ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Matthew D. Long
195 Norboro Road
Gloversville, New York 12078

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, New York 12977

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Application No.: APA 2000-233

SEQR: Exempt

Location: New York State Route 30

Comments Due: December 21, 2000

Project Title: Matthew D. Long, DVM

Project Description: The project consists of establishing a new commercial use in a pre-existing commercial building located in a state highway critical environmental area. The applicant proposes to utilize an existing 74 foot x 30 foot building for a veterinary clinic. No exterior alterations or expansions to the building or site are proposed. The clinic will operate Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm. There will be no boarding facilities. The 2,220 square foot building is one story tall and is served by an on-site wastewater treatment system constructed in 1997 and by municipal water supply. The building is located approximately 42 feet from the edge of the right-of-way of New York State Route 30, within the designated state highway critical environmental area. The immediate surrounding area is developed by commercial, retail, residential and open space uses.


Negative Declaration

Essex County - The Town of North Elba/Village of Lake Placid, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Lake Placid/Town of North Elba Joint Land Use Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Joint Land Use Code. The project applies to the entire Village of Lake Placid and Town of North Elba.

Contact: Kimball Daby, North Elba Town Hall, 301 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York 12946, phone: (518)523-1975


Warren County - The City of Glens Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Revision of the City's Zoning Law and Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the City's Zoning Law which has been completely rewritten and expanded to clarify the regulations, and to facilitate administration and enforcement of the zoning law. The project is located citywide.

Contact: Robert Murray, 94 Glenwood Avenue, Queensbury, New York 12804, phone: (518) 798-6627.


Washington County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tracy Materials Windy Hill Bank mine expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Tracy Materials Incorporated proposing to expand mining and processing of sand and gravel from 108 acres to 141 acres on a 223-acre parcel of property. Mining would be over a 10-year period. Unconsolidated materials would be excavated from the mining face in a continuous 20 foot high cut. No new processing equipment will be required. An existing 1500 foot haul road would provide direct access to Windy Hill Road (Town of Easton). The reclamation objective is agricultural land/open space. The project is located in the Town of Easton, Windy Hill Road.

Contact: George D. Casey, NYS DEC, 232 Hudson St, Box 220,Warrensburg, New York 12885, phone: (518) 623-1281.


Positive Declaration

Fulton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the Champion Rock Products proposed Perth mine may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the mining and processing of dolomite rock from 140 acres of a 200-acre property. Mining would be conducted in 5 phases, with each phase up to 20 years in duration. Rock would be drilled and blasted from mining faces in a series of 50 to 60 foot high benches. The project includes on-site crushing, screening and stockpiling of material for use as construction aggregate. An asphalt plant and concrete batch plant are also proposed. A 2000 foot haul road would provide direct access to NYS Route 30. The reclamation objective is open space and a freshwater lake. The project is located to the west of Midline Road, near its intersection with Stairs Corners Road, Town of Perth, Fulton County

Contact: Richard Speidel, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation,Division of Environmental Permits,232 Hudson Street, P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220, phone:(518)623-1281


Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition for the Ballston Spa Central School District, SED Project No. 52-13-01-06-0-001-019, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the purchase of 16 acres of land adjacent to existing property. The project is located on Ballston Avenue in the Village of Ballston Spa.

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


Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ballston Spa Central School District may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves additions and alterations to the existing high school. The project is located on Garrett Road, Ballston Spa, New York.

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


Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition and construction of a new bus garage in the Ballston Spa Central School District, SED Project No. 52-13-01-06-5-015-001, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the purchase of 14 acres of land and 23,000 square feet of construction. The project is located on Route 50 in the Village of Ballston Spa.

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


Notice of Acceptance Of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Washington County - The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed expansion of the Jointa-Galusha Smiths Basin Mine Site (DEC #5-5338-00009/00001), located approximately 3/4 of a mile north of NYS Route 149, 3/4 of a mile south of Baldwin Corners Road and 3/4 of a mile east of the Champlain Canal entirely within the Town of Hartford, Washington County. The proposed project is a major expansion of mining operations to include a 190 acre rock quarrying site on a 1300 acre parcel of land owned or controlled entirely by the Project Sponsor. The Draft EIS discusses the impact the project will have on a variety of environmental factors including, but not limited to, the quantity and quality of local groundwater, ambient noise levels, wetlands, visual resources, historic and archaeological resources, existing traffic flow, wildlife and vegetation. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until January 31, 2001. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 17, 2001 at 7:00 PM at the Hartford Central School located in the hamlet of Hartford, Washington County. More detail on the project, Draft EIS, document availability, the deadline for public comment and the hearing schedule can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/jointa.htm

Contact: Thomas Hall, Project Manager, NYS DEC; Box220, Hudson Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885; Telephone # (518) 623-3671; E-mail address: twhall@gw.dec.state.ny.us