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: Donald E. Lambert
78 Panther Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 244
Chestertown, NY 12817

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Number: 2005–124

Project Title: Donald Lambert

Location: South of New York State Route 28 in the Town of Warrensburg

Comment Period Ends: August 25, 2005

Project Description: The action involves operation of a commercial sand and gravel extraction having a Life of Mine area of 10.3± acres. Equipment employed at the extraction includes a front end loader, an excavator, and a bulldozer. No material processing other than use of a screening plant is proposed. An average of 2,500 cubic yards and a maximum of 6,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel are to be removed from the extraction annually. An average of 2 and a maximum of 7 loaded dump truck trips are to occur on a daily basis. Operations are to occur annually from April through December, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This project was previously approved by permits issued as part of Agency Project 87–279 which expired, requiring that a new permit be obtained. This extraction has been approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


Public Notice/Notice of Public Meeting

County: Hamilton
Lead Agency: NYS DEC
Project Title: Public Notice for the Public Meeting on the Silver Lake Wilderness Area Unit Management Plan (UMP)

Contact Person: Eric J. Kasza
Address: NYS DEC
PO Box 89
225 North Main Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: (315) 866–6330

Project Location: Towns of Lake Pleasant, Benson, Wells, Hope and Arietta

Project Description: The action involves a public meeting on the draft unit management plan for the Silver Lake Wilderness Area. Proposed management actions include, re–routing the Northville–Placid Trail through the forest and away from the road, relocation of two parking areas, enacting special regulations to manage public use such as group size restrictions consistent with current regulations in other wilderness areas, establishing and maintaining several quality wilderness fisheries for brook trout, removing a number of non-conforming structures, such as one of the chimneys near Whitehouse, improving trail information and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, including the development of accessible camping sites and maintaining two suspension foot bridges until such time as they need replacing.

A public meeting on the draft ump will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 6:00 pm at the Community Hall in Wells, New York. Public comments will be accepted by the contact person until September 30, 2005.


Negative Declaration

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 Head Connector Road recreation path. All improvements are necessitated by the new Clinton County Cumberland Head Connector road to provide continued safe and efficient ferrying opertions. 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.


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 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.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Saratoga County – The Town of Malta, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Comprehensive Master Plan Update. The action involves the Town of Malta preparing a Final Comprehensive Plan update and Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) for the evaluation of future potential cumulative impacts of development within the Town. The Study Area encompasses the entire Town, which includes approximately 17,000± acres of land consisting of a mixture of residential, commercial, vacant/natural, recreational, and future industrial land. The project is located in the Town of Malta.

Contact: David R. Meager, Town of Malta, 2540 Route 9, Malta NY 12020, phone: (518) 899–3434.