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ENB - Region 9 Notices 7/30/2008

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Salvation Army Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed construction of a garage addtion to the Salvation Army property. The project is a one story, 1,573 square foot addition to the north side of the existing gymnasium. The material includes brick, aluminum fascia and other details that blend in with the existing building. The purpose of the garage is to provide secured parking for the Salvation Army canteen vehicle and storage. This project is located in the Preservation District. The Preservation Board's comments regarding this project have been incorporated into the final design and site plan. The project is located at 954 Main Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Martin Grunzweig, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY, 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5085.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Chautauqua County - The Town of Ripley Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Babcock and Brown Renewable Holdings Inc. Ripley-Westfield Wind Farm may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted August 8, 2008. A public scoping session will be held on July 29, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Meeder's Restaurant, 19 East Main Street Town of Ripley, New York. The action involves the installation and operation of an approximately 125 megawatt wind energy facility consisting of up to 83 wind turbines, an electrical substation, and an interconnection to an existing 230 kV transmission line. The project is located within an area of the Town of Ripley and Town of Westfield, New York, generally bounded on the north by Belson Road, on the east by the Westfield-Sherman Road, on the south by the southern border of each town, and on the west by Route 76.

Contacts: Peter Ryan, Town of Ripley, Phone: (716) 736-6881, E-mail: ripleyts@cecomet.net and Marth Bills, Phone: (716) 326-3211, E-mail: marthabills@adelphia.com.


Positive Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kaleida Health Women's and Children's Hospital Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the implementation of the Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo Campus Master Plan. The Plan will be implemented in Phases and among other components includes building demolitions on Hodge Avenue and West Utica Street; relocation and upgrading of the main hospital complex electrical substation; construction of a new five story, 190,000 square foot. Ambulatory Care & Research Wing (ACRW) outpatient facility; construction of a pedestrian bridge over Hodge Avenue connecting an existing City parking garage and the new ACRW; relocation of the existing Oxygen Tank facility; expansion of existing parking facilities on West Utica Street. The project is located at 125 - 143 Hodge Avenue and also within the area generally bounded by West Utica Street on the north, Elmwood Avenue on the west, Bryant Street on the south, residential properties on the east and visected (west-east) by Hodge Avenue in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Timothy Ball, City of Buffalo, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-4318, E-mail: tball@city-buffalo.com.



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