ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
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Notice of Availability

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Work Plan for Comment
Northwood Dix, Inc. dba Carriage Traders
VCP Site No. V-00198-5

Project Location: The site is located at 161 Lower Dix Avenue, Town of Kingsbury, Washington
County in the Region 5 DEC jurisdiction.

Brief Project Description: The Volunteer desires to clean up the site as part of its plan to sell the site to Falls Farm and Garden Equipment Company, Inc. ("Falls Farm") the current lessee of the site, whose principal place of business is located on neighboring property at 115 Lower Dix Avenue, Kingsbury, New York. Falls Farm intends to continue to use the site for commercial purposes in connection with its retail business involving the sale and service of lawn and garden equipment ("contemplated use").

The nature of the contamination is petroleum contamination which allegedly resulted from a petroleum spill(s) when the parcel was owned by the previous party, who operated an oil company on the site. The site is approximately one-acre in size. Subsurface contamination was discovered along the western portion of the site during routine investigations as part of a Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental site assessment in 1996. Subsequently, Carriage Traders has investigated the extent and type of contamination present and is working with the Department to resolve the spill in a satisfactory manner.

The intended use of the site after cleanup will be for commercial purposes. At this time, the current lessee of the site intends to purchase the site to use in connection with its retail business involving the sale and service of lawn and garden equipment. It is not known if any new jobs will be created by the use of the property after cleanup.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Agreement was entered into by the Department on November 27, 2001 and is available for review at the locations below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for thirty days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing opposition to the Agreement must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the work plan agreement. No formal responses will be make to comments received, but as a result of the comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Agreement. Public Comment Period ends: 01/19/02.

Contact person: Michael P. McLean, P.E., New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 5 Office, Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, (518) 897-1243, (518) 891-2295 - fax, e-mail: mpmclean@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice

DEC Region 5 Quarterly Reports of Administration Use of Motor Vehicles and Aircraft in the Forest Preserve

In compliance with DEC Commissioner Policy - 17, the activity logs documenting the administrative use of motor vehicles and aircraft within the Forest Preserve in DEC Region 5 for the third quarter of 2001 are available for review by contacting Thomas D. Martin, Regional Forester, NYS DEC, P. O. Box 296, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 - phone: (518) 897-1276.

Notice of Acceptance of a Draft Generic Supplemental EIS and Public Hearing

Regions 5 and 6 - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Supplemental EIS on the proposed Amendments to Adirondack Park Agency Regulations. There will be four public hearings, combined to satisfy requirements of both the State Administrative Procedure Act and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 7:00 p.m. - Indian Lake Town Hall, Pelon Road Indian Lake, New York; Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 7:00 p.m. - North Country Community College, Petty Lecture Hall, Science Building, Saranac Lake, New York; Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 2:00 p.m. - Public Service Commission, Conference Room F, 8th Floor, 1 Penn Plaza, New York City, New York; Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 7:00 p.m. - Colonie Community Center, Auditorium, 1653 Central Avenue, Albany, New York. The action involves proposed revisions to twenty-two regulatory definitions and related companion changes to other sections of the Adirondack Park Agency regulations, specifically 9 NYCRR Subtitle Q, Parts 570, 573, 574, 575, 577, and 580. The project is located in all Adirondack Park Counties.

Contact: Edward J. Hood, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518) 891-4050, fax: (518) 891-3938, e-mail: ejhood@gw.dec.state.ny.us