Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 02/09/2005

Clinton County

Applicant: NYS Electric & Gas Corp
PO Box 5224-KIRKWOOD Industrial Park
Binghamton, NY 13902 -5224
Facility: Saranac River Hydroelectric Project
Saranac River DAMS|BETWEEN Redford & Morrisonville
Saranac, NY 12981
Application ID: 5-0999-00014/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Schuyler Falls, Clinton County
Project Description:

The applicant requests Water Quality Certification for the continued operation and maintenance of the existing Saranac River Hydroelectric Project (installed generating capacity of 47,768 KVA) located on the Saranac River in the Towns of Saranac, Schuyler Falls and Plattsburgh in Clinton County.  The project is comprised of four, run-of-river hydroelectric generating developments: High Falls, Cadyville, Mill C and Kents Falls. The Water Quality Certification is part of an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a new license; Project No. 2738-NY. The project would be run in accordance with the provisions of the Saranac River Hydroelectric Project Offer of Settlement dated November 2004.  That settlement includes provisions for increases in minimum bypass flows at High Falls and Kents Falls, the installation of an auto release mechanism at Kents Falls and scheduled replacement (one every five years) of  trash racks designed to reduce fish entrainment at all four facilities.  A draft Water Quality Certificate is available for Public Review at the Region 5 Headquarters.

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 Feb 25 2005.
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

Saratoga County

Applicant: Rosen Development Co Inc
3 E-COMM Square
Albany, NY 12207
Facility: Northern Pines Residential Planned Unit Development
West Side of Northern Pines Rd
Wilton, NY
Application ID: 5-4156-00100/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Wilton, Saratoga County
Project Description:
Proposed development of the Northern Pines Residential Planned Unit Development. Associated roadway, building and lot grading would disturb 0.78 acre of the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland C-40 (class I) and 0.23 acre of federal wetlands.  Approximately 18.75 acres of the 30.87 acre site will remain as open space.  The project is located on the west side of Northern Pines Road, 0.4 mile north of Gailor Road, Town of Wilton.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Wilton Town Board
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 Feb 25 2005.
Contact: W Richard Speidel
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Hudson St Ext
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County

Applicant: North Country Stone Inc
310 South Old Route 4
Fort Ann, NY 12827
Facility: North Country Stone Inc Quarries # 1 & # 2
Dolph Pond Way
Fort Ann, NY 12827
Application ID: 5-5352-00071/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Whitehall, Washington County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to establish two hard rock quarries (Quarry #1 & Quarry #2), totaling ~+/-11.5 Life of Mine (LOM) acres, located adjacently within a +/- 23.5 acre mining lease on a +/-162.5-acre contiguous parcel owned by Bruce Graves. The site is located approximately ½ mile west of State Route 4, accessed by Dolph Pond Way (private road). North Country Stone, Inc. has been operating the quarries since 2002, and is now required to obtain a NYS DEC Mined Land Reclamation permit in order to continue operations which exceed the regulatory thresholds of 1000 tons/year. 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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Mar 11 2005.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Hudson St Ext
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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