Long Lake Supervisor Gregg Wallace said that the town is in active negotiations with the DEC.
"These proposed changes are nothing but an interpretation of a document that requires a lot of assumptions," Wallace said. "How can such a thing be considered a regulation?"
Wallace declined further comment, but said that it is fair to assume the 2013 sun set date is a primary issue being discussed.
Previously, the DEC had proposed extending float-plane access to Lows Lake for 10 more years, but the Adirondack Park Agency concluded that the plan was not in line with the land-use master plan.
The current proposal includes restrictions on float-plane operations on the lake until halting operation for good in 2013.
The issue was initiated after several lawsuits by environmental organizations who argued that the land-use plan requires the permanent removal of motorized vehicles from Lows Lake.