ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 12/06/2000

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Nornew Inc
2500 Tanglewilde, Suite 1
Houston, TX 77063-2100
Facility: Forbes Natural Gas Lease
East Of Quaint Road About .3 Mi North Of Cr380
Falconer, NY 14733-
Application ID: 9-0656-00050/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: in Poland in Chautauqua County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a natural gas well in the regulated 100-foot Adjacent Area of Freshwater Wetland No. JA-20. The "Forbes Well #1" will involve approximately 26,400 square feet of initial distrubance for construction, with about 2,450 square feet remaining for permanent well access for production and maintainance. The well location is about 170 feet east of Quaint Road and 1800 feet north from Chautauqua County Route 55.

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: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 22 2000.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242