ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Project Notice: New York State DEC - Region 5 - Essex County

Anticipated Time Frame for Project: October 2004.

Project Title: Fish Reclamation of Round Pond and Twin Pond.

Brief Project Description: The action involves the application of rotenone at 1.0 parts per million to Round Pond and Twin Pond, to remove all fish including non-native golden shiners and bluntnose minnows; native-but-widely-introduced brown bullheads and pumkinseeds; blacknose dace, white suckers and the remaining brook trout population. The project is approximately 21.5 acres in size and will take 2-4 days to complete. Round Pond and Twin Pond are located in the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area and the project is included in the Dix Mountain Wilderness Unit Management Plan, dated January 2004. The ponds will both be restocked with an Adirondack Heritage strain of brook trout. Round Pond will also be stocked with round whitefish, a species listed as endangered in New York State. The project will restore a native fish community to the Dix Mountain Wilderness. The Adirondack Park Agency issued a permit to the DEC for this project on August 13, 2004 (Permit 2004-95). The DEC Bureau of Fisheries anticipates undertaking the project in October, 2004.

Project Location (include street address/municipality): Dix Mountain Wilderness, Town of Keene, Essex County.

Contact Person: Mr. William F. Schoch - Regional Fisheries Manager
New York State DEC
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: 518 897-1200
Fax: 518 897 1370
E-mail:bxschoch@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Project Notice: New York State DEC - Region 5 - Essex County

Anticipated Time Frame for Project: October 2004.

Project Title: Fish Reclamation of Giant Washbowl.

Brief Project Description: The action involves the application of rotenone at 1.0 parts per million to Giant Washbowl (Pond) to remove all fish including non-native golden shiners and bluntnose minnows; native-but-widely-introduced creek chubs; white suckers, northern redbelly dace and the remaining brook trout population. The project is approximately 4.2 acres in size and will take 2-3 days to complete. Giant Washbowl is located in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area and the project is included in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Unit Management Plan, dated January 2004. The pond will be restocked with an Adirondack Heritage strain of brook trout. The project will restore a native fish community to the Giant Mountain Wilderness. The project was determined to be non-jurisdictional by the Adirondack Park Agency. The DEC Bureau of Fisheries anticipates undertaking the project in October, 2004.

Project Location (include street address/municipality): Giant Mountain Wilderness, Town of Keene, Essex County.

Contact Person: Mr. William F. Schoch - Regional Fisheries Manager
New York State DEC
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: 518 897-1200
Fax: 518 897 1370
E-mail:bxschoch@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Thomas J. LaBombard, P.E.
1790 Main Street
Keeseville, NY 12944
(518)834-7729

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891–4050, ext. 207

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2003-268

Project Title: Sunlea Village Lots 26 - 41

Location: NYS Route 9 and Plains Road, Town of Au Sable, Clinton County

Comment Period Ends: September 23, 2004

Project Description: The project involves the subdivision of 240± acres into 20 lots or parcels, thereby creating 16 new building lots, two non-building lots each to be conveyed with one of the building lots, a road lot and a 140± acre open space parcel proposed for conveyance to the State of New York or a private conservation organization.


Applicant: The LA Group
c/o Vincent McClelland
P.O. Box 791
Keene Valley, NY 12943
(518)576-2297

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891–4050, ext. 207

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2004-49

Project Title: Grouse Creek Residential Subdivision

Location: Mountain Road, Town of North Elba, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: September 23, 2004

Project Description: The project is the subdivision of 81.5 acres into eight lots ranging in size from 5.4 acres to 19.2 acres. The project also involves the construction of one new single family dwelling on each lot with on-site water supply and wastewater treatment systems. Access to the site is from Mountain Road, a seasonally maintained dirt road. Access to each of the lots will be from a proposed subdivision road that begins in the southwest corner of the site about 1,000 feet east of the intersection of Mountain Road and NYS Route 73. Lots 1 & 3 and 5 & 6 will share driveways that extend from the subdivision road to those lots. Lots 2 & 4 will have direct access from the subdivision road. Lots 7 & 8 also share an access road that extends northeast from the subdivision road across adjoining property owned by Arthur W. Jubin. Pursuant to a Right-of-Way Agreement dated June 19, 2003, the owners of those lots and Mr. Jubin will have a non-exclusive right-of-way over this road. The project does not propose to tie into the existing underground power line along Mountain Road. Electricity for each of the proposed dwellings will be provided by propane-fired generators in soundproofed enclosures.


Negative Declaration

Essex and Warren Counties - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Roger’s Rock Public Campground Boundary Correction (R2004-1) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan consisting of the reclassification of 330 acres to correct the boundary of the Roger’s Rock Public Campground Intensive Use Area. The boundary of the proposed reclassification will accurately delineate the boundary of the campground and its accompanying infrastructure. The correction will also more accurately delineate areas of undeveloped forest land. The project is located in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County and Town of Hague, Warren County.

Contact: Henry A. Savarie, Adirondack Park Agency, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, phone: (518) 891-4050, fax: (518) 891-3938.


Washington County - The Village of Granville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Granville Mettawee River Sewer Crossing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a New Sewage Pump Station located near the existing River Siphon, Generator Building to house the stationary emergency generator, 365+ LF of 8-inch HDPE Sewage Force Main, Metering Manhole with MAG Meter, all necessary collection sewer work to tie in the New Pump Station and Force Main and abandonment of the River Siphon system. The project is located at 17 Water Street, Granville, New York.

Contact: Thomas Scott, Village of Granville, PO Box 208, Granville, New York 12832, phone: (518) 642-2640, fax: (518) 642-2640.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Hamilton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed water supply improvements for Raquette Lake Water District # 1 (also known as Town of Long Lake Water District # 1 (Raquette Lake)). Written comments on the DEIS will be accepted until Friday, October 8, 2004. A Notice of Complete Application can be viewed at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2004/20040908/Reg5.html. The action involves the installation of two new wells, a control/treatment building, and 1250 feet of transmission pipe. The new groundwater source will enable Long Lake Water District #1 to abandon an existing, unfiltered surface water source (reservoir) that does not comply with current safe drinking water standards administered by the New York State Department of Health. Also, replacement of approximately 2500 feet of undersized water lines in the settlement of Raquette Lake. Most of the improvements will occupy state Forest Preserve land (Moose River Plains Wild Forest). As a result, the project also includes a proposal to reclassify 0.94 acre of land from Wild Forest to State Administrative. The project is located on Sagamore Road and in the settlement of Raquette Lake, Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County.

Contact: Richard Speidel, NYS DEC, 232 Hudson St., PO Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220, fax: (518) 623-3603, email: wrspeide@gw.dec.state.ny.us.