ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Public Notice

Proposed Acquisition of Conservation Easement, from Ora K. Smith, et al, over certain lands located in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, New York.

Pursuant to Title 3, Article 49 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 49-0305(9) of the Environmental Conservation Law, of the Department's intent to acquire a Conservation Easement from Ora K. Smith, et al, over certain lands located in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, New York.

For further Information contact:
James Jensen, Superintendent
Bureau of Real Property
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
50 Wolf Road, Room 148
Albany, New York 12233-4256
(518) 457-7670

Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Saratoga County Department of Public Works, Angel Road Mine Site, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the surface mining and processing of sand and gravel from 27.6 acres of a 53.7 acre property. Mining would be conducted in 1 phase; the duration of which would be approximately 40 years. The reclamation objective is to create land suitable for wildlife habitat and open space. Following DEC staff’s inspections of the proposed mine site on 9/11/00 and 11/08/00 and its review of the mining permit application, the mined land use plan, the mined land reclamation plan and the full environmental assessment form the relevant areas of environmental concern have been identified as: Potential ground water contamination, Potential impact on the unconsolidated Aquifer, Potential surface water contamination, Potential dust impacts, Potential noise impacts and Potential traffic-related impacts. All other impacts were judged to be either non-significant or improbable and therefore, not relevant to the lead agency’s determination of environmental significance. Based on the information provided and analysis conducted by DEC staff, it is determined that the proposed action will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts. A more extensive project description is included in the notice of complete application which can be found at the following location www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2000/20001227/Reg5.html. The project is located in Corinth (T), Saratoga (Co), Angel Road 3500 feet south of the intersection with Stark Road.

Contact: George D. Casey, NYS DEC, 232 Hudson St, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1281, Fax: (518) 623-3603.

Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Town of Halfmoon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Extended Distribution System for DWSRF Project #15696 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the distribution of approximately 21,000 linear feet of 12 inch DIP and 3,800 linear feet of 8 inch DIP watermain, hydrants, valves fittings, services,and related sitework for Water District No. 12. The project is located on Vosburgh Road, Route 146, Pruyn Hill Road, Johnson Road, Raylinsky Lane and Roman Drive, Halfmoon.

Contact: Gary Stuart, P.E., Associate, Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, III Winners Circle, PO Box 5269, Albany, NY 12205-0269, phone: (518) 453-4500, fax: (518) 453-4522.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Warren County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a draft EIS on the proposed Hearthstone Point Campground Unit Management Plan. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on January 24, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Lake George. The action involves the development of a unit management plan for DEC operation and maintenance of this classified intensive use area in keeping with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Management objectives include: construct additional shower building, upgrade of camping sites, construct storm water runoff area, replace two 4-unit comfort stations with one modern 8-unit facility, and set forth public use carrying capacity within limits of facility designs. Beneficial effects of proposed actions include: compliance with state health codes, modernization of facilities, and maintenance of the environmental setting in harmony with the character of the Adirondack Park. The project is located on Route 9, Town of Lake George.

Contact: Gary West, Conservation Operations Supervisor, P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: 518-623-3671, Fax: 518-623-3603.