ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Edward J. Bange, Board of Directors
Northwoods Association, Inc.
PO Box 538
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Phone: 518-696-3750

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: APA 99-279

SEQR: Exempt

Location: Warren Co, Town of Lake Luzerne, Forest Lake, south of NYS Route 9N

Comments Due: December 28, 2000

Project Title: Forest Lake Winter Drawdown by Northwoods Association

Project Description: Regulated activity involving emergent and deep water wetlands: Proposed 6.8 foot winter drawdown of Forest Lake (maximum depth of 12 feet) to control nuisance aquatic plant vegetation including waterweed, water smartweed and pondweed to enhance recreational use of the lake. The drawdown is proposed to begin October 2001 and during drawdown, hand removal of debris would be done, with refill to begin in April 2002. There is no proposed management at Lake Allure. A lake management plan has been initiated with the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District to develop a long-term plan.

Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The County of Clinton Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed United Parcel Service, Inc. Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of an approximately 9.09 acre parcel of land for the construction of an approximately 49,394 sq. ft. building and the installation and acquisition of certain machinery and equipment for a package distribution facility and related activities. The project is located on Banker Road in the Town of Plattsburgh.

Contact: Adore F. Kurtz, Executive Director, County of Clinton Industrial Development Agency, 61 Area Development Drive, Plattsburgh, New York 12901, phone: (518) 563-3100.


Saratoga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Scott Paper-Finch Pruyn Landfill Partnership Surface Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves mining clay form a 22 acre life-of-mine located on a 130 acre parcel of land owned by the Landfill Partnership. Mining will proceed one phase at a time over a total of 5 phases. The mine will be used intermittently for a period of 20 years as a source of clay for construction and closure of the Partnership’s nearby paper sludge landfill. At completion of mining, the site will be reclaimed to a condition suitable for agriculture. The project is located immediately east of Jewell Road in the vicinity of freshwater wetland GA-7 entirely within the Town of Northumberland, Saratoga County.

Contact: Thomas Hall, NYS DEC, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, phone: (518) 623-1281, fax: (518) 623-3603 E-mail: twhall@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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 creation of several new zoning districts. The project is located in the City of Glens Falls.

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


Washington County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed B.J. Farms Inc., Sand and Gravel Mine - Permit Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves increasing the affected area of the mine from the current 47 acres to 60 acres, and excavation beneath the current mine floor to a depth of 15 feet below the water table. The reclamation objective is two irrigation ponds totaling 41 acres for farming, and building lots along the pond area. The project is located southwest of the intersection of General Fellows Road and Wilbur Avenue, Town of Easton, Washington County.

Contact: Richard Speidel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 232 Hudson St., PO Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220, phone: (518) 623-1281.

Positive Declaration and Scoping Session

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 Scoping Session will be conducted and announced at a later date. 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.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on 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. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until December 29, 2000. The action involves the purchase of14 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.


Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed land acquisition for the Ballston Spa Central School District, SED Project No. 52-13-01-06-0-001-019. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until December 29, 2000. 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.