ENB - REGION 6 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


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.


Herkimer County - The City of Little Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hillcrest Estates Housing Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves subdividing an existing 73.62 acre parcel of land in the City of Little Falls into 47 building lots for the construction of new homes. The project is located on Hillcrest Deive, Little Falls, NY.

Contact: Theodore S. Wind, City of Little Falls, City Hall, 659 East Main Street, Little Falls, NY 13365, phone: (315) 823-0580.


Jefferson County - The Carthage Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carthage Central School District Expansion Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of the District's middle and high school facilities by approximately 61,000 square feet. The project is located at Route 26 and Cole Road, Town of Champion, NY.

Contact: Superintendent of Schools, Carthage Central School District, 25059 County Route 197, Carthage, NY 13619, phone: (315) 493-5000.


Positive Declaration

Herkimer County - The Town of Fairfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Topnotch Wind Energy Facility may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of approximately 46 wind turbines and related transmission facilities. The project in located in the towns of Fairfield and Norway, Herkimer County.

Contact: Bernard C. Melewski, 112 Spring St Suite 307, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone: (518) 587-9790, fax: (518) 587-9706.