ENB - REGION 6 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

Herkimer and St. LawrenceCounty: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to Fulton Chain Wild Forest and Grass River Wild Forest Unit Management Plans will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This notice is being published to make a correction to the notice for the Amendments to the Fulton Chain Wild Forest and Grass River Wild Forest Unit Management Plans which appeared in the ENB on January 16th, 2002.

The notice stated public comments would be accepted until January 30th, 2002. This date should have been February 6, 2002. Therefore comments will be accepted on these amendments until February 6, 2002. The project is located in the Town of Webb and Town of Clare.

Contact: David Smith, New York State Department of Conservation, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, New York 13601, phone: (315) 785-2238.


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

Lead Agency: Adirondack Park Agency

Within the Adirondack Park

Project Title: General Permit/814 Order for Disposal of Uncontaminated Wastes From Maintenance and Construction Activities by Highway Departments

General Permit Number: 2002G-1

Brief Project Description: The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) proposes to issue a new general permit/814 order, on conditions, to State, county and municipal highway departments for the disposal on private lands with landowner consent, of up to 5,000 cubic yards per disposal site of allowable uncontaminated wastes resulting solely from highway maintenance and construction activities within the Adirondack Park. This general permit will be in effect for a five-year period.

In order to utilize this general permit/order, each applicant must submit a completed and signed "Application and General Permit/Order Certification For Disposal of Uncontaminated Wastes From Maintenance and Construction Activities by Highway Departments." Agency staff will review the application for completeness, conduct a site visit and determine if the proposed project meets the terms and conditions of this general permit/order. If approvable, authorized APA representatives will sign and return to the applicant the "Application and Certification" form. The applicant may not begin waste disposal activities until the Agency signed permit/order has been received.

Allowable waste materials include trees, branches, stumps, wood chips, recognizable concrete and concrete products (including steel or fiberglass reinforcing embedded in concrete), asphalt pavements, brick, stone, rock and soil. Waste disposal sites will be final graded to naturally stable slopes and blended smoothly into the surrounding topography, covered with 6 inches of soil and seeded. Restrictions:

This general permit/order does not apply to waste disposal areas to be located in:

Waste disposal sites authorized herein may not occur within:

When A Permit Is Not Needed:

1. Waste disposal areas are not regulated in land use areas classified as Hamlet and do not require a permit unless the waste disposal area is located in or affecting a jurisdictional wetland.

2. Permits are not required from the APA for waste disposal at facilities approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) nor at sites previously approved by the Agency if the waste materials are disposed of in strict compliance with previously approved permits.

3. Permits are not required from the APA for the disposal of excess sediment and organic materials resulting from the cleaning of highway ditches, culverts, catch basins and shoulders and surplus excavated soil materials (i.e.: clean fill) taken from trenches dug for public utility projects (e.g., water line or sewer installations) provided the material is:

4. The disposal of tree trunks and branches or the disposal of woodchips or stump grindings resulting from the removal of trees or branches from within the highway rights-of-way is not creation of a "waste disposal area" and does not require an Agency permit provided:

Land Use Classification: all private land classifications within the Adirondack Park

Project Location: Individual landowner properties

Contact Person For Project:
Mark E. Sengenberger
APA, Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050
Fax: (518) 891-3938
E-mail: mesengen@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period ends: February 21, 2002

APA Contact Person:
Mark E. Sengenberger
APA, Deputy Director, Regulatory Programs
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, New York 12977


Jefferson County - The Town Board of the Town of Watertown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water District No. 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of Water District No. 1. The project is located in the Town of Watertown.

Contact: Pamela D. Desormo, Town of Watertown, 22867 County Route 67, Watertown, New York.