Friday, July 28, 2023

Environmental notice bulletin: Comments due Aug. 2-3

Last week’s DEC environmental notice bulletin showed the following projects on the docket for public comment.

  • The Lodge at Schroon Lake is proposing to add 32 boat slips to a previously permitted dock. The DEC is reviewing a permit under Article 15 Title 27, Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers. The dock is under the jurisdiction of the state Office of General Services, according to the project notice. Public comments must be submitted by Aug. 3 to Benjamin M. Shubert, NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 or emailed to DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov.
  • The new Lake George Visitor Information Center in the Lake George Beach and Battlefield Park, Town of Lake George is seeking to install a concrete accessible path. It will connect to the center and a network of existing paved paths. It will be 5-feet wide and a maximum of 220-feet long. To view the work plan, go to: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/workplanvicpath.pdf. Public comments will be accepted until Aug. 2. Comments may be sent to Mitchell Krah NYSDEC Region 5, Division of Lands and Forests, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12983, or email mitchell.krah@dec.ny.gov.
  • The DEC is accepting comments on applying fabric and gravel for a four-car parking area at the intersection of Fifth Lake Road and Sixth Lake Trail in the Essex Chain Management Complex. The parking area is proposed to be 50 feet by 30 feet. View the work plan here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/workplanfifthlake.pdf. The DEC is accepting comments until Aug. 2. Comments may be sent to Ben Thomas, NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, or email benjamin.thomas@dec.ny.gov.
  • The DEC plans to cut hundreds of trees to build a 3.5-mile trail between the summit of Jones Hill and the Dirgy Parking Lot on state Route 9 in the Town of Schroon. The trail is in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area and is part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The DEC proposes cutting 61 trees that are three inches or larger in diameter at breast height, and 263 smaller trees. To view the work plan, go to https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/workplanjoneshill.pdf. The DEC is accepting comments until Aug. 2. Submit them to Robert Ripp, NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forest, 232 Golf Course Road Warrensburg, NY 12885, or email robert.ripp@dec.ny.gov.
  • Previously mentioned projects are still out for public comment. To view more projects on the ENB, go to: https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20230719_not5.html.

Above: Grand opening of the new visitor interpretive center at the Lake George Battlefield Park. Provided photo

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Gwen is the environmental policy reporter for Adirondack Explorer.




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