ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, sections 1-0101(3)(b), 1-0101(3)(d), 3-0301(1)(d), 3-0301(1)(i), 3-0301(2)(m) and 9-0105(1) the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

To prohibit the use of motorboats by the public on Lows Lake.

For further Information contact:
Peter Frank
NYS DEC
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-4254
Phone: (518) 473-9518


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Delaney Crushed Stone Products, Inc.
c/o Paul Griggs
Griggs-Lang Consulting Geologists, Inc.
679 Plank Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Number: 2005-337

Project Title: Delaney Crushed Stone Products, Inc.

Location: NYS Route 30 and Collins Gifford Valley Road in the Town of Northampton

Comment Period Ends: May 4, 2006

Project Description: The action involves further expansion of a previously approved 10.2 acre mineral excavation (stone quarry) by an additional 23± acres. The depth of both the mineral extraction and adjacent commercial sand and gravel extraction which was also previously approved will also be increased. The proposed expansion will result in an increase of the approved combined 90± acre Life of Mine area for both the mineral extraction and the commercial sand and gravel extraction to 113± acres. No changes to the hours of operation or annual production are proposed. Hours of operation are to continue as currently permitted (Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 8 am to 4 pm). Annual production is also to remain as currently permitted (i.e., average of 200,000 cubic yards per year and maximum of 325,000 cubic yards per year.)


Negative Declaration

County: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Preserve Road Procedures and Protocols Policy

Contact Person: Peter Frank, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Forest Preserve Mgt.
NYS DEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
Phone Number: (518) 473-9518

Project Location: This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and the Catskill Preserve. See counties above.

Project Description: This proposed policy sets forth the procedures with respect to projects involving alterations of roads and State truck trails under the jurisdiction of the DEC in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. It applies to Forest Preserve lands in units classified by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) as Wild Forest, Primitive, or Canoe Area, and lands in units classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest. These proposed procedures address maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, and widening of roads as well as new road construction.

Roads and State truck trails are nonconforming in areas classified by the APSLMP and CPSLMP as Wilderness Areas. In addition, this policy does not apply to roads or State truck trails in Intensive Use Areas and Administrative Use Areas.

This proposed policy is intended to be consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), which provides guidance concerning ordinary maintenance, rehabilitation, and minor relocation of conforming structures and improvements on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park.


Positive Declaration

Clinton County - The Town of Altona, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Noble Altona Windpark, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of 68 wind towers, each approximately 400 feet high, plus related utility infrastructure, substation, and access roads in the Town of Altona (the “Project”). The project is located in various locations in the Town.

Contact: Larry Ross, Town of Altona, Town Hall, Box 79, Altona, NY 12910, phone: (518) 236-7035.


Clinton County - The Town of Clinton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marble River LLC (Horizon) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of multiple wind towers, each approximately 400 feet high, plus related utility infrastructure, substation, and access roads in the Town of Clinton (the “Project”). The project is located in various locations in the Town.

Contact: Michael Filion, Town of Clinton, Town Hall, Churubusco, NY 12923, phone: (518) 497-6133.


Clinton County - The Town of Clinton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Noble Clinton Windpark, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of multiple wind towers, each approximately 400 feet high, plus related utility infrastructure, substation, and access roads in the Town of Clinton (the “Project”).

Contact: Michael Filion, Town of Clinton, Town Hall, Churubusco, NY 12923, phone: (518) 497-6133.


Clinton County - The Town of Ellenburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Noble Ellenburg Windpark, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of multiple wind towers, each approximately 400 feet high, plus related utility infrastructure, substation, and access roads in the Town of Ellenburg (the “Project”).

Contact: James McNeil, Town of Ellenburg, 106 West Hill Road, P.O. Box 21, Ellenburg Center, NY 12934, phone: (518) 594-7340.


Clinton County - The Town of Ellenburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marble River LLC (Horizon) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of multiple wind towers, each approximately 400 feet high, plus related utility infrastructure, substation, and access roads in the Town of Ellenburg (the “Project”).

Contact: James McNeil, Town of Ellenburg, 106 West Hill Road, P.O. Box 21, Ellenburg Center, NY 12934, phone: (518) 594-7340.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Saratoga County - The Town Council of the Town of Ballston, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of the Final Draft Town of Ballston Comprehensive Plan and proposed Zoning and Subdivision Amendments. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until May 10, 2006. The action involves the Town of Ballston facing increasing residential and commercial development pressures, the Town Council instituted a temporary moratorium to allow the community time to establish a vision and a direction for the future. To achieve a vision, the Town has decided to take a comprehensive look at isues related to its continued growth and development. The Town's primary concerns looking forward include ensuring the community retains its rural, small-town character, remains a great place to live and that the area's natural resources, open spaces and agricultural land are protected. The Town Council authorized the preparation of this Draft EIS for purposes of supplementing the EAF and proposed Comprehensive Plan where appropriate and particularly with respect to those recommendations set forth in section 5.1 of the proposed Comprehensive Plan (immediate actions to be initiated upon adoption of the Plan) as those recommendations pertain to the plans and zoning amendments for the Town's northern Mixed Use Area and such other proposed zoning and subdivision amendments as deemed appropriate for inclusion in the GEIS. Further, the Plan suggests that a GEIS be considered to evaluate the potential impacts associated with the build out of the northern Mixed-Use Zone as identified in the Plan.

Contact: Raymond Callahan, Town of Ballston, Town Hall, P. O. Box 67, Burnt Hills, NY 12027-0067, phone: (518) 885-8502.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Saratoga County - The Schuylerville Central School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Schuylerville Central School District Campus Expansion. The action involves The Board of Education is considering improvements to the existing school facilities located on 14 Spring Street in the Village of Schuylerville, the Town of Saratoga and the Town of Northumberland. The improvements include the following:

The project is located at 14 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY.

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