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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/10/2008

Public Notice

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: 6100-6200 Niagara Falls Boulevard

Site No.:
C932146

Site Address:
6200 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

County:
Niagara

Requestor:
Ashland Advanced Materials, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by January 10, 2009 to:

Jeffrey Konsella.
NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203-2999

Repository address:

Niagara Falls Public Library
Earl W. Brydges Building
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305


Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan for Turtle Creek Senior Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a proposed "Turtle Creek" senior apartment development. The petitioner proposes to expand the Weinberg Campus by constructing a 123 ± unit independent living senior citizen apartment building in the northwest corner of the existing Campus property. The petitioner is the Menorah Campus, Inc. (dba The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus). The project is located at 2700 North Forest Road, on the west side of North Forest Road, immediately north of the existing Weinberg Campus buildings and adjacent to Ellicott Creek in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan for the Dog Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan approval for a proposed Town dog park. The purpose of the proposed dog park is to provide a fenced area where dogs can be allowed to run and exercise freely off-leash. The park would include a 200 foot x 200 foot fenced area with gated access, pathway with benches/tables, lighting and water dispensers. The project is located at 550 Smith Road, on the north side of Smith Road, approximately 1,200 ± feet east of New Road and adjacent to the Town's Records Center and Compost Facility in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Nature View Park Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves recommendations for planning projects, activities and other uses of the Park within the limits set by the Conservation Easement (Appendix A of the Management Plan). The Plan describes the process by which an inventory of natural resources will be undertaken and also discusses methods for developing the park for educational and recreation opportunities as well as a framework for plan implementation. The project is located on 1,263 ± acres of land bounded by Tonawanda Creek Road, Campbell Boulevard, North French Road and Sweet Home Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearings

Cattaraugus and Erie Counties - The United States Department of Energy (US DOE) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as joint lead agency, have accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Decommissioning and/or Long-term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center. Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on March 31, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Seneca Nation of Indians, William Seneca Building, 12837 Rte 438, Irving, NY; April 1, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashford Office Complex, 9030 Route 219, West Valley, NY; and on April 2, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel - McKinley's Banquet and Conference Center, S-3950 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 8, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS/FEIS is available at the following locations: Concord Public Library, 18 Chapel Street, Springville, NY 14141 and Ashford Office Complex Reading Room, 9030 Route 219 West Valley, NY 14171. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.westvalleyEIS.com.

The action involves the completion of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and the decommissioning and/or long-term management or stewardship of the Western New York Nuclear Service Center. This includes the decontamination and decommissioning of the waste storage tanks and facilities used in the solidification of high-level radioactive waste, and any material and hardware used in connection with the WVDP.

US DOE needs to determine the manner in which facilities, materials, and hardware for which DOE is responsible will be managed or decommissioned in accordance with applicable Federal and State requirements. NYSERDA needs to determine what, if any, material or structures for which it is responsible will remain on site, and what, if any, institutional controls, engineered barriers, or stewardship provisions would be needed. The project is located at 10282 Rock Springs Road and West Valley, New York. The majority of the facility (3,300 acres) is located in Cattaraugus County, and 15 acres of the facility are located in Erie County.

Contact: Paul J. Bembia, West Valley Site Management Program, 9030 Route 219, West Valley, NY 14171, Phone: (716) 942-9960, E-mail: pjb@nyserda.org.



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