ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice/Meeting

County: Fulton

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Completion of draft UMP and notice of public meeting for the Northampton Public Campground.

A public meeting will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. September 20th at the Northville Central School in Northville. Comments are welcome and will be accepted until October 31, 2005.

Contact Person: Thomas R. Folts, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233, phone: (518) 457–2500.

Project Location: Town of Northville, Fulton County

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan for the Northampton Beach Public Campground. A public meeting has been scheduled for September 20th at the Northville Central School in Northville. This is a five year plan for the operation and modernization of the campground. The proposed actions include a new trailer dumping station, picnic pavilion, toilet building, and lean–to for educational programs. In addition, the plan proposes tree planting, shoreline stabilization, replacement of the bathhouse and lifeguard buildings, replacement of playground equipment, relocation of leach fields, replacement of toilet and shower buildings, repaving of a parking lot, improved access for people with disabilities, and resurfacing of campsites.

Copies of the draft plan are available from the Bureau of Recreation at the above address. Comments will be accepted until October 31, 2005.


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: Berdet Barrows, Sr.

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

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: 2005–112

Project Title: Berdet Barrows, Sr.

Location: Town of Ohio, Herkimer County, Christman Road Spur

Comment Period Ends: September 8, 2005

Project Description: The action involves a three–lot subdivision involving wetlands and the construction of one hunting and fishing cabin with pit privy and greywater treatment system on each lot.


Applicant: Brian V. Johnson and Tracy Johnson

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

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: 2005–26

Project Title: Brian V. Johnson and Tracy Johnson

Location: Town of Horicon, Warren County, Beaver Pond Road

Comment Period Ends: September 8, 2005

Project Description: The project proposal involves a four–lot subdivision involving wetlands in a Resource Management land use area which contains shoreline on Beaver Pond. The proposed subdivision will create four shoreline non–building lots located on the north side of Beaver Pond Road, and are to be associated with the four lots located south of Beaver Pond Road. The Agency does not retain jurisdiction on the four lots located in the Rural Use land use area south of Beaver Pond Road, except for the construction of the single–family dwelling with related development, which is located in the Resource Management land use area on Lot 1.


Applicant: Berness Bolton

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

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: P2005–73

Project Title: Berness Bolton

Location: Town of Horicon, Warren County, Horicon Avenue

Comment Period Ends: September 8, 2005

Project Description: The project proposal concerns a four–lot subdivision of a 14.4± acre parcel involving wetlands along Mill Creek (Brant Lake Outlet). The proposed subdivision will create a 3.2 acre shoreline non–building lot to be conveyed to the Town of Horicon, the creation of a 4.56 acre shoreline lot improved by an existing single–family dwelling, and the creation of two new shoreline lots (3.2 acres and 3.48 acres) with the prospective construction of one single–family dwelling on each lot.


Negative Declaration

Washington County – The Kingsbury Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Number 3 of the Year 2005 enacting zoning amendments to the Zoning Local Law of the Town of Kingsbury will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of amendments to the Zoning Local Law of the Town of Kingsbury. The following is a summary of the amendments: amending and adding Section 80–12 dealing with criteria applicable to Special Permits under the Zoning Local Law of the Town of Kingsbury; amending Section 80-20(D)(2), as amended by Local Law Number 1 of 2005, to remove the reference to “Hobby Farms” and substitute with: “Farms, All Classes”; amending Section 80–21(D)(5), as amended by Local Law Number 1 of 2005, to remove the reference to “Hobby Farms” and substitute with: ‘Farms, All classes” amending Section 80-22(F)(4) to remove the reference to “Farms (all classes)” and substitute with: “Hobby Farms and nurseries, including the display and sale of products raised in connection with a nursery” to delete Section 80-20(G)(1)(b), dealing with minimum road frontage; and to delete Section 80–21(G)(1)(b), dealing with minimum road frontage. The project is town wide.

Contact: Thomas Gentile, Town of Kingsbury, 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839, phone: (518) 747–2188, fax: (518) 747–9115.


Washington County – The Town of Fort Ann Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adirondack Golden Goal Site Plan Application and Adirondack Golden Goal/Goodman Subdivision Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and operation of a youth soccer/lacrosse camp on property located off Goodman Road in the Town of Fort Ann. The property is part of a larger parcel commonly known as the "Goodman Farm" located off Goodman Road. The applicant and the owner propose to subdivide a portion of the lands of the Goodman family, on which the soccer/lacrosse camp will be located. The proposals require subdivision and site plan approvals from the Town of Fort Ann planning board. The project is located off Goodman Road, Town of Fort Ann.

Contact: John A. Pettica, Town of Fort Ann Planning Board, 80 George Street, Fort Ann, NY 12827, phone: (518) 639–8929, fax: (518) 639–4209.