Consolidated SPDES Renewals
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 Pataki’s 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
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
Monroe County - The NYS Department of Tranporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Commercial use of Compressed Natural Gas Facility proposed in Rush, NY will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the commercial operation of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Facility to be installed within the Park and Ride Lot on Route 15 in Rush, NY. The facility will be operated by a private company (to be named at a future date) for the sale of CNG for use by state, municipal, commercial an private vehicles that utilize CNG fuel. The project is located at the Park and Ride Lot off Route 15 in Rush, NY.
Contact: Wayne McCready, Manager of Landscape/Environmental R-4, 1530 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623, phone: (585) 272-3376.
Ontario County - The Town of Geneva Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Belhurst Castle Expansion Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 3 story, 30,000+/- square foot expansion to the existing facility to include a new lounge, reception and guest registration, banquet area, twenty guest rooms, a retail winery and visitors center as well new parking areas and associated site improvements. The project is located at 4069 NYS Route 14 – Town of Geneva.
Contact: William McAdoo, Town of Geneva, 3750 County Road 6, Geneva, NY 14456, phone: (315) 789-3922, fax: (315) 789-7753.