a Public Hearing Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Regarding Windsor Point Part II March 9, 2010 Purpose of Public Hearing To receive public comment about proposed impacts on water quality prior to making a permit decision. 401 Water Quality Certification Section 404 Requirement Required for activities that involve the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. Regulates impacts on Water Quality General Project Information Applicant: Ontario Land Company (formerly Oster Homes) Location: approximately 125 acre parcel, west of Stoney Ridge Road, North Ridgeville Project Description: Complete remaining development of the Windsor Point residential sub-division, Phases 1 -7 Project Location Applicant: City of Avon Lake Location: Miller Road Boat Launch Project Description: construct a two course concrete block courtesy docking wall within the protected side of an existing stone breakwater/jetty. Water Quality Impact Analysis Preferred Alternative: the first choice of the applicant; This option will result in impacts to the water resource. Minimal Degradation Alternative: applicant’s proposed absolute minimum impact to the water resource that can be made and still meet the applicant’s specific requirements. Non-degradation Alternative: what can be done that will result in no impact to the waters of the state. This may be either a “no build” option or a modified project design resulting in no impacts. On-site Water Resources Wetlands ~ 12.9 acres total 1.3 acres non-forested and 11.6 acres forested 0.9 acre Category 1 and 12.0 acres Category 2 Streams ~ 2,503 linear feet (LF) total Stream #6 -1,516 LF intermittent headwater; forested corridor Stream #7 - 987 LF intermittent headwater; forested corridor Alternatives Analysis - Impacts Alternative Amount Developed Impacts 285 homes on ~105. 6 acres 8.7 acres wetlands (0.31 acres ATF) Preferred 1,682 LF stream (1,225 LF ATF) Minimal 282 homes on ~103 acres Degradation No Impact 7 acres wetlands (0.31 acres ATF) 1,682 LF stream (1,225 LF ATF) 234 homes on ~ 91.6 acres 0 acres wetlands 0 LF streams Locations: On-site Water Resources Proposed Mitigation Stream Impacts Preserve 1,682 linear feet of Quarry Creek, Beaver Creek Hunt Club, Amherst Wetland Impacts Restore 14.4 acres of wetland at Charlemont Reservation, Lorain County Metroparks; Preserve un-impacted wetlands at Windsor Point 4.2 acres for preferred alternative 5.9 for minimum degradation alternative Off-site Mitigation Areas Location: Proposed Stream Mitigation Need to add map here Location: Wetland Mitigation Site Need to add map here Next Steps Written Public Comments accepted through March 16, 2010 Ohio EPA reviews/considers all information and written comments Ohio EPA makes decision regarding the Section 401 Water Quality Certification If permit is issued Responsiveness Summary is distributed to ACOE regulatory section, Applicant, and all Interested Parties Comments By the close of business on March 16 2010, submit written comments to: Ohio EPA – Division of Surface Water Attention: Permits Processing Unit Lazarus Government Center P.O. Box 1049 Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 Fax: (614) 728-5299 E-mail: [email protected] Please reference Ohio EPA ID # 083394 on comments My Contact Information Lauren E. McEleney Division of Surface Water 50 West Town Street, Suite 700 Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 644-2865 – office (614) 644-2745 – fax [email protected] Public Information Contact: Kristopher Weiss Public Interest Center 50 West Town Street, Suite 700 Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 644-2160 – office (614) 644-2737 – fax [email protected] Questions?