ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Vincent McClelland
Box 791
Keene Valley, NY 12943

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

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Application No.: 2002-63

Project Title: McClelland

Location: Town of Keene, Essex County, off Airport Road

Comment Period Ends: August 22, 2002

Project Description: Applicants seek an after-the-fact permit for a four-lot subdivision and the prospective construction of four single family dwellings on parcels involving wetlands. All four parcels will have individual on-site water and wastewater treatment systems.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rushlicki Mine, by R. J. Valente Gravel Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the R. J. Valente Gravel Inc. proposing to continue surface mining of sand and gravel from 76 acres of a 254 acre property. The application proposes to remove 23 acres of the previously permitted life of mine and add an additional 27 acres to the life of mine. Processing of the excavated material, by a portable crushing, screening and washing plant, has been previously permitted at this site. The reclamation objective is to create land suitable for open space or for potential future residential and commercial development in accordance with future needs and zoning requirements. Following DEC staff’s inspections of the proposed mine site and its review of the mining permit application, the mined land use plan, the mined land reclamation plan and the full environmental assessment form the relevant areas of environmental concern have been identified. These areas of concern are the normally associated impacts of an unconsolidated material mining operation specifically ground water contamination, impact on the unconsolidated aquifer, surface water contamination, dust, erosion, traffic, noise and visual. All other impacts were judged to be either non-significant or improbable and therefore, not relevant to the lead agency’s determination of environmental significance. Based on the information provided and analysis conducted by DEC staff, it is determined that the proposed action will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts. A more extensive project description is included in the notice of complete application which can be found at the following location http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2002/20020807/Reg5.html. The project is located in Halfmoon (T), Saratoga (Co), State Route 9.

Contact : George D. Casey, NYS DEC, 232 Hudson St, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, phone: (518) 623-1281, fax: (518) 623-3603.


Positive Declaration

Fulton County - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has determined that amendment of the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map in the Town of Ephratah, Fulton County (Map Amendment 2002-6) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action is a proposal to reclassify an approximately 50 acre area from its present classification of Resource Management to Rural Use, pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act, Section 805(2)(c)(1). Agency staff have expanded the area to include lands of similar character within regional boundaries. The total area under consideration is approximately 320 acres.

Contact: Henry A. Savarie, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: 518-891-4050, fax: 518-891-3938 .


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Warren and Essex Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Scaroon Manor Public Campground Unit Management Plan. The action involves the development of a 75 site campground and associated improvements including roads, beach, picnic area, recreational trails, sanitary facilities, and staff housing. Construction will require cutting of 1,545 trees over 3" in diameter. The campground development is consistent with the Adirondack State Land Master Plan Intensive Use Campground classification. The project is located east of Route 9, Schroon Lake, Towns of Schroon and Chester, Essex and Warren Counties, N.Y.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233-5253, (518)457-2500; fax (518) 402-9053