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Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC, Underground Storage Facility - July 2018

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as Lead Agency in the environmental review of Finger Lakes, LLC's proposed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project, conducted legislative public comment hearings and a pre-adjudicatory hearing issues conference on the application. On July 12, 2018, the Commissioner issued a Decision, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and SEQRA Findings Statement.

The complete DSEIS, underground storage permit application and all other later updated application materials (publicly available materials) are available for public review by appointment during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • DEC's Division of Environmental Permits, Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14414-9516, telephone: (585) 226-5400;
  • DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York, 12233, telephone: (518) 402-9003;
  • Town of Reading Town Hall, 3914 County Route 82, Reading, NY, telephone: (607) 535-7459; and,
  • Watkins Glen Public Library, 610 South Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY, telephone: (607) 535-2346.

Electronic copies (DVD) of the complete DSEIS, underground storage permit application and all other updated application materials (publicly available materials) are available to the public upon request from the DEC offices listed above. Additionally, the applicant has posted the entire DSEIS on the Finger Lakes LPG Storage website at http://www.fingerlakeslpgstorage.com.

The publicly available materials are redacted to protect information applicant claims contains trade secrets, confidential commercial information, or critical infrastructure information (see 6 NYCRR 616.7[a]), or is otherwise considered confidential under the Environmental Conservation Law (see ECL 23-0313[1][b]).

Selected application materials are provided below.

Lead Agency Correspondence

  • 2009-09-11, Wright to DEC - Lead Agency Coordination Request (PDF) (4.85 MB)
  • 2009-10-01, DEC to Wright - Lead Agency Coordination Letter (PDF) (898 KB)
  • 2009-10-07, DEC to Wright - Jurisdiction Letter (PDF) (548 KB)
  • 2009-10-09, DEC to Wright - Correction Letter (PDF) (178 KB)
  • 2009-10-09, Wright to DEC - Lead Agency Designation Extension (PDF) (187 KB)
  • 2009-10-19, DEC to Wright - Lead Agency Designation Inquiry (PDF) (355 KB)
  • 2009-10-23, BSK to DEC - Lead Agency Comments (PDF) (4,686 KB)
  • 2009-10-28, Lent to Commissioner - Lead Agency Designation Request (PDF) (1,195 KB)
  • 2009-11-6, BSK to Commissioner - Lead Agency Comments (PDF) (1,159 KB)
  • 2009-11-16, DEC to Wright - Lead Agency Designation Request (PDF) (343 KB)
  • 2009-11-22, DEC to Ewing - Lead Agency Designation Request (PDF) (740 KB)
  • 2010-02-02, SEQR Commissioner Lead Agency Designation (PDF) (1,284 KB)

Positive Declaration and Scoping

  • 2010-02-09, DEC to FL - SEQR (PDF) (430 KB)
  • 2010-02-26, BSK to DEC - Response Letter (PDF) (46,086 KB)
  • 2010-03-19, DEC to BSK - SEQR Review Comments (PDF) (438 KB)
  • 2010-04-27, BSK to DEC - Response Letter (PDF) (4,815 KB)
  • 2010-05-26, DEC to BSK - SEQR Review Comments (PDF) (686 KB)
  • 2010-06-18, BSK to DEC - Response Letter (PDF) (2,723 KB)
  • 2010-07-14, DEC to BSK - SEQR Review Comments (PDF) (353 KB)
  • 2010-07-23, BSK to DEC - Response Letter (PDF) (2,404 KB)
  • 2010-08-20, DEC to BSK - SEQR Review Comments (PDF) (459 KB)
  • 2010-09-20, BSK to DEC - SEQR Review Noise Letter (PDF) (979 KB)
  • 2010-11-17, DEC to BSK - SEQR Positive Declaration (PDF) (791 KB)
  • 2010-11-24, ENB Notice - SEQR Positive Declaration (PDF) (728 KB)
  • 2011-01-05, DEC to BSK - Draft Scope (PDF) (2,810 KB)
  • 2011-01-05, DEC to Supervisor - Draft Scope (PDF) (197 KB)
  • 2011-01-12, Draft Scope ENB Notice (PDF) (370 KB)
  • 2011-01-21, BSK to DEC - Draft Scope Notice Affidavit (PDF) (587 KB)
  • 2011-02-07, Draft Scoping Comments, Index Table (PDF) (93 KB)
  • 2011-02-08, Draft Scoping Comments, Approximately 91 Letters/E-mails (PDF) (2,152 KB)
  • 2011-02-10, DEC to BSK - Brine Pond Comments (PDF) (546 KB)
  • 2011-02-15, DEC to BSK - Final Scope (PDF) (2,686 KB)
  • 2011-02-17, DEC to Citizens - Final Scope (PDF) (487 KB)

DSEIS Review and Hearings (Including Combined Hearing Notices)

  • 2011-04-28, DEC to BSK, DSEIS Review Comments (PDF) (1,879 KB)
  • 2011-07-11, DEC to BSK, DSEIS Review Comments (PDF) (529 KB)
  • 2011-08-17, DEC to BSK, NOCA and First Hearing Notice (PDF) (1,093 KB)
  • 2011-09-28, BSK to DEC, First Hearing Notice Affidavit (PDF) (1,065 KB)
  • 2011-10-03, BSK to DEC, Hearing Letter (PDF) (451 KB)
  • 2011-10-05. DEC to BSK, NOCA and Second Hearing Notice (PDF) (1,020 KB)
  • 2011-10-17, BSK to DEC, Second Hearing Notice Affidavit (PDF) (654 KB)

Application Documents - Gas Storage

  • 2009-02-24, DEC to Inergy - Storage Permit Requirements (PDF) (205 KB)
  • 2009-10-09, BSK to DEC - Storage Permit Application (redacted) (PDF) (16,717 KB)
  • 2010-01-07, FL to DEC, Moon to Collart Letter re Well 58 Proposed Storage Gallery 2 (redacted) (PDF) (187 KB)
  • 2010-01-11, DEC to FL-BSK - NOIA (PDF) (522 KB)
  • 2010-03-04, US Salt to DEC - Well 58 Conversion Application (PDF) (140 KB)
  • 2010-05-14, BSK to DEC - NOIA Response (redacted) (PDF) (2,221 KB)
  • 2010-05-14, BSK to DEC - NOIA Response Reservoir Suitability Report (redacted) (PDF) (30,602 KB)
  • 2010-08-12, DEC to BSK - NOIA 2 (PDF) (579 KB)
  • 2010-09-28, BSK to DEC - NOIA 2 Response (redacted) (PDF) (12,824 KB)
  • 2010-10-28, BSK to DEC - Well Logs and Evaluation (PDF) (12,592 KB)
  • 2010-11-17, BSK to DEC - NOIA 2 Revised Response (redacted) (PDF) (847 KB)
  • 2011-03-28, DEC to BSK - NOIA 3 (PDF) (113 KB)
  • 2011-04-19, BSK to DEC - NOIA Response (redacted) (PDF) (16,309 KB)
  • 2011-07-20, FL to DEC - Gallery 10 Work Plan and Blanket Thickness for Galleries 1 and 2 (PDF) (353 KB)
  • 2011-07-22, FL to DEC - Gallery 10 Work Plan Addendum (PDF) (200 KB)
  • 2012-04-11, BSK to DEC - Gallery 10 Work Plan Report (redacted) (PDF) (48,978 KB)
  • 2012-04-11, BSK to DEC - Well Logs and Reports (redacted) (PDF) (11,219 KB)
  • 2012-06-01, BSK to DEC - Gallery Map (redacted) (PDF) (92 KB)
  • 2012-10-03, FL to DEC - Gallery 10 Work Plan Approval (PDF) (265 KB)
  • 2012-10-03, FL to DEC - Gallery 10 Work Plan Response (PDF) (311 KB)
  • 2012-11-16, BSK to DEC - Gallery Map and X-Section (redacted) (PDF) (88 KB)
  • 2012-12-28, BSK to DEC - Gallery Map (redacted) (PDF) (92 KB)
  • 2013-01-18 - DEC to NYSGS - Determination Request (PDF) (228 KB)
  • 2013-01-22, BSK to DEC - Cavern 58 and Sevenker Letter (PDF) (813 KB)
  • 2013-03-07, FL to DEC - Well 33 (PDF) (103 KB)
  • 2013-03-15, FL to DEC - NYSGS to DEC - State Geologist Approval Letter (PDF) (320 KB)
  • 2013-06-25, BSK to DEC - Well Drilling and Completion Reports (redacted) (PDF) (278 KB)
  • 2013-07-01, BSK to DEC - Logs and Sonars (redacted) (PDF) (10,517 KB)
  • 2013-07-24, BSK to DEC - Well Drilling and Well Completion Reports (redacted) (PDF) (1,516 KB)
  • 2013-08-15, BSK to DEC - Maps and Table (redacted) (PDF) (1,621 KB)
  • 2014-01-03 & 06, BSK, Istvan & Dionisio to DEC - Valley Stress Conditions Response (PDF) (114 KB)
  • 2014-10-16, BSK to DEC - Gallery Map and Vertical Section A-A' (redacted) (PDF) (2,081 KB)
  • 2014-10-23, BSK to DEC - Gallery Map and Vertical Sections A-A', B-B' and C-C' (redacted) (PDF) (2,406 KB)
  • 2014-10-29, FL to DEC - Wellhead Brine Pressures for Well 58 (redacted) (PDF) (405 KB)
  • 2014-10-30, FL to DEC - Wellhead Brine Pressures for Well FL1 (redacted) (PDF) (500 KB)

Application Documents - Other than Gas Storage

  • Town of Reading Emergency Response Plan, 2007 (PDF) (53 KB)
  • 2009-10-14 to 2009-09-11 SHPA Documents (PDF) (30,625 KB)
  • 2010-05-20, Air Facility Registration Package (PDF) (3,685 KB)
  • 2011-10-31, Superior Energy Systems Letter to DEC (PDF) (1,415 KB)
  • 2012-01-11, NYSDOT Letter to DEC (PDF) (301 KB)
  • 2012-01-19, FL memo re public comments (PDF) (2,060 KB)
  • 2012-01-20, BSK to DEC Supplemental Information, with 22 Attachments (PDF available on disc)
  • 2012-02-16, BSK to DEC Supplemental Information, with 5 Exhibits (Exhibit 5 in two files) (PDF available on disc)
  • 2012-02-16, Quantitative Risk Assessment, Quest Consultants (PDF) (3,499 KB)
  • 2012-03-05, DEC to BSK, NOIA (PDF) (209 KB)
  • 2012-03-19; BSK to DEC, WQC Response (PDF) (65 KB)
  • 2012-04-03, BSK to DEC, Pre-Construction Notification (PDF) (42,518 KB)
  • 2012-04-09, DEC to BSK, NOIA (PDF) (129 KB)
  • 2012-04-10, Quest Consultant Letter to BSK re. Quantitative Risk Assessment (PDF) (1,126 KB)
  • 2012-05-18, USACE Nationwide Permit Letter (PDF) (16,881 KB)
  • 2012-05-22, CT Male Engineering and Geotechnical Investigation Reports, Two Volumes, with appendices, figures, and 18 drawings (PDF available on disc)
  • 2012-06-08, DEC to Wakeman, Phaneuf E-mail (PDF) (1,152 KB)
  • 2012-06-15, CT Male Revised Engineering and Geotechnical Investigation Reports, Cover Letter, Two Volumes, and 11 drawings (PDF available on disc)
  • 2012-07-18, BSK to DEC (PDF) (418 KB)
  • 2012-07-23, DEC to BSK, Additional Information Request (PDF) (942 KB)
  • 2012-08-06, DEC to BSK, SWPPP Comments (PDF) (777 KB)
  • 2012-08-20, JessEng to DEC, SWPPP Information (PDF) (1,155 KB)
  • 2012-08-21, CT Male Brine Pond Information (PDF) (5,449 KB)
  • 2012-08-24, BSK to DEC, Water Well Information (PDF) (806 KB)
  • 2012-09-09, SWPPP Revision 4, Jess Engineering, Cover Letter, Notice of Intent, and Eight Report Sections (PDF available on disc)
  • 2012-09-10, CT Male Brine Pond Engineering Report and Plans, 2 Report Volumes and 23 Drawings. (PDF available on disc)
  • 2012-09-12, BSK to DEC, Finger Lakes/US Salt Schematic (PDF) (163 KB)
  • 2012-10-23, DEC to BSK, Additional Information Request (PDF) (383 KB)
  • 2012-11-09, BSK to DEC, Additional Information (PDF) (2,192 KB)
  • 2013-07-13, Landscaping Plan for Transfer Facility (PDF) (898 KB)
  • 2013-09-09, BSK to DEC, Additional Information Email (PDF) (292 KB)
  • 2014-02-21, BSK to DEC, Company Information (PDF) (277 KB)
  • 2014-03-07, Hunt Revised Sound Study, with report revised July, 2013 (PDF) (4,114 KB)
  • 2014-11-14, Draft Environmental Monitoring Plan (PDF) (25,522 KB)
  • 2014-11-20, Visual Impact Analysis (PDF) (16,071 KB)
  • 2014-12-02, BSK to DEC, Transportation Allocation (PDF) (157 KB)

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) (PDF) (947 KB) dSEIS text only.

  • Figure 1 (PDF) (2.25 MB)
  • Figure 2a (PDF) (967 KB)
  • Figure 2b (PDF) (4.76 MB)
  • Figure 3 (PDF) (392 KB)
  • Figure 4 (PDF) (245 KB)
  • Figure 5 (PDF) (4.33 MB)
  • Figure 6 (PDF) (2.11 MB)
  • Figure 7 (PDF) (1.9 MB)
  • Figure 8 (PDF) (1.59 MB)
  • Figure 9 (PDF) (1.55 MB)
  • Figure 10 (PDF) (264 KB)

Public Comments

  • 2011-09-27, Legislative Public Hearing Transcript (PDF) (936 KB)
  • 2011-11-03, Legislative Public Hearing Transcript (PDF) (884 KB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab A (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 1 of 4) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab A (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 2 of 4) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab A (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 3 of 4) (PDF) (9.87 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab A (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 4 of 4) (PDF) (9.74 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 1 of 10) (PDF) (9.88 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 2 of 10) (PDF) (9.89 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 3 of 10) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 4 of 10) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 5 of 10) (PDF) (9.99 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 6 of 10) (PDF) (9.89 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 7 of 10) (PDF) (9.83 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 8 of 10) (PDF) (9.88 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 9 of 10) (PDF) (9.94 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab B (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 10 of 10) (PDF) (1.32 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab C (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 1 of 4) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab C (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 2 of 4) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab C (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 3 of 4) (PDF) (10 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab C (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 4 of 4) (PDF) (3.52 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab D (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 1 of 2) (PDF) (5.89 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters - Tab D (ref. Public Comment Letters Index) (Pt. 2 of 2) (PDF) (4.76 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 2) (Pt. 1 of 2) (PDF) (6.96 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 2) (Pt. 2 of 2) (PDF) (6.29 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 1 of 19) (PDF) (9.89 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 2 of 19) (PDF) (7.41 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 3 of 19) (PDF) (9.70 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 4 of 19) (PDF) (9.98 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 5 of 19) (PDF) (9.89 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 6 of 19) (PDF) (9.74 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 7 of 19) (PDF) (9.67 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 8 of 19) (PDF) (9.73 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 9 of 19) (PDF) (9.73 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 10 of 19) (PDF) (9.79 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 11 of 19) (PDF) (9.78 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 12 of 19) (PDF) (9.62 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 13 of 19) (PDF) (9.46 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 14 of 19) (PDF) (9.71 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 15 of 19) (PDF) (9.69 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 16 of 19) (PDF) (9.57 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 17 of 19) (PDF) (9.47 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 18 of 19) (PDF) (9.26 MB)
  • Public Comment Letters (ref. Chart 3) (Pt. 19 of 19) (PDF) (6.09 MB)

Draft Permit Conditions

  • Draft permit conditions (PDF) (185 KB)
  • Draft permit conditions cover letter (PDF) (284 KB)

Updated Draft Permit Conditions

  • Updated draft permit conditions (August 16, 2016) (PDF) (177 KB)
  • Updated draft permit conditions (September 21, 2017) (PDF) (137 KB)

More about Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC, Underground Storage Facility - July 2018:

  • Finger Lakes LPG Storage Permit Hearing Documents - Hearings documents related to Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC, Underground Storage Facility, including the Commissioner's July 12, 2018 Decision, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, and SEQRA Findings Statement
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