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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/9/2016

Public Notice

Tree Cutting Notice

The project involves the construction of a parking area at the Cobble Lookout Trail off of Gillespie Drive. The construction of this parking area is included in the Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan adopted in 2005. The parking area will be 50 feet by 20 feet with a 60 foot long by 12 foot wide driveway (built on an old road) to access the parking area. Construction of this project will require 27 trees to be cut. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The project is located in the Wilmington Wild Forest in the Town of Wilmington, New York.

Contact: Kris Alberga, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 1115 State Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: kristopher.alberga@dec.ny.gov


Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: Joel Jordon
P 0 Box 791
Hague, NY 12836

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

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin

Application Number: 5226-54-16

Application Type: M1 MOD Major Class A Marina

Location: 26 Sunset Hill Road in the Town of Hague, New York.

Comment Period Ends: November 17, 2016

Project Description: The project involves the operation of a Class A Marina offering outdoor storage for up to 50 vessels.


Negative Declaration

Essex and Franklin Counties - The Village of Saranac Lake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Unified Development Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a unified development code, including updated zoning, subdivision and flood plain regulations necessary to ensure sound development in the village and to provide objective standards and efficient procedures for the public. The project is located throughout the Village of Saranac Lake, New York

Contact: Jeremy Evans, Village of Saranac Lake, 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: (518) 891-4150 extension 235, E-mail: comdev@saranaclakeny.gov.


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

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 the Boreas Ponds Tract (20,543.23 acres) as Wilderness, Primitive or Canoe. Therefore this action is a Type 1 action under the FPEIS 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: http://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 South Third Street
Northville, NY

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

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

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, NY

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

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

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

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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