Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Genesee County - The Village Board of the Village of Attica, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Attica Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Attica has prepared a new Comprehensive Plan in response to a number of factors affecting the Village’s quality-of-life and character. The Plan provides a framework for the Village to use in fostering future economic growth and downtown revitalization.
The recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan are intended to enhance the Village’s traditional community character and to provide additional protection of its natural and historic resources. The Comprehensive Plan includes a number of recommendations specific to guiding compatible land use and zoning patterns that are based on the capacity of the land, promoting historic preservation and quality urban design, fostering sustainable economic development and tourism, improving multi-modal transportation efficiency and safety, conserving open space and natural resources, and enhancing recreational and community facilities. The project is located in the entire Village of Attica.
Contact: Douglas Post, 9 Water Street, Attica, New York, 14011, phone: (585)591-0898, fax: (585)591-3359.
Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Canisteo River Basin Unit Management Plan which sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the management of 7,715 acres on ten parcels of state land in Steuben County. The plan details all proposed management actions for a ten-year period, from 2002-2012. A review and amendment process will take place at the end of the fifth year. Public participation has been sought via mailings and a public meeting on July 23, 2002. Full consideration for public input will be sought prior to completion of the final draft.
Management activities planned for the unit include: the general maintenance and improvement of the facilities, public access to the state land, and managing the vegetation and wildlife, including the creation and maintenance of open fields and some logging. Other activities include the construction of two forest access roads and four parking lots to increase public safety and access, and the creation and maintenance of small water hole amphibian activity centers, and designating trails for recreational use. The project is located in the Towns of Rathbone, Cameron, Howard, Greenwood and Jasper, and Hornellsville .
Contact: Gretchen Cicora, NYS DEC, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, phone: (607) 776-2165 Ext. 29.
Ontario & Yates Counties - The Ontario County SWCD, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Timber Harvesting Local Law. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 13, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at South Bristol Town Hall, 6500 Gannett Hill Road West, Naples. Written comments will be accepted until public 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 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 prt of the Canandaigua Lake Water shed 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 DeRue, Ontario County SWCD, 480 North Main, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 396-1450, ext. 25, fax: (585) 396-0137.