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ENB - Region 9 Notices 5/30/2012

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The New York State College of Ceramics, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York State College of Ceramics Health and Wellness Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 30,000 square foot facility design as social space for athletic recreation. It will serve the general public including faculty, staff and student of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In addition to a large gym, the building will contain locker rooms, a multipurpose room (for fitness classes like yoga, karate, and zoomba), and a supervisor's office.

The site of the proposed project is on the campus adjacent to North Main Street in a large asphalt parking lot between the existing Alfred University McLane Athletic Building and existing tennis courts to the North. The new Health and Wellness Center addition will connect to the McLane Athletic building and occupy part of the existing parking lot.

Proposed plantings and rows of trees will create an attractive, densely planted space on the East side and main entrance of the building. These plantings follow the building facade to the North and across a densely planted slope on the North side of the building adjacent to the tennis courts. Grade slopes ten feet from the main entry to a pedestrian walkway and the tennis courts below. A walkway and stairs will lead down the slope on the East and West sides of the building and will provide a connection from the new addition to the Campus walkway system and tennis courts. The West side of the building slopes up from the ground floor to the first floor and adjacent North Main Street. The slope up to the building and at street level are proposed to be planted with trees shrubs and ornamental grasses.

The project is located on the Alfred University campus on North Main Street in Alfred, New York.

Contact: Linda E. Jones, Alfred University, 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802, Phone: (607) 871-2766, E-mail: Jones@alfred.edu.

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Ellicottville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Text Amendment to Town of Ellicottville Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to the Town of Ellicottville Comprehensive Plan to add a new sub-section J to Section 8.2 Land Use Policies, in order to address issues related to High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing techniques. The amendment briefly describes the hydrofracking procedure and the current status of oil and gas well drilling in Ellicottville. The amendments then discuss several significant features in Ellicottville that have the potential to be adversely affected by hydrofracking. Policies to address issues of concern are proposed. The project is located throughout the Town of Ellicottville, New York.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town of Ellicottville, Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY, Phone: (716) 373-2289.

Erie County - The Buffalo Sewer Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed CSO Outfall No. 060 Partial Sewer Separation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of new green infrastructure improvements and new storm sewers within the existing City of Buffalo street rights-of-way to redirect storm water runoff to Scajaquada Creek through the existing CSO Outfall No. 060. The project includes construction of approximately 7,200 linear feet of new storm sewers ranging in size from 12 inches to 30 inches and includes replacement of receivers and the addition of new manholes. The project is bounded by Forest Avenue between Delaware Avenue and Grant Street and Bird Avenue in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Oluwole A. McFoy, Buffalo Sewer Authority, 1038 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-4664, E-mail: omcfoy@sa.ci.buffalo.ny.

Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Erie and Wyoming Counties - The Town of Sardinia Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Tri County Business Park. The Final GEIS is available from the Town of Sardinia Town Hall, 12320 Savage, Road Sardinia, NY 14134 and on line at: www.erie.gov/sardinia/notices.asp.

The action involves the development of the new Tri-County Business Park located on approximately 210 acres. The project will be for development of commercial, industrial and mixed family residential uses. The project includes infrastructure improvements, new roadway construction, stormwater management and subdivision of land. The project is located in the Towns of Sardinia and Arcade along NYS Route 16 in Erie and Wyoming Counties, New York.

Contact: Bob Hill, Town of Sardinia, 12320 Savage Road, Sardinia, NY 14134, Phone: (716) 496-8900, E-mail: bronco15@roadrunner.com.

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