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ENB - Region 5 Notices 2/3/2016

Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Washington

Applicant: James Bennett
5520 State Farm Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Office: Lake George Park Commission (LGPC)
Box 749
Lake George, NY 12845

LPGC Contact: Molly Gallagher

Application Number: 5328-22-15

Application Type: DN BH Wharf Construction

Location: 2316 Comfort Point Way in the Town of Fort Ann, New York.

Comment Period Ends: February 9, 2016

Project Description: Construction of a 40 foot long by 82 foot wide, three dock complex with an open sided boatcover/sundeck and open sided rock filled timber cribs to be used as support for wharfs.

Negative Declaration

Essex County - The Town of Crown Point, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to Water District 1 and 2 in the Town of Crown Point. The project includes an upgrade to the water mains and distribution with appurtenances within the community. The project is located at 17 Monitor Bay Park in the Town of Crown Point, New York.

Contact: Charles Harrington, Town of Crown Point, P.O. Box 443, Crown Point, NY 12928, Phone: (518) 597-3035, E-mail:

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Robinson Upstate Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for an expansion of an existing sand and gravel mine by 18 acres for a total of 25 acre life of mine (surface unconsolidated material) on a 194 acre parcel of land owned by the permittee. A maximum of 15 acres will be open or disturbed at any one time. Reclamation will be concurrent with mining. The estimated life of mine is 40 years. The maximum depth of the excavation will be 90 feet with 1V:2H slopes. All mining will remain a minimum of 5 feet above groundwater table. Use of on-site processing with portable motorized screening and crushing equipment is approved on-site. Mining will use a front end loader, a pickup truck with a water tank, a dump truck, an excavator, a portable screener and portable crusher. The mining operation will generate a maximum of 5 trips/hour, and excavation activities will be active approximately 300 calendar days per year with little activity from January 1 to March 1. Operating hours are requested to be extended from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. No mining will occur on legal holidays or Sunday. The stormwater will be internally draining in the excavated areas. The site will be reclaimed to native grass plantings and woody vegetation. The mine is located on the western side of Bare Hill Road, in the Town of Malone, New York. Entrance to the mine will remain the same off of Bare Hill Road.

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

Washington County - The New York State Thruway Authority/Canal Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of the Canalway Trail along the Champlain Canal; Kingsbury to Fort Ann will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Canalway Trail is being developed under Comprehensive Canalway Trail Plan intended to develop the New York Sate Canal System into an important transportation, economic development, and recreation asset. The project will provide an off road multi-use trail segment from New Swamp Road in the Town of Kingsbury, Washington County to Clay Hill Road in the Town of Fort Ann, Washington County, New York. The proposed trail will include small (8-10 car) parking areas at trail head locations, which are at the project limits, some minimal land takings, interpretive signing, and a small campground area at Lock C-9. The typical section for the proposed trail is a 10 foot wide asphalt trail surface with generally 5 foot shoulders. The side slopes will generally be 1:2 to minimize impact to wetlands and vegetation. The trail will cross some unnamed streams and drainage ditches. The trail crossing these features will generally consist of a mixture of small pipe culverts; however two bridges will be installed.

Contact: Peter Weisbecker, New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation , 200 Southern Boulevard, P.O. Box 189 Albany, NY 12201, Phone: (518) 471-5375, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Multi-Use Recreational Trail System .

NYS DEC announces the completion of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for the Proposed Multi-Use Recreational Trail System located in the St. Lawrence Flatlands Unit Management Planning Area. Electronic copies of the Final SEIS are available on the NYS DEC's website at: or by contacting the NYS DEC Potsdam sub-office noted below or by requesting a CD by e-mail at: This notice has been prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

The Final SEIS describes several alternatives for the development of multi-purpose trails in the area in and around the Brasher, Bombay, Buckton and Fort Jackson State Forests, and selects the preferred alternative. It further describes the potential impacts that could result from the development of multi-purpose trails in the subject area, and presents mitigation measures that are proposed to address those impacts.

Activities that have the potential to cause significant adverse impacts include the construction and maintenance of the trails, as well as public use of the trails after they are constructed. Potential impacts discussed in the Final SEIS include: soil compaction and erosion; noise; introduction of invasive species; creation of illegal trails and trespass onto private land; user conflicts; and disturbance of wildlife. The Final SEIS discusses all of these potential impacts and describes recommended management activities and mitigation measures to minimize potential impacts.

The Final SEIS includes comments received during the public comment period, and NYS DEC's response to those comments. The revised Draft SEIS plus the comments and responses constitute the Final SEIS

The project is located in the Towns of Bombay and Moira in Franklin County, New York and the Towns of Brasher and Stockholm in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Contact: Aaron Graves, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail:

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