ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Pursuant to subdivision 5 of Section 23-1101 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

The Department has determined that public bids for the leasing of parcels of State land totaling 3.09 acres underlying State Route 225 in the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York, for oil and natural gas production is unreasonable and impracticable.

The Department intends to lease such lands to Fortuna Energy, Inc. for such purpose.

For further information contact:

Charles Gilchrist
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500
Telephone: (518) 402-8056


Negative Declaration

Yates County: The Board of Trustees of the Village of Penn Yan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Chapter of the Code of the Village of Penn Yan, Route 14A Zoning District Change of 2005 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law which is to amend the Zoning Chapter of the Code of the Village of Penn Yan by changing the zoning district classification of 6.752 acres of land on the westerly side of New York State Route 14A on the southerly side of the Village of Pann Yan from Single Family Residential (R-1) to General Commercial (GC). The project is located on the westerly side of NYS Route 14A on the southerly side of the Village.

Contact: Linda K. Banach, Village of Penn Yan, 111 Elm Street, P.O. Box 437, Penn Yan, NY 14527, phone: (315) 536-3015.


Wayne County - The Town of Sodus, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Mendon Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Sodus Town Board and the Sodus Village Board of Trustees proposing to adopt a Comprehensive Plan pursuant to NYS Town Law Section 272-a and NYS Village Law Section 7-722. The Comprehensive Plan includes an inventory of existing conditions, a set of policies and recommended actions to guide future land use development and community services; future land use plan maps; recommendations for infrastructure improvements, and recommendations for implementing the Plan. The project is located in the entire Town and Village of Sodus, Wayne County.

Contact: Donna Chittenden, Town of Sodus, 14-16 Mill Street, Sodus, NY 14551, phone: (585) 624-6060, fax: (585) 624-6065, e-mail: dchitt@rochester.rr.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Monroe County - The City of Rochester, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Municipal Code Amendments - Lead Poisoning Prevention. The action involves the City of Rochester proposing to amend its municipal code to provide for the identification, reduction and control of hazards due to the presence of deteriorated lead-based paint in/on pre-1978 structures, in order to protect residents from exposure and reduce the incidence of lead poisoning.

Contact: Robert M. Barrows, City of Rochester, Housing, phone: (585) 428-6150, fax: (585) 428-6229, e-mail: barrowsb@cityofrochester.gov.


Steuben County - The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ecogen, LLC Prattsburgh/Italy Wind Farm. The action involves the construction of 53 wind turbine generators (WTG) each capable of generating up to 1.5 mega watts (MW) (79.5 MW total) of electrical power. The Project also includes the construction of an electric collection system (ECS) that would interconnect the individual WTG and connect with the existing NYSEG power grid; construction of a substation and an operation and maintenance building; and construction of required ancillary service roads. Power generated from the Project will be conveyed directly to the New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) transmission lines.

The WTG will consist of a tubular, steel monopole towers approximately 80m (262 ft) in height. Each tower will have three rotor blades. The approximate net diameter of the rotors and hub will be 77m (253 ft). The height of the WTG will be approximately 119m (389 ft) with a blade in the vertical position.

Typical WTG will disturb 1.13 to 1.26 acres each, including service roads, WTG pad, crane pad, and ECS, depending on whether the WTG is located on open land or forested land, respectively. The Project including the ancillary facilities represents a cumulative conversion of approximately 72 acres of land.

The Project is located within an overall study area totaling approximately 24,000 acres in the Town of Prattsburgh in northeast Steuben County and the Town of Italy in south-central Yates County. The Project study area is generally bounded by Twelve Mile Creek Road to the west; McMichael Road to the east; Edson Road, Italy Valley Road and Italy Turnpike Road to the north; and West Creek Road to the south.

Contact: James P. Sherron, 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@stny.rr.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Monroe County - The Board of Education of the Fairport Central School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fairport Central School District 2005 Capital Improvements Project. The action involves internal and external renovations at all District facilities; additions to Brooks Hill Elementary School, Jefferson Avenue Elementary School, Johanna Perrin Middle School, Martha Brown Middle School, Minerva DeLand School, Fairport High School, and the District Offices; construction of a new elementary school, White Brook Elementary, on District-owned lands. The project is located in all District facilities within the Town of Perinton and Village of Fairport, Monroe County.

Contact: William Cala, Fairport Central School District, 38 West Church Street, Fairport, New York 14450, phone: (585) 421-2000.