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ENB Region 5 Notices 4/7/2021

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: War Canoe Holdings, LLC/Paul Besignano

Contact for this Project: Jody C. Olcott
Essex County Industrial Development Agency
7566 Court Street
P.O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932

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

APA Contact: Bart Haralson

APA Project Number: 2021-0056

Project Title: War Canoe Holdings, LLC/Paul Besignano

Location: Commerce Drive in the Town of Ticonderoga, New York.

APA Land Use Classification: Moderate Intensity

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: April 22, 2021

Project Description: The project involves the change in use of an existing commercial building from a meat processing facility to a commercial use distillery. No expansion of building or other new land use and development is proposed. Modifications will be primarily to the interior of building. Wastewater will utilize the municipal system.

Negative Declaration

Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Willsboro Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to expand by 21 acres at an existing 19 acre life of mine, for a new total of 40 acre life of mine on an 100.5 acre parcel. The applicant also proposes to increase the hours of operation by one hour, by starting at 7;00 a.m. Monday- Saturday. No other changes are proposed. Mining will continue to use a front end loader, a dump truck, an excavator, and blasting, and one screening/ crushing plant. Blasting will be performed by a New York State licensed contractor. The proposed hours of blasting are Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The stormwater will be internally draining in the excavated areas. The site will be reclaimed to native grass plantings, suitable for residential development or revert back to a forested area. The project is located north of NYS Route 22 and south of the Boquet River, in the Town of Willsboro, New York.

Contact: Erin Donhauser, NYS DEC Region 5 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1237, E-mail:

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