Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 07/03/2002

Clinton County
Applicant: Beekmantown - T
571 Spellman Rd
West Chazy, NY 12992-2611
Facility: Beekmantown Sand Pit
NYS Rte 3 West Of Intersection With Rand Hill Rd
West Plattsburgh, NY 12962-
Application ID: 5-0942-00331/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Plattsburgh, Clinton County
Project Description:
The permittee has requested a modification to their permit to authorize the use of a portable screening plant at the mine site in order to process sand used for winter highway sanding purposes.  Excessive amounts of roots and debris have been found in the sand mined at this site that make it unusable as road sand without further processing. Screening will be performed on a limited seasonal basis in the Fall of the year.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 2 2002.
Contact: Robert P Forrester
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234

Essex County
Applicant: Louis H Higgins
PO Box 268
Lake Placid, NY 12946-0268
Facility: Higgins Property-Averyville Rd
S Side Of Averyville Rd, 3.3 Miles W Of Intersection With Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946-
Application ID: 5-1540-00295/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: North Elba, Essex County
Project Description:
The project involves removal of accumulated sediment from an existing one acre, man-made pond, located on property owned by Louis Higgins, on the south side of Averyville Road, 3.3 miles from the Old Military Road intersection.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 19 2002.
Contact: Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
dmwagner@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Franklin County
Applicant: Bangor - T
Rd 1
Bangor, NY 12966-9801
Facility: Bangor - T Dyke Rd Pit
Dyke Rd
Bangor, NY 12966-
Application ID: 5-1622-00004/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Bangor, Franklin County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reconfigure the previously permitted Life of Mine Boundary for the Dyke Road Pit, owned by the Town of Bangor and located 700' southwest of the Dyke Road and Baker Road intersection.  The reconfiguration will no longer encompass 2.7 undisturbed acres on the east side of the site, but will encompass 2.7 acres to the north that were mined but not previously permitted.  All disturbed areas will be reclaimed.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 2 2002.
Contact: Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
dmwagner@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYS Dept Of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-
Facility: Adirondack Fish Culture Station
103 Fish Hatchery Rd
Saranac Lake, NY 12983-
Application ID: 5-1652-00134/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Santa Clara, Franklin County
Project Description:
    The applicant proposes to continue discharging up to 3.6 million gallons per day (MGD) of treated process wastewater to Little Clear Pond Outlet, a Class AA(T) waterbody, from the Adirondack Fish Culture Station (aka Adirondack Hatchery) located at 103 Hatchery Road in the Town of Santa Clara, Franklin County.  The applicant proposes to modify the wastewater treatment system at the hatchery by installing approximately 50 lineal feet of 18 inch diameter ductile iron pipe and a valve box to connect two portions of the existing waste settling areas.  The new piping connection will allow the east clarifier and polishing ponds to be drained and cleaned more rapidly and efficiently than present conditions allow, improving the overall cleaning operation of that section, which is performed 10-12 times per year as part of ongoing efforts to minimize the discharge of phosphorous.  As part of this permit modification process the Department has also made certain minor changes to the permit which include an address update to reflect recent 911 street address assignments, correction of coordinates for the location of Outfall 001 and inclusion of a condition requiring installation of a discharge notification sign at the outfall location (already accomplished) to ensure compliance with the Discharge Notification Act.
    The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number      NY-003 5335.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 2 2002.
Contact: Robert P Forrester
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234

Warren County
Applicant: Richard Schermerhorn
79 Masters Common Road
Queensbury, NY 12804-
Facility: Richard Schermerhorn Property
North Side Of Blind Rock Rd, 1/4 Mile West Of Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804-
Application ID: 5-5234-00477/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Queensbury, Warren County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove up to 15,000 cubic yards of material from a 1.7 acre pond (headwaters of a subtributary of Halfway Creek, class AA(T)).  The purpose is to establish a pond depth of 10 to 15 feet to provide trout habitat.  Work will be conducted while the pond is drawn down or partially dry.  Excavated material will remain on-site, and placed in upland areas on the applicant’s 20 acre property.  The pond is located on the north side of Blind Rock Road, 1/4 mile west of Bay Road, Town of Queensbury.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 19 2002.
Contact: W Richard Speidel
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
Hudson St Ext|PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
wrspeide@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County
Applicant: Jointa Galusha LLC
203 Warren St
Glens Falls, NY 12801-3713
Facility: Hartford Quarry
Rt 149
Hartford, NY 12838-
Application ID: 5-5338-00009/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Hartford, Washington County
Project Description:
The Department is hereby supplementing earlier notices pertaining to the applications filed by Jointa in conjunction with its proposal to expand mining operations at its Smiths Basin Mine site (also known as the Hartford Quarry) and is extending the comment period on the Freshwater Wetlands (FWW) and Water Quality Certification (WQC) applications.  Extension of the comment period on these applications is being provided in conjunction with the Department's noticing of a Supplemental Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Public Hearing for the project (see below).  The project is located approximately 3/4 of a mile north of NYS Route 149, approximately 3/4 of a mile south of Baldwin Corners Road and approximately 3/4 of a mile east of the Champlain Canal entirely within the Town of Hartford, Washington County.  A Combined Notice of Complete Application, Notice of Acceptance of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Hearing was first published in the ENB on November 29, 2000.  As provided in the Supplemental Notice, comments on the FWW and WQC applications and comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until August 5, 2002.  A public hearing on the FWW and WQC applications and Draft EIS will be held on July 25, 2002 at 7:00 PM at the Hartford Town Highway Garage located adjacent to the Town Hall in the hamlet of Hartford, Washington County.  More detail on the project, permit applications, Draft EIS, document availability, deadline for public comment, deadline for filing for party status and the hearing schedule can be found in the Supplemental Notice which is available at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/Jointa5.htm.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 5 2002.
Contact: Thomas W Hall
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
Hudson St Ext|PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
twhall@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals