ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed a determination that will allow for the New York side of Lake Erie to be designated a "no-discharge zone" for boat sewage.
The agency determined that there are adequate facilities available for boats to pump out their sewage tanks.
The EPA is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on the boat sewage dumping ban for a second time. It initially determined in December 2012 that adequate sewage pump out facilities exist. But it revisited the decision after getting significant public comments.
A "no-discharge zone" means boats are completely banned from discharging sewage into the water.
The EPA is encouraging public comment on its proposed approval until October 28, 2013.
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A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
The Cattraugus County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old male from East Otto was arrested on Monday evening.
News 4 will get a tour of the new gaming floor at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel on Wednesday. The casino pumped $26 million into the main gaming floor.
The Mounted Patrol from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off its annual Mounted for Meals food drive.