ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Thomas Frobel
Stony Brook Homestead Development, LLC
239 Tom Miller Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 561-5647

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. 2000-91

SEQR:Excluded

Location: Douglas Road, Town of Saranac, Clinton County

Comments Due: October 19, 2000

Project description: The proposed project involves the subdivision of the 47.5 acre project site into 7 lots or parcels, thereby creating five new building lots, a 0.7 acre subdivision road parcel and the remainder of the property. The five new building lots range in size from 0.7 acres to 5.2 acres. The subdivision road and the five new building lots are located on the east side of a former Delaware & Hudson Railroad right-of-way and the remainder of the project site (i.e., 34 acres) is located on the west side of the old railroad right-of-way. One new single family dwelling with on-site water supply and wastewater treatment systems is proposed for each of the five new building lots. The proposed subdivision road will be dedicated to the Town of Saranac. No new land use or development is proposed for the 34 acre portion of the project site located on the west side of the old railroad right-of-way.

Public Notice

Saratoga County - Region 5 of the Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 546036, known as the Van Raalte Knitting Mill Site. This site is located in the City of Saratoga Springs, in the County of Saratoga and is located at High Rock and Excelsior Avenue. The reason for this deletion is:

All site remedial activities required under the Voluntary Agreement Program have been successfully completed. All PCB containing electrical equipment as well as suspected PCB contaminated soils in the area of the former transformers have been removed from the site and properly disposed. A black tar-like substance found in the area of the above ground storage tank has been removed from the site and properly disposed. Three drums of unknown material were characterized and properly disposed, and the above ground storage tank has been permanently closed and registered. Building surfaces containing residual low level concentrations of PCBs have been demolished or scarified, properly disposed, and sealed from migration to human health exposure. Trace levels of PCB were detected in the soil remaining near the former transformers, however, the levels are significantly below recommended soil cleanup objectives and have been determined to be of an inconsequential nature. As a result of all the activities performed at this site, there are no remaining environmental problems associated with the disposal of hazardous waste.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: Mr. Daniel L. Steenberge
NYSDEC - Region 5
Route 86, P.O. Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296

All written comments must be received by November 4, 2000. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 5 Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY.

Negative Declaration

Hamilton County - the Village of Speculator, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Elm Lake Road Collection System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of the sewer collection system on Elm Lake Road. On the north side of Elm Lake Road, the project would run from Wilbur Lane to the access road to Oak Mt. Ski area. The construction would include force main and gravity sewer lines and manholes. The project is located on the south side and run easterly from the current school and continue to the Village of Highway Department garage.

Contact: Florence Braunius, PO Box 396, Speculator, NY 12164, phone: (518) 548-5441, fax: (518) 548-5544, e-mail specwwtp@klink.net


Saratoga County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grooms Road to Route 146 project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project begins on Moe Road at its intersection with Grooms Road in the Town of Clifton Park, and proceeds north on Moe Road approximately 1.9 miles and ends at the intersection of Moe Road and NYS Route 146. The action involves the widening of the existing 3.0m travel lanes to 3.3m, the construction of left turn lanes along Moe Road, Grooms Road and Clifton Park Center Road where necessary, and the construction of a 3.0m multi-use path on the east side of the road to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. The project is located on Moe Road at its intersection of Grooms Road in the Town of Clifton Park.

Contact: Mark Silo, P.E., Regional Design Engineer, NYSDOT Region One Office, 84 Holland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208 (518) 474-6285.


Saratoga County - The Town of Halfmoon Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fairway Estates PDD will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development and construction of 155 town house units and a 9-hole golf course. The project is located southwest of the intersection of Raylinsky Lane and Johnson Road in the Town of Halfmoon.

Contact: Richard Lee, Chairman, Town of Halfmoon Planning Board, 111 Route 236, Halfmoon, NY 12065, phone: (518) 371-7410, Ext. 245.

Notice of Completion of Final EIS

Albany and Saratoga Counties - The NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), as lead agency, has completed a final EIS on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Peebles Island State Park. The action involves adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Peebles Island State Park. The plan includes proposals for limited recreational development including a visitor center, improved parking and park administration offices. The north bridge to the park will be reopened to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Use of the western area of the park will be primarily trails related. The portion of the park on Van Schaick Island would offer low impact river access camping, shoreline access for fishermen and marine related facilities in the area of the former Matton Shipyard. Peebles Island State Park is located at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers in the Town of Waterford, Saratoga County and the City of Cohoes, Albany County.

Contact: Donald Kasprzak, Regional Director, Saratoga-Capital District State Park Region, Administration Building, Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, donald.kasprzak@oprhp.state.ny.us, phone: (518) 584-2000 and Thomas B. Lyons, Director, Management Bureau, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building One, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, thomas.lyons@oprhp.state.ny.us, phone: (518) 474-0409.