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ENB - Region 5 Notices 1/27/2015

Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as co-lead agencies, have accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Final Amendment to the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan/Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Proposed Final Amendment and Final SEIS is available on the NYS DEC website on February 3, 2016 at:

NYS DEC has completed an Amendment/Final SEIS for the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor (Corridor) Unit Management Plan (UMP). The Amendment/SEIS is a new alternative to the 1996 UMP, Alternative 7. This alternative calls for bolstering the rail infrastructure from Big Moose to Tupper Lake for train service to that destination, and removal of rails and creation of a recreational trail from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid. The Amendment/SEIS highlights connections to trails and recreational opportunities, and potential alternative snowmobile routes along the Corridor.

The project is located in the Towns of North Elba in Essex County, Towns of Harrietstown, Santa Clara, and Tupper Lake in Franklin County, Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, Town of Webb in Herkimer County, Towns of Forestport, Steuben, and Remsen in Oneida County, and Towns of Colton and Piercefield in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Contact: John Schmid, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail:

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