ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice Of Adoption

The Counties of Warren and Washington Industrial Development Agency (the "Agency") adopted a Negative Declaration on March 17, 2003 in connection with the establishment of a "Type II List" of actions for abbreviated review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA") as codified under 6 NYCRR Part 617 et. seq. The list adopted by the Agency shall initially be comprised of the purchase of and conveyance of real property by the Agency in conformance with the Agency's statutory powers, policies and procedures and in a manner not triggering review pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617.4.

Contact: Counties of Warren and Washington Industrial Development Agency, Attn: Office Administrator, 5 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801, phone: (518) 792-1312.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: 2002-181

Location: Salmon River, Little Au Sable River, Au Sable River, Boquet River, Beaver Brook, Putnam Creek, and Mount Hope Brook, in the towns of Peru, Au Sable, Chesterfield, Willsboro, Westport, Crown Point, Fort Ann and Dresden, Clinton, Essex and Washington counties.

Comment Period Ends: May 29, 2003

Project Description: The project is part of a long-term comprehensive sea lamprey control program for Lake Champlain. The overall project is a cooperative effort of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife (VFW) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) involving 20 tributaries to the Lake. The overall project is fully described in a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement dated August 2001. The DEC is requesting a wetlands permit from the Adirondack Park Agency for the application of lampricides (i.e. TFM, TFM/Niclosamide and Baylucide) to seven rivers and streams and four deltas in the Adirondack Park. The rivers and streams include: the Salmon River, the Little Au Sable River, the Au Sable River, the Boquet River, Beaver Brook, Putnam Creek and Mount Hope Brook. The four deltas to be treated are the Salmon River Delta, the Little Au Sable River Delta, the Au Sable River Delta and the Boquet River Delta. The DEC proposes two staggered treatments (i.e. once every four years) of each river, stream and delta with treatments occurring in the Fall or Spring of the year. Treatments will not occur when the Lake level is in excess of 97.0 feet msl or when stream flows exceed certain parameters. The purpose of the project is to achieve and maintain reductions of the sea lamprey populations in Lake Champlain, thereby reducing the wounding rates to Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon and Walleye populations in the Lake. There are freshwater wetlands associated with each of the rivers, streams and deltas to be treated.


Applicant: Delos, Dean and Dale Abrams

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Application No.: 2003-59

Location: New York State Route 30, Northampton, Fulton County

Comment Period Ends: May 30, 2003

Project Description: The project consists of a new commercial use involving construction of three self storage units. The units will be 4,752 square feet, 7,344 square feet and 8,640 square feet in size. Access to the storage units will be available to the customers 24 hours a day seven days a week. There will not be any outdoor storage on the site. A storm water management and vegetative screening plan have been proposed as part of the project .


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Deyo Mine - Altona will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes operation of a new gravel mine located approximately 1 mile northwest of the LaPlante Road and O'Neil Road intersection, with access off LaPlante Road. The 47.8 acre Life of Mine area is part of an 84.0 acre parcel owned by Todd Deyo. Operations are expected to run in six, 5-year phases, through the year 2036, with the potential for approximately 800,000 cubic yards of gravel removal. Onsite processing, involving crushing and screening, will occur. The majority of the material will be used by the mine owner, for off site residential construction projects. The site will undergo concurrent and final reclamation, with each phase being properly sloped and planted to grass upon completion of mining. Future use will be either residential, agricultural, or forest. The project is located on the north side of LaPlante Road, approximately 1 mile northwest of LaPlante Road and O'Neil Road intersection, Town of Altona, Clinton County.

Contact: Denise M. Wagner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Rt. 86, P O Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518) 897-1234.


Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed High Peaks Wilderness Complex Campsite and Lean-to Inventory and Evaluation Study will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves completion of a study, required under a management plan for the unit approved in 1999, which provides the data and justification of need for seven actions which, in combination, will move management of camping in the interior of the Eastern Management Zone into compliance with the High Peaks Wilderness Complex Unit Management Plan (HPWCUMP) and the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP):

1. Information and Education

2. Removal of 36 primitive tent sites due to their poor location or lack of compliance with APSLMP guidelines. Sites will be revegetated with native species through seedling transplant.

3. Of the 36 sites designated for removal, relocate 30 sites to locations compliant with APSLMP guidelines.

4. Relocate 16 lean-tos to APSLMP compliant locations when major maintenance is indicated and funding is available.

5. Where camping sites are indicated to be retained, utilize transplanting and direct planting of native species for site remediation of campsites that will not be closed or relocated.

6. Cease structural maintenance of lean-tos indicated for removal in this study, with removal of these structures at such time as major structural repair is indicated.

7. Monitor campsite conditions. Future rehabilitation and/or closure decisions will be based on observed changes in campsite condition, based largely on changes in devegetation, soil compaction and related physical site impacts.

Project Location: Towns of Keene, Newcomb, North Elba, and North Hudson, on Forest Preserve lands classified by the APSLMP as Wilderness.

Copies of the Negative Declaration and Campsite Study are available for review at the NYS DEC Ray Brook Headquarters.

Contact: Thomas Martin, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NY Route 86, Ray Brook, New York 12977-0296, phone, (518) 897-1200.