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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 07/23/2008

Allegany County

Applicant:

Nathan Petroleum Corp
3141 Riverside
Wellsville, NY 14895

Facility:

Nathan Petroleum Heselton Facility
Heselton Gully Rd
Whitesville, NY 14879

Application ID:

9-0260-00043/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Independence, Allegany County


Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a new SPDES Permit #NY-0275336 for discharge to Tributary 14 of Cryder Creek. This permit will allow utilization of the new Outfall 001 which is located parallel to the existing discharge location that Nathan Petroleum shares with Richardson Petroleum Corporation (Outfall 006 in the Richardson Petroleum SPDES Permit). Nathan Petroleum will own Outfall 001 and will utilize an oil/water separator wastewater treatment system, without increase or decrease to the current combined discharge rate. The discharge point is located at the southern section of Heselton Gully Road, approximately 500 feet west of the Steuben/Allegany County boundary line.

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 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 Aug 22, 2008.

Contact:

Denise C Matthews
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Erie County

Applicant:

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211 -1208

Facility:

Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Furhman Blvd
Buffalo, NY

Application ID:

9-1402-00875/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Buffalo, Erie County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to replace and rebuild approximately 315 linear feet of existing boardwalk, expand a deck by about 80 square feet, replace deteriorated handrails and viewing blind walls, construct a new viewing platform (up to 12 ft x 14 ft) on piles and control Phragmites in selected areas through the use of Rodeo herbicide and black plastic (three discrete areas plus scattered individual plants or small clumps of plants - about one acre total). These activities are proposed to be located in or within 100 feet of BU-15, a class I wetland.

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 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 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 Aug 07, 2008.

Contact:

David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


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