ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 851012, known as the Ingersoll-Rand Foundry Site. This site is located in the Town of Erwin, Village of Painted Post, within the County of Steuben, and is located at 101 Chemung Street - West end of Water Street. The reason for deletion is:

The Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) cleanup was satisfactorily completed under a DEC Consent Order. No PCBs were detected in groundwater. Based on the results of several rounds of groundwater sampling on and off-site, including the Village of Painted Post water supply well #4, it was concluded that the Ingersoll - Rand Foundry Site is not the source of the low-level [generally less than 5 parts per billion (ppb)] trichloroethane (TCA) in groundwater. The Village of Painted Post has been blending water from its uncontaminated well #3 and well #4 water. TCA has not been detected in the finished water. On January 10, 2001, Ingersoll - Rand filed the required deed restriction in the Steuben County Clerk's Office. No further remedial work is required at this site.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: M. D. Mehta
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E. Avon Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

All written comments must be received by August 9, 2003. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 8 Headquarters in Avon, NY.


Negative Declaration

Livingston County - The Town of Mt. Morris, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Mt. Morris Sewer District No. 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Mt. Morris planning to install sanitary sewer facilities to replace failing on-site septic systems in an area along NYS Route 36 just south of the Village of Mount Morris. A total of 2,150 linear feet of gravity sewer and 1,375 linear feet of forcemain will be constructed. The facilities will be constructed along the west side of NYS Route 36. An area along NYS Route 408 will also be included in Sewer District No. 1, but sanitary sewer facilities have already been installed in this area and no new construction will occur. Wastewater will be treated at the Village of Mt. Morris treatment plant. The project is portion of NYS Route 36, Town of Mt. Morris.

Contact: Stuart Brown, Stuart I. Brown Associates, 640 CrossKeys Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450, phone: (585) 223-3430, fax: (585) 223-0468, e-mail: sibrown@frontiernet.net


Yates County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Penn Yan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law C of 2003 for the Village of Penn Yan, amending the Xoning Law of the Village will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves addition of "sport facility" as permitted use in the Industrial(I) and GeneralCommerciall (GC) Zoning districts in the Village of Penn Yan.

Contact: Lionda Banach, Village Clerk, 3 Maiden Lane, Penn Yan, NY 14527, phone: (315) 536-3015.


Notice of Acceptance of Generic Draft EIS With Public Hearing

Ontario & Yates Counties - The Ontario County SWCD, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Timber Harvesting Local Law. A public hearing on the Generic Draft EIS will be held on August 13, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. at the South Bristol Town Hall, 6500 Gannett Hill Road West, Naples. Comment Period ends September 8, 2003. This is a regulatory action. The action involves adoption of a local Timber Harvesting Law by municipalities within the watersheds of Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes. This local law strives to protect water quality in the area by requiring the use of appropriate Best Management Practices and stipulating specific practices to follow. Some of the major stipulations under this law prohibit harvesting operations within a 15-ft wide buffer zone measured from the shoreline of any surface water and require completion of a full Timber Harvesting Plan in areas with greater than a 15% slope. Code Enforcement Officers (CEO) will be given authority, with due cause and upon complaint, to enter and inspect properties affected by timber harvesting operations to ensure proper procedures are being followed. Furthermore, the CEOs can suspend or revoke a timber harvesting permit upon notification of violations to this law, until such time as restorations are completed.

The proposed law expands on the work started by the Timber Harvesting Committee established as part of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Management Plan. It is the result of several years of effort and negotiations among the eight municipalities in both Ontario and Yates counties.

The project is located in the Towns of Bristol, Canadice, Gorham, Naples, Richmond, and South Bristol in Ontario County, and the Towns of Italy and Middlesex in Yates County

Contact: Tom De Rue, Ontario County SWCD Manager, 480 North Main, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585)396-1450 x25, fax: (585) 396-0137.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Smith Gravel Mine, Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting Company, Inc. DEC 8-4630-00080/00001 - MLR 8039-30-0796. The action involves the development of a 134.5 acre sand and gravel mine on a 244.6 acre parcel. The mine will operate as a traditional surface excavation of sand and gravel by mechanical equipment including mining below the water table using a dragline. Mining will occur at this site in five phases starting in the northern part of the site and moving south as each phase is excavated over the estimated 20 year life of the mining operation. The excavated material will be washed, screened and crushed. Wash water will be directed to settling ponds and recirculated for reuse. Final reclamation will restore the site to open water recreational ponds. As part of this project, the applicant has proposed to construct a new bridge on Curtis Hollow Road over the Cohocton River in order to alleviate the potential for traffic impacts on that road. The project site is bounded on the south by Curtis Hollow Road, the east and north by the Cohocton River, and on the west by I-86. The site is located in the Town of Campbell, Steuben County.

More detailed information on this project can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2003/20030423/Reg8.html

Contact: David L. Bimber, NYS DEC, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 4414-9519, phone: (585) 226-5401, fax: (585) 226-2830, E-mail: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us