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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/16/2016

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Clinton

Applicant: Huber Resources Corporation

Contact for this Project: Barry Burgason
Huber Resources Corporation
P.O. Box 554
Old Town Maine, ME 04468

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

APA Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2016-0192

Project Title: Huber Resources Corporation

Location: NY Route 374 in the Town of Dannemora, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: November 24, 2016

Project Description: The project involves a Commercial Use Sand and Gravel Extraction proposed to remove approximately 60,000 to 100,000 cubic yards of mine tailings to be trucked off the site annually. It is estimated there is approximately 300,000 cubic yards of ore sand mine tailings that will be trucked off the site over a five year period. The trucking will occur Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from April 1 to November 15 annually. The average number of loaded tractor trailer dump trucks to leave the site daily will be 15 with an anticipated maximum of 30 loaded tractor trailer dump trucks. A front end loader will be used to load the trucks.


County: Clinton

Applicant: Verizon Wireless - Saranac Tower

Contact for this Project: Jared 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: Tracy J. Darrah

APA Project Number: 2016-0194

Project Title: Verizon Wireless - Saranac Tower

Location: Wilson Road in the Town of Saranac, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 1, 2016

Project Description: The action involves installation of a new 80.5 foot tall telecommunications tower and antennas, an equipment platform and other associated improvements.


County: Clinton

Applicant: Chateaugay Woodlands LLC
1512 East Franklin Street, Suite 104
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Contact for this Project: Matthew W. Sampson
P.O. Box 155
Wellsboro, PA 16901

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

APA Contact: Suzanne McSherry

APA Project Number: 2016-210

Project Title: Chateaugay Woodlands LLC

Location: County Routes 2 and 6 and State Route 374 in the Towns of Ellenburg and Dannemora, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 1, 2016

Project Description: The action involves conveyance of 5,828 acres in the Towns of Ellenburg and Dannemora. The conveyance is comprised of nine separate tax parcels, all of which are subject to a conservation easement prohibiting further subdivision or development. Forestry management of the lands will continue.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - Clinton County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Northern Tier Multi-Use Path will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a multi-use transportation trail (4.7 miles long) which will link the Village and Town of Champlain to the Village of Rouses Point in northeastern Clinton County. The project will facilitate safe, accessible and efficient pedestrian and bicycle travel between these communities and local businesses, school, and other vital destinations. The project begins on Elm Street/Oak Street in the Village of Champlain and will end on Maple Street/Academy Street in Village of Rouses Point, New York.

Contact: Harry McManus, Clinton County, 19 Smith Street, Rouses Point, NY 12979, Phone: (518) 297-7753, E-mail: harrymcmanus@gmail.com.


Notice of Positive Declaration, Draft Negative 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.

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/.

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 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.

SEQR Draft Negative Declaration Reasons Supporting this Determination:

The proposed action includes classification of the MacIntyre East Tract in Towns of Newcomb & North Hudson, Essex County (6,059.54 acres) as Wilderness (4,446.55 acres), Primitive (8.26 acres), and Wild Forest (1,604.74 acres) and the MacIntyre West Tract (7,368.1 acres) as Wilderness (7,365 acres) and Primitive (3.1 acres). This is a Type I Action under the Final PEIS because it involves the classification of a new acquisition over 5,000 acres in size to Wilderness. Wilderness is the most environmentally protective classification available, and therefore the proposal has no probable significant adverse environmental impacts.

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 canceled.

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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