Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 08/13/2003

Cattaraugus County

Applicant: Gernatt Asphalt Products Inc
Box 400 Taylor Hollow Rd
Collins, NY 14034
Facility: Gernatt Bedrock Gravel Pit
South of Rt 219 & West of Horton Rd
Great Valley, NY 14741
Application ID: 9-0444-00002/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Great Valley, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The actions proposed by Gernatt to modify the existing mining activities at this facility include the following:
  • Add a total of 32.01 acres to the existing 87 acre mine for a total of approximately 119.01 acres.  Of the additional areas, 26.74 acres owned by the applicant on the west side of Great Valley Creek includes the former 6.9 acre Woodmancy mine (DEC ID 9-0444-00014/00001) and the former Lindell mine (mined prior to the Mined Land Reclamation Law).  The remaining 5.27 acres, owned by Bedrock, Inc., are located east of Great Valley Creek.
  • Replace the processing plant (crushing, screening and washing), product stockpiles, office and sales area from its present Horton Road location east of Great Valley Creek, with a new plant at McDonald Road, west of Great Valley Creek, with a raw material conveyor and process water circulation pipelines on an elevated crossing structure spanning Great Valley Creek and the Floodway portion of the 100-year flood plain.  Porter Creek is proposed to be culverted through the new processing area. Demolition of the residence at 6589 McDonald Road will be necessary to make way for the new processing area. Variance from the property line set-back standard along the north property boundary contiguous with Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad is requested, to facilitate direct access from the new processing area to the adjacent railroad siding.  The new plant is proposed to remain in operation as an industrial sand and gravel processing facility after reclamation of the mine excavation area east of Great Valley Creek for recreation.
  • Increase the size of the eastern lake mine excavation area from currently authorized 36 acres to 44.8 acres and increase its authorized depth from approximately 45 feet to approximately 74 feet.   The mine lakes will continue to be used as a  processing water source and as  settling basins for used process water throughout the life of the mine and beyond.  The applicantís existing State Pollutant Discharge Permit, DEC ID 9-0444-00002/00004, for (ultimate) water discharge from the western lake of the mine to a Great Valley Creek tributary, will not need to be modified as no changes in discharge parameters are proposed.
  • Reconfigure the intersection of Mc Donald Road, with U.S. Route 219 to mitigate potential adverse traffic impacts because of the existing intersection location and configuration.  McDonald Road provides access to the new processing area.

The Department has drafted an Air State Facility Permit for the installation and operation of the new processing equipment, which will constitute the stationary emission sources requiring an air pollution control permit.  This equipment will consist of crushers, screens and conveyors.  The facility is subject to 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOO, Standards of Performance for Nonmetalic Mineral Processing Plants.  All processing equipment will be electrically powered and electricity may be generated on site by a diesel powered generator.  The draft permit contains a state and federally enforceable condition for limiting the operation of the generator to 4,000 hours per year to maintain oxide of nitrogen emissions below the 100 tons per year Title V (US Clean Air Act) permitting applicability threshold.  This draft permit represents a tentative determination and does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the proposed  equipment.

The DSEIS and  Draft Air State Facility Permit, may be reviewed at the Departmentís Region 9 Office (270 Michigan Ave. Buffalo, NY), Region 9 Allegany Suboffice, Great Valley Town Hall and/or the Bedrock Gravel Pit office.  All other Complete Application documents may be reviewed at the Departmentís  Allegany Office upon appointment with the contact person.  See also the SEQR Notice in this issue.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Sep 12 2003.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cattaraugus Community Action Inc
25 Jefferson St
Salamanca, NY 14779
Facility: Underwood Manor
Union Road
Hinsdale, NY 14743
Application ID: 9-0446-00010/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a modification to the existing permit (NY0204781) and has prepared a draft permit which is available for review and comment at the regional office. The permit would allow the surface discharge of 2,400 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the unnamed tributary #2 of Oil Creek (identified as PA 53-54-11-2). Tributary #2 has a class and standard of "A". A new treatment system consisting of a septic tank and sand filter with disinfection would replace the existing failing treatment system. The facility is located approximately 500 feet north of Route 446 on the east side of Union Hill Road.  
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:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Sep 12 2003.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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