Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 08/02/2006

Cattaraugus County

Applicant: Village of Portville
1 S Main St
Portville, NY 14770 -9794
Facility: Portville Wastewater Treatment Plant
Cowell St
Portville, NY 14770
Application ID: 9-0474-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Portville, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a discharge of .78 million gallons per day of treated wastewater to Dodge Creek at the confluence with Allegheny River, a Class C waterbody, at the applicant's facility located off Main Street in the Village of Portville, Cattaraugus County. All existing process limits are proposed to be upgraded which includes ultraviolet disinfection. This is an Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) modification with a score of 69. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to this Department at this time. The Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. The application is available for review at the office listed below. In commenting please refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY00200966.
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:
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 Sep 1 2006.
Contact: Penny R Dempsey
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County

Applicant: Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702 -0700
Facility: Cassadaga Well Field
North Work Street Ext
Ellicott, NY
Application ID: 9-0638-00079/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Ellicott, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
This application is for the development of new water supply Well No. 12 in the Cassadaga Well Field to replace existing Well No. 6, which is to be abandoned due to inefficiency.  The replacement well will operate at a rate not to exceed 700 gallons per minute, which is equivalent of the rate currently authorized for Well No. 6.   Total permitted production for the Cassadaga Well Field, 10 million gallons per day, will not change.  The well development includes installing production equipment,  pipeline and a well head protection building in the 100-foot Adjacent Area of Freshwater Wetland No. GE-14.      
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 Aug 18 2006.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Ronald Brake
Facility: Brake and Rutledge Property
Co Rte 66 - Se Side - E of Ellery Townline
Gerry, NY
Application ID: 9-0644-00052/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Gerry, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The proposal is a USDA/NRCS Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) project to restore and enhance wetlands that were altered by previous farming on about 12.2 acres in State regulated Freshwater Wetlands #EC-2 and CS-10, the wetlands 100-foot Adjacent Areas and upland of the wetlands.  The project involves restoring aquatic and emergent wetland habitat by constructing a complex of potholes with connecting level ditches to create open-water areas for waterfowl habitat.  Spoil material will be placed  upland and/or in a  4-foot wide berm adjacent to the pothole.  The total WRP permanent easement site is 220 acres.  Access to a portion of the WRP project site involves crossing Mill Creek at an existing farm equipment ford. The project site is located along the northwest and southeast sides of County Rte. 66 about 2,500 feet northeast of County Rt. 380 in the Town of Gerry.
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:
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 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 Aug 18 2006.
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

Erie County

Applicant: Town of Newstead
5 Clarence Center Rd
PO Box 227
Akron, NY 14001
Facility: Water District #10
Northern Part of Town
Newstead, NY 14001
Application ID: 9-1456-00127/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Newstead, Erie County
Project Description:
The applicant is proposing waterline installation for the previously created Town of Newstead Water District No. 10.  The project involves the installation of approximately 46,500 linear feet of 8-inch PVC waterline and associated appurtenances along road right-of ways.  Installation will be within the regulated 100 foot wide adjacent areas of the following NYS regulated Freshwater Wetlands:  WO-27 along Tonawanda Creek Road; W0-22 along Greenbush Road; and AK-9 along Cedar Street.  In addition, the waterline installation will cross the following protected streams:  Ledge Creek,  (Class/Standard B) along Martin Road and Cedar Street; and a tributary of Dorsch Creek along Millgrove Road.           

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:
Newstead Town Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Aug 18 2006.
Contact: Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County

Applicant: Niagara County Soil & Water Conservation District
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094
Facility: Eighteenmile Creek
Fisherman's PARK|EAST Side of St Rte 78
Burt, NY 14108
Application ID: 9-2928-00141/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Newfane, Niagara County
Project Description:
The District proposes to Construct Phase II of the Eighteenmile Creek Streambank Stabilization & Habitat Restoration Project at Fisherman's Park on the west side of Route 78. The project consists of the placement of large riprap stones along both banks to redefine and narrow the channel and to create a wetland area the east creek bank. Hydraulic cover stones would also be placed in the creek and wetland vegetation restored. This work would extend from the main access ramp from the parking lot upstream approximately 560 feet.
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:
Niagara County Soil & Water Conservation District
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 Aug 18 2006.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wyoming County

Applicant: Wyoming Associates Corp
PO Box 241
Wyoming, NY 14591 -0241
Facility: Post Office
2 South Academy St
Wyoming, NY
Application ID: 9-5638-00041/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Middlebury, Wyoming County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft SPDES permit (NY029832) and made a tentative determination to approve the discharge of up to 450 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater from a proposed on-site wastewater treatment system which includes disinfection of the effluent. The discharge is to tributary 28 of Oatka Creek with a Class and Standard of C. The Department is seeking comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought. In commenting, please refer to this application by application number and SPDES number listed in this notice.
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:
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 Sep 1 2006.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals