Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 06/21/2006

Cayuga County

Applicant: Joseph & Janet McSweeney
Facility: McSweeney Property
4502 St Rte 38
Auburn, NY 13021
Application ID: 7-0548-00051/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Scipio, Cayuga County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to replace the existing wooden seawall with a new concrete wall and dredge approximately 4840 square feet of lake bottom including a channel and boatslips for a two (2) bay boathouse on Owasco Lake.
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 7 2006.
Contact: Elizabeth A Tracy
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oswego County

Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP
225 Greenfield Pkwy Ste 201
Liverpool, NY 13088
Facility: Oswego Falls West Development
249 Riverside Ave
Fulton, NY 13069
Application ID: 7-3504-00067/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Fulton, Oswego County
Project Description:
The Department has received an application for a Section 401 Water Quality Certificate (WQC) pertaining to the activities associated with the applicant’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) amendment application for the Oswego Falls Hydro Project. The applicant proposes to perform a maintenance upgrade to its existing 400 kW generating unit #3 at the West Side Development. The upgrade of unit #3 consists of: (1) replacing the unit’s horizontal quadruplex Francis turbine unit with two new, vertical propeller units, each rated 800 horsepower (600 kW) at 16.7 feet net head; (2) replacing the unit’s horizontal generator with two new vertical generators, each rated 550 kW; (3) retiring the existing 400 kW generating unit #3 in place in the powerhouse; and (4) modifying the existing intake flume floor to accommodate the installation of the new units. When the unit upgrade is complete, the licensee states that the project’s installed capacity would increase from 6,760 kW to 7,360 kW, or 8.8%, and turbine hydraulic discharge from 6,490 cfs to 6,922 cfs, or 6.6%.

The project is located on the Oswego River in the City of Fulton, Oswego County.

A copy of the application is available for review in the Division of Environmental Permits at the Region 7 DEC Office, 615 Erie Blvd. West, Syracuse, NY 13204.
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:
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 21 2006.
Contact: John H Merriman, Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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