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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 07/21/2021

Essex County


NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
Olympic Center
2634 Main St
Lake Placid, NY 12946


Whiteface Mountain Ski Center
5021 St Rte 86
Wilmington, NY 12997

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 27 Wild, Scenic & Recreational Rivers

Project is Located:

Wilmington, Essex County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to remove two existing double chair lifts (Mixing Bowl and Bear) and replace with one new singular quadruple chair. The new lift will be located in the existing Bear Lift line area with a new lower terminal to be located approx. 300 feet downhill of the existing lower terminal, increasing the length of the existing Bear Lift from 1500 feet to 1800 feet. The upper terminal building will be replaced in its existing location. The tree island above Mixing Bowl trail will be removed to accommodate the increase in lift width/length. The existing Bear Lift line will be widened by 15'. Tower installation will follow existing slope. The area between the Base Lodge tunnel and the lift corral area will be tapered off by cut and fill. This project underwent a Unit Management Plan review in 2018, and included a new trail 31a. No federal wetlands will be impacted by this project.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

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 not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for 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 05, 2021.


Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

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