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ENB - Region 5 Notices 12/7/2016

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Clinton

Applicant: Brian and Virginia Ruder

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

APA Contact: Devan Korn

APA Project Number: 2016-0187

Project Title: Brian and Virginia Ruder

Location: Union Falls Road in the Town of Black Brook, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: December 21, 2016

Project Description: A four lot subdivision, involving wetlands, creating the following three lots with shoreline on Silver Lake: a 3.46 ± acre developed lot, a 5.18 ± acre vacant building lot, and a 188.16 acre developed lot. A new single family dwelling is proposed on the 5.18 ± acre lot and will be served by an on-site wastewater treatment system and individual water supply. The fourth lot is existing tax lot 296-2-10.3 which was created without the required APA permit and contains existing development.

Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The Town of Bellmont, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Removal of Accumulated Sediment from Portions of Mountain View Lake and Indian Lake will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of 120,000 ± cubic yards of accumulated sediment from Mountain View Lake, Indian Lake, and the connecting channel in order to restore impaired recreational and navigational uses. A hydraulic dredge will remove sediment from six designated priority areas and pump the slurry to upland geotubes placed in a lined disposal field for dewatering. Water exuded from the geotubes will be piped back to the lake. After the sediment is dewatered, the Town of Bellmont will move the dried material for ultimate disposal at two sites: an upland parcel known as Haley Meadow, and a town-owned gravel pit adjacent to a closed town landfill. Sites will be restored with native vegetation.

Mountain View Lake, an impoundment of the Salmon River, is affected by sediment deposition, despite the Best Management Practices that are currently in place for forestry practices and the concerted efforts of landowners and the Town to reduce nonpoint sources of sediment. Legacy sediment, deposited within the Salmon River catchment during prior forest clearing events, is implicated as a potential source. Sediment removal is proposed within six priority areas of Mountain View Lake, the connecting channel, and the inlet to Indian Lake, where navigation and recreation are most impaired, totaling 53 ± acres (8%) of the surface area of the lakes. Construction will extend over two seasons, given the time required for site preparation and mobilization, the production rate of the hydraulic dredge, and weather conditions in northern New York. The project team has completed the following investigations: use attainment, bathymetric survey, aquatic habitat survey, macrophyte survey, wetland delineation, sediment coring, sediment testing for navigational dredge parameters (TOGS 5.1.9), and sediment testing for solid waste disposal parameters (Part 375, soil cleanup objectives). Littoral areas with protected plant species will be avoided.

The project is located in and around Mountain View Lake and Indian Lake in the Town of Bellmont, New York.

Contact: H. Bruce Russell, Town of Bellmont, 9 Hill Road, P.O. Box 35, Brainardsville, NY 12916-0035, Phone: (518) 425-3461 extension 100, E-mail:

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