ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Northwest Storage Area
City of Seneca Falls, Seneca County
State of New York

Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. Goulds Pumps Administration, Inc. has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on March 19, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 240 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, New York 13148. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from March 31, 2004 through April 30, 2004. A copy of the application as well as a copy of the Draft Remedial Action Work Plan available by contacting the Department’s representative at the address listed below or in the document repository for this site located at the Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

The referenced documents are draft and have not been reviewed by the Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, will review these documents during the public comment period.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7013
ATTN: Ed Belmore
Phone #: (518) 402-9814


Hearing Notice

STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), will hold legislative public hearings on amendments to proposed rules, Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines, and Part 200, General Provisions, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 1-0101. 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0301, 19-0303, 19-0305, 71-2103, and 71-2105.

The purpose of the rule amendment is to revise the existing Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program to incorporate modifications that California has made to its vehicle emission control program relating to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate. New York is also proposing to amend the Alternative Compliance Plan option in Part 218 to extend the expiration date of the option and to revise plan flexibilities. Adoption of these modifications is necessary to reduce emissions of air contaminants from new motor vehicles, and will also provide for continuing advancement of motor vehicle emissions control technology.

The Department will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by April 30, 2004, to Laura Becker, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, 518- 402-8451, ljbecker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Hearings will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Wednesday, May 12, 2004, 11:00 a.m.
NYSDEC Region 8 Office
Conference Room
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
(Rts. 5 and 20)
Avon, NY 14414

Thursday, May 13, 2004, 1:00 p.m.
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Public Assembly Room 129B
Albany NY 12233

Friday, May 14, 2004, 10:00 a.m.
NYSDEC
Region 2
11-15 47th Ave.
Hearing Room 106
Long Island City NY 11101-13215

Pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Department has prepared Negative Declarations stating that the proposed actions will not have a significant effect on the environment.

The Department invites all persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed revisions to attend the hearings. At each hearing, persons who wish to make a statement will be invited to speak. It is requested that oral statements also be submitted in writing. The Department will give equal weight to written and oral statements, and since a cumulative record will be compiled it is not necessary for interested parties to attend each hearing. Information may be obtained from Steven Flint, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3255, telephone, (518) 402-8292; email, seflint@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written statements may be submitted until 5 p.m., May 21, 2004.

The proposed regulation may be obtained from any of the following Department offices:

REGION 1, Building #40, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Attention: Ajay Shah

REGION 2, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Attention: Sam Lieblich

REGION 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Attention: Robert Stanton

REGION 4, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306, Attention: Rick Leone

REGION 5, Hudson Street Extension, Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Attention: James Coutant

REGION 6, Watertown State Office Bldg., 317 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, Attention: Thomas Morgan

REGION 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204-2400, Attention: Reginald Parker

REGION 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Attention: Thomas Marriott

REGION 9, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, Attention: Larry Sitzman


Negative Declaration

Steuben County - The Corning Painted Post Area School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed addition and renovations to Northside Blodgett and Corning Free Academy Middle Schools will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves The Corning Painted Post Area School District proposing to complete the following Capital Project:

CORNING FREE ACADEMY (SED Project # 57-10-00-01-0-007-017):

NORTHSIDE BLODGETT (SED Project # 57-10-00-01-0-013-016):

Location of Action: Northside Blodgett Middle School, Princeton Ave., Corning Free Academy, West Third Street, Corning, New York 14830

Contact: Judith Staples, Corning Painted Post Area School District, 168 Charles Avenue, Painted Post, New York 14870, phone: (607) 936-3704.


Wayne County - The Town of Arcadia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Arcadia Water District No. 9 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project will supply public water to residents within the Water District No. 9 service area who currently rely on a limited supply of poor quality groundwater. Approximately 19,700 feet of 8-inch watermain will be installed along portions of Maple Ridge, Ryder, and Tack Roads. A total of 85 residences are located within Water District No. 9, including a mobile home park located at the northern terminus of the project on Maple Ridge Road. Water District No. 9 will connect with the Town of Arcadia Water Districts No. 5 and No. 7, and will create a loop which will improve the hydraulics of the Town’s overall public water system. The project is located in portions of Maple Ridge, Ryder, and Tack Roads, Town of Arcadia, Wayne County, NY.

Contact: Stuart Brown, Stuart I. Brown Associates, 640 CrossKeys Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450, phone: (585) 223-3430, fax: (585) 223-0468, E-mail: sibrown@frontiernet.net.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Steuben County - The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ecogen, LLC Prattsburgh/Italy Wind Farm may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004. A public scoping session will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Prattsburgh Central School, 1 Academy Street, Town of Prattsburgh, NY. The proposed project by Ecogen LLC involves the construction of 53 wind turbine units for the purpose of generating 79.5 megawatts, or less, of electricity. The turbines would be located in the Town of Prattsburgh, Steuben County, New York and the Town of Italy, Yates County, New York.

Contact: James P. Sherron, Executive Director, Steuben County Industrial Development Agency, 7234 Route 54 North, P.O. Box 393, Bath, New York 14810-0393, Phone: (607) 776-3316, Fax: (607) 776-5039, Email:scida@empacc.net.