Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 12/19/2001

Cattaraugus County
Applicant: U S Dept Of Energy
1000 Independence Ave Sw
Washington, DC 20585-
Facility: West Valley Demonstration Project
10282 Rock Springs Road
West Valley, NY 14171-0191
Application ID: 9-0422-00005/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Ashford, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and fact sheets and made a tentative determination to modify the current SPDES Permit, # NY- 0000973, for the treated discharge of process, sanitary, and groundwaters, as well as stormwater runoff from the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), operated by the Department of Energy(DOE) and located at 10282 Rock Spring Road, West Valley NY. The WVDP is an approximately 200 acre site where DOE provides solidification treatment of high-level liquid radioactive waste, management of low-level waste and decontamination and decommissioning of a former nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. The facility discharges to Erdman Brook, Franks Creek and Quarry Creek which are tributary to Cattaraugus Creek.

This modification authorizes an increased flow ( from 2.6 to 10.5 million gallons per year - MGY ) of treated effluent from the "North Plateau Groundwater Treatment System" and total nominal discharge at outfall #001 of 22 MGY. The draft proposes implementation of Best Management Practices for operation and monitoring, provides a waiver of outfall signage, and adds an effluent limit for mercury. The discharge of mercury is also subject to pre-treatment limits and internal monitoring requirements with a compliance schedule. Additional monitoring of internal stormwater outlets, while announced in a May 23, 1997 Notice of Complete Application, has not been permitted and is not provided for in this draft.

Other modifications have been requested by the permittee that are not addressed in the proposed draft. Those modifications are still pending and would become subject to future public notice upon acceptance by this Department.

The draft permit, fact sheets, application, and applicable regulations are available for inspection at the NYSDEC Region 9 Office. Comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed permit may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. The decision to hold a public hearing on the draft permit will be based on the Department's review of comments received.

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: 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 Jan 21 2002.
Contact: Richard P. Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Applicant: Mark Kane
2051 Transit Rd
Elma, NY 14059-
Facility: Kane Property
Dredge Road
Dayton, NY -
Application ID: 9-0430-00051/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Dayton, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a driveway approach at an existing culvert in Freshwater Wetland #CK-10, bury rubbish left by the previous owner and construct a seasonal residence in the regulated 100-foot wide Adjacent Area of the wetland. No water well or wastewater system (porta privy will be used) will be installed. The project location is on the applicant's property on Dredge Road, about 3,000 feet south of the intersection of Dredge and Dexter Corners Road.

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: 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 Jan 4 2002.
Contact: Mary E. Hohmann
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
mehohman@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Bissell-Babcock Millwork Inc
3866 Kendrick Rd
Sherman, NY 14781-
Facility: Bissell-Babcock Property
Dean Rd
Stockton, NY -
Application ID: 9-0668-00073/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Stockton, Chautauqua County
Project Description:

As part of restoring an existing access road, the applicant proposes to install a culvert crossing, to replace a delapidated bridge, within Flag Creek and Wetland #HF-6. The wetland crossing is approximately 300 feet long by 15 feet wide. Gravel will be used to fill the approaches to the culvert. The purpose of restoring the road is to access the property for a selective timber harvest. The Bissell-Babcock Property is located along the north side of Dean Road near the intersection of Coes and Dean Roads.

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: 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 Jan 4 2002.
Contact: Mary E. Hohmann
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
mehohman@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County
Applicant: Flexovit USA Inc
PO Box 269
Angola, NY 14006-0269
Facility: Flexovit USA
1305 Eden Evans Ctr Rd
Angola, NY 14006-9734
Application ID: 9-1444-00012/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Evans, Erie County
Project Description:

The Department has drafted an Air State Facility Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Flexovit facility located at 1305 Eden-Evans Center Road. The primary product manufactured at the Flexovit facility is abrasive grinding wheels. The draft permit includes conditions that limit the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) to less than the Title V thresholds. The cap for VOC emissions of less than 50 tons per year also effectively caps the facility out of the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 212.10, Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT), and Part 234, control requirements for graphic arts processes. The facility is subject to the control requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 228 for surface coating operations. Emissions of VOCs are controlled with an afterburner. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials, and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the Region 9 Office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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: 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 Jan 22 2002.
Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: River Oaks Golf Course Inc
201 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072-
Facility: River Oaks Golf Course
201 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072-
Application ID: 9-1446-00529/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Grand Island, Erie County
Project Description:

Excavation of accumulated debris and sediments from a 60 foot by 80 foot pond in Spicer Creek at the 10th fairway of the River Oaks Golf Course. An approximately 100 foot long section of Spicer Creek immediately upstream (west of ) the pond will be realigned to a former channel and include sloping of eroded banks. Excavated material will be incorporated into a berm for the existing driving range at the River Oaks Golf Course which is located at 201 Whitehaven Road.

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 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 Jan 7 2002.
Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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