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ENB - Region 7 Notices 8/12/2009

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cascade Valley Quarry Expansion proposed by Star Stone Quarries, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Star Stone Quarries, Inc. for the expansion of an existing 5 acre bluestone quarry to a 25.2 acre operation on a 40 acre parcel of land known as the Cascade Valley Quarry. The project is located approximately 2,000 feet west of Cascade Valley Road and approximately 4,500 feet south of Mud Pond in the Town of Windsor, New York.

Contact: Michael K. Barylski, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095, ext. 233.

Broome County - Binghamton University, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Phased Development of the Innovative Technologies Complex at Binghamton University will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposal by Binghamton University to construct three new buildings and associated parking and commons areas within the Innovative Technologies complex on the main Binghamton University (State University of New York) campus. These three new buildings will join two other University buildings in the complex: the Biotechnology Building and the Engineering and Science Building (scheduled for completion by 2011). The parcel that contains the Innovative Technologies Complex is in the northeast portion of the campus.

Each of the three planned new buildings will be similar in size (80,000 to 120,000 square feet), configuration (two or three floors), and purpose (teaching and research) to the two existing University buildings at the complex, with anticipated phasing of construction as follows:

• Phase 1 - The Center of Excellence Building, with anticipated construction by 2013.
• Phase 2 - The Natural Sciences building, with anticipated construction by 2015.
• Phase 3 - A future Research Building, with anticipated construction by 2017.

The project is located on the State University of New York Binghamton University Campus, 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY 13950.

Contact: Karren S. Bee-Donohoe, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, Phone: (607) 777-6491.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Approval for Collegetown Terrace Apartments LLP, Collegetown Terrace Apartments 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 September 21, 2009. A public scoping session will be held on Septmeber 10, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of Ithaca City Hall, Second Floor Conference Room, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York. The action involves the consideration of Preliminary and Final Site Approval for the proposed Collegetown Terrace Apartments. The project is to construct rental housing aimed at students with approximately 1,260 bedrooms (a net gain of 625 bedrooms), a large majority of which will be singly occupied, in new and existing apartment buildings on a contiguous site of approximately 16.4 acres. The proposed new building design calls for seven new structures, six of which will be 65 feet wide with three or four stories of apartments and up to two levels of parking at grade or below. Site development will require the demolition of all existing buildings and associated structures, roadways, some vegetation and some landscaping on the project site, with the exception of those buildings within the East Hill Historic District. The project is bounded by NYS Route 79/East State Street to the north, Valentine Place to the east, Six Mile Creek to the south, and South Quarry Street to the west in the City of Ithaca, New York

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6550.

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