ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: David Cilley/SRCO Inc.
Hotel Saranac
101 Main Street
Saranac Lake, New York 12983

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

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Application No.:2001-25

Project Name: David Cilley/St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

Location: Dorsey Street, Town of Harrietstown

Comments Due: May 3, 2001

Project Description: The project, which requires a shoreline setback variance consists of the construction of a 10 ft. x 16 ft. (160 square feet) concrete ramp and steps of timber and crushed stone approximately 240 square feet in size to provide foot access for boaters to launch hand-carried, non-motorized boats. This river access will lead from an existing parking area on Dorsey Street to the Saranac River, a navigable water body. The entire structure is within the fifty (50) foot structural setback area in this hamlet land use area. The foot access boat launch is related to the operation of a proposed paddle sports business to be located on an adjacent property. It has been determined that no wetlands exist on the project site.


Negative Declaration

Essex County - The Planning Board of the Town of Essex, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Essex Community Heritage Organization Visitor Interpretive Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of the first floor interior of the building and expansion and redevelopment of the parking lot. The project is located on Rt. 22 in the Essex.

Contact: Edward Cornell, Planning Board, Town of Essex, P. O. Box 355, Town Hall, Essex, New York 12936.


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 Improvements 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 for the Village of Whitehall's sanitary sewer collection system, storm sewer system and wastewater treatment facility. Portions of the sanitary sewer collection system are planned to be rehabilitated. Spot repairs, sewer lining and sewer replacement construction are anticipated in locations. Storm sewer construction will be required to provide new alternative outlets for sources that are currently connected to the sanitary system. A total of 35 sanitary manhole connections, known sources of storm water inflow into the sanitary system are planned to be rehabilitated or replaced with new precast manhole structures. Improvements to the WWTF includes the following new equipment: communitor, fine bubble aeration system, variable speed aeration blowers, additional sludge drying bed area, sludge transfer pumps, degritting equipment, the addition of a phosphorous removal process, and refinish and epoxy painting of all tankage/basin walls. The project is located villagewide.

The conditions are:

Contact: Charles Philion, 94 Glenwood Avenue, Queensbury, New York 12804.


Positive Declaration

Fulton, Hamilton and Herkimer Counties: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the management actions proposed in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Proposed actions may include: construction of recreational trails which may require crossing wetlands, posting of roads open for public motor vehicle use, restoration of Big Alderbed Dam, and construction of additional parking facilities in the unit. Possible adverse impacts from implementation of the UMP may include temporary minor erosion, temporary increased siltation and stream bottom disturbance, increased recreational usage in certain areas, and minor noise impacts during the construction of new facilities within the unit. The project is located in Fulton County - Towns of Stratford, Caroga, Oppenheim and Ephratah; Hamilton County - Towns of Morehouse and Arietta; Herkimer County - Towns of Salisbury and Ohio.

Contact: Eric Kasza, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, PO Box 89, 255 N. Main Street, Herkimer, New York 13350, phone: (315) 866-6330.