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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 08/09/2017

Erie County


Co-Vista Holsteins LLC
320 Genesee Rd
Arcade, NY 14009


Nichols Brook Channel Clearing Project
Olean Rd (St Rte 16)
Chaffee, NY

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Sardinia, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for the clearing of fallen trees, sediment and gravel deposits and removal of flood debris from approximately 1,279 feet of Nichols Brook, a protected stream. The stream channel will also be reconstructed and realigned for approximately 848 feet to improve flow and reduce local erosion and flooding. As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking comments on the proposed regulated activity 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 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.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 24, 2017.


Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203

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