Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 06/11/2003

Genesee County

Applicant: Batavia - C
10 W Main St
Batavia, NY 14020 -2040
Facility: NYS Route 5
1.2 Km W of City Line to .3 Km E of East City Line
Batavia, NY
Application ID: 8-1899-00022/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Batavia, Genesee County
Project Description:
The applicant has proposed a 6 kilometer reconstruction of NYS Route 5 through the Town and City of Batavia which includes city drainage improvements. Four existing drainage culverts which flow to Tonowanda Creek (Class C, Navigable, Flood Control Project) as part of the storm sewer system, are to be replaced with larger culverts.  One ~100 meter section of Tonowanda Creek is to be filled on the outside bank and cut on the inside in order to flatten, and therefore stabilize, the outside bank slope. The application is available for public review and comment at the NYS DEC Regional Office.
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:
Batavia City Council
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 Jun 27 2003.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Livingston County

Applicant: Atofina Chemicals Inc
2000 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Facility: Atofina Chemicals Inc
North of Rt 63
Piffard, NY 14454
Application ID: 8-2452-00006/00043
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: York, Livingston County
Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has reviewed the Corrective Measures Study for ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. and has made a tentative selection of a final remedy to address site contamination at the ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.(ATOFINA) facility.  The Statement of Basis for the tentatively selected remedy is available for public review and comment until July 28, 2003.  The NYSDEC will hold a public availability session on June 17, 2003 at the York Town Hall from 7:00 pm.- 9:00 p.m., to provide the public with additional information about this action.    

PROJECT SUMMARY

The ATOFINA Geneseo Facility is located in the Town of York, Livingston County, New York.  ATOFINA is located within the flood plain of the Genesee River, which forms the site’s northern boundary.  Agricultural and undeveloped land form the east and west boundary and a residential area is located to the southwest.  The ATOFINA property consists of approximately 300 acres of land located off NYS Route 63.  Approximately 75 acres of the 300 acre property are used for material processing. The facility began operations in 1953.  Primary products manufactured at the facility are organic peroxides which serve as feed materials for the plastics industry.  Since 1988, ATOFINA has conducted many investigations of the facility to locate and characterize potential impacts related to their operations.  In 2002, ATOFINA completed a corrective measures study (CMS) evaluating remedial alternatives for the site.  In addition to evaluating possible corrective measures for individual Solid Waste Management Units, the CMS included an evaluation of site-wide soils, groundwater and surface water.  The CMS also contains an “Ecological Assessment/Fish and Wildlife Impact analysis” and a “Human Health Risk Assessment”.

TENTATIVE DETERMINATION

Based on the results of the CMS, the Department has tentatively selected the remedy described below:

    Selective Waste Removal at the East Landfill Area
    Containment/Closure/Stabilization with soil cover system for the Building 35 Surface Impoundment.
    Closure with selective removal of fill material for the former Container storage area


These actions constitute the proposed final corrective action remedy for this investigation area.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the New York State regulations for Article 8 [the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)], NYSDEC has determined that the proposed action, described above, is an unlisted action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file for this action.

Copies of the Statement of Basis and selected supporting documents (site investigation and corrective measures study reports for the ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc, Geneseo facility) are available for inspection at the:
New York State                New York State
Dept. of Environmental Conservation    Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Region 8                    Bureau of Solid Waste
6274 East Avon-Lima Road                               and Corrective Action
Avon, New York  14414            625 Broadway - 8th Floor
Contact Person: Lisa Porter            Albany, New York  12233-7252
Telephone: 585/226-5402            Contact Person: Kent Johnson
                        Telephone:  518/402-8594

A copy of the Statement of Basis, which summarizes the remedy selection process for ATOFINA Chemicals Inc., may be obtained by contacting the aforementioned Department staff located in Albany and Avon.

HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS

All comments will be considered in making the final decision concerning selection of the remedy.  A response to any comments submitted will be issued which will identify any changes to the proposed remedy and will describe and respond to the issues raised in writing or at the availability session.  A notice of the decision will be sent to each person who submits written comments or who requests such notice.  Written comments about this action must be sent to the above-listed contact person at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office. A public hearing will be scheduled if warranted based on comments received.

All comments must be submitted in writing no later than July 28, 2003.
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 Jul 28 2003.
Contact: Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466

Monroe County

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12232
Facility: NYS Route 252 (JEFFERSON Rd)
NYS Route 252 From Ballantyne Bridge Over Genesee R to Pittsford
Rochester, NY
Application ID: 8-2699-00087/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Henrietta, Monroe County
Project Description:
The overall project involves the reconstruction of approximately 5 miles of Jefferson Road (NYS Route 252),within the Towns of Chili, Henrietta, Brighton in Monroe County,  from 1300  feet west of the Genesee River to 300 feet east of Edgewood Avenue. In addition to total reconstruction of the roadway, the project will include construction of bike space, new  sidewalks, additional turning lanes, additional through travel lanes, and the replacement of the Jefferson Road Bridge over the Genesee River with a new wider bridge. To increase maneuvering area for vehicles at major intersections near the Genesee River Bridge, portions of Scottsville Road (NYS Route 383) and East River Road will be reconstructed with new alignments and the NYS Route 383 bridge over Black Creek will be removed and replaced. The project will result in unavoidable loss or alteration of 1.78 acres of combined Federal and State Wetlands, of which 0.94 acres are State Wetlands, and 19.2 acres of State Wetland adjacent area. To compensate for the wetland losses, that could not be avoided or further minimized, DOT has proposed the following mitigation within the project corridor: (1) In Phase I of the project, 1.5 acres of emergent marsh and wet meadow will be created adjacent to the Genesee River and (2) in Phase II of the project, 0.3 acres of stream restoration will be undertaken.



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 Dept of Transportation
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 Jun 30 2003.
Contact: Peter a Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
palent@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ontario County

Applicant: Flcc Foundation
4355 Lakeshore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Facility: Muller Conservation Field Station
6455 County Rd 36
Honeoye, NY 14471
Application ID: 8-3222-00076/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Canadice, Ontario County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a replacement sub-surface absorption field in the Adjacent Area of regulated NYS DEC Freshwater Wetland SP-3 (Class I), as part of an on-site wastewater system for the existing building at the Finger Lakes Community College's Muller Conservation Field Station. The site is located on Route 36 approximately 3 miles north of its intersection with East Lake Road. 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:
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 Jun 27 2003.
Contact: Jenny a Landry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466

Applicant: Richard N Hilton
Facility: Hilton Farms
3188 Co Rd 47
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Application ID: 8-3234-00020/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Hopewell, Ontario County
Project Description:
The applicant, with the technical assistance of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, proposes to install 400 lineal feet of 48" smooth culvert in man-made tributary to Freshour Creek for the purposes of siting a new farm structure and preventing untreated barnyard runoff from entering the stream. The site is located on CR 47, ~1.15 miles north of SRs 5 & 20. 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 Jun 27 2003.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
msmiglio@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: Monroe County Water Authority
475 Norris Dr
Rochester, NY 14610 -2425
Facility: Monroe Co Water Authority Service Area
Monroe Co & Some Towns Outside Co. Exc. Rochester, Henrietta & Some Villages
Various, NY
Application ID: 8-9908-00069/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Webster, Multiple Counties
Project Description:
The Villages of East Rochester and Spencerport drinking water service classifications are changing from wholesale to retail.  The Monroe County Water Authority has entered 40 year lease management agreements with the Villages of East Rochester and Spencerport and will directly serve all customers.  The Authority will operate and maintain the water systems in accordance with the executed agreements.
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:
Monroe County Water Authority
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 Jun 27 2003.
Contact: Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466

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