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Completed Applications
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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Vincent McClelland
The LA Group, 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: John L. Quinn

Application No.: 2002-58

Project Title: Graymont Materials (NY), Inc.

Location: East side of NYS Route 9 in the Town of Lewis, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: July 3, 2003

Project Description: The action involves expansion of a previously approved 17.3 acre mineral extraction (quarry) by an additional 40 acres during the next approximately 30 years (Life of Mine). Operations will continue in accordance with current permit conditions. The extraction is to operate annually from Mid-April to Thanksgiving, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (no mining activities to occur on legal holidays, Saturdays or Sundays). Overall annual production and/or processing will not exceed a maximum of 225,000 tons as presently permitted. The applicant has also submitted a mining permit application for this project to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC Application ID 5-1532-00009/00001;Mine File No.5023-30-0056).


Applicant: Joseph Martens
Open Space Conservancy, Inc.
` Open Space Institute
307 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor
Albany NY 12210

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Application No.: 2003-115

Project Title: Open Space Conservancy, Inc. & NL Industries, Inc.

Location: County Route 25, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: July 3, 2003

Project Description: The action involves a two-phase large scale project pursuant to Section 572.6 of the Agency’s Rules and Regulations. The first phase will involve a subdivision of an 11, 273 acre tract of land whereby NL Industries, Inc. will convey 9,646 acres of land containing Preston Ponds, Henderson Lake, Harkness Lake, Lake Jimmy, and Cheney Pond to Open Space Conservancy, Inc. (OSC) and retain 1, 627 acres of land around its former mine and industrial complex. OSC has the contractual right to acquire a portion of the 1, 627 acres subject to the results of environmental testing for contaminants. This first phase subdivision will involve a two-lot subdivision in a Resource Management area and a three-lot subdivision in an Industrial Use area. The second phase of the project will involve the subdivision of the 9,646 acres by OSC into: (i) a 6,300± acre parcel to be conveyed to the State of New York for inclusion in the State Forest Preserve, (ii) 2,900± acres to either be retained by OSC or sold to a private owner for sustainable forestry purposes subject a conservation easement imposing best management practices, sustainable forestry, and retention of public recreation rights, (iii) a parcel of between 100 and 400 acres surrounding structures associated with the former settlement of Adirondac to be conveyed to a private, nonprofit entity subject to a conservation easement precluding further subdivision or development but allowing archeological research, historic interpretation, stabilization and/or reconstruction of the McNaughton House, and preservation of a blast furnace, and (iv) a 50± acre parcel containing the Masten House to be conveyed to a private owner subject to a conservation easement precluding further subdivision or development. OSC has contractual right to acquire a 463 acre railroad right-of-way from Kronos, Inc., a subsidiary of NL Industries, Inc., that extends south from the 11,273 acre tract to North Creek, NY, subject to the results of environmental testing for contaminants. Any subdivision or new land use or development involving the 463 acre railroad right-of-way would be included as par of the second phase of this project. Agency approval is sought only for the first phase of the project at this time. Final Agency approval for the second phase of the project will be sought in late 2003 or early 2004 once final lot boundaries and terms of conservation easements have been determined and other details clarified.