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ENB Region 8 Notices 9/15/2021

Public Notice

Xerox Corporation - Webster, NY, Monroe County - Closure Plan for SWMU #67 W343 Drum Storage Area

Notice is hereby given that the Xerox - Webster NY facility (Xerox) (EPA Identification Number NYD002211324) has applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) under the provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and 6NYCRR Part 373-2 for closure of a hazardous waste storage unit at the SWMU #67 W343 Drum Storage Area. The SWMU #67 W343 Drum Storage Area closure plan was reviewed by NYS DEC staff and comments were provided to Xerox on August 1, 2021. Xerox responded to NYS DEC comments on August 16, 2021. NYS DEC has tentatively determined that the response to comments by Xerox are acceptable and that the closure plan, inclusive of the responses, is consistent with the regulatory requirements for the closure of a hazardous waste container storage area and, as such, can be conditionally approved. The intention of this public notice is to solicit comment from the public on the SWMU #67 W343 Drum Storage Area closure plan. The applicant's closure plan details the steps that will be taken to close the hazardous waste management unit.

A copy of the closure plan, inclusive of Xerox's response to comments, is available for public review at NYS DEC Central Office. Copies of the closure plan may be obtained by contacting Lynn Winterberger, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, RCRA Permitting Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256, Phone: (518) 402-8651. Comments on the closure plan must be sent no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 to:

Lynn Winterberger
NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
Bureau of Hazardous Waste & Radiation Management
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7256

In lieu of, or in addition to, the submission of comments as above, any interested person may request a public hearing. Any request for an informal public hearing must be made, in writing, stating the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing, and be submitted to Lynn Winterberger at the aforementioned address no later than Friday, October 15, 2021. If a public hearing is held, the public comment period in this notice shall automatically be extended to the close of the public hearing.

All comments will be considered and evaluated in making the final determination for approving the closure plan. Prior to the approval of the closure plan NYS DEC will respond to any comments submitted by the public. NYS DEC will approve, modify or disapprove the draft closure plan based on the information received during the comment period and public hearing, if required. A notice of the final decision will be sent to each interested citizen or organization who submitted written comments or have requested such notice.

Contact: Lynn Winterberger, NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management, RCRA Permitting Section, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7256, Phone: (518) 402-8651.


Negative Declaration

Livingston County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Oak Openings LLC Avon Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a permit modification which proposes adding 18 acres to the northeast side of the current Life of Mine (LOM), and increase of traffic from the currently permitted 12 trucks per hour to 30 trucks per hour. The project is located at 1392 Oak Openings Road in the Town of Avon, New York.

Contact: Guillermo Saar, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5391, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Monroe County - The Town of Webster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Pollution Control Facility Asset Renewal and Water Resources Recovery Facility Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town of Webster Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) was originally constructed in the late 1970s. Since its original construction, the WPCF has undergone various improvement projects; however, several unit processes remain as originally constructed and are past their effective design service lives. The Town is proposing a complete rehabilitation of the plant headworks, primary clarifiers, aeration processes, solids handling, administration building, HVAC and building roofs (where applicable). New facilities for the continued acceptance of off-site wastewater will be installed (no change from current wastewater flows will result from this project). In addition, a new sludge drying facility will be constructed that will convert digested waste into a Class A biosolid product (which can be disposed of by land application). The drying process would also substantially decrease the facility's annual biosolids generation. The proposed improvements will effectively convert the existing WPCF to a more modern Water Resources Recovery Facility that is focused on energy conservation, process automation and optimization, and beneficial reuse of biosolids. The project is located at 226 Phillips Road in the Town of Webster, New York.

Contact: Thomas Flaherty, Town or Webster, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580, Phone: (585) 872-1000, E-mail: supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us.


Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gridley River Road Farms Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for a new sand and gravel mine to be located on River Road, between the Chemung River and Gillette Creek, in the Town of Corning, New York. The proposed Life of Mine (LOM) is 48.7 acres and the first Permit Term Area (PTA) is 9.9 acres. Operations will include on-site processing with screening and crushing equipment as well as mining below the water table.

Contact: Kris Carlson, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5320, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Comment Period

Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hakes C&D Landfill Inc. Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from the contact listed below and on line at: hakesexpansion.blogspot.com. Written comments on the Draft Scope will be accepted until October 14, 2021.

The action involves a proposal by Hakes C&D , Inc to add approximately 43.3 acres to the existing 78.9 acres of permitted Landfill cell area used for the disposal of construction and demolition debris (C&D). The project would also include an approximate 20.2 acre expansion to the existing 22.2 acre permitted on-site borrow area, from which soils would be excavated for landfill construction and operation. In addition, it would result in the permanent closure of an existing 3,600 foot section of Manning Ridge Road (between the existing landfill entrance and Frog Hollow Road). The project is located at 4376 Manning Ridge Road in Painted Post, Town of Campbell, New York.

Contact: Kim Merchant, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5392, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


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