Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 02/25/2004

Jefferson County

Applicant: Village of Clayton
PO Box 312 Municipal Bldg
Clayton, NY 13624 -0312
Facility: Clayton Frink Park
Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624
Application ID: 6-2232-00770/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
Create dockage for large vessels using the St. Lawrence River by rehabilitating approximately 366 feet of deteriorated bulkheading that consists of a combination of rock and rubble-filled wooden cribs and wooden pilings by installing sheetpiling along a portion of the structure to retain the existing fill materials.  The alignment of the structure will be straightened through the installation of pilings and a concrete relieving platform. Upland improvements will be made to the existing park area called Frink Park located on Riverside Drive in the Village of Clayton.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Clayton Village Board
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 12 2004.
Contact: Lawrence D Gunn
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
ldgunn@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Michael Klock
Facility: Klock Lake Ontario Property
18877 South Shore Rd
Three Mile Bay, NY 13693
Application ID: 6-2244-00586/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
Construct 130 L.F. of stacked limestone wall 5' high along the base of the eroded bank along
Lake Ontario at 18877 South Shore Road at Point Peninsula Village, Lyme (T), Jefferson Co.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 12 2004.
Contact: Lawrence D Gunn
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
ldgunn@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Tom Aman
Facility: Aman St Lawrence River Property
South Bay - Thousand Island Park
Thousand Island Park, NY 13692
Application ID: 6-2246-00406/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
Remove an existing dock and construct a 29' x 52' pipe-supported dock system with a 29' x 48' two slip boathouse; plus dredge approximately 140 cubic yards of rock and sediment from the slip areas all located in South Bay at Thousand Island Park on Wellesley Island.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 12 2004.
Contact: Lawrence D Gunn
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
ldgunn@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Jefferson County
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Facility: Cr 162 / Wetland RU-25
Cr 162, 1.5 Miles South of Rutland Center on State Wetland RU-25
Watertown, NY 13601
Application ID: 6-2254-00055/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reconstruct approximately 1600' of County Route 162, including an 800' substandard curve section passing through regulated freshwater wetland RU-25, a 48 acre, Class II mixed wooded,  wet meadow and emergent marsh wetland. Approximately .75 acres of wetland would be filled, with an equal amount reestablished through removal of the abandoned road section and replacement of previously stockpiled hydric soils.  The site is located approximately 1.60 miles South of Rutland Center and 2500' South of the intersection of CR 162 and CR 160.
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 12 2004.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Lewis County

Applicant: Flat Rock Wind Power LLC
7612 State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Facility: Flat Rock Wind Power Project
West of Cr 29, South of 177 and North of Flat Rock Road
Martinsburg, NY 13404
Application ID: 6-2399-00011/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Stormwater Discharge
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
Flat Rock Wind Power, LLC (FRWP) is proposing to develop a wind-powered generating facility
consisting of 187 wind turbines. Each turbine has a capacity of 1.5 megawatts (MW), and the
combined total capacity of the project is approximately 300 (MW). In addition to the wind
turbines, the project will involve construction of two meteorological towers, a system of gravel
access roads, a buried and aboveground electrical collection system, and a substation.  An
additional substation and a 10.3-mile long 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line will also be
constructed to connect the project with the existing electric transmission system (grid). These
transmission components are being reviewed separately by the New York State Public
Service Commission (NYSPSC) under Article VII of the NYS Public Service Law (PSL),
and are not subject to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or Article 15
and Article 24 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
    The 21,000 acre project will be developed on leased private land in the Towns of
Martinsburg, Harrisburg, and Lowville in two phases as described below.  The required permits,
if issued, will authorize both phases.
    Phase I will consist of a total of 94 General Electric (GE) wind turbines or equivalent
machines dispersed over approximately 10,200 acres.  Each turbine consists of an 80-meter-(262
-foot)-tall tubular steel tower; a 77-meter-(253-foot)-diameter rotor consisting of three 126-foot
-long composite blades; and a nacelle which houses the generator, transformer, and power train.
With a rotor blade oriented straight up, each turbine has a maximum height of approximately 390
feet (120 meters). The towers have a base diameter of approximately 15 feet and a top diameter
of 8 feet.  All of the nacelles are located on top of the towers and will be equipped with two
aviation warning lights, currently anticipated to be flashing strobes (white during the day, red at
night). All components of the turbine are proposed to be painted white.  A 6-foot-tall by 4-foot
-wide transformer will be located adjacent to the base of each tower, raising the voltage of the
electricity produced by the turbine generator up to the 34.5 kV voltage level of the collection
system.  The Phase I project will also include approximately 22.4 miles of gravel access roads, 31
miles of buried 34.5 kV electric cable, 3.76 miles of overhead 34.5 kV line, and two 80-meter
(262 foot) tall free-standing lattice meteorological towers. Phase I construction is expected to
begin in May 2004 and be completed in November 2004.
    Phase II will consist of 93 GE turbines with the same components and dimensions as
those described for Phase I and will be dispersed over approximately 10,900 acres.  Phase II will
include approximately 22 miles of access roads, 38 miles of buried cable, and 4.91 miles of
aboveground 115 kV line.  The location of some of these components is subject to possible
adjustment.  A new substation south of Nefsey Road and north of NYS Route 177 built as part of
Phase II will consolidate all the electric output of the 93 wind turbine generators and transform it
into 115 kV power for more efficient transport to the 230 kV Rector Road substation being built
as part of Phase I.  The Nefsey Road substation will be approximately 0.60 acre in size, and
include transformers, breakers, switches, relays, meters, and associated equipment.  It will be
enclosed by a chain-link fence and connected to NYS Route 177 by a gravel access road. Phase
II is anticipated to begin in May 2005 and be completed in November 2005.
    Construction of the project will also require the development of three material
laydown/construction staging areas totaling 22 acres.  Phase I staging areas are proposed on open
fields off of Gardner Road and Keener Hill Road and will be approximately 13.5 and 3.7 acres,
respectively. The Phase II staging area will be located north of NYS Route 177 covering an area
of approximately 5 acres.
    Regulated freshwater wetlands and state-protected streams are located within the project
site, and permits are required for the construction of access roads, the construction of the
turbines, and the buried electric cable interconnection lines. However, the locations of project
components were selected to avoid or minimize wetland and stream disturbance. The project as
proposed will result in temporary impacts to 0.09 acres of state-regulated freshwater wetlands
and 0.04 acres of state-protected streams, and permanent impacts to approximately 0.05 acres
of state-regulated freshwater wetlands. The applicant has agreed to provide acceptable
compensatory mitigation for the permanent impacts to state-regulated freshwater wetlands. In
addition, the applicant is currently investigating mitigation options with the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers to compensate for the impacts to federally-regulated wetlands.
    The proposed project is located on the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, west of the
Village of Lowville, in Lewis County, New York.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Martinsburg 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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
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 12 2004.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oneida County

Applicant: Robert H Montroy
Facility: Montroy Roadway
1.75 Mi. West of Jewell, 0.5 Mi. N of RT.49/ Hall Rd. Intersection East Side
North Bay, NY 13123
Application ID: 6-3064-00185/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the construction of a 35 ft. x 200 ft.gravel roadway partly within the adjacent area of DEC, Class II regulated wetland J-9. This will provide access to a proposed 70 ft. trailer, leachfield and well all beyond the regulated 100 ft. wetland adjacent area.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 12 2004.
Contact: J Joseph Homburger
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica SUB-OFFICE
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
jjhombur@gw.dec.state.ny.us

St Lawrence County

Applicant: Kayem Partners
1040 Fifth Avenue, Apt. 6C
New York, NY 10028 -0137
Facility: Kayem Partners - Amell Bank
Highway 56
Colton, NY 13625
Application ID: 6-4028-00035/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to renew an expired mining permit to mine sand and gravel from a 19 acre life of mine on a 1,000 acre parcel owned by the applicant.  The site is located 500' East of NYS Route 56, 4.5 miles North of the intersection of NYS Route 56 and NYS Route 3. Onsite processing is proposed.  No expansion or modification of the original mining plan is proposed.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
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 26 2004.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Andrea D Marotta
Facility: Merotta Property on Chippewa Point
Chippewa Point ROAD|3 Miles North of Chippewa Bay, .5 Miles From NYS Rt 12
Hammond, NY 13646
Application ID: 6-4042-00368/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a residential Adirondack style 30' X 30' wooden storage shed at her property off Dubois Road, on Chippewa Bay, approximately 1000' Northeast of Sheephead Point, approximately 3 miles North of the hamlet of Chippewa Bay.  The site is located in the adjacent area of regulated freshwater wetland CB-6, a 39 acre Class II mixed emergent, shrub and wet meadow wetland.
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 12 2004.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals