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ENB - Region 8 Notices 8/12/2015

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Rochester City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rochester City School District Wilson Foundation Turf Field will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing natural turf multiple use game field with an artificial turf surface and the addition of four 80 foot light poles. The project is located at the Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee Street in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Eric Hansen, Rochester City School District, 835 Hudson Avenue, Building 3, Rochester, NY 14621, Phone: (585) 336-4016, E-mail: eric.hansen@rcsdk12.org.


Yates County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greenidge Station Reactivation and SPDES Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the sponsor, Greenidge Generation, LLC, to reactivate the Greenidge Generating Station (Greenidge Station). Greenidge Station was in operation as early as the 1930's, with Unit 4 installed in 1953. In 2006 significant improvements to emission control equipment were installed on Unit 4 and in 2011 the plant was placed in protective lay-up status and has not operated since March, 2011. The proposal would reactivate Unit 4 with a generating capacity of 107 MW. The plant will not operate on coal. Instead, the facility will be operated on a combination of biomass, natural gas, and minimal amounts of waste oil, all of which were previously authorized in the prior Title V permit for the facility. Subsequent to the reactivation, the sponsor will convert Unit to burn natural-gas as its primary fuel. (A new natural gas pipeline would be constructed to service the site, which would be reviewed under the Article VII process governed by the New York State Department of Public Service separate from this SEQR action.) In addition to processing applications for Title IV and Title V permits (air pollution control), the Department also proposes to renew and modify the facility's existing SPDES permit to incorporate requirements to install cylindrical wedge wire intake screens on the plant's cooling water intakes and install variable speed cooling water pumps on Unit 4 as "Best Technology Available" to address requirements under the federal Clean Water Act to reduce fish mortality (i.e., impingement and entrainment). The project is located at 590 Plant Road in Dresden, Town of Torrey, New York.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC- Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5400, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Monroe County - The Town of Brighton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Palazzo Plaza may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted by the contact person listed below until 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015. A public scoping session will be held on September 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton, NY 14618.

The action involves an application for Incentive Zoning of all or part of four parcels, with a total project area of 10.1 acres, on the northeast side of Monroe Avenue, between Clover Street and the northbound access ramp of NYS Route 590, in the Town of Brighton, New York. The application proposes combining and redeveloping the parcels mentioned above as a specialty grocer, specialty coffee shop, community bank, and other community retail tenants. The redevelopment will result in the construction of approximately 90,000 square feet of retail space.

Contact: Ramsey A. Boehner, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, Phone: (585)784-5229, E-mail: ramsey.boehner@townofbrighton.org.


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