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DEC Completed Application

APPLICANT:Scott Baldwin
Northville Septic Service
P.O. Box 238
Northville, NY 12134

LOCATION: Town of Northampton, Fulton County

PERMITS APPLIED FOR: 6 NYCRR Part 364 Waste Transporter Permit

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The application involves a new waste disposal site for the purpose of land spreading up to 500,000 gallons of septage (i.e., contents of household septic tanks) annually on a 15.8 acre portion of the project site. Septage will be incorporated into the soil as it is spread by subsurface injection. Between 1,920 and 4,000 gallons of septage, hauled by one 2,500 gallon capacity collection vehicle, are to be landspread per day. In addition, two lined lagoons with a capacity of 148,000 gallons will be used to store septage when landspreading is not possible (e.g., snow cover conditions and rainfall events) for subsequent on-site landspreading when conditions permit it. The project will operate year-round, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The project is located on the east side of Maple Grove Road in the Town of Northampton.

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW (SEQR) ACT DETERMINATION: Project is not subject to SEQR as it is a Type II action.

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (SHPA) DETERMINATION: No registered, eligible, or inventoried archaeological or historic sites were identified at the project location.

AVAILABILITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:
The application may be reviewed at the address below. Written comments on the project must be submitted to the Contact Person no later than October 12, 2001.

CONTACT PERSON: Gus Carayiannis
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 5 - Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials
232 Hudson St.,
PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220
Phone:(518) 623-1211


Amendment of the Final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Warren County

Subsequent to the promulgation of the final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Warren County on November 14, 1984, DEC Region 5 staff found two inaccuracies affecting Maps 28 and 29 of 31. Staff found that a boundary adjustment was needed to GF-19 to reflect the current on-site conditions. Having fully investigated this site, staff sent notice of the proposed amendment to the affected landowners and published notice in local newspapers and in the ENB. No verbal or written comments were received and no public hearing was held. Staff also found that a minor map adjustment was needed to remove the upland symbol (U) from GF-21. Upon review of staff's findings and recommendations relative to this matter, the Commissioner was satisfied that staff's recommendations were consistent with the requirements of the Freshwater Wetlands Act and supported by the record. The Commissioner ordered that a boundary adjustment of GF-19 be made to Maps 28 and 29 of 31 and that a minor map adjustment be made to GF-21 on Map 28 of 31 for Warren County, effective October 26, 2001. Wetland GF-19 will remain a Class II. A copy of the amended final maps will be filed with the office of the clerk of each affected local government and in the Department's Region 5 office.

Contact: Alan Koechlein, NYSDEC, P.O. Box 220, Hudson St, Warrensburg, NY 12885, (518) 623-1200.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Allen Dunham
Executive Director
Essex County IDA
P. O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-9114
Fax: (518) 873-2011

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: 2001-182

Project Name: Essex County Industrial Development Agency and Old Adirondack

Location: Town of Willsboro, NYS Route 22

Comment Period Ends: October 11, 2001

Project Description: The action involves a large-scale project to be undertaken in sections. The Willsboro Commerce Park will involve the subdivision of a 105.85-acre site involving wetlands for development on up to 11 lots for industrial and commercial uses on a phased basis. The lots are conceived to range in size from approximately three acres to 10 acres, with roads, municipal water and wastewater systems, stormwater detention systems, and 50-foot buffers to wetlands. The applicant is seeking permit approval for Section I which will involve the creation of a 10-acre lot and the construction of a 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility for "Old Adirondack," formerly Willsboro Wood Products, with 58 parking spaces and outside lumber storage. The proposed operation will produce up to 30,000 pieces of furniture and accessories annually using up to 500,000 board feet of cedar. During the years 2002 and 2003, the operation will employ an estimated 20 people on a full-time, year-round basis working a single shift, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. After 2003, the operation is projected to expand to two shifts by adding hours between 4:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Employment is expected to grow proportionately. This is a "Build Now - NY" development site. Subsequent sections of the overall development of the commerce park will be subject to later review and approval by the Agency.


Negative Declaration

Counties - 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 - 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 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Comment period ends October 11, 2001. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) proposes to issue a general permit to individual landowners for certain regulated activities in ECL Article 24 jurisdictional wetlands relating to the removal of recently constructed beaver dams and debris on their property within the Adirondack Park. This general permit will be in effect for a three-year period.

Prior to removal of any beaver dam or debris, individual landowners must either:

If seeking DEC permit approval to remove or modify beaver dams in regulated wetlands within the Adirondack Park under a) above, each landowner shall complete a "Complaint Record and Permit Form" with the DEC Regional Wildlife Offices in DEC Region 5 or 6, as appropriate. DEC staff will review the application, conduct a site visit if determined by DEC staff to be necessary, and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of this general permit. If approvable, DEC Regional Wildlife staff will sign and issue a combined ECL Article 11, 15 and 24 permit, as appropriate, to the applicant. The applicant may not begin removal of the beaver dam or debris until the DEC signed permit has been received.

DEC staff will direct individual landowners to apply to the APA for individual ECL Article 24 permits when DEC staff determine that the beaver dam is not recently constructed.

If seeking APA permit approval under b) above, each individual landowner shall submit a completed and signed "Application and General Permit Certification for the Removal or Modification of Recent Beaver Dams or Debris" to the Director of Regulatory Programs, New York State Adirondack Park Agency. Agency staff will review the application for completeness, conduct a site visit if determined by APA staff to be necessary, and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of this general permit. If approvable, an authorized APA representative will sign the "Application and General Permit 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 and an ECL Article 11 permit (and ECL Article 15 permit if required) has been obtained from DEC.

This general permit will allow landowners, as directed by authorized APA and/or DEC staff, to modify or completely remove recent beaver dams and debris causing obstructions to normal water flow.

Impoundments resulting from recently constructed beaver dams are usually devoid of submergent or floating-leaved plants. The beaver dam is considered long established, that is not recent, if there is live woody vegetation growing on the dam and/or there exists well developed emergent or sub-emergent wetland vegetation within and resulting from the impoundment behind the dam. In such cases, an Individual ECL Article 24 permit is required from the Agency.

Contact: Mark E. Sengenberger, APA Regulatory Programs Division, P. O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518) 891-4050, Fax: (518) 891-3938, e-mail: mesengen@gw.dec.state.ny.us