Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 05/30/2001

Essex County
Applicant: Keene - T
P O Box 89
Keene, NY 12942-0089
Facility: E Branch Ausable River At Rivermede Farm
Rivermede Farm, Beede Road
Keene Valley, NY 12143-
Application ID: 5-1530-00093/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Protection
Project is Located: Keene, Essex County
Project Description:

Proposed restoration of the East Branch Ausable River (class AA) at Rivermeade Farm, to provide a stable channel with protected banks, create in-stream habitat, restore a riparian buffer, and eliminate loss of land. The project will utilize a natural channel design to restore 2600 linear feet of degraded stream reach, including channel relocation (involving 28,000 cubic yards of material); deflectors to narrow and deepen the channel; and plantings to cover rock, shade the river and stabilize the top of bank. Stabilization techniques include cross vanes for grade control, rock vanes for flow diversion, and toe boulders and root wads for bank protection. The project is located immediately north of Beede Road, east of NYS Route 73 in Keene Valley.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Keene Town Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jun 15 2001.
Contact: W Richard Speidel
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
Hudson St Ext|PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
wrspeide@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals