Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice of Addendum to Draft Moose River Plains Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

Extension of Public Comment Period

County: Hamilton

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Notice of Addendum to the Draft Moose River Plains Wild Forest Unit Management Plan to address proposed changes to the snowmobile trail network.

Contact Person: Keith Rivers
7327 State Route 812
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone Number: (315) 376-3521

Project Location: This Wild Forest Area is located in the Towns of Webb and Ohio, Herkimer County and the Towns of Inlet, Long Lake, Arietta, Lake Pleasant, and Morehouse, Hamilton County. The proposed snowmobile trail changes involve the portion of the unit in the Towns of Arietta, Inlet and Long Lake.

Project Description: As a result of public comment, the Department is proposing a change to the configuration of snowmobile trails in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, as originally proposed in the Draft UMP released in March 2006. The action also involves an extension to the public comment period for the entire Draft UMP.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as lead agency, has determined the proposed action described below will not have a significant impact on the environment.

Proposed snowmobile trail changes will involve the closure of some existing snowmobile trails and construction of a new snowmobile trail connection that avoids plowed roads and water crossings. The preferred alternative will require approximately 4.3 miles of new trail construction, with a large portion of the proposed route utilizing old roads and existing snowmobile trails. The preferred alternative will also propose the additional closure of approximately 8.7 miles of little used existing snowmobile trails or trail segments. The new trail will also be open for hiking and all terrain bicycling.

A minor amount of tree and/or vegetation removal may be necessary for the construction of the new proposed snowmobile trail. As with any new snowmobile trail construction, possible adverse impacts may include temporary disturbance to wetland areas including vegetation, increased siltation and stream bottom disturbance. Other possible adverse impacts include: minor temporary erosion, increased snowmobiling traffic in certain areas, and minor noise impacts during the construction of new facilities.

Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until September 22, 2006.

Public Notice

Availability for Comment on a Draft Impaired Waters Restoration Plan/TMDL for Acid Rain Lakes

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Impaired Water Restoration Plan/Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) proposed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for Acid Rain Lakes in the NYS Adirondack Forest Preserve. Public comment on this documents will be accepted for 30 days, through September 15, 2006.

BACKGROUND: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and USEPA implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The proposed Impaired Water Restoration Plan/TMDL for these acid rain lakes outlines a "phased" TMDL. Phased TMDLs represent an iterative adaptive management approach. Such an approach is appropriate in situations where the complexity of establishing allowable pollutant loadings creates significant uncertainty and the likelihood that TMDL loadings will be revised as additional information is collected.

INFORMATION: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at 518-402-8179, or via email at dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Please specify that you are interested in reviewing/commenting on the Acid Rain Lakes TMDL document. Comments on these draft plans can be submitted to the Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management, ATTN: Jeff Myers, at the above address.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Brookview Court, Inc.
Dba Pigliavento Builders
117 Turnbull Streer
Schenectady, NY 12306

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

Project Number: 2006-203

Project Title: Brookview Court, Inc. dba Pigliavento Builders

Location: West shoreline of the Great Sacandaga Lake, Town of Northampton, Fulton County

Comment Period Ends: September 7. 2006

Project Description: The project consists of the installation, removal and storage of a 215 foot long dock system and a staircase leading to the dock on the west shoreline of the Great Sacandaga Lake. The staircase will be located entirely on unclassified lands of the State of New York under the jurisdiction of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District and will remain in place throughout the year. The dock system will be located within the mean high water mark of the Great Sacandaga Lake, and the docks will be removed, disassembled and stored annually during the winter months.

Applicant: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2001-228

Project Title: Lyon Mountain Fire Tower

Location: Lyon Mountain, Town of Saranac, Clinton County

Comment Period Ends: September 7, 2006

Project Description: The project involves renovations to the existing Lyon Mountain Fire Tower and placement of a solar powered low frequency radio repeater, batteries, four solar panels and an antenna on the tower. The repeater has 4 to 8 watts of power and will be connected to a five foot long omni-directional antenna mounted on the corner of the tower. The antenna will extend four feet above the top of the tower. The repeater will be placed in a protective box inside the tower cabin. Also in the cabin, there will be four 6.5 in. x 15 in. x 12 in. batteries. The batteries will be charged by four solar panels mounted outside of and below the tower cabin using the corner legs for support. Each solar panel is 2 in. x 19.75 in. x 57.50 in. The fire tower is located at an elevation of 3,800 feet mean sea level and is 35 feet in height.

Applicant: Kevin A. Hall, L.S.

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050

Contact: Leigh Walrath

Project Number: 2006-40

Project Title: : William B. and Elise M. Widlund Subdivision

Location: Hulls Falls Road, Town of Keene, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: April 13, 2006

Project Description: The project is a three lot subdivision involving three tax parcels with no new land use or development proposed. Tax map designation 53.02-1-29.2 will be subdivided to create a vacant 3.7 acre lot (Lot 1A) of which 3.0 acres is located in a Resource Management land use area while 0.7 acres is located in a Hamlet land use area, and a 16 acre lot (Lot 1B). Tax map designation 53.02-1-30 will be subdivided to create a 15.7 acre lot (Lot 2B) and a 2.5 acre lot (Lot 2A). Lots 1B and 2B will be merged with tax map designation 53.02-1-31.2, a 10.1 acre lot, to create a 43.3 acre vacant parcel (Lot 3) with no principal building rights. Lot 2A is improved by a circa 1980 single family dwelling (authorized by Agency permit P77-63R). Lot 1A will have one principal building right and has been previously determined to be suitable for the construction of one single family dwelling pursuant to Agency Permit 2000-279; a project which was never undertaken. This lot will be purchased by the owner of adjoining tax map designation 53.02-1-10.2.

Amended Negative Declaration

The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has amended the original Negative Declaration issued on May 1, 2006 to include evaluation of new information that was received subsequent to the original determination. Upon evaluation of the new information, the original determination stands: the proposed action described below will not have a significant effect on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.

Project Title: Kalvaitis Mine

Brief Project Description: The action involves development and operation of a new, surface mine involving extraction of consolidated materials for use as both processed and unprocessed aggregate products. The 17.1 acre life of mine area is part of a 73.8 acre parcel owned by Willi Kalvaitis. The mining operation will involve blasting as well as on site processing, including crushing and screening. The site will yield approximately 30,000 cubic yards of material per acre, and the anticipated extraction rate is 30,000 cubic yards per year. Reclamation will be performed concurrently as mining progresses, with unconsolidated slopes being graded, smoothed and seeded, and rock faces scaled and terraced at 20 foot intervals. The final reclamation objective is to re-establish existing (pre-mining) conditions, with the site ultimately being mostly wooded.

Project Location: The entrance road is located 1,500 feet west of U.S. I-87 on Fiske Road, with the north boundary of the site being 2,000 feet south of Fiske Road, in the Town of Chazy, Clinton County.

Contact: Denise M. Wagner, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Route 86, P. O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, phone: (518) 897-1237, e-mail:dmwagner@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chateaugay Fish Hatchery Windmill Demonstration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 120 foot stand alone lattice tower, 10kW windmill with 4 foot long blades, approximately 150 feet south of the hatchery building and ponds; 25 feet west of the road with up to 15 trees to be removed from the existing windbreak to accommodate the tower. The amount of land affected will be less than one acre total. The tower will stand on a 17 feet by 17 feet concrete base. There will be a subsurface interconnect for the electrical connections. After construction, the tower area will be secured with a six foot high chain link fence with a locking gate and appropriate signage. The project is located at 122 Fish Hatchery Road, Town of Chateaugay, off Route 11, 1.5 miles east of intersection of Route 11 and Route 374, Franklin County, New York.

Contact: John E. Iannotti, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, phone: (518) 402-9055, fax: (518) 402-9053.

Washington County - The Village of Hudson Falls Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 3 of 2006- Amendments to Chapter 215, Zoning Law of the Village of Hudson Falls will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law which amends the applicability and exemption section of the Site Plan Law within Chapter 215 and the schedule of uses, Article 3, to provide that construction duplexes or two family structures in the Class A, B and mixed use zones do not require site plan review.

Contact: Ellen Brayman, Village of Hudson Falls, 220 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839, phone: (518) 747-5426, fax: (518) 747-5597.