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ENB - Region 9 Notices 10/13/2010

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cattaraugus RA #2, Compartment B, Stand 31, Site Preparation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a herbicides application to American beech, striped maple and fern on Cattaraugus RA #2. Herbicide application is the only practical means of control for these interfering stems in this forested area. The herbicide treated area in this project totals approximately 31 forested acres. Control or eradication of these areas is needed to prevent further colonization and proliferation of these species resulting in negative impacts to forest species diversity. Once this undesirable vegetation is removed, regeneration of desirable species such as red oak, sugar maple and black cherry will occur and re-occupy the site. The project is located at Cattaraugus RA #2, Stand 31 in the Town of South Valley, New York.

Contact: Theresa J. Lahnen, NYS DEC - Falconer Sub-Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 215 South Work Street, Falconer, NY 14733, Phone: (716) 665-6111.


Chautauqua County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rauh Aggregate Mine 15.9 Acre Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 25.9 acre addition to the Rauh Aggregate Mine for the mining of sand and gravel. The mine and expansion land is on land owned by Kingsview Enterprises, Inc., with the mine operated by H.H. Rauh Paving, Inc., a division of Kingsview Enterprises, Inc. The additional acreage is adjacent to the area currently permitted for mining, and is made up of three (3) areas referred to as the North, South, and East Areas, and consist of 9.6, 2.5, and 13.8 acres respectfully. During mining, culverts will be installed in Pickett Brook and tributary 8 of Pickett Brook to create a haul road between the North Area and the existing processing plant. Existing material processing will continue without any changes. Excavation below the water table is proposed in the North Area, which will result in a deep water lake. There will be no excavating of material in the South Area, which will only be used for storage of overburden. The South and East Areas will be reclaimed to dry meadow and farmland. The north area will be reclaimed to a 6.8 acre lake and meadow. The project is located on the north side of Cassadaga Road, approximately 3,900 feet east from the Cassadaga Road intersection with Barnum Road, in the Town of Charlotte, New York.

Contact: Charles D. Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office, 182 East Union Street, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, Phone: (716) 372-0645, E-mail: r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Erie County - The Town of West Seneca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 115,844 square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter, demolition of an existing 124,475 building, and associated site improvements, including construction of stormwater management facilities and redevelopment of driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, and landscaping. The Supercenter will include general merchandise and retail services, grocery, and related services. The project is located at 2400 Seneca Street in the Town of West Seneca, New York.

Contact: Robert Niederpruem, Jr., Town of West Seneca, 1250 Union Street, West Seneca, NY 14224, Phone: (716) 674-5600.



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