Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 09/11/2002

Livingston County
Applicant: Frank Vanzandt
6032 Vanzandt Rd
Livonia, NY 14487-9722
Facility: Vanzandt Property
6032 Van Zandt Rd Between Pennemite Rd & Rt 15
Livonia, NY 14487-
Application ID: 8-2434-00167/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Livonia, Livingston County
Project Description:
The applicant has enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program, through which the Livingston County Natural Resource Conservation Services has developed a proposal to restore and enhance an existing monotypical cattail wetland area within NYS DEC regulated Freshwater Wetland LV-1 (Class III). This wetland habitat modification will be accomplished by constructing a 100' low berm designed to flood an area enhanced by shallow wildlife potholes connected by level ditching. The low berm will feature an in-line water control structure. Vegetation will be cleared only in the vicinity of the berm and potholes. Areas of open water interspersed with wetland emergent vegetation will benefit waterfowl, fur-bearers, and other wildlife. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the NYS DEC Regional Headquarters.
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 27 2002.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monroe County
Applicant: Csx Transportation Inc
500 Water St J275
Jacksonville, FL 32202-
Facility: River Street At Genesee River
480 River Street
Rochester, NY 14612-
Application ID: 8-2614-00775/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Rochester, Monroe County
Project Description:
CSX Tranportation, Inc. proposes to construct 220 linear feet (LF) (265 LF including wing walls) of sheet piling to allow excavation of impacted soils along the shoreline of the Genesee River, parallel to River Street and approximately 340 feet northeast of Latta Road, in association with the Genesee Riverbank Remediation.  The proposed wall will act as a dam to prevent sedimentation during the excavation process.  A turbidity curtain will be installed approximately 15 feet offshore to act as secondary containment of sediments. This project does not include any dredging or discharge of sediments.  The area will be backfilled with clean soils.  Following the remediation, the applicant proposes to transfer the wall to the City of Rochester for incorporation into the River Street Waterfront and Train Depot Project which will include a public promenade along the Genesee River.  The project file is available for review and comment at the NYSDEC Region 8 office.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Rochester City Environmental Services
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 Sep 26 2002.
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

Schuyler County
Applicant: NYS Electric & Gas Corp
PO Box 5224-Kirkwood Industrial Park
Binghamton, NY 13902-5224
Facility: Nyseg Transmission Line
Rock Cabin Road
Montour, NY -
Application ID: 8-4499-00018/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Montour, Schuyler County
Project Description:
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG)  proposes to use the herbicide Accord to selectively stump treat tall growing vegetation along with hand cutting to control vegetation on a two mile long section of the right-of-way for NYSEG’s Montour Falls - Watkins Glen 34.5 kV (kilovolt) electric transmission line adjacent to Rock Cabin Road. NYSEG’s project will affect 50 feet on either side of the centerline of the electric transmission line, which is  located within the Village of Montour Falls, Town of Montour Falls, Village of Watkins Glen and the Town of Dix, in Schuyler County. The project will affect portions of NYS Freshwater Wetland, MF-1 (Class I), and its 100 foot adjacent area. Freshwater wetland MF-1 is located within the Catharine Creek Marsh State Wildlife Management Area, which is administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Catharine Creek Marsh and the Rock Cabin Road corridor have been noted as areas of high biological richness. Among the rich biota that inhabit the Rock Road corridor are patches of the nodding wild onion, a  threatened species in New York State, and three locally rare butterfly species, which use a grove of hackberry trees as a food source and obtain water and nutrients in seeps that flow across the dirt road and gets captured in the road’s potholes. NYSEG has made modifications to its project to avoid potentially significant  impacts to the areas plants and animals, while still meeting its objective of controlling vegetation within the electric transmission line right-of-way to prevent power interruptions. Copies of the applications can be reviewed in the Watkins Glen Public Library and the Montour Falls Library.
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 26 2002.
Contact: Peter A Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
palent@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Seneca County
Applicant: Buckeye Terminals LLC
Buckeye Rd
PO Box 368
Emmaus, PA 18049-0368
Facility: Buckeye Terminals LLC - Geneva Terminal
West River Rd
Geneva, NY 14456-
Application ID: 8-4522-00001/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Fayette, Seneca County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to modify the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit issued to Buckeye Terminals LLC for the Geneva Terminal located on West River Road in the Town of Fayette.   The modification includes updating the permit to incorporate additional sampling and monitoring requirements and to add new effluent limits for several parameters, for stormwater (outfall 001) and tank test water (outfall 01A) outfalls, which discharge to the Cayuga Seneca Canal, south of the City of Geneva.  Best Management Practices and Discharge Notification Act Requirements have also been added to the permit. The facility operations, which include bulk storage of petroleum, have not changed, except for the addition of a new oil/water separator. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  The draft permit and application are available at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office; refer to this application by application number listed above.
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 Oct 11 2002.
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

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