ENB - Region 8 Notices 2/23/2011
Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Leo Dickson and Sons, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of non-recognizable food waste to the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility Permit issued to Leo Dickson and Sons, Inc. which authorized management of stabilized municipal sewage sludge, instead of conducting the land application of this material under NYS DEC issued Registration. The proposed permit would authorize the applicant to utilize all authorized fields for both sludge and non-recognizable food waste; which is different from the current permit which requires separation of the materials onto different fields. By putting all waste materials under the 360 permit, the management of non-recognizable food waste will be managed more stringently in accordance with 360 standards, except were explicitly exempted. The project includes three variances from the 360 regulations. The project is located in the Towns of Cameron, Bath and Thurston, New York.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585)226-2466, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Keuka Highlands Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Keuka Highlands Unit Management Plan sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the management of approximately 3,688 acres on two parcels of state land in Steuben County. It includes Urbana State Forest and Pigtail Hollow State Forests. The plan details management activities for a 10 year period, from 2010-2020. A review and update will take place at the end of the tenth year. Public participation has been sought via mailings and a public meeting. Full consideration for public input has been sought prior to completion of the final plan. The Keuka Highlands Unit Management Plan was approved and signed by the Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on February 14, 2011. The project is located in the Towns of Pulteney, Wheeler and Urban, New York.
Contact: Gretchen Cicora, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2165 extension 29.
Steuben County - The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Howard Wind Turbine Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of two (2) wind energy generating facilities, each with a generating capacity of 2.05 megawatts on 39.2 acres of active agricultural land. The project is located in the Town of Howard, New York.
Contact: James Sherron, SCIDA, 7324 Route 54 North, P.O. Box 393, Bath, NY 14810-0393, Phone: (607) 776-3316.
Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS
Ontario County - The Ontario County Board of Supervisors, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Ontario County Emergency Radio Communications System. Copies of the Final GEIS prepared for this project may be viewed in the Office of the Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors during regular business hours which are 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on the internet at: www.co.ontario.ny.us/planning/acrobat/eis/radio_fgeis.pdf. The Office of the Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is located on the mezzanine level of the Ontario County Municipal Building at 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 and may be contacted by telephone at (585) 396-4447.
The action involves the construction or modification of communications towers, equipment shelters, electric and other utility service, driveways, fencing and other site improvements, installation of 700 and 800 MHz, UHF, and VHF band radio base stations, antennas, and microwave dishes at 14 to 16 sites throughout Ontario County service area. As part of the project Ontario County will be replacing its existing mobile radios in sheriff, county highway department, and emergency management vehicles and the portable radios assigned to personnel in these same departments. New Radio communication consoles will also be purchased and installed at the new 9-1-1 Center at 74 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, and at the backup 9-1-1 Center at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility at 2914 County Road 48 in the Town of Hopewell. At least one communication tower site is proposed for the Town of Italy in Yates County and another in the Town of Springwater in Livingston County. The Final GEIS combines the review elements common to every site and establishes uniform guidelines for site selection and thresholds for site development which result in impacts that are outweighed by the public safety need to provide clear communications between emergency services and the County 9-1-1 Center. The Final GEIS also contains the rationale for immunity from local zoning laws where the public safety needs of the project cannot be met by strict adherence to local zoning requirements. Potential sites are located in the City of Canandaigua in Ontario County, the Ontario County Towns of Bristol, Canadice, Canandaigua, East Bloomfield, Geneva, Hopewell, Naples, Seneca, South Bristol, Victor, the Yates County Town of Italy, and the Livingston County Town of Springwater, New York.
Contact: Thomas Harvey, Ontario County Board of Supervisors, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Phone: (585) 396-4455, E-mail: Thomas.Harvey@co.ontario.ny.us.