ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Clinton

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Completion of draft unit management plan and notice of public meeting concerning the Ausable Point Public Campground.

A public meeting will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. on July 12th at the Peru Central High School in Peru. Comments on the campground plan are welcome and will be accepted until August 10, 2006.

Contact Person: Thomas R. Folts
NYS DEC 625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233
Phone: (518) 457-2500

Project Location: Town of Peru, Clinton County

Project Description: Region 5 DEC, as lead agency, announces the completion of a Draft Unit Management Plan for the Ausable Point Public Campground/Intensive Use Area.

This action involves the completion of a management plan for DEC operation and maintenance of this Intensive Use Area campground in keeping with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Proposed management actions include: Identification and control of invasive species, roadway and parking area repairs and resurfacing and termination of electric service at selected camping sites.

The project is located off Route 9, south of the City of Plattsburgh in the Town of Peru, Clinton County. Copies of the draft plan are available from the Bureau of Recreation at the above address. Comments will be accepted until August 10, 2006.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Camp Cherith
Dianne Libby, Director
59 Davignon Road
Corinth, NY 12822

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

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Project Number: 2001-168

Project Title: Camp Cherith

Location: Davignon Road, Towns of Day and Corinth

Comment Period Ends: July 6, 2006

Project Description: The action involves a greater-than-25% expansion of a group camp, some elements of which are after-the-fact. New construction that has been undertaken includes: a 1120± square foot addition to the dining hall (completed in 1999); installation of two new on-site wastewater treatment systems as required by the NYS Department of Health (2004) –one to serve the “Pathfinders” and “Challengers” area and one to serve three of the five now-proposed bunkhouses described below; and construction of a 2880 square foot horse barn (1997). The horse barn replaces a 792 square foot barn which was torn down in 2006. New construction now proposed includes: five new bunkhouses, each 527± square feet in size; and installation of a new on-site wastewater treatment system to serve the “Explorers” area. Camp Cherith is a summer sleep-away camp for children which operates a seven week program schedule and has a maximum occupancy of 309. The project will result in an increase in the maximum occupancy to 354. Typical occupancy during the summer sessions is 200 or less. Annual drawdown of Lake Davignon to protect the earthen dam from winter erosion will continue unchanged. No new land use or development is proposed to involve wetlands. All new land use and development is in the Town of Corinth; the dining hall, horse barn and three of the cabins are in the Low Intensity Use land use area and two of the proposed cabins are in the Rural Use land use area which is currently vacant.


Applicant: Fish Reclamation of Clear Pond

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

Contact: Edward Snizek

Project Number: 2006-138

Project Title: Fish Reclamation of Clear Pond

Location: Hamilton County: Town of Indian Lake: Clear Pond and its outlet to the confluence with the Center Pond outlet.

Comment Period Ends: July 6, 2006

Project Description: Regulated activity involving wetland: proposed use of pesticide rotenone at a concentration of 1.0 ppm to remove non-native golden shiners and spotfin shiners; native-but-widely introduced brown bullheads; blacknose dace and remnant brook trout. The objective is to restore a native fish community which will be stocked with brook trout following natural degradation of the chemical. This will be a second time reclamation of the pond. This treatment project is consistent with the approved Unit Management Plan for the Siamese Pond Wilderness Area.


Applicant: John Pohl, Esq.
33 Park Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-745-0976

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

Contact: Susan Parker/George Outcalt

Project Number: 2006-54

Project Title: John J. & Polly Arehart

Location: County Route 3, Stony Creek

Comment Period Ends: July 6, 2006

Project Description: Three-lot subdivision involving wetlands of 77.2± acres, creating (Lot 1) a 71± acre parcel with a pre-existing single family dwelling, garage and mobile home on it and (Lot 2) a 6.2± acre parcel to be improved with a new single family dwelling served by on-site water supply and wastewater treatment systems. The project also includes a planting plan to screen the proposed building location on Lot 2 from the highway. The remainder of the project site, Lot 3, a 13.5± acre, is located on the east side of County Route 3. It includes 5.46± acres located between the highway and the railroad, 3.5± acres between the railroad and the river, and the 4.5± acre island. Lot 3 is to be retained by the applicants as a non-building lot and no new land use or development is proposed thereon. The project site is on a parcel of land partially with a designated recreational river area of the Hudson River.


Applicant: New York State Department of Transportation, Region 7
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

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

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Project Number: 2006-0119

Project Title: New York State Department of Transportation, Region 7

Location: Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County, NYS Route 30 from Maddox Road to Queen Street.

Comment Period Ends: July 6, 2006

Project Description: The project consists of reconstruction of approximately 2.8 miles of New York State Route 30 from Maddox Road to Queen Street including the causeway in the vicinity of the Racquette River and Racquette and Simon Ponds. The project includes drainage and utility betterments; a combination of relocation of overhead and the installation of under-grounding of sections of certain existing overhead utilities to enhance scenic vistas; construction of two parking areas and two pull-offs creating enhanced public viewing areas; one parking area will have visitor interpretive signage; realignment of Racquette River Drive intersection with NYS Route 30; pavement striping and signage improvements. The project involves 0.19 acres of wetland impacts that will be mitigated by undertaking the proposed wetland mitigation plan.


Applicant: Julia West

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

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: 2005-321

Project Title: Julia West

Location: Harvey Road, Town of Johnsburg, Warren County

Comment Period Ends: July 6, 2006

Project Description: The action involves installation of a structure greater than 40 feet in height. The applicant proposes installation of a wind-powered turbine to generate electricity to provide power to an existing single-family dwelling. The proposed tower is a 100-foot tall, guyed, 12-inch diameter monopole, with turbine blades that are 22 feet in diameter. The maximum height of the tower and blades is 111 feet.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Planning Board of the Town of Greenfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Olde Stone Ridge Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 80 acres into 24 residential lots. The project is located at 6 Lester Park Road, Greenfield Center, NY.

Contact: Gary Dake, Town of Greenfield Planning Board, PO Box 10, Greenfield Center, NY 12833, phone: (518) 893-7432, ext.304.


Notice of Completion of Final Supplemental EIS

County: Hamiliton

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Preparation of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Jessup River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan to Address Proposed Changes to the Snowmobile Trail Network

Contact Person: Thomas Kapelewski
Address: PO Box 1316
Northville, New York 12134
Phone Number: (518) 863-4545 ext. 3005

Project Location: Towns of Arietta, Indian Lake, Lake Pleasant and Wells

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has completed a Final UMP/FEIS for the Jessup River Wild Forest Area. Public concerns, recent purchase of recreational rights on adjacent International Paper Company lands, and the desire to insure the best possible future snowmobile trail system for the area, led to a proposal to reconfigure the snowmobile trail network in the southern portion of the Jessup River Wild Forest.

Proposed snowmobile trail changes will: facilitate snowmobile access between local communities, relocating trails away from water crossings, closure of some existing snowmobile trails, and construction of new snowmobile trails. The preferred alternative will require approximately 12 miles of new trail construction, a portion of which will be on old roads and old snowmobile trails. The preferred alternative will also propose the closure of approximately 11 miles of existing interior snowmobile trails that will be no longer needed as corridor trails. The majority of trails to be closed to snowmobiles will remain open for hiking, all terrain cycling, and cross country skiing.