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ENB - Region 9 Notices 2/11/2015

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gernatt Freedom Plant/Borer Deposit Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of 20.2 acres near the center of the western property line of the mine and a 1.4 acre isolated wetland located immediately north of the processing plant for the purpose of sand and gravel mining. There will be no excavation into the groundwater table and no other changes proposed to the existing mining operation. The Western Acreage will be reclaimed to land suitable for agriculture. The project is located east of the hamlet of Sandusky and north of State Route 98 in the Town of Freedom, New York.

Contact: Charles D Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub Office, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706, Phone: (716) 372-0645, E-mail:

Positive Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Highland Park Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Highland Park Village, LLC, to redevelop the former Central Park Plaza site in the City of Buffalo by creating a new residential area called Highland Park. The new development will contain approximately 725 housing units and a limited amount of supporting commercial space. The applicant intends to reconnect three streets (Hill Street, Wade Avenue and Chalmers Avenue) that are currently interrupted by the plaza's large footprint, and to create a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-income development that will help to unite surrounding parts of the Fillmore-Leroy neighborhood. The applicant has submitted a request for subdivision of land at the Site, and future submissions for Site Plan Approval, any needed variances and other required approvals will be made when appropriate as the project moves forward. The project is located on Manhattan Avenue, Central Park Avenue, Holden Street, Bennett Village Terrace in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Morrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail:

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