ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant:Bernard C. Melewski, Esq.
Ulasewicz, Melewski & Greenwood, LLP
Suite 307
112 Spring Street
Saratoga, NY 12866

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Number: 2005-271

Project Title: Adirondack Wind Partners, LLC

Location: Town of Johnsburg, off Barton Mines Road

Comment Period Ends: May 2, 2006

Project Description: The project involves an application for a second wind monitoring mast (150 meters tall, 8 inch diameter guyed mast supporting weather monitoring instruments) on lands classified Industrial Use. Pursuant to section 572.22(a)(1)(i) of the Agency's Regulations the applicant is appealing part (Item 1) of the February 14, 2006 "Notice of Incomplete Application," issued by the Agency's Director of Regulatory Programs, concerning the request that an application be completed for the entire wind turbine farm project in order to allow the Agency to assess the impacts of the entire project, or to make a request for non-binding conceptual review of the entire wind turbine farm project pursuant to section 572.3(b) of the Agency's Regulations. The applicant contends that the project is only preliminary field work to further evaluate the wind resource on site.


Notice of Availability of Draft Scope for Public Review

County: Hamilton, Essex

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Hudson Gorge Primitive Area Unit Management Plan and Rivers System Land Management Plan for Parts of the Indian and Hudson Rivers

A copy of the draft scope may be received from, and written comments may be submitted to:

Contact Person: Supervising Forester Richard Fenton
NYS DEC
P.O. Box 1316
Northville, NY 12134
Phone Number: 518/863-4545
Fax Number: 518/863-2546
E-mail: rtfenton@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project Location: The Hudson Gorge Primitive Area is located in the town of Minerva, Essex County and the town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County. It comprises approximately 17,234 acres and is bordered on the north by private lands, on the east by the former Delaware and Hudson Railroad, on the south by State Route 28 and on the west by the Indian River, the Hudson River, other Forest Preserve lands and private lands.

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to develop a unit management plan (UMP) for the Hudson Gorge Primitive Area, as required by Article 27, Section 816 of the Executive Law.

Concurrent with the development of the Hudson Gorge Primitive Area UMP, DEC may develop a rivers system land management plan pertaining to the parts of the Indian and Hudson Rivers affected by water releases from the Lake Abanakee dam and the commercial rafting program supported by the releases as provided in 9NYCRR, Subtitle Q, Part 577, the Adirondack Park Agency regulations implementing the Wild, Scenic and Recreational River System Act.

In February 2003 a positive declaration was issued indicating that an environmental impact statement would be prepared and public scoping would be conducted. A public scoping meeting was held in February 2003. The Department has completed the draft scope, which is available for public review and comment.

Comment Deadline: May 5, 2006

The Department will hold a public informational meeting to present an overview of a four-year research project, which began in autumn, 2004. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in the conference building at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.


Negative Declaration

County: Warren

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Cooperative Agreement Between Open Space Institute (OSI) and NYSDEC for Kilbourne Parcel

Contact Person: Michael Curley
232 Hudson Street
PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone Number: (518) 623-1265

Project Location: Towns of Lake Luzerne and Warrensburg

Project Description: This action involves the management by the NYSDEC of forest lands owned by OSI for passive recreational uses by the general public through a Cooperative Agreement. OSI is a not-for-profit corporation of the State of New York which owns certain real property known as the Kilbourne parcel located adjacent to forest preserve lands under the jurisdiction of NYSDEC. The State intends to acquire this parcel of land. However, in the interim, NYSDEC proposes to manage this parcel in cooperation with OSI. Specifically, the cooperative agreement would allow NYSDEC to manage the parcel for the public benefit, including for the purpose of motor vehicle access by persons with disabilities. NYSDEC’s development of the property would be limited to the following improvements: hiking trails, signs and /or kiosks advising the public of permissible and prohibited uses of the property, boundary line maintenance, maintenance and improvement to the existing road, traffic control devices, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) facilities including an accessible parking area to accommodate 3-5 cars, 3 campsites, 3 pit privies, 3 fire rings and 3 picnic tables.


Positive Declaration

Essex County - The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kenny's Quick Lube and Tire Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a proposed 2,800 square foot automotive service facility (lube oil filter) along with related site improvements. The project is located on New York State Route 86 (Lake Flower Ave.) Saranac Lake, NY.

Contact: Edwin K. Randig, Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board, 3 Main St., Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983, phone: (518) 891-0202, e-mail: ekrandig@adelphia.net.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Saratoga County - The Malta Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Malta Town-Wide GEIS. The project 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.

Contact: Paul Sausville, Malta Town Board, Town Hall - 2540 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020, phone: (518) 899-3434.