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ENB - Region 8 Notices 9/25/2013

Public Notice

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDL

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address the following waterbodies:

Black Creek, Upper, Genesee County
Bigelow Creek, Genesee County

Upper Black Creek and Bigelow Creek are impaired for phosphorus. Public comment on this document will be accepted for 30 days, through close of business October 25, 2013.

Background: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA's) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The phosphorus TMDL for Upper Black Creek will require permit limits on publicly owned treatment works and will rely upon voluntary load reduction efforts from developed areas, on-site wastewater treatment (septic) systems and from the agricultural community. Reductions from these sources are necessary to address the existing water quality impairment caused by excessive phosphorus loads.

The phosphorus TMDL for Bigelow Creek will rely upon voluntary reduction efforts from developed areas, on-site wastewater treatment (septic) systems and from the agricultural community. Reductions from these sources are necessary to address the existing water quality impairment caused by excessive phosphorus loads.

Information: Copies of the proposed Draft TMDL can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html or by contacting: Steve Gladding at NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany NY 12233-3508, or by phone at (518) 402-8207, or via email at: smgladdi@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments on the Draft TMDL document should be sent, written or email, to the same address. Comments received by close of business October 25, 2013 will be considered prior to submitting the final TMDL to the EPA for approval.

Contact: Steve Gladding, NYS DEC - Division of Water, Bureau of Water Resource Management, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany NY 12233-3508, Phone: (518) 402-8207, E-mail: smgladdi@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buffalo East Technology Park South (BETP South) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation (GGLDC) to develop an industrial park with up to 500,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space (Industrial Park) on a 65 acre parcel. The Site will be an Industrial Park designed to blend commercial and light industrial uses and take advantage of the development potential of the New York State Thruway interchange (Exit 48A). The Industrial Park uses will likely include, but are not limited to the following: cheese manufacturing, light industrial, advanced manufacturing, warehousing/distribution, trucking terminal, office building, professional office, data center, research and development/demonstration uses. The project will include all aspects of designing, planning and permitting to develop BETP South for these types of commercial, industrial and manufacturing related uses. The conceptual plans for the industrial park propose a five building layout with buildings ranging in size from 31,000 to 179,000 square feet. The exact size, number and layout of the buildings will be determined based on tenant/purchaser needs. The Project also includes internal access roadways, parking for approximately 670 vehicles, infrastructure and utility designs and stormwater management facilities on the Site. The project is located at the intersection of NYS Routes 5 and 77 in the Town of Pembroke, New York.

Contact: Steven G. Hyde, Genesee County Economic Development Corporation, 99 MedTech Drive, Suite 106, Batavia, NY 14020, Phone: (585) 343-4866, E-mail: shyde@gcedc.com.


Monroe County - The Mayor of the City of Rochester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Photech Infrastructure Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of an approximately 600 foot long cul du sac roadway (28 foot wide) along with related infrastructure. This project is to facilitate the private development of light industrial or office buildings. The project is located at 1000 Driving Park Avenue in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Matthew J. McCarthy, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-6920.


Orleans County - The Town of Shelby, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Shelby Water District No. 11 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of public water service within the Town of Shelby Water District No. 11. Approximately 25,900 lineal feet of watermain will be installed. In addition to the watermain, the project includes hydrants, valves, road crossings, excavation and bedding materials, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, and surface restoration. The project will serve 49 residential homes. Residents in this area are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water. The project will also improve fire protection. The project is located along portions of Creek Road, Harrison Road, Edwards Road, and Bigford Road in the Town of Shelby, New York.

Contact: Merle Draper, Town of Shelby, 4062 Salt Works Road, Medina, NY 14103, Phone: (585) 798-3120, E-mail: draper.merle@gmail.com.


Orleans County - The Town of Shelby, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Shelby Water Improvement Benefit Area No. 10 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of public water service within the Town of Shelby Water Improvement Benefit Area No. 10. Approximately 24,000 lineal feet of watermain will be installed. In addition to the watermain, the project includes hydrants, valves, road crossings, excavation and bedding materials, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, and surface restoration. The project will serve 35 residential homes. Residents in this area are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water. The project will also improve fire protection. The project is located along portions of Posson, Millville-East Shelby (County Road 28), Maple Ridge (State Highway 31A), and Shelby Basin Roads in the Town of Shelby, New York.

Contact: Merle Draper, Town of Shelby, 4062 Salt Works Road, Medina, NY 14103, Phone: (585) 798-3120, E-mail: draper.merle@gmail.com.


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