ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Michael J. Hill, Esq.
Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC
541 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518)793-6611

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

Contact: George V. Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: 2002-50

Project Title: Independent Wireless One Leased Realty Corp.

Location: Hallock Hill Road, Town of Ausable, Clinton County

Comment Period Ends: April 11, 2002

Project Description: The project involves the placement of six flat panel telecommunications antennas and one Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna on an existing 238 ft. tower that is located about 2,000 ft. east of the Hallock Hill Road in the Town of Ausable, Clinton County. The six antennas will be mounted vertically on the tower with their centerline at 185 ft. above the ground. The antennas are 8.7 in. wide, 2.7 in. thick and 72.4 in. in height. The GPS antenna is about 18 inches in length and will be mounted at about 100 ft. above the ground. Two equipment cabinets will be located within the existing fenced area at the base of the tower. The antennas will be color-matched to the tower, varying as needed to match the FAA-required red and white stripes.


Applicant: Michael J. Hill, Esq.
Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC
451 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518)793-6611

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

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: 2002-42

Project Title: Independent Wireless One Leased Realty Corp.

Location: 20 Church Street, Village of Saranac Lake, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: April 11, 2002

Project Description: The project involves the placement of six flat -panel telecommunications antennas and one Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna on the DeChantal Apartment Building in the Village of Saranac Lake. The telecommunications antennas will be attached to the south, east and west sides of the existing elevator penthouse which is located on the top of the apartment building. The tops of the antennas will be below the top of the elevator penthouse and will not increase the height of the existing structure. The existing building is 116.75 ft. in height. The telecommunications antennas are 8.7 in. wide, 2.7 in. thick and 72.4 in. in height. They will be colored to match the side of the elevator penthouse. The GPS antenna is about 18 inches in length and will also be below the top of the elevator penthouse. Equipment cabinets will be inside the elevator penthouse.


Applicant: Robert D. Brower
2058 County Rte. 8
Malone, N.Y. 12953
Phone: 518-483-4605
Email: rdbrower@northnet.org

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: 2001-114

Project Title: Helms Sand and Gravel

Location: Town of Brighton, northeast of Co. Rt. 55, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: April 11, 2002

Project Description: The applicant proposes to resume mining of sand and gravel at a previously permitted site, north of the former and now closed town landfill. Under the new project, the life of mine area would increase from 3 acres (which includes 2.5 previously disturbed acres) to a total of 4.5 acres. This is part of an 82 acre parcel of land owned by Valerie Helms, located approximately 2000' northeast of the intersection of Rock Road and Route 55, in the Town of Brighton. Mining activities will remove approximately 3,000 cu yd of material per year for 15 years, or 50,000 cubic yards life of mine. The operation would include the use of one front end loader and one dozer, and will include on-site crushing. Operations would occur May through November, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and occasionally on Saturdays 8:00 am to 12 noon. A rock crusher would be used occasionally inside the pit. Trucks would use the existing gravel road. Final reclamation will include grading and seeding to allow woody vegetation to establish. The project is also subject to review by NYS DEC #5-1630-00015/00003.

Department of Environmental Conservation Completed Applications

Applicant: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Recreation
PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Office: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Recreation
PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Contact: Douglas Fitzgerald

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR review because it is a Type II action. 2002-50

SHPA: No registered, eligible, or inventoried archaeological or historic sites were identified at the project location.

Location: Putnam Pond Public Campground, Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: May 27, 2002

Project Description: Removal of 67 trees for the rehabilitation of the campground sewage system. Tops and stems will be chipped and dispersed on-site. Rehabilitation of the sewage system at this facility is listed in the Draft Unit Management Plan for this Intensive Use Area, March 2000.

Adoption of Final Unit Management Plan

Warren County - The State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted a Final Unit Management Plan for the Department-operated Rogers Rock Public Campground. The plan describes this recreation facility, the environmental setting, inventory of features and management objectives for an ensuing five (5) year period. The unit plan is completed following public input and is in keeping with Intensive Use Area guidelines as set forth in the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, Environmental Conservation Law, and the State Constitution. Proposed actions will avoid alteration of topography, limit vegetation clearing, preserve scenic and natural resources, and will be within the physical, biological, and social carrying capacity of the location.

A copy of the unit management plan may be obtained by contacting Carl Wiedemann, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, telephone 518-457-2500.

Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Wilton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Code of the Town of Wilton, Section 129 Zoning and Schedule J, I-1 Industrial District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the zoning map and text by adding "Transportation Facility" as a permitted use in I-1 zones and, at the same time, on North Road, to rezone the Swift Transportation property from C-4 and I-1 to one zone, I-1. The project is located in the Town of Wilton.

Contact: Keith R. Manz, 22 Traver Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831, phone: (518) 587-1939, Ext. 215.

Positive Declaration

Hamilton and Essex Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan, Amendment for Summer Rafting, may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a draft EIS must be prepared. The action proposes to amend the unit management plan (UMP) for the Blue Mountain Wild Forest, adopted in April 1995, to extend into the summer the period during which commercial rafting excursions conducted on the Indian and Hudson Rivers may be launched from the Indian River waterway access site. The designated waterway access site on the Indian River is located a few hundred feet downstream from the Lake Abanakee Dam. Lake Abanakee is an impoundment of the Indian River located north and south of NYS Route 28, less than one mile east of the Hamlet of Indian Lake in the Town of Indian Lake.

Contact: Richard Fenton, NYS DEC, PO Box 1316, Northville, NY 12134, phone: (518) 863-4545 ext. 3002

Notice of Acceptance of a Final Supplemental Generic EIS

All Adirondack Park Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic EIS on the proposed Amendments to Adirondack Park Agency Regulations. The action involves proposed revisions to twenty-two regulatory definitions and related companion changes to the Adirondack Park Agency regulations; specifically, 9 NYCRR Subtitle Q, Parts 570, 573, 574, 575, 577 and 580. The project is located in the Adirondack Park.

Contact: Edward J. Hood, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518) 891-4050, fax: (518) 891-3938, e-mail:ejhood@gw.dec.state.ny.us