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ENB - Region 8 Notices 8/17/2016

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) Amendment application from Yort, Inc. and Philips Electronics North America Corporation to transfer ownership, add an applicant and expand the boundaries of the Philips Lighting Company site, ID #C851044. This site is located in the Town of Bath, within the County of Steuben, and is located at 7265 State Route 54. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than September 16, 2016. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Dormann Library, 101 West Morris Street, Bath. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Greg MacLean, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 6274 Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9516, Phone: (585) 226-5356, E-mail: greg.maclean@dec.ny.gov

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Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Pembroke, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pembroke Travel Centers of America Sewer Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately 4,800 linear feet of sanitary sewer force main and gravity piping from existing Travel Centers of America gas station and service area along NYS Route 77 near I-90 Interchange, south to intersection with NYS Route 5. Travel Center has existing on-site sewer disposal system that is in poor condition. Piping will convey sewer south along Route 77 to existing Town of Pembroke facilities at intersection with Route 5 for delivery to Village of Corfu wastewater treatment plant further south. Sewer piping and pump station will be installed within right of way along Route 7. The project is located along Route 77 from the I-90 overpass to Route 5 in the Town of Pembroke, New York.

Contact: Clark Patterson Lee, c/o Seth Krull, 26 Mississippi Street, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 880-1256.


Genesee County - The Town of Elba, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Elba Water District No. 2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Town of Elba Water District No. 2, previously known as the Town of Elba Water System Master Plan, includes the installation of approximately 246,000 linear feet of 8 inch and 12 inch water mains, valves, hydrants, along various roads in the Town of Elba, connection to the Genesee County Water Supply, and the construction of a new 350,000 gallon water storage tank and associated booster pump station. The project is located throughout the Town of Elba, New.

Contact: Donna Hynes, Town of Elba, 7 Maple Ave, P.O. Box 295, Elba, NY 14058, Phone: (585) 757-2762.


Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Hill Herbicide Application, Stands A-1, A-2, A-4, B-1 and B-3 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of glyphosate and water solution to cut stumps within the 61 acre treatment area. The purpose is to control sprouting and suckers from regenerating from cut stumps of American Beech and other undesirable vegetation following cutting with a chainsaw. If uncontrolled, this new growth will interfere with the development of desirable forest regeneration. Herbicide application is the most effective way to eliminate plant species that interfere with the development of desirable forest regeneration. The project is located in the West Hill State Forest in the Town of Hornby, New York.

Contact: Joel Fiske, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 622-8262.


Ontario and Yates Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Habitat Management Plan for High Tor Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for High Tor WMA to guide habitat management on this area to benefit wildlife and facilitate wildlife-dependent recreation for a ten year time period. The planning process included a comprehensive inventory of habitats on the WMA, establishing management objectives and target species for each habitat type, and the development of strategies and actions that can be implemented over the next decade to achieve habitat management goals. The plan includes extensive background information, management history, and a series of maps depicting WMA location, sensitive ecological resources, and planned management actions. The project is located in the Towns of Italy and Middlesex in Yates County, and the Town of Naples in Ontario County, New York.

Contact: Michael Palermo, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Wildlife, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5383.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Comment Period

Monroe County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed High Acres Landfill and Recycling Center, Parkway Expansion Phase III, Title V Air Permit Modification. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until September 16, 2016 or 30 days after the newspaper notice, whichever is later. The Draft SEIS is available for review at the Town of Macedon Library, 32 Main Street, Macedon, NY 14502; the NYS DEC - Region 8 Office in Avon; the High Acres Landfill and Recycling Center, 425 Perinton Parkway, Fairport, NY; and on line at: http://www.bartonandloguidice.com/HighAcresSEIS.htm

The Draft SEIS for the High Acres Landfill and Recycling Center, Phase III Expansion is now available for review and comment. The Draft SEIS supplements the Draft Environmental Impact Statement accepted October 2006 and the Final Environmental Impact Statement filed March 7, 2007 for a 144.5 acre landfill expansion in the town of Macedon and addresses air impact which were not addressed in the previous SEQR record. The Draft SEIS includes a detailed evaluation of potential impacts to air quality, compares the different options for controlling air emissions, as well as air related mitigation measures and other issues required by the final scoping document.

NYS DEC coordinated the SEQR process on November 2, 2015 to request Lead Agency. No objection to NYS DEC's intent to serve as the SEQR lead agency was received, and on March 3, 2016 a Positive Declaration was issued by NYS DEC as the SEQR Lead Agency. NYS DEC public noticed a draft scope on March 3, 2016 and did not receive any comments.

The complete notice for this project can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20160817_reg8.html.

NYS DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to NYS DEC representative listed below. A copy of NYS DEC's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

The project is located at 425 Perinton Parkway in Fairport, New York.

Contact: Kimberly Merchant, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5392, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


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