ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The Chemung County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed County of Chemung extending the sewage collection facilities of the Chemung County Elmira Sewer District (CCESD) to the Curtis Street Service Area of the Town of Southport will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves extension of the CCESD's sewage collection facilities to the Curtis Street Service Area of the Town of Southport and serve to improve and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and to enhance the environment.

Contact: Linda D. Palmer, Chemung County Legislature, 203 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901, phone: (607) 737-2066.


Monroe County - The Penfield Planning Dept., as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fill Permit - 2369 Old Browncroft Blvd. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for slope stabilization through a filling process within a locally designated Steep Slope Environmental Protection Overlay District (EPOD). Slope failure from severe storm events has resulted in the need for stabilization techniques to preserve property and buildings. The project is located at 2369 Old Browncroft Blvd., Penfield (T), Monroe County.

Contact: Douglas Fox, Penfield Planning Dept., 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526, phone: (585) 340-8640, fax: (585) 340-8644, E-mail: planning@penfield.org.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS

Seneca County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seneca Meadows Inc., Landfill Expansion. The public scoping comment period ends November 29, 2006. The application 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.

SMI has proposed a two stage approach. A Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) were prepared and submitted with the natural resources permit applications. The Department issued a Part 663 Freshwater Wetlands permit and a Water Quality Certification pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Both permits are contingent upon issuance of the Stage 2 permits. The stage 2 permits, which are the subject of this SEIS, include the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility and Part 201 State Air Facility Permit applications. In addition, the stormwater pollution prevention plans will be finalized. The project is located at 1786 Salcman Road, Seneca Falls, NY.

This notice is hereby starting the public scoping comment period for the draft SEIS. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted from November 15, 2006 - November 29, 2006. The scoping period is being abbreviated to a 15-day period because the scope has been developed based on the thorough scoping conducted for the earlier Stage 1 permit applications for this facility, which included comments from involved agencies, interested agencies and the public. Many of the substantive potential issues identified in the Stage 1 permitting are considered relevant to the SEIS for Stage 2 permitting and have been used as a foundation for this scoping. If any parties feel the full 30 days is needed, they must contact the agency contact person prior to November 29, 2006.

The draft scope submitted by the applicant on September 8, 2006 was commented on by the Department on October 20, 2006. Both the draft scope prepared by SMI and the Departmentís comments on it are considered components of the draft scope for purposes of review and are hereby made available for review by the involved and interested agencies and will be included in the document repositories including the public libraries in the towns of Seneca Falls and Waterloo.

Contact: Kimberly Merchant, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, e-mail: kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us.