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ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 11/14/2007

Multiple Counties

Applicant:

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
6363 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221

Facility:

Empire State Pipeline
Wheatfield to Perinton
Wheatfield to Perinton, NY

Application ID:

0-9999-00127/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Several Counties throughout the State


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install additional cathodic protection along nine specific segments, totaling approximately 4.7 miles, of its existing natural gas transmission pipeline in the Towns of Wheatfield, Pendleton, Lockport and Royalton. An 18-inch-wide trench at an average depth of 5 feet will be created parallel to, and 10 feet from, the existing pipeline within the existing right-of-way. The project would temporarily impact two State Regulated Freshwater Wetlands. Approximately 300 linear feet of the 100-foot-wide adjacent area of wetland TE-25 (Town of Wheatfield) and 1900 linear feet of wetland TE-30 and its 100-foot-wide adjacent area (Town of Pendleton) would be temporarily affected. The project is intended to ensure the integrity and safety of the pipeline.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 29, 2007.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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