ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Hamilton

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Completion of draft unit management plan and notice of public meeting concerning the Lake Eaton Public Campground.

A public meeting will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. on March 14th at the Town Hall in Long Lake. Comments on the campground plan are welcome and will be accepted until April 10, 2006.

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

Project Location: Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County

Project Description: Region 5 DEC, as lead agency, announces the completion of a Draft Unit Management Plan for the Lake Eaton Public Campground/Intensive Use Area.

This action involves the completion of a management plan for DEC operation and maintenance of this Intensive Use Area campground in keeping with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Proposed management actions include: reconstruct toilet facilities to meet ADA standards, construct a new picnic pavilion, rehabilitate the existing nature trail to meet accessibility guidelines, resurface roads, and rehabilitate the water and electric systems in the campground.

The project is located off Route 30, north of the village of Long Lake, Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County. Copies of the draft plan are available from the Bureau of Recreation at the above address. Comments will be accepted until April 10, 2006.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation

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

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2005-311

Project Title: Niagara Mohawk, Lake Colby Substation

Location: Trudeau Road, Town of St. Armand, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: March 2, 2006

Project Description: The project is a greater than 25 percent expansion of the Lake Colby Substation, a major public utility use and a project involving new structures (lightning masts) over 40 feet in height. Niagara Mohawk proposes to expand the existing substation in a northerly direction (behind the existing substation) to allow for the installation of Static Var Compensators (SVC) and associated equipment. The SVC will improve the electric power quality and stabilize the voltage delivered to customers served by the substation. The control house will be enlarged and the areas behind the northerly fence will be graded and stabilized with crushed stone to allow for the installation of the SVC and associated equipment. Adjustments will be made to the existing transmission line at the back of the station. The project also includes the construction of a new access road to the expanded area, additional warning signs and implementation of a landscaping/vegetative screening plan.


Applicant: John J. Wojcik

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

Contact: Leigh Walrath

Project Number: 2005-314

Project Title: Wojcik, Bigalow, and DeFelice Subdivision

Location: Lakeview Avenue, Town of Moriah, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: March 2, 2006

Project Description: The project is a four-lot subdivision with no new land use or development proposed on three lots and the construction of one single family dwelling on the fourth lot. A vacant 1.35± acre nonbuilding lot and a 1.20± acre lot improved with a pre-existing single family dwelling and located on the opposite side of a public road will remain under common ownership. A 1.34± acre lot improved with a recently constructed single family dwelling will be conveyed with no new land use or development proposed. A vacant 0.86± acre lot will be conveyed as a building lot for the purpose of constructing one single family dwelling with an on-site wastewater treatment system and a well.


Applicant: Kevin Hall, P.L.S.
PO Box 97
Elizabethtown, NY 12932

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

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Project Number: P2002-161

Project Title: Olive Alexander and Alexander Rush-Noble

Location: Albee Road, Town of Essex, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: March 2, 2006

Project Description: The action involves a subdivision and exchange of lands between adjoining landowners resulting in three lots and the construction of one single family dwelling. The project site is 4.9 acres in size, is developed by two pre-existing single family dwellings, and has 495 feet of shoreline on Lake Champlain.

One lot is 3.2 acres, is developed by one pre-existing single family dwelling and is located on two sides of Albee Road with 180 feet of shoreline on Lake Champlain. The second lot is 0.4 acres, is developed by one single family dwelling and has 315 feet of shoreline on Lake Champlain. The third lot is 1.3 acres in size, is vacant and has no lakeshore. One single family dwelling is proposed to be constructed at an as yet-undetermined future date. This lot will also contain a new individual wastewater treatment system to serve the single family dwelling on the 0.4 acre shoreline lot.

In addition, a 1.6 acre vacant parcel that was conveyed in 1985 from an adjoining landowner will be reviewed after-the-fact. This parcel will be merged into the project site and made part of the lots described above. No principal building rights are associated with this parcel.


Applicant: Open Space Conservancy, Inc.
Joseph J. Martens, Pres.
307 Hamilton Street
Albany, NY 12210

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Number: 2005-284

Project Title: Open Space Conservancy, Inc.

Location: Essex County Route 25 in the Towns of Newcomb, North Elba and Harrietstown

Comment Period Ends: 3/2/06

Project Description: The action involves the second phase of a two-phase large scale subdivision project pursuant to Section 572.6 of the Agency’s Rules and Regulations. The first phase of this project was previously approved by Agency Permits 2003-115 and 2003-115A. The applicant proposes to subdivide a 10,0052.31 acre tract of land into the following seven lots: Parcel 1, a 6,815 acre parcel to be conveyed to the State of New York for inclusion in the forest preserve; Parcel 2, a 2,979 acre parcel to be conveyed for future forest management purposes; Parcel 3, a 210 acre parcel surrounding the historic former mining settlement of Adirondac to be retained by the applicant for archeological research, historic interpretation, stabilization and/or reconstruction of existing structures, and preservation of an 1850’s era blast furnace; Parcel 4, a 46 acre parcel to be conveyed containing two single family dwellings which will have frontage on Henderson Lake; Parcel 5, a 1.6 acre lot on Upper Preston Pond to be retained by the applicant containing a preexisting rustic cabin for state administrative use and non-profit wilderness-based outdoor recreation, education, and research programs; Parcel 6, a 0.41 acre parcel containing a preexisting fire observation tower to be repaired and to be retained by the applicant for use by the public, and; Parcel 7, a 0.3 acre lot containing preexisting structures including a fire observer’s cabin to be restored and to be retained by the applicant. Conservation easements restricting future development on Parcels 2 through 7 are proposed.


Applicant: Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (d/b/a National Grid) and Earl Fletcher

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

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2005-328

Project Title: Niagara Mohawk, Tupper Lake Substation

Location: County Route 49, Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: March 2, 2006

Project Description: The project is a two lot subdivision involving wetlands and a greater than 25 percent expansion of Niagara Mohawk's Tupper Lake Substation, a major public utility use involving new structures (lightening masts) over 40 feet in height and a wetland project involving the filling of 0.27± acres of wetland. Niagara Mohawk proposes to purchase a 1.7± acre parcel adjoining its existing substation and expand the substation to allow for the installation of a Static Var Compensator (SVC) and associated equipment. The SVC will improve the electric power quality and stabilize the voltage delivered to the Village of Tupper Lake Municipal Electric system. The 0.67± acre expansion area will be excavated, filled, graded and stabilized with crushed stone to allow for the installation of the SVC. Adjustments will be made to the existing transmission lines that feed the substation and that connect it to the municipal substation which adjoins the project site. The project also includes the construction of a new access driveway from McLaughlin Avenue (County Route 49), additional warning signs and implementation of a landscaping/vegetative screening plan.


Negative Declaration

Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cukrovany major resubdivision preliminary plat # 7-05 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involvesone new single family residence (Lot 6). Access to adjoining pasture and crop land will not be impaired. The tract from which this lot is to be subdivided is bounded on the north by active farmland. The Town Comprehensive Plan land use guideline threshold for balance of lots to agricultural land has been reached for this area. The project is located on the east side of Verbeck Avenue and bounded on the south by the Rensselaer County line. The property lies within Washington County AG District # 3 and Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area # 1.

Contact: Joe Finan, Easton Town Planning Board, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834, phone: (518) 692-2678, fax: (518) 692-0212.