Adirondack Park Agency Completed Application

Applicant: Douglas West
47 Spear Road
Willsboro, NY 12996

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
PO Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518)891-4050

Contact: John L. Quinn

Application No.: APA:2000-37

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type 2 (excluded) action.

Location: Johns Pavilion Road, Town of Willsboro

Comments Due: 5/11/00

Project Title: West's Clay Pit

Project description: Applicant proposes a 2.5 acre commercial clay extraction. A maximum of 40,000 cubic yards of material is to be removed annually. An average of 30 (maximum of 80) loaded truck trips are projected on a weekly basis. The extraction is to operate year-round, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The projected life of mine term will be approximately 7 years.

APA Contact Person: John L. Quinn
PO Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, New York 12977

Notice of Public Hearing

Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation will jointly conduct public hearings: 1) regarding the proposed amendment of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan to reclassify approximately 75 acres of land in the Town of Newcomb, Essex County, from the Wild Forest classification to the State Historic Classification to establish the "Camp Santanoni Historic Area"; and, 2) regarding the Draft Unit Management Plan proposed for such area. At that time, any person may present oral or written statements in regard to the proposed classification and/or the Draft Plan. Written comments will be received by the Agency and the Department postmarked through May 20, 2000. Public hearings will be held on the following dates and times, at the following locations: Monday, May 15, 2000, 10:00 a.m., Town of Lake George Town Center, Lake George, NY; Monday, May 15, 2000, 6:00 p.m., Newcomb Fire Hall, Newcomb, NY; May, 16, 2000, 1:00 p.m., Public Service Commission, 8th Floor Board Room, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY; and May 17, 2000, 6:00 p.m. at SUNY School of Environmental Science & Forestry, Room 5, Illick Hall, Syracuse, NY.

Contacts: John S. Banta, Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518)891-4050; and Charles E. Vandrei, Bureau of Public Lands, Department of Environmental Conservation, Room 438, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4255, phone: (518) 457-7433.

Positive Declaration

Washington County - The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Smiths Basin Mine Site by Jointa Galusha, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environmental and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves operation of a 190 acre life-of-mine rock quarry on a 986+ acre parcel of land owned entirely by Jointa Galusha, LLC. Sub-jurisdictional mining (<1000 tons/year) has occurred at the site over the past year. The new mine would include aggregate processing operations such as crushing and screening. However, no concrete or asphalt batch plants are planned for the site. The mining operation would have an anticipated life of 50-100 years. Upon cessation of mining, the majority of the mine site will be reclaimed as a 170+ acre lake. The project is located approximately 3/4 of a mile north of NYS Route 149, 3/4 of a mile south of Comers Road and 3/4 of a mile east of the Champlain Canal, entirely within the Town of Hartford.

Contact: Thomas W. Hall, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 232 Hudson Street, PO Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220, phone: (518) 623-1281.

Notice of Positive Declaration and Acceptance of Draft EIS

Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined the need for and accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed construction of a New Bus Garage for the Ballston Spa Central School District, SED Project No. 52-13-01-06-5-014-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until May 9, 2000. The action involves 20,000 square feet of new construction on existing property. The project is located on Wood Road in the Village of Ballston Spa.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.