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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 02/18/2009

Genesee County

Applicant:

Cargill Inc
15407 McGinty Road West
Wayzata, MN 55391 -2399

Facility:

Nutrena Feed Div / Cargill Inc
3540 Railroad Ave
Alexander, NY 14005

Application ID:

8-1822-00007/00007

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Alexander, Genesee County


Project Description:

The Department has received an application to modify and reissue the wastewater discharge permit for the above-referenced facility located on Railroad Avenue in the Town of Alexander. The permit is being modified to update facility contact and mailing address information and to eliminate cooling water from the flow as process water no longer flows into the sanitary wastewater system. The permit involves the surface discharge of 650 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater through a leach field/septic tank treatment system to a tributary of Tonawanda Creek, a class A waterbody.
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve these modifications and reissue the permit for a standard five year term. As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comment on the application prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. A draft permit is available for review at the Department's Region 8 Avon office.

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 Mar 20, 2009.

Contact:

Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Monroe County

Applicant:

Mark L Benesh

Facility:

Benesh Property
1752 Lake Rd
Webster, NY 14580

Application ID:

8-2654-00180/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 34 Coastal Erosion Management
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Webster, Monroe County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes the reconstruction of three (3) 8' x 8' stone filled cribs which previously supported a boat trolley system. Additionally, the applicant proposes the construction of a 16' long block retaining wall, and necessary drainage, in a designated natural protective feature area (bluff) within the regulated coastal erosion hazard area. A previously constructed timber retaining wall collapsed following the modification of the adjacent upland drainage.

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 Mar 05, 2009.

Contact:

Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Steuben County

Applicant:

Arlington Storage Company LLC
800 Robinson Rd
Owego, NY 13827

Facility:

Thomas Corners Gas Storage Field & Pipeline
Gravel Run Rd in Canisteo to Coss Corners Rd in Bath
CANISTEO/CAMERON/BATH, NY

Application ID:

8-4699-00056/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 13 Underground Storage of Gas
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Bath, Steuben County


Project Description:

Arlington Storage Company, LLC (ASC) proposes to own, develop and operate a natural gas storage facility known as the Thomas Corners Project. ASC's Thomas Corners Project involves converting a depleted natural gas production field into a flexible, multi-cycle natural gas storage facility that will provide an expected 7.0 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of additional natural gas storage capacity to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast natural gas markets through interconnections with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) and Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (CGT). The Thomas Corners storage field and surface facilities will be designed for a daily maximum gas injection and withdrawal of 0.07 Bcf and 0.14 Bcf, respectively. The Thomas Corners Facility which will occupy 27 acres located adjacent to Coss Corners Road in the Town of Bath, will include up to 10 injection/withdrawal wells on a common pad, two observation wells, 1.7 miles of gathering pipeline and a compressor station with two gas powered 3,785 horsepower reciprocating engines.
The Thomas Corners Project also includes three lateral pipelines. The Thomas Corners West Lateral involves construction of 8.09 miles of 12-inch diameter pipeline to connect with TGP's Line 400. The proposed route of the West Lateral pipeline is located within the Towns of Bath and Canisteo and involves the crossing of the Cansiteo River, which is Class C and a state navigable waterway at the crossing location. The Thomas Corners South Lateral will be a converted, existing 8-inch diameter gathering pipeline and this will allow an interconnection between the Thomas Corners storage facility and CGT's A-5 pipeline. For most of its length, the existing gas pipeline route lies within the Town of Cameron and also traverses a portion of the Cameron State Forest. The third lateral is designated as the Corning Lateral. The Corning Lateral, located entirely within the Town of Bath, will be a 4.2 mile long, 4-inch diameter pipeline, which will connect the Thomas Corners Project to Corning Natural Gas Company's distribution system.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency for the project's review and is the federal agency responsible for review and approval of applications for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate interstate natural gas storage and transmission facilities. FERC's jurisdiction covers all aspects of the project except for the Corning lateral pipeline, which will be subject to approval of the NYS Public Service Commission. There are other federal and state agency regulatory approvals needed to undertake the project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CORPS) permit jurisdiction pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or NYS DEC) has received complete applications for the following permits or approvals: Underground Storage Modification Permit for the Thomas Corners Project; Minor Air Facility Registration for air contaminant emissions from the Compressor Station at the Thomas Corners gas storage facility; and a Water Quality Certification, pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, which indicates the proposed activities associated with the Thomas Corners Storage Project will comply with the applicable effluent limitations, water quality standards, and any other applicable conditions of state law. The Water Quality Certification is associated with the federal agency approvals over the Thomas Corners Project. ASC will also be required to: seek coverage and to comply with the NYS DEC's Stormwater SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities (GP-0-08-001); apply for and receive NYS DEC registrations for storage tanks subject to NYS Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage regulations; and follow agreed to procedures, practices and notifications associated with the Hyrdrostatic Testing of the pipelines.
FERC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) as part of the federal agency's National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) analysis of the project's environmental impacts. Notice of the Availability of the EA was published in the November 12, 2008 edition of NYS DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin (See http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20081112_not8.html ). NYS DEC participated as a cooperating agency in the FERC process and provided comments both on its review of ASC's application for FERC approval and FERC's draft Environmental Assessment document. On December 18, 2008, FERC issued an Order that found that ASC's proposed project is required by the public convenience and necessity and issued the Certificates requested by ASC. Based on its EA review, FERC included its NEPA finding of no significant impact (FNSI) in its Order. NYS DEC concurs with FERC's finding of no significant impact and sees the Environmental Assessment document as an acceptable assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the Thomas Corners Project.
The Department has also prepared a Draft Underground Storage Modification Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve the application. The Department originally issued an Underground Storage Permit to ASC's predecessor in 1996 but that project was never built and operated. The Draft Underground Storage Modification Permit, which will replace the 1996 storage permit, and associated permit application are available for public review at the Department's Albany Office: Mr. John K. Dahl, Director; Bureau of Oil & Gas Regulation; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; Division of Mineral Resources; 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor; Albany, NY 12233-6500. Mr. Dahl's phone number is 518-402-8056.

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 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 Mar 20, 2009.

Contact:

Peter A Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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