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ENB - Region 8 Notices 4/1/2015

Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Frey Concrete Mining Permit Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves addition of 6.5 acres to mining Area #2 and mining below the water table in a 7.6 acre area within the northeast portion of existing Area #2. No other changes in the currently approved mining operations for the existing 835.8 acre surface sand and gravel mine are being proposed. A perimeter berm would be constructed along the new mining boundary prior to commencing mining in the proposed expansion area. During mining, extracted sand and gravel would be loaded into a haul truck and brought to the existing plant for processing. Other than reclaiming the below water table mining area as a pond, no other changes in the previously approved reclamation plan are proposed. The current 835.8 acre Life of Mine (LOM) was subject to prior SEQRA environmental assessments; therefore, the environmental impact assessment considered for this application is limited to the 14.1 acres to be affected by the proposed modification. The project is located on the north side of Dry Bridge Road in the Town of Alexander, New York.

Contact: Matthew Griffiths, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 E Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5469, E-mail: dep.r8@dec.ny.gov.


Monroe County - The Town Board of the Town of Penfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Penfield Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an update of the Town of Penfield's outdated, 23 year old Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The LWRP update has reduced the boundaries of the program, has addressed the subsequent adoption of the Irondequoit Bay Harbor Management Plan in 2003 and the Irondequoit Bay Harbor Management Law in 2008 and has addressed changing conditions to the areas within the boundaries of the LWRP since its adoption in 1991. The LWRP update is available for public review on the Town of Penfield website at: www.penfield.org. The project is located within the boundaries of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update in the Town of Penfield, New York.

Contact: James Costello, Town of Penfield, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526, Phone: (585) 340-8642, E-mail: costello@penfield.org.


Monroe County - The Chili Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amend Chapter 500-27, Section B(10) of the Code of the Town of Chili will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Town of Chili Code Chapter 500, Section B(10) entitled "Zoning, Agricultural Conservation Districts Regulations" to modify the regulation of structures located on land within the Agricultural Conservation (AC) zoning district. The project is located throughout the Town of Chili, New York.

Contact: Virginia L. Ignatowski, Town of Chili, 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624, Phone:(585)889-6125, E-mail: gignatowski@townofchili.org.


Monroe County - The Chili Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amend Chapter 500-27, Section 500-60.F Residential Garage of the Code of the Town of Chili will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Town of Chili Code Chapter 500, Section 500-60.F Residential Garage to modify the code as it relates to the size restriction of a residential garage. The project is located throughout the Town of Chili, New York.

Contact: Virginia L. Ignatowski, Town of Chili, 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624, Phone:(585)889-6125, E-mail: gignatowski@townofchili.org.


Steuben County - The Hornell City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Hornell City School District to undertake a capital project which will include various renovation, upgrade and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities. Since Part 1 of the EAF was circulated to potentially involved or interested agencies in September 2014, some revisions have been made to the proposed project scope. These revisions mainly reduced the items to be included in the proposed project, and the main revisions are noted below.

Building improvements will include health/safety, ADA-accessibility, and code compliance work and upgrades to building systems including various architectural, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing upgrades to building interiors and exterior envelopes. Such items include climate control upgrades, asbestos abatement, toilet room upgrades, new high-efficiency boilers, masonry repairs, clock system, solar panels, and many miscellaneous repairs and upgrades. Other proposed improvements include security, technology, and gymnasium upgrades.

Site work may include such items as replacing deteriorating parking lots, access drives, bus drop-off loops, and sidewalks at the High School (baseball field warning track improvements are no longer proposed); walkway and landscaping improvements at the Intermediate School; parking lot repairs at Bryant Elementary; parking lot addition, dumpster enclosure and concrete pad addition, and walkway replacement at Columbian Elementary; possibly parking lot and facility improvements at North Hornell Elementary (athletic field/facility improvements at North Hornell Elementary are no longer proposed); and possibly the replacement of an existing fuel island and underground petroleum tanks at the existing bus maintenance facility at the North Hornell Elementary site. The proposed project no longer includes the construction of a new bus maintenance facility near North Hornell Elementary; the existing bus maintenance site will remain in service with some upgrades proposed.

The projects are located as follows:

Hornell High School
134 Seneca Street
Hornell, New York 14843

Hornell Intermediate School
71 Buffalo Street
Hornell, New York 14843

Bryant Elementary School
173 Terry Street
Hornell, New York 14843
Columbian Elementary School
25 Pearl Street
Hornell, New York 14843

North Hornell Elementary School
1 Avondale Avenue
Hornell, New York 14843

Contact: Doug Wyant, Hornell Central School District, 25 Pearl Street, Hornell, NY 14843, Phone: (607) 324-1303, E-mail: doug.wyant@hornellcsd.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Monroe County - Monroe County, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Mill Seat Landfill Expansion. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on April 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Riga Town Hall, 6460 East Buffalo Road, Churchville, NY 14428. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2015. The Draft SEIS is available from the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, CityPlace 7100, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614; the Monroe County Mill Seat Landfill, 303 Brew Road, Bergen, NY 14416; the Town of Riga Town Hall, 6460 East Buffalo Road, Churchville, NY 14428; the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14604; the Newman Riga Library, 1 Village Park, Churchville, NY 14428; the Byron-Bergen Public Library, 13 South Lake Avenue, Bergen, NY 14416 and on line at: www.monroecounty.gov/des-millseat.php.

The action involves the expansion of the existing 98.6 acre permitted footprint of the Mill Seat Landfill with an additional 118.3 acre expansion immediately south of the existing Mill Seat Landfill. The proposal also involves the addition of ancillary infrastructure, the abandonment of a portion of O'Brien and Brew Roads, a wetland mitigation area located south of Bovee Road in the Town of Riga and a stream mitigation area in the Village of Churchville. The project is located at 303 Brew Road in the Town of Riga, New York.

Contact: Michael J. Garland, Monroe County, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 753-7600, E-mail: mgarland@monroecounty.gov.


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