Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/24/2006

Chemung County

Applicant: Fortuna Energy Inc
203 Colonial Dr
Horseheads, NY 14845
Facility: Gublo #1 Water Injection Well
Vanderhoff Rd
Catlin, NY 14864
Application ID: 8-0726-00064/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Catlin, Chemung County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a discharge of between 50 and 400 barrels per day of produced water from natural gas wells (brine) through deep well injection to groundwater, specifically the Black River formation, in order to test the injectivity of the Gublo #1 gas well, for the potential future conversion to brine injection. The well is located just west of Vanderhoff Road, approximately 4,000 feet south of the intersection of Roloson Hollow Road.  The test, which will not exceed an injection pressure of 6410 psi BHP, will take place in 24-48 hour increments over a six month period.  As a  tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  The file is available for review 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 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 Jun 23 2006.
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

Livingston County

Applicant: Livingston County
County Court House
Geneseo, NY 14454
Facility: Federal Rd (CO Rte 50) Over Bidwell Creek - Bin 3316260
Federal Rd (CO Rte 50) Over Bidwell Creek
York, NY
Application ID: 8-2452-00015/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: York, Livingston County
Project Description:
The Department is prepared to issue a Water Quality Certification for the replacement of the  failing road culvert on Federal Road,  removal of debris and sediment along approximately 200 lineal feet of creekbed up and downstream of the culvert,  and stabilizing approximately 100 lineal feet of roadbank with rip rap.  The project is located in a Class C tributary ( ONT 117-53-4a-2) of Bidwell Creek, in the Town of York.

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 Jun 9 2006.
Contact: Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Yates County

Applicant: Stephen A Eskildsen
Facility: Eskildsen Pit
Long Point Rd
Torrey, NY
Application ID: 8-5736-00026/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Torrey, Yates County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reopen and operate an existing 17.1 acre clay mine on Long Point Road.  The mine will operate as a traditional dry, surface excavation of clay materials using mechanical equipment standard for this type of mining.  Materials will not be mined from below the water table and no on-site processing will occur. Reclamation will restore the acreage to agricultural use including a pond.  The area has been previously used for mining.  The project is located in the Town of Torrey, Yates County.  Application materials are available for public review and comment at the Regional Office of NYS DEC.    
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:
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 Jun 23 2006.
Contact: David L Bimber
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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