ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Application

Applicant: Paul Wilbur, Director
Sacandaga Pathways Project
P.O. Box 41
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone: (518)548-7608

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. 2000-127

Location: NYS Route 30, Village of Speculator, Hamilton County

Comments Due: August 10, 2000

Project Title: Sacandaga Pathway Project

Project description: The project and variance site is located in the Village of Speculator on the east side of NYS Route 30 along the Sacandaga River. The project involves the construction of a 60± ft. long boardwalk with two 12 ft. x 14 ft. decks, a 180± ft. long extension to an existing boardwalk, a 100± ft. long walkway with a 10 ft. x 12 ft. removable dock and a new 5ft. wide, 700 ±ft. long handicapped accessible boardwalk. The 60± ft. boardwalk will extend from the end of an existing dirt road. It will connect the two proposed decks. One of the decks will be used as an observation platform oriented toward the river, the other will be used as a rest area between two sections of boardwalk. The 180± ft. long boardwalk will extend from the end of an existing one over an upland area. It is proposed to make this section of the site handicapped accessible. The 100 ft. long boardwalk will provide access to and from the Sacandaga River via the proposed dock. The 700 ft. long boardwalk will provide handicapped access between an upland portion of the site and the boat dock on the Sacandaga River. It will run from an existing upland trail to the base of a steep bank and then along the base of the bank to the proposed boat dock which is located in an old Niagara Mohawk power line right-of-way. The 10 ft. x 12 ft. dock will be seasonally placed in the Sacandaga River. The Town also proposes a picnic area and a meditation path within the upland portion of the project site and educational displays at various locations along the existing and proposed walkways. The proposed improvements are part of the Town and Village's public use area and are a continuation of its Sacandaga Pathways/River Walk project.


Applicant: Vincent McClelland
% the LA Group
Box 791, Keene Valley, NY 12943
Phone: 576-2297

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

Contact: Gary J. Duprey

Application No.: APA Project No. 2000-171

Location: Essex County - Town Lewis - NYS Route 9

Comments Due: August 10, 2000

Project Title: Graystone Materials, Inc./Lewis Sand and Gravel

Project description: The applicant proposes to increase the production of crushed stone aggregate from 100,000 tons/year to 225,000 tons/year and to construct a new one-way access road into the site. Doing so will allow them to process up to 180,000 tons of cap rock from NYCO Minerals Oak Hill mine site and 45,000 tons of rock to be acquired from its existing Agency approved rock quarry (Permits 95-61 & 96-272). They also propose to extend the operating season for crushing stone to Thanksgiving annually rather than the end of October.


Applicant: Rick Fenton, Supervising Forester
P.O. Box 1316, 701 S. Main St., Northville, NY 12134
Phone: 518-863-4545
Fax: 518-863-2546

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. 2000-157

Location: Hamilton County: Towns of Inlet and Arietta, Moose River Recreation Area Main Road

Comments Due: August 10, 2000

Project Title: Moose River Recreation Area Main Road Culvert Replacement

Project description: Regulated activity involving wetlands: Replacement and upgrading of existing road culverts to correct persistent drainage, road washout and erosion problems along the 13.5 mile Moose River Recreation Area Main Road. Based on stormwater calculations, enlarged culverts with stone headwalls at Bradley Brook (7' x 30' concrete culvert), Wheelchair Pond (73" x 55" arch culvert) and west of Governor Brook (66" x 51" arch culvert) are proposed. The work areas total 1865 square feet and will result in minor disturbance to adjacent wetlands. Cofferdams, sediment catch bags, temporary water bypasses, turbidity curtain, silt fences and rip-rap are proposed to minimize impacts to wetlands. Eroded road fill in Bradley Brook will be removed from the impacted wetland to revert back to wetland.

Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Ballston Spa Central School District, Control No. 52-13-01-06-5-014-001 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new bus garage. The project is located on Route 67, Milton, New York.

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

SERP Action - Draft Negative Declaration

Essex/Clinton County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Village of Keeseville, as lead agency has determined that the Keeseville Drinking Water Upgrade Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the current ground water source for public drinking is chorinated but not filtered. In order to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Village is planning to undertake improvements that include filtration of the supply and improvements in storage, transmission and distribution. The project is located in the Village of Keeseville, Frontage Road town of Chesterfield.

Contact: Ann Ruzow Holland, Executive Director, Friends of the North Country, Inc., PO Box 446, Keeseville, New York 12944, phone: (518) 834-9606.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Warren County - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 99-6. Public comment period ends 08/07/00 . The action involves the amendments of the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map in the Town of Queensbury, Warren County (Map Amendment 99-6) to reclassify approximately 126.4 acres pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act, Section 805(c)(1) in the following manner:

Area A: Resource Management to Moderate Intensity Use; 15± acres
Area B: Resource Management to Low Intensity Use; 55± acres
Area C: Resource Management to Low Intensity Use; 50± acres
Area D: Low Intensity Use to Moderate Intensity Use; 6.4± acres.

The project is located Town of Queensbury, Warren County.

Contact: Henry A. Savarie, Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518)891-4050.