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ENB - Region 9 Notices 08/11/2010

Public Notice

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDLs

Extension of Public Comment Period

On July 28, an Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) public notice announced the availability of a Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address each of four specific waterbodies:

Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua County
Buck Pond, Monroe County
Cranberry Pond, Monroe County
Long Pond, Monroe County

These are waterbodies that are impaired by phosphorus.

Because of a delay in preparing the public review documents, public comment on these documents will now be accepted, through September 3, 2010.

Information: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html#Small, or by contacting Dan Hayes at NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at: (518) 402-8207, or via email at dahayes@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments should be sent, written or via email, to the same addresses. Comments received by close of business September 3, 2010 will be considered prior to submitting the final TMDLs to the EPA for approval.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Blades Holding Company, Inc. (Formerly known as A. L. Blades & Sons, Inc.) for a site known as the Former Allegany Bitumens Belmont Asphalt Plant, site ID #C902019. This site is located in the Town of Amity, within the County of Allegany, and is located at 5392 State Route 19N. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than September 20, 2010. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or by contacting: William Murray, NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999.

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - Chautauqua County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport Runway Taxiway Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 1,000 foot x 100 foot asphalt runway extension to Runway 24 including lighting and drainage; construction of a 1,000 foot by 35 foot asphalt parallel taxiway to Runway 24, including installation of culvert over Beaver Creek; relocation of precision approach path indicator (PAPI) on Runway 24; installation of airfield signage; removal of approximately 1,100 linear feet of fence; installation of approximately 2,700 linear feet of fence; land acquisition in fee simple of approximately 3 ± acres for the runway/taxiway extension to Runway 24 and the Runway 24 object free area; land acquisition in fee simple of 2.6 ± acres for the relocation of Newell Road; land acquisition in easement for 24.6 ± acres for the runway protection zone for Runway 24; obstruction removal on and off airport property of 21 ± acres; relocation to the east and construction of Newell Road, 1,950 feet by 24 feet, including construction of three pipe culverts where the new road crosses over the wetland tributaries. The project is located at the Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport, 3389 Middle Road in Sheridan, New York.

Contact: Dave Sanctuary, Chautauqua County, 454 North Work Street, Falconer, NY 14733, Phone: (716) 664-9715.

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