Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/28/2003

Chemung County

Applicant: David W Bowers
Facility: Bowers Topsoil Pit
S Corning Rd, Co Rt 10
Big Flats, NY 14814
Application ID: 8-0724-00043/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Big Flats, Chemung County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify and expand an existing 18.6 acre topsoil, sand and gravel mine by adding 6.3 acres to the Life-of-Mine (LOM) acreage.  The project site is the applicant’s property, the Bowers Topsoil Mine, located on South Corning Road northwest of the intersection of Steege Hill Road in the Town of Big Flats, Chemung County.  The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of topsoil and sand and gravel.  Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material below the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the expansion area.  Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed “run-of-bank”, or processed with portable equipment.  Final reclamation will restore the site to open space and wildlife habitat to include wetlands and deeper water ponds.  Upland reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture.  Application materials are available for public review at the Regional Office of NYS DEC.
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 Jun 30 2003.
Contact: David L Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monroe County

Applicant: Penfield - T
3100 Atlantic Ave
Penfield, NY 14526 -9722
Facility: PENFIELD-T Dock
1135 Empire Blvd
Rochester, NY 14609
Application ID: 8-2642-00231/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Marinas & Moorings
Project is Located: Penfield, Monroe County
Project Description:
The Town of Penfield proposes to remove an existing 8' dock and install a 4'6" x 35' permanent dock with a 10' x 20' seasonal floating dock within Irondequoit Creek located in Fresh Water Wetland PN-1(I). Additionally, the applicant proposes to install a staircase and accessible ramp to reach the dock in the Wetland Adjacent Area. The path will follow the existing contour and will occupy approximately 270 square feet to negotiate the existing slope. Excavation will be no more than 6 inches deep and wood chips will be used as the path surface. The proposed location is at 1135 Empire Blvd. within Irondequoit Creek and will operate in conjunction with the Ellison Park Wetlands Facility. The Heritage Christian Home will utilize the site to train its clients in canoeing other nature oriented activities, in addition to activities of the Town of Penfield and the Bay Creek Paddling Company.
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 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 June 13, 2003.
Contact: Jenny a Landry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466

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