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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/21/2012

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID # 907002, the Dinsbier Road Landfill site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located on Dinsbier Road, in the Town of Chautauqua, NY. Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than December 21, 2012. Information regarding the site, the proposed delisting, and how to submit comments electronically can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to: Martin Doster, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: mldoster@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Bajwa Property Holdings, LLC for a site known as the Niagara Street Market, site ID #C932159. This site is located in the City of Niagara Falls, within the County of Niagara, and is located at 710 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than December 21, 2012. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Michael Hinton, NYS DEC - Region 9, of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: mjhinton@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tops Markets Plaza Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the redevelopment of the Tops Plaza at the southwestern corner of Grant and Amherst Streets in the City of Buffalo. The redevelopment will include: (1) updating and revamping the existing store and façade; (2) improving pedestrian and bicycle access to the store, including installation of new sidewalks and traffic control devices; (3) revising and enhancing the safety of the plaza traffic system; (4) enhancing the views from the nearby bike path by providing adequate screening; (5) providing a safer entrance-way from the bike path to the site, including new vegetation, seating for pedestrians, and bike racks; (6) increasing green-space at the site by removing unneeded impervious surfaces; (7) upgrading the drainage system for the entire site, including the portion of the site not controlled by Tops, thereby greatly improving the quality of stormwater draining from the site; (8) installing landscape enhancements, including additional vegetation and green space, and a raised curb which will reduce the likelihood of overflow during storm events reaching the Creek; and (9) construction of an on-site fuel facility. The project is located at 333/345 Amherst Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Martin Grunzweig, City of Buffalo, City Hall, Room 901, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5085.


Positive Declaration

Chautauqua County - The County of Chautauqua, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Development and Implementation of a Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the development and implementation of the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan (SAVMP) ,a multi-phased project that will consist of: (1) identifying the problems to be addressed through a SAVMP for Chautauqua Lake; (2) collecting technical baseline information to define the existing condition of the water
quality and biological resources; (3) mapping the watershed and the littoral zone and collecting data through a bathymetric survey; (4) completing a beneficial use study; (5) mapping and identifying submergent and emergent aquatic plants; (6) identify environmental and ecologically sensitive areas; (7) identifying possible management alternatives and assessing feasibility; (8) developing an implementation plan with monitoring controls; and (9) completing community outreach activities including organizing and holding public meetings throughout the process to collect information and community opinions. The project is located on Chautauqua Lake, New York.

Contact: Mark Geise, Chautauqua County, 200 Harrison Street, Jamestown, NY 14761, Phone: (716)0661-8912, E-mail: GeiseM@co.chautauqua.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Niagara County - The Niagara County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Niagara County Emergency Communications Project. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on December 4, 2012 at 6:50 p.m. at the Niagara County Courthouse, Legislative Chambers, 175 Hawley Street, Lockport, NY. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until December 28, 2012. The Draft GEIS is available from the Niagara County Courthouse, Clerk of the Legislature's Office, 175 Hawley Street, Lockport, NY 14094 and on line at: www.niagaracounty.com.

The action involves a proposal by Niagara 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 Niagara 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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