ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDL/Impaired Waters Restoration Plans

This notice announces the availability of DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)/Impaired Water Restoration Plans proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for two (2) specific waterbodies: Greenwood Lake in Orange County and Finkle Brook in the Lake George Watershed. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through September 2, 2005.

BACKGROUND: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and EPA's implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The proposed TMDL/Impaired Water Restoration Plan for Greenwood Lake (for phosphorus) is consistent with a similar TMDL proposed and adopted by New Jersey for this shared waterbody that straddles the New York-New Jersey border. The proposed Plan for Finkle Brook (for sediment) relies on current and ongoing stormwater and other nonpoint source reduction efforts to address existing water quality impairments in Lake George.

INFORMATION: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233–3502, or by phone at 518–402–8179, or via email at ntcaruso@gw.dec.state.ny.us. The plans are also anticipated to be available on the NYSDEC website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/tmdl.html. Comments on these draft plans can be submitted to the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, ATTN: Ron Entringer, at the above address.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Terry & Jane Spooner

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

Contact: Holly E. Kneeshaw

Project Number: 2005–87

Project Title: Terry & Jane Spooner

Location: Tamarac Lane (Endion Road), Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County

Comment Period Ends: August 18, 2005

Project Description: Installation of an on–site wastewater treatment system within 100 feet of wetlands and construction of a forty–seven foot long by two foot wide boardwalk in wetlands in association with construction of a single family dwelling.


Applicant: Paul and Judy Ford

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

Contact: Suzanne McSherry

Project Number: 2005–59

Project Title: Paul and Judy Ford

Location: NYS Route 9N, Town of AuSable, Clinton County

Comment Period Ends: August 18, 2005

Project Description: The project involves construction of a new 2,400 square foot building with full basement for use as a new commercial use; a retail store for drygoods. An existing 420± square foot building will be renovated and used for storage. No new on–site wastewater treatment system is proposed. A new parking area for eight cars and a 4‘ X 5‘ wooden sign are proposed. The project is located in an area developed by a variety of uses including single family dwellings, public/semi-public buildings, churches and a large junk yard, all of which are visible from the State Highway corridor.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County – The Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Thomas Latinville Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a multi–phased 37 parcel single family residential subdivision with proposed public road, public water, on–site sewage treatment and other related improvements. Phase I consists of lots 1 through 7 and range in size from 1.0 to 1.36 acres. The Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board has determined that the proposed Thomas Latinville Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project is located in the Town of Plattsburgh on the west side of Cumberland Head Road between the Barton Road and Algonquin Park Road.

Contact: Philip E. Von Bargen, Town of Plattsburgh, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, phone: (518) 562–6850, fax: (518)563–8396, E-mail:Philv@townofplattsburgh.org.


Clinton County – The Town of Plattsburgh, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Champlain Transportation Company Site Plan 2005 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves changing the Alignment of traffic lanes which tie into the new Clinton County Cumberland Head Connector Road, relocating parking areas, stormwater management measures, improving queuing lanes to accommodate two ferry loads, a new salt storage shed, signage, lighting, landscaping, and pedestrian improvements which align with the Cumberland Head Connector Road recreation path. All improvements are necessitated by the new Clinton County Cumberland Head Connector Road or to provide continued safe and efficient ferrying operations. The project is located in the Town of Plattsburgh on the south end of Cumberland Head Road at the Cumberland Head Ferry Landing.

Contact: Philip E. Von Bargen, Town of Plattsburgh, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, phone: (518) 562–6850, fax: (518)563–8396, E-mail:Philv@townofplattsburgh.org.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Essex County – The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Unit Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 2, 2005. The action involves amending the Unit Management Plan to provide for the development of water system improvements encompassing Wimington Water District #2 to further provide potable water and fire protection to the ski area. Construction of a 540,000 gallon water storage tank, 600 square foot booster pump station, 3,000 lf of water transmission mains and required valves and fire hydrants are proposed within the existing Whiteface Mountain Ski Area.

Contact: Jay Rand, Olympic Regional Development Authority, Olympic Center, 218, Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946, phone: (518) 946–2223, E-mail:jrand@whiteface.com.