Adirondack Park Agency

Public Input

Adirondack Park Agency public hearings and requests for public comment involving projects under review are posted below. Notices are sorted by comment period ending date.

Adirondack Park Agency Public Notices

Applicant: Rodney LaVarnway, Jr.
Contact Person for Project: Dean H. Lashway, L.S., P.C. 1788 Miner Farm Rd. Altona, NY 12910

APA Contact:  Frederick Aldinger
Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Application No.: 2019-0027
Project Location:  NYS Route 3 & Bucks Corners Rd.
APA Land Use Classification: Rural Use
Comment Period Ends:   Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Project Description: Four-lot subdivision of a 49-acre parcel, and the construction of a single family dwelling. Two lots will be merged with existing adjacent parcels.

Applicant: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)
Contact Person for Project: NYSEG
c/o Brian Bury
P.O. Box 5224
Binghamton, NY 13902
APA Contact:  Virginia Yamrick
Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Application No.: 2018-0191
Project Location:  Pole 13, Line 1525 (tax map Section 26.013, Block 1, Parcel 8) Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County and Pole 1, Line 1425 (tax map Section 109.15, Block 3, Parcel 6) in the Town of Newcomb, Essex County
APA Land Use Classification: Hamlet,Low Intensity Use
Comment Period Ends:   Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Project Description: NYSEG is proposing to replace two existing utility poles (Utility Pole #1  Line 1425 and Utility Pole #13 - Line 1525) on private property located within an existing utility corridor. Each pole will be 43 feet in height.

Applicant: various
Contact Person for Project: John M. Burth
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, 1133 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: 518-891-4050
APA Contact:  John Burth
Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Application No.: 2019G-1
Project Location:  various
APA Land Use Classification: Hamlet,Moderate Intensity Use,Low Intensity Use,Ru
Comment Period Ends:   Friday, July 26, 2019

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Project Description: The Adirondack Park Agency proposes to issue a new General Permit/Order to authorize replacement of certain utility poles on lands owned by or within rights-of-way held by utility companies or the New York State Department of Transportation. The Permit/Order will be effective until revoked.

Any proposal that meets the following criteria is eligible for a certification issued pursuant to this General Permit/Order:

a. The project will be undertaken by a regional or municipal utility company;

b. The project site is located on lands owned by or within a right-of-way held by a regional or municipal utility company or the New York State Department of Transportation;

c. The sole basis of Agency jurisdiction for the project is the replacement of utility poles involving: i) an increase in height and resulting in a final height above grade in excess of 40 feet; and/or ii) wetlands;

d. The project will not result in an increase in the number of utility poles; and

e. No proposed utility pole will increase by more than 25% in height above grade over the utility pole being replaced.

The Agency will issue a signed certification approving the project within 10 business days of receipt of a complete application for a proposal that meets the eligibility criteria. The General Permit/Order includes conditions related to compliance with applicable laws, regulations, safety requirements, and specifications; mitigation of impacts to wetlands; control of invasive species; and compliance.

Public Comments...

The public is welcome to attend Agency monthly meetings. A time for public comment is provided at the close of each monthly meeting.

APA Monthly meeting schedule...

Agency Public Comment Policy (pdf 8kb)

Press releases of upcoming Agency meeting topics and meeting locations are usually released one to two weeks in advance of monthly meetings.

State land public hearing summaries for State Land Master Plan reclassifications are posted on the State Land page when they occur.

Environmental Notice Bulletin a NYS DEC weekly publication of legally required environmental notices. See the "Current Issue" page listings for DEC Regions 5 and 6 covering the park. Follow link to "SEQR and Other Notices" for APA notices.

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