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The Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS for change of zoning for Heritage Square project in the Town of Sweden, published in the ENB on August 9, 2006, has been withdrawn by the Town of Sweden as premature.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Seneca County - New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seneca Meadows Expansion. The action involves includes a 178-acre expansion to be located at the existing solid waste landfill. The expansion will create approximately 28.6 million tons of disposal capacity and will allow 14 years of landfilling at the current rate of 6,000 tons per day.

The proposed new footprint will include an overfill between the Existing Landfill (formerly referred to as the A/B landfill) and the Southeast landfill (SELF) on the east side of the property and new footprint including an overfill of the Existing Landfill and the west side of the property to Salcman Road. In addition, Salcman Road will be rerouted to follow the town line and a 27.2 acre fill including an overfill of a portion of the SELF and the sediment ponds along Route 414 will be constructed within the Town of Seneca Falls The new horseshoe shaped footprint will reach a peak elevation of approximately 763 feet above mean sea level which is consistent with the existing facility.

The project proposes a fill of 71-acres of Class 2 regulated Freshwater Wetlands due to new landfill footprint. An additional 1.67 acres of regulated wetland is proposed to be converted or temporarily disturbed due to the relocation of utilities. The project includes the relocation of a portion of Black Brook and a new Route 414 bridge to accommodate the redirected flows. A wetland mitigation project has been proposed to be located on the Dove Property which is contiguous with SMI's land holdings between Route 414 and Black Brook Road. The proposed mitigation project would restore 419 acres of former wetland and enhance another 157 acres of existing wetland. The Black Brook relocation project includes rerouting Black Brook to the north of the Existing Landfill.

SMI is applying for permits in a two stage process. SMI will continue with Stage 2 of the permitting, which will include the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility Permit application, Part 201 State Air Facility Permit applications, and General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities, this fall. The Department proposes to issue the natural resources permits conditional upon receipt of Stage 2 permits. A supplemental SEQR review may be required during Stage 2.

The project is located at 1786 Salcman Road, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Contact: Kimbertly Merchant, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, phone: (585) 226-5392.