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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 03/03/2010

Erie County

Applicant:

NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Blvd
PO Box 189
Albany, NY 12209 -0189

Facility:

NYS Thruway Mp 438.5 to 451.5
NYS Thruway Mp 438.5 to 451.5 |East & West Bound
Hamburg, NY

Application ID:

9-1499-00078/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Hamburg, Erie County

Project Description:

The New York State Thruway Authority proposes to rehabilitate 13 miles of the Thruway in the Towns of Hamburg, Eden, Evans and Brant in Erie County to comply with mandated highway safety improvements. The project includes about 8 acres of temporary impacts and 1.06 acres of permanent impacts to the adjacent areas of NYS Freshwater Wetlands ED-1, ED-3, ED-13, ED-21, ED-22 and ED-29. In addition, there are about 0.023 acres of temporary impacts and 0.030 acres of permanent impacts to NYS Freshwater Wetland ED-22. The proposed work also involves alterations to federal wetlands, ditch maintenance, bridge and culvert repairs. Impacts to state and federal wetlands are proposed to be mitigated by the construction of a 3 acre wetland at Evangola State Park.

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 18, 2010.

Contact:

David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


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