Notice of Completion of Draft EIS and Notice of SEQR Hearing

Cattauraugus County - The Cattauraugus County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on an improved airport as examined in the Airport Master Plan Update. The alternatives evaluated include: the development of a new airport on a hilltop site situated in the Towns of Little Valley and Salamanca, just north of the City of Salamanca; extending the runway at the existing Cattaraugus County Olean Airport located in the Town of Ischua; and the no-action alternative. The new Cattaraugus County Airport proposed location is approximately 2.5 miles northwest of the junction of US Route 219 and NYS Route 17 in the Towns of Little Valley and Salamanca, in Cattaraugus County. The existing Cattaraugus County - Olean Airport is located adjacent to NY State 16 on County Road 81, in the Town of Ischua, 12 miles north of the City of Olean, Cattaraugus County. Impacts considered include wetlands, biotic communities, induced socioeconomic impacts, light emissions, solid waste, construction, land acquisition, DOT 4(f) lands, and "social/foresting".

Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until February 4, 2000. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 18, 2000 at 7 p.m. at the Cattaraugus County Building, 303 Court Street, Legislature Chambers, Little Valley, NY.

Contact: Wayne Wegman, P.E., Passero Associates, P.C.; 100 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604
Telephone: (716) 325-1000

Notice of PSD Non-Applicability

Chautauqua County - The DEC has determined that the application by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities to modify operations at its Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station will not be subject to 6NYCRR 231-2 (New Source Review in Non-attainment Areas and Ozone Transport Regions) and 40 CFR 52.21 (Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality) standards. More information about the project and determination are included in the Notice of Complete Application for the project found in the December 29, 1999 ENB.

Comments are due no later than February 4, 2000.

Contact: Michael J. McMurray, NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo NY 14203-2999
Telephone: (716) 851-7165

Notice of Availability

Proposed Consent Decree

Chautauqua - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of the Attorney General have reached a proposed settlement with the GATX Corporation relative to the remediation of two steel plants that were owned and operated by the AL Tech Specialty Steel Corporation, a former subsidiary of GATX. One of the plants is located in Dunkirk (Region 9). The Dunkirk plant is listed in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State as a Class 2 site, #9-07-022. Under the terms of the settlement, GATX will contribute a total of 8.9 million dollars to the remediation of the two plants.

The proposed consent decree was filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York on December 27, 1999 as Index Number 99-CV-2221.

The Department is soliciting public comment on the proposed consent decree. Copies of the decree may be obtained by writing or calling Elissa Armater, Legal Assistant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Enforcement, Room 627, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12233-5500, phone (518) 457-0090. Comments may be directed to Deborah Christian at the same address no later than February 2, 2000.