Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/30/2003

Steuben County

Applicant: Glenn H Curtiss Museum of Local History Inc
8419 Sr 54
Hammondsport, NY 14840
Facility: Glenn H Curtiss Museum & Trail
8419 Sr 54
Hammondsport, NY
Application ID: 8-4672-00179/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Urbana, Steuben County
Project Description:
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum proposes to convert a C-46 aircraft to function as a sign to indicate the location of the Museum. The plane is to be placed on three concrete/steel piers, one under each engine and one under airplane’s tail section. Each of the concrete piers will be supported by an 8 ft. square and 2 ft. thick concrete pad that will be 4 ft. below grade.  The plane and concrete piers will be located within NYS Freshwater Wetland HP-3. The placement of the aircraft on the piers will use equipment and staging areas that are located outside of the wetland proper and within developed areas of the wetland adjacent area.  There will be less than 0.1 acres permanent disturbance to the wetland from construction of the piers. There will be no public access to the “sign” aircraft. A maintenance plan will prevent growing of woody vegetation in a specified area around "sign" aircraft, with the objective of maintaining the wetland area as a wet meadow that will allow visibility without compromising all wetland function and benefits. A compensatory mitigation plan has been developed which will involve plantings of Streamco willow and silky dogwood, which will provide additional shading of a protected trout stream that flows through wetland adjacent to the project site.
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 cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Aug 15 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

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