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ENB - Region 7 Notices 08/25/2010

Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Onondaga Renewables, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a renewable-energy project that will generate combined heat and electrical power from wood residue. Electrical output from the plant will be nominally 40 megawatts (MW). The project is located at 300 Bridge Street in the Town of Geddes, New York.

Contact: Derek W. Benson or Jim Morrison, Onondaga Renewables, LLC, 120 Walton Street, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 414-2000.



Onondaga County - The Town of VanBuren, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Earth Road, Inc. Asphalt Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of an interest in approximately 42 acres of land and the installation of a hot mix asphalt pavement manufacturing facility. The project is located at 6900 VanBuren Road in the Town of VanBuren, New York.

Contact: Mary Beth Primo, Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, 421 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 435-3770, E-mail: mprino@ongov.net.


Oswego County - The City of Oswego Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Temporary Disinfection - West Side Excess Flow Management Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a temporary Disinfection Project which is to provide temporary, seasonal disinfection to the City of Oswego West Side Permitted DSO Outfall No. 002. The City of Oswego has entered into a Consent Decree with the United States of America and the State of New York. Among other improvement to the City's publicly owned treatment works, the Consent Decree requires the City to disinfect any wastewaters (including sanitary sewage and/or stormwater) discharged from CSO Outfall No. 2 from June 1 through September 30 of each year (Seasonal Disinfection) from 2011 through 2021 (Temporary Disinfection).

For the temporary disinfection system at the Excess Flow Management Facility (EFMF), chlorination/dechlorination will be the type of disinfection installed. This is because it can be retrofitted to the existing EFMF and is the least costly to install, operate and maintain. The concept design is to utilize the existing influent channel, swirl concentrator and effluent pipe as chlorine contact vessels. Chemical storage and feed pumps will be located in the new pre-fabricated masonry buildings inside the EFMF. Another new masonry pre-assembled structure will be installed over an existing manhole in the overflow pipe just upgradient of the discharge to the Oswego River. This building will house the chlorine residual meter which is required to monitor chlorine residual. The project is located at West First Street and West Schuyler Street in the City of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Anthony A. Leotta, City of Oswego, City Hall, 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8154.


Oswego County - The City of Oswego Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Flow Monitoring / SCADA / CMOM Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an unpermitted bypass at the West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and an unpermitted discharge from a manhole along the Oswego River Interceptor (ORI) that activates during moderate to heavy rainfall events throughout the year. The WWTP bypass discharges into the Gardenier Creek, which flows into the Oswego harbor and the ORI manhole discharges flow overland into the Oswego River. The City of Oswego has entered into a Consent Decree with the United States of America and the State of New York. Among other improvements to the City's publically owned treatment works, the Consent Decree requires the City to install equipment to monitor the quantity of bypass that discharges to the harbor and river and also establish a program for capacity, management operation and maintenance (CMOM).

In order to more efficiently collect bypass data at the WWTP and ORI manhole the bypass data will be measured with equipment and software that is compatible with the WWTP's SCADA system. A major component of the SCADA system at Oswego's West Side WWTP is in disrepair and needs software and hardware upgrades in order to function reliably and accept these new flow signals. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is requiring the City to develop a CMOM program to aid in mitigating the bypass at the WWTP. A CMOM readiness audit will be completed for the City which will benchmark the City's current practices with the federal guidelines for CMOM. From the gap analysis, a plan will be developed for the City to come into conformity with the federal CMOM guidelines. The project is located at Hillside Avenue, West Schuyler Street, Water Street and West Cayuga Street in the City of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Anthony A. Leotta, City of Oswego, City Hall, 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8154.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Onondaga County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Green Lakes State Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Village Hall, 425 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 8, 2010 and may be e-mailed to: GreenLakes.Plan@oprhp.state.ny.us. Copies of the Draft Plan/Draft EIS are available for review at the Green Lakes State Park Office; the offices of the agency contacts listed below; the Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard Street Fayetteville, NY 13066 and the Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius, NY‎. The online version of the Master Plan/Draft EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx.

The action involves the proposed adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Green Lakes State Park. The draft plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreational use including improvements to the trail system, parking, circulation, and infrastructure, expansion of the park office, relocation of the park police office, improvements to camping and picnic areas and expanded environmental and cultural interpretive opportunities. Natural resource protection recommendations include implementation of grassland management plan and development of an invasive species plan for the park. The plan also recommends designation of portions of the park as a Park Preservation Area and New York State Bird Conservation Area. The master plan includes protection of significant natural communities such as the old growth forest and meromictic lakes. The Draft Plan/Draft EIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: traffic and access, recreation, water resources, biological resources/ecology, cultural/archeological resources, scenic resources, public health and safety, and growth and character of the community and neighborhood. The project is located at the Green Lakes State Park in the Town of Manlius, New York.

Contact: Robert W. Hiltbrand, NYS OPRHP - Central Region, 6105 Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078, Jamesville, NY 13078 Phone: (315) 492-1756 and Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP - Resource Management, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: GreenLakes.Plan@oprhp.state.ny.us.




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