ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 03/28/2012
US Dept of the Army
Washington, DC 20310
Waters of the US - NY State
Permit(s) Applied for:
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located:
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published the reissuance of the existing Section 404 Program Nationwide Permits, general conditions and definitions with modifications and two new Nationwide Permits, three new general conditions and three new definitions in the February 21, 2012 Federal Register. The publication of the final Nationwide Permits in the Federal Register serves as the Corps' application for Water Quality Certification (WQC) under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act for those Nationwide Permits that will result in a discharge in the waters of New York State. Under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has responsibility for issuing or denying WQC for these Nationwide Permits. The Department will decide for each permit whether to issue a blanket WQC, a WQC with conditions or deny WQC. The WQC decision must be submitted to the Corps by the Department within 60 days of the final Nationwide Permits publication in the Federal Register which is April 20, 2012. The final Nationwide Permits made be viewed on-line at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/RegulatoryProgramandPermits/NationwidePermits.aspx
The draft WQCs can be viewed on-line at http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html or a hard copy will be mailed by contacting the person listed below.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an unlisted action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration of Significance is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 12, 2012.
Kent P Sanders
Albany, NY 12233