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ENB - Region 7 Notices 10/21/2009

Negative Declaration

Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Consevation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for MegaEnergy Operating, Inc. Proposed Eaton 2 Natural Gas Well will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the drilling of a natural gas well within Tioga County Agricultural District #02. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the NYS DEC. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 133,500 square feet or approximately 3.06 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 13,800 square feet or approximately 0.32 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. The project is located approximately 400 feet north of Herzog Road and 1,100 feet east of Sulphur Springs Road in the Town of Owego, 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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