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ENB - Region 7 Notices 12/10/2008

Public Notice

Region-Wide General Permits for Counties and Municipalities

County and Municipal GP-7-08-001

County Soil and Water Conservation District GP-7-08-002

Project Description: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 7 proposes to issue region-wide General Permits (GP) for use by the counties and municipalities for a group of common activities pertaining to the upgrading and maintenance of transportation infrastructure, erosion control, agricultural projects, stream stabilization and various other activities which are regulated under the jurisdiction of Article 15, Protection of Waters and Article 24, Freshwater Wetlands. For the past 25 years, most of these activities have been routinely conducted by participating counties, towns and villages via Departmental authorization of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). The purpose of this GP approach is to improve the resource/infrastructure interface by including strict criteria, in a standardized permit, for the placement and/or restoration, maintenance, replacement, substantial reconstruction, modification or expansion of existing functional structures or facilities. In addition, utilizing a General Permit is an enhanced method of guaranteeing coverage for all counties and municipalities within the Region 7 jurisdiction, because it may authorize larger projects (Major projects as defined in Uniform Procedures Regulations), projects in Freshwater Wetlands, and projects in Navigable Waters. This approach is part of a larger effort to enable program staff to focus on large, complex, environmentally significant projects that require more substantive review, oversight and enforcement.

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.

Availability of Application Documents: Draft permits 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.

Opportunity for Public Comment: Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted to the contact listed below by January 15th 2009 or 30 days from the date of this notice, which ever is later.

Contact:
Elizabeth Tracy
NYS DEC - Region 7 Office
Division of Environmental Permits
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 426-7488
E-mail: eatracy@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 706011, known as Stauffer-Old Taylor Farm. This site is located in the Town of Sennett in the County of Cayuga and is located at R.D.#6 Taylor Road, Sennett, NY 13021. The reason for deletion is:

The source of soil and groundwater contamination was removed and properly disposed off-site at an approved facility. Following excavation, confirmatory soil samples indicated that the soil cleanup objectives were achieved in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Technical and Administrative Guidance memorandum 4046. The excavation was backfilled with clean fill from an approved source and re-graded/re-seeded to restore natural conditions. Quarterly groundwater monitoring, conducted on-site since April 2004, has demonstrated that residual groundwater contamination has been contained on-site and has been successfully remediated by natural attenuation and dilution from groundwater recharge.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to the Project Manager:

Tom Festa
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation, Bureau E
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7013

All written comments must be received by Friday, January 9, 2009. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at the project manager's address listed above.



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