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ENB - Region 9 Notices 07/07/2010

Public Notice

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDLs

This notice announces the availability of a Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to address each of two specific waterbodies:

Port Bay, Wayne County
Silver Lake, Wyoming County

These are lakes that are impaired by phosphorus. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through August 5, 2010.

Background: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The proposed phosphorus TMDLs for Port Bay and Silver Lake will rely on voluntary load reduction efforts from the agricultural community to address existing water quality impairments.

Copies of the proposed draft plans can be found on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/23835.html#Small, or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at (518) 402-8179, or via email at dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments should be sent, written or via email, to the same addresses. Comments received by COB August 5, 2010 will be considered prior to submitting the final TMDLs to the EPA for approval.

Contact: Debbie Wickert, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, Phone: (518) 402-8179, E-mail: dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ditch 26B - Jacobs Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a drainage project to improve the downstream capacity of Ditch 26B by creating approximately 500 linear feet of floodway that will be 25 feet wide at the base with 10 foot wide sides. Excavation along the stream banks will be limited to approximately 12-15 inches above the water surface, allowing the base flow to remain in the historic channel. The petitioner is the Town of Amherst Engineering Department, 1100 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. The project is located at 284 New Road in theTown of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning of 2727 Dodge Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of the rear portion of the property to General Business. The subject property is the 0.34 ± acre portion of the site that is fronting on North French Road; the rear portion of the site which extends to Ransom Creek will remain zoned Suburban Agriculture and will not be developed. The petitioner proposes to construct a mixed-use development to consist of retail on the first floor and office or apartment on the second floor. The petitioner is Patrick Rimar, 5467 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. The project is located at 2727 Dodge Road (rear portion) in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning to Traditional Neighborhood Business Overlay District - Main-Eggert Vicinity will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 27 parcels of land in the Main-Eggert commercial area of the Town of Amherst. The subject rezoning would apply the proposed Traditional Neighborhood Business Overlay District (-TNB) to allow the development and redevelopment of mixed-use centers that promote pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods; encourage walkability; and minimize traffic congestion, sprawl, infrastructure costs and environmental degradation.

This project is a Type I action pursuant to Part 617.2 of Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review) of the Environmental Conservation Law and Local Law 3-1982, due to the presence of the historic wall at the northwest corner of Main Street and Westfield Road that is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The petitioner is the Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

The project is located throughout the Town of Amherst, New York. For specific locations contact the person listed below.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan for Proposed Crosspoint Business Park Office Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 89,924 ± square foot, 3 story office building on 6.59 ± acres of vacant land. Plans indicate a future 3-story building to the north of the proposed office building. One curb cut is proposed on Crosspoint Parkway; access is also provided via The Chapel access drive. A total of 414 parking spaces are provided for the development. The petitioner is Uniland Development Co., 100 Corporate Parkway, Amherst, NY 14226. The project is located at 480 Crosspoint Parkway, on the north side of Crosspoint Parkway to the west of "The Chapel at Crosspoint" access drive, in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Buffalo City Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the Proposed Partial Demolition and Stabilization of 918-920 Main Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Steven J. Carmina of Carmina Wood Morris, PC for the partial demolition of the existing 918 Main Street structure, which would allow for the complete reconstruction of the interior superstructure, including the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floor Column Grid, Main Structural Components, Floor Joists and Decking. The project further includes the Restoration of all Wall Bearing Masonry supporting the Floor and Roof structure and parapets and the installation of a new structural roof system and insulated roof deck to support a single ply membrane roofing system.

Once the interior structural reconstruction is completed and the building sold to Greenleaf Development, 13 loft apartments will be constructed on floors 2-3 in the 916 Main Street Building and 2-4 of the 918 Main Street Building. Additionally, new exit stairways will be constructed in the 916 Building to accommodate egress from all floors and an elevator will be installed in the 918 Building to provide access to all floors. The First Floor will be comprised of a main lobby for the residential component and additional commercial space. The project is located at 916 - 918 Main Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

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


Niagara County - The Village of Middleport Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment of the Zoning Code of the Village of Middleport relating to Flood Damage Prevention by adoption of a Local Law. The project is located throughout the Village of Middleport, New York.

Contact: Daniel E. Seaman, 76 West Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: (716) 433-5907.




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