ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

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 fourth quarter 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.

Contact: NYS DEC, PO Box 296, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518) 897-1276, fax: (518) 897-1370.


Proposed General Permits

NYS DEC Region 5 proposes to issue four region-wide General Permits (GPs) for groups of minor activities regulated under Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 15, Title 5 (Protection of Waters) and Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands). Staff has concluded that there will be no significant environmental impact to the Region's terrestrial and aquatic resources when the activities are conducted in accordance with conditions contained in the GPs, and a State Environmental Quality Review Negative Declaration has been prepared for each GP. A project subject to any of the four GPs would only be authorized after staff determines that the proposal will meet permit issuance standards contained in the implementing regulations, 6 NYCRR Parts 608 and 663, respectively. One GP will be available for use by the eight (8) County Soil and Water Conservation District offices in Region 5, and builds upon the DEC/District partnership for resource protection by enabling District offices to provide the public with technical assistance and oversight consistent with Natural Resources Conservation Service standards. This GP is an aggregate of the other three GPs, and authorizes projects of greater technical complexity. The other three GPs will be utilized by DEC staff to reduce the need for repetitive project reviews for routine activities. Specifically, the GPs will authorize the following: Stream Disturbance GP - single culvert installations, single-span bridges, utility lines, cables, conduits or intake pipes, and limited rock rip rap bank stabilization; Navigable Waters GP - timber cribs, limited stacked stone walls or heavy rock rip rap along shoreline, pea gravel placement, utility lines, cables, conduits or intake pipes, maintenance dredging, and residential docking facilities; Freshwater Wetland GP - new non-wetland single family residences and related facilities, underground utility cables, conduits or overhead utility cables, single culverts, residential driveways, existing structure expansion, and structures in existing impacted areas. All GPs will authorize the maintenance, repair, replacement, or minor modification of existing structures. This approach is part of a larger effort to enable DEC staff to focus on large, complex, environmentally significant projects requiring more substantive review, oversight and enforcement.

Comments will be accepted until May 5, 2004. Please direct comments and questions to: Deputy Regional Permit Administrator Marc Migliore at the Regional Sub-office in Warrensburg, 232 Hudson St., PO Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220; telephone: 518 623-1285; e-mail: msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The Village of Tupper Lake, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Land Use Code (Local Law No. 3 of 2002) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Amendment of the Village of Tupper Lake Land Use Code (Local Law No. 3 of 2002) as follows:

1) add Condominiums and Town Homes to the existing uses in the Special Review Use category (which triggers site plan review by the local Town/Village Planning Board) of the Village's SRD (Shorefront Resort Development) Zoning District (keeping single-family dwellings unchanged as a Permitted Use in the Village's SRD Zoning District); and 2) have all remaining standards in the Village's SRD Zoning District 'permit-driven', i.e., reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis.

The project is located in the Village of Tupper Lake, Franklin County, NY.

Contact: John R. Storrin, Town of Altamont Planning Office; 120 Demars Boulevard, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, phone: (518) 359-2398, fax: (518) 359-2634.