ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

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Public Notice

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Pursuant to Title 3, Article 49 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 49-0305(9) of the Environmental Conservation Law, of the Department's intent to acquire a Conservation Easement from Town of Bolton Local Development Corporation, over certain lands located in the Town of Bolton, Warren County, New York.

For further Information contact:
John P. Keating, Superintendent
Bureau of Real Property
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-4256
(518) 402-9442


Notice of Waiver of RACT Requirements

Applicant: A Schonbek & Co. Inc
61 Industrial Blvd
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-1908

Application ID: 5-0942-00001/00034

Schonbek manufactures chandeliers with a variety of finishes. The chandeliers with highly reflective finishes use coatings which do not meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) content requirements of 6NYCRR Part 228. The Department has received and proposes to approve a request to extend, for 3 years, the existing waiver allowing the applicant to use coatings that do not comply with these volatile organic compound (VOC) content requirements. The company has provided documentation that compliant coatings which meet their specific requirements are not available and that the cost of installing a control device significantly exceeds the cost threshold for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT). The applicant has a State Facility Permit which caps VOC emissions below the major source level and has requirements which further restrict the amount of non-compliant coatings which may be used.

The permit is available by contacting:

Michael Sundberg
New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
County Route 40
P. O. Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220
Phone: (518) 623-1212


Positive Declaration And Acceptance Of Draft EIS

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tri-Lakes Reliability Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. Public comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until January 31, 2006. The action involves the installation of a new 46 kV line to help upgrade the existing electric system in the Tri-Lakes Region. The proposed Project is to be located in the Adirondack Park in St. Lawrence County, New York. The Project is being developed as a cooperative effort between the Villages of Tupper Lake and Lake Placid, NYPA and National Grid to help alleviate long-standing power problems in the region.

Preferred Route: The route begins near the Stark Reservoir in the Town of Parishville traveling south along the shoulder of State Route 56 until reaching forest preserve lands near Sevey Bog. It would then travel west, and circle south around the Forest Preserve parcel, before heading east to again follow State Route 56 south to Sevey Corners in the Town of Colton. The line then travels east along State Route 3 and connects with an existing substation in the Town of Piercefield. An existing transmission line will bring the power from the Piercefield substation to the Tupper Lake substation.

Alternate Route: The route begins in Newton Falls in the Town of Clifton heading east through Cook Corners east along an existing snowmobile trail to State Route 3 and proceeding easterly to Sevey Corners in the Town of Colton. It would then continue east along State Route 3 to connect with an existing substation in the Town of Piercefield. An existing transmission line will bring the power from the Piercefield substation to the Tupper Lake substation.

Contact: Stephen Ramsey, Community Relations Manager, New York Power Authority, Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131, phone: 1-800-724-0309, Email address:steve.ramsey@nypa.gov.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Saratoga County - The Malta Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town’s Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on January 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9, Malta, NY. The public comment period ends January 20, 2006. The action involves the identification of the cumulative impacts of growth on land-use, infrastructure, and environmental issues over a 10-year planning period and the identification of appropriate mitigation in the form of development requirements, guidelines, programs, and capital improvements to ensure growth occurs in a manner consistent with the goals and recommendations of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The project is located in the Town of Malta.

Contact: David Meager, Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020.