Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 10/11/2006

Chautauqua County

Applicant: CHERRY-CREEK SNO-GOER'S Inc
C/O Larry N Engasser
8334 County Road
East Amherst, NY 14051 -2330
Facility: Blacks Corners Snowmobile Trail
Farrington Hollow Rd & St Rte 83
Forestville, NY 14062
Application ID: 9-0620-00045/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Arkwright, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify the existing 12-foot wide snowmobile trail crossings of Freshwater Wetland No. FO-1 at two locations 280 feet and 80 feet in length, with wood corduroy underlain by geotextile fabric and two removable wooden bridges crossing small streams that are the outlet and the east inlet, respectively, of Black Pond.  The respective locations are about 1,600 feet west of Farrington Hollow Road by 2,300 feet south of NYS Route 83, and 400 feet southwest of the Putnam Road intersection with Route 83.
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:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Oct 27 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

Erie County

Applicant: State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Facility: Great Lakes Field Station
7 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
Application ID: 9-1402-00979/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Buffalo, Erie County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit and intends to issue SPDES Permit No. NY-0269743 to allow the intermittent discharge of up to 100 gallons per minute of specimen holding tank water and varying amounts of stormwater from a new outfall to the Black Rock Canal.  The Great Lakes Field Station is located near the shore of the Black Rock Canal about 850 feet north of Porter Avenue.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 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 Nov 10 2006.
Contact: David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12232
Facility: Southern EXPRESSWAY/US Rte 219
Us Rte 219 - Peters Rd to St Rte 39
Springville, NY 14141
Application ID: 9-9909-00099/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Several Counties in this Region
Project Description:
The application is for stream and wetland disturbances associated with the construction of a 3 mile long 4-lane controlled access freeway on a new alignment between the southern terminus of the existing 4-lane US Route 219 at NYS 39 east of the Village of Springville in the Town of Concord, Erie County, to west of existing Route 219 at the Peters Road intersection in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County and includes interchange ramps to Route 219 opposite Peters Road.  This project, "Southern Expressway Section 5", is the northern-most section of a larger project plan to extend the freeway south to Route I-86 near Killbuck in the Town of Salamanca.  The existing Route 219 will remain in its present alignment with few improvements.  The Section 5 project includes the following impacts to State and Federally jurisdictional streams and Freshwater Wetlands:
  • A total of 10.793 acres of 16 federally regulated wetlands are proposed to be directly impacted;
  • A total of approximately 7,190 linear feet of 26 streams (NYS Water Quality Class C & D) will be permanently altered by highway construction and on-site mitigation;
  • A temporary access road 4,675 feet in length will installed in Cattaraugus Creek gorge following an existing hiking path along the edge of Cattaraugus Creek, from the bottom of Scoby Hill Road to the proposed location of new arch-type freeway bridges across the gorge.  The new bridges will span the gorge upstream of the existing Route 219 bridge, without abutments in Cattaraugus Creek. All temporary fills in Cattaraugus Creek will be removed after construction of the bridges;
  • A temporary workpad of heavy stone fill will be placed in Cattaraugus Creek (Water Quality Class B) to create a temporary workpad for the construction of the freeway bridges crossing the gorge.  The work pad will also be removed after construction of the bridges.
  • As mitigation for the proposed impacts to wetlands for this and some of the future highway segments, a 41.76 acre consolidated wetland mitigation complex is proposed to be created adjacent to and will preserve State Regulated Freshwater Wetland No. EL-1, Hinman Valley Wetland, located south of existing Route 219 and Lindburg Road in the Town of Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County.  The overall mitigation will include 6 shallow water impoundments, 6 wetland covertypes and public parking and observation facilities;
  • On-site mitigation for wetland impacts will also be provided, consisting of 2.3 acres of wetland preservation at the Peters Road Interchange, including 1.0 acres of created wetland.
  • As mitigation for stream impacts that cannot be mitigated at the site of the impacted streams, it is proposed to restore and enhance about 2,500 linear feet of McKinstry Creek (Water Quality Class C(T)) east of McKinstry Road (north of Gooseneck Road intersection) in the Town of Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Dept of Transportation
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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
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 Oct 26 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

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals