ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Planning Board of the Town of Moreau, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westgate Estates Sixty Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Approval of 60 lot subdivision for Charles A. Diehl for the property located at Fort Edward Road within the Town of Moreau.

Contact: F. Joseph Patricke, Planning Board of the Town of Moreau, 61 Hudson Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803, phone: (518) 792-1030, fax: (518) 792-4615.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Meeting

County: Fulton, Hamilton, Warren and Saratoga

Lead Agency: NYS DEC Region 5

Project Title: Preparation of an EIS, Completion of the Draft UMP/EIS and Notice of Public Meeting for the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Contact Person: Michael Curley, Supervising Forester
Address: NYSDEC, PO Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone Number: 518-623-1265

Project Location: Towns of Broadalbin, Hope, Wells, Corinth, Edinburg, Greenfield, Hadley, Providence, Johnsburg, Stony Creek, Thurman

Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has completed a Draft UMP/EIS for the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest. The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest is generally bounded on the north by State Route 8, on the west by State Route 30, on the south by the Adirondack Blueline, and on the east by the Hudson River. The unit offers many recreational opportunities, including but not limited to hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. Scattered primitive tent sites offer camping opportunities adjacent to area waters and trails. Almost eighty miles of marked trails are available, allowing the public to easily reach a variety of natural attractions such as Crane Mountain or Pine Orchard, or popular fishing and camping locations at Wilcox Lake and Round Pond. Other large waterbodies, including Garnet Lake, provide for a greater variety of recreational uses and are popular ice fishing locations. The Hudson River, East Stony Creek and other large waterways enable the public to experience a unique flatwater environment.

Management actions proposed in the Draft UMP/EIS include: Constructing a new hiking trail to Moose Mountain near the Sacandaga Public Campground; designating new hiking trails to Eagle Pond and Little Joe Pond; reconfiguring the unitís snowmobile trail system to improve connections between communities and to adhere to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan guidelines regarding "no material increase" in snowmobile trail mileage; improving access for people with disabilities; and designating ten new primitive tent sites.

A public meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on January 24, 2007 at the Central School in Wells. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposals in the Draft UMP/EIS. The DEC will also accept written comments on the Draft UMP/EIS until March 2, 2007. The Wells Central School is located on State Route 30, approximately 1.5 miles north of the bridge over Lake Algonquin and is wheelchair accessible. Please provide any requests for specific accommodation to (518) 623-1265 at least two weeks in advance.