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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 04/23/2008

Monroe County

Applicant:

Town of Greece
1 Vince Tofany Blvd
Rochester, NY 14616

Facility:

Janes Rd
Janes Rd Between Long Pond Rd & Island Cottage Rd
Greece, NY

Application ID:

8-2628-00743/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Greece, Monroe County


Project Description:

Applicant proposes the reconstruction of Janes Rd. from CR 136 east past Rt. 390 to Island Cottage Rd. Work will involve a Class B stream and is adjacent to NYS Freshwater Wetland GR-21. Some impacts to federal wetlands will also occur. Mitigation plans proposed by the project sponsor have been reviewed and approved by both NYSDEC staff and staff from the Buffalo District Army Corps of Engineers. The project will require compliance with the Department's Stormwater SPDES General Permit for Construction Activities.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 May 08, 2008.

Contact:

Robert I Shearer
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Steuben County

Applicant:

Village of Bath
Municipal Bldg PO Drawer 310
Bath, NY 14810 -0310

Facility:

Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant
E Morris St
Bath, NY 14810

Application ID:

8-4624-00006/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Bath, Steuben County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 002-1431, DEC Identification #: 8-4624-00006/00001), the Village of Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

This facility is located in the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient requirements are addressed in the draft permit.

Specific changes and additions from the current permit are listed below:

1. According to comply with Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Requirements, 12-month rolling average action levels for total nitrogen (19 mg/l and 160 lbs/day) and total phosphorus (3.1 mg/l and 25.9 lbs/day) have been included at Outfall 001 in the draft permit. The permittee shall submit engineering report to present (1) recommendations to improve nutrient removal without a major capital upgrade of the treatment process; and, (2) an evaluation of the capital upgrade necessary to achieve 5 mg/l nitrogen and 0.5 mg/l phosphorus. This requirement is listed in the Schedule of Compliance page of the permit,

2. Cyanide - Current Cyanide action level (0.2 lbs/day) has been changed to a permit limit (0.26 lbs/day) based on water quality evaluation,

3. Discharge notification requirements have been included in the draft permit, and

4. Monitoring requirements for Mercury by EPA Method 1631 and Iron is included in the Schedule of Compliance page of the draft permit, and the results should be submitted to the Department by "EDPM + 8 months." These were required in the Department's "Requested for Information" package of March 8, 2007, but the data for Mercury was not analyzed by EPA Method 1631 and Iron data was not submitted.

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The Village of Bath Wastewater Treatment Plant has surface discharge into the Cohocton River, a class C water.

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 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:

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 May 23, 2008.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Lowe's Home Centers Inc
1605 Curtis Bridge Rd
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Facility:

Lowe's of Hornell
Bethesda Dr @ St Rte 36
North Hornell, NY

Application ID:

8-4652-00087/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Hornellsville, Steuben County


Project Description:

The project sponsor proposes to construct a Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Garden Center and parking lot located at the intersection of Rt. 36 and Bethesda Drive in the Village of North Hornell, Steuben County, New York. As part of the project they have proposed impacting 3.8 acres of federal wetland. This project has been the subject to the Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Office. Following consideration of alternative layouts the project sponsor has proposed an onsite mitigation plan which will result in the creation of 6.4 acres of emergent, wet meadow, scrub-shrub, and forested wetland in the southern portion of the site near the Canisteo River. The NYSDEC will require compliance with the Department's Stormwater State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Construction Activities as part of our approval process.

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 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: North Hornell Village Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 May 08, 2008.

Contact:

Robert I Shearer
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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