Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Region 9 Notices 4/29/2015

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID #932099, known as the Schreck's Scrapyard site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located in the City of North Tonawanda, within the County of Niagara, and is located at 55 Schenck Street. Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than May 31, 2015. Information regarding the site, the proposed delisting, and how to submit comments electronically can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to: Glenn May, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: glenn.may@dec.ny.gov.

To have information such as this notice sent right to your e-mail, sign up with county e-mail listservs available at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.


Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Allegany State Park - Limestone Storage Field Lease will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of a lease by the State of New York (through the New York State Office of General Services on behalf of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation) authorizing the National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) to continue to operate an existing subsurface natural gas storage facility within Allegany State Park, known as the Limestone Storage Field. The proposed new lease will authorize National Fuel to maintain and operate existing wells, roads and pipelines associated with the storage field for the sole purpose of storing natural gas in the underlying geological formation known as the Oriskany Sandstone, located at a depth of approximately 4,200 feet below the surface. The Limestone Storage Field has been operated in the park since 1964 under a lease, originally issued by New York State to the Felmont Oil Company and acquired by National Fuel in 1990. The storage field currently contains 14 wells, 9.7 miles of pipeline, other equipment, and a system of gravel access roads and rights of way (collectively, the Facilities) in the park (Figure 1). This field is a key part of existing infrastructure that provides natural gas service to several western New York counties. The original 50 year lease expired in June, 2014. At that time, NYS OPRHP and National Fuel entered into a one-year extension, to provide time for the parties to negotiate a new long-term lease. The proposed new lease defines the Limestone Storage Field to include 8,429 acres, which is a reduction of 1,606 acres from the existing lease. The proposed new 15 year lease limits National Fuel's activities on the surface of Allegany State Park to the footprint of existing wells and facilities (the footprint of current cleared areas and roads totals approximately 50 acres configured in linear corridors). The project is located at the Allegany State Park in the Town of Red House, New York.

Contact: Karen Terbush, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Karen.terbush@parks.ny.gov.


Cattaraugus County - The Olean City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Purchase of St. Joseph's Maronite Church Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Olean City School District to purchase the St. Joseph's Maronite Church property for continued use for parking for the nearby District schools. The project is located at 331 North 4th Street, 332 North 5th Street and 330 North 5th Street in the City of Olean, New York.

Contact: Colleen Taggerty, Olean City School District, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, NY 14760, Phone: (716) 375-8018, E-mail: CTaggerty@olean.wnyric.org.


Erie County - The Lancaster Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2015 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves among other actions the:

  • The Lancaster High School: Includes building and site improvements, including the implementation/replacement of masonry restoration, exterior doors and windows, among other work, construction of certain interior walls and doors as more fully identified in the project plans on file as well as site improvements including replacement/upgrade of certain athletic facilities as the addition of pavement and drainage improvements, as well as additional improvements and renovations.
  • The New Transportation Building, site improvements including storage tanks and Salt Storage Building: Includes relocating the bus facility currently located on the existing high school campus to a new 18 acre parcel located on Walden Avenue, to include a new facility and a salt storage building and fuel island, as well as additional improvements.
  • The Lancaster Middle School: Includes internal and external building improvements including masonry restoration, replacement of exterior doors and windows, the installation of various controls and other measures, construction and/or replacement or upgrades to interior walls and other features, as more fully identified in project plans on file, as well as additional improvements and renovations.
  • Como Park Elementary School: Includes building and site improvements including replacement of exterior doors, windows and replacement or upgrades to controls, and systems as more fully set forth in the project plans on file, as well as additional improvements and renovations.
  • Court Street Elementary School: Includes building renovations including masonry restoration, exterior doors and windows, and building access controls, floors and ceilings, internal and external controls, and systems as more fully set forth in the project plans on file, as well as additional improvements and renovations.
  • Hillview Elementary School: Includes building and site improvements including masonry restoration, the replacement or upgrades to exterior doors and windows, and controls, re-construction of various interior walls and doors as more fully set forth in the project plans on file, and site work including additional improvements and renovations.
  • John A. Sciole Elementary School: Includes building and site improvements, including internal and external electrical distribution work, various systems upgrades as more fully set forth in the Project plans on file as well as site work and additional improvements and renovations.
  • Central Elementary School: includes building and site improvements, including renovations to include masonry restoration, replacement and/or upgrades to exterior doors and windows, and various control and system upgrades as well re-construction of various internal features as set forth fully in plans on file and similar improvements and upgrades will also be completed.

    The project locations are various and include the school campuses and other buildings associated with the District's operations as well as a site where the proposed new transportation building and operations will be constructed including:

Lancaster High School
1 Forton Drive
Lancaster, New York

New Transportation Building
4082 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York

Lancaster Middle School
148 Aurora Street,
Lancaster New York

Como Park Elementary School
1985 Como Park Boulevard
Lancaster, New York

Court Street Elementary School
91 Court Street
Lancaster, New York

Hillview Elementary School
11 Pleasantview Drive
Lancaster, New York

John A. Sciole Elementary School
86 Alys Drive
Depew, New York

Central Avenue Elementary School
149 Central Avenue
Lancaster, New York.

Contact: Jamie Phillips, Lancaster Central School District, 177 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, Phone: (716) 686-3212, Email: jphillips@lancasterschools.org.


Niagara County - The Town of Niagara, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed KaloCajo LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In June 2014, the Town of Niagara completed a Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) and issued a Negative Declaration regarding a proposed action which included the Town of Niagara Town Board's alienation and Municipal Home Rule Requests to the New York State Legislature for parkland alienation legislation for the Young Street Park parcel. The Town of Niagara was also contemplating the sale of the parcel to a local business proposing to construct a consumer goods shipping and receiving facility. Information which was known about the prospective redevelopment was considered during the SEQR review undertaken in June 2014, and it was anticipated that local approvals, including Town of Niagara's rezoning and site plan review, would be sought by the local business at a later date.

Subsequent to June 2014, New York State legislation has been passed to alienate the former parkland allowing it to be sold. The local business / project sponsor is under contract to purchase the property this spring and is submitting a request for rezoning and site plan application with Part 1 of a Full EAF setting forth updated information on its specific development proposal. It is noted that the proposed development could be classified as an Unlisted Action, but to be consistent with last year's Type I Action that involved alienation of a parkland, this action was conservatively classified as a Type I Action. The project sponsor proposes to construct a 25,000 - 30,000 ± square foot building with storm water management facilities, driveways connecting to Young Street, and 40 - 60 ± parking spaces for its 25 ± employees, 80 ± customers, and 10 ± delivery trucks at the site over the course of an average day. It is noted that the proposed development has been reduced in scale from what was initially contemplated last year (e.g., smaller building size, less parking spaces). The proposed use of the property remains a consumer goods shipping and receiving facility.

The project is located at 2600 Young Street in the Town of Niagara, New York.

Contact: Lee Wallace, Town of Niagara, 7105 Lockport Road, Niagara, NY 14305, Phone: (716) 297-2150, E-mail: lwallace@townofniagara.com.





  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions