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ENB Region 5 Notices 7/20/2022

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex and Franklin

Applicant: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Contact for this Project: Melanie Osterhout
OSPA Engineering Services, PC
800 Route 146, Building 200, Suite 280
Clifton Park, NY 12065

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

APA Contact: Bart Haralson
E-mail: RPcomments@apa.ny.gov

APA Project Number: 2021-0256

Project Title: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Location: Along Adirondack Central Railroad Corridor in the Towns of Tupper Lake, Santa Clara and Harrietstown in Franklin County and the Town of North Elba, Essex County, New York.

APA Land Use Classification: Hamlet, Moderate Intensity Use, Low Intensity Use, Rural Use, Resource Management, Industrial Use, Wild Forest, and Canoe Area

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 4, 2022.

Project Description: The project involves the proposed development of a multi-use trail located along the former Adirondack Central Railroad corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, involving wetlands along limited sections. The proposed trail will have one 10 foot-wide lane with a 2.5 foot-wide shoulder on each side and will include fill to stabilize side slopes. Only proposed areas with wetlands impacts and mitigation areas are under review. Total wetlands impacts through the 34 mile long project site will be less than 0.5 acres.


County: Fulton

Applicant: LeCavanna LLC

Contact for this Project: Bobbi C. Trudel
Steven E. Smith Civil & Architectural Engineering
25 West Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078

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

APA Contact: Trevor Fravor
E-mail: RPcomments@apa.ny.gov

APA Project Number: 2022-0099

Project Title: LeCavanna LLC

Location: Hatzenbuhler Road in the Town of Broadalbin, New York.

APA Land Use Classification: Rural Use

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 4, 2022

Project Description: The action involves the construction of a new tourist accommodation consisting of eight tourist cabins that are 14 foot by 22 foot tent platforms covered with 14 foot by 16 foot tents, conversion of an existing garage with guest cottage into a check-in building/bathhouse, expansion of an existing on-site wastewater treatment system and construction of a new gravel parking area.


County: Hamilton

Applicant: Cedar Heights Timber, LLC

Contact for this Project: Kevin Dufek
C.T. Male Associates
50 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110

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

APA Contact: Trevor Fravor
E-mail: RPcomments@apa.ny.gov

APA Project Number: 2022-0047

Project Title: Cedar Heights Timber, LLC

Location: NYS Route 30 in the Town of Long Lake, New York.

APA Land Use Classification: Resource Management

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 4,2022

Project Description: The project involves the repair and rehabilitation of Sperry Pond Dam, involving wetlands, to conform to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) dam safety requirements.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Imperial Mills (aka Main Mill) Dam Rehabilitation and Installation of New Salmon Ladder will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYS DEC, as joint owner of the Imperial Mills Dam in the City of Plattsburgh, will construct a fish ladder to restore approximately 9 miles of riparian habitat for Atlantic salmon in the Saranac River and upgrade the dam to meet 6 NYCRR Part 673 standards. A concrete vertical-slot fish ladder with a lamprey barrier will be built on the river-left side of the spillway. New smelt tanks will be installed near the ladder for salmon rearing and stocking. Wooden sluice gates will be replaced with a new outlet valve in the ladder. Dam safety upgrades include new rock anchors through the spillway to improve stability, and reconfiguring the spillway crest to improve hydraulic efficiency and allow passage of the spillway design flood (the spillway elevation will remain the same). The dam's earthen embankment on NYS DEC's property will be lowered approximately one foot to allow storm flows greater than the design flood to pass back to the river instead of flowing across the right abutment (Imperial Industrial park property). The project will also include a canoe/kayak portage around the dam, a gravel access road connecting to Adirondack Lane, and a small gravel parking area all on NYS DEC property. The project is located on the Saranac River at the end of Adirondack Lane in the City of Plattsburgh, New York.

Contact: Rob Fiorentino, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1115 Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: fwfish5@dec.ny.gov


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