ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Roger E. Smith and Steven Smith
P.O. Box 406
Gabriels, NY 12939
(518)327-5256

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

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: 2002-191

Project Title: Roger and Steven Smith

Location: NYS Route 86, Town of Brighton, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: September 12, 2002

Project Description: The project involves a new commercial use (i.e., convenience store). The applicants propose to operate a convenience store in an existing structure that was previously approved for use as a hardware store. The project includes the construction of a 10 ft. x 40 ft. addition to the rear of the existing structure for a walk-in cooler. The proposed hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Two signs are proposed, one on the face of the building and one by the road. The project also includes gas pumps and a propane filling station.


Applicant: Dennis L. Dickinson, P.E./L.S.
Stone Schoolhouse Lane
PO Box 388
Lake George, NY 12845

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

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Application No.: 2001-200

Project Title: Christopher M. Penny

Location: Town of Fort Ann, Washington County, the south side of New York State Route 149 opposite Clements or Parker Road.

Comment Period Ends: September 12, 2002

Project Description: The project consists of a new commercial use: a self storage business. The project involves the construction of four separate buildings; three will be 30.5 feet wide by 320.5 feet in length (9,775 square feet each) and the other will be 30.5 feet wide by 290 feet in length (8,845 square feet). The hours of operation will be from 7 am to 7pm daily including weekends. A vegetative screening plan has been prepared to mitigate visual impacts the new structures would otherwise have on the Route 149 travel corridor and the character of the area.


Applicant: William T. Brown
The Nature Conservancy
P.O. Box 65
Keene Valley, NY 12943
(518)576-2082

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

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: 2002-201

Project Title: The Nature Conservancy Round Lake Tract

Location: NYS Route 30 and the Sabattis Road, Towns of Long Lake and Piercefield, Hamilton and St. Lawrence Counties

Comment Period Ends: September 12, 2002

Project Description: The project involves the subdivision of 10,000" acres into three lots, thereby creating a 5,730" acre lot (Lot 1), a 2,700" acre lot (Lot2), and a 1,570" acre lot (Lot 3). Lot 1 is proposed for conveyance to the State of New York for inclusion in the Forest Preserve. Lots 2 and 3 will be retained by the Nature Conservancy or conveyed to a third party and will be the subject of a Conservation Easement between the Nature Conservancy and the People of the State of New York represented by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Conservation Easement will among other things extinguish the principal building rights associated with the two retained lots, preserve the property for forest management purposes and eventually limit each lot to no more than eight hunting and fishing cabins. The Conservation Easement will also allow for a snowmobile trail across Lot 2. The project site is located west of NYS Route 30 and north of the Sabattis Road. Water features on the site include Round Lake, Loon Pond, Lost Pond, Bear Pond, Round Lake Outlet and the Bog River. There are freshwater wetlands on all of the lots. Portions of Lot 1 are within the "river areas" of Round Lake Outlet and the Bog River, both designated Scenic Rivers by the NYS Wild, Scenic and Recreational River System Act.

Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The City of Plattsburgh Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Freedom Heights Subdivision and Zoning Change will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the further subdivision of a 15.29 acre parcel on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The subdivision will create 32 single family lots and 12 multifamily lots. A total of 120 dwelling units will be created. The project is located in the northwest corner of the "Old Base" portion of the former PAFB. It has street frontage on Club Road and Peru Street, it is on both sides of New Jersey Street, City of Plattsburgh.

Contact: George M. Miller, P.E., City Engineer, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, phone: (518) 563-7730.


Hamilton County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lewey Lake Public Campground Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves that a Unit Management Plan is being drafted for the Lewey Lake Public Campground, located on Intensive Use classified Forest Preserve Lands. The Administrative Area at the Indian Lake Islands Public Campground is located on the same Lewey Lake Campground Intensive Use classified land, resulting in the management plan for this Administrative Area being included. Three specific Campground Objectives are planned for the Lewey Lake Public Campground: The expansion and rehabilitation of the Indian Lake Boat Launching Area, the construction of an accessible ADA fishing pier on the Lewey Lake Channel, and Continued tree planting throughout the campground. The project is located on New York State Route 30, twelve (12) miles south of the Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County.

Contact: Dick Grebe, Rt. 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518) 897-1310, fax: (518) 897-1394, e-mail:


Saratoga County - The Village of Round Lake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Recodification of the Village Laws of Village of Round Lake will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves recodification of the laws of the Village of Round Lake, because a previous codification of the laws of the Village of Round Lake in 1999 erroneously failed to include all then-existing laws, and the codification process may have failed to fully comply with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The project is located in the Village of Round Lake.

Contact: Thomas W. Peterson, Esq. (Village Attorney), Post Office Box 85, Burlington Avenue, Round Lake, NY 12151, phone: (518) 899-2800, fax: (518) 899-2800 (518)885-9292, e-mail: bpclaw@nycap.rr.com


Saratoga County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 67 Over I-87 Interchange 12 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing diamond interchange with a new modified diamond interchange and replace the existing bridge with a two span, steel girder structure designed to accommodate four lanes. The addition of turning lanes, a raised concrete median, driveway and/or intersection relocations, roundabout and traffi operational improvements are included both east and west of the interchange. West of the interchange, Route 67 will be widened. The roadway will transition from the existing two travel lane section just east of the State Farm Insurance western driveway to a four travel lane section. The project is located on Route 67 in the Town of Malta.

Contact: Osvaldo Priotti, P.E., Project Manager, NYS Department of Transportation, 84 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, phone: (518) 473-6612, fax: (518) 473-1328.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Essex, Clinton and Warren Counties - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adirondack Northway Motorist-Aid Call Box Replacement Project. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 11, 2002. The action involves the replacement of the existing sixty-four (64) motorist-aid call boxes between Interchange 26 and Interchange 35. Each call box will be supported by a new wireless-based infrastructure that includes thirty-three (33), brown, steel antenna poles, each thirty-eight feet (38) in height. A grouping of equipment cabinets will accompany each antenna pole, housing transmitting and receiving equipment and connecting the pole to commercial electrical and telephone services. Each antenna pole can provide co-location opportunities for up to three (3) additional wireless service providers, minimizing the need for additional towers along the corridor. The project is located between Interchange 26 and Interchange 35 on Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway in the Towns of Schroon, North Hudson, Lewis, Chesterfield, Peru, Chester and Elizabethtown and the Counties of Essex, Clinton and Warren.

Contact: Mr. Mark Kennedy, New York State Department of Transportation, Region 1 Headquarters, 84 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, phone: (518) 474-6377, fax: (518)-474-9963, e-mail: MKENNEDY@gw.dot.state.ny.us

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Essex County - The Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP Update and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on September 12, 2002 at 7:00 PM at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge. Written comments will be accepted until September 23, 2002. The action involves: The update to the 1996 Unit Management Plan/Generic Environmental Impact Statement. The UMP/DGEIS was accepted as complete by the lead agency on August 19, 2002. The status of the management actions approved in the 1996 UMP is summarized, and new management actions are discussed and analyzed. New actions include trail creation and widening, development of an on-mountain lodge, expansion of the Base Lodge, reconfiguration of the parking, drop-off and vehicle circulation pattern, creation of a snowmaking reservoir, and snowmaking equipment and related system improvements. The project is located at Route 86, Wilmington.

Contact: Jay Rand, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997, phone: (518) 946-2223.