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ENB - Region 5 Notices 6/7/2017

Public Notice

Tree Removal for Construction of the Pharaoh Road Parking Area

The action involves the removal of 98 trees along with their stumps to facilitate construction of a public motor vehicle parking area on Pharaoh Road at the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. Tree cutting will be in compliance with LF Policy 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area is located in the Town of Horicon, New York.

Contact: Corrie O'Dea, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road , Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1275.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Peru Sand and Gravel, LLC

Contact for this Project: Seana Remillard
Peru Sand and Gravel, LLC
353 Sullivan Road
Peru, NY 12972

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: 2017-0049

Project Title: Peru Sand and Gravel, LLC

Location: Off Bonnieview Road in the Town of Wilmington, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: June 22, 2017

Project Description: The action involves the lease of a 12.7 acre portion of a 1,525 acre parcel for a sand and gravel mining operation in and adjacent to the location of a previous sand and gravel mine site. Excavating, crushing, screening and stockpiling of materials will occur on the site. The average annual production is estimated to be 22,500 cubic yards of sand, gravel and cobble stones and the maximum estimated production of the same materials will be 45,000 cubic yards. The daily loaded truck trips will range from 12 to 20 trips. A combination of double axel dump trucks and tractor trailer dump trailers will be used to transport material. The ratio is estimated at 50/50 for double axel dump trucks and dump trailers. The hours of operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Only minor equipment maintenance and loading of vehicles will occur between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. workdays. Mining and hauling will start at 7:00 a.m.


Negative Declaration

Hamilton County - The Town of Lake Pleasant, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Pleasant Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of the Village of Speculator Water System to a proposed water district within the Town of Lake Pleasant along NYS Route 8 west of the Village of Speculator. The project is located along NYS Route 8 in the Town of Lake Pleasant, New York.

Contact: Dan Wilt, Town of Lake Pleasant, P.O. Box 799, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108, Phone: (518) 548-3625, E-mail: supervisorwitt@frontiernet.net.


Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Notice of Completion of Draft EIS, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Notice of Public Meetings

Essex and Franklin Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared and accepted.

There will be two public meetings on the Plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saranac Lake High School auditorium
79 Canaras Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wild Center, Flammer Theater
45 Museum Drive (off Hosley Avenue)
Tupper Lake, NY.

There will also be two staff availability sessions for the public to ask questions of NYS DEC staff related to the draft plan:

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY.

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Geoff-Nelson Memorial Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until August 11, 2017.

Copies of the draft UMP/Draft EIS will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC's headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC's Region 5 office in Ray Brook NY; and the offices of each town in the project location (listed below) and on line at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22593.html.

NYS DEC has completed a Draft UMP for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. The Plan includes a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) and River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR §666.7, for the Saranac River, Ausable River and Raquette River. Major proposals in the plan include: the designation and construction of hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, bicycling, and equestrian trails; the development of new parking areas and other improvements at trailheads and fishing access sites; the creation, closure, and relocation of campsites; the restriction of and/or limitations for motorboats on certain waterbodies; and the development of facilities for people with disabilities.

The project is located in the Towns of Franklin, Santa Clara, Brighton, Tupper Lake, and Harrietstown, in Franklin County, New York, and Towns of St. Armand and North Elba in Essex County, New York.

Contact: Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


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