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Here we are in October 2010 and we still have an incomplete application

DEC, APA resume Adk resort review

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New York's Department of Environmental Conservation says developers of the Adirondack Club and resort proposed in Tupper Lake still haven't submitted complete plans for a waste water treatment system.

State officials are resuming their review of the Adirondack Club and Resort.
At a session yesterday in Ray Brook, the Adirondack Park Agency suggested that as many as eight issues may still have to be explored, including waste water.
But an attorney for the DEC questioned whether the review could move forward without more details. Martha Foley has more.

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State officials are resuming their review of the Adirondack Club and Resort project proposed for Tupper Lake. 

Developer Michael Foxman hopes to build hundreds of homes and condos, and reopen the Big Tupper Ski area.

He needs permits from both Adirondack Park Agency and the Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Yesterday in Ray Brook, staff at the APA suggested that as many as eight issues may still have to be explored.

But during the meeting, Department of Environmental Conservation attorney Chris Lacomb (LAY-comm) went further, questioning whether the review could move forward.

According to Lacomb, Foxman’s team still hasn’t produced complete engineering plans for the resort’s wastewater treatment system.

On Monday, the DEC filed a “notice of incomplete application” for the resort and called for a new project-wide analysis of how wastewater and runoff will be processed.

It’s  also questioning the resort’s plan to use water from Cranberry Pond to make snow for the Big Tupper ski area.

Lacomb suggested that proposed changes to the wastewater system are so extensive that more preliminary work may be needed before the public hearing goes forward.

But Paul Van Cott, an attorney for the Adirondack Park Agency, argued the hearing could proceed.

A final public hearing is expected this winter. 

Van Cott said the DEC’s wastewater concerns are expected to be part of it.

After another meeting today, a specially appointed judge will make final decisions about which issues will be heard during the public hearing and when it will resume.

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