Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION: EOG RESOURCES, INC. ("EOG" or "Applicant") has applied for a well permit and variance to the well spacing requirements set forth in Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York ("6 NYCRR") Section 553.1(a) to drill a Trenton/Black River natural gas well on acreage to be designated as the Fierro Spacing Unit in the Town of Reading, Schuyler County, New York. The Applicant proposes to drill, complete and test the well, but needs a variance from the well spacing provisions set forth under 6 NYCRR §553.1(a).

The Department of Environmental Conservation ("Department") and EOG have agreed to a Stipulation which resolves issues pertaining to the application for a well spacing variance and the establishment of procedures for approval of a Spacing Unit. This Stipulation is binding on the Applicant. In view of the executed Stipulation, the Department supports the granting of the requested variance and issuance of a well drilling permit.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed Project are invited to submit written comments on the Applicant’s proposal. The public comment period will remain open until SATURDAY, October 26, 2002. Written comments should be submitted to: JOHN K. DAHL, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF OIL AND GAS REGULATION, DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCES, 3rd FLOOR, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, 625 BROADWAY, ALBANY, NEW YORK 12233-6500 (telephone 518-402-8056; fax 518-402-8060).

If no substantive and significant issues are identified regarding the proposed Project at the end of the comment period, the Department will issue a permit to drill the well at the proposed location. The permit will include testing and production conditions, and procedures for spacing and compulsory integration described in the Stipulation will be implemented if necessary.

Issuance of the permit to drill at the proposed location will protect correlative rights of all interest owners, prevent waste and provide for greater recovery of the natural gas resource in accordance with the policy provisions of ECL §23-0301.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: All filed documents (including the permit application, the variance request and the executed Stipulation) are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department’s Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Albany, New York 12233-6500 (518-402-8056), Contact: Thomas E. Noll; at the Department’s Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14414-9519 (585-226-2466), Contact: Randall Nemecek; at the Department’s Region 8 Sub-Office, 276 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, New York 14845 (607-739-0809) , Contact: Joseph Yarosz; and at the Town of Reading, 4025 State Route 14, Rock Stream, New York 14878 (607-535-2842), Contact: Mr. C. Stamp.

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS: The application was filed and is being processed pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8 (Environmental Quality Review); Article 23 (Mineral Resources); and Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York ("6 NYCRR") Part 550 et seq. (Mineral Resources); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review).

John K. Dahl
Director, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation
Albany, New York
October 16, 2002

Notice of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Monroe County - The Board of Education, Pittsford Central School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 2002 Facilities Plan. The proposed action would involve the following components: 1) Infrastructure: Do needed infrastructure work at Allen Creek, Jefferson Road, Park Road, Thornell Road, Mendon Center Elementary, Mendon High School, Sutherland High School and Pittsford Middle School. 2)Elementary: Add needed space, renovate and complete proposed safety modifications at Allen Creek, Jefferson Road, Park Road, Thornell Road and Mendon Center Elementary schools. 3) Middle School: Construct a new middle school on Monroe Avenue in conjunction with a potential new Town library and community center. 4) High School: Add needed space, do renovations and proposed safety modifications at Mendon High School and Sutherland High School. 5) Recreation and Athletic Areas: Add two additional fields at Pittsford Middle School, two additional fields at Mendon Center Elementary School, additional fields on the Monroe Avenue site. Work with the Town of Pittsford to provide additional fields at Calkins/Willard Road property. 6) Support Services: Move District support services to Pittsford Middle School. Eliminate all rental space. Expand transportation facilities and combine maintenance with transportation at the current transportation facility at Mendon Center Elementary School. The proposed action involves work at several locations within the Pittsford Central School District.

Contact: George M. Kisha, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Pittsford Central School District, 42 West Jefferson Road, Pittsford, New York, 14534-1978, phone: (585) 218-1053.

Monroe County The Town Board of the Town of Brighton, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 2002 Open Space Acquisition and Development Plan. The action involves acquisition and development of up to 312 acres of land for passive and active recreation. The subject parcels that may be acquired as parkland are located throughout the Town of Brighton.

Contact: Thomas A. Low, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618, phone: (585) 784-5225.

Steuben County - Schuyler County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application by Lamoka-Waneta Lakes Association for an aquatic vegetation control permit and freshwater wetland permit. The action involves the Lamoka-Waneta Lakes Association has filed Aquatic Vegetation Control and Freshwater Wetland permit applications for the purpose of applying the aquatic herbicide Fluridone (Sonar) to the entirety of Waneta Lake (781 acres). It is anticipated that the herbicide will control the nuisance exotic aquatic plant Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). If the treatment of Waneta Lake meets Department/Applicant agreed upon objectives, then Fluridone can be applied to the entirety of Lamoka Lake (825 acres) to control watermilfoil. The lakes are located between Hammondaport and Watkins Glen and are in the Chemung River Basin. The herbicide will be applied to Waneta Lake for a 60 day period in early Spring 2003 to achieve an average concentration dose level of 8-10 parts per billion (ppb). The purpose of the project is to reduce the impairment of recreational uses associated with the Lakes and to allow a condition whereby native plants will become established. The DEIS has been prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and has been classified as a Type 1 action under the State Environmental Quality (SEQR) regulation. The project is located Lamoka and Waneta Lakes, Towns of Tyrone and Orange, Schuyler County, Towns of Wayne and Bradford, Steuben County.

Contact: Robert Scott, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14414, phone: (585) 226-5396.