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ENB - Region 5 Notices 12/23/2015

Public Notice

Best Management Practices for Primitive Tent Sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are accepting comments on draft guidelines for managing primitive tent sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve (outside of Intensive Use Areas). The draft Best Management Practices (BMP) for Primitive Tent Sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve address roadside camping at it pertains to walk-in sites, and walk-in sites with a single lane parking area. The guidance also addresses large groups at primitive tent sites, camping permits, primitive tent site size limits, primitive tent site improvements, and regulation changes. The BMPs also put forward a suggested method for determining if picnic tables are a suitable management tool at primitive tent sites, on a site specific basis.

For more information or to download the Best Management Practices for Primitive Tent Sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve please go to the Adirondack Park Agency's website: apa.ny.gov. The public comment period will conclude on January 29, 2016. Public comments can be sent to: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


Adirondack Forest Preserve Ski Touring Trail Development Guidelines

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are accepting comments on the draft Adirondack Forest Preserve Ski Touring Trail Development Guidelines. The document is intended to provide land managers guidance for the development of a variety of skiing opportunities in a wild forest setting. The draft ski trail guidance includes three trail classifications: Nordic Ski Trails, Backcountry Ski Trails and Skin Tracks. The guidance that follows each ski trail classification provides guidance for new trail construction.

For more information or to download the proposed Adirondack Forest Preserve Backcountry Ski Trail Development Guidelines please go to the Adirondack Park Agency's website: apa.ny.gov. The public comment period will conclude on January 29, 2016. Public comments can be sent to: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Eric Kasza, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Complete Application, Notice of Availability of Draft 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit, Notice of Public Comment Period

Applicant: MPM Silicones, LLC, 260 Hudson River Road, Waterford, NY 12188 (MPM).

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Hazardous Waste Management Facility Renewal Permit Application No.: 5-4154-00002/00357; EPA ID No. NYD002080034

Facility Description: MPM Silicones LLC (MPM) currently owns and operates an industrial facility, Momentive Performance Materials, which treats, stores and ships hazardous waste generated on MPM's approximately 800 acre silicones manufacturing facility, located in the Towns of Waterford and Halfmoon, Saratoga County, New York. The facility is located on both sides of Routes 4 and 32 West of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Campbell Island. The site contains five closed landfills that are receiving post-closure care. Hazardous wastes generated at this facility are either incinerated on-site in one of the two on-site hazardous waste incinerators or shipped off-site to another hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility.

Previous Notices: MPM applied to the NYS DEC to renew its 6 NYCRR part 373 hazardous waste management facility permit. A notice of complete application was published in the NYS DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) on September 3, 2014: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140903_not5.html and in local newspapers during the week of September 1, 2014.

A legislative hearing was held on October 8, 2014 at the Waterford Town Hall. Written comments on the draft renewal permit were received through October 20, 2014.

NYS DEC staff revised the draft renewal permit in response to comments received and issued the final permit on April 2, 2015, that modified and renewed MPM's previous permit. MPM requested a hearing on the permit on May 1, 2015. The April 2, 2015 permit was suspended and MPM is currently operating under its prior SAPA extended part 373 permit. A notice of public statement hearing and issues conference was placed in the DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB): http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/102536.html on July 8, 2015 and in local newspapers the week of July 6, 2015. The public statement hearing and issues conference was held at the Waterford Town Hall on August 25, 2015. Subsequent to this hearing, all issues brought forth by MPM regarding their issued permit within their May 1, 2015 hearing request have been resolved.

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Status: Article 8 of the ECL and 6 NYCRR part 617 require the renewal to undergo a SEQR process in conjunction with the submission of a permit application. In its role as lead agency under SEQRA, NYS DEC staff determined that the proposed modifications associated with this permit renewal constitute an "Unlisted Action," and that these modifications will not have a significant effect on the environment. A negative declaration is on file for this action in the NYS DEC's Region 5 Office and is available in electronic form.

Tentative Determination:

Subsequent to the hearing negotiations, all issues brought forth by MPM regarding the permit issued on April 2, 2015, within their May 1, 2015 hearing request have been resolved. The NYS DEC has determined that the MPM permit application is complete and has made a determination to issue the permit renewal. The revised draft permit has been prepared pursuant to the applicable regulations in 6NYCRR Part 373-2 (Final Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities) as well as with all other applicable hazardous waste management laws and regulations.

Written Public Comments: Written comments concerning the conditions and terms of the December 8, 2015 draft permit may be mailed to:
Marc Migliore, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, and must be provided by February 15, 2016.
Request for a hearing regarding the terms and conditions of the permit must be received by February 15, 2016.

Document Availability: The final draft permit is available in electronic format upon request to NYS DEC, please contact Deborah Gardell at (518) 402-9814 or at debbie.gardell@dec.ny.gov and for review at the following locations during normal business hours:

  • NYS DEC's Region 5 Sub-office, 232 Golf Course Rd., Warrensburg, NY 12885 (contact person: Marc Migliore); and,
  • Waterford Town Library, 117 3rd St, Waterford, NY

Electronic copies of MPM's application and MPM documents that are incorporated into the draft permit by reference are available through the following web site:

  • MPM's website: http://www.momentivewaterford.com/2011/Environmental%20Page.htm

Electronic copies of the final draft permit (including the modules and attachments) is available through the following web site:

  • NYSDEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/98536.html

Applicable Statutes and Regulations: This application is being processed pursuant to ECL article 1 (General Provisions), article 3 (General Functions), article 27 (Hazardous Waste Management) and article 70 (Uniform Procedures), as well as 6 NYCRR part 373 (Hazardous Waste Management), part 621 (Uniform Procedures) and part 624 (Permit Hearing Procedures).

Contact: Marc Migliore, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1282, E-mail: DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) - Ski Jump Bridge

Contact for this Project: Diane Goetke
NYS DOT - Region 1
POD 2-3, 50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12332

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

APA Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2015-27-1

Project Title: NYSDOT - Ski Jump Bridge

Location: NYS Route 73 at the intersection of River Road and the Ski Jumps in the Town of North Elba, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: January 7, 2016

Project Description: The action involves a bridge replacement for State Route 73 over the West Branch of the AuSable River. The replacement bridge will be on a new alignment approximately 90 feet to the east of the existing bridge and the project will involve temporary and permanent impacts to wetlands. Mitigation of permanent wetland impact will be addressed according to a proposed mitigation plan. The new bridge will have two 135 foot spans with two 11-foot-wide travel lanes, two 6-foot-wide shoulders and two 5.5-foot-wide sidewalks. The intersection of River Road and Route 73 will also be modified as part of the project. Upon completion of the new bridge, the existing bridge will be removed.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of the Village of Corinth Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer Collection Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection improvements to serve the Village and Town Water District residents, business, and institutions. Specifically, it involves the construction of a wastewater treatment facility, the replacement of the existing River Street pump station, replacement and/or rehabilitation of existing sewers within the Village and all necessary infrastructure, appurtenances, and apparatus located in the Village of Corinth, New York.

Contact: Dennis Morreale, Village of Corinth, 244 Main Street, Corinth, NY 12822, Phone: (518) 654-2691.


Saratoga County - The Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed _Bethesda Parish House will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of the Bethesda parish property with a new 30,602 square foot building to include event space, office, day care, educational and a small retail space to serve the parish community. The construction will include municipal water and sewer connections along with an on-site stormwater detention system. The project is located at 26 Washington Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Kate Maynard, City of Saratoga Springs, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: (518) 587-3550 extension 2517, E-mail: kate.maynard@saratoga-springs.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS

Saratoga County - The Town of Malta, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Luther Forest Technology Campus Planned Development District # 46 Amendment. The Draft SEIS is available from the Town of Malta Town Clerk, 2540 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020 and on line at: http://malta-town.org.

The Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corporation and GLOBALFOUNDRIES US, Inc. jointly file an application for certain amendments to the existing Planned Development District (PDD) in the following key areas: (1) provide for more generic descriptions in list of ancillary uses on site which coincide with the existing SEQRA record; (2) expand the available uses in some of the more limited development areas to increase flexibility in siting new businesses and taking advantage of existing infrastructure; (3) remove the restriction on availability of Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes agreements; (4) allow for Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corporation (LFTCEDC) to engage in some site work prior to the submission of a site plan application; (5) permit subdivision in advance of site plan approval; (6) create a fee structure for a "Development Fee" in lieu of a development agreement; (7) amend noise monitoring locations and decibel levels; and (8) clarify the calculation and payment due dates for open space and recreation fees. The project is located between NYS Routes 67 and 9 (south and west), as well as Cold Springs Road to the West in the Towns of Malta and Stillwater, New York.

Contact: Tom Roohan, LFTCEDC, 107 Hermes Road, Malta, NY 12020, Phone: (518) 305-3226.


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