ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Orleans County - The Town of Ridgeway, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Ridgeway Water Storage Tank will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 300,000 gallon water storage tank and pump station at the intersection of Marshall Road and West Scott Road in the Town of Ridgeway. The new water storage tank and pump station will facilitate the distribution and supply of public water for all water customers in the Town. Piping will be installed (approximately 600 linear feet) to connect the water storage tank with the pump station and the existing watermain in Marshall Road (part of Water District No. 5). The project is located on the northwest corner of intersection of Marshall Road and West Scott Road, 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.


County: Steuben

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Herbicide Application, Steuben RA#8, Stands P-5 and N-6

Contact: Mark Keister, Senior Forester
NYS DEC
7291 Coon Road
Bath, NY 14810
Phone Number: (607) 776-2165 ext. 35

Project Location: Robie Road and State Route 226 in the towns of Bath and Bradford

Project Description: The action involves the application of the herbicides, Accord and Round-up to control two sites totaling 14 acres from honeysuckle, an undesirable, non-native invasive plant. This action will kill the undesirable vegetation and allow the sites to be occupied by native vegetation. Regeneration will consist of native hardwoods, primarily black walnut, white ash, red oak. The only vegetation to be controlled is the target species. The impact on public health is minimal. The herbicide applicator is a licensed applicator. The applicator will follow herbicide label instructions. Time and application rate will be determined by the applicator and will be according to label instructions.


Steuben County - The Town of Corning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Floodplain Amendments To The Town of Corning Zoning Law and Repeal of Local Law No. 1 Of The Year 2001 "Flood Damage Prevention" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves repeal Local Law No. 1 of the year 2001, "Flood Damage Prevention," which duplicates more recent provisions in Article 6 of the Zoning law, "Flood Damage Prevention District." Revise Article 6 to: (1) modify construction requirements with in Special Flood Hazard Area to require flood protection to a higher elevation for buildings regulated by this section (elevation to two feet above Base Flood Elevation or floodproofing to three feet above Base Flood Elevation), (2) add a procedural clarification specifying that the planning board may delegate floodplain management authorities to the Code Enforcement Officer, (3) revise the description of the written notice that will be required for some variances and specify that a copy of this notification will be maintained, and (4) correct the map dates. The project location is Mapped Special Flood Hazard Areas throughout the Town of Corning including : Erwin Creek, Cutler Creek, Post Creek, Winfield Creek, Markle Hollow Creek, Bailey Creek, Whiskey Creek, Chemung Feeder Canal (all tributary to Chemung River), and the Chemung River.

Contact: Joseph Prisella, Town of Corning, 20 South Maple Street, Corning, NY 14830, phone: (607) 962-8687, fax: (607) 936-0210.


Steuben County - The Town of Corning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendments to the Town of Corning Zoning Law concerning mining will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves revisions to Article 9 Conditional Uses to include additional standards; revisions to definitions of mining to establish small- and large-scale mining and to limit the size of a mine to 10 acres; and revisions to Section 11.15 in expand upon the intent, clarify and expand regulations of small-scale and large-scale mining, and clarify the conditions for review of a permit after five years. The project is located in R-1, R1-C, PRD, PD and I zoning districts for mining Townwide.

Contact: Joseph Prisella, 20 South Maple Street, Corning, NY 14830, phone: (607) 962-8687, fax: (607) 936-0210.


Steuben County - The Bath Municipal Utilities Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Electric system improvements and upgrades will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Village-wide electric distribution system voltage conversion. Expansion of system to meet anticipated long-range electric distribution demand. Project includes consolidation of existing sub-stations. The project is located in various streets in the Village of Bath, New York.

Contact: Matthew Benesh, Bath Municipal Utilities Commission, 7 South Avenue, Bath, New York 14810, phone: (607) 776-3072.


Yates County - The Town Board of the Town of Milo, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 2 of 2007 Amending in its entirety the Subdivision Chapter of the Code of the Town of Milo will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves to amend in its entirely the subdivision Chapter of the Code of the Town of Milo with both substantive and procedural provisions for minor and major subdivisions. The project includes the entire geographic area of the town of Milo outside the Village of Penn Yan.

Contact: Patricia L. Christensen, 137 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527, phone: (315) 536-8911.


Positive Declaration

Livingston County - The Town of Geneseo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gateway Town Centre - Lowe's Home Improvement Center Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Deadline to submit written comments shall be January 2, 2007. All written comments shall be provided to the Town Clerk for the Town of Geneseo, 119 Main Street, Geneseo, New York 14454. The action involves construction of a +/- 141,773 square foot Lowe's Home Improvement Center (plus +/- 31,179 square foot garden center) and a +/- 14,820 square foot pharmacy, as well as associated parking areas, driveways, utilities, landscaping and stormwater improvements. The project is located on the northeast side of intersection of N.Y. State Route 20A and Volunteer Road, Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, State of New York.

Contact: John Zmich, Town of Geneseo Planning Board, 119 Main Street, Geneseo, New York 14454, phone: (585) 243-0722.


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. (SMI) Landfill Expansion. This Notice is for the second stage of a two-stage review. The Stage 1 permits including the Article 24 Freshwater Wetland and the 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification were public noticed, reviewed and issued contingent upon issuance of the Stage 2 permits. The Stage 2 permit applications, including the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility, Part 201 State Air Facility, and General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Construction and Industrial Activities, were submitted on December 22, 2006 and are the subject of this review.

The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) has been submitted for the Stage 2 permit applications and includes evaluations of potential impacts to noise, visual, soils, ground and surface waters, geology, traffic, and air resources.

The project involves a 181-acre expansion to be located adjacent to the existing solid waste landfill. The expansion will create approximately 31.2 million tons of disposal capacity and will allow an additional 14 years of landfilling at the current rate of 6,000 tons per day. The expansion was requested because SMIís current capacity will be filled in 2009.

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 (a private road) will be rerouted to generally follow the town line and a 35.5 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 Tantalo landfill, which is currently under remediation, will not be overfilled. The new horseshoe-shaped footprint will reach a peak elevation of approximately 774 feet above mean sea level which is consistent with the existing facility (peak elevation of 763 feet MSL).

Title V
The original Title V permit issued for the operation of a Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI) sanitary landfill located at 1786 Salcman Road in the Town of Seneca Falls, NY authorized the operation of three emission units including: Emission Unit 1-Leach (leachate tank), Emission Unit 1-LFGAS (landfill gas from four landfill areas and associated control equipment), and Emission Unit 1-Soils (temporary BUD material storage). This permit was renewed and modified on March 23, 2007. The renewed permit included a continuation of the facilityís emission levels which meet the established caps of less than 250 tons per year (tpy) of CO and less than 100 tpy of Nox and a modification to relocate the flares across NYS Route 414 from the existing facility to the new energy facility which is located within the Renewable Resource Park (a 238-acre industrial park, developed by SMI).

SMI Ďs permit application to modify the Title V Facility Permit includes the additional landfill gas (LFG) from the proposed Expansion which will not be combusted by SEI. The applicant proposes to modify SMIís existing Title V permit to incorporate a new 1-LFGAS landfill activity (LEXP1), which is the proposed landfill expansion area, and a new -1-LEACH leachate storage activity, which is a new aboveground leachate storage tank (TANK2). The proposed modified Title V permit will include a cap for total facility emissions of less than 200 TPY of NOx and less than 500 TPY of CO. Once SMI has reached this limit, waste placement will be prohibited unless SMI has secured, through contract, end users for LFG. In addition, the end userís permits will need to be in place at this time to in order for waste placement to continue. Upon issuance of this modification, SMI would become a major facility with respect to PSD and NSR.

SEQRA STATUS AND ACCEPTANCE OF A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DSEIS): The proposed Landfill Expansion has already been the subject of a Draft and Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement. The purpose of this DSEIS is to address potential impacts that may result from the Landfill Expansion now that the detailed design is available. The SEIS includes detailed Noise and Visual studies.

The Department, acting as lead agency, made the determination that the revised DSEIS is adequate for public review on March 20, 2007. The cover letter accompanying the DSEIS includes Department clarification on some issues for the record. Acceptance and distribution of the DSEIS give the public an opportunity to comment on the actionís environmental impacts, various alternatives regarding the action and the measures to be taken to mitigate the impacts, so such comments may be part of the Departmentís and other involved agencies final decision making considerations.

PUBLIC HEARING AND SEQRA DGEIS HEARING:
The Department will hold a legislative public hearing for this project. A Notice of Hearing will be published in a separate notice which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY:
The DSEIS and associated documents, the permit applications, SMIís subsequent correspondence, draft Title V and Part 360 permits, and the Departmentís cover letter clarifying some issues on the DSEIS, are available for public review at the Department's Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York, 14414; at the Seneca Falls Town Hall at 10 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY; and at the Waterloo and Seneca Falls public libraries. The DSEIS is available on SMIís web site at www.senecameadows.com.

Project Location: 1786 Salcman Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13165.

For EIS public comment period ends May 4, 2007 (30 days from April 4, 2007).

Contact: Kimberly Merchant, NYS DEC, Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York, 14414, E-mail:kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us.