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ENB - Region 9 Notices 5/6/2015

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gernatt Asphalt Products Vaughn Gravel Pit Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to modify their current permit for the mining of sand and gravel and material processing. The modification involves alteration of the existing reclamation plan on the Gentner portion of the Vaughn Deposit. In addition, the excavation depth within this mining area is proposed to be below the groundwater table to a maximum depth of 67.0 feet. The Gentner portion of the mine is approximately 50 acres in size and the current reclamation objective is agricultural. The proposed modification plan is to create a lake approximately 43.0 acres in size with a maximum depth of 67.0 feet.

The Vaughn Deposit Gravel Pit is located on the north side of Middle Road, approximately 350 feet west of New York State Route 240, in the Town of Concord, New York. The Gentner portion of the mine is approximately 1,550 feet north of Middle Road and 1,800 feet east of Sharp Street.

Contact: Mark F. Passuite, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.


Erie County - The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Springville Smart Growth Project- Village Center Enhancements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves streetscape improvements within the central business district on Franklin Street (from North Buffalo Street to Main Street) and all of Mechanic Street (from Main Street to Franklin Street). All work will occur within the previously disturbed road right-of-way. Planned improvements are partially located In the Main-Mechanic Streets Historic District, and adjacent to the National Register listed United States Post Office and the First Baptist Church of Springville. Specifics include: replacing unnecessary paved areas with landscaping; calming vehicular traffic; adding pedestrian walkways and seating areas; clarifying traffic patterns; improving stormwater runoff; and improving the overall aesthetic of the area. The project is located on Mechanic Street and Franklin Street in the Village of Springville, New York.

Contact: Marie Thornton, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 858-7836, E-mail: Marie.Thomton@erie.gov.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gates Circle Redevelopment / Medical Services Building Demolition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of the former Medical Services Building to make way for future development. The Medical Services Building, or Building "B" was constructed in 1973 and included outpatient service areas, clinical space, training areas and an elevator tower connecting it with the pre-existing hospital tower (A tower). The removal of Building B is necessary to create additional space on the site for redevelopment because the structure does not lend itself to reuse for the commercial or residential uses intended for the site. The project is located at 3 Gates Circle in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pilgrim Village Redevelopment I Campus Square will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of the block bounded by East North Street, Michigan Avenue, Best Street and Ellicott Street, including land owned by the Applicants and an adjacent parcel owned by Cornerstone Manor, L.P. (Affected Parcels); the subdividing the land comprising the Site; the demolition of five of Pilgrim Village's existing buildings; the construction of a new building approximately 92 feet in height, which will contain approximately 150 residential units and approximately 57,076 square feet of non-residential space that will include commercial uses and non-profit fine arts schools, and which will require an Area Variance for building height; the rehabilitation of other existing multi-family residential buildings on and adjacent to the Site; and the construction of a 4 story, 200 space parking structure to serve the Site. The project is located at 903 Ellicott Street, in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029.


Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dan Gernatt Gravel Products Inc. Vail Road Pit Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing surface unconsolidated sand and gravel mine by an additional 7.5 acres. The expansion will be on the north side of Vail Road west adjacent to the existing mine and will not involve any changes in mine operating procedures or reclamation objectives. The project is located on Vail Road in the Town of Collins, New York.

Contact: Michelle Woznick, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 923-3629, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.


Wyoming County - The Village Board of the Village of Warsaw, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a proposed Local Law entitled "Amendment to the Zoning Code of the Village of Warsaw to Add Specific Parcels at Grade to the GB- General Business District and CB- Central Business District and Add § 163-69 to Article X of the GB General Business District". The project is located throughout the Village of Warsaw, New York.

Contact: Joseph Robinson, Village of Warsaw, 15 South Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569, Phone: (585) 786-2120.


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