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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/28/2012

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Availability of Draft 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit
Notice of Public Comment Period
Notice of Legislative Public Statement Hearing
Notice of Public Availability Session

CWM Chemical Services, L.L.C.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has reviewed the 6NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Permit renewal application submitted by CWM Chemical Services, L.L.C (CWM) for its facility located at 1550 Balmer Road in Model City, NY. The NYS DEC has made a tentative determination to issue a Part 373 Permit renewal to CWM. State regulations require that the public be given an opportunity to comment on the draft permit. The public comment period begins on November 28, 2012 and will extend through January 28, 2013.

Facility Description and Proposed Action:
CWM currently owns and operates a commercial facility for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and industrial non-hazardous wastes on an approximately 710 acre site in the Towns of Lewiston and Porter in Niagara County, New York. Wastes accepted at this facility are ultimately either disposed of in an on-site landfill or shipped to another appropriate facility for further processing and/or disposal. NYS DEC has prepared a Fact Sheet for the public's use which provides further details on the draft permit and associated opportunities for public involvement in the process.

Legislative Public Hearing and Public Availability Session:

The NYS DEC has scheduled a legislative public hearing to be conducted in two (2) sessions on January 14, 2013 at the Lewiston-Porter High School located at 4061 Creek Road in Youngstown, New York. The first session will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the second session will begin at 7:00 p.m. In addition, the NYSDEC will conduct an availability session on January 14, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the same location as the legislative public hearing. In the event that the High School is closed for the day or closes early due to inclement weather on January 14, 2013, the hearing and availability session will be held on January 16, 2013 at the same times.

SEQR Status:
Pursuant to Part 617 of the New York State regulations for Article 8 [State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Act], NYS DEC has determined that the proposed modifications associated with this permit renewal constitute an "Unlisted Action", and that they will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file for this action in NYS DEC's Region 9 Office and is available in electronic form.

Document Availability:
Hard copies of the NYS DEC Fact Sheet, new draft permit and CWM's application are available for inspection at the NYS DEC's Albany and Buffalo offices; the Youngstown Free Library; and Porter Town Hall.

Electronic copies of CWM's application and other CWM documents are available through CWM's website: http://modelcity.wm.com/. Electronic copies of the NYS DEC Fact Sheet, the NYS DEC Negative Declaration and the draft permit are available through NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/49051.html.

How to Provide your Comments:
Any interested person may submit comments in writing, or verbally at the legislative public hearing. All comments will be considered in making the final decision about issuance of the permit. Written comments about the draft Part 373 Hazardous Waste Permit must be sent to: David Denk, NYS DEC - Region 9, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915. All comments must be submitted no later than January 28, 2013.

Contact: David Denk, NYS DEC - Region 9, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915.

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The Village of Angelica, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Angelica Public Water Supply Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Angelica water supply has been determined by the Allegany County Department of Health to be a groundwater supply subject to surface water influence. Allegany County Department of Health also found the existing concrete water reservoir to have serious deficiencies resulting in a execution of a bilateral compliance agreement. To comply with applicable regulations and address deficiencies, the Village of Angelica will install a water filtration system in a new treatment building, renovate and enlarge spring collectors at the water supply sites, install an emergency generator, improve security with fencing, lighting and alarms systems, abandon the existing reservoir, unused treatment equipment and a well at the reservoir site, and construct a new at grade water storage tank at the reservoir site. The project is located in the Village of Angelica, New York.

Contact: Robin K. Robbins, Village of Angelica, 21 Peacock Hill Road, Angelica, NY 14709, Phone: (585) 466-7431, E-mail: village.angelica@gmail.com.

Niagara County - The Town of Somerset, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Somerset Comprehensive Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Comprehensive Plan Update that will update the existing Comprehensive Plan. The update includes information concerning changes in the Town since the previous Comprehensive Plan that help clarify the vision, and provide new recommendations and revisions to the Recommendations and Implementation sections. The Update also includes an updated Vision Map. This Vision map does not represent Zoning but provides the user a general vision of the Town's Land Use pattern and should be used in concert with the Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Somerset, new York.

Contact: Daniel Engert, Town of Somerset, 8700 Haight Road, PO Box 368, Barker, NY 14012, Phone: (716) 795-3575, E-mail: daniel.engert@gmail.com.

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