ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Robert C. LaFleur
Spectra Environmental Group, Inc.
19 British American Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Application No.: 99-91

Project Title: NYCO Minerals, Inc.

Location: Seventy Road in the Town of Lewis, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: June 19, 2003

Project Description: The applicant proposes to expand a previously approved 59.9 acre Life of Mine area for a wollastonite quarry (mineral extraction) by an additional 30 acres with an estimated additional one-million tons of ore reserves. A 0.79 acre portion of wetlands will be impacted by the proposal. However, this impact is proposed to be mitigated by the creation of 3.6 acres of wetland area at the applicant’s Oak Hill property (APA Projects 96-76 and 2000-58). The applicant also proposes to increase the annual mining season by one month, beginning April 1 and ending November 30 (rather than April1 through October 31) and extend the daily mine operations by one-half hour, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays only (rather than 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The previously permitted number of daily truck trips will not increase day (currently 63 truck loads/day are allowed April 1 - June 30 and September 1 - October 31 and 45 truck loads/day from July 1 - August 31) and no trucking is to occur on weekends or employer/employee designated legal holidays. The project also requires a mining permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC App. No. 5-1532-00007/00001).


Applicant: Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
PO Box 897
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

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

Contact: Suzanne McSherry

Application No.: 99-91

Project Title: Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

Location: Hosley Avenue and the shoreline of the Raquette River, Town of Altamont, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: June 19, 2003

Project Description: The project involves the construction of approximately 340 linear feet of elevated boardwalk, four feet wide, and two attached decks, each approximately 11 ˝’ by 15’ 2” (Total structure area is 1,525± square feet) . The boardwalks and decks are located entirely within the 150-foot shoreline structural setback area adjacent to the Raquette River, for which a variance is required. The decks are also located in wetlands and will be constructed upon rock-filled timber cribs, resulting in the loss of approximately 225 square feet of wetland. Less than ten (10) trees greater than 3 inches in diameter at breast height will be cut within 100 feet of the MHWM of the river. The project site is located away from the main channel of the river on an oxbow which is navigable, but not typically used by boaters. The site is not visible from the main channel of the Raquette River. A public hearing will be held on June 18, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Town of Altamont Town Hall, Demars Boulevard, Tupper Lake, NY.

Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Champlain - Macadam Road Gravel Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes an expansion of an existing gravel mine, located on the north side of Macadam Road, approximately 1.4 miles west of the Macadam Road and Ridge Road intersection, in the Town of Chazy. The expansion would increase the Life of Mine area to include a total of 42 acres, part of a 53.3 acre parcel owned by the Town of Champlain. Twenty two acres of the 42 acre Life of Mine were previously affected and are undergoing reclamation, and 20 new acres will be affected. Operations are expected to run for five years, with gravel being removed as needed for Town projects. There will be no onsite processing. The site will undergo concurrent and final reclamation, with no more than three acres unreclaimed at one time. Final reclamation will consist of establishing stable, grassed slopes, and allowing woody vegetation to establish naturally. The project is located on the north side of Macadam Road, approximately 1.4 miles west of the Macadam Road and Ridge Road intersection, in the Town of Chazy.

Contact: Denise M. Wagner, NYS DEC, Rt. 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, phone: (518) 897-1234.


Saratoga County - The Saratoga Springs City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Saratoga Springs. These amendments address priority implementation items identified in the July 2001 Comprehensive Plan including map and text amendments to apply design guidelines to the special development areas and commercial gateways, new regulations for the conservation development, and numerous other minor amendments. The project is located citywide or in multi-sites.

Contact: Geoff Bornemann, City Planner, City Hall, Room 10, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, phone: (518) 587-3550, ext. 517.


Saratoga and Warren Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of a Unit Management Plan for State Forests in Saratoga and Warren Counties will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves setting forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and estimated associated costs for the management of 3,120 acres of state reforestation and multiple use lands located in Saratoga and Warren counties. The UMP details proposed management activities for a ten year time frame, dating from the time of approval and adoption of the plan. A review and update process will take place at the end of the tenth year. Management activities planned for this unit include: boundary line maintenance, rehabilitation of 1.0 mile of truck trail, erecting two barricades on an old road, installing fencing to protect two cemeteries, closing 21 short dead end roads, constructing multi-use trails, building parking lots, harvesting forest products and continuing to operate the seed tree orchard. The project is located at one state forest in the Town of Lake Luzerne, Warren County and five state forests in the Towns of Providence, Greenfield, Halfmoon and Clifton Park in Saratoga County.

Contact: Thomas Martin, Regional Forester, NYS DEC, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518) 897-1276.