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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Richard Goodney
UMVRWB
One Kennedy Plaza, P O Box 345
Utica, NY 13503-0345
Phone: (315) 792-0301
Fax: (315) 792-4722

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: 2002-25

Project Title: Black Creek Reservoir Dam Removal

Location: Portion within Adirondack Park- Herkimer County, Town of Ohio, Black Creek Reservoir, aka Gray Reservoir; dam for removal located in the Town of Norway outside the Adirondack Park.

Comment Period Ends: April 18, 2002

Project Description: The action involves the removal of Black Creek Reservoir dam that has DEC flood designation of "high hazard," located in the Town of Norway outside the Adirondack Park. The removal of the dam structure will return Black Creek to a "run-of-river" condition. Approximately 172 acres of the 323 acre impoundment are within the Adirondack Park. Study by the UMVRWB determined that the reservoir was not required for water quantity or quality and that there were a number of dam stability and inadequate spillway concerns. Since 1984 due to safety concerns, the dam gates have been opened to operate as run-of-river. The historic water levels of the approximate 323 acre Black Creek Reservoir are achieved only during spring freshets.

Studies by UMVRWB indicate that the benefits of the project include removal of a high flood hazard dam, stabilization of river bank, restoration of stream oxygen and temperature regimes, fish and wildlife passage, and potential public fishing and recreation opportunities. Field surveys and flood analysis indicates downstream flood levels and duration will not impact existing residential structures at first floor elevations, and that Black Creek Road and Fisher Road bridges would be flooded for only a few hours during a 100-year flood event similar to past observations. Drained upland wetlands within the reservoir basin will change to hardwood forests, however, lower elevation wetlands are expected to diversify to provide improved fish and wildlife habitat.

The project has already been granted permits by NYS DEC and ACOE. Land Use Classification: Rural Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan.


Applicant: Daniel P. Hitt
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: (518) 474-6285

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

Contact: Mark Sengenberger/Gary Duprey

Application No.: 2002-40

Project Title: New York State DOT - Bridge Replacement NYS Route 8 over Hudson River (BIN 1004870)

Location: Chester/Johnsburg - NYS Route 8

Comment Period Ends: April 18, 2002

Project Description: Applicant proposes replacement of the existing two-lane camelback truss bridge carrying NYS Route 8 over the Hudson River. The replacement structure will be of similar design and on the same alignment. The project will impact 0.003 acres of fringe wetlands, and 163 cubic meters of stone fill will be placed around the new concrete bridge abutments which will form lined to replicate the existing stone abutments. Traffic will be maintained on a temporary bridge and detour to be constructed adjacent to and north of the existing bridge.


Applicant: Alexandra Rhodes
C.T. Male Associates
21 North Main St.
Gloversville, NY 12078-3091

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

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Application No.: 2002-23

Project Title: Town of Lake Luzerne

Location: Town of Lake Luzerne, Warren County, north side of Towner Road

Comment Period Ends: April 18, 2002

Project Description: Applicant proposes construction of a new public building, 13,770 sq. ft. highway maintenance garage, at the site of an existing municipal solid transfer station, a sand and gravel mine and a former landfill.


Negative Declaration/General Permit

Lead Agency: Adirondack Park Agency

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

Within the Adirondack Park

Project Title: General Permit: Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100' of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park

General Permit Number: 2002G-2

Brief Project Description: The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) proposes to issue a new general permit, on conditions, to the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Nature Conservancy to implement best management practices to eradicate or reduce population numbers or otherwise control the growth and spread of certain terrestrial invasive plant species in wetlands in the Adirondack Park. This general permit will be in effect for a three-year period.

In order to utilize this general permit/order, each applicant must submit a completed and signed "Application and Certification for Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100' of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park." 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 invasive species management activities until the Agency signed permit/order has been received.

Only four species of terrestrial invasive species are identified for management under this general permit. They are: purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.), Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. & Zucc.), common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud.) and garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cav. & Grande). Only those management activities noted in Appendix A. to the permit "Best Management Practices" are identified for use.

Restrictions:

This general permit/order:
1) does not apply to species other than those listed above; and,
2) does not contemplate the use of management techniques other than those found in Appendix A. Best Management Practices; and,
3) does not obviate the need to apply for and receive permits that may be required by other regulatory agencies for some of the management practices.

When A Permit Is Not Needed:
1. Terrestrial invasive plant species management is not a regulated activity unless located in or affecting a jurisdictional wetland.

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

Project Location: NYS DOT highway rights-of-way, other State lands, private property

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: April 25, 2002

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


Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed H and C Robinson - Upstate Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves expanding the existing, currently permitted, 4.7 acre sand and gravel mine to a life of mine total of 10.2 acres. This is part of a 200 acre parcel owned by Scott and Caroline Robinson. The estimated life of mine is through the year 2005. The project is located in the Town of Malone, Franklin County, 1 mile north of Cady Road and Bare Hill Road Intersection.

Contact: Denise M. Wagner, NYS DEC, Rt. 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518) 897-1234, fax: (518) 897-1394.


Saratoga County - The Town of Waterford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Clinton Street and Sixth Street Sewer Separation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves rating the existing combined sewer in two areas of town: 1) the Clifton Street Area and 2) the Sixth Street Area. The Clifton Street Separation project entails providing new sanitary sewers along certain streets as listed below. It will consist of the construction of approximately 6,900 LF of sanitary sewer. The Sixth Street Project will entail the construction of approximately 2,950 LF of storm sewers along certain streets. The project is located in the Town of Waterford, Saratoga County.

Contact: John Lawler, 65 Broad Street, Waterford, New York 12188, phone: (518) 235-8184.