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ENB - Region 9 Notices 8/15/2012

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jones Road (Brown Pit) Mining Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for the mining of sand, gravel and clay on a 31.28 acre parcel owned by D&H Materials, Inc. Excavation, activities will take place on 29.74 acres. The reclamation plan is to create 15.23 acres of agricultural land within the mine floor area and 14.51 acres will consist of slopes with inverted benches. The remaining 1.54 acres will be undisturbed. The project is located on the south side of Jones Road in the Town of Freedom, New York.

Contact: Mark F. Passuite, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov.

Erie County - The Buffalo Sewer Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a multi-year program to reduce the impact of overflows from the Buffalo Sewer Authority's (BSA) combined sewer system. The BSA system consists of approximately 850 miles of combined and separate sewers and 58 permitted combined sewer overflow points. The Clean Water Act requires that the BSA develop and implement a plan to reduce or eliminate to the greatest extent possible and as economically feasible the number of overflow events and overflow volumes associated with the combined sewer system and reduce the impact to the overflows on the water quality in the receiving water bodies.

This action is the development of a plan to eliminate and abate combined sewer overflows for the entire City of Buffalo. The impacts of specific infrastructure projects will be considered to the extent known and/or identified as part of the plan.

The project is located throughout the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: David P. Comerford, Buffalo Sewer Authority, 1038 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-4664.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Niagara County - The Niagara County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Niagara County Emergency Communications Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on August 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 175 Hawley Street, Lockport, NY.

The action involves a proposal by the County to implement an Emergency Communications Project for voice and data radio communications services to enable public safety and public service entities operating within Niagara County to better respond to and protect our citizens. The project would include development of a state-of-the-art digital trunked radio system. The proposed project is fundamentally an infrastructure, a collection of radio sites located throughout the County interconnected by a network, monitored and controlled by one or more operations centers.

The network would consist of a number of antennas collocated on existing telecommunications towers and/or sited on new towers constructed at locations yet to be determined. Additionally, one or more operations centers will be constructed and/or sited in existing facilities.

The project is located throughout Niagara County, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey M. Glatz, Niagara County, 59 Park Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: (716) 439-7006, Email: Jeff.Glatz@niagaracounty.com.

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