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ENB - Region 8 Notices 4/24/2013

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Monroe County - Monroe County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mill Seat Landfill Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until May 28, 2013. A public scoping session will be held on May 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Riga Town Hall, 6460 East Buffalo Road, Churchville, NY 14428. Project representatives and information displays will be available beginning at 4:00 p.m. to provide details of the project to interested parties. Copies of the Draft Scoping Document are available at: Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614; Monroe County Mill Seat Landfill, 303 Brew Road, Bergen, NY 14416; Town of Riga, 6460 East Buffalo Road, Churchville, NY 14428; Newman Riga Library, 1 Village Park, Churchville, NY 14428; and Byron-Bergen Public Library, 13 South Lake Avenue, Bergen, NY 14416 and on line at: www.monroecounty.gov/des-millseat.php.

The action involves an expansion to the existing Mill Seat Landfill. Monroe County is the owner and permittee of the Mill Seat Landfill. The Mill Seat Landfill is operated by Waste Management of New York, LLC (WMNY), under a lease agreement with Monroe County.

The current permitted Mill Seat Landfill and associated operations occupy four hundred and thirty five (435) acres owned by Monroe County which includes a double composite liner (Landfill Footprint) on which solid waste is disposed and ancillary facilities (roads, buildings, soil borrow areas, stormwater ponds, etc.) are located. The current permitted Landfill Footprint occupies approximately ninety-eight point six (98.6) acres and is estimated to reach capacity in 2018.

A total of nine hundred seventy seven (977) acres of contiguous parcels are owned by Monroe County and WMNY. The additional Landfill Footprint may be up to one hundred eighteen (118) acres. Additional acres will be required for soil and geosynthetic stockpile areas, construction staging areas, stormwater collection, storage infrastructure and buffer.

The project is located at 303 Brew Road in Bergen, Town of Riga, New York.

Contact: Russell P. Rutkowski, Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, 50 West Main Street, Suite 7100, Rochester, New York 14614-1228, Phone: (585) 753-7515, E-mail: rrutkowski@monroecounty.gov.


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