ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

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Consolidated SPDES Renewals

NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND AN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE DRAFT HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DRAFT GENERIC EIS

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared a draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, pursuant to Chapter 618 of the New York Laws of 1987 and Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1102.

The Siting Plan is to be used as guidance by any hazardous waste facility siting board reviewing proposals for siting certain new or expanded hazardous waste management facilities within New York State and for Department and other State government agencies to use to assure the availability of sufficient hazardous waste facility capacity.

An additional legislative public hearing to receive comments from the public on the draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS will be held at:

Lewiston-Porter Senior High School Auditorium
4061 Creek Road
Youngstown, NY 14174
(716) 754-8281
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
6:00 p.m.

The hearing location is reasonably accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services can be made available to the hearing-impaired at no charge, upon request to the Department within a reasonable time period prior to the hearings.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies, etc., which may be affected by the proposed Siting Plan are invited to attend the hearing and to submit either written or oral statements. The hearing session will continue until all persons wishing to make statements have been heard. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Written statements received prior to the close of the public comment period and oral statements made at each hearing session will be given equal weight.

In addition, the public comment period has been extended to April 19, 2004. Written statements must be received by close of business, April 19, 2004, addressed to Mr. Glenn Milstrey, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7251, faxed to: (518) 402-9024, or e-mailed to hwsiting@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS can be found on the Department’s website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/index.html under the Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials’ "What’s New" section. A hard copy is also available for review at each of the nine Department Regional Offices. To obtain additional information, please contact Glenn Milstrey, at 518-402-8612, or Deborah Aldrich, at (518)402-8730.


Negative Declaration

Niagara County - The City of Lockport, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Exchange Street Overflow Elimination Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The purpose of this project is to eliminate combine sewer from discharging into the Eighteenmile Creek culvert. A new drill hole will be made into an existing interceptor sewer tunnel constructed at the intersection of Exchange and Market Streets. A total of about 425 feet of 15” and 24” sewer pipe will be installed. This sewer pipe will convey sewer flows from an existing diversion chamber to the interceptor sewer tunnel.

Contact: Gary Andes, City of Lockport, 31 Exchange Street, Lockport, NY 14094, phone: (716) 439-6750, fax: (716) 439-6605.