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ENB - Region 7 Notices 1/21/2009

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ithaca College Wetland Mitigation Plan - Athletics and Events Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on February 3, 2009 at 7:05 p.m. at the Ithaca Town Hall on North Tioga Street in Ithaca, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 13, 2009. The action involves the construction of approximately 4.5 acres of wetland in two locations on the Ithaca College lands to compensate for approximately 2.77 acres of wetland being lost as part of the Athletics and Events Center project. The project is located off Coddington Road near Rich Road, West Northview Road and the Water Tank Road in the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Michael Smith, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 273-1747.


Notice of Acceptance of Final t-GEIS

Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cornell University transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement. The action involves an identification, examination and evaluation of transportation-related impacts of hypothetical Cornell University population growth scenarios over the next decade on transportation systems and neighborhoods. The t-GEIS addresses these impacts by evaluating and proposing mitigation measures to encourage alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle use by those traveling to and from Cornell. A major objective of the t-GEIS is to develop ways to reduce the number of trips by motor vehicles traveling through residential neighborhoods to and from Cornell, and to identify ways of getting people, not vehicles, to campus. The project is located in the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Jonathan Kanter, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 273-1747, E-mail: jkanter@town.ithaca.ny.us.



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