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The new general permit authorizes 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 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;
  • 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.

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

Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Williams Minor Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdividing of a lot of 188.7 acres into 2 equal portions. No change in use of the property. The project is located at 36 Wager Lane in the Town of Easton, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Town of Easton, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 692-2678.

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