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ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/4/2011

Negative Declaration

Broome County - Broome County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Runway Safety Area Improvements on Runway 34 at Greater Binghamton Airport will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves extending the Runway Safety Area by approximaely 600 feet to meet Federal Aviation Administration standards. The project will also require realignment of a portion of Commercial Drive in the project area. The project is located in the Town of Maine, New York.

Contact: David Hickling, Greater Binghamton Airport, 2534 Airport Road, Johnson City, NY 13790, Phone: (607) 763-4471, E-mail: dhickling@co.broome.ny.us.

Madison County - The Nelson Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Erieville Water District, Town Law section 202-b Capital Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed capital improvements to the facilities of the Erieville Water District generally consisting of the replacement of the existing water storage tank, the development of two potable groundwater supply drinking sources and to provide adequate treatment for groundwater sources. The project is located in Erieville Hamlet around intersecton of Erieville, Dugway and Eaton Brook Roads, Town of Nelson, New York.

Contact: Roger Bradstreet, 4085 Nelson Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Phone: (315) 655-8582.

Oswego County - The Town of Oswego Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUNY Oswego Student Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 1 building that will be 4 stories and the total number of beds will be 403, or 116 apartment units. The site will also include a parking lot for 303 parking spaces. Associated site work includes access roads, walkways, site lighting, landscaping, stormwater management basins, and an on-site waste water treatment plant. Associated utility work includes off-site and on-site fire and domestic water supply, on-site stormwater drainage facilities, and also includes erosion and sediment control facilities. The project is located at 2733 County Route 7, Johnson Road, Oswego, NY 13126.

Contact: Judith Sabin-Watson, Town of Oswego, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 343-2424.

Tompkins County - The Town Board of the Town of Groton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law #1 for the Year 2011 entitled the Town of Groton Land Use and Development Code of 2011 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The current Town of Groton Land Use & Development Code was adopted in 1995. Thorough review and updating was needed to reflect current trends, technologies and laws. Some regulations conflicted from page to page or were unclear and needed to be rewritten in concise and easy to understand language. Because of numerous amendments, additions and related laws, there was a strong desire to create one document that will address all zoning issues. The Town of Groton Land Use & Development Code of 2011 will: (1) Incorporate all amendments and additions to the Code since 1995; (2) Incorporate or supercede antiquated laws or ordinances that are zoning related including the Junk Yard Ordinance of 1970, the Mobile Home Ordinance of 1988, the Swimming Pool Ordinance of 1972, and the Unsafe Building Law of 1978; (3) Include as appendices certain related laws; (4) Present regulations for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals that reflect the actual policies and procedures that these boards have developed and used over the years; (5) Create a zoning map that reflects current land uses with district boundaries that follow lot lines rather than strips of land measuring a certain number of feet that result in lots being bisected by district boundaries; (6) Maintain the majority of the land in the Town as a Rural Agricultural District; (7) Encourage industrial and commercial development adjacent to the Village of Groton industrial park; (8) Safeguard existing businesses and provide opportunity for future businesses and home occupations; (9) Provide for a variety of housing opportunities; (10) Create a code that is tailored to the Town of Groton, its land and its people. The project location is the geographical area of Town of Groton (excludes Village of Groton), New York.

Contact: Glenn Morey, Town of Groton, PO Box 36, Groton, NY 13073, Phone: (607) 898-5102.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Tompkins County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cayuga Inlet Dredging and Sediment Maintenance Facility may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session was held on March 31, 2001 in the City of Ithaca and a DEIS is currently being prepared. The action involves developing and maintaining a sediment management facility on City of Ithaca property to handle the disposal of dredged sediments from the Cayuga Inlet and Cascadilla Creek. The project is located on the City of Ithaca property off Elmira Road behind Walmart and Lowes.

For more information: the project website is http://www.ecologicllc.com/ithacacredging.html and it includes the EAF, Scope and other related documents. This project website shall be updated regularly with new information as it becomes available.

Contact: Joe Dlugolenski, NYS DEC Environmental Permits, Region 7, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095 ext. 233.

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