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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2021

Keith P. McKeever | keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov 
Public Information Officer | Adirondack Park Agency | Press Office | (518) 891-4050

APA Public Comment Period Announcement for Hinckley Day Use Area UMP

RAY BROOK, NY - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comments on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed amendments to the Hinckley Day Use Area Unit Management Plan (UMP). The public comment period will run through March 19, 2021. Public comments should address if the proposed activities conform to the guidelines and criteria of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP).

The Hinckley Day Use Area is a State-owned, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)-operated public facility situated on Hinckley Reservoir approximately 0.5 miles north of the hamlet of Grant in the town of Russia, Herkimer County.

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposes seventeen actions including:

- Construct up to150 campsites;

- Construct a solid waste and recyclable collection building;

- Extend potable water system;

- Extend electric system;

- Construct multiuse trail system;

- Construct firewood storage building, and

- Construct a pavilion at Prices Point.

For more information and to download the proposed Unit Management Plan please go to the Adirondack Park Agency's website at www.apa.ny.gov.

A Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DSGEIS) is included as a part of the UMP amendment package.

UMPs are required by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan for each unit of State land in the Adirondack Park. Unit Management Plans integrate the goals and objectives of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, related legislation, and resource and visitor use information into a single document.

Please address all written comments pertaining to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance to:

Richard Weber

Deputy Director, Planning

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

PO Box 99 ay Brook, NY 12977

Email  SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov (SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov)

Fax: 518-891-3938

If submitting comment by email, please type the Unit Management Plan name (Hinckley Day Use Area) in the subject line of the email message. Please be advised: comments are only on the Unit Management Plan's conformance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

The mission of the Adirondack Park Agency is to protect the public and private resources of the Adirondack Park through the exercise of the powers and duties of the Agency as provided by law.