ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

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Notice of Adoption–6NYCRR Section 190.13 relating to Wilderness Areas in the Adirondack Park

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law §§ 1–0101, 3–0301, 9–0105, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Section 190.13 relating to the use of bear resistant canisters in Wilderness areas in the Adirondack Park. This notice will be published in issue 34 of the State Register, dated 8/24/2005.

For further information contact:

Kenneth Kogut, Regional Wildlife Manager
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 5 Headquarters, Route 86, Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Telephone: 518–897–1200
E-mail: kxkogut@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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: Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

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

Contact: Colleen C. Parker

Project Number: 2005–63

Project Title: Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

Location:

Comment Period Ends: September 1, 2005

Project Description: The action involves a 7–lot subdivision, creating: a 6–lot business park (“The Moriah Business Park”), involving lots ranging in size from 2.09± to 3.47± acres; and a 23.69± acre vacant lot, containing wetlands, on which no further subdivision or new development is currently proposed. Lot 1 of the proposed business park is already improved by an existing 22,000 square foot industrial use structure which was authorized by Agency permit 96–122. The development of commercial and/or industrial use buildings ranging in size from 8,500 to 10,000 square feet are proposed on business park Lots 2–6. The business park will be served by the Town of Moriah’s municipal water and sewer systems. The existing road which accesses Lot 1 from Plank Road will be extended and improved to serve all six lots in the proposed business park. The business park road and park infrastructure, including stormwater management facilities will be conveyed to and maintained by the Town of Moriah.


Negative Declaration

Hamilton County – The Village of Speculator, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Elm Lake Road Sanitary Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of pipeline and pump stations to serve areas on Elm Lake Road and Oak Mt. Drive with sanitary sewer service.

Contact: Florence Braunius, Village of Speculator, Elm Lake Road. Speculator. NY 12164, phone: (518) 548 – 5441, fax: (518) 548 – 5441.