Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 01/28/2004

Allegany County

Applicant: Barry C Searl
Facility: Searl Topsoil Mine
8691 Spring Valley Road
Friendship, NY 14739
Application ID: 9-0248-00115/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Cuba, Allegany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine topsoil wth material processing by a non-motorized pipe screen, affecting a total of 8.3 acres of land (7.3 acres for excavation; 1 acre for processing).  The estimated life of the mine is 5 years.  The reclamation objective for the excavation area is to return it to its current use as a corn field.  The reclamation objective for the processing area is to make it suitable for constructing a farm barn.  The mine site is on the north side of Spring Valley Road, west of the applicant's residence (address above).
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 Feb 27 2004.
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

Erie County

Applicant: P V S Chemicals Inc
55 Lee St
Buffalo, NY 14210 -2109
Facility: Pvs Chemicals
55 Lee St
Buffalo, NY 14210
Application ID: 9-1402-00435/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Buffalo, Erie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes an existing discharge of approximately 5 million gallons per day of non-contact cooling wastewater to Buffalo River from a chemical manufacturing plant at the applicant's facility located at 55 Lee Street in the City of Buffalo. The permit includes the construction and implementation of a pH adjustment system as well as revised limits and action levels for ammonia, mercury and total phenolics. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elmination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number NY0110043.

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 Mar 1 2004.
Contact: Penny R Dempsey
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
prdempse@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Aurora
5 South Grove St
East Aurora, NY 14052 -2351
Facility: Aurora Water District #18
Blakeley Corners, Emery Road, Center Street
Aurora, NY 14052
Application ID: 9-1424-00123/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Aurora, Erie County
Project Description:
The proposal is for establishment of Town of Aurora Water District No. 18 and the taking of a supply of water in amounts estimated to average 283,00 gallons per day to serve up to 1,001 residential users. Water is to be taken from the surplus the Village of East Aurora has under the terms of a water agreement. The Village of East Aurora receives its water as a bulk customer from the Erie County Water Authority. Maximum daily demand is estimated at 510,000 gallons per day. The first phase will involve the installation of 105,000 feet of watermain, two storage tanks, two pump stations and related appurtenances such as fire hydrants and will serve approximately 429 developed and 127 undeveloped parcels. One of the proposed water mains will be constructed through a Class II freshwater wetland identified as HO-11 located 550 feet south of the Bailey Road-Center Street intersection. The proposed water district is in the southern portion of the town bounded by the East and West Branches of Cazenovia Creek. Application materials and documents in support of the request for a permit can be reviewed at the regional office in Buffalo. Comments both for and against the project should be submitted by the comment date listed in this notice.
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:
Aurora Town Board
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 Feb 13 2004.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County

Applicant: Redland Quarries NY Inc
270 Northpointe Pkwy Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14228
Facility: Redland Quarries NY Inc- Niagara Quarry
8875 Quarry Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Application ID: 9-2930-00015/02001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Niagara, Niagara County
Project Description:
The Department has made an initial determination to approve the requested Air State Facility permit modification for the use of waste oil as alternate fuel at both the asphalt batch plant and drum mix blacktop plant.  By accepting enforceable permit conditions limiting production  during any consecutive12-month period to 500,000 tons for the drum plant and 300,000 tons for the batch plant, Lafarge will be able to limit facility-wide potential emissions to less than the major source applicability thresholds for nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).  By accepting this federally enforceable limit, the facility will not be subject to the major source requirements of 6NYCRR, Part 212.10-Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements for Major Sources of VOC and NOx ; 6NYCRR, Part 231-2 -Non-Attainment Area New Source Review, and the Title V permitting requirements of 6NYCRR, Part 201-6.
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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Feb 27 2004.
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

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals