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ENB - Region 7 Notices 10/7/2015

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan from TRW Automotive U.S. LLC for a site known as the Former TRW Union Springs Facility, site ID #C706019. This site is located in the Village of Union Springs, within the County of Cayuga, and is located at 107 Salem Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 6, 2015. A copy of the application, Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Springport Public Library, 171 Cayuga Street, P.O. Box 501, Unions Springs, NY 13160. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Kevin Kelly, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7551, E-mail: kevin.kelly@dec.ny.gov.

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Madison County has issued a Draft Request For Proposals (RFP) dated September 30, 2015 to request comments from companies that are interested in developing a facility in the County's Agriculture and Renewable Energy (ARE) Park located in the Town of Lincoln at the County's landfill site on Buyea Road that will use non-recyclable plastic material from Madison County and elsewhere to produce oil products. Interested companies should request a copy of the Draft RFP from Kipp Hicks, Madison County Industrial Development Agency, 3215 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota, NY 13032, Phone: (315) 697-9817, Fax: (315) 697-8169, E-mail: director@madisoncountyida.com. A pre-proposal conference and site visit will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on October 28, 2015. Comments on this Draft RFP must be submitted in writing by 3:00 p.m. on December 15, 2015, to the contact person listed below. A Final RFP is expected to be issued in January 2016. Written proposals submitted in response to that Final RFP are expected to be required from interested companies by March 1, 2016. These dates may be changed in the Final RFP. A separate public notice will be issued for the Final RFP prior to its issuance.

Contact: Kipp Hicks, Madison County Industrial Development Agency, 3215 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota, NY 13032, Phone: (315) 697-9817, Fax: (315) 697-8169, E-mail: director@madisoncountyida.com.


Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Caitlin Julia Enterprises LLC - O'Toole Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 52 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 77.49 acre parcel east of Oak Hill Road in the Village of Moravia, New York. The project site is the applicant's property in the northeast corner of the Village of Moravia. This mine was previously operated as a sand and gravel mine. An existing access roadway will be used as the mine entrance from Oak Hill Road. The first 400 feet of this entrance is paved. Excavation will be done with a front end loader standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 270,000 cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 48 year operational life of the mine. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. Topsoil will be stockpiled for reclamation. Screening and crushing operations will also be conducted on site. Processing rates for the screen and crushing equipment operations will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Finished mine areas will be reclaimed to stabilize disturbed surfaces as soon as possible and to allow completed mine areas to be returned to crop fields. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine (LOM) area is 52 acres.

Contact: Elizabeth Tracy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7488, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Tompkins County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Verizon Wireless Cell Tower will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 199 foot telecommunications tower near habitat of a Northern Harrier, a Threatened species. Potential impacts minimized by relocating tower to edge of grassland habitat and limiting construction during non-breeding season. Coordination of Incidental Take permit application has been performed with the Town of Newfield. The project is located at 126 Tupper Road in Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Joe Dlugolenski, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Ave, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone:(607) 753-3095, extension 233, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hotel Ithaca Modernization will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A project on this site was approved on 7/24/12. The applicant has since redesigned the project and now seeks Site Plan Approval for a new proposal. The new proposal is for construction of a five-story wing with first- and second-floor connections to the existing building. These connections will create a new pre-function area on the north side of the existing ballroom, new break-out rooms, and a new fitness center. Site improvements will include new landscaping, walkways, and site furnishings. Vehicular circulation will remain the same, but parking throughout the site will be reorganized, resulting in a reduction from 106 to 97 spaces. Site demolition will include the removal of the north and west multi-story wings, as well as paving and some landscaping. The project is in the CDB-100 Zoning District and is contiguous to the Henry St. John Local Historic District. The Lead Agency amended the Negative Declaration issued on 3/27/12. The project is located at 222 South Cayuga Street in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Onondaga County - The Port of Oswego Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed CenterState NY Inland Port may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jamesville Elementary School, 6409 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078.

The action involves a proposal by the Port of Oswego Authority to construct an intermodal terminal facility, CenterState NY Inland Port, along the north side of Interstate 481 in the Towns of Dewitt and Onondaga, New York. The Inland Port will handle, warehouse, and ship containerized and bulk cargo between CenterState NY region and the Port of NY/NJ. The Inland Port will provide a centralized location in New York State for freight transportation capabilities and value-added logistics capabilities, with the capacity to enhance manufacturers' storage and inventory management. The Project will reduce costs for regional manufacturers, allowing for the provision of long-term jobs and career building, company and industry growth, and increases in exports in accordance with regional and national export initiatives.

Contact: Zelko Kirincich, Port of Oswego Authority, 1 East 2nd Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 343-4503, E-mail: ZKirincich@portoswego.com.


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