ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Drilling Permit Application for East Resources Inc. Proposed Gillis 1 Natural Gas Well Located within Chemung County Agricultural District 1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves drilling a natural gas well in the Town of Southport, Chemung County located within Chemung County Agricultural District 1. Drilling operations will be conducted in accordance with the drilling permit issued and rules and regulations of the Department. The total area proposed to be disturbed during the initial construction phase for the well site and access road is 138,750 square feet or approximately 3.2 acres. After the well has been drilled, it will be put into production or plugged and abandoned. The well pad and access road areas for a producing well will be reduced to 26,250 square feet or approximately .60 acres and the remaining disturbed areas reclaimed. If the well is plugged and abandoned, the site will be reclaimed. D. Gillis property is located approximately 800 ft. north of Hendy Creek Road and 1700 ft. west of the intersection of Hendy Creek & Fisher Hill Roads. The project is located in the Town of Southport, Chemung County.

Contact: Linda Collart, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414, phone: (585) 226-5376, fax: (585) 226-9034, e-mail: lacollar@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Livingston County - The Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Groveland Station Water Supply Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of water supply improvements in order to provide a new source of water supply for the Hamlet of Groveland Station. Construction will involve installation of approximately 12,300 linear feet of 12-inch transmission main along Scottsburg Road, in order to connect the Hamlet of Groveland Station with the Hamlet of Scottsburg. The Scottsburg water system is supplied with water from the City of Rochesterís Hemlock Lake supply. In addition, dead-end mains on either side of the abandoned railroad tracks on Caldwell Road will be connected, and a pump station will installed at each of the two water storage tank sites along Groveland Hill Road. The project is located in Portions of Scottsburg Road, Caldwell Road, and two water storage tank sites on Groveland Hill Road, Towns of Groveland and Sparta, Livingston County.

Contact: Cathy Muscarella, Livingston County Public Works, 1997 DíAngelo Drive, P.O. Box 396, Lakeville, NY 14480, phone: (585) 346-3523, fax: (585) 346-0954, e-mail: cmuscarella@co.livingston.ny.us.


Monroe County - The City of Rochester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed purchase of Midtown Plaza by the City of Rochester, Adoption of Midtown Urban Renewal Plan, Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves purchase of real property and urban renewal plan adoption with rezoning. The project is located - Purchase: 285 East Main Street, 26, 58 and 100 South Clinton Avenue - Urban Renewal District: those properties bounded by East Main Street, Euclid St., N. Clinton Ave., Broad St., and Chestnut Street.

Contact: Stephen Golding, Downtown Development, Room 005A, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614, phone: (585) 428-6895.


Orleans County - The Town of Ridgeway, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Ridgeway Water District No. 9 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of 13,350 feet of 8-inch watermain along portions of Mill, North Marshall and Palmer Roads. The project will provide public water service to 29 residential properties currently dependent on individual wells which produce an inadequate supply of poor quality water. These improvements are to be undertaken within the framework of the proposed Town of Ridgeway Water District No. 9. Water districts in the Town of Ridgeway obtain their water from the Town of Hartland and the Village of Medina, which each receive water from the Niagara County Water District. The project is located in portions of Mill, North Marshall and Palmer Roads, Town of Ridgeway, Orleans County, NY.

Contact: Brian Napoli, Town of Ridgeway, 410 West Avenue, Medina, NY 14103, phone: (585) 798-0730, fax: (585) 798-3167.


Positive Declaration

Genesee County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hanson Aggregates New York Inc., Stafford Quarry, NYS Route 5, Stafford, NY DEC 8-1844-00013/00001 - MLR 80075 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the modification of the applicantís existing permit for a 125.5 acre Dolostone quarry on a 377.4 acre parcel. The modification consists of a request to expand the current 125.5 acre Life-of-Mine to approximately 259.2 acres. The mine will continue to operate as a traditional surface excavation of dolostone by drilling, blasting, and processing with mechanical equipment standard for quarry operations. Mining will occur below the water table and includes dewatering. The excavated material is crushed, screened and washed and prepared for sale as aggregate and other similar materials. This facility also contains three asphalt plants that produce bituminous products utilizing material derived from mining operations on site. No significant operational modifications are proposed for this mining activity as a part of this application. Final reclamation will restore the site to a 201 (+/-) acre open water recreational pond ranging in depth from 40 to 60 feet. At the expected surface water elevation of the lake, a sloped bench will provide a shoal area around the perimeter of the lake. Upland reclamation will include replacement of stockpiled topsoil and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture to stabilize banks. The proposed mining site is located on US Route 5, just west of the intersection of US Route 237 and approximately one-half mile west of the hamlet of Stafford. The facility is located in the Town of Stafford, Genesee County.

Contact: David L. Bimber, NYS DEC, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, phone: (585) 226-5401, fax: (585) 226-2830, e-mail: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us