ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Phillip and Mary Ellen Wilsey
C 43 Cascade Acres
Lake Placid, New York 12946

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Application No.: APA Project No. 2000-66

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

Location: West Valley Road, Town of North Elba

Comments Due: May 25, 2000

Project description and location: The action involves proposed two-lot subdivision for the purpose of creating a 1.39 acre parcel for construction of a two-story, 40' x 80' retail/wholesale commercial use building with an apartment on the second floor. The project will involve village sewer and water, underground electric and construction of a parking lot and signage. The current landowner will retain the remaining 3.12 acre parcel with an existing mobile home which is to be replaced by a single family dwelling.

Negative Declaration

Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Gedeiko/Fields will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 1 acre pond involving an unnamed stream and wetlands. Approximately 0.38 acres of wetlands will be destroyed during construction of the pond and 0.60 acres of new wetlands will be created as part of the project. Erosion control measures as well as a turbid water settling basin will be installed to prevent downstream impacts during construction. Detailed plans, a construction schedule, wetland mitigation plan and mitigation monitoring schedule have been submitted with the project proposal. NYS DEC issued a permit for the project May 18, 1999 and the US Army Corps of Engineers anticipates issuing a permit in the near future. The project is located in Town of Jay, Essex County, south side of North Jay Road (County Rte. 64).

Contact: Frank Fields, HCR #1, Box 433, Lewis, New York 12950
For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period ends: May 25, 2000
APA contact Person: Thomas E. Sachrig
PO Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, New York 12977


Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Unit Management Plan for the High Peaks Wilderness Area, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation adopting an amendment to the Unit Management Plan for the high Peaks Wilderness Area which will allow for the relocation of two portions of the trail to little Porter Mountain from Interbrook Rd. The relocation will require cutting three (3) trees over 3" in diameter. Comments on the draft plan amendment will be accepted through May 19, 2000. The project is located in the Town of Keene, Essex County, New York on New York State Forest Preserve land classified as the High Peaks Wilderness Area.

Contact: Thomas Martin, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Rt. 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518)897-1200.


Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 5, Bureau of Fisheries - Hope Ponds will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves regulated activity involving wetlands: proposed use of pesticide rotenone at a concentration of 1.0 ppm in all three ponds to remove non-native golden shiners, native-but-widely-introduced brown bullheads, white suckers, pumpkinseeds, northern redbelly dace and stocked salmonids. The objective is to reclaim the three ponds in the 2000 or 2001 field season and restock with trout following natural detoxification. This is the first treatment of the Hope Pond system. After treatment, use of fish as bait will be prohibited. The project is located within the Adirondack Park, project no. 2000-71, Franklin County, Town of Franklin, Little and Big Hope Ponds and Unnamed Pond.

Contact: Lawrence E. Strait, Regional Fisheries Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Fisheries, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518) 897-1333.


Franklin County - The Town of Santa Clara, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Santa Clara Land Use Plan, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Land Use Plan for the Town of Santa Clara. The Land Use designations provided for in the Plan are generally identical to the 1999 Adirondack Park Agency Land Use designations. The only differences are several parcels that incorporate more building restrictions, aimed at protecting waterways and wildlife habitat. The project is located in entire Town of Santa Clara, New York.

Contact: Michael Adams, Town of Santa Clara Supervisor, Star Route Box 32, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, phone: (518) 891-2402.


Hamilton County - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency has determined that APA Project No. 2000-38, bridges and roads in wetlands proposed by International Paper Company and Brian Dangler, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of two temporary bridges over a stream and associated wetlands and the installation of a woods road through wetlands. The purpose of installing the bridges and the road through wetlands is to gain access to an area that will be timber harvested. Upon completion of the timber harvest the temporary bridges and wetland fill will be removed. Approximately 45 feet of portable bridges will be installed over the stream and associated wetlands, including one temporary pier in wetlands (6-12" by 12" by 20 ft. long hemlock beams) and a wetland area approximately 18 feet wide by 48 feet long will have a temporary road constructed in it. Erosion control measures will be installed prior to undertaking any earth disturbance and all disturbance to the stream banks, soils and wetlands will be mitigated as part of the project. Road stabilization fabric will be installed in the footprint of the temporary road prior to filling the wetland area to contain the clean gravel fill. The project is located in Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County, in the vicinity of south Pond off County Rte. 3. Adirondack Park Agency Comment Period ends May 25, 2000.

APA Contact Person: Thomas E. Saehrig, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Krise Major Resubdivision #1-2000. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 11, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at 1071 State Route 40 Burton Hall Easton, New York 12834. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 24, 2000. The action involves a major resubdivision for a single family residence on one lot within a plat that includes 15 single family residential lots and a large open space area. The town of Easton CEA-3 is located within the open space area. Each individual house is serviced by an individual well and septic system. Impacts include the potential for further expansion of the 15 lots within the plat: presents growing concerns for public health issues. The project is located on Windy Hill Road in the Town of Easton.

Contact: Mr. Edward Skiff, Chairman, town of Easton Planning Board, 1071 State Route 40 , Greenwich State, New York 12834, phone: (518)692-2678.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Krise Major Resubdivision #1-2000. The action involves resubdividing an existing lot within a plat that includes 15 single family residential lots and a large open space area. The Town of Easton CEA-3 is located within the open space area. Each individual house is serviced by an individual well and septic system. Impacts include the potential for further expansion of the 15 lots within the plat: presents growing concerns for public health issues, given the high water table, and fast perc rates. Mitigation of impacts will include requirement for a drilled well in lieu of a well point; 15 month interval, regular water testing for new lot and adjoining lots; and remediation of existing ROW access requirement matters for ownership by lots using the Row and for bringing up to Town specifications for width and drainage in light of the increase in traffic which will accompany the addition of the new residence along the ROW. The project is located on Windy Hill Road in the Town of Easton.

Contact: Mr. Edward Skiff, Chairman, town of Easton Planning Board, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, New York 12834, phone:(518) 692-2678.