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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/30/2009

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) amended application from CLP3, LLC for a site known as the 915 Cleveland Ave. BCP Site, site ID #C932133. This site is located in the City of Niagara Falls, within the County of Niagara, and is located at 915 Cleveland Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than January 29, 2010. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or by contacting: Jeffrey Konsella, NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renovation of the Former AM&As Department Store will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed renovation of a currently vacant building into a mixed use facility. The uses will include a nationally flagged hotel located in the south portion of the building with accessory banquet facilities on one of the floors. A college instructional bakery program is also being proposed along with a public food court on the ground floor. Commercial space is proposed for the third and fourth floor in the north portion of the building and residential apartments on the upper floors. The projects construction schedule is not yet identified as the start dates are contingent on having all the financing in place. In regard to the actual renovation, the exterior of the building will be completely restored, including masonry cleaning/re-pointing and the restoration of the existing windows; compatible new windows will be installed where existing windows are missing or non historic; the original storefronts along Washington Street will be recreated base on photographic evidence. A new parking garage is planned for the basement of the building, with access provided by a proposed ramp that is proposed to be constructed in the current East Eagle Street Right of Way which are currently being reviewed by the City of Buffalo Public Works Department as part of a coordinated review under SEQRA. The existing pocket park is anticipated to be continued in some form in the Right of Way. The project is located at 377-393 Main Street (aka 377 Main Street) in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Martin Grunzweig, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5085.

Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezone of 00 Pavement Road for Single Family Homes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of the property currently located at 00 Pavement Road from Mutil-Family Residential District 4 (MFR-4) to a Residential District 2 (R-2) for the purpose of constructing twenty-one (21) two story family homes. The project is located at 00 Pavement Road in the Town of Lancaster, New York.

Contact: John M. Dudziak, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, Phone: (716) 684-3342.

Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Chautauqua County - The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ripley Interstate Development Project. The Final GEIS is available at Ripley Town Hall or at the CCIDA located at 200 Harrison Street, Jamestown, NY and on line at: www.CCIDA.com. The action involves the acquisition and consolidation of several individually-owned large undeveloped parcels into one 170 ± acre parcel (the site) and the preparation of the site and installation of utility infrastructure to develop a "shovelready" parcel that will accommodate a 1,000,000 square feet distribution warehouse center or light manufacturing facility. A specific end-user who will ultimately construct and operate the facility has not yet been identified. The CCIDA proposes to complete the SEQR process for this Project in conjunction with an effort to have the Site designated as "shovel-ready". The project is located at Route 20 and Shortman Road in the Town of Ripley, New York.

Contact: William J. Daly, CCIDA, 200 Harrison Street, Jamestown, NY 14707-6902, Phone: (716) 661-8900.

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