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ENB - Region 5 Notices 9/28/2016

Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The City of Mechanicville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mechanicville Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various improvements to the City of Mechanicville water system, to include: the construction of a new water main connecting the water system to the Saratoga County Water Authority's system to act as a redundant source of water for the City of Mechanicville; improvements to the water treatment plant to upgrade the SCADA system and install a redundant chemical feed pump; Mechanicville Reservoir and the Terminal Reservoir have silted in over the years and will be dredged to restore their volumes to their historical sizes; improvements to the Mechanicville Reservoir dam will be made including a new spillway which will be sized to pass the 1/2 PMF storm event; new raw water main from the Mechanicville Reservoir to the water treatment plant will be constructed to replace the existing main which dates back to 1892; the construction of two water storage tanks will replace two existing tanks; the replacement of 34,000 linear feet of undersized watermains; flow meters will be installed in locations which are currently not metered and also where meters are older and under reading. The project is located throughout the City of Mechanicville, New York.

Contact: Michelle Duell, City of Mechanicville, 36 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118, Phone: (518) 864-9884.


Negative Declaration, Notice of Public Meeting and Public Comment Period

Fulton and Saratoga Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Sacandaga Block Conservation Easement Lands will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Proposals in the draft Sacandaga Block Recreation Management Plan include: opening of 7 miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails on the Dennie Road Tract; the opening of 3 miles of snowmobile trails on the Jackson Summit West Tract; snowmobile access to the Hohler Road Tract; snowmobile and motor vehicle access to the Benson Road Tract; and the opening of 13 miles of snowmobile trails in the Gordon's Creek, Johnny Cake and Desolation Road Tracts.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on the Draft RMP on October 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northville Central School, 131 South 3rd Street, Northville, NY.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person listed below until November 11, 2016. The Draft Recreation Management Plan is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/107809.html.

The project is located in the Towns of Mayfield and Bleecker in Fulton County, New York and the Towns of Edinburg and Greenfield in Saratoga County, New York.

Contact: Allison Buckley, NYS DEC - Region 5 Northville Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, P.O. Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134, Phone: (518) 863-4545, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration

Essex County - The Town of Essex Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Demolition of "Rudder Club" Restaurant may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the demolition of a building locally known as the Rudder Club which is located in the Essex Shipyard Marina and used since its construction as a local restaurant. This demolition will result in the irretrievable loss of a vernacular structure that has been a part of the cultural fabric of the community since its construction, Circa 1950. The building is also a contributing component of the Essex National Historic Register Hamlet. The project is located at 2266 Lakeshore Road in the Town of Essex, New York.

Contact: Cathy DeWolff, Town of Essex, 2313 Main Street, P.O. Box 355, Essex, NY 12936,Phone: (518) 963-4287 extension 1.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 2016-02. The Final SEIS is available from the Adirondack Park Agency, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 and on line at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The action involves an amendment to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map to reclassify an approximately 4.2 acre area from Low Intensity Use to Hamlet. The project is located northwest of the intersection of County Routes 29 and 30 in the Town of Minerva, New York.

Contact: Matthew Kendall, APA, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12986, Phone: (518) 891-4050, E-mail: MapAmendment_comments@apa.ny.gov.


Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 2016-03. The Final SEIS is available from the Adirondack Park Agency, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 and on line at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The action involves an amendment to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map to reclassify an approximately 6 acre area from Low Intensity Use to Hamlet. The project is located northwest of intersection of NYS Route 9N/22 and Porter Mill Road in the Town of Crown Point, New York.

Contact: Matthew Kendall, APA, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12986, Phone: (518) 891-4050, E-mail: MapAmendment_comments@apa.ny.gov.


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