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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 11/05/2003

Hamilton County

Applicant: Marion River Carry Railroad Co Inc
PO Box 100
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 -0100
Facility: Marion River Rr Co INC-POHL Pit 1
Off NYS Rt 28, North of Utowana Dam
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Application ID: 5-2026-00115/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Indian Lake, Hamilton County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to operate a new, sand and gravel mine, encompassing a total life of mine area of 11.2 acres.  The site, part of a larger parcel owned by Dean Pohl, is located on the north side of Route 28, approximately 2,000 feet north of the Utowana Lake dam.  The mine will be opearted in phases, over a 30 year period, with  3.69 acres being affected during the first 5 year term.  An average of 5,000 to 10,000 cubic yards of material will be removed annually.  Concurrent reclamation will occur, with final reclamation including grading to proper slopes, application of top soil, fertilizer, seed, and mulch.  The final objective at the end of mining operations is to reclaim the site to field conditions.  A permit is also required from the Adirondack Park Agency (APA Project No. 2001-135).
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 5 2003.
Contact: Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
dmwagner@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County

Applicant: Joseph Messina
Facility: Messina Property
637 Colonel Burch Road
Valley Falls, NY 12185
Application ID: 5-5326-00064/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Easton, Washington County
Project Description:

The applicant has enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program, through which the Washington County Natural Resource Conservation Services has developed a proposal to enhance an existing wetland area within the NYS DEC regulated FWW SK-16 (Class II). The wetland habitat modifications will be accomplished by construction of potholes connected by level ditches. Excavated spoil will be spread in upland acreage where practical, and will be used to construct loafing mounds. The created WRP areas of open water interspersed with existing wetland vegetation will benefit waterfowl, fur-bearers and other wildlife. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the NYS DEC Regional Sub-Office in Warrensburg.


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 21 2003.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Hudson St Ext
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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