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ENB - Region 8 Notices 1/12/2011

Public Notice

Notice of Availablity of Public Scoping Document for the Finger Lakes LPG Underground Storage Facility

Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC proposes to construct and operate a new underground liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility for the storage and distribution of propane and butane on a portion of a 576 acre site located on NYS Routes 14 and 14A west of Seneca Lake in the Town of Reading, New York. The storage facility will utilize existing caverns in the Syracuse salt formation created by US Salt and its predecessors' salt production operations. As proposed, a maximum of 2.10 million barrels (88.20 million gallons) of LPG will be stored in these caverns seasonally, displacing some of the brine currently filling them, and will be withdrawn by displacement of propane by brine when demand occurs during the heating season and displacement of butane by brine during the gasoline blending season. During storage operations, the brine displaced by LPG will be stored and contained in a 14 acre lined surface impoundment with a capacity of 2.19 million barrels (91.98 million gallons) on the hillside immediately east of the junction of Routes 14 and 14A. The facility will connect to the existing Teppco LPG interstate pipeline, and will ship LPG by truck via NYS Routes 14/14A and rail to the existing Norfolk and Southern Railroad. As proposed, the project involves construction of a new rail and truck LPG transfer facility, consisting of a 6 rail siding capable of allowing loading/unloading of 24 rail cars within 12 hours, and a truck loading station capable of loading 4 trucks per hour. The rail/truck loading facility is capable of being operated on a 24 hour basis 365 days a year. Construction will also include surface works consisting of truck and rail loading terminals, LPG storage tanks, offices and other distribution facilities, and stormwater control structures. A draft scope is available for review and written comment by involved and interested agencies and the public. Copies of the draft scope can be obtained from the contact person listed below and on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html. The end of the comment period on the draft scope is January 31, 2011.

David L. Bimber, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 225-3401, E-mail: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Marcia Barry, City of Rochester Director of Planning and Zoning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Plymouth Terrace Townhouse Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of a 1.51 acre parcel into 27 parcels and construct 24 attached single family townhomes. One parcel at the southern end of the site would be reserved for future commercial/mixed use development. One parcel near the center of the site would be dedicated as public right-of-way to provide a pedestrian connection between Scott Alley and Plymouth Avenue, aligned with Church Street. One very small triangular parcel at the southeast corner of the site will be dedicated as public right-of-way to maintain adequate public sidewalk space at the corner Main Street and Plymouth Avenue. The proposal includes the sale of City of Rochester owned land. The project is located at 116 West Main Street in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Jason Haremza, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7761, E-mail: Jason.haremza@cityofrochester.gov.

Monroe County - The County of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ontario Beach Park Boat Launch Sale to the City of Rochester will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the sale of the Ontario Beach Boat Launch by Monroe County to the City of Rochester. The boat launch consists of 3.65 acres, 104 vehicle/trailer parking spaces and four (4) launch ramps in the Genesee River. The sale is a transfer of parkland, as the City of Rochester will continue operation of the boat launch. The sale will be by negotiated contract, at fair market value. This sale will be approved by the Monroe County Legislature and the Rochester City Council. The project is located on River Street in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: David Rinaldo, Monroe County, 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, Phone: (585) 753-7278.

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