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ENB - Region 6 Notices 11/9/2016

Public Notice

Extension of Public Comment Period

Draft Recreation Management Plan for the Tooley Pond Conservation Easement

The project involve a proposed draft Tooley Pond Conservation Easement Recreation Management Plan to include: hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing access to 45 miles of non-motorized recreation corridors; public motor vehicle access and mountain biking to 20 miles of motorized recreation corridors; rock climbing near gate #1 on Tooley Pond Road; paddling and fishing opportunities on Allen Pond, Spruce Pond, Wolf Hole and Pine Marsh; the creation of 9 campsites; and a multiple-use trail, open to ATV use, on approximately 5 miles of roads within the easement lands.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until December 15, 2016. This is a 30 day extension from the original deadline of November 14, 2016. The Draft Recreation Management Plan is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/107674.html.

The project is located in the Town of Clare, Clifton and Colton, St. Lawrence County, New York.

Contact: Peter D'luhosch, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov


Negative Declaration

Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties - The Development Authority of the North Country, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of a Local Materials Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) has prepared a local solid waste management plan pursuant to New York Environmental Conservation Law section 27-0107, titled the Local Materials Management Plan for the Development Authority of the North Country (LMMP). The LMMP covers the area of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties, New York. The Authority, as the designated planning unit, is responsible for adopting and implementing the LMMP, which evaluates the current and future solid waste management practices in the covered region, discusses available alternatives, and sets out steps to implement the plan over a ten year period. The LMMP addresses all solid waste within the three counties and proposes methods for waste reduction and increased reuse, recycling, and composting. The LMMP was prepared consistent with the State's solid waste management policy, emphasizing a waste management hierarchy that identifies landfill disposal as the last option for dealing with waste materials after all reduction, reuse, and recycling measures have been implemented.

Contact: James W. Wright, Development Authority of the North Country, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 661-3200, E-mail: jwright@danc.org.


Negative Declaration and Extension Public Comment Period

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Recreation Management Plan for the Grass River Conservation Easementwill not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposals for the draft Grass River Conservation Easement Recreation Management Plan to include: open approximately 18 miles of roads to public motorized access; access to approximately 55 miles of non-motorized public recreation corridors and 35 miles of fishing and river corridors; additional access to the summit of Little Blue Mountain, the North Branch of the Grass River, and a trail of approximately 3 miles to Church Pond on the neighboring Forest Preserve Parcel of the same name; creation of 10 new campsites on the protected property; new parking areas Bear Creek, Alder Brook, Stony Brook, Little Blue Mountain, Gulf Brook, Middle Branch Grass River and Pleasant Lake; and a multiple-use trail, open to ATV use, on approximately 16 miles of roads within the easement lands.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until December 15, 2016. This is a 30 day extension from the original deadline of November 14, 2016. The Draft Recreation Management Plan is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/107672.html.

The project is located in the Towns of Clare, Clifton and Colton, New York.

Contact: Peter D'luhosch, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.gov.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan for the Grass River Wild Forest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposals for the draft Grass River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan to include: hiking trails to several waterfalls along the South Branch of the Grass River; parking areas; a new lean-to; replacement of a foot bridge over the North Branch of the Grass River; and the opening of a 900 foot stretch of Forest Preserve road for ATV use, as part of a cross-county multi-use recreational trail.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until December 15, 2016. This is a 30 day extension from the original deadline of November 14, 2016. The Draft Unit Management Plan is posted on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22575.html.

The project is located in the Towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton, and Fine, New York.

Contact: Aaron Graves, NYS DEC - Region 6 Potsdam Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, Phone: (315) 265-3090, E-mail: r6.ump@dec.ny.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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