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ENB - Region 9 Notices 2/20/2013

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Lackawanna Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Welded Tube USA Proposed Manufacturing Facility and Road Access will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to construct and operate a cold formed steel pipe and tube manufacturing facility. The project will be located within the 149 acre Phase III Business Park Area (Phase III Business Park), on the former Bethlehem Steel manufacturing complex. Specifically, the project will be located on the north side of Smokes Creek on parcels III-7 and III-8, the area of which totals approximately 45 acres. The project includes the construction of an approximately 109,000 square foot, single story, approximately 40 foot high, engineered steel and insulated building which will house the production line. Outdoor storage of the finished product will be spread across approximately ten (10) acres of the site. The project will also include surface parking for 82 cars and office space. Later phases will include the construction of an approximately 34,000 square foot building to house a "Hydrotester" which is used to test the pipe for defects, and the construction of an additional 30,000 square foot building to house additional operations. The project has been amended to include a new access road that will connect to Route 5 across from Dona Street and a new waterline within this new road alignment. This new infrastructure will require Erie County bonding to acquire and construct these improvements. Rail access will be extended into the site with the construction of a new spur using the existing rails. The project is located 1951 Hamburg Turnpike in the City of Lackawanna, New York.

Contact: Ralph Miranda, City of Lackawanna, 714 Ridge Road, Room 311 City Hall, Lackawanna, NY, Phone: (716 827-6421.

Erie County - The Erie County Department of Public Works, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ralph Wilson Stadium and Associated Support Facilities Capital Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for a capital improvement project for renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium and Training Facility. The project includes the construction of three new buildings; a retail Team Store near Abbott Road; a Commissary Building and an Operations Building, both located at the east end of the existing stadium. Building expansions to the existing Training Center structure are also proposed. Site improvements include the development of a pedestrian-oriented West Plaza located along Abbott Road. The West Plaza will include lighting and pylons to honor Bills Hall of Fame players and the Team Store. A series of new entrance gates will enhance ingress and egress. Accessible parking and security fencing improvements will be made. The seating capacity of the stadium will not be changed. There will be no increase in parking requirements for events and utility capacity requirements will be negligible for energy and water consumption. Improvements to stadium interior include renovations of Dugout Boxes, Press Boxes, some concession areas, the former administration building, restrooms, and tunnel structure to the field. The project is located at 1 Bills Drive in the Town of Orchard Park, New York.

Contact: Thomas J. Dearing, Erie County, 95 Franklin Street, 10th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 858-7256, E-mail: thomas.dearing@erie.gov.

Niagara County - The Town of Lewiston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Code Update and Map Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Lewiston Town Board's proposed new zoning text and a new zoning map. Some new zoning districts have been created, including new mixed use zones, and revisions have been made to other sections of the Code. The intent of the new zoning code and map is to better guide development, redevelopment and growth in the Town of Lewiston in a manner consistent with the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan Update. The project is located throughout the Town of Lewiston, New York.

Contact: Ellen L. Parker, Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers, 140 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 201, Amherst, New York 14228, Phone: (716) 688-0766.

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