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ENB - Region 9 Notices 8/19/2009

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Newstead, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2009 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of an approximately 46.6 acre parcel of land from Agricultural A to Rural Residential RR. The project is located on Bullis Road, 1,600 feet east of Townline Road, Marilla, New York.

Contact: Robert Miller, Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc., 3556 Lake Shore Road, Suite 500, Buffalo, New York 14219-1494, Phone: (716) 827-8000.


Erie County - The Buffalo City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buffalo Public Schools: Phase IV Modernization, Reconstruction, and Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Phase IV Modernization, Reconstruction, and Improvements Project (Phase IV) which includes interior and exterior renovations and improvements at ten schools within the Buffalo Public Schools System (D'Youville Porter Campus (BPS # 03), Early Childhood Center (BPS # 17), Dr. George Blackman School of Excellence (BPS # 54), Lorraine Academy (BPS # 72), School 81 (BPS # 81), Erie County Health Center for Children (BPS # 84), Southside Elementary School (BPS # 93), Math, Science & Technology School (BPS # 197/306), Olmsted 5-12 at Kensington (BPS # 203), and McKinley Comp. High School of Choice (BPS # 305).

Phase IV improvements include additions to 8 of the 10 schools. The Phase IV renovations include upgrading of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, facilities management, communication, and security systems. Where required, interior spaces will be re-configured to meet current program needs, comply with all Code regulations, comply with accessibility issues (ADA) and utilize a standardized District Wide Technology (DWT) program and energy performance upgrades. Interior finishes on the floors, ceilings, and walls will be upgraded along with new fixtures. The project also calls for exterior renovations including brick re-pointing, roofing repairs, window upgrades, general cleaning, and chimney modifications. Site renovations will include maximizing parking lot configurations, upgrading of sidewalk and entrance areas (accessibility) and general landscape modernization. The projects are located at ten schools within the Buffalo Public Schools System as follows:

D'Youville Porter Campus
Buffalo Public Schools No. 03
225 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14201

Erie County Health Center for Children
Buffalo Public School No. 84
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215

Early Childhood Center
Buffalo Public School No. 17
1045 West Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209

Southside Elementary School
Buffalo Public School No. 93
430 Southside Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14210

Dr. George Blackman School of Excellence
Buffalo Public School No. 54
2358 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214

Math, Science & Technology School
Buffalo Public School No. 197-306
666 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215

Lorraine Academy
Buffalo Public School No. 72
71 Lorraine Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14220

Olmsted 5-12 at Kensington
Buffalo Public School No. 203
319 Suffolk Street
Buffalo, New York 14215

Buffalo Public School No. 81
140 Tacoma Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216

McKinley Comp. HS of Choice
Buffalo Public Schools No. 305
1500 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215

Contact: Joseph Giusiana, Buffalo Public Schools System, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 816-3562.



Erie County - The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Niagara Ice Boom Storage Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a seasonal ice boom storage area on the former Killian site that will consist of the following:

a. Riverfront modifications, including construction of:
- an inlet with a 200 foot gravel-lined launching/retrieval area
- a 34 foot wide by 80 foot long barge berth
- three wharfs constructed inboard of new sheet pile wall
- the repair of the existing seawall
- a diversionary pier extending into the river and pylons to divert river debris.

b. Construction of an onshore storage area that will include:
- the demolition of seven existing buildings
- a new workshop and crew facilities building with services
- onsite reuse or removal of stockpiled material and regrading and gravel lining of 6 acres to accommodate boom storage requirements
- 770 foot long perimeter visual and noise barrier along the north and northwest perimeter of the storage area.

c. New boat maintenance facilities that will include a 40 foot wide by 200 foot long boat ramp and 6,600 square foot dry dock area.

d. Public access/recreational area constructed on 1.3 acre of the site, including parking area, river shoreline access area, canoe launch, boat storage building, boardwalk/promenade and landscaping.

The project is located at 41 Hamburg Street in Buffalo, New York.

Contact: John M. Kahabka, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 681-6308, E-mail: John.Kahabka@nypa.gov.





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