ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant:David Lipinski, Stonybrook Properities

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

Contact:Virginia Yamrick

Application No.:2001-17

Project Name: David Lipinski, Stonybrook Properties

Location:On or near Tower Road, Town of Hadley

Comments Due: May 10, 2001

Project Description: Applicant proposes a five-lot subdivision involving wetlands of approximately 545.7± acres which will create the following lots: a 1.7± acre and 15± acre lot to be conveyed as non-building lots to an adjoining landowner; and a 336.9± acre lot. These three lots are located within the land use area classified Resource Management pursuant to the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. In addition, the applicant will also create a 67.4± acre and a 124.7± acre lot located within the land use area classified Rural Use pursuant to the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. No other new land use and development is proposed at this time.


Applicant: Lake George Park Commission
Michael P. White
P O Box 749
74 Fort George Road
Lake George, New York 12845
Phone: (518) 668-9347

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

APA Project No.: 2001-6

APA Permits: Freshwater Wetlands Act and 9 NYCRR Part 578

Project Name: Demonstration Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake George

Location: Four sites in Lake George, Town of Bolton: Sawmill Bay, Paradise Bay, Moonlight Bay at Harbor Islands, and West Tongue Mountain at Northwest Bay.

Comments Due: May 10, 2001

Project Description: The Lake George Park Commission (LGPC) proposes to conduct a demonstration of the control of the exotic plant Eurasian watermilfoil (milfoil) in Lake George using SONAR® aquatic herbicide, active ingredient fluridone. The project is a regulated activity involving wetlands. The action proposed is spring 2001 applications, as follows: SONAR aqueous formulation AS (EPA#67690-4) at Paradise and Moonlight Bays; and SONAR slow release pellet SRP (EPA#67690-3) at West Tongue Mt. and Sawmill Bay. The target concentration is 12 to 15 parts per billion (ppb) with up to 3 applications per site as allowed by the registered label, and an expected concentration range of 5 to 20 ppb. To aid in the treatment, temporary sequestering curtains of impermeable material will be used to enhance the exposure of milfoil to SONAR and to reduce movement of the herbicide to non-target areas. During the approximate six-week treatment period, recreational and tour boat access will be limited except at the Sawmill Bay site. Swimming will be prohibited 24 hours following the initial and subsequent treatments as required by the label. Pre- and post- treatment monitoring is planned to track the chemical concentration and to assess the impacts on the aquatic plant community. Through control of milfoil, it is expected that native aquatic plants will re-establish at the sites. This project is intended to obtain experience for possible future treatments of large dense beds of milfoil as part of the comprehensive milfoil control plan for the lake. The LGPC prepared and accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the project (see April 11, 2001 ENB). A public hearing on the Draft EIS was held on April 24, 2001, and the LGPC will continue to accept written comments on the Draft EIS May 5, 2001.

The DEC notice of complete application for the same project (DEC App. No. 5-5220-00263/00001 and AV-5-6-01) can be found in this issue of the ENB at:http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2001/20010425/Reg5.html.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is subject to SEQR because it is a Type I action. The Lead Agency issued a Positive Declaration (see March 14, 2001 ENB) and has accepted the Draft EIS (see April 11, 2001 ENB).

Land Use Classification: Submergent lands surrounded by lands classified as Wild Forest and Hamlet.


Notice of UMP Amendment and Negative Declaration

Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Unit Management Plan for the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the NYS DEC adopting one proposed amendment to the 1996 Unit Management Plan Update for the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center under the terms and guidelines established by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. The amendment addresses modifications to several trails that will maintain their certification for international alpine ski competition. Specifically, the amendment proposes widening portions of two trails, modification of the footprint of one new trail approved in the 1996 Plan, and creation of an exit of the new trail in a location that will reduce trail congestion and conflict between recreational use of the surrounding ski trails and the race course. DEC has determined that this will not have a significant environmental impact. No more than 831 trees over 3" DBH would need to be removed to accomplish the modifications proposed in the amendment. Comments on the draft plan amendment will be accepted through May 9, 2001.

Contact: Thomas Martin, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Route 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518)897-1200.


Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stark Kibbe Road Topsoil Mine and Sand Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes to strip topsoil to an average depth of 8 inches from a 7-acre field fronting on County Route 32 and Kibbe Road. A portable screening plant will be used on-site to process the topsoil that is removed. A 7-acre sand pit will also be developed in an adjacent area on the same 52-acre parcel owned jointly by Howard Stark and Bernard Russell. A total of 14 acres will be disturbed by mining activities during the life of the mine. The mining of topsoil will last for only one year. All areas disturbed by mining activities will be reclaimed by the applicant. Reclamation of the topsoil removal area will consist of final grading to follow existing contours followed by application of fertilizer, lime and an agricultural grass seed mixture. The sand pit area will be graded to 3 on 1 slopes or flatter followed by an application of fertilizer lime, a warm season grass mix, and a mulch of hay or straw. White, red or Scotch pine seedlings may be planted on flatter slopes in this area.

Contact: Robert P. Forrester, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Rt. 86, P. O. Box 296, Ray Brook, New York, phone (518)897-1234.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Washington County - The Village of Whitehall, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rehabilitation of Village Sanitary Sewer Collection System and Improvement to Wastewater Treatment Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30-day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves improvements to the sanitary sewer collection system, storm sewer system and wastewater treatment facility. The project is located in the Village of Whitehall.

The conditions are:

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


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Saratoga County - The Town Board of the Town of Clifton Park, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Corporate Commerce Area. The action involves the evaluation of cumulative impacts associated with projected development over a 20-year planning period. The project is located about 3.5 miles west of the Northway on Route 146 in the Town of Clifton Park.

Contact: Jason Kemper, Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Town of Clifton Park, New York 12065, phone: (518) 371-6054.