Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 08/28/2002

Cattaraugus County
Applicant: Hazel Mahnk
8246 Route 240
Machias, NY 14101-
Facility: Mahnk Property
8246 Route 240
Ellicottville, NY 14101-
Application ID: 9-0436-00074/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a wetland restoration and enhancement project to improve wildlife habitat within a 28.9 acre USDA/NRCS Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) easement site that contains a portion of State regulated wetland # AS-2.  The project involves restoring aquatic and emergent wetland habitat by constructing a complex of potholes and connecting level ditches, adjacent to and within State regulated freshwater wetland #AS-2, for waterfowl habitat. Spoil from the potholes will spread evenly over upland, adjacent to the potholes, and will be seeded.  The project site is located along the east side of Rt. 240, about 3,000 feet south of the intersection of Kruse Road and Rt. 240.
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: 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 Sep 13 2002.
Contact: Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
mehohman@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Emery R Masiker
Rt 380
Stockton, NY 14784-
Facility: Masiker Sand & Gravel Mine
North Of Rt 380
Bear Lake, NY 10000-
Application ID: 9-0668-00021/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Stockton, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to add 5 acres to the Masiker Sand and Gravel Mine, currently permitted for 16 acres and change the reclamation plan from agriculture and ponds to creating a combination of wetland and open water areas. About 3 acres of the expansion is located within New York State Regulated Freshwater Wetland HF-11. Approximately 4.4 acres of wetland will be created for compensatory wetland mitigation.

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: 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 Sep 27 2002.
Contact: Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
mehohman@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County
Applicant: Bethlehem Steel Corp
1170 Eighth Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18016-
Facility: Bethenergy Lackawanna Coke Division
1951 Hamburg Turnpike
Lackawanna, NY 14218-
Application ID: 9-1409-00003/00076
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Lackawanna, Erie County
Project Description:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation has proposed to establish Certified Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) for reductions in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as a result of the 2001 shutdown of Coke Oven Battery 7 and Battery 8, including associated boilers and by-products production plants at its facility in the City of Lackawanna.  The Department has made a tentative determination to approve emission reduction credits in the amount of 1759 tons NOx and 305 tons VOCs. Bethlehem Steel Corporation's application is available for review  during normal business hours at Region 9 Office of the NYSDEC in Buffalo.
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 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 Sep 30 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: Boston - T
8500 Boston State Rd
PO Box 383
Boston, NY 14025-0383
Facility: 18 Mile Creek
.5 Miles Upstream Of Patchin Rd
Boston, NY 14025-
Application ID: 9-1426-00026/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Boston, Erie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct approximately 600 feet of heavy rock rip rap at its' property along the bank of Eighteen Mile Creek. The project is intended to prevent continuing erosion of the creek bank at the Town Park. A gravel bar would be excavated as part of the project. The application materials are available for public review and comment at the regional office during normal business hours.
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 Sep 13 2002.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Thomas R Schulte
2550 East River Road
Grand Island, NY 14072-2193
Facility: Schulte Property
2550 East River Road
Grand Island, NY 14072-
Application ID: 9-1446-00287/00001
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:
As part of a dock and bulkhead proposal, the applicant seeks a permit to construct two dock stairways and 95 feet of retaining wall with approximately 160 cubic yards of stone and clay backfill on the bank of the East Branch of the Niagara River at applicant's property (above address) about 2/3 mile northeast of the intersection of East River Road and Harvey Road. Approximately 50 feet of the sloping north bank of the property will remain permantly undisturbed to preserve habitat which is know to support Stiff-leaf Goldenrod (Solidaga rigida), a "threatened" plant species in New York State.
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 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 Sep 13 2002.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County
Applicant: J A Brundage Plumbing
1401 College Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14305-2046
Facility: Ja Brundage Plumbing
1401 College Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14305-
Application ID: 9-2911-00207/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to operate a solid waste transfer station and to conduct two separate operations (separation and solidification) within an existing building owned by the company at 1401 College Avenue, Niagara Falls.  The separation process will involve the removal of the water fraction from up to 20,000 gallons per day of animal or vegetable fats/oils collected from grease traps or interceptors by facilities engaged in food service activities.  The water portion would be transported by truck to the Niagara Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant (or another facility which could accept this waste stream). The sludge produced by the separation process operation will be further solidified in a basin by the addition of wood chips, sawdust or soil, or combination thereof, and then transported for disposal to an approved landfill.  In addition, the solidification process would accept up to 12,500 tons per year of  non-hazardous, viscous solid waste for solidification prior to transporting to an approved landfill.    
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: Niagara Falls Dept of Environmental Services
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 Sep 16 2002.
Contact: Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
cdcranst@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wyoming County
Applicant: Charles Shisler
4204 Rt 39
Bliss, NY 14024-
Facility: Charles Shisler Property
4204 Rt 39
Bliss, NY 14024-
Application ID: 9-5630-00035/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Eagle, Wyoming County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to realign approximately 550 feet of Wiscoy Creek by returning it to two former stream locations. Two sections of channel, 350 and 200 feet long respectfully will be reconstructed to prevent continuing erosion of steep banks on the applicant's property. The site is located south of Route 39, one half mile east of Hardy 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 Sep 13 2002.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals