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ENB - Region 8 Notices 8/24/2016

Notice of Complete Application

Applicant:

Schuyler County Soil & Water Conservation District
PO Box 326
Montour Falls NY 14865

Facility:

Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) - ART 15 / 24 General Permit
Countywide
Schuyler County NY

Application ID:

GP-8-16-001

Permits(s) Applied for:

1- Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
2- Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
3- Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
4- Section 401 Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is located:

Schuyler County

Project Description:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is considering issuance of a General Permit (GP) to the Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to cover various stream maintenance, stabilization and crossing projects conducted by the Schuyler County SWCD and their cooperators.

The following is a list of activities being requested for authorization under this GP:

  1. One stream crossing of less than 25 feet wide in any 1,000 lineal feet of stream length for machinery or placement of fill/grading for stabilized ford for agricultural usage.
  2. Removal of channel material of less than 750 cubic yards, and bank & shoal shaping involving less than 2,000 lineal feet of stream channel.
  3. Removal of trees and/or debris other than bed material that is blocking or impeding drainage or navigation, and/or jeopardizing the banks of a stream or structure.
  4. The placement of heavy rock rip rap for up to 500 feet in any 2,000 lineal feet of stream, for the purposes of bank stabilization.
  5. The placement of stone filled gabion baskets for up to 350 feet in any 2,000 lineal feet of stream, for the purposes of bank stabilization.
  6. The placement of up to four bed sills in any 2,000 lineal feet of stream, for the purposes of bank stabilization.
  7. The implementation of stream bank bioengineering practices involving less than 2,000 lineal feet of stream.
  8. The installation of up to 12 in-stream stabilization structures, including but not limited to rock vanes or cross vanes, within any 2,000 lineal feet of stream for the purposes of stream feature and habitat restoration.
  9. The maintenance, repair, in-kind & in-place replacement, or minor modification of existing structures and improved areas, including but not limited to rip rap, retaining walls, gabion structures, culverts, headwall, and plunge pools, within streambanks, stream channels and regulated NYS DEC Freshwater Wetlands and their Adjacent Areas.
  10. The installation of dry hydrants within protected waterways and regulated NYS DEC Freshwater Wetlands and their Adjacent Areas.
Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and NYS DEC draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

Availability for Public Comment:

Comments on this application must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 09/08/2016 or 15 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later.

Contact: Peggy Norry, NYS DEC Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226 5399, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.



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