ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Public Meeting

The Environmental Justice Advisory Group, established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be holding the last of four public meetings throughout New York State to solicit comments on environmental justice issues affecting the people of the State of New York. The meeting schedule is as follows:

July 12, 2000 Albany, NY Council of Community Services Bldg.
200 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Please plan to arrive on time in order to participate fully in the meeting.*

Topics for Comment: We invite you to comment on any of the following issues, or any other environmental justice-related issues of concern to you:

If you cannot attend one of the public meetings, you can send written comments to:

Monica Abreu Conley, Esq., Environmental Justice Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 611, Albany, NY 12233-1040 or send an email at envirju@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
Attn: Michael J. Romanych, P.E.
P.O. Box 727
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Phone: 518-648-5551
Fax: 518-648-6250

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: APA Project No. 2000-143

Location: Town of Indian Lake, Beaver Brook, approximately 500 feet east of NYS Route 30

Comments Due: July 20, 2000

Project Title: Beaver Brook Flood Channel Improvement

Project description: Applicant proposes regulated activity involving wetlands. The proposed project involves cutting a new stream channel 158 feet long and 16 feet wide for Beaver Brook, and to partially excavate a section of former high flow stream channel 135 feet long by 12 feet wide. The purpose of the project is to alleviate the flooding of the adjacent Hutchins and Griffin properties. To compensate for the new stream channels through wetland, 3,200 square feet of the end of the existing earth berm will be removed, resulting in a net increase of 0.07 acre of wetland. Erosion control, timing of work during low flow and use of small tracked equipment is designed to minimize impacts.


Applicant: Norman & Nancy Germain
PO Box 399
Speculator NY 12164
Phone: (518) 548-7311

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

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Application No.: APA Project No. 2000-115

Location: Elm Lake Road, Town of Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County

Comments Due: July 20, 2000

Project Title: Oak Mountain Ski Center, Inc.

Project description: The project proposed land use area constitutes a watershed management project, a Class A regional project under the Adirondack Park Agency Act. No wetlands will be involved or impacted by the project as proposed. The project subject to Agency review jurisdiction does not include ski area improvements in the Low Intensity Use land use area which, at this time, involve replacement of a lift and the base lodge, among other activities. The project subject to Agency review is limited to construction of two dug-out ponds involving one, unnamed stream for snow making. One pond will be 100' x 150' x 10' deep and will hold approximately 600,000 gallons of water. The second pond will be 150' x 55' which will intercept water from the intermittent stream and will hold approximately 250,000 gallons of water. There will be no dams or dikes and water will be allowed to flow freely through the pond and along the stream course. At any given time, no more than 1/3 the flow volume of the stream will be taken.


Applicant: Town of St. Armand
By : Essex County Planning Dept., attn. Victor Putman
PO Box 217
Elizabethtown NY 12932

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. 2000-145

Location: Maple Street in the unincorporated community of Bloomingdale

Comments Due: July 20, 2000

Project Title: Town of St. Armand

Project description: Construction of a municipal water storage tank 48 feet high and 36 feet in diameter and a gravel access road 20 feet wide by 700 feet long on a 1.01 acre parcel to be purchased from a 12.95 acre parcel owned by James and Ramona Whitelaw. A chain link fence will be installed around the area of the water tank.


Applicant: Dale French, Supervisor
Town of Crown Point
P.O. Box 443, Monitor Bay Park
Crown Point, NY 12928
Phone: (518)597-3035
Fax: (518)597-3114

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

Contact: George V. Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: APA Project No. 2000-81

Location: Bradford Hill Road, Sugar Hill Road, Pearl Street, Middle Road, Factoryville Road, County Route 2 and NYS Route 9N & 22, in the Town of Crown Point, Essex County.

Comments Due: July 20, 2000

Project Title: Town of Crown Point Municipal Water Supply System Improvements

Project description: The project involves proposed improvements to the Town of Crown Point Municipal Water Supply System including the installation of a 20 ft. high 350,000 gallon water storage tank on Town owned land, the installation of 1,000 ft. of 16 in. chlorine contact piping, 2,000 feet of 4 in. raw water piping and 42,000 ft. of 8, 10 & 12 in. distribution piping. The water lines will be constructed within the rights-of-way of town, county and state highways. The water storage tank will be constructed on lands owned by the Town of Crown Point (Tax Map No. 128.04-4-16). The project also involves boring under roads, several stream crossings, the installation of fire hydrants and the installation of isolation valves. Only those portions of the project located in Low Intensity and Rural Use land use areas are subject to Agency jurisdiction as a major public utility use and, therefore, are excluded actions pursuant to SEQRA.


Applicant: Town of Keene
Keene, New York 12942
(518) 576-4444

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

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Application No.: APA Project No. 2000-149

Location: Gilmore Hill Road, Town of Keene, Essex County

Comments Due: July 20, 2000

Project Title: Luck Bros., Inc.

Project description: The project consists of a waste disposal site for approximately 1,000 cubic meters of road/bridge reconstruction debris. A 10,000 sq. ft. area will be filled ranging in depth from 5 to 12 ft. The side slopes of fill will be stabilized by grading them to a maximum slope of 1 ft vertical for every 2 ft. horizontal run and installing top soil and seed and mulch. The top of the fill will be graded at a 1 degree slope and have topsoil and seed and mulch installed. There are no wetlands or water courses within 100 feet of the proposed waste disposal area.

Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition and alterations to the Chazy Elementary, Junior/Senior High School in the Chazy Central School District, SED Project No. 09-06-01-02-0-001-009, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 4.6 acres of land adjacent to existing property. The project is located at 609 Route 191, Grave Street in the Town of Chazy. No unmitigated adverse environmental effects are revealed.

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


Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Reclassification of portions (32.2 acres) of the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest as the Camp Santanoni Historic Area and adoption of the Camp Santanoni Historic Area Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed Camp Santanoni Historic Area is comprised of 32.2 acres of land that are currently classified under the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (ASLMP) as portions of the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. Through this proposed reclassification and proposed adoption of the Unit Management Plan (UMP), the Camp Santanoni Historic Area will be created and placed in the Historic classification of the ASLMP. This UMP has been developed to address management of the area over the next five years with a review due in five years thereafter. The project is located Route 28N in the Town of Newcomb, Essex County.

Contact: Charles E. Vandrei, NYSDEC Historic Preservation Officer, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4255, phone: (518) 457-7433.


Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition for the Mechanicville City School District, SED Project No. 52-12-00-05-0-010-002, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 14 acres of land adjacent to existing property. The project is located on Pruyn Hill Road in the Town of Halfmoon.

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

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Warren, Washington and Essex Counties - The Lake George Park Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Lake George Deltas Sedimentation Management and Shoreline Restoration Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted from June 28, 2000 to August 11, 2000. Public scoping sessions will be held on July 25, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Pilot Knob Rd, Fort Ann, NY; July 25, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hague Community Center, Rt 8, Hague, NY; and July 26, 2000 7:00 p.m. at Lake George Town Center, Old Post Rd, Lake George, NY. The action involves the reclamation and removal of delta sediments in Lake George as part of a programmatic approach to shoreline management which will restore navigability, reestablish indigenous plant and animal habitat, improve recreational use and reduce opportunities for nuisance aquatic plant growth. The project area includes deltas at the mouths of several large tributaries which have been identified for evaluation. These include Hague, Indian, Finkle, English, West, East, and Foster Brooks. The program will also identify thresholds and conditions for the consideration of projects at other tributaries in a generic approach. Therefore, components of the project will occur in the Towns of Hague, Bolton, Lake George, Dresden and the Village of Lake George. Additional future project components may occur in the Towns of Queensbury, Fort Ann, Putnam and Ticonderoga. The named municipalities are all within the Counties of Warren, Washington and Essex.

Contact: Michael P. White, Lake George Park Commission, PO Box 749, Lake George, NY 12845, Phone: (518) 668-9347 Fax: (518) 668-5001 E-mail: lgpc@superior.net