DEC Documents


Transportation Allocation Letter to DEC
12/2/14 – Transportation Allocation Highlighted (pdf)

DEC accepts Inergy’s application as complete – Public hearing scheduled for September 27, 2011

8/17/11 – Finger Lakes Combined Notice (pdf)

8/17/11 – Transmittal to Town of Reading (pdf)

DEC Positive Declaration -11/24/2010

Schuyler County – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Finger Lakes Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Underground Storage Facility may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC to construct and operate a new underground LPG storage facility for the storage and distribution of propane and butane on a portion of a 576 acre site. The storage facility will utilize existing caverns in the Syracuse salt formation created by US Salt and its predecessors’ salt production operations. As proposed, a maximum of 2.10 million barrels (88.20 million gallons) of LPG will be stored in these caverns seasonally, displacing some of the brine currently filling them, and will be withdrawn by displacement of propane by brine when demand occurs during the heating season and displacement of butane by brine during the gasoline blending season. During storage operations, the brine displaced by LPG will be stored and contained in a 14 acre lined surface impoundment with a capacity of 2.19 million barrels (91.98 million gallons) on the hillside immediately east of the junction of Routes 14 and 14A. The facility will connect to the existing Teppco LPG interstate pipeline, and will ship LPG by truck via NYS Routes 14/14A and rail to the existing Norfolk & Southern Railroad. As proposed, the project involves construction of a new rail and truck LPG transfer facility, consisting of a 6 rail siding capable of allowing loading/unloading of 24 rail cars within 12 hours, and a truck loading station capable of loading 4 trucks per hour. The rail/truck loading facility is capable of being operated on a 24 hour basis 365 days a year. Construction will also include surface works consisting of truck and rail loading terminals, LPG storage tanks, offices and other distribution facilities, and stormwater control structures. The project is located on NYS Routes 14 and 14A west of Seneca Lake in the Town of Reading, New York.


Contact: David L Bimber, NYS DEC – Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5401,


Finger Lakes Final Scope2 15 Jan 11


Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

DSEIS Final Review and Staff Comments

Final dSEIS Review April 28 2011

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