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ENB - Region 7 Notices 9/28/2011

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Center Street Road Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to mine sand and gravel from a 63.67 acre life-of-mine facility on a 109.21 acre parcel owned by Cemento LLC. The project is located on Center Street Road between Chestnut Ridge Road and Cherry Street Road in the Town of Sennett, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Tracy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7488, E-mail: eatracy@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Oswego County - The City of Oswego Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Temporary Disinfection - West Side Excess Flow Management Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the temporary, seasonal disinfection to the City of Oswego's West Side Permitted Combined Sewer Outfall (CSO) Outfall No. 002. CSO Outfall No. 002 is the outfall located at the West Side Excess Flow Management Facility (EFMF) at the intersection of West First and West Schuyler Streets. The City of Oswego has entered into a Consent Decree with the United States of America and the State of New York. Among other improvements to the City's publicly-owned treatment works, the Consent Decree requires the City to disinfect any wastewaters (including sanitary sewage and/or stormwater) discharged from CSO Outfall No. 002, from June 1 through September 31 of each year, (Seasonal Disinfection), from 2011 through 2021 (Temporary Disinfection).

The disinfection system at the EFMF will be chlorination/dechlorination. Sodium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfite will be the chemicals mixed in the system. Sodium hypochlorite will be induced in the existing riser well immediately downstream of the swirl concentrator overflow. Flow will then enter a 150,000 gallon underground contact tank located in Water Street (adjacent to the facility). This tank is sized for the peak 1-year storm flow rate (62 mgd) to receive 3 minutes of chlorination and 30 seconds of dechlorination. Chemical storage and feed pumps will be located in a new Masonry Building inside the EFMF. Enclosed is a schematic of the proposed improvements to the EFMF.

The project is located at West First & West Schuyler Streets, City of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Anthony A. Leotta, City of Oswego, City Hall, 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8154.


Tompkins County - The Town of Danby, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a clarification of and amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, last amended and adopted September 22, 2003, to state and clarify the meaning, application, and import of prior uses of the term "industrial", and to further state and declare the intentions of the Town and its citizens:

(i) to maintain the rural, small town character of the Town; and
(ii) to preserve valuable and unique natural, ecological, and geographic features of the Town including, but not limited to aquifers, riparian and littoral corridors, unique natural areas, open spaces, agricultural areas, and working landscapes; and
(iii) to preserve and protect the health and welfare of the Town and its citizens by providing orderly and controlled growth, prohibiting and regulating high impact industrial and commercial uses and operations (including but not limited to high volume hydraulic fracturing), and thus preserve and protect the rural, small town character of the Town and public health and welfare.

Accordingly, certain heavy industrial uses high impact industrial and commercial operations and hydrofracking are inconsistent with rural character, neighborhoods, quality of life, and the stated desire not to pursue, develop, allow or encourage certain industrial activities or impacts within the Town of Danby. The potential for negative social, environmental and economic impacts makes certain industries and activity inconsistent and incompatible with the Town of Danby and its Comprehensive Plan.

The project is located throughout the Town of Danby, New York.

Contact: Susan Beeners, Town of Danby, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 277-0799, E-mail: sbeooers@aol.com.



Tompkins County - The Town of Danby, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Town of Danby Zoning -"Local Law Amending and Clarifying the Town of Danby, Tompkins County, New York Zoning Ordinance to Prohibit Gas and Petroleum mining and Related Activities".

This action is a clarification and amendment to the Town at Danby Zoning Ordinance to clarify and update such Ordinance by:

(i) clarifying allowed uses and distinguishing between light industrial and commercial uses and heavy impact commercial and industrial uses and operations; and
(ii) defining certain industrial uses (such as, but not limited to, natural gas and petroleum mining and related activities including high volume hydraulic fracturing and other types at fracturing); and
(iii) prohibiting natural gas and oil exploration and production, and related activities: and
(iv) prohibiting the Town's Constitutional power at supersession and adding general terms relating to invalidity and savings clauses, limitations upon Town liability and
(v) declaring such local law, being amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, to be and become immediately effective.

Accordingly, certain heavy industrial uses, high impact industrial and commercial operations, and natural gas and petroleum mining and related activities are inconsistent with rural character, neighborhoods, quality of life and the stated desire not to pursue, develop, allow, or encourage certain industrial activities or impacts with in the Town of Danby.

The project is located throughout the Town of Danby, New York.

Contact: Susan Beeners, Town of Danby, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 277-0799, E-mail: sbeooers@aol.com.


Amended Negative Declaration

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 supersede 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.

Reason for Amendment:

Section 368 of the proposed Code pertaining to Outdoor Wood Boilers was amended to be more consistent with the applicable New York State law. Section 378 of the proposed Code pertaining to Fireworks was added which provisions essentially follow New York State law. Section 361 of the proposed Code, entitled "Signs" was amended to place additional control on the placement of signs while in the Town's belief keeping such controls lawful and within constitutional standards.

The project is located throughout the Town of Groton, New York.

Contact: Glen Morey, Town of Groton, P.O. Box 36 Groton, NY 13073, Phone: (607) 898-5102.




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