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ENB - Region 8 Notices 2/18/2009

Public Notice

Notice of Public Comment Period

Proposed Well Spacing Variance

Project Description and Location: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Chesapeake or Applicant) has applied for a well permit and variance to the well spacing requirements set forth in Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) Section 553.1(a) to drill the Swartley 3 (API 31-099-26254-00-00) Queenston natural gas well on acreage to be designated as the Swartley 3 spacing unit in the Town of Varick, Seneca County, New York. The Applicant proposes to drill, complete and produce the well, but needs a variance from the well spacing provisions set forth under 6 NYCRR 553.1(a) which require that, in the absence of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation order establishing spacing units, a well cannot be located less than 660 feet from any boundary line of the lease, integrated leases or unit and cannot be closer than 1,320 feet from any other oil and gas well in the same pool. A permit to drill is also required by 6 NYCRR 552.1.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) has proposed an order regarding the granting of a well spacing variance. The Department supports the granting of the requested variance and issuance of the drilling permit.

Public Comment Period: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the draft order are invited to submit written comments. The public comment period will remain open until March 20, 2009. Written comments on the draft order should be submitted to: John K. Dahl, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

If no substantive and significant issues are identified regarding the draft order at the end of the comment period, the order will become final and binding on the Applicant and its successors and assigns. Pursuant to the final order, the Department will grant the variance and issue a permit to drill the Swartley 3 well at the proposed location subject to site-specific conditions as warranted.

Issuance of the permit to drill will provide for recovery of the natural gas resource in accordance with the policy provisions of ECL §23-0301.

Document Availability: All filed documents (including the permit application, the variance request and the draft order) are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department's Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056, Contact: Thomas E. Noll; at the Department's Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, Contact: Linda Collart; and at the Town of Varick Supervisor's office, 4782 State Route 96, Romulus NY, 14541, Phone: (315) 585-6168, Contact: Bob Hayssen

Statutory and Regulatory Provisions: This application was filed and is being processed pursuant to ECL Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23 (Mineral Resources); and 6 NYCRR Part 550 et seq. (Mineral Resources); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review).


Notice of Public Comment Period

Proposed Well Spacing Variance

Project Description and Location: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Chesapeake or Applicant) has applied for a well permit and variance to the well spacing requirements set forth in Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) Section 553.1(a) to drill the DJ Farms 2 (API 31-099-26253-00-00) Queenston natural gas well on acreage to be designated as the DJ Farms 2 spacing unit in the Town of Fayette, Seneca County, New York. The Applicant proposes to drill, complete and produce the well, but needs a variance from the well spacing provisions set forth under 6 NYCRR 553.1(a) which require that, in the absence of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation order establishing spacing units, a well cannot be located less than 660 feet from any boundary line of the lease, integrated leases or unit and cannot be closer than 1,320 feet from any other oil and gas well in the same pool. A permit to drill is also required by 6 NYCRR 552.1.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYC DEC) has proposed an order regarding the granting of a well spacing variance. The Department supports the granting of the requested variance and issuance of the drilling permit.

Public Comment Period: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the draft order are invited to submit written comments. The public comment period will remain open until March 20, 2009. Written comments on the draft order should be submitted to: John K. Dahl, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

If no substantive and significant issues are identified regarding the draft order at the end of the comment period, the order will become final and binding on the Applicant and its successors and assigns. Pursuant to the final order, the Department will grant the variance and issue a permit to drill the DJ Farms 2 well at the proposed location subject to site-specific conditions as warranted.

Issuance of the permit to drill will provide for recovery of the natural gas resource in accordance with the policy provisions of ECL §23-0301.

Document Availability: All filed documents (including the permit application, the variance request and the draft order) are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department's Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056, Contact: Thomas E. Noll; at the Department's Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, Contact: Linda Collart; and at the Town of Fayette Supervisor's office, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road, Waterloo NY, 13165, Phone: (315) 585-6282, Contact: Edward Barto.

Statutory and Regulatory Provisions: This application was filed and is being processed pursuant to ECL Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23 (Mineral Resources); and 6 NYCRR Part 550 et seq. (Mineral Resources); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review).


Notice of Public Comment Period

Proposed Well Spacing Variance

Project Description and Location: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Chesapeake or Applicant) has applied for a well permit and variance to the well spacing requirements set forth in Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) Section 553.1(a) to drill the DJ Farms 7 (API 31-099-26291-00-00) Queenston natural gas well on acreage to be designated as the DJ Farms 7 spacing unit in the Town of Fayette, Seneca County, New York. The Applicant proposes to drill, complete and produce the well, but needs a variance from the well spacing provisions set forth under 6 NYCRR 553.1(a) which require that, in the absence of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation order establishing spacing units, a well cannot be located less than 660 feet from any boundary line of the lease, integrated leases or unit and cannot be closer than 1,320 feet from any other oil and gas well in the same pool. A permit to drill is also required by 6 NYCRR 552.1.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) has proposed an order regarding the granting of a well spacing variance. The Department supports the granting of the requested variance and issuance of the drilling permit.

Public Comment Period: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the draft order are invited to submit written comments. The public comment period will remain open until March 20, 2009. Written comments on the draft order should be submitted to: John K. Dahl, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

If no substantive and significant issues are identified regarding the draft order at the end of the comment period, the order will become final and binding on the Applicant and its successors and assigns. Pursuant to the final order, the Department will grant the variance and issue a permit to drill the DJ Farms 7 well at the proposed location subject to site-specific conditions as warranted.

Issuance of the permit to drill will provide for recovery of the natural gas resource in accordance with the policy provisions of ECL §23-0301.

Document Availability: All filed documents (including the permit application, the variance request and the draft order) are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department's Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056, Contact: Thomas E. Noll; at the Department's Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, Contact: Linda Collart; and at the Town of Fayette Supervisor's office, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road, Waterloo NY, 13165, Phone: (315) 585-6282, Contact: Edward Barto.

Statutory and Regulatory Provisions: This application was filed and is being processed pursuant to ECL Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23 (Mineral Resources); and 6 NYCRR Part 550 et seq. (Mineral Resources); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review).


Notice of Public Comment Period

Proposed Well Spacing Variance

Project Description and Location: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Chesapeake or Applicant) has applied for a well permit and variance to the well spacing requirements set forth in Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) Section 553.1(a) to drill the Jensen 3 (API 31-099-26307-00-00) Queenston natural gas well on acreage to be designated as the Jensen 3 spacing unit in the Town of Fayette, Seneca County, New York. The Applicant proposes to drill, complete and produce the well, but needs a variance from the well spacing provisions set forth under 6 NYCRR 553.1(a) which require that, in the absence of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation order establishing spacing units, a well cannot be located less than 660 feet from any boundary line of the lease, integrated leases or unit and cannot be closer than 1,320 feet from any other oil and gas well in the same pool. A permit to drill is also required by 6 NYCRR 552.1.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) has proposed an order regarding the granting of a well spacing variance. The Department supports the granting of the requested variance and issuance of the drilling permit.

Public Comment Period: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the draft order are invited to submit written comments. The public comment period will remain open until March 20, 2009. Written comments on the draft order should be submitted to: John K. Dahl, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

If no substantive and significant issues are identified regarding the draft order at the end of the comment period, the order will become final and binding on the Applicant and its successors and assigns. Pursuant to the final order, the Department will grant the variance and issue a permit to drill the Jensen 3 well at the proposed location subject to site-specific conditions as warranted.

Issuance of the permit to drill will provide for recovery of the natural gas resource in accordance with the policy provisions of ECL §23-0301.

Document Availability: All filed documents (including the permit application, the variance request and the draft order) are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department's Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056, Contact: Thomas E. Noll; at the Department's Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, Contact: Linda Collart; and at the Town of Fayette Supervisor's office, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road, Waterloo NY, 13165, Phone: (315) 585-6282, Contact: Edward Barto.

Statutory and Regulatory Provisions: This application was filed and is being processed pursuant to ECL Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23 (Mineral Resources); and 6 NYCRR Part 550 et seq. (Mineral Resources); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review).


Notice of Public Comment Period

Proposed Well Spacing Variance

Project Description and Location: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Chesapeake or Applicant) has applied for a well permit and variance to the well spacing requirements set forth in Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) Section 553.1(a) to drill the Robson 1 (API 31-099-26306-00-00) Queenston natural gas well on acreage to be designated as the Robson 1 spacing unit in the Town of Fayette, Seneca County, New York. The Applicant proposes to drill, complete and produce the well, but needs a variance from the well spacing provisions set forth under 6 NYCRR 553.1(a) which require that, in the absence of a Department order establishing spacing units, a well cannot be located less than 660 feet from any boundary line of the lease, integrated leases or unit and cannot be closer than 1,320 feet from any other oil and gas well in the same pool. A permit to drill is also required by 6 NYCRR 552.1.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) has proposed an order regarding the granting of a well spacing variance. The Department supports the granting of the requested variance and issuance of the drilling permit.

Public Comment Period: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the draft order are invited to submit written comments. The public comment period will remain open until March 20, 2009. Written comments on the draft order should be submitted to: John K. Dahl, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056.

If no substantive and significant issues are identified regarding the draft order at the end of the comment period, the order will become final and binding on the Applicant and its successors and assigns. Pursuant to the final order, the Department will grant the variance and issue a permit to drill the Robson 1 well at the proposed location subject to site-specific conditions as warranted.

Issuance of the permit to drill will provide for recovery of the natural gas resource in accordance with the policy provisions of ECL §23-0301.

Document Availability: All filed documents (including the permit application, the variance request and the draft order) are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department's Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12233-6500, Phone: (518) 402-8056, Contact: Thomas E. Noll; at the Department's Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5376, Contact: Linda Collart; and at the Town of Fayette Supervisor's office, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road, Waterloo NY, 13165, Phone: (315) 585-6282, Contact: Edward Barto.

Statutory and Regulatory Provisions: This application was filed and is being processed pursuant to ECL Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23 (Mineral Resources); and 6 NYCRR Part 550 et seq. (Mineral Resources); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review).



Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The Chemung County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Budd/Kinyon Street Service Area Sanitary Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of gravity sanitary sewers and force main to serve the Budd/Kinyon Street Service Area. The service area consists of 64 single family residential structures, 35 duplex residential units, one quadplex residential unit, 17 residential trailers and 20 commercial or industrial businesses. This project will be implemented through an extension of the Chemung County Elmira Sewer District. The project will consist of approximately 7,024 feet of 8 inch sanitary sewer, 768 feet of 4 inch force main, 31 four foot diameter manholes, 2,857 feet of 6 inch sewer laterals, 7,716 feet of asphalt restoration, 297 feet of gravel drive restoration, 1,424 feet of topsoil restoration and one duplex Gorman Rupp pump station. The project is located off Pennsylvania Avenue (State Route 14) in the Town of Southport, New York.

Contact: Dennis A. Fagan, 113 East Chemung Place, Elmira, NY 14904, Phone: (607) 734-2165.


Monroe County - The Town of Parma, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Planned Development - Senior Residential Overlay District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed approval of a Planned Development - Senior Residential (PD-SR) overlay district to provide a variety of senior oriented housing types and to provide a development framework for senior oriented residential communities that result in land uses and physical site arrangements that were not contemplated under conventional zoning. The project is located throughout the Town of Parma, New York.

Contact: Richard A. Lemcke, Town of Parma, P.O. Box 728, 1300 Hilton Parma Corners Road, Hilton, NY 14468, Phone: (585) 392-9461, E-mail: supervisor@parmany.org.


Wayne County - The Arcadia Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Arcadia and Village of Newark Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan by the Arcadia Town Board and Newark Village Board jointly prepared pursuant to NYS Town Law Section 272-a and NYS Village Law Section 7-722. The Comprehensive Plan contains a description of existing conditions, identifies issues and opportunities, and sets forth goals and recommended policies and actions and includes a recommended future land use plan, to guide future development and municipal decisions pertaining to community services, facilities, infrastructure and resources. The Plan also contains an implementation strategy for carrying out the recommended actions to achieve the goals set forth in the Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Arcadia, including the Village of Newark, New York.

Contact: Richard Calacino, Town of Arcadia, 100 East Miller Street, Newark, NY 14513, Phone: (315) 331-1222, E-mail: supervisor@rochester.rr.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Monroe County - The Town of Irondequoit Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Newport Marine Club. A public scoping session will be held on March 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Planning and Zoning Department, Irondequoit Town Hall in the Broderick Room, 1280 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2009. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.irondequoit.org - click on: Major Development Projects. The action involves the proposed redevelopment of the Former Newport House and Marina, to construct four (4) multi-level buildings containing Forty Seven (47) residential units and nine (9) single-unit condominiums in three (3) buildings, an accessory clubhouse and to maintain existing docks (187 Total; 85 Resident; 92 Contract; 10 Visitor) in a Waterfront Development (WD) District. The project is located at 500 Newport Road in the Town of Irondequoit, New York.

Contact: Michelle Nichols, Town of Irondequoit, 1280 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617, Phone: (585) 336-6017, E-mail: mnichols@irondequoit.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Monroe County - The Town of Brighton Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed The Reserve at Brighton. The action involves an application for incentive zoning and rezoning to allow construction of a 336 unit planned residential community with a mix of housing types on 63 + acres. The public hearing on the Incentive Zoning & Rezoning has been re-opened, the re-opened hearing will be held on February 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton, NY. The project is located south of I-590, north of the Erie Canal, east of South Clinton Avenue and west of Winton Road South in the Town of Brighton, New York.

Contact: Ramsey A. Boehner, Town of Brighton, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, Phone: (585) 784-5229, E-mail: boehner@rochester.rr.com



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