ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES
Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session
Chautauqua County - The Towns of Ripley and Westfield, as lead agencies, have determined that the proposed Chautauqua Wind Energy Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Notice is hereby given that the Towns of Ripley and Westfield, New York will hold two sessions of a public hearing on August 21, 2003, at Eason Hall, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, New York for the purpose of receiving public comment. The first session of the public hearing will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and the second session of the public hearing will be held from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Written comments on the Draft Scoping Document and on the potentially significant adverse impacts to be addressed in the draft EIS will be accepted by the Town Board through the close of business on August 29, 2003. Written comments may be submitted until the close of business on August 29, 2003 to either Town Supervisor at the following addresses: John Potter, Supervisor, Town of Ripley, 1 Park Street, Ripley, NY 14775 or Martha Bills, Supervisor, Town of Westfield, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787. Copies of the Draft Scoping Document may be reviewed in the offices of the Town Clerks of either Town.
Contact: John Potter, Supervisor, Town of Ripley, 1 Park Street, Ripley, NY 14775 or Martha Bills, Supervisor, Town of Westfield, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787.
Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS
Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental EIS on the proposed Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. Bedrock Gravel Pit Modifications. The actions proposed by Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. 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, to 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 processing area is proposed to remain in operation as an industrial sand and gravel facility after the mine excavation area, east of Great Valley Creek, has been reclaimed 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 east of Great Valley Creek 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.
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 project is located on Horton Road and McDonald Road, Town of Great Valley.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 182 East Union - Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, phone: (716) 372-0645.