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NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION

Written comments on the proposed 401 Certification issuance will be accepted if filed within 15 days of the publication of this notice. Address written comments to Secretary Janet Hand Deixler, NYS Dept. of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12223-1350. Contact John Strub at (518) 473-2937.

Pursuant to: Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C.
Section 1341 (a) (1); Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law;
16 NYCRR Subpart 85-2; and 6 NYCRR Subpart 608.9

Certification Issued to: Fairman Drilling Company
P.O. Box 300
Painted Post, NY,14870-0300

Location of Project
Fairman Drilling Company (Fairman or the Applicant) proposes to construct approximately 5,200 feet of 4-inch and 17,650 feet of 6-inch coated steel natural gas pipeline in the Towns of Dix and Catlin, Chemung County. The purpose of this construction is to connect 2 new gas wells (API 31-015-22910 and API31-015-22893) to the Applicant’s existing gas transmission system in the area. The details and justification for the Facility are contained in the administrative record approved by the New York Public Service Commission in Case 01-T-1768.

Project Description
The 6-inch pipeline will begin at a new well (API31-015-22893) located east of Roloson Hollow Road and proceed in a generally westerly direction and ties-in to their existing transmission system to the west of Chambers Road. The 4-inch pipeline will commence at a new well (API31-015-22910) and proceed in a generally northwesterly direction and tie into the proposed 6-inch pipeline. The project will cross Johnson Hollow Creek and two tributaries of Johnson Hollow Creek all having a DEC water quality classification of Class “B”. Water quality impacts will be minimized by scheduling construction during periods of low flows, use of sand bags or coffer dams to isolate the construction zone from stream flow, special bank protection and restoration methods, restricted time for construction and use of portable bridges to minimize stream bank disturbance. The Applicant has adopted PSC’s Environmental Management and Construction Standards and Practices (EM&CS&P), to help meet or exceed water quality standards requested by the NYSDEC.

Certification
The New York Public Service Commission(PSC) proposes to issue a Section 401 Certification pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act and Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law to Fairman. This certification is in conjunction with the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need issued to PGE in Case 01-T-1768 ("Certificate").


Written comments on the proposed 401 Certification issuance will be accepted if filed within 15 days of the publication of this notice. Address written comments to Secretary Janet Hand Deixler, NYS Dept. of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12223-1350. Contact John Strub at (518) 473-2937.

NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION

Pursuant to: Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C.
Section 1341 (a) (1); Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law;
16 NYCRR Subpart 85-2; and 6 NYCRR Subpart 608.9

Certification Issued to: Pennsylvania General Energy, Corp.
208 Liberty Street
Warren, PA 16356

Location of Project
Pennsylvania General Energy, Corp. (PGE or the Applicant) proposes to construct approximately 28,761 feet of 10-inch and 2,400 feet of 6-inch coated steel natural gas pipeline in the Towns of Catlin and Big Flats, Chemung County. The purpose of this construction is to connect a new gas well (API 31-015-22853) to the Applicant’s existing gas transmission system in the area and then to another company’s gas transmission system. The details and justification for the Facility are contained in the administrative record approved by the New York Public Service Commission in Case 01-T-1363.

Project Description
The 10-inch pipeline will begin at a tie-in point north of Post Creek Road and proceed in a generally southerly direction, generally paralleling the existing NYSEG pipeline, and connecting to the Old Dominion Gas Pipeline at Yawger Road. The 6-inch pipeline commences at the new well (API31-015-22853) and proceeds in an easterly direction and ties into the proposed 10-inch pipeline The project will cross three streams (a branch of Guthrie Run and two intermittent un-named streams) having a DEC water quality classification of Class “C” or below. Water quality impacts will be minimized by employing stream crossing and restoration techniques from the Union Drilling’s Environmental Management and Construction Standards and Practices (EM&CS&Ps). The pipeline will cross several federally regulated wetlands. Implementation of special wetland crossing techniques identified in the EM&CS&P’s, along with selective clearing and reduced work space, will minimize adverse impacts on the wetland resource. Restoration of pre-construction grades and hydrology will encourage re-establishment of wetland communities and further minimize long term impacts.

Certification
The New York Public Service Commission(PSC) proposes to issue a Section 401 Certification pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act and Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law to PGE. This certification is granted in conjunction with the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need issued to PGE in Case 01-T-1363 ("Certificate").


Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PIN 6066.63 - NYS Route 17 Airport Access will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a full-service interchange in the vicinity of the existing at-grade intersections of Kahler Road with the eastbound and westbound lanes of NYS Route 17. The project also proposes to eliminate the current at-grade intersection of Lowe Road and the eastbound lanes of NYS Route 17. The elimination of these two at-grade crossings (Lowe Road/Route 17 and Kahler Road/Route 17) is a requirement of converting this portion of Route 17 to Interstate 86. The selected alternative includes both eastbound and westbound on/off ramps and bridges that will carry Route 17 over Kahler Road. A portion of Kahler Road will be reconstructed to lower its grade to allow passage underneath NYS Route 17. The project will start on Kahler Road approximately 0.31 miles south of NYS Route 17 and end approximately 0.31 miles north of NYS Route 17. The project will start on NYS Route 17 near the Sing Sing Road bridge over NYS Route 17 and end approximately 0.31 miles east of Kahler Road.

Contact: John MacDowell, 107 Broadway, Hornell, New York 14843, phone:(607)324-8472, fax: (607) 324-2025, E-mail: jmacdow@gw.dot.state.ny.us


Monroe County - The Planning Board of the Town of Webster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Ann's Senior Living Community will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction and operation of a comprehensive senior citizen residential complex on approximately 42 acre site. The complex will include 68 independent living apartments, 51 assisted living units, special care facility, skilled nursing facility, and a community center. The project is located at 860-876 Ridge Road, Webster, New York.

Contact: Don Hauza-Public Works, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, New York 14580, phone: (585) 872-1000.


Orleans County - The Town of Gaines, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2002 - Amendment of the Town of Gaines Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to the local law which include; revision/addition to various definitions, revision of permit processing fee requirements; revision of setback requirements in the Residential/Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Districts; revision of special permit uses in the Residential/Agricultural and Commercial Districts; addition to permitted uses, special permit uses and setback requirements in the Commercial/Historical District; revision of the general requirements of the Commercial/Historical District; revision of various sign standards; establishes regulations for artificially constructed ponds; revision of floor area requirements for structures; revision of various setback/dimensional requirements for several special permit uses; and establishes regulations for Telecommunication Facilities and Adult Uses/Businesses. The project is located in the Town of Gaines.

Contact: - Howard Harding, town of Gaines, 14087 Ridge Road, Albion, New York 14411, phone: (585) 589-4592.


Seneca County The Town of Seneca Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed landscaping and site improvements at the Town of Seneca Falls Community Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves landscaping and site improvements at the Town of Seneca Falls Community Center, including removal and replacement in kind of a retaining wall, sidewalk and parking area improvements, fencing, placement of stone rip-rap for bank stabilization, and construction of a canoe launch. The project is located at the corner of Bridge and Water Streets in the Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, NY.

Contact: Peter Same, Seneca Falls Town Hall, 10 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, phone: (315) 471-5011, fax: (315) 568-4672


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting Company, Inc., Smith Gravel Mine, Curtis Hollow Road, DEC 8-4630-00080/00001, MLR 8093-30-0796 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted for seven days following the scoping meeting. A public scoping session will be held on April 4, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell Town Hall, Main Street, Campbell, New York. The action involves the development of a 134.5 acre sand and gravel mine on a 244.6 acre parcel. The mine will operate as a traditional surface excavation of sand and gravel by mechanical equipment standard for this type of mine. Mining will occur below the local water table utilizing a dragline. The excavated material will be washed, screened and crushed on site. Wash water will be directed to settling ponds and recirculated for use, no surface water discharges are proposed. Final reclamation will restore the site to an open water recreational pond. Upland reclamation will include replacement of stockpiled topsoil and reseeding with an approved USDA NRCS seed mixture to stabilize banks. Unaffected land will remain agricultural or forested. The proposed mining site is bounded on the south by Curtis Hollow Road, the east and north by the Cohocton River, and on the west by I-86. The facility is located in the Town of Campbell, Steuben County.

Contact: David L. Bimber, NYS DEC, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, phone:(585) 226-5401, fax: (585) 226-2830, E-mail: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us