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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 10/25/2017

Hamilton County


Jason Roberts Development Corporation
c/o Gary Spindler
250 W 26th St Fl 4
New York, NY 10001


Rainbow Lake Dam
Starbuck Rd - 360 Ft SW of Lake View Dr and Mountain Top Dr
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters

Project is Located:

Indian Lake, Hamilton County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to remove Rainbow Lake Dam (# 186-0849), a Class C High Hazard Dam, to comply with DEC Dam Safety regulations. The entire spillway, approximately 19' W, will be removed to native bedrock or downstream bed elevation, with the exception of 3" on each side, to protect the bridge abutments, which will remain in place. This will downgrade the dam to a Class D - Removed Dam. The work area will be dewatered during construction using a jersey barrier and sandbag cofferdam. The concrete dam demolition debris will be disposed at an approved upland location. This project is also under the jurisdiction of the Adirondack Park Agency (#2016-10).

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 09, 2017.


Rebecca A Smith
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

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