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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2020

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



APA Announces Public Comment Period for Remsen - Lake Placid UMP

Ray Brook, NY - The Adirondack Park Agency announced a public comment period for Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance on proposals from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to amend the 1996 Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan. APA will accept public comments regarding the Plan's conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan through April 20, 2020.

The Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor is a State-owned railroad corridor extending 119 miles through the Adirondack region. The two termini of the Corridor are the Village of Lake Placid in Essex County, and the Village of Remsen in Oneida County. Other notable villages and hamlets along the corridor include Ray Brook, Saranac Lake, Lake Clear, Tupper Lake, Beaver River, Big Moose and Old Forge.

This 2020 Unit Management Plan Amendment/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the 1996 UMP/EIS would establish rail-and-trail and trail-only segments within the Corridor. The rail track will be retained within the Corridor from Remsen to Tupper Lake (RTL), and the rail track will be removed from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid (TLLP). The Historic Preservation Plan (Appendix D) discusses locations within the TLLP segment to retain railroad features for interpretive purposes.

The 2020 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Proposed Final Amendment is available to view or download from the Adirondack Park Agencys website at www.apa.ny.gov.

The Public is encouraged to comment on how the proposal conforms to the guidelines and criteria of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. The Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan is available to view or download from the Adirondack Park Agencys website  www.apa.ny.gov. Please address all written comments pertaining to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance to:

Richard Weber

Deputy Director for Planning

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

P.O. Box 99

Ray Brook, NY 12977

Email - SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov

Please submit all conformance comments to the APA by April 20, 2020.

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

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. For more information, call the APA at (518) 891-4050 or visit www.apa.ny.gov.