ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: New York Power Authority
c/o John Suloway
123 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601-3170

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Number: 2005-325

Project Title: New York Power Authority Tri-lakes Reliability Project

Location: Stark Road and Dam Road in the Town of Parishville and New York State Routes 3 and 56 in the Towns of Colton and Piercefield

Comment Period Ends: March 8, 2006

Project Description: The action involves a proposed 46.5 kV overload electric power transmission line construction involving wetlands including construction of two substations and access roads. Proposed route is 26 miles long and begins in Parishville (Stark Falls) at a proposed new 115/46.5 kV substation that will interconnect with the existing 115 kV system and ends at existing Piercefield substation where a new regulator station is to be constructed. Most of the new transmission line route will parallel an existing electric distribution line (the distribution line will be attached to the same new utility poles which will bear the transmission line). Much of the route will follow New York State Routes 56 and 3. One deviation from this route will be around a portion of forest preserve land designated as being in the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest in the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan where a total of approximately 8,000 square feet of wetland area will be filled for access road construction. A compensatory wetland mitigation plan is proposed involving creation of wetland area and invasive plant species control.


Applicant: Nextel Partners, Inc.
8 Airline Drive, Suite 105
Albany, NY 12205

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: P2005-245

Project Title: Nextel Partners, Inc.

Location: Ridge Road, Town of Northampton, Fulton County

Comment Period Ends: March 8, 2006

Project Description: The project involves installation of an 80-foot telecommunications monopole structure consisting of an array with four - 4 ft. long panel antennas on each side of the three-sided array. The centerline of the proposed antennas is proposed to be 78 feet, with the overall structure height of 86 feet. The 86 foot height includes a 4-foot tall lightning protection rod. The antennas will be centered on the pole at 78 ft. above ground level. The proposed structure and equipment shelter are located 10 feet from two existing 30-foot tall municipal water tanks. The applicant also proposes to construct a 10 ft. x 20 ft. equipment shelter. Coax Cable will connect the antennas with the equipment shed. Telephone and electric utilities will be installed overhead from an existing utility pole located at the intersection of the access drive and Ridge Road. The pole and proposed antennas will be painted a dark color to blend with the existing vegetation.


Applicant: Kim Van Evera

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Project Number: 2005-269

Project Title: Kim Van Evera

Location: Rhinehart Road, Bleeker, NY 12078

Comment Period Ends: March 9, 2006

Project Description: The action involves establishment of a new Tourist accommodation and guide service, after-the-fact. Construction of rustic shelters to house a maximum of 9 overnight guests with an average occupancy of 15 guests per month. Structures are: two 16 foot diameter yurts, one 30 foot diameter yurt, a log cabin on an adjacent parcel, and two lean-tos, all served by pit privys. No expansion to the pre-existing single family dwelling which is served by a drilled well and conventional on-site wastewater treatment system is proposed. PLEASE NOTE: This is a revised notice, corrected to accurately reflect the maximum occupancy of the facility.


Applicant: Herbert Koster, Andrew W. Pfau Spousal Trust and
the Sandy Lane Estates Homeowners Association

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 89-284

Project Title: Sandy Lane Estates Section III

Location: Route 9N, Town of Bolton Warren County

Comment Period Ends: March 9, 2006

Project Description: The project is Phase III of the Sandy Lane Estates Subdivision. The project is being re-noticed because six lots (lots 22-27) have been reduced to four lots (lots 22-25) and the lake access parking area has been redesigned and reduced to six parking spaces. Phases I and II were previously approved. Phase III is the subdivision of 102.58 acres on the west side of NYS Route 9N into 12 new building lots (i.e., lots 21 - 32) and a 2.26 acre subdivision road and stormwater retention parcel. Nine of the new building lots range in size from 1.05 to 1.64 acres, a tenth lot is 2.76 acres and two lots are 42 acres in size. One new single family dwelling with on-site water supply and wastewater treatment systems is proposed for each of the 12 new building lots. The project also includes access to Lake George for the new building lots over an existing 3.71 acre subdivision road/shoreline access parcel owned by the Sandy Lane Estates Homeowners Association and a parking lot on a 15.08 acre parcel owned by Herbert Koster and the Pfau Spousal Trust. The redesigned parking lot will have 6 spaces for use by the owners of the Phase III building lots. The parking lot will have three 2 space parking areas. The parking spaces will be located so that the larger trees within the parking area will be retained. Shoreline access for water recreation will be deeded to all 12 building lots. Boat docks are only proposed for lots 29, 30, 31 and 32. The new dock will also provide space for lots 11 and 12 of Phase II of the subdivision. The dock will be U-shaped with lateral extensions 46.5 and 60 feet in length and will be situated on the west side of the shoreline access parcel in front of an existing picnic area. The Phase III subdivision road and stormwater retention area will be owned and maintained by the Sandy Lane Estates Homeowners Association pursuant to road maintenance charges assessed to lots 21 - 32. Additional charges for beach usage will be assessed to lots 21-32. Boat docking assessment will only be charged to lots with dock rights.


Negative Declaration

Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Riley Family Trust resubdivision #4-06 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves one lot for a single family residence with frontage on Dead End Road and Intervale Road. The land lies within Washington County Agricultural District # 3 and Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area # 1. Conservation management practices are currently used on this farmland. Some farmland resources will be removed as result of this proposed action. The project is located on the west side of Intervale Road and bounded on the north by Dead End Road.

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


Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reynolds, Renzi, and Frazer subdivision # 5-06 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes to sell approximately 5 acres on the south side of Vly Summit Road to the adjacent farm (Gorsky) for purposes of the Gorsky farm facility expansion plan. The expansion will include the construction of a freestyle barn, a heifer barn and an equipment barn. The land is located within Washington County Agricultural District # 3 and Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area # 1. The project is located Farmland located along north and south sides of Vly Summit Road.

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


Washington County - The Town of Easton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Corsetti major resubdivision preliminary plat # 8-05 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This action will subdivide Lot 7 of a previous plat for the purpose of creating one new lot for a single family residence. The project is located on the west side of Hogsback Road and lies adjacent to Washington County Agricultural District # 3 and Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area # 1.

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


Washington County - The Town of Kingsbury Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dean Road Townhouse Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the review of a proposed townhouse development consisting of 82 buildings and 328 units to be located on 80 acres together with parking, roads, stormwater infrastructure, water and sewer service and other related improvements. The project is located off Dean Road in the Town of Kingsbury, Washington County.

Contact: Thomas Gentile, Town of Kingsbury, 210 Main Street, Kingsbury, NY 12839, phone: (518)747-2188.


Notice Of Acceptance Of A Final Supplemental EIS

Warren County - The Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 2005 Unit Management Plan Amendment to the Gore Mountain 2002-2007 Unit Management Plan. 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 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 project located is Gore Mountain Ski Center, North Creek.

All volumes of the Supplemental EIS are available for review at the following offices: ORDA in Lake Placid, Gore Mountain, APA headquarters in Ray Brook, DEC in Ray Brook, Johnsburg Town Hall and the Warren County Municipal Center.

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.