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ENB - Region 5 Notices 6/21/2017

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Tree Cutting Notice for Vanderwhacker Mountain Trail Work

This routine maintenance involves the removal of 2 trees to facilitate the re-route on the existing trail at Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. 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 Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Minerva, Essex County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209, E-mail: robert.ripp@dec.ny.gov.


Tree Removal Notice for Construction of a Parking Area at Moxham Mountain

The action involves the removal of 10 trees along with their stumps to facilitate construction of a parking lot at Moxham Mountain. This construction project is included in the approved Unit Management Plan for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. 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 Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Minerva, Essex County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209, E-mail: robert.ripp@dec.ny.gov.


Tree Removal Notice for Construction of a Parking Area at Balfour Lake

The action involves the removal of 2 trees along with their stumps to facilitate construction of the re-opening of an old driveway leading into the existing parking lot at Balfour Lake. This construction project is included in the approved Unit Management Plan for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. 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 Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest is located in the Town of Minerva, Essex County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209, E-mail: robert.ripp@dec.ny.gov.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Hamilton

Applicant: Christopher Studley
38 Cadwaller Court
Yardley, PA 19067

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

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2017-0067

Project Title: Christopher Studley

Location: OK Slip Pond in the Town of Indian Lake, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: July 6, 2017

Project Description: The action involves construction of a climbing/ropes wall 47 feet in height to serve an existing group camp (Northern Frontier Brigade Camp) within 1/8 mile of lands of the State of New York which are part of the Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area.


Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: Walter Lamb
Sawmill Bay Marina, LLC
PO Box 509
Bolton Landing, NY 12814

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

LPGC Contact: Molly Gallagher

Application Number: 5220-24-17

Application Type: M1 MOD Major Class A Marina

Location: Town of Bolton, New York.

Comment Period Ends: June 23, 2017

Project Description: The project involves the modification of a Class A Marina to add two public vessels for water taxi service to the island campsites.


Negative Declaration

Fulton County - The Village of Broadalbin, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Storage Tank Replacement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed construction of a new 400,000 gallon water tank adjacent to the existing tank. New tank level controls and alarms are proposed to meet current standards. The old tank will be properly dismantled and disposed of once the new tank is operational. Replacement of approximately 1,100 linear feet of 10 inch transmission main is also proposed between the tank and the distribution system, along the existing pipe alignment. The project is located in the Village of Broadalbin, New York.

Contact: Larry Cornell, Village of Broadalbin, 16 West Main Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025, Phone: (518) 883-8265.


Positive Declaration, Extension of Public Scoping 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. In support of preparation of the Draft EIS, Warren County will conduct a formal Scoping process. A Draft Scoping Document is available for public review and comment online at: http://www.warrencountyny.gov/airport/docs/seqra.pdf The public scoping and public comment period on the Draft Scoping document has been extended and will now run from June 24, 2017 to July 24, 2017.

Floyd Bennett Airport, located in Queensbury, New York lies approximately three miles northeast of Glens Falls. The purpose of this project is to provide 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, relocated lighting and navigational aids, and construct a maintenance road; removing 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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