ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Positive Declaration

Saratoga County - The County of Saratoga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Round Lake Bypass Road may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of the new Round Lake Bypass. The highway will be constructed as two-lane road designed to accommodate the commuter traffic currently traveling through the Village of round Lake. The total length of the road will be approximately 2.5 km (1.6 miles). The project is located north of Round Lake in the Village of Round Lake and the Town of Malta. The construction limits are between I-87 Exit 11 and US Route 9.

Contact: Thomas Speziale, Saratoga County DPW, 3654 Galway Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, phone: (518) 885-2238.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Saratoga County - The Schuylerville Central School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schuylerville Central School District Campus Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schuylerville Central School District Office, 14 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY. The action involves improvements to the existing school facilities located on Route 29 in the Village of Schuylerville, the Town of Saratoga and the Town of -Northumberland. The improvements include the following:

Contact: Leon Reed, Schuylerville Central School District, 14 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871, phone: (518) 695-3255.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS

Warren County - The Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 2005 Unit Management Plan Amendment to the Gore Mountain 2002-2007 Unit Management Plan. Public comment period ends January 31, 2006. The primary purposes of this UMP Amendment are to improve public access to Gore Mountain and Forest Preserve lands and to improve the skiing experience and provide for a stronger interconnect between Gore Mountain Ski Center and the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl and the hamlet of North Creek. The 2002 UMP included the construction of new ski trails and lifts in the Intensive Use Area that connected with the Town of Johnsburg Ski Bowl Park (Ski Bowl). This UMP Amendment (1) modifies the alignment of some of these previously approved lifts and trails, (2) provides additional ski trails and lifts in this part of the site, and (3) eliminates some of the previously approved trails. Other important purposes of this UMP Amendment include creating a new novice rated trail connecting the summit of Bear Mountain (top of the gondola) with the Saddle Lodge, and expanding the NYSEF race training building

The amendments put forth in this document are consistent with the specific goals identified in the 2002 UMP-improve infrastructure reliability, reduce operation and maintenance costs, assure environmental compatibility, stabilize the local economy, trail safety improvements, improve trail selection, improve economic return, increase public access and improve overall skier satisfaction. In addition to meeting these specific goals, the proposed amendments to the 2002 UMP continues to achieve the goal of balancing ski facilities on the mountain.

The amendments proposed to the 2002 UMP will help to make Gore a destination ski resort and will help to improve the regional economy and will draw new businesses to the hamlet of North Creek.

Contact: Michael Pratt, Gore Mountain Ski Center, Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY 12853, phone: (518) 251-2411, fax: (518) 251-5171, e-mail: Mike@goremountain.com.