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ENB - Region 9 Notices 9/28/2011

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Dunkirk City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dunkirk Central School District Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed capital project at Schools 3, 4, 5, 7, the High School, and the Middle School which consists mainly of reconstruction and renovation / upgrade work to building interiors and exteriors and building systems and some site work. Nonetheless, the project was treated as a Type I action due to the involvement of School 7 which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Proposed reconstruction includes the kitchen, media center, instrumental music area, guidance suite, home economics room, CAD/technology room, bathroom, and locker room at the Middle School and media center/computer room at School 7.

Electrical (e.g., panels, fixtures, lighting, power, fire alarm, clock and public address systems), mechanical / HVAC (e.g., air handling units, dust collection system, exhaust fans, controls, air conditioning for Middle School computer room, stone wash fountains) and plumbing (e.g., bathroom fixtures, floor drain) upgrades are proposed as well as replacement and repairs of windows, doors, ceilings, flooring (including asbestos abatement), finishes, High School auditorium seats and natatorium bleachers, and athletic equipment, acoustical improvements and paint at School 3. Building exterior work at School 7 includes removing brick vents, recoating concrete foundation, re-roofing entry canopies, and repairing courtyard gates and hardware.

Site work upgrades include reconstruction of parking areas, renovating the courtyard, and adding a new canopy at the loading dock, sidewalks and ground cover at the Middle School, replacing playground equipment and lighting at the elementary schools, adding a new entry canopy and drainage improvements at School 7, and upgrading the electronic message board at the High School.

The project is located at the following addresses, all sites are in City of Dunkirk, New York.

Elementary School No. 3
742 Lamphere Street

Elementary School No. 7
348 Lake Shore Drive East

Elementary School No. 4
752 Central Avenue

Dunkirk Senior High School
75 West 6th Street

Elementary School No. 5
117 Brigham Road

Dunkirk Middle School
525 Eagle Street

Contact: Gary Cerne, City of Dunkirk Central School District, 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, NY 14048, Phone: (716) 366-9300, E-mail: gcerne@dunkirk.wnyric.org.

Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Niagara County - The Town of Cambria Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Niagara County Shovel Ready Project. The Final GEIS is available from the Cambria Town Clerk's Office, 4160 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, NY and on line at: http://www.townofcambria.com.

The action involves the rezoning of approximately 152 acres of land (which is owned by three separate property owners) from A-R (Agricultural Residential District) and B-2 (General Business District) to Planned Development (PD), and the completion of a GEIS to achieve pre-approved, shovel ready certification for the subject project under the Build Now-NY Program initiative. The objective is to qualify the property under the high technology manufacturing generic site development profile, as set forth under this program. Shovel ready certification is an ongoing component of the Build Now-NY program that gives official recognition to sites that have completed intensive state and local government review necessary to accelerate future investment and development, and are prepared to offer businesses the opportunity to break ground on a new facility in a greatly expedited process.

A Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) was prepared to assess the environmental impacts associated with the proposed action (rezoning and future development of the site). To assist with this effort, a conceptual land use scheme was developed for the site that is sufficient to identify potential environmental constraints and appropriate areas for future development on the subject property. The GEIS establishes mitigations and thresholds to guide future development at the site. It is the intent of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency to facilitate future redevelopment of the site under the Build Now - NY Shovel Ready Initiative Program and the GEIS provides information necessary for streamlining future development approvals of facilities that are in conformance with that document.

The project is located north of Lockport Road in the Town of Cambria, New York.

Contact: Wright H. Ellis, Town of Cambria, 4160 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, NY 14132-9416, Phone: (716) 433-7664.

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