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ENB - Region 9 Notices 7/22/2009

Negative Declaration

Erie County - Erie County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Aurora Street Pump Station Elimination Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Erie County Department of Sewerage Management to decommission the Aurora North Pumping Station and construct approximately 2.75 miles of new gravity sanitary sewer to terminate into existing manhole No. BAA5B along the existing Erie County Sewer District No. 4 trunk line located along Borden Road in the Town of Cheektowaga. To facilitate the construction of the new sanitary sewer line, Erie County will be required to acquire approximately 2.75 miles of new right-of-way along the sewer line's alignment. The proposed project will provide capacity for the existing population while anticipating growth of approximately 475 people in the service area. The proposed sewer will also eliminate one connection to the Depew Pumping Station, which will save in pumping costs and efficiency. The project is located in the Towns of Lancaster and Cheektowaga, New York.

Contact: John Mallory, Erie County, 95 Franklin Street, 10th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 858-6153.

Wyoming County - The Town of Covington Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pavilion Motocross Park LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a Motocross Racing Park involving racers from ages 4 to 40 + years old. For the 2009 racing season there will be weekly practices held on Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., two (2) sanctioned races through Western New York Motocross Association (WNYMA) for personal recreation for family and friends. The parking area will still be used agriculturally for harvesting hay. The 2010 season is anticipated to have six (6) sanctioned races. The project is located in the Town of Covington, New York.

Contact: Jerry Davis, Town of Covington, 7083 Court Street, Pavilion, NY 14525, Phone: (585) 584-3565, E-mail: damatteo87@rochester.rr.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Midway State Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chautauqua Lake Central School, 100 North Erie Street, Mayville, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 18, 2009. Comments may be e-mailed to: Midway.Plan@oprhp.state.ny.us. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations: The Park Office, at the offices of the agency contacts listed below and at the Bemus Point Library, 13 Main Street, Bemus Point and the Prendergast Library Association, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx.

The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Midway State Park. The draft plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreational use including enhancement of public shoreline access through construction of docks, a car top boat launch, trails and boardwalks, improvements to pedestrian circulation and safety by removing traffic from the center of the park, and construction of a parking lot, regeneration of natural vegetation, improvements to the layout of the amusement rides, restoration of the historic Hippodrome and carousel buildings, rehabilitation and rearrangement of picnic pavilions and the addition of some new comfort facilities. The Draft Plan/DEIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: soil erosion and water quality, threatened and endangered species, animals, historic and archeological resources, and transportation and traffic. The Midway State Park is located in the Hamlet of Maple Springs and the Town of Ellery, New York.

Contacts: Mike Miecznikowski, NYS OPRHP- Allegany Region, 2373 ASP Route #1-Suite 3, Salamanca, NY 14779, Phone: (716) 354-6575, Fax: (716) 354-6735 and Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474 0409, Fax: (518) 474-7013.

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