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ENB - Region 5 Notices 5/10/2017

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Public Comment Period for the Draft Amendment to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

The amendment proposes the development of an accessible tent site on Lake Durant; the creation of a spur trail that connects the hamlet of Long Lake to the Northville Placid Trail; the construction of an additional lean-to on a heavily-used section of the Northville Placid Trail; and modifications to the Blue Mountain summit facilities, including rehabilitation of the Blue Mountain access road, the removal of summit facilities that are no longer in use, and the installation of improvements that will protect the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) investment in the facilities on the summit.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until June 16, 2017. The draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendment is posted on the NYS DEC website at:

The Blue Mountain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Minerva in Essex County, New York, and the Towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Josh Clague, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail:

Public Comment Period for the Draft Amendments to the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Unit Management Plan and the Jessup River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

The amendments propose the installation of a gate at the entrance to Eagle Cave to protect an important bat hibernaculum; the construction of the new Wakely Brook Trail to connect the Kunjamuk Trail with the Round Pond Trail; the official designation and marking of the Round Pond Trail, the Kings Flow East Trail, and the Puffer Pond Brook Trail; the retention of the Puffer Pond lean-to, which was identified for removal in the 2005 UMP; the construction of a new trail segment connecting the John Pond - Clear Pond Loop Trail to Parkerville Road; replace the bridge on the Sacandaga River or re-rout a portion of the Botheration Pond Trail to avoid the river crossing; and re-rout a portion of the Clear Pond Trail.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until June 16, 2017. The draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendments are posted on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) website at:

The Siamese Ponds Wilderness and the Jessup River Wild Forest are located in the Towns of Wells, Lake Pleasant, and Indian Lake in Hamilton County, New York and the Towns of Johnsburg and Thurman in Warren County, New York.

Contact: Kirstin Seleen, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1278, E-mail:

Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: Joe Wilson
Harris Bay Yacht Club
P.O. Box 139
Cleverdale, NY 12820

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

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin

Application Number: 5234-12-16

Application Type: DM Major Variance Request for Wharf

Location: 2712 State Route 91 in the Town of Queensbury, New York.

Comment Period Ends: May 12, 2017

Project Description: The project involves the modification of an existing floating dock complex to increase offshore distance, expand the gas dock, update the dock lighting system, and replace pilings with a helix screw anchor and cable system used as support for wharfs.

Positive Declaration and Extension of Public Comment Period

Warren County - Warren County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport Runway 1-19 Extension may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The public comment period has been extended until June 6, 2017.

The action involves providing adequate runway length to accommodate the family of critical design airplanes/aircraft currently operating at the airport and those anticipated to continue to operate at the airport in the next five years while ensuring requisite runway safety areas. The proposed extension of Runway 1-19 from 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet is needed to provide the necessary length to operate the existing and anticipated to continue to operate jet aircraft without imposing weight restrictions or requiring an intermediate fuel stop when flying to medium or long haul destinations. The proposed project involves a 1,000 foot extension to Runway 1-19 to provide a total length of 6,000 feet; constructing a parallel taxiway extension, excavating/grading 66.7 acres of land to construct the runway/taxiway extension, remove 10.6 acres of terrain penetrations, relocate lighting and navigational aids, and construct a maintenance road; removal 23 acres of trees that are RESS obstructions (five acres on airport property, 18 acres off airport property within limits of existing aviation easement); redesign and publication of new approach procedures to the Runway 1 end (½ mile visibility minimum); and Pen and Ink change to ALP drawing to incorporate approximately 97.5 acres of county owned-land to airport owned-land. The project is located at 443 Queensbury Avenue in the Town of Queensbury, New York.

Contact: Ross Dubarry, Warren County, 443 Queensbury Avenue, Room 201, Queensbury, NY 12804, Phone: (518) 792-5995.

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