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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/24/2013

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Town Board of the Town of Brutus, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to the Town of Brutus Agricultural Residential (AR) Zoning Regulations and Zoning Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the following changes to Brutus Zoning for Agriculture:

  1. Add to Zoning Article II, Definitions-"Agriculture"; "Agricultural Tourism", "Ag-Tourism", and/or "Agri-Tourism"... "Agriculturally related products"; "Non-agriculturally related products"; "Agriculturally related uses"; "Non-agriculturally related uses".
  2. Add to Parking, Article VII-"(11) Agricultural Tourism and Seasonal Agricultural Uses".
  3. Add to Signs, Section 125-47-"(13) Agricultural Tourism and Seasonal Agricultural Uses Seasonal signs may be erected for a limited period of time...".
  4. Revise Special Permit review procedures as follows: Rename Article XI "Appeals, Interpretations and Special Permits-Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board". Revise Section 125-88 to state that Special Permit review and approval shifts from ZBA to PB. Whenever the phrase "Zoning Board of Appeals" appears in Section 125-88 of the Brutus Zoning Law, that phrase will be removed and replaced with the phrase "Planning Board".
  5. Revise AR Use Regulations.
  6. Revise the C-I Use Regulations to allow all agricultural activities as a permitted use, by changing 125-13(1).

The Brutus Town Board amended the Brutus Town Zoning map as follows: Parcels in the Residential (R) Zone are hereby placed in the Agricultural Residential (AR) Zone.

The project is located throughout the Town of Brutus, New York.

Contact: Mary Kae Brentlinger, Town of Brutus, 9021 North Seneca Street, Weedsport, NY 13166, Phone: (315) 834-9398, E-mail: townofbrutus@centralny.twcbc.com.

Tompkins County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Alternative Waste Services, Inc. Municipal Solid Wastes and Construction and Demolition Debris Transfer Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a new solid waste transfer station that accepts municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition debris, as defined in 6 NYCRR 360-1.2(b), at its facility on Bishop Road in the Town of Newfield, New York. The property is 11.53 acres. The proposed project involves the construction of a solid waste transfer station on approximately 2.3 acres. The facility includes the construction of a 2,750 square foot building for the delivery, sorting and transfer of solid waste and installation of a truck scale. The facility will accept 150 tons per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and commercial and household waste. Materials such as hard fill, clean wood and recyclables (metal, plastic, glass, etc.) will be recovered and clean wood will be processed for wood chips and mulch. The facility will not accept hazardous, industrial, liquid or medical waste.

Contact: David L. Bimber, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7440, E-mail: dep.r7@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Cortland County - The Cortland County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cortland Crown City Wind Energy Project. Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held as follows:

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Solon Sportsman Club
4475 Sportsman Road
Solon, NY 13040

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cortland County Office Building Auditorium
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hartnett Elementary School
6337 Academy Street
Truxton, NY 13158

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 26, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from the Cortland County Office Building, the Cortland Free Library, the Lamont Free Library, the Phillips Free Library, the Kellogg Free Library, the Truxton Senior Center, and the Town Clerk's office in the Towns of Cortlandville, Truxton, Solon, and Homer and on line at: www.cortland-co.org.

The action involves a proposal by Air Energy TCI Inc. (TCI) develop a wind-powered generating facility in the Towns of Cortlandville, Homer, Solon, and Truxton in Cortland County, New York. The Project includes 44 wind turbines, which will deliver up to 71 MW of electrical power to the New York State grid. In addition to the wind turbines, the project involves construction of associated components including two permanent meteorological towers, a system of gravel access roads, buried 34.5 kilovolt (kV) electrical collector lines, an operation and maintenance (O&M) building, and a collection and transforming substation. To deliver power to the New York State power grid, the Project Sponsor proposes to construct a 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, and a Point of Interconnection facility located adjacent to an existing 115 kV transmission line south of East River Road in Homer, NY. The transmission route will be approximately 0.5 mile in length.

The proposed Project is located on approximately 7,500 acres of leased land, or land that is currently under negotiation to lease. Project construction is anticipated to occur in a single phase, starting in the late spring of 2015, and be completed by December 31 of that year. The wind turbine currently proposed is the GE 1.6 - 100 wind turbine which has a minimum cut-in wind speed of approximately 7 miles per hour required to generate electricity.

Contact: Jeremy Boylan, Cortland County Legislature, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-5049, E-mail: jboylan@cortland-co.org.

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