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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 05/03/2017

Erie County

Applicant:

NYS Office of Parks Rec & Historic Preservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12238

Facility:

Buckhorn Island State Park
N end of Grand Island
Grand Island, NY 14072

Application ID:

9-1446-00335/00021

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Grand Island, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for an invasive species management project at Buckhorn Island State Park within a 52-acre habitat restoration area that includes a portion of NYS Freshwater Wetland TE-19. The applicant will conduct targeted chemical and mechanical invasive species treatment based on baseline invasive species surveys and mapping. Treatment will focus on common buckthorn, glossy buckthorn, autumn olive, Morrow's honeysuckle, tartarian honeysuckle, and multiflora rose. Chemical treatment methods, which will utilize Rodeo, Garlon 3A or equivalent herbicides, will include cut-stump treatment and foliar spot application. No treatment will occur over standing water. 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 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 Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. 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 18, 2017.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

U S Dept of the Army
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310

Facility:

Athol Springs Shoreline
St Rte 5 @ Athol Springs
Hamburg, NY 14075

Application ID:

9-1448-00326/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Hamburg, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a permit modification to the applicant's existing permit for the construction of a revetment to provide stability to an existing 860 foot retaining wall along the shoreline of Lake Erie bordering NY State Route 5 in the Town of Hamburg. The project will significantly reduce current wave run-up that, during storm conditions, adversely affects traffic on Route 5. The revetment will extend for a distance of 1,360 feet, have a crest width of 6.0 feet, with the toe keyed into the shale bedrock and a concrete splash apron along the top of the revetment, between its crest and the State right of way. A two foot high, 13 inch wide curb along the landward side of the 10.0 foot wide apron will further prevent wave overwash onto the roadway.

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 the 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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 18, 2017.

Contact:

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


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