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ENB - Region 9 Notices 6/24/2009

Negative Declaration

Wyoming County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Thorpe's Hillside Gravel will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the mining of sand and gravel on 26 acres of land, in accordance with the Mined Land Use Plan which was previously reviewed by the Department including the issuance of a Negative Declaration on 4/18/1994, and subsequently permitted by the Department before the permit expired on 7/1/2004. Material processing includes a wash plant processing system with no off-site discharge of wash water. The reclamation is a 1.5 acre pond and the remainder to land for agricultural use. The estimated life of the mine is 10 years. The project is located north of NYS Route 78 (Strykersville Road) and west of Schang Road in the Town of Wales, New York.

Contact: Charles Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub Office, 182 East Union Street, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, Phone: (716) 372-0645, E-mail: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Erie County - The Town of Tonawanda Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed North Youngman Commerce Center. A copy of the FGEIS is available at the Town of Tonawanda Building Department, 535 Belmont Avenue, Tonawanda, New York and may be viewed at the Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenmore Branch, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, New York; or on the Town's website at: www.tonawanda.ny.us. Comments should be submitted to the contact person listed below.

The action involves the development of a commercial business park on approximately 92 acres of vacant, undeveloped land that is currently owned by the Town of Tonawanda. The project would include the construction of office and/or light industrial buildings and infrastructure (e.g. roads, parking lots, utilities, stormwater management facilities, etc.). The project may also involve the relocation of the existing Two Mile Creek pedestrian/bike path and widening of the bridge carrying East Park Drive over Interstate 290 to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic associated with the path and traffic associated with the business park. The project is located north of I-290 and east of Two Mile Creek Road and East Park Drive (commonly known as the Mud Flats) in the Town of Tonawanda, New York.

Contact: Carl Heimiller, Town of Tonawanda, 535 Belmont Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14223, Phone: (716) 877-8801, Fax: (716) 871-8845.

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