Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 06/30/2004

Chemung County

Applicant: Town of Ashland
3663 Sixth St
Wellsburg, NY 14894
Facility: Bentley Creek Delta
Bentley CREEK/CHEMUNG River
Wellsburg, NY 14894
Application ID: 8-0720-00019/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Ashland, Chemung County
Project Description:
Under the supervision of the Chemung County soil and Water Conservation District, the Town of Ashland proposes to remove and shape a gravel bar that has accumulated in Bently Creek at its confluence with the Chemung River.  The project includes the removal of approximately 5500 cubic yards of material in addition to the creation of a low flow channel.The purpose of the project is to prevent the accumulated material from migrating from the creek into the river, and to reduce potential for flooding and erosion by re-establishing channel capacity of the creek.  
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 Jul 16 2004.
Contact: Jenny A Landry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ontario County

Applicant: Town of Farmington
1000 County Rd 8
Canandaigua, NY 14425 -9579
Facility: Farmington T STP
1216 Mc Mahon Rd
Victor, NY 14425
Application ID: 8-3248-00007/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Victor, Ontario County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a modification to the SPDES permit to the Town of Farmington for an existing discharge of 2.1 million gallons per day (MGD) of treated sanitary wastewater to Mud Creek, a Class C water body, from a tertiary municipal treatment plant, to expand the facility to 4.0 MGD plant.  The facility plans to upgrade virtually all of the the plant components and install some new structures. The draft permit includes increased effluent limit loading rates for CBOD (5-day) and suspended solids.  The Total residual chlorine limit is proposed to be limited to disinfection periods only.   The Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision.  The file is available for review at NYSDEC Region 8.  
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:
Farmington 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 Jul 30 2004.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schuyler County

Applicant: It's Greener Now Inc
3362 NYS Rt 409
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Facility: Padua Gravel Pit
Rt 409
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Application ID: 8-4424-00006/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Dix, Schuyler County
Project Description:
The Department has received a Mined Land Reclamation application from Itís Greener Now Inc for the expansion of the mine site known as the Padua Gravel Pit.  The applicant proposes a 5.05 acre expansion of  a 9.28 acre sand and gravel mine, to 14.33 acres, on the east side of NYS Route 409 in the Town of Dix, Schuyler County, on property totaling 281 acres.  The mine site property is bordered on the south by Watkins Glen State Park, and St. Maryís Cemetery.

Operation of the mine will continue surface extraction of sand and gravel, but will add crushing and wet screening material processing operations on site.  Mining is not proposed for below the local water table.  Excavation will be by mechanical equipment, and will remove approximately 3 million cubic yards of sand and gravel over the estimated 12 year operational life of the mine.  The average truck traffic has been estimated by the applicant to be 11.5 round trips per hour, with a maximum of 20 trips per hour leaving the mine site.  Final reclamation to agricultural land is proposed. Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and seeding with an approved mixture.

The 5.05 acre addition to the life of mine area includes 3.11 acres adjacent to the presently mined area, 1.81 acres in a separate area for stockpiles, a scale, and parking, and a 0.13 acre addition to the previously permitted life of mine area to correct a mapping discrepancy.

The application is available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office.  Copies have been sent to the Town of Dix and the Village of Watkins Glen.
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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Aug 2 2004.
Contact: Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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