Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 11/26/2003

Niagara County

Applicant: Forest City Land Group
2728 Niagara Falls Blvd
Suite 9
Niagara Falls, NY 14304 -3045
Facility: Wheatfield Lakes Development
South of Jagow & Ferchen Rds and West of Sy Rd
Wheatfield, NY
Application ID: 9-2940-00144/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Wheatfield, Niagara County
Project Description:
As part of residential subdivision construction in the Wheatfield Lakes Planned Unit Development, 0.40 acre of Federally jurisdictional wetlands will be unavoidably impacted.  The project will impact 0.37 acre of linear wetland presently located within a drainageway crossing the 113 acre project site, and indirectly impact an additional 0.03 acre of an off-site wetland.  The applicant has applied for a Nationwide Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to authorize wetland impacts associated with the development, and requires Water Quality Certification pursuant to Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and 6 NYCRR Part 608.9 of the applicable State regulations.  Three stormwater ponds will ultimately increase the amount of wetlands present on the project site from 0.45 acre to over 2.4 acres, will increase the overall aquatic habitat in the form of ponds, will improve the overall water quality in the form of reduced sedimentation and increased biofiltration, and will address stormwater issues related to the existing drainageway.  The Wheatfield Lakes Planned Unit Development is located south of Jagow Road and Ferchen Roads, and west of Sy Road.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Wheatfield Town Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Dec 15 2003.
Contact: Jeffrey E Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals