Public Notice

DEC Announces Free Pollution Prevention Workshops Designed for Metal Finishers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will conduct four free pollution prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishers industry sector, according to Mary Werner, Acting Director of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

These workshops are part of DEC's growing emphasis on pollution prevention as the most effective and least expensive way to protect our environment," said Werner. "DEC workshops have been very successful at helping industries increase the efficiency and quality of operations through waste reduction and improved environmental compliance."

Workshop participants will receive the following informational materials prepared by the DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit:

  1. Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Metal Finishers; and
  2. Environmental Self-Assessment for Metal Finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

All sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You can also register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Negative Declaration

Wayne County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Frederes Farm Land Spreading Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Walworth plans to land apply aerobically digested and stabilized sludge generated at the town wastewater treatment plant at the Frederes Farm on Lewis and Plank roads in the Town of Walworth.

Contact: Kimberly Merchant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 6274 E Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414, phone: (716) 226-2466.

Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration

Seneca County Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Review Act, the Town of Seneca Falls, as lead agency has determined that the Town of Seneca Falls, NYSDWSRF Project No. 15107, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the construction of 4,500 feet of lateral water mains and appurtenances on NYS Route 89, Rambler Road, Jackson Road and Easy Street. A Negative Declaration was issued on May 29, 1997, and this notice reaffirms that determination. The project is located in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County.

Contact: Peter W. Same, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor, 10 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Telephone (315)-568-8013.

Positive Declaration

Monroe County - The Planning Board of the Town of Greece, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Canal Side Estates Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves approval for the Canal Side Estates subdivision, which consists of 83 single-family lots on 88.2 acres, as shown on the preliminary plat. The Applicant proposes public streets and public water service in the subdivision, with each house connected to its own individual septic system. The site of the proposal adjoins the Erie Canal (a.k.a. New York State Barge Canal) and Monroe County's Erie Canal Park. About 47 acres of the park is separated from the main body of the park by part of the Premises. The project is located in the town of Greece, 2150 Manitou Road, east of Manitou Road and north of the Erie Canal.

Contact: Gary Tajkowski, Director of Development Services, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester, New York 13616-5016, phone: (716) 723-2345.