ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 11/01/2000

Livingston County
Applicant: John G. Macnaughton
1027 Quarry Rd
Caledonia, NY 14423-
Facility: Mac Naughton Property
1012 Quarry Rd
Caledonia, NY 14423-
Application ID: 8-2422-00069/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: in Caledonia in Livingston County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes a restoration project under the U.S. Departmentof Agriculture / NRCS Wetland Reserve Program to create wetlandhabitat diversity in NYS regulated wetland CA-9. The project site is onthe MacNaughton property, west of Quarry Road, +/-1,500 ft. south of theCold Spring Road intersection. Construction will include the excavationof potholes and level ditching to establish open water areas in an existing dogwood dominated wetland. Excavated material will be removed to upland areas, and all spoil and disturbed areas will be seeded to an approved cool season grass mixture. A total of +/-3.5 acres of excavation are proposed.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Nov 17 2000.
Contact: John L. Cole
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

Applicant: Seneca Foods Corp
3736 S Main St
Marion, NY 14505-9777
Facility: Seneca Foods- Leicester Plant
P.O. Box 278, 5705 Route 36
Leicester, NY 14481-
Application ID: 8-2430-00004/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: in Leicester in Livingston County.
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of an existing permit to discharge treated vegetable process wastewater effluent to on-site spray fields, cooling water to Beards Creek, and treated sanitary wastewater to the Genesee River from the Seneca Foods Corporation - Leicester Plant. The facility is located on River Road, near the northern entrance of Letchworth State Park on Route 36. The modification includes the expansion of the on-site spray fields by approximately 104 acres, at the corner of River and Jones Roads, and the construction of associated piping, center pivot spray irrigation system, and monitoring wells. The draft permit includes sampling and monitoring requirements for the new monitoring wells, the removal of compliance actions that have been demonstrated, as well as new compliance actions including spray field improvement planning and implementation in the stationary gun spray field. The archaeological survey is in process, however, due to the minor nature of the proposed disturbance to potential resources (the construction of a pipeline that can be relocated if necessary) the Department anticipates that the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation will determine that the project will have no impact. The draft permit is available for review and comment at the NYSDEC Regional Office.

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 Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Dec 1 2000.
Contact: Kimberly A. Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

Steuben County
Applicant: Bath Petroleum Storage Inc
20 Crossways Park North - Suite 302
Woodbury, NY 11797-2007
Facility: Bath Petroleum Storage
7535 Eagle Valley Road
Bath, NY 14810-
Application ID: 8-4624-00008/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: in Bath in Steuben County.
Project Description:

Bath Petroleum Storage Inc (BPSI) has submitted an application for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for an injection test discharge of brine. The test is to involve an existing well, designated Well # 8, at its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility located at 7535 Eagle Valley Road in the Town of Bath, Steuben County.

In response to the application materials submitted, the Department has generated a Draft SPDES Permit. The Draft Permit limits the test injection to the requested maximum of 2 hours, involving a maximum of 36,000 gallons of saturated brine. Injection of this brine will be into and confined within the Queenston Shale, a formation approximately 800 feet thick, at a depth of approximately 5200 feet below the test site surface. The existing Queenston Shale formation water is also brine.

Note that the Draft Permit is for a one time, limited duration, discharge of brine to an existing well. The stated purpose of the test is to determine if the injection system will allow the injection of brine to the Queenston Shale, or whether the injection zone has deteriorated due to a long period of inactivity after the original well development. This type of limited subsurface investigation testing is classified as SEQR Type 2 pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 617.5 (c)(18), and is not subject to SEQR review as a result.

While the Department does not agree with certain statements in the applicant's application materials (submitted 8/31/2000 in response to a Notice of Incomplete Application dated 8/17/2000), these disagreements do not warrant a delay in processing of this SPDES application for the limited testing proposed. In addition, the applicant's responses to two items identified in the same Notice, (Item 3c - a limited confining zone analysis was provided; and Item 3d - no cement bond log evaluation was provided) are being accepted by the Department only in light of the limited nature and extent of the proposed injection test.

The application and draft SPDES Permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft permit. After the public comment period, the Department intends to issue the Draft permit, with any modifications due to issues raised by public comments.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 Dec 11 2000.
Contact: Roger T. McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

Applicant: A L Blades & Sons Inc
PO Box 590
7610 County Rt 65
Hornell, NY 14843-0590
Facility: Hendee Pit
NYS Route 21
Fremont, NY 12736-
Application ID: 8-4644-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: in Fremont in Steuben County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to expand an existing, previously permitted sand

and gravel mine north of SR 21 on the west side of Ingalls Road. The

modification will add 8.76 acres to the original 5 acre Life of Mine

(LOM) area. The new LOM area will be 13.75 acres. The expansion will

continue to be operated as a traditional surface extraction of the

Howard series of sand and gravel. There are no material changes to the

previously approved mining operation. Final reclamation will restore the

site to uniformly graded and revegetated open land suitable for

agricultural use. Application materials are available for public review

and comment at the Regional Office of NYS DEC.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: 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.
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 Dec 1 2000.
Contact: David L. Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466