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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 04/26/2017

Chautauqua County

Applicant:

AgriAmerica LLC
2465 Rte 20
Silver Creek, NY 14136

Facility:

Stebbins Rd Mine
S Side Stebbins Rd - 100 Ft W of Rte 20
Silver Creek, NY 14136

Application ID:

9-0664-00073/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Sheridan, Chautauqua County

Project Description:

AgriAmerica LLC proposes to mine sand and gravel material on 19.3 acres of land out of 109 acres owned at this location. Mining will remove a knoll from the agricultural field, with an estimated life of mine of 10 years. There will be material processing with a small portable dry-screen, but there will no mining into the groundwater table or water supply wells developed for wet material processing. The mine area will be reclaimed to agricultural land. The entrance to the parcel is approximately 100 feet west of the intersection of State Route 20 and Stebbins Road, on the south side of Route 20.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department 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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 26, 2017.

Contact:

Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 E Union St - Ste 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-0645
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


Erie County

Applicant:

Erie County
95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202 -3904

Facility:

Goodrich Rd, Black Creek to Tonawanda Creek Rd
Goodrich Rd, From Black Creek N to Tonawanda Creek Rd
Clarence, NY 14032

Application ID:

9-1432-00428/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Clarence, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for full-depth reconstruction of Goodrich Road from Black Creek to Tonawanda Creek Road. Reconstruction of Goodrich Road includes increasing the pavement width from twenty one to twenty two feet to twenty eight feet throughout the corridor, movement of ditches to the edge of the highway boundary, movement of utility poles and a culvert replacement. A total of 0.14 acre of NYS Freshwater Wetland CC-38 and 0.7 acre of its regulated adjacent area will be impacted and will be mitigated at a ratio of 1 to 1 in nearby Freshwater Wetland WO-28 at Beeman Creek Park. Also, 1.47 acres of federal wetlands will be impacted. As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of an activity for which a permit is sought.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department 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 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

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 11, 2017.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
721 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203

Facility:

Ellicott Creek Park
Niagara Falls Blvd
Tonawanda, NY

Application ID:

9-1464-00213/00017

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Tonawanda, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has received and made a tentative determination to approve an application for a living shoreline project along 442 linear feet of Ellicott Creek at Ellicott Creek County Park. The streambank will be graded to a gentler slope with variable topography to improve habitat and floodplain function. Approximately 37 cubic yards of fill, including logs, boulders, and planting and spawning substrate, will be placed in the creek. The project also includes native plantings and the removal of invasive species. As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comment prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department 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 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

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA) and the project area of potential impact is substantially the same.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 11, 2017.

Contact:

Michelle R Woznick
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


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