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ENB - Region 8 Notices 06/09/2010

Public Notice

General Permit for Private Waterline Repairs and Installations, No. GP-8-10-001

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 8 proposes to issue a general permit (GP-8-10-001) for the purpose of authorizing excavation and filling activities within navigable waters of the state under Article 15, Protection of Waters, for residential waterline installations and repairs. The permit would authorize excavation and filling of trenches up to 5 feet wide below the mean high water line of navigable waters necessary to inspect, repair, or install existing or new private water intake lines and structures. The permit would not authorize the taking of water for potable or domestic purposes, which would remain subject to all necessary water quality testing, treatment, and approval requirements that may be imposed by local and state health departments.

This general permit would be available to all affected persons within the counties of Orleans, Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Steuben, Schuyler, Seneca, Yates, and Chemung, subject to the review and approval of an application form and plans by NYS DEC. Projects that would be authorized under this General Permit are classified as Type II actions and are not subject to SEQR.

A draft copy of General Permit GP-8-10-001 is available at the NYS DEC - Region 8 Office during normal business hours by appointment with the contact person listed below, or can be provided as an electronic document by an e-mail request to the contact person.

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted (fax, e-mail, or letter) to the contact person listed below by July 2, 2010.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 8, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5382, Fax: (585) 226-2830, E-mail: sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Ontario County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hazlitt Widmer Winery Acquisition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of the former Widmer Winery by Hazlitt 1852 Vineywards, LLC, on behalf of an entity to be formed, and the continued operation of the winery. The project is located at One Niagara Way in the Town of Naples and Village of Naples, New York.

Contact: Michael J. Manikowski, Ontario County Industrial Development Agency, 20 Ontario Street, Suite 1068, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Phone: (585) 396-4460.


Seneca County - The Town of Waterloo Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Waterloo - Establishment of Water Improvement Area and Construction of Water Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the formation of a Water Improvement Area pursuant to Town Law Article 12-C, and for the installation of water mains in the Water Improvement Area. The project includes the following improvements:

• Improvement A - Install a new 10 inch PVC water main along Brewer Road from Hecker Road to NYS Route 96.
• Improvement B - Install a new 8 inch PVC water main along Reed Road from NYS Route 5 and 20 to Hecker Road.
• Improvement C - Install a new 8 inch PVC water main along Hecker Road from Brewer Road to Stark Street.
• Improvement D - Install a new 10 inch PVC water main along NYS Route 96 from Brewer Road to Stark Street.
• Improvement E - Install a new 10 inch PVC water main along Mills Road from NYS Route 96 northward a distance of 5,800 linear feet.

The project is located in the Town of Waterloo, New York.

Contact: James H. Mooney, Town of Waterloo, 66 Virginia Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, Phone: (315) 539-9331.


Wayne County - The Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority (WCWSA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Modification of Regional Water Supply Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority to modify their 2001 Regional Water Supply Permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). This Regional Permit allows WCWSA to extend water service, without further Public Water Supply Permits, to areas located in any part of the Wayne County municipalities that have executed lease/management agreements with the WCWSA. At the current time, the Regional Permit includes the Towns of Macedon, Marion, Walworth, Palmyra, and Arcadia Water District No. 2. The WCWSA proposes to add the Towns of Lyons, Wolcott, Huron, and the balance of the Town of Arcadia to the list of municipalities covered under the Regional Water Supply Permit. The Towns of Lyons, Wolcott, Huron, and the Town of Arcadia have executed lease/management agreements with the WCWSA. The project is located in the Towns of Macedon, Marion, Walworth, Palmyra, Arcadia, Lyons, Wolcott and Huron, New York.

Contact: Martin Aman, WCWSA, 3377 Daansen Road, Walworth, NY 14568, Phone: (315) 986-1929, E-mail: maman@wcwsa.org.



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