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Commissioner's 2007 Rescission Memorandum

The following memorandum was issued on July 26, 2007

TO: Record

FROM: Commissioner Alexander B. Grannis

SUBJECT: Rescission of Portions of the 2006 Jessup River UMP/FEIS

As explained below, I hereby rescind those portions of the 2006 Jessup River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (Jessup River UMP/FEIS) and those portions of the accompanying SEQRA Findings (attached) related to the use of snowmobiles, including but not limited to the construction, modification or relocation of snowmobile trails, bridges and other facilities, and the use of motorized tracked grooming machines (other than snowmobiles) on snowmobile trails.

My rescission is being executed in accordance with the Honorable John C. Egan's Stipulation and Order in the matter of Adirondack Mountain Club, et al. v. APA, DEC and OPRHP dated June 27, 2007, wherein the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was directed to rescind those portions of the Jessup River UMP/FEIS and accompanying SEQRA Findings as noted above within 30 days of the effective date of the Stipulation. All the parties in this matter agreed that the Jessup River UMP/FEIS is being rescinded pending APA conformance determinations with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, after which the Jessup River UMP/FEIS will be amended and reissued to reflect the determinations(s) in accordance with applicable law, including SEQRA. The remainder of the 2006 Jessup River UMP/FEIS is not affected by this revised approval.

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