Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 09/28/2005

Cattaraugus County

Applicant: Carl Frenz
Facility: Carl Frenz Property
Rd 1
Salamanca, NY 14779
Application ID: 9-0454-00009/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Little Valley, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to stabilize with stone or willow log toe protection and plantings, three sections of Little Valley Creek totalling 550 linear feet.  The project site is located east of NYS Route 353 between Baker Road and Whig Street.
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 Oct 14 2005.
Contact: Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County

Applicant: New York Power Authority
123 Main St
White Plains, NY 10601
Facility: NYS Niagara Power Project
Robert Moses Pkwy
Lewiston, NY
Application ID: 9-2924-00022/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Lewiston, Niagara County
Project Description:
The Department has made a determination to issue a Water Quality Certificate (WQC) to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the Niagara Power Project.  The facility has been in operation since 1961 and consists of two river-water intake structures, twin underground concrete conduits, an open forebay, the Lewiston Reservoir, the Lewiston Pump Generating Plant, the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant and a 35-acre switchyard.  The WQC application was submitted to NYSDEC on 18 August 2005 in connection with the filing of an application for the relicensing of the Niagara Power Project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The FERC application contains a preliminary draft environmental assessment, as well as the Power Authority’s Offer of Settlement which identifies, among other things, eight primary Habitat Improvement Projects, three public access points, a Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Fund, proposed for inclusion in the FERC license, as well as a land acquisition fund. The Project, as conditioned in the WQC, complies with applicable sections of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and also will comply with applicable New York State effluent limitations, water quality standards and thermal discharge criteria.  A copy of the draft permit and all supporting documentation is available for review at the NYSDEC Central Office Headquarters in Albany, the NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters in Buffalo, and the City of Niagara Falls City Hall.
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:
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 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 Oct 28 2005.
Contact: Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Robert Weaver
Facility: Shawnee Meadows Subdivision
Shawnee Rd
Wheatfield, NY 14304
Application ID: 9-2940-00148/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Wheatfield, Niagara County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes installation of a new 8 inch watermain as part of the infrastructure for the construction of an 83 lot Shawnee Meadows Residential Development.  The utility will traverse .27 acre of Federal Wetland and a currently unmapped State regulated Freshwater Wetland.  The utility will also extend into .27 acre of the State regulated 100 foot wide wetland adjacent area, located on Schultz Road, at the southeast corner of the Moyer Road intersection.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Wheatfield Town 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 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 Oct 28 2005.
Contact: Denise C Matthews
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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