Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Chemung County - The Town of Horseheads, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed redevelopment of Horseheads Industrial Capital Site/ Southern Tier Crossings will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves demolition of existing industrial site and the construction of a new shopping center consisting of approximately 690,000 square feet of retail space and associated parking. The project is located on Commerce Center Road and Interstate 86.
Contact: Tom Skebey, Town of Horseheads, 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yates County - The Penn Yan Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to school district buildings/sites will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves redeveloping the existing Penn Yan Academy building, building expansion and site work. Work includes, but is not limited to the following: interior alterations and renovations, reconstruction and replacement of the building's infrastructure (plumbing, HVAC and electric), necessary environmental abatement (lead, asbestos, etc.), additions (classrooms, gymnasiums, loading dock and storage, library/media center and other support spaces) and related site work (sidewalks, ramps, parking and landscaping).
Contact: Carolyn Benedict, Penn Yan Central School District, District Office, One School Drive, Penn Yan, NY 14527, phone: (315) 536-3373.
Ontario County - The Ontario County Board of Supervisors, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application of Alum in Honeoye Lake to Control the Internal Release and Recycling of Alum. The action involves deep water application of 120,000 gallons of liquid alum (aluminum sulfate) to the 800 acre portion of Honeoye Lake where the water is more than 18 feet deep. Alum is to be introduced at a depth of more than 6 feet. The alum application is expected to take approximately 7 days, and would be done either prior to June 15 or after September 15 to avoid the peak boating and recreation season. The intention of the application is for the alum to settle to the lake bottom and tightly bond with phosphorus in the bottom sediments to prevent the release of phosphorus into the lake water, especially when the deep water experiences anoxia during the summer growing season. This is intended to mitigate mid and late summer algal blooms that have historically occurred in Honeoye Lake. The action requires funding from local municipal sources, local project administration, coordination with law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe zone around the application barge during the application, and a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. All lakeshore property owners and residents will be notified at least 5 days in advance of the start of the application by both newspaper notices and flyers mailed or delivered to each property owner and resident. The project is located in Honeoye Lake, located in the Towns of Canadice and Richmond, Ontario County, New York.
Contact: Thomas Harvey, Ontario County Board of Supervisors, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 396-4455, fax: (585) 393-2960, e-mail: Thomas.Harvey@co.ontario.ny.us.