ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Franklin

Applicant: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Recreation
PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Office: 5
Contact: Frank Faber

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR review because it is a Type II action.

SHPA: No registered, eligible, or inventoried archaeological or historic sites were identified at the project location.

Last Filing Date: 60 days from publication

Project Location: Meacham Lake Public Campground, Town of Duane

Project Description: Removal of 25 trees for the replacement of leach fields and septic tanks at comfort stations and replacement of lift station(s). Tops and stems will be chipped and dispersed on site. The proposed modifications would allow for continued operation of these facilities.


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: Steven J. & Crystal Simpson

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

Contact: Colleen C. Parker

Project Number: 2006-143

Project Title: Steven J. & Crystal Simpson

Location: Town of Altona, Clinton County, on Plank Road.
The tax map number of the property site is: Section 130 Block 2 Parcel 7

Comment Period Ends: September 14, 2006

Project Description: The action involves the construction of a 32' x 60' personal storage building on a vacant 48.50 acre parcel classified as Resource Management on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map.


Applicant: Nextel Partners, Inc.
8 Airline Drive, Suite 105
Albany, NY 12205

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

Contact: Virginia Yamrick

Project Number: 2005-335

Project Title: Nextel Partners, Inc.

Location: Niagara Mohawk Transmission Pole #43, Christie Road (Tax Map Parcel 88-4-12), Town of Mayfield, Fulton County

Comment Period Ends: September 14, 2006

Project Description: The project involves the replacement of the existing 55-foot tall Niagara Mohawk transmission line power pole #43 with a 75-foot tall utility pole for the purpose of installing three - 8 ft. long panel antennas centered at a height of 71 feet above ground level in order to provide wireless cellular phone service. The panel antennas will be flush mounted on the new power pole #43. The proposed 11.5' x 20' equipment shelter is located 25' east of the new pole within the existing Niagara Mohawk easement over the lands of John H. Close, 228 Christie Road, Mayfield, and includes a 25' x 25' perimeter fence around the new equipment shelter. Underground coaxial cable will connect the antennas with the equipment shed. Telephone and electric utilities will be installed underground from an existing utility pole located along Christie Road, and will be run underground within the 20' wide easement to the equipment shelter. The pole and proposed antennas will be painted a dark color to blend with the existing vegetation.


Public Notice

Meacham Lake Campground
Franklin County

Applicant: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Recreation
PO Box 296
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Office: 5

Contact: Frank Faber

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR review because it is a Type II action.

SHPA: No registered, eligible, or inventoried archaeological or historic sites were identified at the project location.

Last Filing Date: 60 days from publication

Project Location: Meacham Lake Public Campground, Town of Duane

Project Description: Removal of 25 trees for the replacement of leach fields and septic tanks at comfort stations and replacement of lift station(s). Tops and stems will be chipped and dispersed on site. The proposed modifications would allow for continued operation of these facilities.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Town of Moreau, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2006- Amendment of Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending the Zoning Law to increase the maximum structure height of one family and two family residential dwellings from thirty (30) feet to thirty-eight (38) feet. The project is located in the Town of Moreau, Saratoga County.

Contact: Martin D. Auffredou, One Washiongton Street, P.O. Box 2168, Glens Falls, New York 12801-2168, phone: (518) 792-2117.