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ENB - Region 8 Notices 1/28/2009

Negative Declaration

Steuben County - The New York State Deparment of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for Nornew, Inc. Proposed Thompson 2H Natural Gas Well Located within Chenango County Agricultural District #03 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well within Chenango County Agricultural District #03. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the Department. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 110,000 square feet or approximately 2.52 acres. After the well has been drilled, it will be put into production or plugged and abandoned. The well pad and access road areas for a producing well will be reduced to 31,200 square feet or approximately 0. 71 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 1,620 feet north of Beaver Meadow Road and 2,500 feet east of Law Road in the town of Smyrna, New York.

Contact: Linda Collart, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, E-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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