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Notice of Public Scoping Meeting

Meeting Date: May 22, 2002
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Greenfield Community Center
25 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12883

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, (DEC or the Department), as State Environment Quality Review (SEQR) lead agency, pursuant to Part 617 of Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act) of the Environmental Conservation Law, has determined that the proposed action described below may have a significant impact on the environment and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) must be prepared. In accordance with that determination, the Department has scheduled a public meeting for the purpose of determining the scope of the DEIS to be prepared for the proposed action.

APPLICANT: Nelson Pompa
Coy Road Quarry

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION: The proposed quarry is located in the Town of Greenfield, 4,000 feet north of the existing Pompa Brothers Inc. sand and gravel mine on Coy Road. The site is located east of Lake Desolation Road, north of Coy Road, west of Ridge Road and south of vacant land purported to be owned by Finch Pruyn and Company.

The applicant, Neslon Pompa (Pompa) proposes to begin quarrying of gniess/quartzite/diabase on 237.7 acres of an 1800 acre parcel. An on-site processing facility (crushing and screening) will produce material that will be transported off-site. Pompa estimates the reserves to be mined at the site exceed 60 million tons. The applicant represents that annually the proposed project would affect 2 acres of land and 200,000 tons of material would be excavated, processed and removed from the site by trucks. As a reclamation objective, the applicant proposes to create an area suitable for wildlife and open space. The anticipated life of the project exceeds 100 years.

PERMITS: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation jurisdiction includes permits and/or registrations required by Article 23, Title 27 (Mined Land Reclamation), Article 17 (State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System), Article 19 (Air Pollution Control), Article 15 (Protection of Waters) and 6 NYCRR 608 (Water Quality Certification). Town of Greenfield approvals include a change in zoning and a special use permit.

MEETING PURPOSE: "Scoping" is the process to identify the environmental issues of a project which must be addressed in the DEIS. Scoping helps ensure that the DEIS is a concise, accurate and complete document that is adequate for public review. The objectives of scoping are to identify: (1) the relevant environmental issues; (2) insignificant and non-relevant issues; (3) the potential limits of the project’s impacts; (4) the range of reasonable alternatives to be discussed and (5) mitigation measures. Following the meeting and written comment period, the Department will use the information received to define the final scope of the DEIS.

PUBLIC MEETING: A meeting will be held on May 22, 2002 from 7:00 PM to conclusion, at the Town of Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12883. The proceedings will be moderated by Administrative Law Judge Helene Goldberger, of the DEC Office of Hearings & Mediation Services. Statements from the public regarding the scope of the DEIS will be heard after an introduction of the SEQR process by the Department and a presentation about the proposed project by the applicant. Written statements will be accepted until June 3, 2002 at the address below. Any individual wishing to make a public statement at the meeting is encouraged to have a written copy of their comments to submit, at that time, to assist with transcription.

AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: The application file, including a draft scope of issues, may be reviewed, by appointment, at the DEC office at 232 Hudson Street, Warrensburg New York. The Applicant has also provided copies of the draft scope of issues for public review at the Greenfield Town Hall. Information on the SEQR process and scoping can be obtained from the DEC website located at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dcs/seqr/index.html , the Greenfield Town Hall or from the DEC office in Warrensburg. Those who plan on participating in the scoping process are urged to review copies of the above mentioned documents prior to the meeting to help them prepare.

The meeting location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Pursuant to SAPA Section 202(1) interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to the Contact Person named below within a reasonable time prior to the meeting.

IMPORTANT DATES:

May 22, 2002 - Scoping Meeting
June 3, 2002 - Close of public comment on the draft scope of issues
June 18, 2002 - DEC, as Lead Agency, distributes final scope to project sponsor, involved agencies, and interested parties.

NOTICE DATE: May 3, 2002

CONTACT PERSON: George D. Casey
NYSDEC
232 Hudson Street – PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220
(518) 623-1281


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Thomas J. LaBombard, P.E.
Civic Center Room 3-8, 1790 Rt. 22 (Main St.)
Keeseville, NY 12944
Phone: 518-834-7729
Fax: 518-834-9245

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: 90-553

Project Title: Howard D. Mills, Jr. Residential Subdivision

Location: Sunlea Drive

Comment Period Ends: May 30, 2002

Project Description: Four lot subdivision of lands involving wetlands and after-the-fact approval of three residential lots. Two lots (Oakley, Heald) contain one single family dwelling on each serviced by existing on-site wastewater treatment systems and Sunlea Village Community water system and are approximately 3.2 acres in size. Mills lot is to be 5.39 acres for construction of one single family dwelling with on-site wastewater treatment system and private well. Mills will retain an adjoining approximately 268.40 acres.


Applicant: Lake Colby Association, c/o Lee Keets, President
Moir Road, P.O. Box 1199
Lake Colby, NY 12983-1199
Phone: 877-533-5338
Fax: 877-329-2825

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

Contact: Richard D. Jarvis

Application No.: 2002-71

Project Title: Lake Colby Hand Harvest and Mat Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil

Location: Town of Harrietstown, Lake Colby

Comment Period Ends: May 30, 2002

Project Description: Applicants propose a regulated wetlands activity involving the placement of about 1,000 square feet of clean plastic fabric barriers anchored by rebar frames on two milfoil beds and hand harvesting two other sites of beds and other areas of scattered Eurasian water milfoil plants. These aquatic vegetation management techniques are proposed for Lake Colby during June and July 2002 and similar times over the next five years as needed to control the non-native species. The work will be supervised by a certified lake manager, and at least two divers and three volunteers.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Clinton County - The Clinton County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cumberland Head-Lake Champlain Connector Road. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 13, 2002 at the Old Courthouse, 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 28, 2002. The action involves construction of a new highway across the center of the Cumberland Head Peninsula in the Town of Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York. The highway will connect the parkway portion of County Route 57, 1.2 km east of Route 9 near Interchange 39 of Interstate Route 87 (Adirondack Northway) to the Lake Champlain Ferries Landing (Grand Isle Ferry) at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Contact: Albert H. Rascoe, Clinton County Highway Department, 736 Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, phone: (518) 565-4626.


Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Washington County - The Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Update of the Town of Fort Edward Master Plan. The action is intended to mitigate potential impacts of future development on the Town's natural and cultural resources. The project is townwide.

Contact: Merrilyn Pulver, Town of Fort Edward, 118 Broadway, P. O. Box 127, Fort Edward, New York 12828, phone: (518) 747-6563.