ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice Of Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, Acceptance Of Supporting Draft Generic EIS, And Associated Public Hearings

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared a draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, pursuant to Chapter 618 of the New York Laws of 1987 and Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1102. The Department, as lead agency, has determined that a generic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary and has prepared the draft generic EIS on the New York State Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan. Legislative Public Hearings will be held on the draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan (Siting Plan) and the supporting draft generic EIS.

The Siting Plan is to be used as guidance by any hazardous waste facility siting board reviewing proposals for siting certain new or expanded hazardous waste management facilities within New York State and for Department and other State government agencies to use to assure the availability of sufficient hazardous waste facility capacity. This, in turn, will help avoid potentially significant adverse impacts, such as impacts to air, land, water, or public health due to improper management of hazardous wastes.

Legislative public hearings to receive comments from the public on the draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS will be held at:

SUNY at Stony Brook
Marine Sciences Research Ctr. South Campus - Endeavor Hall
Conference Center Room 120
Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-632-8781
January 7, 2004
4:30 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 2 Office
11-15 47th Avenue
Room 106 - Annex Building
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4900
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 3 Office
Basement Meeting Room
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3136
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 4 Office
Room 112
1150 North Westcott Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 357-2045
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 5 Office
Main Conference Room
Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518) 897-1242
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 6 Office
State Office Building
Conference Room 1
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13204
315-785-2245
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 7 Office
Hearing Room
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
315-426-7471
January 7, 2004
2:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 8 Offices
Main Conference Room
6274 East Avon-Lima Road Avon, New York 14414-9519
(585) 226-5408 or 226-5444
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Main Auditorium
Earl W. Brydges Bldg.
1425 Main St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 286-4905
January 7, 2004
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The hearing locations are reasonably accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services can be made available to the hearing-impaired at no charge, upon request to the Department within a reasonable time period prior to the hearings.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies, etc., which may be affected by the proposed Siting Plan are invited to attend the hearings and to submit either written or oral statements. The hearing session will continue until all persons wishing to make statements have been heard. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Written statements received prior to the close of the public comment period and oral statements made at each hearing session will be given equal weight.

Written statements must be received by close of business, January 19, 2004, addressed to Mr. Glenn Milstrey, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7251, faxed to: (518) 402-9024, or e-mailed to hwsiting@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS can be found on the Department’s website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/index.html, under the Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials’ "What’s New" section. A hard copy is also available at each of the nine Department Regional Offices. To obtain additional information, please contact Glenn Milstrey, at 518-402-8612, or Deborah Aldrich, at 518-402-8730.


DEC Region 5 Quarterly Reports of Administration Use of Motor Vehicles and Aircraft in the Forest Preserve

In compliance with DEC Commissioner Policy - 17, the activity logs documenting the administrative use of motor vehicles and aircraft within the Forest Preserve in DEC Region 5 for the first, second and third quarters of 2003 are available for review by contacting Thomas D. Martin, Regional Forester, NYS DEC, P.O. Box 296, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 - Phone: (518) 897-1276.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Michael R. Martin, LLC
Cedar Eden Environmental
1519 State Route 86
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: 2003-208

Project Title: Dr. Kenneth B. Seeber, DVM

Location: Stony Lake Road, Town of Watson, Lewis County

Comment Period Ends: December 4, 2003

Project Description: The project involves the construction of a one story, 18 ft. x 26 ft. boathouse and a 36 ft. long, 2 ft. high retaining wall along the shoreline of Upper Chase Lake. The boathouse will be constructed into the shoreline with the area in front of the boathouse excavated to a depth of 2.5 feet. The retaining wall will be constructed along the shoreline south of the boathouse. The boathouse will located along a section of the shoreline were there is little or no wetland. The retaining wall will be constructed within a fringe wetland area that has been historically used for access to the lake and disturbed by mowing. The fringe wetland is part of a much larger wetland complex located south of the lake access area. The portion of the wetland historically disturbed by lake access activities is about 220± sq. ft. in size. About 85± sq. ft. of the wetland will be impacted by the retaining wall. The remaining 135± sq. ft. of the wetland will no longer mowed or used for access to the shoreline and will be allowed to naturally re-establish itself. An existing dock will be located adjacent to the boathouse and continued to be used for access to the Upper Chase Lake.


Negative Declaration

Essex County

Applicant: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Recreation
PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Office: Region 5

Contact: Douglas Fitzgerald

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR review because it is a Type II action.

SHPA: The proposed project has been reviewed in accordance with Article 14 of PRHPL, the State Historic Preservation Act. A field reconnaissance of the project area indicates that the proposed project will have no impact on historic or archaeological resources listed or eligible for listing in the State or National Registers of Historic Places. Much of the proposed project consists of in kind in place replacement of existing water lines in areas which are disturbed by cut and fill activities related to road construction or are poorly drained resulting in extremely low archaeological sensitivity.

Last Filing Date: 30 days from publication

Project Location: Paradox Lake Public Campground, Town of Schroon

Project Description: The proposed project consists of replacement and upgrades to the existing water and sewage systems. The project will require the removal of 85 trees. Tops and stems will be chipped and dispersed on site. Rehabilitation of the sewage system at this facility is listed in the Final Unit Management Plan for this Intensive Use Area, May 1994.


Saratoga County - The Wilton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lands of Morris will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 24-lot residential subdivision of cluster design with open space to be dedicated to the Town of Wilton. The project is located in the Town of Wilton.

Contact: Michael Dobis, Wilton Planning Board, Wilton Town Hall, 22 Traver Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831, phone: (518) 587-1939.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Fulton County - The Board of Education of the Gloversville Enlarged School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Transportation and Maintenance Facility. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the lead agency through December 4, 2003. The action involves the purchase of 110 acres of real property on State Route 29A near its intersection with County Route 22 in the City of Gloversville and the construction of a transportation and maintenace facility to house the District's Transportation Department and Buildings and Grounds Department, provide indoor storage of up to twenty-five school buses and up to five snow plows, provide warehouse and storage space for District supplies, provide certain offices and related facilities for District employees, and potentially accommodate the outdoor storage of up to twenty school buses of the Johnstown City School District. The project is located on State Route 29A near its intersection with County Route 22 in the City of Gloversville, County of Fulton.

Contact: Dan Conner, Gloversville Enlarged School District, 234 Lincoln Street, P. O. Box 593, Gloversville, NY 12078, phone: (518) 775-5603.