ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
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Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Essex County - The Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Update and Amendment of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until November 9, 2001. A public scoping session will be held on October 25, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Wilmington Olympic Center, Lake Placid, New York . The action involves the update and amendment to the 1996 Unit Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. The status of the management actions approved in the 1996 UMP will be summarized, and new management actions will be discussed and analyzed. New actions include trail creation and widening, development of an on-mountain lodge, expansion of the Base Lodge, reconfiguration of the parking, drop-off and vehicle circulation pattern, creation of a snowmaking reservoir, and snowmaking equipment and related system improvements. The project is located at Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997.

Contact: Jay Rand, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997, phone: (518) 946-2223.