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ENB - Region 9 Notices 5/15/2013

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Visual Master Plan: Grain Elevators and Bridges will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a multi-phased Project designed to create a combination of seasonal and permanent visual installations at a total of 17 locations ("Site(s)"), including fourteen (14) grain elevators and three (3) bridges ("Structures") in the City of Buffalo, New York. The Project would highlight the icons of Buffalo's powerful industrial past in a creative way that supports future improvements along the Buffalo waterfront. The Project would install static architectural lighting, kinetic lighting, video projections, and in limited locations, interactive installations, which may be equipped with motion sensors, sound equipment and/or special effects. The Project would emphasize the distinctive industrial architecture found along the urban waterfront of the Buffalo River and the Inner and Outer Harbors. The Project would retain and preserve the iconic nature of these Structures and would not alter the distinctive materials, features, spaces and spatial relationships of the Structures. The project is located along the Buffalo River, City of Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

Contact: Thomas P. Dee, Erie Canal Harbor Development Coporation, 95 Perry Street, Suite 500, Buffalo, NY 14203; Phone: (716) 846-8200; Fax (716) 846-8260.

Niagara County - The New York Power Authority (NYPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYPA/Niagara University (NU) Shared Campus Initiative will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves NYPA undertaking a construction program to improve the overall safety and security of the shared campuses between the Niagara Power Project and NU. This work will include but not be limited to roadway realignment, paving, striping, lighting, signage, security cameras, modified intersections and access into the campuses, etc. Portions of the work will be performed on property owned by NYPA, NU, NYS Department of Transportation, and National Grid. The project is located Towns of Niagara Falls and Lewiston, NY.

Contact: John M. Kahabka, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601; Phone: (914) 681-6308; Fax: (914) 287-3294; E-mail: john.kahabka@nypa.gov.

Notice of Completion and Acceptance of Draft EIS

Erie County - The Town of Clarence Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Clarence Hollow Pollution Abatement Project / Northwoods Open Space Design Subdivision. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until May 31, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from: James B. Callahan, Community Development, 1 Town Place, Clarence, NY 14301. The action involves a project related development that was not previously identified in the original Clarence Hollow Pollution Abatement DEIS/FEIS submitted in April 2001. The applicant, Cimato Construction, LLC is proposing to construct approximately 150 units of housing on acres on land situated east of Shimerville Road and north of Greiner Road in the Town of Clarence, New York. The project sponsor is proposing to utilize the Town of Clarence Open Space Design Overlay District to protect 50% of the lands (approximately 62 ± acres) in perpetuity in exchange for reduced lot sizes for residential housing. The 120 ± acre project site is located between Roll Road on the north, Thompson Road on the east, Greiner Road on the south and Shimerville Road on the west. All of the project area is located within the boundaries of the Town of Clarence, Erie County, New York.

Contact: James B. Callahan, Community Development, 1 Town Place, Clarence, NY 14031; Phone: (716) 741-8933.

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