ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
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Adirondack Park Agency and DEC Completed Application

Applicant: John P. Donohue, P.E.
Address: Barton and Loguidice, P.C.,
290 Elwood Davis Road
Syracuse, NY 13220 Phone: 315-457-5200

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

Contact: Gary Duprey

Office: Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDEC, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518)897-1234

Contact: Robert Forrester

Application No.: APA #2000-306, DEC #5-1699-00004/00005

Project Name: Franklin County Highway Department

Location: Franklin County, Town of Bellmont, County Route 24

Comments Due: February 22, 2001

Project description: The project involves Phase II of the reconstruction of Franklin County Route 24. It includes the reconstruction of 8.7 kilometers of highway beginning at the intersection of County Route 24 with NYS Route 374 and ending west of Bellmont Center. The project will result in widening the highway and reconstructing three bridges (Trout, Little Trout and Chateaugay Rivers) and replacement of all cross culverts. The project will result in filling a total of approximately 0.18 acres of wetland over the entire project. To compensate for the loss of wetland, a 0.22 acre wetland will be created. The project involves lands in and outside of the Adirondack Park.

Negative Declaration

Several Counties in Regions 5 and 6 - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit and Certification for the Removal or Modification of Recent Beaver Dams by Individual Landowners, General Permit Number: 2001G-1, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Adirondack Park Agency proposes to re-issue a general permit to allow individual landowners to remove recently constructed beaver dams and debris on their property within the Adirondack Park. Each landowner seeking coverage under this general permit must submit a completed and signed "Application and Certification for the Removal or Modification of Recent Beaver Dams and Debris by Individual Landowners" to the Director of Regulatory Programs, New York State Adirondack Park Agency. Agency staff will review the application for completeness, will call the applicant to set up a site visit and will determine if the proposed project meets Agency approval criteria. If approvable, an authorized APA Representative will sign the "Application and Certification" and return it to the applicant. The applicant may not begin removal of the beaver dam or debris until the Agency signed permit has been received. This general permit will be in effect for a three-year period. The project is located in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St. Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington, and Fulton Counties.

Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger, APA, Director of Regulatory Programs, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938, E-mail: mesengen@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Several Counties in Regions 5 and 6 - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Permit For the Removal or Modification of Recent Beaver Dams by Transportation Departments, General Permit Number: 2001G-2, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Adirondack Park Agency proposes to re-issue a general permit to state, county and municipal transportation departments to allow removal or modification of recently constructed beaver dams or debris within 50 feet of the driving surface of roads or railroads or within the right-of-way, whichever is furthest, in the Adirondack Park pursuant to Executive Law 809(13)(e) which authorizes general permits. Impoundments resulting from recently constructed dams are usually devoid of submergent or floating-leaved plants. The beaver dam is considered long established if there is live vegetation growing on the dam or there exists well developed emergent or sub-emergent wetland vegetation within the impoundment behind the dam. In such cases, an Individual ECL Article 24 permit is required from the Agency.

The permit would authorize state, local and municipal transportation department personnel to remove or modify recently constructed beaver dams or debris in situations where wetlands are present. The general permit will enable streamlining of the Environmental Conservation Law Article 24 permit process granting timely relief to transportation departments to carry on routine maintenance activities within 50 feet of the driving surface of roads or railroads or within the right-of-way, whichever is furthest, as well as affording enhanced wetland protection capabilities. Only the removal of the recently built portion(s) of beaver dams will be authorized by this general permit. The permit will be in effect for a three-year period. The project is located in all or portions of the following within the Adirondack Park "Blue Line": St Lawrence, Essex, Oneida, Lewis, Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Hamilton, Warren, Saratoga, Washington, and Fulton Counties.

Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger, APA, Director of Regulatory Programs, PO Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938, E-mail: mesengen@gw.dec.state.ny.us