ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

The Region 8 NYSDEC Office has issued an Emergency General Permit (#8-9908-00153/00003) for removal of woody debris and refuse from streams, state and federal wetlands, and waterways in areas affected by the April 4-5, 2003 ice storm. The permit is based upon Governor Patakiís April 5, 2003 ice storm emergency declaration and issued in accordance with Uniform Procedures Regulations 6 NYCRR Part 621.15(c).

The permit is available to any person, corporation, local government in Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Monroe, Seneca and Wayne counties. Projects which are not ice storm related or involve sediment removal will continue to be reviewed under standard permit application procedures. Applications for this permit must be received by August 29, 2003. The work covered by this permit must be completed by December 31, 2003. Local Soil & Water Conservation Districts will assist DEC by providing on-site review of projects and validating the plans for projects that do not exceed the scope of the emergency general permit. The work authorized by the permit is outside of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory jurisdiction.

For more information contact the county Soil & Water Conservation District (see below), or the Region 8 DEC Office in Avon at (585) 226-5400.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Livingston County SWCD, 129 Main Street, Box 152, Leicester, NY 14481 (585) 382-3214
Monroe County SWCD, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620-3036 (585) 473-2120
Ontario County SWCD, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 396-1450
Orleans County SWCD, 446 West Avenue, Albion, NY 14411-1589 (716) 589-5959/6504
Seneca County SWCD, 12 North Park St., Academy Square Building, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 (315) 568-4366/2585
Wayne County SWCD, 10 Leach Road, Lyons, NY 14489-9798 (315) 946-4136/4137


Pursuant to subdivision 5 of Section 23-1101 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following: The Department has determined that public bids for the leasing of a parcel of State land totaling 5.33 acres, underlying State Route 414 in the Town of Catlin, Chemung County, New York, for oil and natural gas production is unreasonable and impracticable.

The Department intends to lease such lands to Fortuna Energy Inc. for such purpose.

For further information contact:
Charles Gilchrist
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500
Telephone: (518) 402-8056


SERP Action - Negative Declaration

Livingston County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Town of Avon, as lead agency, has determined that the water system improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves a pump station on Agar Road, watermains on Lake and Pole Bridge Roads, pressure reducers on Lake and Lakeville Road, telemetry system to control the system, chlorination modifications at the two water storage tanks. The project is located on Agar, Lake and Pole Bridge Roads in the Town of Avon.

Contact: David LeFeber, Town of Avon, 27 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414, phone: (585)226-2425, fax: (585)226-9299, email:toaclerk@frontiernet.net.


Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The Chemung County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the Extension of Runway 6 And Taxiway "A" At the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves a 600 foot extension of runway 6, which also includes:

Contact: Ann L. Clarke, Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, Suite 1, 276 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845, phone: (607) 795-0402, fax: (607) 739-8539.


Notice of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Monroe County - The Director of Zoning City of Rochester, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Paetec Park Soccer Stadium. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Monday, June 30, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, City Hall Room 302-A, 30 Church Street. written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until noon July 14, 2003. The action involves construction of an outdoor stadium for professional soccer as well as other local events such as festivals, shows, and concerts. The proposed development consists of the playing field, seating area, concourse, suite level and administration building. Approximately 15 acres of land will be acquired from the City for the development. The vacant site is currently part of the Erie Canal Industrial Park and zoned M-1 Industrial. An Urban Renewal Plan has been prepared for the site and, if adopted, will cause the property to be rezoned to an Urban Renewal District. The site is bounded by W. Broad Street, Smith Street, the rear property lines of residences on Saratoga Avenue, and an abandoned railroad embankment and Lind Street. The project completion date is scheduled for June 2004.

Contact: Dorraine Carr Laudisi, Bureau of Bldgs and Zoning, City Hall Rm 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, phone: (585)428-6698.