ENB Statewide Completed Applications 03/22/00

Multicounty
 
Applicant: Level 3 Communications Llc
14023 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Office: NYS DEC
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-7165
Contact: Penny R. Dempsey
SEQR: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file and a coordinated review with other agencies has been performed.
SHPA: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required
Last Filing Date: 04/07/2000
Project Location:
Project Description:
THE APPLICANT PROPOSES THE INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 70 MILES OF 12 INCH DIAMETER UNDERGROUND CONDUIT (FIBER OPTIC CABLE) FOR INTERSTATE COMMUNICATIONS TO BE BURIED 42 INCHES DEEP IN EXISTING RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS (ROW) NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD, NEW YORK AND LAKE ERIE RAILROAD, AND BUFFALO SOUTHERN RAILROAD) AND STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAY ROW (MIDDLE, COOK, AIRPORT AND NEWELL ROADS IN THE TOWNS OF DUNKIRK AND SHERIDAN, NYS ROUTE 39 IN THE TOWNS OF SHERIDAN AND PERRYSBURG, STAFFORD ROAD IN THE TOWN OF PERRYSBURG, WEST HILL ROAD IN THE VILLAGE OF GOWANDA) IN 21 MUNICIPALITIES IN CHAUTAUQUA, CATTARAUGUS AND ERIE COUNTIES. THE PROJECT ALSO INCLUDES AN IN-LINE AMPLIFICATION STATION ON A FIVE ACRE PARCEL ON STATE ROUTE 39 IN THE TOWN OF SHERIDAN. THE PROJECT ROUTE CROSSES 22 PROTECTED STREAMS AND FIVE NEW YORK STATE FRESHWATER WETLANDS. ALL SOIL DISTURBANCE ACTIVITIES WILL BE LIMITED TO A NARROW 15 FOOT WORK ZONE, USING SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES.
Permit: Article 15, Title 5: Stream Protection
Article 24: Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act: Water Quality Certification
Permit ID:DEC-9-9909-00075/00001