Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/06/2005

Livingston County

Applicant: Retsof Realty LLC
PO Box 149
Retsof, NY 14539
Facility: Retsof Realty Salt Mine Outfalls
Bidwells Cr, N of Rt 63, E of Rr Grade; Genesee R, N of Beards Creek
Retsof, NY
Application ID: 8-2499-00039/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: York, Livingston County
Project Description:
The Department has received an application for the modification of the monitoring requirements of the referenced wastewater discharge permit.  The modifications include replacing instream monitoring with end-of-pipe limits determined by BPJ/Water Quality analysis, removing benzene limits due to the detection of minimal levels historically, reducing the frequency of monitoring at Outfall 002 from monthly to semi-annually and changing the analytical methodology for cyanide.  These modifications are due to the fact that the salt plant has been closed since 1995 and discharge to surface waters has decreased as a result of the completion of most of the cleanup activities at the plant.  This facility discharges to Bidwells Creek and the Genesee River, both Class C waterbodies.  

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application.  As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comments prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  A draft permit is available for review.
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 Aug 5 2005.
Contact: Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monroe County

Applicant: City of Rochester
30 Church St City Hall
Rochester, NY 14616
Facility: ROCHESTER-C Water Conduit 1
From Rush Reservoir to Rochester Junction
RUSH/MENDON, NY
Application ID: 8-2699-00095/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Rush, Monroe County
Project Description:
The City of Rochester proposes to replace approximately 14,500 linear feet of existing water supply conduit pipe, consisting of 24" diameter wrought iron pipe, between 2000 feet south of the intersection of NYS 15A and Jeffords Road and 2000 feet southeast of the intersection of Plains Road and Junction Road in the Towns of Rush and Mendon.   A portion of the conduit will be relocated to the Lehigh Valley Linear Trail.  The conduit conveys potable water from Hemlock and Canadice Lakes to the Highland and Cobbs Hill distribution system.   The pipe and a temporary access road will be located partially within and adjacent to Freshwater Wetlands RU-5 and RU-11 and will be constructed by open trench method.  A tributary of Honeoye Creek will be crossed.  The file is available for review and comment at the NYSDEC Region 8 office.  


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:
Rochester City Environmental Services
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 Jul 22 2005.
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

Ontario County

Applicant: Seneca Foods Corp
3736 S Main St
Marion, NY 14505 -9777
Facility: Seneca Foods Corp
100 Gambee Rd
Geneva, NY 14456
Application ID: 8-3230-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Geneva, Ontario County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a modification to a SPDES permit issued to Seneca Foods Corporation to discharge treated food waste to a spray irrigation field which ultimately discharges to groundwater.  The modification includes a new spray irrigation field to be located east of Johnson Road, just south of the town of Phelps, and including 60 acres within the towns of Seneca and Geneva and an increase in flow rate to 1.61 million gallons per day.  The file is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 8.  
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:
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 Aug 5 2005.
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

Seneca County

Applicant: Norman G Sharman
Facility: Sharman Property
1790 E River Rd
Waterloo, NY 13165
Application ID: 8-4522-00215/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Fayette, Seneca County
Project Description:
The Department is prepared to issue a Water Quality Certification for the installation of approximately 200 lineal feet of stone riprap to stabilize the streambank of Silver Creek (a Class C stream) on the applicant's property located at 1790 East River Rd. in the town of Waterloo, Seneca County.

The application and file are available for review at the Region 8 office located at 6274 East Avon - Lima Rd., Avon.
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:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 22 2005.
Contact: Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals