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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 11/21/2007

Chautauqua County

Applicant:

U S Energy Development Corporation
2350 North Forest Rd
Getzville, NY 14068 -1296

Facility:

Audubon Society #1
Riverside Road
Kiantone, NY

Application ID:

9-0650-00039/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Kiantone, Chautauqua County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes development of a natural gas well, U.S. Energy Audubon Society #1 Well, within an upland inclusion that is surrounded by State regulated freshwater wetland ID JA-4 (Class 1). The proposed well site will be accessed by using the Jamestown Audubon Society's existing road, which is partially paved and graveled. The graveled portion (approximately 300 feet) of the road will be reinforced by placing geotextile and gravel for heavy equipment access. Approximately 800 ft. of low pressure, 2-inch plastic pipeline will be installed within the existing access road, from the proposed well to an existing pipeline along Riverside Road. A total of 0.55 acre of land (0.29 acre of upland inclusion, 0.26 acre of regulated adjacent area of the freshwater wetland) will be disturbed during well development. After completion of the well and restoration, the appurtenance equipment will occupy 0.014 acre in the upland inclusion. The project site is located at the Jamestown Audubon Society Inc. property, 1600 Riverside Road, approximately 2,100 feet northeast of the intersection of Rte. 62 and Riverside Road, in the Town of Kiantone, Chautauqua County.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

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 Dec 06, 2007.

Contact:

Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Erie County

Applicant:

Windsor Ridge Partners LLC
2635 Millersport Hwy
Getzville, NY 14068

Facility:

Windsor Ridge Gravity Sewer
Between Lake Ave, Hall Rd and Bowen Rd
Lancaster, NY 14086

Application ID:

9-1452-00282/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Lancaster, Erie County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install a 12" sanitary trunk sewer to provide service to the southeast corner of Erie County Sanitary Sewer District No. 4 (ECSD #4), which will allow the district to eliminate a pump station on Hall Road and lessen operational costs. The properties to be impacted are located at the southerly terminus of Lake Avenue, and: to the east to a connection just south of Giallanza Drive; and to west through the Windsor Ridge South Subdivision to its connection point at Hall Road. Installation of this trunk line will be completed by the developer of the Windsor Ridge South Subdivision and within an easement granted to ECSD #4. Construction of the trunk sewer will disturb 1.33 acres of NYS regulated Freshwater Wetland OP-10, a Class 1 Wetland, which is mapped along the South Branch Slate Bottom Creek (Class C stream) corridor, and 2.4 acres of OP-10 regulated 100 foot wide adjacent area. As mitigation, the applicant proposes to construct approximately 1.4 acres of mixed wetland habitat within the Windsor Ridge South Subdivision, which will be part of a Conservation Area and be protected in perpetuity by deed restrictions.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Lancaster Town Board

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 Dec 07, 2007.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Erie County
95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202 -3904

Facility:

Chestnut Ridge Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Application ID:

9-1460-00078/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Orchard Park, Erie County


Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to renew State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) # NY 010 2687, for Chestnut Ridge Park in Erie County. This is a pre-existing Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES permit. DEC has made a tentative determination to renew this permit and set a standard five year term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements. This permit involves the: - surface discharge of up to 750 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste into an intermittent tributary of Newman Creek, a class A stream; - surface discharge of up to 500 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste into a tributary of 18-Mile Creek, a class D stream. This permit also involves the: - subsurface discharge of up to 39,925 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste. Nearest waterbody: Big Gulf; - subsurface discharge of up to 36,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste. Nearest waterbody: Newman Creek; and, - subsurface discharge of up to 27,300 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste. Nearest waterbody: 18-Mile Creek. Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the DEC central office in Albany. Substantive comments on the permit or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person. DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

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 Dec 21, 2007.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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