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Scoping Session Notice

Cattaraugus County - A public scoping session will be held on April 1, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Allegany Town Hall, 52 West Main Street, Allegany, NY. The action involves the I.A. Construction Corporation, Inc. Lippert Gravel Pit Expansion.

Brief Project Description: The action is the addition of a total of 51.76 acres to the Lippert Gravel Pit (formerly E.F. Lippert & Company Sand & Gravel), 4451 South Nine Mile Road, Allegany, New York, currently permitted for 139.52 acres. The expansion proposal consists of an addition of 19.35 acres east of the existing mine area north of South Nine Mile Road (Cattaraugus County Route 60) and 32.41 acres east and south of the existing plant and previously mined area south of South Nine Mile Road. Excavation below the ground water table is proposed, resulting in a 10.82 acre increase of the existing 17.86 acre lake north of the road and a 31.4 acre increase of the existing 19.8 acre lake south of the road. Trucks will be used to transport excavated material across South Nine Mile Road from the north mine area to the plant for processing and conveyors will be used for this purpose south of the road. The estimated life of the expanded mine areas is 10 years and the reclamation objective is two recreational lakes.

Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, NYS DEC, 182 East Union - Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, phone: (716)372-0645, e-mail kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

Availability of Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are announcing their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and Western New York Nuclear Service Center (also known as the "Center"). The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will participate as cooperating agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 USC 4321 et seq.). In addition, NYSDEC will participate as an involved agency under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) with respect to NYSERDA’s proposed actions. DOE, under NEPA, and NYSERDA, under SEQRA, plan to evaluate the range of reasonable alternatives in this EIS to address their respective responsibilities at the Center, including those under the West Valley Demonstration Project Act (Public Law 96-368), Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (as amended), and all other applicable Federal and State statutes.

This EIS will revise the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Completion of the West Valley Demonstration Project and Closure or Long-Term Management of Facilities at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center (DOE/EIS-0226-D, January 1996, also referred to as the 1996 Cleanup and Closure Draft EIS). Based on decommissioning criteria for the WVDP issued by NRC since the Cleanup and Closure EIS was published, DOE and NYSERDA propose to evaluate five alternatives: Unrestricted Site Release, Partial Site Release without Restrictions, Partial Site Release with Restrictions, Monitor and Maintain under Current Operations, and No-Action.

DATES: DOE and NYSERDA are inviting public comments on the scope and content of the Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship EIS. Comments must be received by April 28, 2003. DOE and NYSERDA will hold two public scoping meetings on the EIS at the Ashford Office Complex, located at 9030 Route 219 in the Town of Ashford, NY, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on April 9, 2003 and April 10, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Address comments on the scope of the Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship EIS to the DOE Document Manager:

Mr. Daniel W. Sullivan
West Valley Demonstration Project
U.S. Department of Energy, WV-49
10282 Rock Springs Road
West Valley, New York 14171
Telephone: (800) 633-5280
Facsimile: (716) 942-4199
E-mail: sonja.allen@wvnsco.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding the WVDP or the EIS, contact Mr. Daniel Sullivan as described above. Those seeking general information on DOE’s NEPA process should contact:

Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, (EH-42)
Director
Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
Telephone: (202) 586-4600
Facsimile: (202) 586-7031
or leave a message at 1-800-472-2756, toll-free.

Questions for NYSERDA should be directed to:

Mr. Paul J. Bembia
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
10282 Rock Springs Road
West Valley, New York 14171
Telephone: (716) 942-4900
Facsimile: (716) 942-2148
E-mail: pjb@nyserda.org.

Those seeking general information on the SEQRA process should contact:

Mr. Hal Brodie
Deputy Counsel
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203-6399
Telephone: (518) 862-1090, ext. 3280
Facsimile: (518) 862-1091
E-mail: hb1@nyserda.org.

DOE and NYSERDA have prepared a detailed Notice of Intent for the Environmental Impact Statement which is available on the internet at www.nyserda.org/wvnoi.html and at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/nepa under "What’s New."

Additional information about NYSERDA’s West Valley Site Management Program is available on the internet at www.nyserda.org/programs/West_Valley/. Additional information about the WVDP is available on the internet at www.wv.doe.gov/linkingpages/insidewestvalley.htm .


NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (Department)

6 NYCRR Part 205, Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings, and amend Part 200, General Provisions.

The Department proposes to amend Part 205 to revise the architectural coatings volatiles organic compound (VOC) limits that are found in New York State regulation. It will set specific VOC limits (in grams per liter) for 52 AIM coating categories and require compliance with those limits by January 1, 2005. Also being amended is Part 200, General Provisions, and New York’s State Implementation Plan.

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Sections 1-0101, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, and 19-0305, the Department hereby gives notice of the following joint hearings for the proposed rulemaking and State Implementation Plan at the following locations and times:

April 28, 2003 1 p.m. NYSDEC Annex, Region 2, 11 - 15 47th Avenue, Hearing Room 106, Long Island City NY 11101

April 30, 2003 1 p.m. Mahoney State Office Building, 65 Court Street, Hearing Room Part 1, Buffalo NY 14203

May 2, 2003 1 p.m. NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Rooms 129A & B, Albany NY 12233

The hearings are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility. At the hearings, the Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests are required and should be submitted by April 14, 2003 to Stephanie Liddle, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, sxliddle@gw.dec.state.ny.us 518 402-8396.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared a Negative Declaration stating that the proposed action will not have an adverse effect on the environment.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearings. At each hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements, and since a cumulative record will be compiled it is not necessary for interested parties to attend each hearing.

Information may be obtained from Daniel S. Brinsko, NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3251, telephone: 518 402-8396; email, dsbrinsk@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements will be received until 5 p.m., May 12, 2003.

The proposed regulation may be obtained from any of the following Department offices:

Region 1
Building #40
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Attention: Ajay Shah

Region 2
Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Attention: Sam Lieblich

Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Attention: Robert Stanton

Region 4
1150 North Westcott Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
Attention: Rick Leone

Region 5
Hudson Street Extension,
Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Attention: Michael Stawarz

Region 6
Watertown State Office Bldg
317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
Attn: Tom Morgan

Region 7
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Attention: Reginald Parker

Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
Attention: Thomas Marriott

Region 9
270 Michigan Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Attention: Larry Sitzman


Negative Declaration

Wyoming County - The Village of Castile, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Castile Wastewater Collection and Treatment System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a gravity wastewater treatment facility that serves all of the properties within the Village.

Contact: Alton C Bean, Village of Castile, 51 N. Main Street, P. O. Box 515, Castile, NY 14427, phone: (585) 493-5340.


Wyoming County - The Village Board of the Village of Perry, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed re-zoning of Tax Map Nos. 88.19-3-21 and 88.-19-3-22 from the Residential District (R-2) to a Commercial District (C-1). The purpose of the rezone is to promote the use of the former Perry Central Elementary School Building as a viable office park. The project is located on Route 246, Village of Perry.

Contact: Dennis Vergason, Village of Perry, 46 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530, phone: (585) 237-2216.