Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 06/27/2001

Chemung County
Applicant: David W. Bowers
Rd 1 Box 337 River Rd
Corning, NY 14830-
Facility: Bowers Topsoil Pit
S Corning Rd, Co Rt 10
Big Flats, NY 14814-
Application ID: 8-0724-00043/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Big Flats, Chemung County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to modify and expand an existing 13.5 acre topsoil, sand, and gravel mine by adding 5.1 acres to the life-of-mine acreage. The project site is the applicant's property, the Bowers Topsoil Mine, located on South Corning Road northwest of the intersection of Steege Hill Road in the Town of Big Flats, Chemung County. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of topsoil and sand and gravel. Mining is proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for topsoil and sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material below the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 55,000 cubic yards of topsoil and approximately 400,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the expansion area. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank", or processed with portable equipment. Final reclamation will restore the site to open space and wildlife habitat to include wetlands and deeper water ponds. Upland reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 18.6 (LOM) acres. 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: 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 Jul 27 2001.
Contact: David L. Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Genesee County
Applicant: Steve Cerefin
9351 Creek Road
Batavia, NY 14020-
Facility: Cerefin Property
Lovers Lane Road
Batavia, NY 14020-
Application ID: 8-1824-00081/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Batavia, Genesee County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to improve an existing agricultural lane way to construct a driveway access for the development of a single lot residential property. The regulated activity will be within the wetland and adjacent area of wetland BS-1. Construction will include the placement of a 12" X 20 ft. culvert pipe, fill with +/-23 cu.yd of #2 stone, and an equal amount of crusher run, in an are not to exceed 14 ft. in width and 45 ft. in length. No other disturbance in the regulated area will be required for this project. The project site is on the west side of Lovers Lane Road, approximately 0.3 miles north of the State Rt. 33 intersection.

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 Jul 13 2001.
Contact: John L. Cole
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
jlcole@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monroe County
Applicant: Rochester - C
30 Church St City Hall
Rochester, NY 14616-
Facility: West Quay Wall
4752 Lake Avenue, On Genesee River
Rochester, NY -
Application ID: 8-2614-00751/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Rochester, Monroe County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 6,300 CY (40,000 SF) from the Genesee River between the Federal navigation channel and the old Quay Wall along the west side of the River, south of Ontario Beach Park. The dredge site is intended for development as the landing area for the proposed Rochester to Toronto fast-ferry service on Lake Ontario. Disposal of dredge spoil will occur at the USACE open lake disposal site. Dredge sediment analysis performed as of 1994 indicates that the material to be dredged consists primarily of silts and clays. Physical, chemical and biological analysis shows that the dredge spoils are consistent with past testing programs in Rochester Harbor and are acceptable for open lake disposal. 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: CITY OF ROCHESTER
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jul 13 2001.
Contact: John L. Cole
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
jlcole@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Greece - T
1 Vince Tofany Blvd
Rochester, NY 14616-
Facility: Greece-T Flynn Rd Operations Center
Yard Waste Composting & Transfer Station|635 Flynn Road
Greece, NY -
Application ID: 8-2628-00224/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Greece, Monroe County
Project Description:

The Town of Greece has applied for a 360 Solid Waste Management Facility Permit for the town Transfer Station located at 635 Flynn Road in the Town of Greece. The facility has been operating since 1990, however, it recently began operations which trigger regulatory jurisdiction under Part 360. The facility, which is 35 acres in size, handles tree branches, asphalt millings, stone sweepings, concrete, excavation spoils from sewer and water line work, topsoil, tires, and animal carcasses. The facility includes a drop-off and pick-up area for town residents. The facility is currently treating a pile of petroleum contaminated soil, however, no additional contaminated soils will be brought to the site. The town will be required to obtain a variance from the provision of 360 which requires that all operations occur within an enclosed area (Part 360-1.7). The permit application, request for variance, and SEQR documentation are available for review and comment at the regional office.

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 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 Jul 13 2001.
Contact: Kimberly A. Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ontario County
Applicant: Seneca Foods Corp
3736 S Main St
Marion, NY 14505-9777
Facility: Seneca Foods Corp
100 Gambee Rd|
Geneva, NY 14456-
Application ID: 8-3230-00008/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Geneva, Ontario County
Project Description:

The Department proposes to issue an initial state facility air permit for the applicant's food processing plant located at 100 Gambee Rd. in the Town of Geneva, Ontario County. The facility consists of two boilers and associated cooking equipment. The applicant proposes to include federally enforceable permit conditions that will limit or "cap" the facility's emissions of the following air pollutants: Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Sulfur Dioxide, to below 198,800 pounds per year, the threshold of major facility status applicability based on Title V of the Clean Air Act and 6 NYCRR Part 201. By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility will not be subject to Title V regulations.

The applicant has agreed to maintain records that verify facility emissions during any consecutive 12 month period. All required records must be maintained on site for a minimum of 5 years and made available to the Department upon request to verify compliance with permit conditions. The application and draft permit are available for review at the Region 8 Avon office.

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 Jul 27 2001.
Contact: Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
casetari@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wayne County
Applicant: Vanderbilt Marsh Club Inc
C/O C A Larter
14 Woods End
Fairport, NY 14450-3914
Facility: Vanderbilt Marsh Club Property
Rt 31/Lockpit Road
Savannah, NY 13146-
Application ID: 8-5424-00053/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Galen, Wayne County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes a wetland habitat enhancement project at the Vanderbilt Marsh Club property. The work will be done within DEC regulated wetland SA-21. The objective of the project is to increase the percentage of open water and submergent wetland vegetation within the predominately emergent covertype of the marsh. The project design will create a series of excavated shallow channels and "potholes" in +/-7 locations within the wetland. Equipment to be used will be an amphibious, hydraulic, tracked excavator. Approximately 4,000 c.y. of organic wetland soils will be excavated and side cast as work extends through the work sites. The project plans are available for review at the DEC Region 8 office in Avon, NY. The project is located south of State Rt. 31, in wetland SA-21 between Lockpit Rd. and Hogback Rd.

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 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 Jul 13 2001.
Contact: John L. Cole
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
jlcole@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Wayne County
7227 Rt 31 Box 111
Lyons, NY 14489-
Facility: Stoep'S Pit
Layton Street Road
Lyons, NY 14489-
Application ID: 8-5428-00059/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lyons, Wayne County
Project Description:

The Wayne County Department of Highways proposes to develop and operate a 21 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 56.8 acre parcel located on the east side Layton Street Road, 900 feet south of Debusse Road in the Town of Lyons, Wayne County. Of the 21 acre site, eleven acres will be mined, with the balance of the area to be used for the stockpiling of processed materials and topsoils and subsoils. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of outwash sand and gravels. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 200,000 cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 10 year operational life of the mine and will provide materials for the County's road building and road maintenance programs. Mining will occur over the nine month construction season. Material will be processed with a portable screens having a maximum capacity of 125 tons-per-hour. Final reclamation will restore the site to agricultural use and will include the replacement of stockpiled subsoil and topsoil, and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the Regional Office of NYS DEC.

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: 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 Jul 27 2001.
Contact: David L. Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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