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ENB - Region 8 Notices

Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that review of a natural gas well permit application submitted by East Resources, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves drilling a natural gas well in the Town of Southport, Chemung County located within Chemung County Agricultural District 4. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the Department. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 121,000 square feet or approximately 2.8 acres. After the well has been drilled, it will be put into production or plugged and abandoned. The well pad and access road areas for a producing well will be reduced to 15,750 square feet or approximately .36 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 290 ft. north of Pennsylvania Avenue and 1800 ft. east of the Beckwith Road in the Town of Southport, Chemung County.

Contact: Linda Collart, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, Fax: (585) 226-9034, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Ontario County - The Town Board of the Town of Naples, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 2 of 2007 for the Town of Naples will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Subdivision of Land and Zoning Chapters to provide for changes in the procedural and substantive regulations for cluster development and recreation fees whcih are contained in these chapters. The project is located townwide in the Town of Naples, NY.

Contact: Joanne Lincoln, Town of Naples, 106 South Main Street, Naples, NY 14512, Phone: (585) 374-2111.

Notice of Acceptance of Final Supplemental EIS

Seneca County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental EIS on the proposed Seneca Meadows Inc. Landfill Expansion. The action includes a 181-acre expansion to be located at the existing solid waste landfill. The expansion will create approximately 31.2 million tons of disposal capacity and will allow 14 years of landfilling at the current rate of 6,000 tons per day.

The proposed new footprint will include an overfill between the Existing Landfill (formerly referred to as the A/B landfill) and the Southeast Landfill (SELF) on the east side of the property and new footprint including an overfill of the Existing Landfill and the west side of the property to Salcman Road. In addition, Salcman Road (a private road) will be rerouted to generally follow the town line and a 35.5 acre fill, including an overfill of a portion of the SELF and the sediment ponds along Route 414, will be constructed within the Town of Seneca Falls. The Tantalo landfill, which is currently under remediation, will not be overfilled. The new horseshoe-shaped footprint will reach a peak elevation of approximately 774 feet above mean sea level which is consistent with the existing facility (peak elevation of 763 feet MSL).

SMI applied for permits in a two stage process. The Stage 1 permits including the Article 24 Freshwater Wetland and the 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification were public noticed, reviewed and issued contingent upon issuance of the Stage 2 permits. The Stage 2 permit applications, including the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility, Part 201 State Air Facility, and General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Construction and Industrial Activities, were submitted on December 22, 2006 and are the subject of this review.

The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) relates to Stage 2 permit applications and includes evaluations of potential impacts to noise, visual, soils, ground and surface waters, geology, traffic, and air resources. The project is lcoated at 1786 Salcman Road, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Contact: Kimberly Merchant, NYS DEC Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5391, E-mail: kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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