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ENB - Region 9 Notices 2/1/2017

Notice of Extended Public Comment Period

CWM Chemical Services, L.L.C.

In response to a number of written requests, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is hereby announcing the extension of the public review and written comment period for the SPDES permit No. NY0072061 modification application submitted by CWM Chemical Services, L.L.C (CWM) for its facility located at 1550 Balmer Road in Model City, NY. This comment period is being extended to allow the public more time to review this modification application and the Draft Permit prepared by the NYS DEC. The written comment period which was originally to expire on January 30, 2017, is being extended an additional 60 days, and will now extend through March 31, 2017.

The action involves a modification to the existing permit to authorize discharges related to construction and operation of a proposed hazardous waste landfill, referred to as Residuals Management Unit - Two (RMU-2). Permit applications and supporting documents may be reviewed at the following locations:

- Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport Street, Youngstown;
- Ransomville Free Library, 3733 Ransomville Road;
- Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road, Youngstown;
- Lewiston Public Library, 305 South 8th Street, Lewiston; and
- Model City website at: http://modelcity.wm.com/index.jsp

The previous Public Notice may be viewed at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20161228_reg9.html#929340002200049

Contact: Mark Passuite, NYSDEC Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


Public Notice

Draft Livingston Unit Management Plan (UMP)

The Draft Livingston Unit Management sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for 9,800 acres of state forests and wildlife management areas (WMAs). It offers general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat.

General management activities planned for the unit include:

  • Create a balance of vegetative types and stages by the sale of timber resources, clearing, creation and maintenance of grassy and wetland habitats;
  • Enhance and monitor wildlife species diversity and protect rare and endangered species of plants and animals;
  • Implement the Young Forest Initiative on WMAs by converting approximately 10% of the forested acres on WMAs back to young forests;
  • Comply with Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines for any future increase in recreational facilities;
  • Work in partnership with interested organizations such as the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, local towns/villages, schools, youth programs, New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), the Ruffed Grouse Society etc., on projects that enhance the state land;
  • Specify Best Management Practices for water quality will be used on timber sales, and any other construction activities;
  • Maintain existing roads and parking lots, place new identification signs, and add five new gates that will be open most of the time;
  • Monitor invasive exotic plants and animals. Specific actions will be based on species and location, but may include prescribed burns, biological controls, pesticide; and mechanical removals;
  • Evaluate and provide sanitary facilities at designated camp sites; and
  • Maintain viewing platforms and boardwalks.

A public presentation and meeting on the Livingston UMP will be held on February 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dansville High School Cafeteria, 282 Main Street, Dansville, NY. Comments will be accepted by the contact listed below until March 20, 2017.

The Livingston Draft UMP is available for review at the following locations:

Dansville Public Library
200 Main Street
Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: (585) 335-6720

Mount Morris Library
121 Main Street
Mount Morris, NY 14510
Phone: (585) 658-4412

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 8 Headquarters
6274 Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414,
Phone: (585) 226-5324
Contact: Linda Vera

Online at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22561.html

The project is located in the Towns of Conesus, Mount Morris, Nunda, Ossian and West Sparta in Livingston County, New York and the Town of Grove in Allegany County, New York.

Contact: Gretchen Cicora, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone (607) 776-2165, E-mail: r8.ump@dec.ny.gov.


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