Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 08/09/2006

Franklin County

Applicant: Warren J Slater
Facility: W J S Sand
1532 St Rte 30|
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Application ID: 5-1620-00381/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Tupper Lake, Franklin County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand from a proposed 4 acre Life-of-Mine area situated on a 12 acre parcel of land.  A portion of the site had been used as a sand pit in the past but was not reclaimed to any other use.  No on-site processing of materials is proposed. A Mined Land Reclamation Plan has been filed with the Department of Environmental Conservation as part of the application.  The site would be reclaimed suitable for residential development.  The mine site is located about 400 feet east of NY Rt. 30 and one quarter mile southwest of Ski Tow Road. A permit is also required from the Adirondack Park Agency (APA Project Notice No. 2006-78).
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 8 2006.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Mitchell Construction & Sales Inc
459 St Rte 37
PO Box 727
Hogansburg, NY 13655 -0727
Facility: Westville Sand & Gravel Pit
St Rte 374 - W Side - S of Fay Rd
Westville, NY
Application ID: 5-1656-00050/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Westville, Franklin County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand & gravel from a  9 acre Life-of-Mine Area on a 37.5 acre parcel of land owned by Mitchell Construction & Sales, Inc.  The applicant proposes to process the excavated mineral by crushing and/or screening on-site.  No washing of the gravel or other treatment is proposed.  Gravel will be trucked from the mine directly to NYS Rte 37 via a proposed haul road which would be gated and maintained for this use. The reclamation objective is to plant grasses with eventual reversion to natural forest or other uses.  A minimum of 100 foot separation distance will be maintained from the adjacent state regulated Freshwater Wetland CO-17 and the Salmon River [Class C (T)]. The site is located on the east side of NY Rte. 37 south of its intersection with Fray Road.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 8 2006.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Saratoga County

Applicant: NYS Office of Parks, Rec & Historic Preservation
Agency Bldg 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12238
Facility: Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Dr
Saratoga Springs, NY 12886 -6214
Application ID: 5-4115-00107/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County
Project Description:
Proposed gravel parking area in the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland S-39 (class III), to serve a public canoe launch and trail to Kayaderosseras Creek at Saratoga Spa State Park.  The 60 foot x 35 foot parking area will be located approximately 30 feet from the wetland boundary.  The project is located on the south side of North Line Road, 0.3 mile west of Old Post Road, City of Saratoga Springs.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 25 2006.
Contact: W Richard Speidel
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County

Applicant: Town of Fort Ann
80 George St
PO Box 314
Fort Ann, NY 12827 -0314
Facility: Hadlock Pond Dam
Hadlock Pond Rd
Fort Ann, NY 12827
Application ID: 5-5328-00065/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Fort Ann, Washington County
Project Description:
Proposed repair and reconstruction of the Hadlock Pond Dam, which breached on July 2, 2005.
Repair and reconstruction activities include partial rebuilding of the embankment, construction of a new fuseplug spillway, repairs to the left wingwall of the existing ogee spillway, and replacement of the primary spillway (drop inlet) and low-level outlet works. The elevation of the primary spillway will be set at its previous elevation of 452.44 feet above mean sea level, which will restore the lake to normal (historic) levels.  The dam is located at the southern end of the pond, to the east of Hadlock Pond Road.    

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 25 2006.
Contact: Thomas W Hall
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP
225 Greenfield Pkwy Ste 201
Liverpool, NY 13088
Facility: Hudson River Project
Spier Falls and Sherman Island Hydro Facilities Located on the Hudson River
Queensbury, NY 12801
Application ID: 5-9905-00048/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Queensbury, Multiple Counties
Project Description:
The applicant is requesting modification of its Water Quality Certification as a prerequisite to modifying the license for the Hudson River Project, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2482 located on the Hudson River to enable an upgrade in generating equipment.  The Hudson River Project is an existing 80 megawatt (approximately) hydroelectric project consisting of the Spier Falls and Sherman Island facilities.

The Department has prepared a draft Water Quality Certificate (WQC) and made a tentative determination to approve the request for Water Quality Certification.  The modification of the WQC addresses all work associated with Erie’s request to increase the installed capacity of the Sherman Island Development by replacing the turbine runner in the existing powerhouse, installing a new turbine in the empty Unit 1 bay in the existing powerhouse, and constructing a new minimum flow turbine (Unit 6) and associated powerhouse, penstock and tailrace at the dam.  At the upstream Spier Falls Development, Erie also proposes to accelerate installation of the 1-inch clear spaced trash racks from 2010 to 2008.  

In total the proposed upgrade would increase the project’s generating capacity to     28.8 MW to 39.6 MW.

The facility is located on the Hudson River in the towns of Moreau and Corinth Saratoga County and Lake Luzerne and Queensbury; Warren County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 25 2006.
Contact: Thomas W Hall
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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