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Adirondack Park Agency Jurisdictional Determination Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents the Jurisdictional Inquiry Unit's handling of inquiries relating to APA jurisdiction over land use and development in the Adirondack Park. Inquiries pertain to APA project review and permits; retail construction and development; the installation of sewage disposal systems and fuel storage tanks; alterations to shorelines for recreational purposes; and the sale of property. Each file contains a summary sheet indicating extent or lack of APA jurisdiction; land records, permit applications, agency orders, architectural plans, contracts, and maps.
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Quantity:
2.2 cubic feet (187 rolls of 16mm microfilm and 5 CD-ROMs)
Inclusive Dates:
1973-2009
Series Number:
18803
Sponsor:
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrangement

18803-96, 18803-05, 18803-05A, 18803-05B, 18803-06: Chronological by year.

18803-05C, 18803-07, 18803-08, 18803-09, 18803-12, 18803-12A: Chronological by year, then numerical by determination number.

Administrative History

The Jurisdictional Inquiry Unit provides advice to Adirondack Park Agency (APA) staff, state and local government officials, and the general public regarding APA jurisdiction over land use and development in the Adirondack Park as stipulated in the Adirondack Park Agency Act. The unit provides written responses to inquiries from landowners seeking to determine if an agency permit is required for a new land use, development, or subdivision, or if a variance from the shoreline development restrictions enforced by the agency is required. The unit also determines whether or not proposed land use and development activities involve wetlands protected by virtue of the Freshwater Wetlands Act or river areas protected by the Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.

Scope and Content Note

The files in this series document the Jurisdictional Inquiry Unit's receipt of and responses to inquiries from state and local government officials and the general public regarding APA jurisdiction over land use and development in the Adirondack Park. Inquiries often address the issue of agency project review and permit jurisdiction as it pertains to the subdivision of property and construction of single-family dwellings. Inquiries also pertain to the construction of campgrounds, retail stores, and boathouses; the installation of on-site sewage disposal systems and fuel storage tanks; the placement of mobile homes; the removal of vegetation from and/or other alterations to shorelines for recreational purposes; and the sale of property.

Files contain file summary sheets listing name of person making inquiry, name of landowner, names of third parties involved, location of property, classification of property according to the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map, proximity of property to wetlands or river areas, brief description of proposed project, determination rendered (i.e. within APA jurisdiction or not), and date of response to inquiry. Files also include incoming and outgoing correspondence; memoranda; deeds; surveys; lease agreements; contracts; architectural plans, drawings, and specifications; photographs; local zoning board compliance certificates; and APA project permit applications, permits, and orders approving projects.

CD-ROMs contain scanned images of architectural plans, survey maps, tax maps, sketch maps, and topographic maps from approximately 750 jurisdictional determination files. These images were scanned from files spanning the years 1973 to 1993 and are arranged in the same manner as the files themselves. The CD-ROMs supplement and do not duplicate the files contained on the microfilm.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Microfilm rolls in the following accretions are master camera negative copies, with no use copies presently available: 18803-05, 18803-05A, 18803-05B, 18803-05C, 18803-06, 18803-07, 18803-08, 18803-09, 18803-12, 18803-12A.

Alternate Formats Available

18803-96, 18803-98:Microfilm is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

18803-05, 18803-05A, 18803-05B, 18803-05C, 18803-06, 18803-07, 18803-08, 18803-09, 18803-12, 18803-12A, 18803-12B, 18803-12C:These microfilm reels are the master camera negative copies. No use copies are presently available.

Microfilm: 187 reels; 16 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 16573 Adirondack Park Agency Project Files contains related records

Series 20583 Jurisdictional Determination Maps and Drawings, contains additional records concerning the determination of jurisdiction over projects built within the Adirondack Park.

Other finding aids

CD-ROM content lists are available.

18803-05, 18803-06, 18803-07, 18803-08, 18803-09, 18803-12, 18803-12A, 18803-12B, 18803-12C: Folder list.

18803-05B, 18803-05C, 18803-06, 18803-07, 18803-08, 18803-09, 18803-12, 18803-12A, 18803-12B, 18803-12C: Reel list.

Processing Information

This series description was enhanced as a part of the New York State Archives Environmental History Virtual Research Collection Project, 2004. The National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for this project.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Roll

Accretion: 18803-96
1973-1975 J73-1 - J75-57 1
1975 J75-58 - J75-382 2
1975 J75-383 - J75-532 3
1976 J76-1 - J76-230 4
1976-1977 J76-231 - J77-36 5
1977 J77-37 - J77-352 6
1977-1978 J77-353 - J78-274 7
1978 J78-275 - J78-299 8
1979 J79-1 - J79-257 9
1979-1981 J79-258 - J80-150; J81-1 - J81-104 10
1981 J81-105 - J81-286 11
1981-1982 J81-287 - J82-62 12
1982-1983 J82-63 - J83-145 13
1983-1984 J83-146 - J84-223 14
1980, 1984-1985 J80-288 - J80-299; J84-224 - J85-221 15
1974-1979, 1986 J86-1 - J86-222; Addendum J74-227 - J79-303 16
1973-1975, 1980-1985, 1987 J80-313; J81-288 - J85-223; Retakes J73-53 - J75-507; J87-1 - J87-211 17
1987 J87-212 - J87-367 18
1988 J88-1 - J88-246 19
1988-1989 J88-247 - J89-81 20
1989 J89-82 - J89-164 21
1986, 1988 J86-180; J88-376 - J88-616 22
1988 J88-617 - J88-809 23
1988 J88-810 - J88-992 24
1989 J89-165 - J89-347 25
1989 J89-348 - J89-511 26
1989 J89-494 - J89-687 27
1989 J89-688 - J89-844 28
1989 J89-845 - J89-1034 29
1989 J89-1035; J89-653; J89-984 - J89-1018 30
1975, 1987 Addendum J75-533 - J75-803; J87-368 - J87-515 31
1990 J90-685 - J90-847 32
1990 J90-1 - J90-196 33
1990 J90-197 - J90-373 34
1990 J90-374 - J90-563 35
1990 J90-564 - J90-735 36
1990 J90-736 - J90-900 37
1990 J90-902 - J90-1094 38
1990-1991 J90-1095 - J91-80 39
1991 J91-81 - J91-262 40
1991 J91-267 - J91-491 41
1991 J91-492 - J91-845 42

Accretion: 18803-98
1974-1990 J74-361 - J89-1041; Project file 84-256 determined non-jurisdictional; Retakes J73-53 - J75-507; J86-180; J90-78A; J90-100; J90-143 - J90-1040; J75-657 - J75-803; J87-368 - J87-375 1
1987-1991 J87-376 - J91-389 2
1991 J91-395 - J91-662 3
1991-1992 J91-665 - J92-101 4
1992 J92-102 - J92-266 5
1992 J92-267 - J92-555 6
1992 J92-555 - J92-727 7
1974 J74-345C - J74-326 8
1974, 1987, 1989 J74-327 - J74-360; J87-516 - J87-636; J89-1043 9
1989-1992 J89-1043 - J92-512A 10
1992-1993 J92-513 - J93-52 11
1993 J93-54 - J93-218 12
1993 J93-219 - J93-397 13
1993 J93-398 - J93-549 14
1993 J93-550 - J93-1039 15
1991-1992 J91 Proposed Solid Waste; J91-731 - J92-807 16
1986-1994 J86-353 - J94-81 17
1994 J94-82 - J94-254 18
1994 J94-255 - J94-403 19
1994 J94-404 - J94-558 20
1994 J94-559 - J94-693 21
1994 J94-694 - J94-780 22
1995 J95-121 - J95-227 23
1995 J95-227 - J95-275; J95-278 - J95-367; J95-375 - J95-391 24
1995 J95-392 - J95-492; J95-494 - J95-526 25
1995 J95-527 - J95-557; J95-559 - J95-669 26