ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Tina K. Evans

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

Contact:

Project Number: 2005-0247

Project Title: Tina K. Evans

Location: NYS Route 22, Town of Essex, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2006

Project Description: The project involves the commercial use of an existing building to be used as an Antique/Second Hand Shop on a 1.5 acre parcel in the Town of Essex. The business will operate 7 days per week 9a.m. to 5p.m. A 15 square foot wooden unlit sign will be erected near the driveway entrance, outside the right of way of NYS Route 22. No new development is proposed.


Applicant: National Grid 300 Erie Blvd. Syracuse, NY 13202

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

Contact: Thomas Saehrig

Project Number: 2005-0224

Project Title: National Grid

Location: New York State Route 3 - Town of St. Armand, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2005

Project Description: Installation of a mobile substation pad and fencing near the existing Bloomingdale substation, including new and replacement tap pole structures. Three poles will be greater than 40 feet in height.


Applicant: Lynn Edmonds

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

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: P2006-35

Project Title: Lynn Edmonds

Location: 8 & 10 Interbrook Lane, Town of Keene, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2006

Project Description: The action involves the proposed subdivision of three pre-existing lots of record. The proposal will create a three-lot subdivision involving the creation of three substandard sized lots, a two-lot subdivision involving wetlands and the creation of two substandard sized lots, and a two-lot subdivision involving the creation of two substandard sized lots. The reconfigured lots will be merged to create a total of three lots, one lot containing existing development, with no new land use or development proposed on the remaining lots.


Applicant: Keith Tracy

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

Contact: Colleen C. Parker

Project Number: 2005-279

Project Title: Keith Tracy

Location: Town of Horicon, Warren County, Tax designations 89-1-31 and 90-1-16

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2006

Project Description: A ten lot subdivision is proposed - two of the ten lots are being conveyed to adjoining landowners as boundary line adjustments and will be merged with the adjoining properties. The other proposed eight lots range in size from 5 acres to 20 acres and are intended as a residential building lots, with the construction of one single family dwelling and on-site wastewater treatment system proposed on each. Only five lots of the proposed subdivision (Lot numbers 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) are subject to Agency review (due to wetlands and Resource Management classification).


Notice of Complete Application for General Permit

NYS DEC Region 5 proposes to issue region-wide General Permit (GP) for use by the counties and municipalities for a group of common activities pertaining to the upgrading and maintenance of transportation infrastructure which are regulated under the jurisdiction of Article 15, Protection of Waters and Article 24, Freshwater Wetlands. For the past 25 years, most of these activities have been routinely conducted by participating counties, towns and villages via Departmental authorization of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). The purpose of this GP approach is to improve the resource / infrastructure interface by including strict criteria, in a standardized permit, for the placement and/or restoration, maintenance, replacement, substantial reconstruction, modification or expansion of existing functional structures or facilities. This approach is part of a larger effort to enable program staff to focus on large, complex, environmentally significant projects that require more substantive review, oversight and enforcement. Authorized activities include placement and/or restoration, maintenance, replacement, substantial reconstruction, modification or expansion of existing functional structures or facilities. Eligible structures and facilities are bridges, culverts, rip rap, road realignments and dry hydrant installations.

A Negative Declaration pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) has been prepared and is on file at the location identified below.

The Municipal General Permit is available for public review and comment on the NYS DEC Region 5 website at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg5/index.html. For additional information with regard to the proposed General Permit, please contact Deputy Regional Permit Administrator Marc Migliore at the Regional Sub-office in Warrensburg, telephone 518 623-1285, e-mail address: msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Warren County - Warren County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Runway 1 Safety Area Improvements, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed Runway 1 Safety Area (RSA) Improvement Project which generally involves upgrading the existing RSA to meet safety and design standards set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The existing RSA consists of a network of drainage channels, a very large drainage area upstream, a cistern structure that is no longer used, several pipes crossing the Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System (MALSR) service road, an existing MALSR system, an access road down the extended runway centerline, and several wetland areas. The preferred alternative involves grading the RSA symmetrically about the extended runway centerline with the existing MALSR service road being the high point which involves removing the drainage channels and wetland areas, and installing culverts to pipe water across the RSA. The proposed route involves work within Warren County, New York at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport.

Contact: William H. Thomas, Warren County Board of Supervisors, Warren County, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845, phone: (518) 761-6410, fax: (518) 761-6411.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Saratoga County - The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District (SLPID), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Saratoga Lake Aquatic Plant Management Program may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A draft scope has been prepared and will be reviewed at the next SLPID board meeting. All involved and interested agencies, along with the public, are invited to send comments to SLPID to be considered at the March 16, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. SLPID meeting at the Malta Town Hall on Route 9. A workshop will be held to discuss any written comments received on the draft scope. Workshop participants will be the SLPID, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and interested parties or agencies including the lakefront communities. Public comment period on the scope will be taken that same night as part of the workshop session. A final scope will be sent out by April to involved and interested agencies as well as anyone requesting a copy. The action involves The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District (SLPID), the Applicant and project sponsor, is proposing to apply aquatic herbicides over a period of successive years leading to a whole lake treatment of Eurasian watermilfoil in Saratoga Lake. This project is to be known as Saratoga Lake Aquatic Herbicide Treatment Applications. Herbicide treatments will be applied over a period of successive years leading to a whole lake treatment of Eurasian watermilfoil. Specific areas of the lake will be subjected to treatment during individual years of treatment. The DEIS explores the impacts of applying the herbicide SONAR to one third of the lake's milfoil cover over a period of three years, or one-half of the milfoil cover over a period of two years. The chosen treatment alternative will be evaluated depending on the anticipated effectiveness of treatment, the potential loss of fisheries habitat, and available funds for the purchase and application of chemicals purchase and monitoring. The means to avoid non-target species impacts will also be described. Herbicide applications may include the use of one or more of the products available for the control of Eurasian watermilfoil. This project involves the entire Saratoga Lake which is physically located in the Towns of Saratoga, Malta, Stillwater, and the City of Saratoga Springs.

Contact: Edward Dweck, Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District, P. O. Box 2551, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, phone: (518) 584-5448.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Albany - Saratoga Counties - The Green Island Power Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cohoes Falls Project. The action involves a new dam & hydroelectric powerhouse project, replacing the existing dam & powerhouse at School Street (FERC No. 2539). Included are: more efficient hydraulic design; complete fisheries protection; underground powerhouse and transmission lines; a one-mile rewatered stretch of the Mohawk River, including Cohoes Falls. The project is located on the Mohawk River at Cohoes Falls/ Towns of Cohoes, Waterford & Colonie, NY.

Contact: John J. Brown, Green Island Power Authority, 69 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183, phone: (518) 270-8182.