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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 02/24/2021

Clinton County

Applicant:

NYS Electric & Gas Corporation
18 Link Dr
PO Box 5224
Binghamton, NY 13902

Facility:

NYSEG Coal Tar Remediation Site
2 Saranac St, E & S Bank of Saranac River
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Application ID:

5-0913-00009/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Plattsburgh, Clinton County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes riverbed and bank restoration activities in areas that have been disturbed as a result of the completed in-river construction activities at a remediation site known as Saranac Street Former MGP Site OU-1. The project involves the temporary disturbance of approximately 2,000 linear feet of riverbed and bank at OU-1. Temporary armor stone will be removed and replaced with vegetated topsoil or soil choked rip rap and tress, shrubs, live stakes, and/or live whip bundles. Restoration areas are being restored to match pre-construction conditions/elevations in accordance with restoration plan. Temporary concrete blocks or jersey barriers will be placed in the river to divert flows away from the inundated planting areas during restoration. A maximum of 300 linear feet of temporary controls (approx 300 cu yds) will be placed in the river at any one time, and will be relocated as restoration activities progress downstream.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 Mar 11, 2021.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


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