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ENB - Region 5 Notices 5/11/2016

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Notice of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Amendment to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

This amendment to the 1988 Unit Management Plan proposes the construction of a 5 foot wide hard-surface walkway extending from a parking area to a 20 foot diameter viewing area near the intersection of State Route 73 and State Route 9N. Boulders will be installed around the outside of the viewing area and a railing may be installed along the walkway. Picnic tables and benches will be installed at the site. The Hammond Pond Wild Forest is located in the Town of Keene, New York.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until May 27, 2016. The Draft Unit Management Plan amendment is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/51337.html.

Contact: Corrie O'Dea, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: James Rose
Twin Birches Cottages LLC
3201 Lakeshore Drive
Lake George, NY 12845

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

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin

Application Number: 522-11-16

Application Type: M1 New Major Class A Marina

Location: Town of Lake George, New York.

Project Description: The project involves the operation of a Class A Marina offering up to 6 Personal Watercraft (PWC) rentals.


County: Warren

Applicant: Alice Patchett
Henry Knox Realty LLC
9117 Lakeshore Drive
Hague, NY 12836

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

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin

Application Number: 5226-23-16

Application Type: M1 New Major Class A Marina

Location: 9117 Lakeshore Drive in the Town of Hague, New York.

Project Description: The project involves the operation of a Class A Marina offering up to 2 seasonal berthing spaces.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PV-20 Submarine Cable Replacement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed PV-20 project to replace the underwater segment of the existing 115 kV circuit that extends west-to-east between New York Power Authority's (NYPA) Cumberland Head Substation in Plattsburgh, New York and VELCO's Grand Isle terminal station in Grand Isle, Vermont. The existing segment consists of seven oil-filled cables that are buried along the land portions and within the shallows (about 20 feet water depth) of Lake Champlain and directly laid along the bottom in deeper water (about 20 feet water depth and greater). These cables were installed in two phases, the first in 1958 and the second in 1970. These cables are nearly at the end of their service and NYPA will replace them with four new 230 kV extruded dielectric (oil-free) submarine cables that will be operated at 115kV. The new cable alignment will be located just north of the existing cables in a 500 foot wide corridor in Lake Champlain. The cables will be installed using open trenching on land with trenchless installation techniques (horizontal directional drilling) to transition from land to water to avoid impacts to the near-shore areas. From a water depth of approximately 20 feet to a depth of approximately 100 feet, a jet sled will be used to bury the cable in the lake sediment. At depths greater than 100 feet, the cable will lie directly on the lake bottom to the New York and Vermont border. The project also includes the construction of a new transition station and overhead utility structure west of the existing station. The new station will be a similar size to the existing station. Upon commissioning of the new cables, NYPA will remove the existing seven cables and substation. The project is located from the Town of Plattsburgh, New York, east along bottom of Lake Champlain to Vermont state line.

Contact: Erika Cozza, NYPA, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 287-3654, E-mail: erika.cozza@nypa.gov.


Saratoga County - The Town of Balston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ballston Lake Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a new sewer district and construction of a new sanitary sewer collection system to serve the area immediately surrounding Ballston Lake and certain adjoining residential neighborhoods. Approximately 9.7 acres of land will be disturbed to construct a pump station at the south end of the lake and install 5,500 linear feet of force main, 50,000 linear feet of low pressure sewers and 14,000 linear feet of gravity sewers with wastewater directed to the existing Saratoga County Sewer District collection and treatment system. The project is located in the Ballston Lake and Buell Heights Neighborhood of the Town of Ballston, New York.

Contact: Tim Szczepaniak, Town of Ballston, 323 Charlton, Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, Phone: (518) 885-8502.


Saratoga County - The Town of Ballston Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lowe Parcel Rural Subdivision, Thomas Benuscak, Goode Street (County Route 57) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Thomas Benuscak of Thomas Building and Development, Co., to subdivision a 35.79 acre parcel into twelve (12) single family lots. Ten (10) of the lots will be serviced by a proposed Town Road and two (2) lots will front on Goode Street. Approximately 12.1 ± acres of the Site will be physically disturbed. The Project Site fronts along Goode Street to the west of the parcel. Current zoning for the parcel is Rural District. The immediate surrounding areas are also zoned Rural.

The Applicant proposes to develop the existing Site for single family residential use. The primary infrastructure consists of approximately 1,630 ± linear feet of new paved roadway, along one new cul-de-sac that will access off Goode Street. All of the residential development will be serviced by individual private wells, on-site septic, natural gas and electric utilities. Stormwater will be managed on-site.

The project is located on Goode Street in the Town of Ballston, New York.

Contact: Richard Doyle, Town of Ballston, P.O. Box 67, Burnt Hills, NY 12027, Phone: (518) 885-8502 extension 14.


Warren County - The Town of Warrensburg Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Warrensburg Fire District Garage Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan approval for the Warrensburg Fire District from the Warrensburg Planning Board to construct a 9,220 square foot garage addition to the existing firehouse. The project is located 18 Elm Street in the Town of Warrensburg, New York.

Contact: Chris Belden, Town of Warrensburg, 3797 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-9214.


Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Messina Minor Resubdivision #02-16 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of a farm tract, dividing lands on the west and east side of Colonel Burch Road. One parcel would contain the existing house, barns, vineyards with approximately 30 acres. The second parcel would consist of the remaining farm lands consisting of approx. 92 acres. The property lies within an Agricultural area of the Town Land Use Plan Map, and is located within Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area - One, and Washington County Agricultural District 3. The project is located on the ;West and East side of Colonel Burch Road in the Town of Easton, New York.

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


Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 11073 State Route 40 LLC Minor Resubdivision #03-16 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of one new parcel. Lot 1 would consist of 97 acres with existing farm house and lower existing barns, and Lot 2 would consist of 30 acres with the existing office, Training Ring and Upper Barn. The project is located West side of State Route 40 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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