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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/16/2015

Notice of Complete Application

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to issue General Permit GP-9-13-003, Stream Disturbance, Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters and Water Quality Certification, to the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District for the following activities in streams located in Erie County:

1) Maintenance and preventive maintenance activities at the bed and/or banks of streams;
2) Installation of fords, tree revetments and riprap;
3) Channel clearing of gravel, sediment, trees and debris obstructions;
4) Installation of single-lane roadway culverts, dry hydrants, stream bank plantings;
5) Outfall ditches and outfall drainage tiles; and
6) Channel braid blocking, stream channel realignments and wildlife habitat improvements.

Permits Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance and Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters

Project Location: Throughout Erie County, New York.

State Environmental Quality Review: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated.

Opportunity for Public Comment: The draft permit is available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. Comments on this project must be submitted in writing no later than January 1, 2016 or 15 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later, to: Mark Passuite, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.

Contact: Mark Passuite, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Modification to the Hard Rock Gravel Products Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves mining 25 feet further below the previously planned mine floor elevation within the currently approved life-of-mine limits (LOML). Tributary No. 2 of Sucker Pond will now remain as it naturally flows to Sucker Pond, and this undisturbed area of approximately 6.1 acres in size will separate the original mine area into the "west mine" and "east mine" areas, and will require construction of a new haul road to provide ingress and egress from the east mine area to Martin Road. Mining into the water table in the west mine area will create an approximately 14.8 acre pond. The remainder of the site will be reclaimed to 22 acres of prime agricultural land with 2:1 vegetated slopes and benches around the perimeter of the mined area. The haul roads to the west and east mine areas will remain after reclamation to provide access to these areas. The project is located on the southeast corner of Martin and McKinstry Roads in the Town of Machias, New York.

Contact: Charles D. Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub Office, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, Phone: (716)372-0645, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.


Erie County - The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buffalo Outer Harbor Access and Activation Civic Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the transfer of property at 901 Fuhrmann Boulevard in the City of Buffalo Outer Harbor area, including two former port terminal buildings, from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to the ECHDC to add to their previously-acquired lands on Lake Erie, and development of a series of capital improvements to allow for further public access, activation and event programming on these waterfront lands. The project is located at 69, 175, 225, 235, 275, 461, 525, 575, and 901 Fuhrmann Boulevard in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Steven Ranalli, Empire State Development, 95 Perry Street, 5th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 846-8200, E-mail: steven.ranalli@esd.ny.gov.


Erie County - The Town of Tonawanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Triad Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing recycling facility located at 3755 River Road, to include 3725 and 3735 River Road, which are collectively legally known as 3703 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda, New York.

Contact: John W. Dorn, Town of Tonawanda, 2919 Delaware Avenue, Room 2, Kenmore, NY 14217, Phone: (716) 875-9947, E-mail: jdorn@tonawanda.ny.us.


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