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ENB - Region 6 Notices 10/19/2016

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: New York RSA No. 2 Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Contact for this Project: Jared C. Lusk, Esq.
Nixon Peabody LLP
1300 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604

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

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2014\-0226

Project Title: New York RSA No. 2 Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Location: Blue Mountain Road in the Town of Fine, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: November 3, 2016

Project Description: The action involves subdivision into sites by lease and a major public utility use involving installation of a new 80 foot tall monopine telecommunications tower to be concealed as a simulated pine tree. The total height of the tower will be 85 feet (including crown and concealment branching). Within the equipment compound, Verizon Wireless is proposing to install a three-sided, 12 panel array containing 8 foot panel antennas to be located at the 76 foot centerline height above ground level (AGL) and a 4 foot lightning rod. An 11.6 foot by 16 foot equipment platform is also proposed on the 0.23 ± acre (100 foot by 100 foot) lease area. Access to the facility will originate from Blue Mountain Road along a new 1427 ± foot long gravel drive extending from Blue Mountain Road to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Utilities will be extended underground along the new access road within the access and utility easement.


Notice of Positive Declaration, Acceptance of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, and Public Hearings

2016 Adirondack Park State Land Classification Proposal

This notice is issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law (SEQRA) and it's implementing regulations at 6 NYCRR Part 617 and 9 NYCRR Part 586. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below may have a significant adverse impact on the environment. A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) has been completed and accepted for the proposed action described below. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until December 30, 2016. Comments may be sent by mail, email or fax or may be hand-delivered. Public hearings are scheduled as set out below.

The proposed action involves the classification and reclassification of State lands pursuant to Section 816 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act and the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). The action involves proposals for State lands in all 12 counties in the Park, including the recently acquired Boreas Ponds Tract. The action includes 33 State land classification proposals totaling approximately 50,827 acres, 13 State land reclassifications totaling an estimated 1,642 acres, and 56 classifications involving map corrections totaling 1,949 acres. In combination, the classifications, reclassifications and map corrections will result in amendments to the APSLMP. The Draft SEIS containing more detailed maps, tables and narrative describing the proposed action is available from the APA contact listed below and on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

SEQR Positive Declaration Reasons Supporting This Determination:

The Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: Guidelines for Amending the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (1979) (Final PEIS) defines classification of any new acquisition of a parcel greater than 5,000 acres to Wilderness, Primitive or Canoe as a Type 1 action under SEQRA. The APA is considering an alternative for classification of over 5,000 acres as Wilderness, Primitive or Canoe. Therefore this action is a Type 1 action under the Final PEIS and SEQRA.

The APA has determined that at least one of the classification alternatives may have a significant adverse impact on the environment. A Draft SEIS has been prepared in lieu of an EAF, pursuant to 6 NYCRR 617.6(a)(4).

A description of the proposed action is available on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov or at the APA's headquarters in Ray Brook.

The classification proposals involve lands in the following counties: Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington. Detailed maps describing the proposed action are available at the APA offices and on the APA's website at: www.apa.ny.gov.

Public Hearings

The purpose of the hearings is to afford an opportunity for public comment in accordance with the APSLMP and with SEQRA and its implementing regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617 and 9 NYCRR Part 586. Any person may present an oral or written statement in regard to the proposed classifications. Staff will be available to answer questions prior to the hearing. Written comments will be accepted through December 30, 2016. Public comment hearings will be held according to the following schedule and locations:

In case of inclement weather, please check the APA website to see if the meeting has been cancelled.

Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Adirondack Park Agency
1133 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook

Date: November 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Northville Central School
131 S. Third Street
Northville

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Central School
5535 NYS Route 28N
Newcomb

Date: November 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Schroon Lake Central School
1125 Route 9
Schroon Lake

Date: November 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology
Golisano Institute for Sustainability in Sustainability Hall
Parking in lot "T"
Rochester

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: St. Lawrence County
Human Service Center
80 State Highway 310
Canton

Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bear Mountain Inn
3020 Seven Lakes Drive
Tomkins Cove

Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
625 Broadway
Albany

Contact: Kathleen D. Regan, Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, E- mail: ClassificationComments@apa.ny.gov.


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