Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 09/15/2004

Essex County

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12232
Facility: Cr 82 (FORMER 22) Over East Br Ausable River
Cr 82
Jay, NY 12941
Application ID: 5-1528-00062/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 27 Wild, Scenic, & Recreational Rivers
Project is Located: Jay, Essex County
Project Description:
The proposal is for the construction of a re-aligned County Route 82 (formerly CR 22) Bridge across the East Branch Ausable River which is designated as Recreational under the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act.  The project involves construction of a re-aligned CR 82 (former CR 22), from Route 9N to where it will rejoin Glen Road near Howard Drive, and construction of a re-aligned connector road from North Jay Road to the re-aligned CR 82.  In addition, the North Jay Road and Glen Roads are being terminated with installation of cul-de-sacs to the north and south, respectively of Town of Jay Park.  A system of trails for pedestrian and bicycle access will be created in and around the Town of Jay Park near the Jay Covered Bridge site.  Water Quality Certification will be required for impacts to approximately 0.74 acres of federally regulated wetlands.  In order to compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to construct approximately 1.095 acres of replacement wetlands.  The bridge would be located in the Hamlet of Jay, approximately 400 feet downstream of the present temporary bridge and former site of the Jay Covered Bridge which following its reconstruction, would be reset on its original alignment for non-vehicular uses.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Dept of Transportation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Sep 30 2004.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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