Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 10/02/2002

Cattaraugus County
Applicant: Hinsdale Ctl Sch Dist
3701 Main St
Hinsdale, NY 14743-
Facility: Hinsdale Central School
3701 Main St
Hinsdale, NY 14743-
Application ID: 9-0446-00063/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The applicant has applied to permit the existing discharge of up to 16,250 gallons per day of sanitary wastewater to groundwater after treatment by three (3) septic tank/absorption field treatment systems and 200 gallons per day of wastewater from floor drains in the maintenance area and bus storage and wash areas to a storm sewer tributary to Olean Creek after treatment by two (2) oil/water separators, at the applicant's facility at 3701 Main Street, Hinsdale. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for teh overal existing project. Refer to this application number listed above and SPDES number, NY-0259195.
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: 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 Nov 1 2002.
Contact: Penny R Dempsey
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
prdempse@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Chautauqua Utility Dist
PO Box M Ramble Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722-2213
Facility: Chautauqua Utility Dist Wtp
2 Ramble Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722-
Application ID: 9-0628-00171/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Chautauqua, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft SPDES permit, No. NY- 0259179, fact sheets and made a tentative determination to issue an initial five year  approval for the treated discharge of treated drinking water from the Chautauqua Utility District’s Water Treatment Plant, located on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute, Town of Chautauqua, NY.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  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 was developed in accordance with the Department’s Technical & Operational Guidance Series (TOGS 1.3.3.) and uses information supplied by the applicant.       
The proposed permit includes monitoring requirements and effluent limits for a design discharge flow of 0.062 MGD resulting from an approximately 30 minute discharge of filtered water following immediately after backwashing filters to a holding tank.   The Discharge is to an unnamed tributary, Class C waters, of Chautauqua Lake.   Proposed discharge notification act requirements may require a sign identifying the outfall within the Institute grounds.
The applicant has requested a Water Supply Permit, WSA # 10,356, reflecting the following: 1) the previous transfer of water facilities ownership from Chautauqua Institution to Chautauqua Utility District; 2) inclusion of the 1991 “Highlands” and 2000 “Woodlands” service area expansions and water main extensions, and; 3) Water Treatment Plant Improvements within the existing building which will increase supply capacity from 0.75 MGD to 1.5 MGD and comply with 1996 amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.     
The draft permits, fact sheets, applications, and applicable regulations are available for inspection at the NYSDEC Region 9 Office.  Comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed permits may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated.     
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: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Nov 1 2002.
Contact: Richard P Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Applicant: Monofrax Inc
1870 New York Ave
Falconer, NY 14733-
Facility: Monofrax Inc
1870 New York Avenue
Falconer, NY 14733-1797
Application ID: 9-0638-00078/00056
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Ellicott, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and made a tentative decision to approve an application for an Air State Facility Permit for Monofrax, Inc. located in the Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua County. Monofrax is a ceramic foundry that manufactures fused cast refractories with materials being blended, melted in four electric arc furnaces and cast into molds. This permit will allow the facility to cap out of Title V Permit applicability, Part 201-6.1(a). Facility-wide particulate and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions will be limited to less than 80 tons per twelve-month period. The Draft Permit, with conditions, application, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in the notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated.
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 Nov 1 2002.
Contact: Penny R Dempsey
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
prdempse@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Tri-James Services Inc
4478 West Fairmount Ave
Lakewood, NY 14750-
Facility: Tri-James Services Malloy Farm Mine
Route 60
Sinclairville, NY 10000-
Application ID: 9-0644-00012/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Gerry, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to add 34.3 acres to the currently permitted 45.7 acre Maloy Farm Gravel Mine, on the property of Leon and Virginia Maloy, and located  west of NYS Route 60 and south of Chautauqua County Route 62 and Mill Creek.  The plan includes relocation of an abandoned AT&T Right-of-Way segment, and relocation of Tributary #2 (Cold Brook) of Mill Creek, an intermittent stream, around the new mine area to perpetuate its flow into Freshwater Wetland #EC-2 by connecting it into Crooked Brook. It is proposed to continue mining below the ground water table, which will increase the size of the excavated pond to 61.7 acres surrounded by 12.8 acres of shoreline.  The remainder of the expansion area is to be reclaimed to 1 acre of wetland and 4 acres of agricultural land.  The main haul-way will remain and will occupy 0.5 acres.  No other changes in mine operating procedures nor the reclamation plan for the currently permitted area, are proposed.  It is also proposed to armor approximately 700 linear feet of Mill Creek (a Protection of Waters permit application to be applied for at a later date, after preparation of plans and specifications) to compensate for mining 17.4 acres of farm land by providing erosion protection for valuable farm land.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as SEQR Lead Agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for this proposal.  The complete application and DSEIS are available for review at the Department's Allegany Office (address below).  In addition, the DSEIS, which includes the pending permit application and proposed Mined Land-Use Plan,  is available for public review at the Department's office at 215 South Work Street, Falconer, NY; the Gerry Town Hall, 4519 Route 60, Gerry NY and  the Sinclairville Free Library, 15 Main Street Sinclairville NY.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
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 Nov 1 2002.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: D Michael Marshall
4824 Ashville Bay Rd
Ashville, NY 14710-
Facility: D Michael Marshall Property
4824 Ashville Bay Rd
Ashville, NY 14710-
Application ID: 9-0654-00097/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: North Harmony, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a breakwall of pre-cast concrete blocks, along 100 linear feet of Chautauqua Lake shoreline at the applicant's address above.
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 Oct 18 2002.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County
Applicant: Erie Co Soil & Water Conservation Dist
50 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052-
Facility: Blakeley Corners Road Bridge
Blakeley Corners Road At East Branch Cazenovia Creek
Aurora, NY 14052-
Application ID: 9-1424-00121/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Aurora, Erie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove approximately 300 cubic yards of gravel and flood debris which has accumulated under the bridge and on the upstream side of the Blakeley Road Bridge over the East Branch  Cazenovia Creek in order to improve flow capacity and protect the bridge and surrounding properties from damage during flood conditions. The project is located between State Route 400/16 and Olean 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: 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 18 2002.
Contact: Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
cdcranst@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals